/ May 18, 2017

Marines sign Cuban outfielder Santos

The Chiba Lotte Marines have agreed on a deal worth $200,000 with Cuban outfielder Roel Santos, the Pacific League club said Thursday. The 29-year-old Santos, who throws and bats left-handed, is known for his speed and defensive skills, and served as the leadoff hitter ...

Dutch move closer to WBC semifinals with win over Cuba

Mar 15, 2017

Dutch move closer to WBC semifinals with win over Cuba

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Netherlands manager Hensley “Bam-Bam” Meulens and Andruw Jones, who is serving as one of the team’s coaches, staged an impromptu home run derby during practice on Tuesday, prompting one of the team’s staffers to remark that the Dutch had the best-hitting coaching staff in ...

Israel upsets Cuba at WBC

Mar 12, 2017

Israel upsets Cuba at WBC

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The most improbable story of the World Baseball Classic added a new chapter. Zach Borenstein hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth, and the Israel bullpen protected the lead the rest of the way in a 4-1 win over Cuba in the second ...

Israel team turning heads at 2017 WBC

Mar 12, 2017

Israel team turning heads at 2017 WBC

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They arrived together in Japan as the toasts of the first round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Israel, a squad not many expected to qualify for this tournament, pulled off three upsets in South Korea to make an improbable run into the ...

Teams makes preparations for second round

Mar 11, 2017

Teams makes preparations for second round

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Tokyo Dome was mostly silent, with only the sounds of practice ricocheting off thousands of empty seats at the Big Egg, as the 2017 World Baseball Classic took a day off to prepare for the final push to the championship round. Japan and Cuba, ...

Japan ready to begin quest for WBC title

Mar 6, 2017

Japan ready to begin quest for WBC title

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For Japan, the preparation has finally come to an end. The Japanese baseball apparatus has had the 2017 World Baseball Classic circled on its calendar almost from the moment Japan’s run in the 2013 tournament ended two wins shy of a third straight title. ...

Cuba, U.S. ink oil, toxic spill deal before Trump takes over

Jan 10, 2017

Cuba, U.S. ink oil, toxic spill deal before Trump takes over

Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. U.S. Charge d’Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis, upon signing ...