MLB returns with COVID-19 still big part of picture

Baseball / MLB Apr 2, 2021

MLB returns with COVID-19 still big part of picture

Not even the excitement of MLB opening day on Thursday could provide a break from COVID-19 as ballparks across the United States were left mostly empty while the game in Washington, D.C. between the Nationals and New York Mets was postponed after positive tests. Fans, ...

Nationals players shoot down virtual World Series ring ceremony

MLB May 24, 2020

Nationals players shoot down virtual World Series ring ceremony

The Washington Nationals said on Saturday they have altered plans for a virtual World Series championship ring ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic after players expressed a preference to receive the rings in person. The Nationals, who beat the Houston Astros last October to win their ...

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

Baseball / MLB Feb 7, 2019

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

The latest team to join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is the San Francisco Giants, according to a multiple reports on Wednesday. Highly sought free agent outfielder reportedly met with Giants executives this week, putting San Francisco in the mix with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White ...

Nationals owner certain Bryce Harper won't be returning

Baseball / MLB Dec 8, 2018

Nationals owner certain Bryce Harper won't be returning

If there were doubts about whether All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper would return to the Washington Nationals, team owner Mark Lerner on Friday didn't give fans any reason to be optimistic. "I really don't expect him to come back at this point," Lerner said on 106.7 ...

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

Sports | MAN ABOUT SPORTS Oct 3, 2017

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

by Dave Wiggins

Some burning questions (and answers) entering the 2017 MLB postseason. Will Cleveland and Arizona, record-breaking streakers, be able to maintain their regular season momentum? The Indians went on an American League record 22-game win streak near the end of the regular season. (The MLB mark is the ...

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

Sports Jan 22, 2017

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The term "strength and conditioning" in sports is relatively unknown in Japan, and specialty coaches are often confused with athletic trainers, who are skilled in prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Strength and conditioning is a method of improving your physical athletic ability ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 18, 2015

Fighters sign Nationals farmhand Lively

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have acquired 29-year-old right-hander Mitch Lively from the Washington Nationals on a one-year deal, the Pacific League club announced on Thursday. The 198-cm, 113-kg Lively, was 0-2 with a 2.31 ERA in 18 games this season for the Nationals' Triple-A ...