WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Little League is offering youth baseball organizations a pathway forward as they eye a restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Large events are slowly starting up again in Missouri — a state more willing than most to permit sports, concerts and shows following the economic shutdown aimed at stemming...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Representatives of fitness clubs, amusement parks and youth baseball on Tuesday told a task force on reopening New Hampshire’s economy that they are prepared to make a variety...
Doctors, scientists and sports leaders are outlining the path back to playing fields for children in grassroots sports — an exercise that will help inform major organizations on how to get their...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' office was flooded with hundreds of emails in the hours surrounding his decision to extend Wisconsin's stay-at-home order accusing him of destroying the...
Put them in, coach. The boys and girls of summer are ready to play.
But Little League, like most of the sports world, has been benched. Youth baseball fields sit empty, and parents mourn the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The end to months of fundraising, planning and practice ended with a press release and tears.
Mike DeLuca envisioned his youngest son, John, capping his baseball career the...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former high-ranking officials with a New Jersey youth baseball league whose all-star team played in the Little League World Series two years ago have admitted stealing...
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about a youth baseball umpire being punched, The Associated Press, citing a sheriff’s office news release, incorrectly identified the victim as a “Little...
SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of a youth baseball league convicted of stealing from the organization in Ohio has been ordered to pay $175,000 in restitution or face a three-year...
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A 44-year-old northern Illinois man has been arrested on charges that he stole thousands of dollars from a youth baseball team in a league he once ran.
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey...
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Five of eight adults cited for disorderly conduct in a brawl that broke out during a youth baseball game in Colorado have reached plea agreements.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Connecticut youth baseball coach who arranged to meet with a 14-year-old boy to engage in illicit sexual activity has been sentenced to five years in...
DENVER (AP) — The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday.
Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field...
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Police say a dozen people have now been cited for disorderly conduct after a brawl during a youth baseball game in Colorado.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado say a 29-year-old man accused of participating in a fist fight between adults during a youth baseball game has been cited for disorderly...
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on an adult brawl at a youth baseball game in suburban Denver (all times local):
A 13-year-old umpire says his warning against both sides...
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire's calls during a youth baseball game involving 7-year-olds.
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. soldier who had just returned home from overseas surprised his 8-year-old son from behind home plate as the boy stepped up to bat at a youth baseball game in...
CAVENDISH, Vt. (AP) — Volunteers are promising to pitch in to rebuild a youth baseball field in southern Vermont — modeled after Fenway Park in Boston — that was damaged by flooding earlier this...
ALBION, Mich. (AP) — Some of the first T-ball players are working to create a museum to commemorate the sport's roots in southern Michigan.
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former high-ranking officials with a New Jersey youth baseball league whose all-star team played in the Little League World Series two years ago have been indicted on...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island prosecutors say a youth baseball coach from Connecticut accused of soliciting a minor has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the case.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are only in their second NHL season, and already they're going into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
The hall executive committee announced Friday that inductees this year will also include veteran Las Vegas sportswriter Steve Carp, former Arena Football player-turned-high school and college coach Hunkie Cooper and youth baseball coach-turned-pro scout Manny Guerra.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former security monitor at a Florida school where 17 people were killed says he's being harassed by a victim's father.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say a youth baseball coach from Connecticut has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old boy online to engage in sexual activity.
Police say 33-year-old Christopher Merchant, of Canterbury, Connecticut, is charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and other violations.
DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — Residents of a small northeastern Indiana city are finding creative ways to help raise more money for rehabbing a youth baseball park.
The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that community boosters in Decatur have sold handmade quilts, T-shirts and fleece sweat shirts.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, will attend Hampton University and play softball.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Pineda plays a lot of video games, but he's best at "Minecraft." Hunched over a laptop in the front row of a half-full movie theater last month, the 13-year-old eagerly showed off why.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio woman accused of embezzling at least $180,000 from a youth baseball league while she was its treasurer has been indicted on charges including theft.
Authorities say a Warren County grand jury on Monday indicted Renee Nichols on aggravated theft and tampering with records charges.
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera can now say it with a good deal of certainty: Baseball is harder than it looks on TV.
"It's so easy when you watch the game on TV. It's so slow," the Detroit slugger said. "The game is so simple on TV."
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer whose gun accidentally discharged at a youth baseball tournament in Colorado last month has been charged with two misdemeanors.
KCNC-TV in Denver reports that Markum King of Cheyenne is charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct stemming from the June 15 incident in Steamboat Springs.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will invest more than $18 million on youth programs in the Bronx in an effort to reduce gang recruitment.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined local leaders on Thursday to announce the funding. It will pay for the creation and expansion of afterschool programs, youth baseball and softball leagues, community centers, summer camps and violence prevention efforts.
Cuomo says the programs will offer local teens hope and an alternative to gang membership.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League in Chicago is celebrating its fourth season.
Organizers say the summer-long league builds relationships between officers and residents in the Englewood neighborhood.
About 100 boys and girls currently are registered for the program that features six teams named after old Negro League teams and recent African American leaders.
COLLEGE STATION, Ark. (AP) — A town in central Arkansas struck by a tornado 21 years ago finally has a new baseball complex.
U.S. flags were put out Wednesday for the Independence Day dedication of the College Station Community Sports Complex.
The March 1, 1997, tornado was among a dozen storms blamed for 25 deaths across Arkansas. The tornado destroyed an old ballpark that was home to the championship-winning youth baseball team in College Station, a town of about 400 people near Little Rock.
MONEE, Ill. (AP) — The former mayor of a Chicago suburb has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in an attack on an umpire at a youth baseball game.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a board member of an Alabama city's youth baseball program is accused of stealing $15,000 to $20,000 from the program.
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A youth baseball team in a northern Cincinnati suburb will wear the names of fallen soldiers on their backs this Memorial Day.
WCPO-TV reports the XBA Thunder team in Fairfield will wear jerseys Monday with the names of soldiers coach Joe Isaacs lost while serving in the Army.
NEW YORK (AP) — MLB and USA Baseball are promoting a modified version of youth baseball that picks up the pace and gets players more active with fewer innings, batters and pitches.
Hit and Run Baseball is part of the MLB's Play Ball initiative announced Tuesday. Hall of Famer and special adviser Cal Ripken is leading the cause.
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Joseph Voynik arrived before sunup one day in November to watch two dozen cement trucks roll into Hite Wolcott Park in Ridgeland.
The 16-year-old from Flowood stood as close as he could to see each truck deliver its load of gray sludge onto a youth baseball field in the northeast section of the complex.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire youth sports organization investigating a man's allegations that two baseball coaches talked about a plan to hurt his 11-year-old-daughter, the only girl on her team, to force her to quit says no player was ever in danger, but a coach has been dismissed.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio youth baseball league is raffling off an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and other guns for a fundraiser to reduce registration fees.
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school.
Coach Levi Patterson told the Kansas City Star the fundraiser for the third-grade team in Neosho, Missouri, had been planned before last week's shooting in Parkland, Florida.
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former high-ranking officials with a New Jersey youth baseball league whose all-star team played in the Little League World Series last summer have been accused of misappropriating more than $118,000 in league funds.
Tony Del Vecchio, who had been president of the Holbrook Little League in Jackson, and former league treasurer John Lehmann were both arrested Friday and charged with theft and conspiracy.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — At Nationals Park in Washington, thousands of fans poured into the stands on the last Saturday of the regular season, ready to cheer on their playoff-bound baseball squad.
But Rodney Slater, an Arkansan and one of the team's founding partners, had things on his mind besides pennant races and World Series rings.