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May 22, 2024 at 5:42 PM

MLB player Bryce Harper helps with 'promposal'

ABC News' Danny New explains how the Major League Baseball star helped one lucky teen ask a girl to the prom.
May 22, 2024 at 5:42 PM
VIDEO:  MLB player Bryce Harper helps with 'promposal'
May 17, 2024 at 3:03 PM

Shohei Ohtani honored with LA Dodgers bobblehead

The Japanese baseball star also surprised young fan Albert at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital before the game and invited the 13-year-old to throw out the first pitch against the Cincinnati Reds.
May 17, 2024 at 3:03 PM
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani honored with LA Dodgers bobblehead
May 9, 2024 at 12:32 AM

Shohei Ohtani's interpreter to plead guilty to stealing millions from baseball star

Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for MLB star Shohei Ohtani, has agreed to plead guilty to bank fraud in relation to stealing nearly $17 million from the player.
May 9, 2024 at 12:32 AM
Interpreter Ippei Mizuhara of the Los Angeles Angels looks on against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Aug. 25, 2023, in New York.
May 1, 2024 at 2:26 PM

Bees delay Diamondbacks baseball game

The Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was delayed nearly two hours on Tuesday after a bee colony decided to form at the top of the protective netting behind home plate.
May 1, 2024 at 2:26 PM
VIDEO: Bees delay Diamondbacks baseball game
April 29, 2024 at 4:42 PM

Changes coming to sports uniforms

The MLB will address several issues players have with the new "see-through" uniforms. Meanwhile, the NFL will now allow "guardian caps" for the top of helmets during games.
April 29, 2024 at 4:42 PM
VIDEO: Changes coming to sports uniforms
1 month ago

Umpires under fire

ABC News' Andrew Dymburt explains why MLB fans are slamming a string of recent controversial calls and are demanding a change.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Umpires under fire
1 month ago

Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter surrenders

The former interpreter is now free on bond, but is facing a charge that could land him in prison for decades if convicted for allegedly stealing money to pay for his gambling debts.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter surrenders
1 month ago

Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter released on bond

Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for the LA Dodgers star has been released on bond after allegedly stealing millions from in a gambling scheme, the Department of Justice said.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter released on bond
1 month ago

Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter released on bond in federal bank fraud case

The former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani now faces federal charges over allegations he stole millions from MLB's highest-paid player.
1 month ago
Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and interpreter Ippei Mizuhara arrive to a game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch Feb. 27, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona.
1 month ago

Feds announce they are charging Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter

Ippei Mizuhara has been charged with bank fraud after he allegedly stole more than 16-million-dollars from Ohtani's account without any knowledge from the MLB all-star.
1 month ago
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Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with bank fraud

Ippei Mizuhara is accused of using $16 million stolen from Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani to cover gambling debts.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with bank fraud
1 month ago

Ohtani’s former translator reportedly facing federal charges for gambling scandal

According to The New York Times, Ippei Mizuhara is in negotiations to plead guilty to federal charges related to an illegal gambling scandal.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ohtani’s former translator reportedly facing federal charges for gambling scandal
2 months ago

MLB fans celebrate opening day

Baseball fans packed stadiums nationwide as Major League Baseball's 2024 season commenced.
2 months ago
VIDEO: MLB fans celebrate opening day
2 months ago

The stadium foods of 2024 MLB season

Steven Maak of Levy Restaurants chats about some of the fun food found at ballparks across the country this year.
2 months ago
VIDEO: The stadium foods of 2024 MLB season
2 months ago

Baseball’s biggest star under scrutiny over interpreter scandal

Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani is set to make his home debut amid a scandal involving his former interpreter.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Baseball’s biggest star under scrutiny over interpreter scandal
2 months ago

Shohei Ohtani breaks silence on gambling scandal involving ex-interpreter

The star athlete said he has “never bet on baseball or any other sport” amid the illegal gambling and theft allegations levied against his former interpreter and close friend, Ippei Mizuhara.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani breaks silence on gambling scandal involving ex-interpreter
2 months ago

Columnist Christine Brennan on Ohtani’s gambling scandal

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with USA Today columnist Christine Brennan about LA Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani’s statement after allegations his interpreter used Ohanti’s money to pay gambling debts.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Columnist Christine Brennan on Ohtani’s gambling scandal
2 months ago

Shohei Ohtani breaks silence on gambling scandal

The L.A. Dodger star opened up to the press for the first time after his translator was fired after allegations of a "massive theft" tied to gambling debts.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani breaks silence on gambling scandal
2 months ago

Shohei Ohtani says he never bet on sports as he addresses media

Shohei Ohtani broke his silence Monday about the gambling scandal that prompted his baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, to fire his interpreter.
2 months ago
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers, right, speaks during a press conference, March 25, 2024.
2 months ago

MLB player Shohei Ohtani addresses gambling scandal: 'Saddened and shocked'

In a prepared statement, through an interpreter, Ohtani said, "I am very saddened and shocked that someone who I trusted has done this."
2 months ago
In a prepared statement, through an interpreter, Ohtani said, "I am very saddened and shocked that someone who I trusted has done this."
2 months ago

Ohtani to speak on interpreter controversy

Victor Oquendo reports ahead of superstar Shohei Ohtani addressing the media about allegations his money was used to pay off the alleged multimillion-dollar gambling debt of his longtime interpreter.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Ohtani to speak on interpreter controversy
2 months ago

Shohei Ohtani now part of MLB gambling investigation amid interpreter’s scandal

One of baseball’s biggest stars is embroiled in an investigation by Major League Baseball while the IRS also zeroes in on an alleged illegal gambling scandal involving his former interpreter.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani now part of MLB gambling investigation amid interpreter’s scandal
2 months ago

Shohei Ohtani's interpreter fired as gambling allegations emerge

The baseball superstar's former interpreter reportedly racked up millions of dollars in gambling debts. The MLB has announced it's opening an investigation.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani's interpreter fired as gambling allegations emerge
2 months ago

MLB opens investigation into Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani's interpreter

The LA Dodgers fired the interpreter after he was accused of stealing millions from Ohtani to cover his gambling debt.
2 months ago
VIDEO: MLB opens investigation into Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani's interpreter
2 months ago

MLB opens investigation into Shohei Ohtani interpreter allegations

Major League Baseball said Friday it has begun formally investigating allegations involving Shohei Ohtani and his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara.
2 months ago
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani reacts during the first inning of the 2024 MLB Seoul Series baseball game between Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in Seoul, March 20, 2024.
2 months ago

Dodgers fire Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter amid gambling debts

The Los Angeles Dodgers fired Ohtani's longtime friend and interpreter Ippei Mizuhara after he allegedly stole more than $4.5 million from Ohtani to pay off gambling debts.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Dodgers fire Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter amid gambling debts
2 months ago

Bomb scare interrupts MLB game in South Korea

Officers found no bombs at the stadium before the Dodgers faced the Padres.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Bomb scare interrupts MLB game in South Korea
3 months ago

Philadelphia Phillies end long standing tradition due to foul fans

The Philadelphia Major League Baseball team announced plans to scrap Hat-Field Dollar Dog night after some unruly fans repeatedly threw the hotdogs onto the field.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Philadelphia Phillies end long standing tradition due to foul fans
3 months ago

Phillies change up dollar dog night promo for 2024 MLB season

Philadelphia Phillies fans know and love Dollar Dog Night, but this season the promotion has changed to a buy-one-get-one deal instead.
3 months ago
The Phillie Phanatic shoots Hatfield hot dogs into the crowd during a game at Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, PA, Sep. 15, 2021.
3 months ago

Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani announces he's married

The athlete revealed he is married to a woman from Japan.
3 months ago
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani addresses the media about his surprise marriage announcement, Feb. 29, 2024, during spring training baseball workouts at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix.
3 months ago

MLB players, fans call new uniforms too transparent

A league-wide uniform overhaul is now in effect and issues with the jerseys and pants have caused an uproar among players and fans.
3 months ago
VIDEO: MLB players, fans call new uniforms too transparent
3 months ago

Woman umpire could call Major League Baseball game

Plus, history was made last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with Lily Gladstone being the first Indigenous actor to win for female actor in a leading role.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Woman umpire could call Major League Baseball game
3 months ago

Suspect charged in connection with theft, destruction of Jackie Robinson statue

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft and destruction of a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson that was stolen from a Kansas park.
3 months ago
A statue of legendary baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson was stolen from the League 42 field in Wichita, Kansas.
4 months ago

Stolen Jackie Robinson statue found burned, dismantled in trash can: Police

A statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson stolen from a Kansas park was found dismantled and burned in a trash can fire Tuesday morning.
4 months ago
A statue of legendary baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson was stolen from the League 42 field in Wichita, Kansas.
4 months ago

Jackie Robinson statue cut off at ankles, stolen from park

Authorities are offering up to $7,500 in rewards for tips after a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson was stolen from a park in Wichita, Kansas.
4 months ago
A statue of legendary baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson was stolen from the League 42 field in Wichita, Kansas.
5 months ago

LA Dodgers sign another star to a massive deal

ESPN reports the team is signing Japanese star Yoshinobu Yamamoto to a 12-year contract worth $325 million.
5 months ago
VIDEO: LA Dodgers sign another star to a massive deal
5 months ago

Los Angeles Dodgers sign top Japanese pitcher

ABC News' Alexis Christoforous break down the Dodger’s billion-dollar offseason signings.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Los Angeles Dodgers sign top Japanese pitcher
5 months ago

Yoshinobu Yamamoto signs with LA Dodgers

Yamamoto signed a 12-year, $325 million contract, the largest ever for a pitcher.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Yoshinobu Yamamoto signs with LA Dodgers
5 months ago

New Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Shohei Ohtani shatters MLB salary record

Ohtani signed a record-breaking $700 million contract, and the panel discusses expectations for Los Angeles's newest A-Lister.
5 months ago
VIDEO: New Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Shohei Ohtani shatters MLB salary record
5 months ago

L.A. Dodgers officially introduce Shohei Ohtani after $700M contract

Ohtani, who the Dodgers signed to a record-breaking $700 million contract over 10-years, received a warm welcome as he put on his new uniform for the first time.
5 months ago
VIDEO: L.A. Dodgers officially introduce Shohei Ohtani after $700M contract
5 months ago

Baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani to defer most of his record-breaking deal

Shohei Ohtani says he will defer $68 million of his $70 million yearly salary until the completion of his contract
5 months ago
VIDEO: Baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani to defer most of his record-breaking deal
5 months ago

Shohei Ohtani to defer $68M of yearly $70M MLB salary

ABC News’ Will Reeve breaks down the baseball star’s record-breaking new contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani to defer $68M of yearly $70M MLB salary
5 months ago

Record-setting contract deal for star pitcher Shohei Ohtani

Pitcher Shohei Ohtani is leaving the Los Angeles Angels to join their crosstown rival, the LA Dodgers, in a historic $700 million, 10-year contract.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Record-setting contract deal for star pitcher Shohei Ohtani
5 months ago

Shohei Ohtani's $700 million move to the Dodgers

Shohei Ohtani revealed on Instagram that he's leaving the Los Angeles Angels for the Dodgers, plus his new 10-year $700 million contract, the largest contract ever in North American sports.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Shohei Ohtani's $700 million move to the Dodgers
6 months ago

Aaron Judge teams up with 9/11 family to help sock company rise to new heights

The Friedman family said they were humbled when the Yankee outfielder not only asked to buy socks from their company but also partner with them.
6 months ago
Tall Order socks was created by a family who lost their father in the 9-11 attacks.
6 months ago

Aaron Judge gets a big surprise from Family Business

Lisa Friedman Clark shares the story of how her husband’s death on 9/11 inspired her sons. They discuss teaming up with New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, and surprise him with $25,000.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Aaron Judge gets a big surprise from non-profit
6 months ago

MLB star gives back

ABC News’ Danny New spoke with Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor about his work off the field helping kids in need.
6 months ago
VIDEO: MLB star gives back
6 months ago

MLB owners approve A's move to Las Vegas: ESPN sources

Sources told ESPN the Oakland Athletics' request to move to Las Vegas has been approved by MLB owners in a unanimous vote.
6 months ago
VIDEO: MLB owners approve A's move to Las Vegas: ESPN sources
6 months ago

MLB aims to begin evaluating Negro Leagues stats with eye on record books

Major League Baseball announced a committee of researchers and experts that is working to evaluate the statistics of Negro Leagues players.
6 months ago
Vanessa Ivy Rose traces the history of her grandfather, Norman "Turkey" Stearnes, a Negro Leagues player.
7 months ago

Texas Rangers win 1st World Series title in franchise history

The Rangers closed out the season with a 5-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 on Wednesday.
7 months ago
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 01: The Texas Rangers celebrate after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 in Game Five to win the World Series at Chase Field on November 01, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)