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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery, miss season.
Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. It also means fans should prepare for the sight of Brady in another uniform. But that’s happened plenty of times before in sports — a legendary star switching teams toward …
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The new ballpark for the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate reached a milestone Monday in the midst of a nationwide sports shutdown. The first steel beams are in the ground for Polar Park in Worcester, which will house the Worcester Red Sox starting in 2021. The …
PHOENIX (AP) — For most, the news was delivered via text message or email. “All minor league players and staff will be sent home over the next 24-48 hours. This is not to be repeated, but for your information to start preparing,” the Colorado Rockies said. “Due to the COVID-19 …
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had data. Lots of data. On velocity, pitch shaping and mechanics. Swing path, bat speed and launch trajectory. Numbers on numbers on numbers. They also had a problem. The pipeline from research and development to their players and coaches wasn't working …
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — He's been a fixture for so long in the Boston Red Sox lineup that it seems hard to believe Xander Bogaerts is only 27. "I know, time goes by so quick," he said. Signed as a 16-year-old in Aruba, a two-time World Series champion and now with a contract that could …
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez on waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The 31-year-old was 11-7 with a 3.90 ERA in 89 games in the last three seasons with Boston, including 19 starts. Velazquez will compete for a spot on …
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete in a tough division, they need better starting pitching. There's hope because none of their returning starters performed up to expectations last year, the team strengthened the top of the rotation by signing Zack Wheeler and …
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yoán Moncada was asked by his agents what he wanted to do. He said his preference was to stay with the Chicago White Sox. A couple weeks later, it was done. Moncada finalized a $70 million, five-year contract with the White Sox on Friday, signing up long-term for a …
FORY MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Collin McHugh says he regrets he didn't do more to stop the Houston Astros from breaking sign stealing rules in 2017 and 2018. "To know, to put myself in the shoes of the guys who pitched against us in 2017 and to know that our hitters made that job that …
Chris Sale tried to make the best of the latest diagnosis on his left elbow. The Boston Red Sox star won't need Tommy John surgery — for now, anyway. Sale felt discomfort Monday, a day after throwing his first batting practice of spring training. He had an MRI that was reviewed by team …
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — By recent standards, the heckling the Houston Astros heard at JetBlue Park was rather tame. Some boos during pregame introductions, a chant of "cheaters!" in the ninth inning. Maybe that's because Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and rest of their All-Stars were missing …

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