Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.
Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, All-Star teammate LeBron James had 21 points and 15 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked more like themselves at home in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were named Wednesday as the newest Baseball Hall of Fame members while steroid-linked stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens edged nearer to selection.
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.
Taiwanese baseball player Yang Dai-kang (陽岱鋼) on Wednesday pledged to do his best to usher the Yomiuri Giants to another championship title, after signing a five-year-contract with the Tokyo-based team last week.
Yang Dai-kang was decked out in his new Yomiuri Giants team jersey at a homecoming press conference in Taipei on Wednesday after signing a five-year-contract with the Tokyo-based team earlier this month.
In this April 13 file photo, Dodger Stadium is viewed prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles.
The perennially thrifty Miami Marlins have become big spenders in the late innings.
Aroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon misused him during the postseason, putting the hard-throwing reliever on the mound too often in Chicago's successful effort to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.