Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.
"The Captain," a new Jeter biography coming out next month, is already the subject of speculation.
Yankees logo: The iconic symbol that combines a top hat and baseball bat is the subject of a lawsuit in New York. A Yonkers woman says her uncle designed this particular Yankees logo and should be paid for it.
Dominican-born Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz runs on the base paths during a major league game in Boston on April 8. The Dominican Republic is a baseball powerhouse. There are more Dominicans playing in the major leagues than from any other country in Latin America, and the Dominican Republic has more players in the majors than all other Latin countries combined.
When the Red Sox and Yankees kicked off a three-game series today at Fenway Park in Boston, 14 of the 50 players were foreign-born, representing a game that is rapidly globalizing.
Roman Kulesza of Poland performs on the high bar during the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Berlin.
Baseball has just begun, but MIT economist Dimitris Bertsimas crunches numbers to conclude the Boston Red Sox will win the American League East title. Forget that they lost their first game.
For the second consecutive season, ticket prices stayed relatively flat in Major League Baseball, according to a new survey by Team Marketing Report. The average ticket price across all 30 teams is $26.91, which is only a 1.2 percent increase from last season. That percentage represents the lowest year over year increase since the company's Fan Cost Index debuted in 1991. Here are some of highlights of which teams charge the most and the least for tickets, hot dogs, and parking:
MLB Opening Day is today, with the requisite questionable weather. There are six games on the docket for MLB Opening Day, including the traditional day game in Cincinnati. Will Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reach 3,000 hits?