USA Baseball cancels U-15 National Team trial in Arizona

USA Baseball cancels U-15 National Team trial in Arizona
09/07/2020
The National Team Championships North Carolina is still scheduled to begin on 27 July at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary. The elite championship-style tournaments allow athletes to be identified for National Team selections.
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NPB to allow 5,000 fans into stadiums starting Friday, 10 July

NPB to allow 5,000 fans into stadiums starting Friday, 10 July
09/07/2020
The top sports leagues in Japan opened on 19 July in empty stadiums. The plan is to operate venues at half of their capacity from 1 August. Experts warn: risk still exists.
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Cuban sluggers Despaigne, Gracial ready to join NPB champions Fukuoka

Cuban sluggers Despaigne, Gracial ready to join NPB champions Fukuoka
08/07/2020
Despaigne and Gracial will both face a two-week quarantine as they arrive in Japan and will be available to play in early August.
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MLB reveals schedule: National-Yankees, Dodgers-Giants to open season on 23 July

MLB reveals schedule: National-Yankees, Dodgers-Giants to open season on 23 July
07/07/2020
The shortened 60-game regular season will finish on 27 September. Each of the 30 clubs will select its roster from a pool of 60 players. The Minor League Baseball season has been cancelled.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Mexican National Team looking for ways to keep players active with LMB season cancelled

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Mexican National Team looking for ways to keep players active with LMB season cancelled
07/07/2020
The list includes 100 players, most of them under contract with teams of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB), that recently cancelled its 2020 season.
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Baseball-softball season starts in Italy with special opener in Codogno

Baseball-softball season starts in Italy with special opener in Codogno
06/07/2020
The first official game of the year was held in Codogno, the Italian city that recorded the first COVID-19 patient in the country. Baseball's top league will open on 8 July. The softball elite competition will follow on 11 July.
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MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game scheduled for Los Angeles

MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game scheduled for Los Angeles
03/07/2020
This will be the first time since 1945 that no MLB All-Star Game will be held.
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WBSC re-streaming of Baseball, Softball World Cup games draws millions of views, provides entertainment amid COVID-19 pandemic

WBSC re-streaming of Baseball, Softball World Cup games draws millions of views, provides entertainment amid COVID-19 pandemic
02/07/2020
The WBSC restreamed 88 international games (44 baseball and 44 softball), allowing game-starved fans around the world to watch their favorite sport in action.
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Fans set to return to KBO stadiums as Korean gov't eases restrictions

Fans set to return to KBO stadiums as Korean gov't eases restrictions
01/07/2020
Authorities in the Republic of Korea are easing COVID-19 restrictions, which opens the door for spectators to attend sporting events as early as this week.
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Top baseball, softball leagues in Netherlands set to open from 18 July

Top baseball, softball leagues in Netherlands set to open from 18 July
01/07/2020
Netherlands is the top-ranked European country in both the WBSC Baseball World Rankings and WBSC Women's Softball World Rankings.
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2022 Asian Games: Ground broken for new baseball-softball complex in Shaoxing, China

2022 Asian Games: Ground broken for new baseball-softball complex in Shaoxing, China
30/06/2020
Covering about 160,000 square meters, the centre will become China's largest baseball-softball facility that meets international standards.
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Baseball, past US Presidents celebrate Negro Leagues’ 100th Anniversary

Baseball, past US Presidents celebrate Negro Leagues’ 100th Anniversary
30/06/2020
Leading figures, including past US Presidents and stars from the sports and entertainment industry, have joined the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum “#TipYourCap2020” campaign to commemorate the historic occasion.
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Ukrainian baseball league set to open on 4 July

Ukrainian baseball league set to open on 4 July
29/06/2020
Ukraine's five-team Division A league consists of 10 rounds, finishing on 20 September.
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Mexican Baseball League LMB celebrates 95-year anniversary

Mexican Baseball League LMB celebrates 95-year anniversary
28/06/2020
With 95 years of history, the LMB is the oldest sports league in the country.
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New rules coming to MLB for shortened 2020 season

New rules coming to MLB for shortened 2020 season
25/06/2020
The designated-hitter rule is part of health and safety protocols and will be used in both leagues. Extra-innings will begin with a runner on second. Players testing positive to COVID-19 will go on a separate injured list.
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