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‘A magician with a bat in his hands’: Untold stories as Ichiro retires

Ichiro Suzuki's major league career, which came to an end with the Seattle Mariners outfielder announcing his retirement Thursday in Japan, is one of the greatest in the game's history.Here are just a few short stories about the world's...

Defiant Barca stand firm in United ticket row

Barcelona will not change their pricing policy for visiting supporters for April's Champions League second leg against Manchester United, a club spokesman confirmed to ESPN FC.United said on Wednesday that their fans are being subjected to "increased/excessive ticket prices"...

French Open prize money increases 8 percent

PARIS -- French Open prize money will increase by 8 percent at this year's tournament to 42.661 million euros ($48.6 million).The French Tennis Federation says the men's and women's champions will receive 2.3 million euros ($2.62 million), an increase...

Josh Warrington: Drugs cheats a disgrace and should get life bans

Drugs cheats are a "disgrace" and should...

Source: Ichiro retiring after Thursday’s game

TOKYO -- Ichiro Suzuki has told the Seattle Mariners he will retire after Thursday's game in Tokyo, sources confirmed to ESPN.Kyodo News was first to report the story.When Ichiro played Wednesday, the 45-year-old entered his 19th MLB season after...

How many complete games will be thrown in 2019? Thirty? Ten? None?

If asked how baseball has changed most over the past three decades, the answer could be the precipitous decline of the complete game. Lots of things change in scale, in frequency, in importance. But perhaps no baseball feat has...

Women’s top flight gets mega sponsorship deal

Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule The...

Ichiro in starting lineup in possible final game

TOKYO -- Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in what might be his last game in the majors.Seattle manager Scott Servais had earlier hinted that, after Ichiro started in a...

Dodgers’ Seager homers in return from surgeries

MESA, Ariz. -- Corey Seager returned with a bang to the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup Wednesday night.The star shortstop, playing against major league competition for the first time in nearly a year, homered to center field in his second...

Top A’s prospect Luzardo shut down 4-6 weeks

Oakland Athletics pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo will be shut down for four to six weeks because of a strained rotator cuff in his left shoulder, general manager David Forst told reporters.Luzardo, who is No. 31 overall and the highest-rated...