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Kanaya, Nakajima following big footsteps of Hideki Matsuyama

Jan. 12, 2022 02:06 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Monday morning of the first Japan Golf Tour event of the year was no time to be anywhere except in front of a television. That's where Takumi Kanaya and Keita Nakajima could be found in Nagoya last April, each captivated by images of Hideki Matsuyama winning the...

These players won (and lost) sports bettors the most in 2021

Dec. 29, 2021 05:37 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans and Rams wideout Cooper Kupp have not only been money on the football field this year, they've made lots of money for people who bet on them. Los Angeles Angels pitcher/slugger Shohei...

One of a kind: Ohtani wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

Dec. 28, 2021 15:30 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Most of the time in professional sports, it's easy to think it's all been done before. With so many finetuned athletes constantly pushing each other to the peak of human potential, we can experience unprecedented demonstrations of sporting brilliance every...

LA Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani is The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year

Dec. 28, 2021 13:04 PM EST
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — LA Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani is The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.

Ode to Sports: A year when games and fans came off the bench

Dec. 23, 2021 12:35 PM EST

Essentially better, wouldn’t you say? Fans back in the stands and games back in play. Clearly more settled but far from routine: Some shots from the arc, some for the vaccine. A year on the rebound crisscrossing sports. A...

Today in History

Dec. 08, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2021. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after...

Even if games go on, MLB lockout could alienate Gen Z

Dec. 03, 2021 20:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer stars in the last video posted to Major League Baseball’s TikTok account before the league locked out the players Thursday morning. The clip, viewed over 400,000 times, shows the final out from Scherzer's first no-hitter in 2015 with...

Not worth 1,000 words: Player images scrubbed from MLB site

Dec. 02, 2021 21:12 PM EST

Those looking for a photo of Mike Trout or highlights of Atlanta's Game 6 win over Houston in the World Series won't find them on Major League Baseball's official website. Shortly after the sport's first work stoppage in 26 years began Thursday at 12:01 a.m., MLB removed...

LA Angels re-sign closer Raisel Iglesias to $58 million deal

Dec. 02, 2021 11:35 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Closer Raisel Iglesias agreed to a four-year, $58 million deal Wednesday night to stay with the Los Angeles Angels. He gets $10 million next year and $16 million in each of the following three seasons. Iglesias was outstanding...

Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. ...