Tragedy hits close to home as Theo Epstein’s twin brother ran Boston Marathon
The bombings in Boston Monday sent shock waves through the Cubs’ front offices, where several executives have strong ties to New England, including Boston native Theo Epstein. “All my thoughts are with my hometown, the people of Boston,” the Cubs’ team president said before Tuesday’s series opener against the Texas Rangers – and against the backdrop of heightened security efforts at the ballpark in the wake of Monday’s deadly events at the Boston Marathon. Epstein’s twin brother Paul ran the Boston Marathon, finishing about 45 minutes before the first explosion, Theo said. “My brother had actually called me right after …
Darvish falls one out shy of perfect game
April 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish came within one out of matching the greatest single-game pitching performances in Major League Baseball, striking out 14 while nearly throwing a perfect game for the Texas Rangers against the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Found 1 month ago on channel Reuters
White Sox to host Rangers in Civil Rights Game on Aug. 24
The seventh annual Civil Rights Game will be played in Chicago for the first time when the White Sox host the Texas Rangers on Aug. 24 at U.S Cellular Field. It will be the first Civil Rights Game for the Rangers but the third for the Sox. Major League Baseball created the game to pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights in America. The game was played at Auto Zone Park in Memphis, Tenn., in 2007 and 2008, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati in 2009 and 2010 and at Turner Field …
Father of Sandy Hook victim to throw first pitch
Major League Baseball will honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during the opening games of the 2013 season, including a father who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Texas Rangers.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel ESPN
Bayern eliminates Arsenal in Champs League
MUNICH -- Bayern Munich barely staved off an improbable comeback attempt by Arsenal and advanced in the Champions League despite a 2-0 loss Wednesday night, leaving England without a team in the quarterfinals for the first time in 17 years....