U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

Mar 23, 2017

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

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It will take time to determine whether the United States’ first World Baseball Classic title was the spark needed to ignite greater interest in the tournament in the nation from which baseball originated, and, most importantly, from its biggest stars. Those answers will have ...

Puerto Rico's blond ambition at WBC unites nation

Mar 22, 2017

Puerto Rico's blond ambition at WBC unites nation

Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island’s baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. What began ...

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

Mar 20, 2017

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

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Kenley Jansen was back in the stadium he’s called home for his entire MLB career and preparing to go practice with players he’s known for most of his life. The locker room took some getting used to though. Jansen has spent seven seasons pitching ...

Mar 18, 2017

Puerto Rico books spot in semifinals

Puerto Rico edged the United States 6-5 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic as the top finisher in second-round Pool F. Puerto Rico, runner-up in the last WBC in 2013, will play the Netherlands in the first semifinal ...

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Matsuzaka to pitch for Puerto Rico winter ball team

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka joined the Gigantes de Carolina this week to play in Puerto Rico’s winter league. The 36-year-old right-hander, who spent this past season coming back from shoulder surgery in August 2015, is scheduled to play in the winter league ...

Over 500 rescued off grounded burning ferry off San Juan

Aug 18, 2016

Over 500 rescued off grounded burning ferry off San Juan

More than 500 people were rescued from a burning ferry off the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico Wednesday, with no major injuries reported, authorities said. The Caribbean Fantasy, a passenger and cargo ferry, was abandoned to the flames after firefighters decided that continuing to ...