• 1st of 4 WBC qualifying tournaments set for Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — The first of four regional qualifiers for next year’s World Baseball Classic begins Thursday with host team Australia aiming to advance to the final 16 and improve on its poor record in past tournaments.

  • Former MLB outfielder Gomes signs with Rakuten Eagles

    TOKYO (AP) — Free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.