Stories 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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Steinbrenner on A-Rod: 'He's been a great asset'

NEW YORK - Now that Alex Rodriguez is back on the field and producing, the New York Yankees have put all the acrimony behind.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, May 18, 2015

Baseball TV dispute with Orioles put off

Supreme Court Justice Lawrence K. Marks said he will issue on opinion on an injunction put in place last August, preventing the Nationals' from breaking their deal.
By Ronald Blum

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pete Rose allowed to take part in All-Star Game activities

NEW YORK - Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.
By Ronald Blum

Monday, April 20, 2015

MLB set to roll out Statcast analytics

A new era in analytics starts when Major League Baseball rolls out its Statcast tracking technology during MLB Network's broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals' game.
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mets' fans show signs of their disgust in billboards

NEW YORK - A group of New York Mets fans has its own slogan this season, a message directed at the club's owners. When the team arrived at Citi Field for Monday's home opener, it was greeted by ...
By Ronald Blum

Major league offense still stuck in neutral

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.
By Ronald Blum

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Jeter gone, A-Rod back as Yankees adapt

Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era starts for the Yankees with Monday's opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, a season that begins with New York in the unfamiliar role of ...
By Ronald Blum

Friday, April 3, 2015

No punishment for Angels outfielder Hamilton

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol.
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Average MLB salary to top $4 million for first time this year

The average salary when Opening Day rosters are finalized will break the $4 million barrier for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts.
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Countdown is on for speed-up rule

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Rob Scahill thinks his mound mates will do just fine at beating the new 20-second pitch clock that will be used at Triple-A and Double-A this season.
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A-Rod 'a little nervous' ahead of return

Alex Rodriguez returns for his first game in 17 months, slated to be a designated hitter for two or three at-bats against the Philadelphia Phillies.
By Ronald Blum
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