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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.

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.

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.

Royals reward manager Ned Yost with contract extension
Royals reward manager Ned Yost with contract extension

Ned Yost, who guided Kansas City all the way to the World Series in their first post-season appearance- in 29 years, inked a one-year contract extension with the Royals on Tuesday.

MLB playoff: Royals edge Orioles, reach World Series brink
MLB playoff: Royals edge Orioles, reach World Series brink

Kansas City reached the brink of the World Series with a 2-1 victory Tuesday over the Baltimore Orioles, keeping the Royals unbeaten in this year`s Major League Baseball playoffs.

Masahiro Tanaka struggles in Yankees loss to Red Sox
Masahiro Tanaka struggles in Yankees loss to Red Sox

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka struggled in his second start back from a two-month injury layoff on Saturday, departing in the second inning of the New York Yankees` 10-4 loss at Boston.

Derek Jeter scripts perfect Yankee Stadium finale
Derek Jeter scripts perfect Yankee Stadium finale

Derek Jeter closed out his glorious career at Yankee Stadium in epic fashion, knocking in the game-winning run with a walk-off single as New York slipped past the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Thursday.

Executive to succeed Bud Selig as Major League Baseball chief

Major League Baseball will have a new boss from January after chief operating officer Rob Manfred was elected Thursday to succeed the long-serving Bud Selig as commissioner.

Key figure in baseball doping scandal surrenders, faces charges

Tony Bosch, one of the central figures in American baseball`s largest performance-enhancing drugs scandal, has surrendered to federal agents and been charged with distributing steroids.

Cubs beat Yankees to snap Tanaka`s win streak

The New York Yankees had become quite comfortable playing in front of Masahiro Tanaka, but Tuesday night they discovered their Japanese ace was human after all.

Homer leader Abreu sidelined by sore ankle

Chicago White Sox rookie slugger Jose Abreu, Major League Baseball`s leading home run hitter, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to tendinitis in his left ankle.

Mariners activate Iwakuma after finger injury

Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was activated by the Seattle Mariners from Major League Baseball`s disabled list on Saturday to start on the mound against the Houston Astros.

Mumbai Indians among top-150 most valuable team brands

IPL franchise Mumbai Indians is among the world`s 150 most valuable sports team brands according to a list topped by English football giants Manchester United, which has a brand value of USD 852 millions.

A Million-Dollar Arm: Gateway to MLB for Indians

Young men all over India are flexing their muscles in the hope that a strong arm will carry them into a money-spinning career in professional baseball in USA.

A Million-Dollar Arm: Gateway to MLB for Indians

Young men all over India are flexing their muscles in the hope that a strong arm will carry them into a money-spinning career in professional baseball in USA.