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City council vote could enable a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark — and the old site's transformation

Jul. 18, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A key city council vote Thursday on a major redevelopment project in St. Petersburg could pave the way to give baseball's Tampa Bay Rays a new ballpark, which would guarantee the team stays for at least 30 years. The $6.5 billion project, supporters say,...

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...

Paul Skenes says `I feel like I’m one of them' after hitless inning against All-Stars

Jul. 17, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Paul Skenes walked onto the Globe Life Field mound, 66 days after his major league debut, 13 months after he was pitching in college. The public-address system played Smash Mouth’s “All Star,” and he really was one. “I don’t think I blacked out...

Jarren Duran's 2-run HR gives AL a 5-3 win over NL in All-Star Game started by rookie pitcher Skenes

Jul. 17, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Speedy Jarren Duran describes himself as a player who keeps his head down, works hard and never thinks of himself as being better than anybody else. Duran turned some heads in his first All-Star Game, hitting a tiebreaking two-run homer for the American...

American League beats the National League 5-3 in the MLB All-Star Game

Jul. 16, 2024 22:51 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — American League beats the National League 5-3 in the MLB All-Star Game.