MLB All-Star Game uniforms not drawing All-Star reviews

DENVER — Fashion forward? Maybe more like fashion faux pas. The fans on social media weren’t exactly raving about the new All-Star jerseys that were on display Tuesday night. No classic birds-on-a-bat design for the Cardinals at Coors Field, no sweet script for the Dodgers. No brown pinstripes on the shirts for the Padres, no … Read more

Ohtani becomes 1st 2-way All-Star with perfect 1st inning

Shohei Ohtani became the first two-way All-Star in style, featuring a 100 mph fastball to pitch a perfect first inning against the National League after being denied a hit by a nice defensive play in his first at-bat By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer July 14, 2021, 1:13 AM • 2 min read Share to … Read more

Five years on, Rio de Janeiro chases elusive Olympics legacy

RIO DE JANEIRO — With the Olympics about to kick off in Tokyo, the prior host is struggling to make good on legacy promises. Brazil’s government is providing assurances that Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park venues won’t be abandoned, while City Hall rebuilds a beleaguered bus system and is again pledging to create schools from … Read more

El Salvador bans mass gatherings amid coronavirus surge

 El Salvador’s congress has voted overwhelmingly to impose a 90-day ban on sporting events, concerts, festivals and other mass gatherings because of a surge in coronavirus cases ByThe Associated Press July 13, 2021, 11:30 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador’s congress voted … Read more

Rob Manfred Gets Nostalgic About All-Star Game

DENVER — Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, rarely speaks romantically about his sport. But on Tuesday, with the All-Star Game a few hours away after a lonely 2020 summer without one, Manfred gave in to nostalgia. Fifty years ago, at a friend’s house on Brantingham Lake in upstate New York, an All-Star … Read more

The Latest: All-Star batting practice goes on amid drizzle

The skies were gray overhead and there was occasional drizzle during batting practice ahead of Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Coors Field ByThe Associated Press July 13, 2021, 10:32 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DENVER — The Latest on the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Coors Field … Read more

Column: Even without Woods, majors not any easier to win

The Masters green jacket had been in his possession for just over three weeks and Dustin Johnson already was looking ahead at more major titles. U.S. Open champion. Masters champion. Two-time major champion. Which title sounded the best to him? “Masters champion. It’s got a nice ring to it,” Johnson said, and the easy smile … Read more

‘Fair game’: Koepka and DeChambeau feud won’t go away

Brooks Koepka has made it abundantly clear he doesn’t like Bryson DeChambeau. That should have no bearing in golf because they don’t have to spend time together, which they don’t do, and they haven’t played together on the PGA Tour since the second round at Bay Hill two years ago. Maybe it will be different … Read more

Turkey protests testing of soccer team at Greek airport

Turkey has summoned the Greek ambassador to complain after the players and coaches of Turkish soccer club Galatasaray canceled a friendly game in Greece and returned to Turkey over a COVID-19 testing dispute ByThe Associated Press July 13, 2021, 7:30 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ANKARA, Turkey — … Read more