Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston’s Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon...
1:10 27 February 2022

Friendly to Fiers: A’s pitcher gets cheers in spring game

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up ...
21:40 23 February 2022

Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a “piece of metal”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to...
1:29 19 February 2022

Bauer gets positive reaction to criticism of playoff plan

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan being considered by Major Leagu...
22:49 16 February 2022

Baker to MLB: Tell teams to ‘stop the comments’ on Astros

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Astros manager Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the critcism of his team from across baseball over sig...
18:17 15 February 2022

Indians starter Mike Clevinger to have left knee surgery

CLEVELAND — Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger will have left knee surgery after an injury during a spring training workout.
15:56 14 February 2022

KC fans under closer scrutiny for chants, ‘tomahawk chops’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While other sports teams using Native American nicknames and imagery have faced decades of protests and boycotts, the Kansas City C...
19:38 30 January 2022

Tagliabue, NFL Films’ Sabol headed to Hall of Fame

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt.
16:05 15 January 2022

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign-stealing scandal

BOSTON — Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros.
3:28 15 January 2022

Mike Piazza taking cues from Tommy Lasorda for Italy’s team

ROME — When Mike Piazza was hired to manage Italy's national baseball team, one of the first people he shared the news with was Tommy Lasorda.
21:02 29 November 2021

Minor league cities fighting back against contraction plan

NORWICH, Conn. — Mayor Peter Nystrom says he plans to fight hard to preserve his town’s little piece of Americana.
17:25 27 November 2021

Sounders claim 2nd title in 4 years, beating Toronto FC 3-1

SEATTLE — Kelvin Leerdam scored his first career postseason goal on a deflected shot in the 57th minute, substitute Victor Rodriguez connected in the ...
22:23 10 November 2021

Part III: Seattle and Toronto meet for MLS title

SEATTLE — When Jordan Morris takes the field in his hometown Sunday it will be a scene he could only imagine as a kid when the Sounders were in their ...
21:14 9 November 2021

Bradley’s finale? Maybe not if Toronto FC wins MLS Cup

SEATTLE — When Michael Bradley left Italy and returned to Major League Soccer to join Toronto FC, he was the secondary attraction. Most of the attenti...
21:59 8 November 2021

Seattle set new standards for MLS, now gets to host final

SEATTLE — As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren'...
19:20 7 November 2021

Implementation of automatic parameter adjustment based on Bayesian optimization method

1. Bayesian optimization method (attention is a method, an idea) Bayesian Optimization establishes an alternative functi...
11:35 27 October 2021