Stories by Ben Walker

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Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Rare obstruction call causes stir

ST. LOUIS - By Sunday morning, most everyone had become an expert on the obstruction rule. “How can u make a call like that in the World Series,” rapper Lil Wayne tweeted.
By Ben Walker

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

World Series shifts to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — From the Green Monster to the Gateway Arch. The World Series scene is shifting, and St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright couldn’t be happier.
By Ben Walker

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Expanded replay will change professional baseball

Starting next season, expanded instant replay is expected to change Major League Baseball forever.
By Ben Walker

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Boston strikes first in World Series

BOSTON — Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after the umps reversed a blown call and the Red Sox romped past sloppy St. Louis 8-1 Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive Series win.
By Ben Walker

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Red Sox, Cardinals have rich World Series history

Something special always seems to happen when the St. Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox meet in the World Series.
By Ben Walker

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Red Sox, Cardinals have history

Cardinals-Red Sox, once again in the World Series. Fully rested, they'll start Wednesday night at Fenway Park with Boston opening as a slim favorite.
By Ben Walker

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Rangers to face Rays in tiebreaker for AL wild-card

The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are pushing this regular season to game No. 163. Both teams wound up even, forcing a tiebreaker for the second AL wild-card spot.
By Ben Walker

Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Yankee fans gree A-Rod with boos

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning.
By Ben Walker

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

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UGA plans James Brown tribute

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Redcoat Band is scheduled to pay tribute to James Brown at halftime of Saturday's UGA-Georgia Tech football game in Sanford Stadium.
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