Stories by Ben Walker

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Monday, Aug 5, 2013

Suspensions affect playoff races

The playoff races took a twist Monday when Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz were suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case.
By Ben Walker

Friday, July 12, 2013

Young players shine in first half

NEW YORK - As the All-Star Game approaches next week at Citi Field, let's take a look at the first half of the season.
By Ben Walker

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Braves win eighth in a row

NEW YORK — Light-hitting pitcher Mike Minor homered for his first two RBI in the majors and struck out 10 as the Atlanta Braves posted their second win in a matter of hours.
By Ben Walker

Friday, May 10, 2013

MLB suspends umpire, fines others for blown call

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball suspended umpire Fieldin Culbreth for two games on Friday because he was in charge of the crew that allowed Astros manager Bo Porter to improperly switch relievers ...
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring games are seeing sparse crowds

Pricey tickets, cold weather and the World Baseball Classic have contributed to low attendance numbers during spring training.
By Ben Walker

Monday, March 11, 2013

Yankees GM shows interest in Chipper

VIERA, Fla. - Chipper Jones putting on pinstripes? The New York Yankees would love to have him. General manager Brian Cashman even said so Monday, expressing interest in the retired Atlanta Braves ...
By Ben Walker

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Primping has its limits at Westminter

Westminster won't tolerate PEDs - performance-enhanced dogs.
By Ben Walker

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Dog show is a respite for some owners

The 137th Westminster dog show, which starts Monday in New York, features dogs from 187 different breeds and varieties.
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Baseball's hall of fame ballot has controversial figures

The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug ...
By Ben Walker

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Melvin, Johnson honored as top managers

Bob Melvin, of the Oakland Athletics, and Davey Johnson, of the Washington Nationals, were chosen as managers of the year on Tuesday after guiding their teams to huge turnaround seasons.
By Ben Walker

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Detroit needs to pick it up in World Series

The Detroit Tigers are hoping that a switch in scenery and a flip in pitchers might help them got out of a 0-2 hole in the World Series.
By Ben Walker

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Tigers try to stay sharp for World Series

Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers have tried to stay fresh and ready to go after clinching the AL pennant early.
By Ben Walker

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Wild-card playoff games have pros and cons

Major League Baseball's "one and done" wild-card games debut today.
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Playoff picture all clear

The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees wrapped up division titles on the final day of the regular season.
By Ben Walker

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Medlen, Braves rout Mets

Kris Medlen extended Atlanta's scoreless streak to 31 innings for its best string in more than 20 years, and the Braves routed the New York Mets 11-3.
By Ben Walker

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Braves post third shutout in a row

Paul Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three consecutive shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 Friday night.
By Ben Walker

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jackson sorry for remarks

Reggie Jackson says he messed up by disparaging Alex Rodriguez, Gary Carter and other big names in baseball.
By Ben Walker

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Rangers lead All-Star picks

Josh Hamilton drew a record total of more than 11 million votes, and the slugger was among seven Rangers chosen Sunday as All-Stars.
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Braves end Yankees' streak

Chipper Jones and the Braves held on to stop the Yankees' 10-game winning streak with 4-3 victory.
By Ben Walker

Monday, June 18, 2012

Red-hot Yankees drop Braves

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees won their 10th consecutive game, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night.
By Ben Walker
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