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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday, June 28

Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday (times GMT): SOCCER European Championship, France (to July 10) We will bring you all the latest developments, including news conferences and injury updates, ahead of the quarter-finals which start on Friday with Wales against Belgium. … Baseball News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Japan’s Darvish expected to return to pitching duty Saturday

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who has not thrown in Major League Baseball since the 2014 season, will make his return on Saturday, the team said on its website. The 29-year-old Japanese right-hander is completing his recovery from "Tommy John" elbow tendon replacement and reconstruction surgery that he underwent in March, 2015. Darvish reached the […]

Baseball-Hightlights of Thursday’s MLB games

Marlins 5, Dodgers 3 Giancarlo Stanton and J.T. Realmuto homered, and the Miami Marlins earned their first four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-3 victory on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Dee Gordon’s RBI single to left initiated the comeback, plating Realmuto to knot the score at 2 with two outs in the […]

ESPN fires Curt Schilling after anti-transgender comments

(Reuters) – Sports network ESPN fired former baseball player Curt Schilling after reports of recent anti-transgender comments on social media. "ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated," ESPN said in a statement on Wednesday. Baseball News Headlines – Yahoo! […]

Kennedy blown away by regal glove work of Royals

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros

The Kansas City Royals continue to display the defense that led them to last year's World Series title, even turning new team mates into amazed fans. New pitcher Ian Kennedy was left in awe on Thursday when his shortstop Alcides Escobar delivered a fantastic play in the field that helped Kansas City clinch a 6-2 […]

‘Cursed’ Chicago Cubs tipped to end drought as season begins

Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta pitches against the Cleveland Indians at Sloan Park on March 9, 2016

The Chicago Cubs have Major League Baseball buzzing at the prospect of seeing the game's long-time loveable losers end their century-plus World Series title drought in 2016. The Cubs were a group of over-achieving youngsters when they powered to the National League Championship Series last season, only to have their hearts broken by the New […]

Baseball-MLB to open Mexico City office in 2016

Major League Baseball is opening a Mexico City office in 2016 and has renewed a deal with a long-time Mexican broadcast partner, the league said on Thursday as part of a bid to grow its fan base. Mexico City will be the sixth MLB office outside the United States – joining Beijing, London, Santo Domingo, […]

Obama urges political and economic change in speech to Cubans

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Gran Teatro in Havana Cuba

By Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick HAVANA (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama challenged Cuba's Communist government with an impassioned call for democratic and economic change on Tuesday, addressing the Cuban people directly in a historic speech broadcast throughout the island. Taking the stage at Havana‚Äôs Grand Theater with Cuban President Raul Castro in attendance, […]

Marlins name Taiwan’s Chen as opening starter

Wei-Yin Chen, pictured on October 3, 2015, spent his first four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and signed a five-year deal with Miami worth $  80 million

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly on Sunday named Taiwanese left-hander Chen Wei-Yin as their opening-game starting pitcher for the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Chen will take the mound in a season opener for the first time in his North American career when the National League Marlins play host to the American League's Detroit Tigers […]

Jeter part of MLB delegation for Rays’ Havana exhibition

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Michigan

(Reuters) – Retired New York Yankees great Derek Jeter will be part of the Major League Baseball delegation in Havana for the Tampa Bay Rays' exhibition game against Cuba's national team, the league said on Friday. The exhibition will coincide with a historic visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, 15 months after a thawing of […]

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