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Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a...

LEADING OFF: Double NY twinbill, Giants-Dodgers, Ohtani up

May. 27, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FOUR GAMES IN GOTHAM Both the Yankees and Mets are set to host doubleheaders in New York after their games were postponed by lousy weather Wednesday night. ...

LEADING OFF: Double NY twinbill, Giants-Dodgers, Ohtani up

May. 26, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ FOUR GAMES IN GOTHAM Both the Yankees and Mets are set to host doubleheaders in New York after their games were postponed by lousy weather Wednesday night. ...

Ward's 3-run homer, 5 RBIs lead Angels over Rangers 9-8

May. 26, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels added some unneeded drama Wednesday during the finale of a 10-game homestand that had already featured its share of setbacks. The Angels held on for a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers after nearly squandering an eight-run...

Callaway banned through at least 2022 after harassment probe

May. 26, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway was suspended by Major League Baseball on Wednesday through at least the end of the 2022 season following an investigation of sexual harassment allegations. Shortly after MLB's announcement of the suspension,...

Joe West breaks umpiring record with 5,376th game

May. 26, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — No arguing this: Cowboy Joe is No. 1 on the chart. Joe West set baseball's umpiring record when the Chicago White Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 on Tuesday night. West was behind the plate for his 5,376th regular-season game, snapping a tie with...

ESPN, MLB agree to 7-year rights extension through 2028

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue...

MLB tells Athletics to explore relocation if no new ballpark

May. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure a new waterfront ballpark it hopes will keep the club in Oakland long-term. MLB released a statement Tuesday expressing its longtime...

Jeff Idelson returns to Hall of Fame as interim president

May. 11, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Idelson is returning to baseball's Hall of Fame as interim president. The 56-year-old succeeded Dale Petroskey as Hall president in 2008 and retired on June 24, 2019, when he was replaced by former Los Angeles Angels executive Tim Mead. ...

Slater hits tiebreaking HR, Giants beat Padres 5-4

May. 08, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Austin Slater hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 Friday night. Slater led off the inning with an opposite-field drive to right against right-hander Keone Kela (2-2). Slater...