Baseball http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24624/all en Baseball-Nationals convince LaRoche to extend Washington stay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/baseball-nationals-convince-laroche-extend-washington-stay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Washington Nationals finally persuaded Adam LaRoche to put pen to paper on Tuesday after spending the first half of the off-season courting their lead slugger.</p> <p>The free agent inked a two-year deal worth $24 million with an option for a third season, adding solidity to an improving Nationals team and rewarding the franchise for their patience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/baseball-nationals-convince-laroche-extend-washington-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adam LaRoche Adam LaRoche Baseball Business Sports in Washington, D.C. Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731962 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Record earnings for South Korean league http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/baseball-record-earnings-south-korean-league <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - South Korean baseball underlined its continuing growth by posting a record $33 million in revenue last year, local media reported on Wednesday.</p> <p>Winning gold at the Beijing Olympics and finishing runners-up at the 2009 World Baseball Classic boosted baseball's popularity and attendances crossed the 7 million-mark for the first time last year, Yonhap News agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/baseball-record-earnings-south-korean-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Baseball in South Korea Korea Professional Baseball Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731998 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-No players voted to Hall of Fame, Bonds and Clemens snubbed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/baseball-no-players-voted-hall-fame-bonds-and-clemens-snubbed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, with all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens snubbed over suspicion they used performance enhancing drugs.</p> <p>Bonds was named on 36.2 percent of the ballots, and Clemens 37.6, well short of the 75 percent of ballots required in voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/baseball-no-players-voted-hall-fame-bonds-and-clemens-snubbed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Boston Red Sox players New York Yankees players Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732296 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Baseball-Bonds, Clemens denied; no players make Hall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-baseball-bonds-clemens-denied-no-players-make-hall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bonds received 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6</p> <p>* First year since 1996 that no players elected to Hall</p> <p>* Former Astro Biggio comes closest, falls 39 votes shy (Adds quotes and details)</p> <p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, with all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens snubbed over suspicion they used performance enhancing drugs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-baseball-bonds-clemens-denied-no-players-make-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barry Bonds Baseball Roger Clemens Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732317 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Japan to stick with lucky 'Spiderman' pants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/baseball-japan-stick-lucky-spiderman-pants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Japan will stick with their lucky red Spiderman-style pants in their bid to win a third successive World Baseball Classic (WBC) title, head coach Koji Yamamoto said on Monday.</p> <p>"We'll be wearing the red pants," Yamamoto told reporters, looking forward to his side's opening game against surprise qualifiers Brazil on March 2 in Fukuoka.</p> <p>"Brazil have good pitching. The first game will be extremely important."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/baseball-japan-stick-lucky-spiderman-pants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Baseball in Japan Yu Darvish Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734076 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-A's reward manager Melvin with two-year extension http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/baseball-reward-manager-melvin-two-year-extension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - The Oakland Athletics rewarded manager Bob Melvin with a two-year contract extension after he led the team to a division title and was voted American League Manager of the Year, the team said on Monday.</p> <p>The extension will keep Melvin, who led Oakland to a 94-68 record in 2012 that was a 20-win improvement over the previous campaign, with the A's through the 2016 Major League Baseball season, the team said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/baseball-reward-manager-melvin-two-year-extension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Bob Melvin Major League Baseball New York Yankees players Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734387 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Ichiro fired up after re-signing with Yankees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/baseball-ichiro-fired-after-re-signing-yankees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ichiro Suzuki feels a renewed sense of passion after finally signing a two-year contract to stay at the New York Yankees, the Japanese outfielder said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 39-year-old, a career .322 hitter with 2,606 hits in 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), called the storied 'Bronx Bombers' a unique ballclub.</p> <p>"Re-signing for the Yankees has awakened a fresh determination in me," the 10-times All Star told Japanese media after a workout in Kobe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/baseball-ichiro-fired-after-re-signing-yankees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Ichiro Suzuki Ichiro Suzuki New York Yankees players Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734560 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Injury-hit South Korea target Classic crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/baseball-injury-hit-south-korea-target-classic-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - Bridesmaids at the World Baseball Classic in 2009, South Korea can overcome injuries and the absence of their Major League players to go one better at this year's tournament, coach Ryu Joong-il said on Tuesday.</p> <p>South Korea, gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, would rely on team spirit to take the title at the March 2-19 WBC, Ryu told reporters at a news conference in Seoul.</p> <p>"Expectations will be high on this team, because we've done so well at the previous WBC tournaments," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/baseball-injury-hit-south-korea-target-classic-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Jeong Keun-Woo Ryu Hyun-Jin Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734578 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Baseball-Rays' Price sees scramble for AL East title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/interview-baseball-rays-price-sees-scramble-al-east-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - American League Cy Young winner David Price expects the AL East race to be a mad scramble in 2013 with all five teams posing a legitimate chance at capturing the division title.</p> <p>"It's going to be very exciting. Every AL East game is going to be like potentially a postseason game for us." Price told Reuters in a recent interview while shooting a commercial for MLB 2K13 after supplanting Justin Verlander as both Cy Young winner and cover boy for the video game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/interview-baseball-rays-price-sees-scramble-al-east-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Detroit Tigers Tampa Bay Rays Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735381 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Telecoms firm KT gets green light for 10th Korean team http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/baseball-telecoms-firm-kt-gets-green-light-10th-korean-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Jan 17 (Reuters) - South Korean telecoms firm KT has won the right to own the country's 10th professional baseball team and will join the top flight KBO in 2015, the company announced on Thursday.</p> <p>Former state-owned monopoly KT was given the stamp of approval at a Korean Baseball Organisation (KBO) general meeting, where owners of the league's other nine teams gave it the edge over conglomerate Booyoung Group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/baseball-telecoms-firm-kt-gets-green-light-10th-korean-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Baseball in South Korea Business Korea Professional Baseball Labor Law Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735437 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Boston's Padilla signs deal to play in Japan - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/baseball-bostons-padilla-signs-deal-play-japan-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Veteran Boston Red Sox pitcher Vicente Padilla has signed a one-year deal with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japan Pacific League, according to a report on the MLB.com.</p> <p>Padilla's deal with the Hawks, who last won the Pacific League in 2011 and finished third last season, is worth $3.25 million, the report said quoting sources.</p> <p>The 35-year-old Nicaraguan compiled a 4-1 record with a 4.50 earned run average and one save over 56 relief appearances last season for the Boston Red Sox.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/baseball-bostons-padilla-signs-deal-play-japan-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Vicente Padilla Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735438 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Team USA announces roster for World Baseball Classic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/baseball-team-usa-announces-roster-world-baseball-classic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - The National League Cy Young Award winner, three MVP award winners and a host of Major League Baseball All-Stars were on Team USA's provisional roster announced on Thursday for the World Baseball Classic.</p> <p>The remaining 15 rosters for the third edition of the international tournament will be revealed later on Thursday. Formal rosters will be set on Feb. 20 for the March tournament where Japan will go for their third successive Classic crown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/baseball-team-usa-announces-roster-world-baseball-classic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Major League Baseball Major League Baseball All-Star Game Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:45:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735722 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Schilling to sell bloody sock worn in Red Sox 2004 World Series</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Collectors Curt Schilling Entertainment Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735957 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-people-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Schilling to sell bloody sock worn in Red Sox 2004 World Series</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-people-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Collectors Curt Schilling Entertainment Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736108 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-people-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Schilling to sell bloody sock worn in Red Sox 2004 World Series</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-people-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Collectors Curt Schilling Entertainment Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736405 at http://www.globalpost.com