Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for the fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS – After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self – just like that guy with all those … Read more

Umpire leaves Red Sox game after getting hit with foul ball

An umpire working Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox has left the game after getting hit with a foul ball.Ron Kulpa was working as the home plate umpire at Fenway Park when a foul tip from White Sox third baseman Jake Burger struck Kulpa flush in the face mask in … Read more

Chelsea being sold for $ 3B to LA Dodgers owners, investors

LONDON – Chelsea will be sold to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, ending 19 years of ownership and lavish investment by Roman Abramovich until the Russian oligarch was sanctioned and forced to offload the English Premier League club over the war in Ukraine. The sale price of 2.5 billion pounds … Read more

Mets erupt for stunning rally in ninth inning to beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – What the Buck just happened? On a night the Mets were listless, cooked, kaput, they finally found their bats in the ninth inning and didn’t stop the tidal wave Thursday until they had scored seven runs against the Phillies. In their most improbable victory of the Buck Showalter era, the Mets rallied from … Read more

Madison Bumgarner restrained by teammates after umpire’s ejection

Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner had to be restrained by teammates after he was ejected after one inning in a hectic scene. Facing the Marlins’ Garrett Cooper in the first inning, Bumgarner threw what he thought would be called strike three and began walking toward the dugout, but the pitch was instead called a ball. It … Read more