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Targeted funding to be joined by series of planned initiatives

Major League Baseball has been awarded more than $6m (€5.1

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league will admit increased numbers of fans to its games from this weekend, following the Japanese government's relaxation of Covid-19 spectator limits

Latter three rounds of playoffs to be concentrated at ballparks in Texas, California

Developing plan designed to stem against potential virus outbreaks

Hedge fund billionaire poised to acquire MLB team in revived effort

American musician Justin Timberlake has joined the efforts to bring a Major League Baseball expansion team to Nashville, Tennessee, by becoming an investor in the Music City Baseball group

North American fantasy sports and gaming platform Monkey Knife Fight is expanding its push into Major League Baseball by striking partnerships with the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball and J-League have appealed to the country's government to increase the 5,000-spectator cap on attendances at their matches

Faced with the loss of nearly two-thirds of the regular season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MLB and its clubs are significantly expanding the frequency and locations for virtual advertising this season.

What previously were just MLB practice sessions unseen by fans have become an important source of content for clubs and their regional sports networks, and have helped broadcast production crews prepare for the regular season

With no attending fans for the upcoming start of the 2020 MLB season, many clubs are employing new tools to retain fan engagement and in-ballpark energy

Japan’s biggest domestic sports league, Nippon Professional Baseball, commenced its 2020 season on June 19 following a three-month delay due to Covid-19.

Executive had led the affiliated minors since 2007

Rebuilt film library features more than 3.5m highlight clips

Agreement calls for first sportsbook at a MLB ballpark

Billionaire hedge fund manager again nears control of MLB team

Debate over player protests creates controversy between executive, club, and league

With no other ticket sales occurring, MLB team honors on-field achievement

MLB club extends leadership position in health and sustainability practices

Chinese police, working with the US Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group, seized more than 120,000 counterfeit golf products in raids of online golf retailers in four cities

MLB club extends long-running tie with regional sports network

Baseball shrine pushes pair of panels to late 2021

Manfred retools leadership structure following departure of Petitti

One-of-a-kind baseball card sold in auction for nearly $4m

New term extends long-running media rights relationship

League looks to revive showcase game held in concert with Little League World Series

A fresh wave of Covid-19 cases means the South Korean baseball league is now forced to play behind closed doors, with the league now prioritising the completion of the season

A survey of 13,000 Japanese companies has found that more than half want next year's Tokyo Olympics to be either cancelled or postponed again - Kyodo News

Executive has helped produce sustained growth in youth baseball participation

Longtime play-by-play announcer pulled from MLB team's games

MLB team introduces elements typically seen in national broadcasts

Cubs' RSN taps company to enhance its on-air coverage

Fifa has created a new international match window in 2022, from January 24 to February 1, to ease fixture congestion caused by the Covid-19 pandemic - Japan Today

K League and KBO teams in Seoul and its conurbation will again play in front of empty grandstands due to a rise in Covid-19 cases in the region

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for Major League Baseball and the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament in separate deals

Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins have announced a partnership with growing North American fantasy sports and gaming platform Monkey Knife Fight.