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Negro Leagues uniforms are displayed at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.
BASEBALL
May 30, 2024
Negro Leagues stats added to MLB record book in landmark move
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick hailed the move as a "major milestone in baseball history."
Posters of Negro Leagues players are displayed in the outfield stands at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, during a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves in August 2020.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 29, 2024
Record books to be rewritten as MLB adopts Negro Leagues stats
The news means that some 3,400 players who competed in the Negro Leagues will now form an official part of baseball history.
Shohei Ohtani goes deep twice in the last game of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 6, 2024
Shohei Ohtani goes deep twice as Dodgers sweep Braves
Ohtani finished off his first multihomer game in a Dodgers uniform with a 464-foot rocket to center in the eighth inning.
Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber will spend this season off the pitch, after his team disclosed that he needed to undergo Tommy John surgery.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 9, 2024
MLB insiders 'pretty worried’ by rise in young pitchers' arm injuries
There is reason to believe it is getting even more challenging to keep pitchers healthy.
Andrew Chafin of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, on March 14.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 7, 2024
As more uniform flaws appear, Nike seeks solutions
Andrew Chafin has worn almost every shade and style across 11 seasons in the major leagues. The lefty has pitched in Chicago Cubbie pinstripes and the Kelly green of the Oakland A’s. He has covered his curls with the Detroit Tigers’ D, a timeless classic, and the Milwaukee Brewers’ ball-in-glove,...
A giant mural of baseball star Shohei Ohtani appears on the side of a hotel in downtown Los Angeles in March. ANA Holdings said it has reached a multi-year deal to be the official Japanese airline for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 2, 2024
ANA to be official Japanese airline of Ohtani's LA Dodgers
The carrier will also collaborate with the Dodgers in celebrating Japanese culture at heritage nights events.
People place their bets at the Fanduel sportsbook in East Rutherford, New Jersey, during the Super Bowl in February 2019.
MORE SPORTS
Mar 31, 2024
U.S. sports leagues bet on gambling. Now they’re facing its risks.
Leagues have signed lucrative marketing deals with betting apps like FanDuel and DraftKings and recent incidents have highlighted issues.
Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Naoyuki Uwasawa ton the mound against the Baltimore Orioles in a Spring Training game in Port Charlotte, Florida, on March 15.
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 28, 2024
Red Sox sign Japanese pitcher Naoyuki Uwasawa from Rays
The 30-year-old Uwasawa made the jump to MLB this offseason from the Pacific League's Nippon Ham Fighters.
Orix Buffaloes manager Satoshi Nakajima is among the employees of NPB teams who have broadened their horizons through spending time with MLB teams as part of an agreement that MLB recently canceled.
BASEBALL
Mar 27, 2024
MLB pulls plug on clubs' ties with NPB teams
The order has also forced MLB clubs to sever ties with pro teams from Mexico, Taiwan and South Korea.
Fans of Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani outside the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS
Mar 22, 2024
MLB games streamed to skeptical South Korean fans herald global shift
There’s still no dominant sports broadcaster or streamer that serves all of Asia, and that means that there will be fierce competition.
Fans watch spring training game between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, on Saturday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 18, 2024
The Angels adjust to life after Shohei Ohtani
Losing a player like Ohtani does not make any team better. But it has allowed players to breathe a little more easily.
Fans cheer during a friendly match between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Kiwoon Heroes ahead of the Major League Baseball Seoul Series in Seoul on Sunday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 18, 2024
MLB brings Shohei Ohtani, season openers and big dreams to Seoul
With a set of stars from the region, 2024 is turning out to be baseball’s moment in Asia.
Bianca Smith works with an elementary school player in Higashikawa, Hokkaido, on Jan. 29, 2024.
BASEBALL
Mar 11, 2024
Trailblazing female baseball coach Bianca Smith hopes to reach NPB in Japan
Smith was the first Black woman hired to coach by a Major League Baseball team.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Dylan Floro during spring training workouts in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 20, 2024
Owners say MLB's Nationals no longer for sale
Under the tenure of the Lerner family, the Nationals have reached the playoffs five times.
Driveline Pacific Rim director Frank Minamino (second from right) poses with Lions pitcher Kaito Yoza (left) Hawks pitcher Shuta Ishikawa (second from left) and the Lions' Kona Takahashi.
BASEBALL
Feb 2, 2024
NPB pitchers embracing Driveline Baseball method
NPB players are working with Driveline Baseball in greater numbers.
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 23.
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 18, 2023
Ohtani becomes first Japanese player to win Hank Aaron award
The award is given to the hitter with the most outstanding performance in each of the American League and the National League.
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani on deck against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Aug. 28
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 5, 2023
Shohei Ohtani decision expected 'within the week,' reports say
The free agent two-way star is projected to receive a record-setting contract worth more than $500 million.
In 2022, MLB umpires wore FTX patches on their sleeves.
SOCCER
Nov 29, 2023
MLB and Formula 1 face fraud suits for promoting FTX
Investors’ lawyers sued MLB and the other entities in U.S. federal court in Miami on Monday.
Shota Imanaga (left) and Naoyuki Uwasawa
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 28, 2023
MLB negotiation window opens for pitchers Imanaga and Uwasawa
Both left-handed starter Shota Imanaga and right-handed starter Naoyuki Uwasawa have a 45-day window to be signed.
The BayStars' Shota Imanaga is expected to draw considerable interest when he is made available to MLB teams.
BASEBALL
Nov 23, 2023
BayStars pitcher Shota Imanaga set to be posted by Monday
Once MLB notifies its 30 teams that a player has been posted, they will have 45 days to negotiate with him.

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