Defending champion Dominican Republic blanks Venuzeula

Mar 17, 2017

Defending champion Dominican Republic blanks Venuzeula

Nelson Cruz hit his third home run of the tournament and Gregory Polanco also went deep, leading the defending World Baseball Classic champion Dominican Republic to a 3-0 victory Thursday night that pushed Venezuela to the brink of elimination. The Dominican Republic (1-1) had ...

Jones, Hosmer spark U.S. rally against Venezuela

Mar 16, 2017

Jones, Hosmer spark U.S. rally against Venezuela

On a night when well-hit balls died on the warning track, Petco Park finally yielded to a hometown favorite and the All-Star Game MVP. Adam Jones hit a tying home run leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three ...

Venezuela punches ticket to second round of WBC

Mar 14, 2017

Venezuela punches ticket to second round of WBC

Miguel Cabrera hit a tying homer and Rougned Odor delivered a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the ninth inning that carried Venezuela past Italy 4-3 on Monday night and into the second round of the World Baseball Classic. In a one-game tiebreaker ...

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Dragons sign pitchers Araujo, Rondon

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired Venezuelan pitchers Elvis Araujo and Jorge Rondon, the Central League club announced Friday. Left-hander Araujo went 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 72 major league games for the Philadelphia Phillies over the past two seasons, while Rondon, a right-hander, ...

'Santa Claus isn't coming,' recession-hit Venezuelans tell kids

Dec 23, 2016

'Santa Claus isn't coming,' recession-hit Venezuelans tell kids

As a harrowing economic crisis makes food scarce for millions of Venezuelans, many families cannot buy their children Christmas presents, decorate their home, or even host a holiday dinner. The oil-rich country is suffering the third year of a recession that has sparked product ...

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards it to Putin

Oct 8, 2016

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards it to Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honor of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The announcement came on the same day that the Nobel Committee awarded its ...

Pyongyang ready to 'counterattack' amid U.S. 'provocation'

Sep 16, 2016

Pyongyang ready to 'counterattack' amid U.S. 'provocation'

North Korea is ready to “counterattack” in the face of ongoing “provocation” from the United States, its foreign minister said Thursday amid a spike in tension caused by Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test. “The Korean people have indicated that we are ready to wage a ...

Messi to miss Venezuela game with groin injury

Sep 3, 2016

Messi to miss Venezuela game with groin injury

Lionel Messi’s triumphant Argentina comeback has been tempered by a groin injury that has forced his withdrawal from Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Venezuela. Messi, who had gone back on his decision to quit the team following its Copa America final defeat in June, ...