Coronavirus: Cancellations and changes in US sport

2020-03-12 22:16

A quick look at major cancellations and changes in North American sport as coronavirus concerns intensify in the United States.

Giants make history by hiring first female coach

2020-01-17 07:23

Alyssa Nakken has been added to the San Francisco Giants coaching ranks, making her the first woman on a Major League Baseball coaching staff.

Nationals rally to beat Astros and capture World Series

2019-10-31 06:48

The Washington Nationals completed one of the most shocking championship runs in MLB history by capturing the US capital's first World Series title since 1924.

Marlins apologise for Steve Irwin tweet after loss to Rays

2019-08-06 06:26

The Miami Marlins have apologised for a taunting tweet referencing the death of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin after a MLB loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Dodgers to extend safety netting to protect fans - report

2019-06-27 20:02

The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to extend the netting at Dodger Stadium to protect fans from foul balls after another spectator was struck over the weekend.

SA's Scott claimed by Baltimore Orioles

2019-06-26 10:47

South Africa's Tayler Scott has been snapped up by the Baltimore Orioles after the Seattle Mariners put him on a waiver.

Baseball netting back in spotlight after fan hospitalised

2019-05-30 19:49

The issue of protective netting at Major League Baseball faced renewed scrutiny on Thursday after a young fan was hospitalised by a stray foul ball in Houston.

Cubs investigating fan's racist gesture

2019-05-08 20:06

The Chicago Cubs launched an investigation after a fan was caught making a racist gesture behind an African-American television reporter during a broadcast.

Angels reel in Trout with record R6.23 billion deal

2019-03-20 09:23

Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout is poised to sign the most lucrative contract in baseball history after agreeing a 12-year contract extension.


Major League Baseball postpones season start, halts training

2020-03-12 21:37

Major League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 season by at least two weeks because of the "national emergency" created by the coronavirus pandemic

Yankees reportedly sign hurler Cole to record R4.8bn deal

2019-12-11 07:53

Right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole has agreed to a record-setting nine-year, $324 million contract with the New York Yankees.

Trump booed at World Series baseball game

2019-10-28 10:50

President Donald Trump was booed by baseball fans as he attended a World Series game with his wife Melania in Washington.

Another teen's World Cup baseball dream comes true thanks to donor

2019-07-29 18:35

Boy Matthews, a talented young baseball player from Alexandra, Johannesburg, will be able to represent his country at the U-18 World Cup next month, thanks to a last-minute donation from a generous sponsor.

Prince Harry, Meghan given Yankees shirt for newborn son

2019-06-29 20:53

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were presented with a mini New York Yankees uniform for their son Archie when they attended MLB's historic first game in London.

MLB eyes European 'toehold' with Yankees-Red Sox

2019-06-27 10:20

MLB is sending its heaviest hitters to London, where commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees can give the game a "toehold".

South Africa's Scott makes MLB history

2019-06-09 22:03

Tayler Scott became the first South African pitcher to appear in a Major League Baseball game after making his debut for the Seattle Mariners.

Red Sox honoured by Trump but manager, several stars boycott

2019-05-10 07:43

US President Donald Trump welcomed the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox to the White House.

Red Sox manager Cora to snub White House ceremony

2019-05-06 21:17

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will skip a White House reception to honor the World Series champions.

Baseball reveals rule changes for 2019/2020

2019-03-14 22:01

Major League Baseball unveiled rule changes due to be introduced over the next two years, with several moves designed to speed up play.

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