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Jul 7, 2016

Rose sues Dowd over rape claims

Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio that Rose raped young teen girls during spring training. Rose said ...

Cueto makes case to be NL All-Star starter

Jul 7, 2016

Cueto makes case to be NL All-Star starter

Johnny Cueto intends to pitch in next week’s All-Star Game after not getting to play in his first appearance there two years ago. If Giants manager Bruce Bochy has any say in the matter, Cueto will start in the Midsummer Classic. Cueto pitched a ...

Piniella reflects on Ichiro's career

Jul 6, 2016

Piniella reflects on Ichiro's career

Lou Piniella, who in 2001 was Ichiro Suzuki’s first big league manager, spoke Tuesday about the Japanese star’s start with the Seattle Mariners and the impact of his career. “We won 116 games (in 2001) and Ichiro was a big part of it,” Piniella, ...

Dragons beat Carp to deny Kuroda win No. 200

Jul 6, 2016

Dragons beat Carp to deny Kuroda win No. 200

Ryosuke Hirata broke a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning RBI double as the Chunichi Dragons prevented Hiroki Kuroda from recording his 200th career victory in top-flight pro ball with a 4-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp in the Central League on Wednesday. “We didn’t ...

Jul 6, 2016

Tamura garners first monthly MVP honor

Chiba Lotte Marines catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura was named the Pacific League’s position player of the month for June on Wednesday, when Nippon Professional Baseball’s monthly honor roll was announced. The 22-year-old Tamura joins Tetsuto Yamada of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, who won his fifth ...

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Jul 6, 2016

Tanaka dominates White Sox

Masahiro Tanaka made one of his best starts of the season, throwing 7⅔ scoreless innings for the New York Yankees in a 9-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. With razor-sharp command of his splitter and slider, Tanaka (6-2) had White Sox ...

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

Jul 6, 2016

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

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A year after nearly everyone picked the Hiroshima Carp to win their first Central League pennant since 1991, that elusive goal is now firmly on the agenda of the men in red. Hiroshima’s offense had scored 383 runs going into Wednesday’s games, more than ...

Jul 6, 2016

Cubs dominate All-Star Game rosters

After topping the major leagues during the first half of the season as they seek their first title in more than a century, the Chicago Cubs dominate the rosters for next week’s All-Star Game. The Cubs became the first team since the 1976 Cincinnati ...

Jul 6, 2016

Pirates' Kang investigated for sexual assault claim

Chicago police said Tuesday that they are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho. In a statement, police said a 23-year-old female reported being assaulted by Kang inside a hotel. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the Chicago woman met ...

Jul 5, 2016

Struggling Reds fire pitching coach Riggins

The Cincinnati Reds dismissed pitching coach Mark Riggins on Monday, hoping to shake up a staff with the worst ERA in the majors. Riggins was in his first season after spending the previous four years as the organization’s minor league pitching coordinator. But with ...