Latino Players Relish the World Baseball Classic

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Two questions remain constant during the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the fourth installment of the tournament: Who will win? And how much will players care? Some of the United States’ best players, including the Nationals’ Bryce Harper, the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and the Angels’ Mike Trout, chose not to participate. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, one of the most exciting young players in baseball, was blunt in explaining why he was not taking part. “Ain’t nobody make it to the Hall of Fame and win the World Series playing in the W.B.C.,” Syndergaard said early this month. But ...

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Brazilian icon Ronaldinho to visit Pakistan.

Brazilian icon Ronaldinho to visit Pakistan: report Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho will visit Pakistan to play an exhibition match in Pakistan, website of Geo TV reported on Sunday. The 36-year old ambassador of the Spanish football club Barcelona has confirmed his availability to visit Pakistan for the match, according to the report. It, however, didn’t mention date of the match and it was also not immediately clear which teams would be playing. Ronaldinho has played 97 matches and scored 33 goals for the Brazil national team. He was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team in Korea and ...

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