Stories by Ronald Blum

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

MLS commissioner hopes new FIFA president brings change

NEW YORK - MLS Commissioner Don Garber hopes the winner of Friday's election for FIFA president institutes sweeping change.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Commissioner outlines possible changes during interview

NEW YORK - Baseball's strike zone could be getting a slight lift.
By Ronald Blum

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Griffey, Piazza pick their Cooperstown caps

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza decide on which caps to have on their Cooperstown plaques.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Griffey, Piazza elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Ken Griffey Jr. has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever, and Mike Piazza also is headed to Cooperstown.
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Griffey Jr. could receive close to 100 percent of the Hall of Fame vote

Ken Griffey Jr. seems assured of election on the first ballot Wednesday into the hall of fame , possibly with a record vote of close to 100 percent.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Major League Baseball makes safety recommendations to avoid injuries from foul balls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Major League Baseball recommended teams have protective netting between the dugouts for any field-level seats within 70 feet of home plate.
By Ronald Blum

Braves trade Miller to Arizona

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In another dramatic move to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks reached an agreement to acquire All-Star right-hander Shelby Miller.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Royals' Cueto shuts down Mets in Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in a four-run fifth inning, and the Royals rallied to beat the Mets 7-1 behind Johnny Cueto.
By Ronald Blum

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Murphy's blast helps Mets beat Arrieta, Cubs

NEW YORK - Daniel Murphy homered off yet another ace. Noah Syndergaard turned in one more outstanding outing from the Mets' collection of studly young starters. 
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Astros eliminate Yankees 3-0

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees suffered a season-ending 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros in the winner-take-all AL wild-card game on Tuesday night.
By Ronald Blum

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Dodgers' luxury tax payroll could now top $300 million

NEW YORK - Chase Utley's acquisition put the Los Angeles Dodgers close to becoming the first baseball team with a $300 million luxury-tax payroll.
By Ronald Blum

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dempsey's hat trick sparks US rout

BALTIMORE - Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed Cuba 6-0 on Saturday to reach its ...
By Ronald Blum

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cuba down four players for Gold Cup quarterfinal match

BALTIMORE - When it comes to Cuba's soccer team, you can't even tell the players with a scorecard.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trout leads AL All-Stars to victory

CINCINNATI - MVP Mike Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, Prince Fielder drove in two runs to show this era is not just about the kids, and AL arms ...
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Baseball union head critical of release of medical records

CINCINNATI - Baseball players' association head Tony Clark said his union has no intention of allowing teams to obtain medical records of high school and college players ahead of each June's ...
By Ronald Blum

Length of baseball's regular season still being debated

CINCINNATI - Cutting the length of Major League Baseball's regular-season schedule could be tied to reconfiguring the postseason.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, July 13, 2015

Young talent highlights All-Star Game

CINCINNATI — Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls. Now, they’ve become the face of the All-Star Game and the future of the major ...
By Ronald Blum

Monday, July 6, 2015

Rookies make All-Star Game roster

NEW YORK - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder ...
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ex-GreenJacket no-hits Mets

NEW YORK - San Francisco Giants pitcher Chris Heston pitched a no-hitter against the New York Mets in a 5-0 victory Tuesday night at Citi Field.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Unsealed transcript details FIFA corruption

NEW YORK - Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts ...
By Ronald Blum
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