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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

Apr. 3, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, violation of...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the player. He...

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo follows through on a base hit against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Cubs-Cardinals series in London in June canceled by MLB

Apr. 1, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13-14. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox LHP Sale has Tommy John Surgery

Mar. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday, waiting 11 days after doctors said he needed the operation because of difficulty in scheduling during the coronavirus pandemic. Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said the team worked...

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins, right, stands next to newly- signed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi as he puts a team shirt on before speaking to the media Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020 in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

Mar. 25, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — If Major League Baseball needs to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, perhaps this idea could get tossed into play: seven-inning doubleheaders. “Maybe that’s something we have to consider,” Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a Police vehicle blocks a street near Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, in Philadelphia. On MLB’s opening day, ballparks will be empty with the start of the season on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

MLB airing 30 classic games digitally on PPD opening day

Mar. 25, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will air 30 games across its digital platforms Thursday, giving fans plenty of hardball to choose from on an opening day postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. With its season delayed until at least mid-May, MLB will air one memorable game for each franchise on its...

A sign announcing the suspension of spring training baseball games is displayed outside a closed JetBlue Park, the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak. The league is also delaying the start of its regular season by at least two weeks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Red Sox minor leaguer tests positive for virus, complex shut

Mar. 24, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A minor league player for the Boston Red Sox has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the team to close down its training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. The Red Sox made the announcement Tuesday, a day after the positive diagnosis. The team didn't identify the player, but said he...

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox ace Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

Mar. 19, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s no real way to sugarcoat this. It's not what anyone wants,”...

Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

Mar. 19, 2020 5:07 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery, miss season.