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A's exec tells Las Vegas officials the club plans to leave $30 million in public money on the table

Jul. 18, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oakland Athletics executive Sandy Dean told the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Thursday that the club does not expect to spend the entire $380 million in public money allocated to build a new stadium in Las Vegas. Dean said the A’s plan to spend $350 million of...

Dodgers and Cubs open 2025 MLB season in Tokyo March 18, rest of league starts March 27

Jul. 18, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Shohei Ohtani will open the 2025 season in Tokyo against the Chicago Cubs on March 18 and the Athletics will start the home portion of their first season in Sacramento against the Cubs on March 31. All 30 teams are scheduled for March 27,...

City council approves a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark — and the existing site's transformation

Jul. 18, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are on track to get a long-sought new ballpark following a city council vote Thursday on a major redevelopment project that also guarantees the team will stay where it is for at least 30 years. The ballpark is part of a broader $6.5...

New York Mets 1B Pete Alonso among MLB stars who could use big second half heading into free agency

Jul. 18, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Pete Alonso's disappointing performance in this year's Home Run Derby wasn't a particularly big deal for the future of his big-league career. His play over the next three months could be a different story. The 29-year-old is one of the most coveted...

Jerry Walker, the youngest player to start baseball's All-Star Game, has died at age 85

Jul. 17, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jerry Walker, who at age 20 became the youngest player to start the All-Star Game when he took the mound representing the Baltimore Orioles in 1959, has died. He was 85. The Orioles announced Walker's death Wednesday. The team later said he died Sunday following an...

MLB All-Star Game viewers up 6% to 7.44 million after falling to record low last year

Jul. 17, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Skenes, Shohei Ohtani, Jarren Duran and the rest of this year's All-Stars drew 7,443,000 viewers on Fox, up 6% from the 2023 game but the second lowest for the event. The American League's 5-3 victory at Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night saw an increase from...

Workouts at Nationals Park give members of the military a chance to train in a unique setting

Jul. 17, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just after 7 a.m. on what turned out to be a record-tying hottest day in the history of the nation's capital, more than 100 members of the U.S. military sprint from station to station to cycle through grueling drills. The setting is not a military base but rather...

White Sox rolling out concert-style posters in another crossover of art and Chicago sports

Jul. 17, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sitting in the middle of his All Star Press gallery in Logan Square, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff sees a Chicago that loves its art and sports. Murals and sculptures and statues. Football, baseball, basketball and more. It's only natural, he says, that they should all...

Cody Johnson sings anthem smoothly at All-Star Game a night after Ingrid Andress' panned rendition

Jul. 17, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Country music artist Cody Johnson performed the national anthem without a hitch before the All-Star Game in his home state of Texas, a night after a widely panned performance by Ingrid Andress that led to an apology and an admission that she was drunk. ...

Shohei Ohtani hits 3-run homer for National League in 5-3 All-Star Game loss

Jul. 17, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shohei Ohtani added another first to his unique resume: first player to get a win and hit a home run in All-Star play. “I haven’t really hit well during the All-Star Game, so I’m just relieved that I put a good ball in play,” Ohtani said through a...