World Baseball classic
Five pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout to help the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 on Tuesday night at the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
So, in another step toward player safety, the NFL’s Competition Committee is pondering a rule that would make it illegal for running backs outside the tackle box to lower their heads and deliver a forceable blow.
David Wright, or Captain America as he was accurately dubbed during the TV broadcast of USA’s 7-1 victory over Puerto Rico, has long been known as just about the biggest enthusiast on Team USA.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said that he will not join the Dominican Republic for the remainder of the World Baseball Classic. He skipped the first round due to a calf injury.
Alfredo Aceves and several players threw nasty punches when a fierce, full-scale brawl broke out in the ninth inning Saturday of Canada’s 10-3 romp over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic
The 27 guys who agreed to play for Joe Torre’s team are a supremely focused, determined and even personable group that is talking a great game on the eve of the third WBC event.
Team USA manager Joe Torre firmed up his starting pitching for the first round of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, slating Derek Holland against Canada.
The WBC still has major flaws, perhaps even fatal flaws. But if the tournament is going to survive, it desperately needs an American team that is desperate to win.
Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is baseball’s consensus top prospect, but he will not represent his native Curacao in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
The Rangers will go to spring training with the expectation that Nelson Cruz will be their right fielder.
All we got out of Thursday’s announcement of the Team USA roster was a reminder that until further notice, the World Baseball Classic remains a second-rate event.
Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Derek Holland was selected to the United States provisional roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.