Baseball: Gomes jumps to Japan after World Series wins

In 2013, Gomes helped spark the Boston Red Sox to a World Series crown.

Baseball legend Yogi Berra passes away

Baseball legend Yogi Berra passes away

One of the most enduring characters of baseball, Yogi Berra -- who inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear, breathed his last on Wednseday morning. He was 90.

Fan dies in fall from upper deck at Braves stadium

Fan dies in fall from upper deck at Braves stadium

A man died Saturday after falling from an upper deck at the Atlanta Braves` ballpark, the Major League Baseball team said.

Former All-Star Jose Valverde gets 80-game doping ban

Former All-Star Jose Valverde gets 80-game doping ban

 Dominican right-handed relief pitcher Jose Valverde, a three-time All-Star hurler, was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for a positive doping test.

Hisashi Iwakuma becomes 2nd Japanese pitcher to throw no-hitter in MLB

Hisashi Iwakuma becomes 2nd Japanese pitcher to throw no-hitter in MLB

Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday became just the second Japanese pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball, striking out seven as the Seattle Mariners blanked the Baltimore Orioles, 3-0.

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia banned 162 games for doping

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia banned 162 games for doping

Major League Baseball suspended New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia for 162 games on Tuesday after the Dominican failed a second drug test this season.

US authorities drop prosecution of slugger Barry Bonds

US authorities drop prosecution of slugger Barry Bonds

The US Department of Justice formally dropped efforts to prosecute Major League Baseball`s disgraced home run king Barry Bonds on Tuesday.

Real Madrid top Forbes' most valuable teams list

Real Madrid top Forbes' most valuable teams list

Spanish soccer club Real Madrid retained top spot on a list of the world`s 50 most valuable sports teams, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday that was made up mostly of National Football League franchises.

Mike Trout powers American League to All-Star win

Mike Trout powers American League to All-Star win

Mike Trout smacked a solo home run and scored twice to spark the American League over the National League 6-3 Tuesday in the 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Alex Rodriguez one hit away from 3,000

Alex Rodriguez one hit away from 3,000

Controversial New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez singled twice on Thursday to move within one hit of becoming the 29th player in Major League Baseball to record 3,000 hits.

Alex Rodriguez passes Willie Mays for fourth on all-time homer list

Alex Rodriguez passes Willie Mays for fourth on all-time homer list

The New York Yankees` drug-tainted slugger Alex Rodriguez belted his 661st career home run on Thursday to pass Willie Mays for fourth place on Major League Baseball`s all-time list.

Baltimore Orioles to play behind closed doors amid riots

Baltimore Orioles to play behind closed doors amid riots

The Baltimore Orioles will face the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium on Wednesday after violent riots prompted officials to take what is believed to be the unprecedented step of ordering the game played behind closed doors.

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia banned 80 games for doping

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia banned 80 games for doping

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia, already battling elbow trouble, was banned for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Saturday for steroid use.

Former MVP Josh Hamilton escapes sanction for drug relapse

Former MVP Josh Hamilton escapes sanction for drug relapse

Former American League Most Valuable Player Josh Hamilton can`t be sanctioned by Major League Baseball for a relapse into drug abuse, an arbitrator ruled on Friday.

Yankees prospect concussed after hitting wall

Yankees prospect concussed after hitting wall

New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela suffered a concussion Sunday after crashing hard into the outfield wall in a Major League Baseball spring training game against the New York Mets.

Pirela was sent to hospital for a CT scan and cervical MRI, the Yankees said.

Former White Sox great Minoso dies

Former White Sox great Minoso dies

Minnie Minoso, the Cuban-born White Sox star who was Major League Baseball`s first black player in Chicago, has died, the team said Sunday.

The White Sox didn`t release details of Minoso`s death, but said he passed away on Saturday night in Chicago.

Major League Baseball seeks to speed up pace of play

Major League Baseball seeks to speed up pace of play

Major League Baseball is taking steps to speed up the pace of play in 2015, including a clock to time breaks between innings and pitching changes.

Alex Rodriguez apologizes to New York Yankees for drug use

Alex Rodriguez apologizes to New York Yankees for drug use

Disgraced Major League Baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez apologized to the New York Yankees in a 90-minute meeting Tuesday for using performance-enhancing drugs and criticizing the team in defending himself.

Chicago legend `Mr Cub` dies at 83

Chicago legend `Mr Cub` dies at 83

Hall of Fame infielder Ernie Banks, who was affectionately dubbed "Mr Cub" by the Wrigley Field faithful, passed away Friday. He was 83.

Jake Peavy signs new deal with World Series champions San Francisco Giants

Jake Peavy signs new deal with World Series champions San Francisco Giants

Veteran pitcher Jake Peavy, who helped San Francisco win the World Series for the third time in five seasons, has signed a two-year deal to remain with the Giants.