Stories by Ronald Blum

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Bonds' conviction could be reversed

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified on performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments today on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his conviction ...
By Ronald Blum

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Pace of play among top issues for Manfred

Minutes after he was elected baseball's 10th commissioner, Rob Manfred didn't want to discuss what great issues he expects to take on when he succeeds Selig on Jan. 25.
By Ronald Blum

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Manfred chosen to succeed Selig

BALTIMORE - Rob Manfred, a high-ranking executive in Major League Baseball for many years, was chosen Thursday by the league's owners to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner, one of the most powerful ...
By Ronald Blum

Monday, July 21, 2014

Baseball, then business, for Jeter

Derek Jeter announced the launch of Jeter Publishing, a partnership with Simon & Schuster, last November and became a partner of a company encouraging healthy nutrition.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

All-Star Game marked a changing of the guard

MINNEAPOLIS - On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass.
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Trout, Jeter lead AL to win

MINNEAPOLIS - On a summer evening filled with reminders of generational change, the AL kept up nearly two decades of dominance by beating the National League 5-3 in the All-Star Game.
By Ronald Blum

Selig hints that Rose could have rose in 2015 All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS - Pete Rose might have a role to play in next year's All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.
By Ronald Blum

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Big league hitters are in major slump. Would lowering the mound help put pitchers in their place?
By Ronald Blum

Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016 labor talks

MINNEAPOLIS - Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, July 14, 2014

Dominant pitching will be on display in All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS - St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright will start the All-Star Game at Target Field against the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez.
By Ronald Blum

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Trade keeps Jeff Samardzija off NL All-Star team

NEW YORK - The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. 
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Belgium edges U.S. in extra time

SALVADOR, Brazil - Belgium scored two goals in extra time and held on to beat the United States 2-1 Tuesday in the round of 16 at the World Cup.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, June 30, 2014

US team will have nation's attention

SALVADOR, Brazil - They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready.
By Ronald Blum

Thursday, June 26, 2014

US loses, but advances in World Cup

RECIFE, Brazil - The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

U.S. vs. Germany is loaded with story lines

Having squandered the chance to clinch advancement earlier this week against Portugal by allowing a stoppage-time goal in a 2-2 draw, the Americans need at least a tie against Germany.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, June 23, 2014

Draw muddies World Cup picture for US

SAO PAULO - Instead of taking a breather, the United States created a World Cup math puzzle for its fans back in America.
By Ronald Blum

Saturday, June 21, 2014

US has fate in own hands against Portugal

With a win over the Portuguese and reigning world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, the U.S. would accomplish a pair of American firsts: reaching the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups ...
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

U.S. is banged up after victory

After an opening victory, the U.S. hopes to become the first American team to win consecutive World Cup games since a 2-0 start at the very first tournament in 1930.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, June 16, 2014

US emerges bloodied and victorious against Ghana

John Brooks rose above the defense and headed in the game winner, putting the U.S. atop the group with Germany, with a 2-1 victory over Ghana.
By Ronald Blum

Sunday, June 15, 2014

US looks to avenge losses to Ghana

The U.S. has never advanced in the World Cup after starting with a loss, and it is grouped with 37th-ranked Ghana, who it plays today, along with No. 2 Germany and No. 4 Portugal.
By Ronald Blum
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