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Diamondbacks Game Delayed for 2 Hours by Bees

Thousands swarmed the netting above home plate

(Newser) - Mother Nature can certainly cause game delays, but not often in such a buzzy way. Tuesday night's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers started nearly two hours later than scheduled because a bee colony showed up behind home plate about five minutes before the first pitch...

Report: Ohtani's Ex-Interpreter Wants Plea Deal

Sources say Ippei Mizuhara may have stolen more than $4.5M from Dodgers star

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and superstar Shoehei Ohtani might soon be able to put a major league gambling scandal behind them. Sources tell the New York Times that Ippei Mizuhara is in talks to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the scandal. Mizuhara, Ohtani's longtime friend and...

'Saddened' Ohtani Says He Was Lied to, Stolen From

Dodgers star insists he hasn't bet on sports

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani said Monday that he never bet on sports or knowingly paid any gambling debts accumulated by his longtime interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara. Instead, the Los Angeles Dodgers star claims his close friend lied to him for years and stole millions from the two-time MVP, the AP reports. Ohtani gave...

For Baseball, What a Stunning Mess

For Baseball,
What a
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For Baseball, What a Stunning Mess

Phenom Shohei Ohtani is embroiled in scandal involving his interpreter's gambling

(Newser) - Baseball fans are trying to make sense of the surprise scandal that enveloped one of the game's biggest stars on the very first day of the season. Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers has not been accused of any wrongdoing himself, but the Japanese player's interpreter has...

This Could Be MLB's Biggest Gambling Scandal Since 1989

Shohei Ohtani's interpreter has been fired over alleged gambling, theft

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani's interpreter and close friend has been fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers following allegations of illegal gambling and theft from the Japanese baseball star, the AP reports. Interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, 39, was let go from the team Wednesday following reports from the Los Angeles Times and ESPN...

Dodgers' Ohtani Makes a Surprise Announcement

Turns out the 29-year-old star is now hitched to a Japanese woman

(Newser) - Baseball star Shohei Ohtani has stunningly revealed he's married. Ohtani wrote on Thursday on Instagram , in Japanese: "The season is approaching, but I would like to announce to everyone that I have gotten married." He said his new wife was a "Japanese woman," without identifying...

Jury Returns Conviction in Boys' Crosswalk Deaths

Prosecutors say Rebecca Grossman had been racing former MLB player after drinks

(Newser) - A Southern California woman has been found guilty in the deaths of two young brothers who were in a crosswalk when Rebecca Grossman's car struck them in 2020. A jury convicted her of two counts of murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, and one count of hit-and-run, the...

The Key to Ohtani's Thanks Fits a Porsche

New teammate's wife ran a campaign to give the free agent her husband's jersey number

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani wore No. 17 on his jersey when he played for the Los Angeles Angels, and it worked pretty well for him. But when the Los Angeles Dodgers were trying to sign the free agent, that number belonged to Joe Kelly. The veteran's wife, Ashley, saw no obstacle...

His Unprecedented Contract Has Unprecedented Structure
His Unprecedented Contract
Has Unprecedented Structure
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His Unprecedented Contract Has Unprecedented Structure

Baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani will defer most of his $700M for another decade

(Newser) - The big sports news over the weekend came from the world of baseball , where Shohei Ohtani announced he'd signed a record-shattering $700 million contract over 10 years to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now that more details of the deal are surfacing, the Wall Street Journal calls attention...

Ohtani Decides on Next Team
Decides on
Next Team

Ohtani Decides on Next Team

Two-way star to sign historic, 10-year contract with Dodgers

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani, the two-way baseball star who's the reigning American League MVP, is moving next door. The starting pitcher-designated hitter, a free agent who has played for the Los Angeles Angels for the past six seasons, announced in an Instagram post on Saturday that he's joining the Los...

Dodgers Pitcher Accused of Domestic Violence

MLB has opened an investigation into Julio Urías

(Newser) - Major League Baseball has opened an investigation into Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías after he was arrested Sunday on a felony charge of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, the AP reports. Deputy Maria Lucero, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, confirmed the felony charge...

Thousands Protest Dodgers' Pride Night

Baseball team restored invitation to Los Angeles organization after canceling it in the face of backlash

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers' presentation of a Community Hero Award to a group that some say mocks Catholicism before Friday night's game drew protests and prayers, forcing security to shut the main entrance for a time. Demonstrators carrying signs reading "Stop anti-Catholic hate" and "God will not...

Dodgers Do 180 on Pride Night After 2nd Round of Backlash

MLB team uninvited LGBTQ+ charity group after conservative complaints, then reinvited them

(Newser) - It didn't seem out of the ordinary that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence , an LGBTQ+ charity and satirical performance drag group in which participants dress as nuns, had been invited to the Los Angeles Dodgers' 10th annual Pride Night next month. The group was set to receive a "...

Well, That Was Quite a Marriage Proposal on the Baseball Field

Ricardo Juarez gets tackled by security during romantic gesture at Dodger Stadium

(Newser) - A Los Angeles Dodgers fan tried to propose to his girlfriend at a baseball game, but ended up getting tackled like he was at a football game. TMZ Sports reports that it all went down during Thursday night's matchup at Dodger Stadium against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when a man...

MLB Suspends Trevor Bauer for 324 Games
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Trevor Bauer's 324-Game Suspension Reduced

Dodgers pitcher will be reinstated immediately, MLB says

(Newser) - Trevor Bauer can return to Major League Baseball after an independent arbitrator on Thursday reduced his record 324-game suspension to 194 games. Bauer, the LA Dodgers pitcher who was accused of sexual assault last year, had appealed his suspension, which caused him to miss the entire 2022 season, or 144...

Reporter's Big Slide Does Not End Well
Reporter's Big Slide
Does Not End Well

Reporter's Big Slide Does Not End Well

Dodgers' reporter David Vassegh breaks 2 bones and cracks 6 ribs in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A reporter for Los Angeles Dodgers' telecasts is getting more attention than he anticipated after going down the famous big slide at the Milwaukee Brewers' home field. David Vassegh's trip down mascot Bernie Brewer's slide went a little haywire at the end, resulting in two broken bones in...

His 'Dulcet Tones Provided the Soundtrack of Summer'

Beloved Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully dead at 94

(Newser) - Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, the team said. He was 94. Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills section of Los Angeles,...

Dodgers Pitcher Sues Woman Who Accused Him of Sexual Assault

Trevor Bauer has vehemently denied any wrongdoing

(Newser) - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer sued the woman who accused him of sexual assault in federal court Monday, in a move that came less than three months after prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges against the athlete. The San Diego woman, whom the pitcher had met through social...

Trevor Bauer Won't Play This Season
LA Prosecutors Won't
Charge Trevor Bauer

LA Prosecutors Won't Charge Trevor Bauer

Dodgers pitcher denies sexual abuse allegations

(Newser) - Update: Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday decided not to charge Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing a San Diego woman he met through social media. Prosecutors were unable to prove the San Diego woman’s accusations beyond a reasonable doubt, the Los Angeles County district attorney'...

Umpires Aren't Robots—Yet
Blown Call Makes
Case for Robot

Blown Call Makes Case for Robot Umpires

Technology has stepped in after human error before, David Von Drehle writes

(Newser) - After the Dodgers-Giants playoff game Thursday night, Gabe Morales was able to watch replays of his call that ended San Francisco's season. The umpire had ruled that the Giants' Wilmer Flores had gone around while trying to check his swing. That was the third strike, the last out of...

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