Mar 21, 2013 20:44 EDT
World Series leaders New Zealand are favourites to win the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend but in a season which has proved unpredictable there's plenty of room for an upset.
Mar 20, 2013 06:17 EDT
The Dominican Republic ended a string of disappointing international results by capping an amazing undefeated run to beat Puerto Rico to the World Baseball Classic title.
Mar 19, 2013 15:25 EDT
Mike Plant, a 1980 US Olympic speedskater and executive for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves, was named as interim president of US Speedskating on Tuesday by its board of directors.
Mar 18, 2013 18:44 EDT
Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka was told by the Cleveland Indians on Monday that he will not be on the roster for the team's Major League Baseball season opener on April 2 at Toronto.
Mar 17, 2013 01:28 EDT
The World Baseball Classic was thrown a curve ball earlier this week when Puerto Rico shocked the star-studded United States team 4-3, dashing the Americans' hope of reaching the semi-finals.
Mar 17, 2013 01:16 EDT
A Japanese squad powered by domestic league players and without Major League Baseball talent is in position to bring a third consecutive World Baseball Classic crown back home to Asia.
Mar 16, 2013 16:30 EDT
Carlos Santana smacked a home run in the fifth inning and the Dominican Republic remained undefeated in the World Baseball Classic with a 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico in a seeding game on Saturday.
Mar 16, 2013 01:27 EDT
Nelson Figueroa pitched six shutout innings and Puerto Rico edged the United States 4-3 to claim the last semi-final berth in the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 14, 2013 01:15 EDT
Puerto Rico rallied from a 3-0 deficit to score three runs in the eighth inning and beat Italy 4-3 to remain alive in the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 13, 2013 00:08 EDT
The star-studded United States and Dominican Republic lineups advanced to a Thursday showdown for a semi-final berth in the World Baseball Classic with second-round triumphs.
Mar 12, 2013 16:38 EDT
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano homered and scored the go-ahead run to rally the Dominican Republic over Italy 5-4 on Tuesday in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 12, 2013 01:04 EDT
Former Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has joined Taiwanese outfit EDA Rhinos in a major boost to the island's favourite sport.
Mar 11, 2013 16:20 EDT
Ace Taiwanese pitcher Chien-ming Wang Monday said he hoped to return to the US major leagues, denying reports he is mulling a deal to play in Japan.
Mar 11, 2013 01:24 EDT
The United States and the Dominican Republic both posted come-from-behind victories to win their respective pools and advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 10, 2013 21:46 EDT
Adam Jones belted the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth and pitcher Heath Bell earned the win as the USA rallied to beat Canada 9-4, advancing to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 10, 2013 03:07 EDT
Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic booked berths in the second round of the World Baseball Classic while Canada battled its way past Mexico in a game marred by a ninth-inning brawl.
Mar 10, 2013 00:04 EST
Angel Pagan went three-for-five as Puerto Rico booked a berth in the second round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic with a 6-3 victory over favoured Venezuela.
Mar 09, 2013 19:45 EST
Michael Saunders went 4-for-4 and Justin Morneau drove in three runs as Canada routed Mexico 10-3 Saturday in a first-round World Baseball Classic game that included a ninth-inning brawl.
Mar 09, 2013 19:13 EST
New York Yankees closing relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 608, said Saturday that he will retire after the 2013 season.
Mar 09, 2013 15:15 EST
Carlos Santana smacked a home run and Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 to spark the Dominican Republic over Spain 6-3 on Saturday in a Group C first-round matchup at the World Baseball Classic.