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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    Bidding battle begins for star Japanese pitcher Tanaka

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 11:51am

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York A 30-day window for Major League Baseball clubs to make offers to Masahiro Tanaka, star pitcher for Japan Series champions Rakuten Eagles, has begun ... he struck out 183 batters and walked only 32. Tanaka, who has pitched for Japan in the World Baseball Classic in 2009 and 2013 as well as the 2008 Olympics, is 99-35 with a 2.30 earned-run ...

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    Former All-Star Andy Pafko dies at 92

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 01:45pm by Associated Press in Milwaukee

    ... of the most famous games in baseball history, when Thomson’s three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth gave the New York Giants the win in the decisive Game 3 of their NL playoff against ... by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Pafko was born in the northwestern Wisconsin city of Boyceville, and he started his baseball career in Chicago’s farm club. Manager Charlie Grimm gave him the nickname ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Cardinals beat Pirates to win National League Championship

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:34pm by Associated Press in St Louis

    ... Associated Press in St Louis Adam Wainwright pitches a complete game in second dominant win St. Louis advanced to the National League Championship Series by beating Pittsburgh 6-1 in their winner-take-all game on Wednesday, clinching the NL Division Serie ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Red Sox beat Rays to advance to AL championship

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:43pm by Associated Press in St Petersburg, Florida

    ... Associated Press in St Petersburg, Florida Shane Victorino’s infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Tigers fight back to force game five decider

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 10:07am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York The Detroit Tigers flirted with elimination all night but battled back to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-6 and force a deciding Game Five in their American League Division Series on Tuesday. The victory over the visiting A’s tied the bes ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Red Sox rejoice over turnaround season

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 01:58pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Baseball’s postseason as the AL’s top seed. Mainstays such as slugging designated hitter David Ortiz and scrappy second baseman Dustin Pedroia remain as Red Sox lynchpins, but new life sprung ... Baseball has become fun again at Fenway Park and the fans, who have grown accustomed to winning since the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series title drought with their triumph in 2004, have gotten ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Rays going to playoffs after victory over Rangers

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:48pm by Associated Press in Arlington, Texas

    ... win and closer Joe Nathan’s 300th career save stood. Maddon said after that game that such calls “can’t be made in a Major League Baseball game.” The Rays still had a runner on base ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Red Sox rout Tampa Bay Rays

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 11:18am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York The Boston Red Sox batted around in two successive innings to back the superb pitching of Jon Lester in a 12-2 rout of the visiting Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of their American League Division Series on Friday. Boston sent 10 men to ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    David Stern to visit Taiwan and China

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 01:09pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York David Stern is soon on his way to the Philippines and Taiwan. After that, it’s off to Beijing and Shanghai. His final months as commissioner are the NBA’s boldest yet when it comes to playing internationally, and he thinks bri ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Miami Marlins lose 100th game in season

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 11:57am by Associated Press in Miami

    ... remembers how difficult it was to lose 100 games in a season, and how enjoyable it was to go from baseball’s laughing stock to its champion. He’s hoping the Miami Marlins can one day follow ... “Nobody talked about that in 2003 when we won the World Series.” These Marlins are a long way from baseball’s mountain top, but Redmond insists strides were made this season, even though ...




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