Major League Baseball suspended umpire Joe West for one game without pay on Wednesday for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
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Mountain Ridge rolls over Northern California, 13-2, in Little League West Regionals in San Bernardino on Tuesday. The Nevada champions score 11 unanswered runs in the final three innings to rout Pacifica, Calif., and improve to 3-0 in pool play.
The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.
Cory Mazzoni pitched six shutout innings, and Matt Reynolds went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs to lift the 51s to a 7-2 win over the Sacramento River Cats in a Pacific Coast League game Sunday in West Sacramento, Calif.
Winning pitcher Austin Kryszczuk hit a two-run homer in the first inning Sunday to help Mountain Ridge to a 6-5 victory over Chandler (Ariz.) National in the Little League West Regional Tournament in San Bernardino, Calif.
It is difficult not to mention the city of Williamsport, Pa., and Little League baseball in the same sentence — usually the first sentence.
The Post 8 Rams took care of that problem in dramatic fashion, rallying in the ninth inning to beat Bishop Goman 9-8 in the championship game of the American Legion state tournament at UNLV’s Wilson Stadium.
Countless baseball players — including Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Johnny Bench — have been affected by skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop the disease in their lifetimes.
Nevada beat Utah 11-1 in a four-inning game in the opener of the Little League Baseball West Regional Tournament. The game was called early because of the 10-run rule.
A whirlwind few weeks in which 51s catcher Kevin Plawecki was promoted to Triple-A for the first time and represented the United States in the All-Star Futures Game was enough to make his head spin.
Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.
Before Wednesday, the last time Donn Roach pitched in Las Vegas was in 2010, when he was the ace for the College of Southern Nevada squad that featured a 17-year-old Bryce Harper.
Bill Butier, president of Las Vegas-based Access Health Dental, was chagrined when he saw signs for another dental company while he was strolling around Cashman Field.
Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015.
Before he was called up by the 51s this season, the only time infielder Matt Reynolds had been to Las Vegas was to play in a high school basketball tournament.
UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers’ new five-year contract will pay him at least $150,000 annually, including $125,000 in base earnings. He also had the potential to earn more through incentives.
Whatever Frank Viola was yelling from the 51s dugout on a sweltering Sunday afternoon at Cashman Field certainly didn’t sound like sweet music to home plate umpire Scott Mahoney, who ejected the Las Vegas pitching coach in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.
For 23 seasons, hitters tried to outthink Maddux. They failed miserably.
When it comes to making a round object move, the Greg Maddux bobblehead doll that was given away by the 51s on Saturday night at Cashman Field has nothing on its namesake.
There is a notion, not uncommonly held, that the greatness of one man can extract greatness from another.
Few will deny that Desert Oasis has been the best legion baseball team in the Las Vegas Gold Division this summer. But even with that distinction, the team isn’t fully satisfied.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis just rejoined the Las Vegas 51s Friday after being optioned to the minors by the New York Mets. He wasted no time making his presence felt.