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Ronald Blum

The Associated Press

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Ronald:

Jackie Robinson Museum opens after 14 years of planning

NEW YORK (AP) — Long dreamed about and in development for longer than the big league career of the man it honors, the Jackie Robinson Museum opened Tuesday in Manhattan with a gala ceremony attended by the widow of the barrier-breaking ballplayer and two of his children. Rachel Robinson, who turned 100 on July 19, […] → Read More

MLB, union have Monday deadline for international draft deal

The market for a free agent group that includes Anthony Rizzo, J → Read More

All-Stars showcase modern MLB: HRs, strikeouts, shifts

The All-Star Game showcased what baseball has become - home runs, strikeouts and offense-killing shifts → Read More

MLB moving ahead with uniform ads for 2023

Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans for advertising on uniforms next season → Read More

Manfred defends treatment of minor leaguers, presses Oakland

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the sport's treatment of minor leaguers, prompting immediate criticism from the players' advocacy group → Read More

Manfred rejects that minor leaguers not paid living wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the sport’s treatment of minor leaguers, prompting immediate criticism from the players’ advocacy group. “I kind of reject the premise of the question that minor league players are not paid a living wage,” Manfred told the Baseball Writers’ Association of America before Tuesday’s All-Star Game. → Read More

All-Star Game lineups: Kershaw to start for NL, McClanahan for AL

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start for the National League on Tuesday night in the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980, and Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan will be on the mound for the American League. → Read More

Kershaw to start All-Star Game for NL, McClanahan for AL

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start for the National League on Tuesday night in the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980, and Tampa Bay's Shane McClanahan will be on the mound for the American League → Read More

Jackson Holliday, Matt's son, taken by Orioles with top pick

Baltimore chose shortstop Jackson Holliday, a son of former batting champion Matt Holliday, with the top pick in baseball's amateur draft → Read More

Las Vegas Aviators player wins Futures MVP after hitting homerun, throwing out runner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shea Langeliers is headed to the Hall of Fame, even before his big league debut. → Read More

Freddie Freeman’s ex-agent sues radio host over tweet about Braves contract offer

Freddie Freeman’s former agent and his company sued a radio host for libel on Thursday, alleging Doug Gottlieb falsely claimed Casey Close never informed the first baseman of the Atlanta Braves’ last contract offer. → Read More

FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport'

Roughly four years before soccer's showcase comes to the U.S., Mexico and Canada, there already were winners and losers Thursday. → Read More

Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle among World Cup sites

Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out. → Read More

FIFA picks 2026 cities, predicts soccer will be `No 1 sport'

NEW YORK (AP) — The 16 cities of the first World Cup spread across three nations were revealed, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino made a bold statement summing up the goal of the 2026 tournament, to be played largely in the United States. "By 2026, futbol — soccer — will be the No. 1 sport in this country," he proclaimed. Roughly four years before soccer's showcase comes to the U. S. → Read More

FIFA announces 2026 World Cup US sites

FIFA announced 11 stadiums in the U.S. that will host FIFA World Cup games. → Read More

FIFA announces 2026 World Cup US sites

FIFA announced 11 stadiums in the U.S. that will host FIFA World Cup games. → Read More

Metropolitan Opera sales down, no COVID cancellations

The Metropolitan Opera sold 56% of ticket dollar capacity this season as it returned from a 1-1/2-year absence. → Read More

Yankees hammer Cubs in 18-4 rout

Matt Carpenter homered twice and tied his career high with seven RBIs, powering the New York Yankees to complete a weekend sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 18-4 rout on Sunday for their 11th win in 12 games. → Read More

Dodgers open with record $310M tax payroll, would owe $47M

The Los Angeles Dodgers opened the season with an all-time high $310.6 million payroll for purposes of the luxury tax and are on track to pay a record tax of → Read More

Astros' Javier, bullpen combine to no-hit Yanks in 3-0 win

Cristian Javier, Héctor Neris and Ryan Pressly combined on the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 19 years, shutting down the best team in baseball and pitching the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory → Read More