San Francisco -
St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras, who hit a dramatic home run two weeks ago in the National League playoffs, was killed Monday in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.
A new species of marine mite found in a Caribbean coral reef of Mona Passage, which separates Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic, has been named “Litarachna lopezae” in honor of Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez.
At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.
New York -
In a landmark decision, a jury awarded photojournalist, Daniel Morel, $1.2 million (£740,000) for infringement of copyright. The sum will be paid by defendants Agence France-Presse and Getty Images who used his photographs without asking his permission.
The 37-year-old Alfonso Soriano is heading back to where he began his MLB career after being dealt to the New York Yankees this week. Thank Yanks need a right-handed bat with power and Soriano was available for a relatively cheap price.
Since adopting the Luis Tiant upper-body turn at the height of his windup, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto has emerged as the best hurler on one of the best starting staffs in baseball.
Kitesurfer Jens Knof lost his brand new GoPro Hero in the water while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Two and a half months later, a spear-fisherman found it. All was intact, including the footage.
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista may have raised the ire of more than a few Canadian baseball fans with comments on the country's national team Sunday. Bautista said Canada is at fault for the Canada-Mexico slugfest at the World Baseball Classic.
Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta announced Friday he had invited John Galliano to return to the fashion world. Galliano was fired from Christian Dior following an anti-Semitic rant, which was caught on video.
“I’m too old for this. I’m not going to be driven off of my land again,” says Juliana Guzman, a farmer from La Cerca in Dominican Republic. The walls of her house are riddled with cracks from the explosions that shake the ground every day.
As the world concentrates on the latest devastation in the US, Sandy has already done some serious damage to other countries, including Haiti and Cuba. Sandy took the lives of 54 people in Haiti and 11 in Cuba.
Sugar Land -
The 50-year-old Roger Clemens made a return to pro baseball with the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night, August 25, pitching 3 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. He looked strong though he said he came out of the game a bit sore.