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In Georgia, how sports explain a political battleground

Dec. 04, 2022 09:37 AM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The reception area of a metro Atlanta office suite is a veritable museum of Herschel Walker’s football success for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the NFL. The office is part of the Atlanta Braves' real estate development in the Major League Baseball franchise's new...

Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

Dec. 01, 2022 16:43 PM EST

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball and telling stories about the pitch, died Thursday. He was 84. Perry died at his home in Gaffney at about 5 a.m. Thursday, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler...

Manfred sure Mets-Yanks collusion query will find no issue

Nov. 17, 2022 22:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Thursday that Major League Baseball is looking into potentially improper communication between the New York Mets and Yankees regarding star free agent Aaron Judge and said he is confident the inquiry will find no issues. ...

Texas Rangers to host MLB's 2024 All-Star Game

Nov. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Texas Rangers will host Major League Baseball's 2024 All-Star Game at their stadium where a neutral-site World Series was played during the pandemic, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday. Speaking at the conclusion of this week's owners' meetings in New...

A's still pursuing Oakland ballpark with eye on Las Vegas

Nov. 08, 2022 22:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics continue to push for a new stadium in the Bay Area, general manager David Forst said Tuesday, despite baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's recent concerns about whether a deal would get done there. The A's, Forst said at baseball's general...

Justin Turner wins MLB's Clemente Award for philanthropy

Nov. 01, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner won Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy on Monday. Turner was presented the award at the World Series shortly before Game 3 was rained out, two...

World Series rainout, Astros-Phils to play Game 3 Tuesday

Nov. 01, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the City of Brotherly Love and the undefeated Eagles, Justin Verlander showed the reverse of the first and playfully gave Phillies fans another kind of bird Monday — with his middle finger as he stepped off Houston’s team bus. “Whole interaction was in...

Manfred puts off decisions on incentives for minority hires

Oct. 31, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is putting off any decisions on instituting incentives for teams to hire minorities for top positions. There are just two Black managers in the major leagues and six recent openings have been filled by white men, with one...

Manfred: Runner on 2nd in extras rule could stick around

Oct. 31, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starting extra innings with a runner on second base, the rule adopted by Major League Baseball as a way to shorten games during the pandemic, might be sticking around. “Both fans and players like it. The clubs like it. Seems like it has legs to me,”...

Manfred says `prudent' A's are exploring Las Vegas ballpark

Oct. 31, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks the Oakland Athletics made a good decision to explore a possible new ballpark in Las Vegas, expressing frustration their stadium situation remains unsolved in an industry just shy of $11 billion in revenue this year. The...