In a story that parallels Jamaica's 1988 Olympic bobsled team, Israel will compete in an Olympic team sport this summer for the first time since 1976.
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The former Dragons and Buffaloes player has become a fixture in Mexican baseball, helping the country qualify for the Tokyo Games by winning bronze at the 2019 Premier12 tournament.
Holding events such as skateboarding and karate has meant recruiting new people capable of bridging the gaps between organizing committee bureaucrats and inspiring athletes.
Over 10 seasons, Wells hit 277 home runs and drove in 901 runs in Nippon Professional Baseball.
After a tumultuous year away from baseball, powerful outfielder Oscar Colas said he is now ready to sign with a big league club.
A day after Yu Darvish pitched his final game of the year for the Chicago Cubs, his first pro manager on Saturday called it the right-hander's best performance in the majors. Darvish allowed two runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out six ...
Many Latin players have been locked into team-friendly NPB contracts that weren't fully explained to them.
SoftBank's Oscar Colas wants to change the terms of his deal in order to pursue a career in MLB.
The 61-year-old, who led NPB in home runs in 1988, is enjoying his new role in charge of the Wei Chuan Dragons, who will join Taiwan's pro circuit next year.
Jerry Sands may be a longshot bet to have success with the Hanshin Tigers this season, but Korean pro baseball's 2019 RBI leader has a history of bucking long odds. Sands turned pro after being selected in the 25th round of Major League Baseball's 2008 ...