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MLS tournament game postponed one day after new virus case

Jul 13, 2020 - 4:30 PM

It is the latest setback to hit the MLS is Back Tournament, which marks the return of top-flight soccer in the United States following a four-month shutdown

MLS star Vela opts out of restart as outbreak forces out FC Dallas

Jul 07, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Los Angeles FC star Carlos Vela decides to skip the 'MLS is Back' tournament on Wednesday, July 8

ANOTHER BLOW. 2019 MLS MVP Carlos Vela opts out of the restart tournament of the league. Photo from Carlos Vela's Instagram

Dodgers Price to skip MLB season over virus concerns

Jul 06, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Former World Series champion David Price says he looks forward to representing the Dogders next year

NO GO. David Price will not play for the Dodgers in his supposed first season with the team. Photo from Instagram/@dodgers

6 FC Dallas players test positive for virus in Orlando

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:24 PM

Just a week before Major League Soccer starts, FC Dallas absorbs a major blow

SAFETY FIRST. All players who tested positive have been moved to an isolated area. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

MLS has 20 player positives ahead of Orlando tournament

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:13 PM

All teams will stay and compete inside a 'bubble' at Disney World starting July 8

DEFENDING CHAMPION. Seattle Sounders FC is looking to defend its Major League Soccer title in a bubble. Photo from Seattle Sounders FC Twitter

40 MLB players, staff test positive for coronavirus in week – report

Jun 22, 2020 - 5:06 PM

USA Today reports that coronavirus cases had ramped up the urgency of negotiations for starting the MLB season

SHELVED. The MLB season was originally slated to open in March but it was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Coronavirus cases force closures of MLB, NHL training facilities

Jun 20, 2020 - 11:29 AM

Multiple players and staff members test positive for COVID-19 in US pro baseball and hockey leagues

SHUTTERED. Team facilities like Spectrum Field, the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Florida, are closed as a precaution. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Durant buys small piece of Philadelphia MLS team

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:46 AM

NBA star Kevin Durant becomes the latest celebrity to take a minority share ownership of a Major League Soccer team

NEW VENTURE. Kevin Durant puts on his business hat again. Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Showers, spitting off limits as MLB eyes safe return to games

May 18, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The MLB hopes to begin a shortened 2020 season by early July

NO PHYSICAL CONTACT. A return-to-play guidelines drafted by MLB officials would enforce social distancing, meaning no hugs or high fives after a home run. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

State of play: How U.S. leagues are planning return

May 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Major sports leagues hope to resume action or save seasons put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic

NO CHEERING. If the NBA decides to return, fans will likely be barred from watching live. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Yankees top Forbes' list of richest MLB clubs

Apr 10, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Forbes calculated that the Yankees generated nearly $700 million in revenue in 2019

RICHEST. The New York Yankees appreciated 9% to $5 billion in total value. Photo from Instagram/@yankees

LIST: How the coronavirus has hit global sports

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) Sporting events worldwide come to a complete standstill as the virus continues to wreak havoc

MAJOR HIT. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been pushed back to 2021. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA-EFE

Beckham visits empty stadium as MLS club's home debut delayed

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:52 PM

'In these moments, sports take a back seat,' says David Beckham, the former football star who now owns a Major League Soccer club

David Beckham. Photo from Twitter/@intermiamifc

Beckham's Miami defeated in MLS debut

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:16 PM

Co-owner David Beckham sees his Inter Miami drop a close loss to Los Angeles FC

CO-OWNER. David Beckham ventures into the business side of football. Photo from Twitter/@intermiamifc

MLB boss sorry for calling trophy a 'piece of metal'

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Major League Baseball chief Rob Manfred apologizes for his 'disrespectful' comment but still lets the Houston Astros keep the 2017 World Series crown

SCANDAL. The Houston Astros get to keep their crown amid allegations of cheating. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA-EFE

LeBron joins MLB stars in ripping Astros as cheats

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:46 AM

As the Astros cheating scandal rocks baseball, LeBron James says he'd be 'uncontrollable' if he discovered someone cheated him out of winning a title

Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA-EFE

Astros pitcher banned 162 games for doping

Feb 18, 2020 - 12:44 PM

Astros pitcher Francis Martes is suspended for the entire 2020 MLB regular season

SUSPENDED AGAIN. Francis Martes' new ban comes after a 80-game suspension in March 2019. Photo Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Stripping Astros of 2017 crown 'futile' – MLB chief

Feb 17, 2020 - 3:44 PM

The Astros have been fined $5 million by the MLB for using an illegal, technology-assisted system to record and decode signals from opposition pitchers

KEEP THE HARDWARE. Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros will get to keep their 2017 World Series title. Photo from Instagram/@astrosbaseball

Contrite Astros apologize for MLB sign-stealing scandal

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The Houston Astros hope to regain the fan's trust after a high-tech Major League Baseball sign-stealing scandal

REMORSEFUL. Houston star Jose Altuve (left) says sorry for figuring in a cheating scandal that rocked baseball. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

TNC lives to fight another day at Leipzig Major

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:04 PM

The Philippine 'Dota 2' team stays alive, beating Reality Rift in a do-or-die match in the lower bracket playoffs

TNC. Photo from TNC/Twitter

A chance for TNC to bounce back at year's first Dota 2 Major

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:11 PM

After a subpar December, TNC has a chance to regain confidence, and build upon last year's successful run

TNC. Timothy "Tims" Randrup (L) and Kim "Gabbi" Villafuerte (R) at a meet-and-greet event in November. File photo from TNC/Twitter

Red Sox part ways with manager Cora amid sign-stealing scandal

Jan 15, 2020 - 3:47 PM

The commissioner's report tags former Astros bench coach Alex Cora as the ring-leader of an illegal sign-stealing scheme

CONTROVERSY. Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox sever ties following a baseball scandal. Justin Edmonds/Getty Images/AFP

Astros coach, GM banned and sacked over cheating scandal

Jan 14, 2020 - 12:23 PM

'We need to move forward with a clean slate,' says Astros owner Jim Crane in firing AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow

DOUBLE WHAMMY.AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow(R) are banned from the for the 2020 season after a Major League Baseball investigation into allegations of sign-stealing, the league confirms on January 13, 2020. Photo by Bob Levey/ Getty Images North America/ AFP

Foals, Sabrina Claudio, Nova Amor are coming to Manila for Wanderland 2020

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Who's ready for another Wanderland festival?

WANDERLAND. The 2019 edition was the biggest yet. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Adversity made Strasburg's World Series MVP award sweeter

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals win their first World Series title, just months after being given only a .01 percent chance of winning the crown by oddsmakers

HISTORIC. Stephen Strasburg becomes the first pitcher to go 5-0 in a single playoff run and is named the first World Series MVP pitcher since San Francisco's Madison Baumgartner in 2014. Photo from Instagram/@nationals

Nationals rally past Astros to capture World Series

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Written off months ago after a poor start, the Washington Nationals complete one of the most shocking championship runs in baseball history

HISTORIC. The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Astros one win from historic World Series title fightback

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The Houston Astros can win the World Series title if they take Game 6 over Washington

RESILIENCY. MLB strikeout leader Gerrit Cole is happy with the team's resiliency in the best-of-seven finals series. Photo from Houston Astro's Twitter

Astros rout Nationals to reach brink of World Series title

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The Astros seize a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven finals of Major League Baseball to zero in on their second World Series crown in 3 seasons

ON THE VERGE. The Astros win 3 straight after dropping the first two games of the World Series. Photo from Twitter/@astros

Nationals rout Astros to take command of World Series

Oct 24, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Unlikely heroes turn up as the Washington Nationals dump the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the best-of-seven finals

DOMINANT. Juan Soto, Michael A. Taylor and Gerardo Parra of the Nationals celebrate their Game 2 dumping of the Astros. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Nationals outlast Astros to capture World Series opener

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:39 PM

In his World Series debut, 20-year-old Juan Soto becomes the fourth-youngest player in history to homer

COMPOSURE. Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals (right) steals second base against Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros during the 8th inning in Game 1. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Astros seek World Series dynasty as Nats hunt fairytale title

Oct 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Astros eye a second title in 3 seasons, while the Nationals aim to end a 95-year MLB title drought for Washington

BACK AT IT. The Astros advance to the World Series for the second time in 3 years. Photo from Twitter/@astros

Mets' Alonso sets NL rookie homer record in MLB

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Pete Alonso of the New York Mets fires his 40th home run of the season, breaking the record set by Cody Bellinger for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017

CHASING HISTORY. Pete Alonso needs just two more homers to break the New York Mets' single-season record. Photo from Twitter/@Mets

Former Red Sox star Ortiz out of hospital – reports

Jul 28, 2019 - 3:50 PM

David Ortiz spent 7 weeks in hospital after being shot in a nightclub in his native Domican Republic

BIG PAPI. David Ortiz is on his way to recovery. Photo Twitter/@davidortiz

Apple takes majority stake in Intel modem unit

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Intel chief executive Bob Swan says the deal 'enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created'

PODCAST: Battling depression and anxiety

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The majority of people know at least one person who may be dealing with a mental health illness or even unstable mental health. But what do we really know about it?

Grieving Angels return to play after death of pitcher Skaggs

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The cause of death of 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs remains a mystery as there's no sign of suicide or foul play

HEARTBREAKING. The sudden death of the popular  Tyler Skaggs remains ‘incomprehensible’ for the Los Angeles Angels. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP

'LP will remain steadfast to principles' even if in House majority – Belmonte

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'Maninidigan pa rin tayo,' says Quezon City 6th District Representative Kit Belmonte, Liberal Party secretary-general

BACK TO MAJORITY? LP lawmakers of the previous 17th Congress pose for a picture back when they were trying to claim the House minority bloc in July 2018. Several of them have been reelected into the next 18th Congress. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FALSE: Photo of seminarians 'supporting' death penalty

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Immaculate Conception Major Seminary is in fact against death penalty

Zlatan: 'I will break every record in the MLS this season'

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic promises to bring something new to MLS fans this season

IBRA-MANIA. Zlatan Ibrahimovic aims to top his 2018 feat of 22 goals and 10 assists in 27 games. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Term-sharing or graceful exit for Andaya as House majority leader?

Jan 21, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro claims there is a 'gentlemen's understanding' between him and House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr

BYE, BYE MAJO? Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya Jr is said to be stepping down as House Majority Leader to give way to Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: Soccer star Wayne Rooney arrested for public intoxication

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The former Manchester United star has paid the fine for the misdemeanor stemming from a Washington airport incident

MISCONDUCT. Wayne Rooney’s club team DC United says it will handle the incident internally. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Yemeni mother to see dying son after U.S. waives visa ban

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:22 PM

The wish of a mother from Yemen to see her dying toddler one last time is granted, when the US issues her a waiver from its ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries

This photo courtesy of the Council on American-Islamic relations in Sacramento shows the young Abdullah Hassan on life support at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland on December 16, 2018 with his father, Ali. Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan, a US citizen like his father, suffers from a rare genetic brain condition. His mother from Yemen was granted a visa on December 18, 2018 to see her dying toddler after US officials issued a waiver from its ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, supporters said. Council on American-Islamic Relations / AFP

Top college football player Kyler Murray could be headed to baseball

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The Heisman Trophy awardee has already signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics in the MLB

TWO-WAY STAR. Kyler Murray is a potential first-round pick in the NFL but he is expected to play in the MBL. Photo from Twitter (@TheKylerMurray)

Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:44 PM

(UPDATED) Valve's Dota 2 team steps in, banning Carlo 'Kuku' Palad from competing in the upcoming Chongqing Major

1 soldier killed, another wounded in NPA ambush in Northern Samar

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:04 PM

NPA rebels attack two soldiers buying food in a market

AMBUSHED. Photo courtesy of DPAO, 8ID Photo courtesy of DPAO, 8ID

Yankees ace Rivera joins Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Retired Panamanian right-hander Mariano Rivera is named to the ballot for helping the Yankees to five World Series crowns

LEGEND. Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera makes it to the list of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame candidates. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images North America/AFP

Swedish striker Ibrahimovic named top MLS newcomer

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic edges out England striker Wayne Rooney and Mexico's Carlos Vela for the award

IBRA-MANIA. 'Swedish god' Zlatan Ibrahimovic brings his prowess to reinforce LA Galaxy. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Red Sox rally to stun Dodgers, reach brink of World Series

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Boston wipes out a four-run deficit versus Los Angeles to move within a win of capturing a ninth World Series crown

SPARKPLUG. Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce hits a three-run RBI double in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles in Game 4. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Red Sox dump Dodgers to take control of World Series

Oct 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Boston pitcher David Price baffled the Los Angeles batters much of the night

GAME 2 HERO. 'I take a lot of pride of being able to evolve from pitch to pitch,' says Red Sox pitcher David Price. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Nuñez homer powers Red Sox over Dodgers in World Series opener

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:44 PM

The Boston Red Sox take a 1-0 lead versus the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven finals

SERIES OPENER. Eduardo Nunez of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his three-run home run during the 7th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP