Little League World Series

Chicago’s Little League champs return as heroes

CHICAGO (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should. Free of graffiti and absent so much as a kid’s initials carved in the grandstand […]

08/27/2014

Taney Dragons' Mo'ne Davis reacts as her team is greeted by fans and city officials during their return to Philadelphia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, after competing in the Little League World Series. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A youth baseball team whose star female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion’s treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia. Hundreds […]

08/27/2014

Chicago players watch as South Korea players celebrate after winning the championship baseball game at the Little League World Series, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in South Williamsport, Pa. South Korea won 8-4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

  SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series. Even at the end, the youngsters that had brightened a […]

08/25/2014

FILE - Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis looks for a sign during the fourth inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Even though she’ll return to the routine of school, home and other interests now that her Little League career is done, her impact has been immense _ and the possibilities ahead seem unending for the girl with the big braids who captured the imagination of so many. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Davis’ accomplishments still inspire despite loss

  SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo’ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia’s Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks. Thick braids? Check. Bright smile? Yep. […]

08/22/2014

Philadelphia's  Mo'ne Davis, top center, shakes hands with the players from the Chicago team after Philadelphia lost 6-5  in an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

No Mo’ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

  SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. “Keep cheering,” Butler said Thursday night after the biggest victory of his baseball career. “We hear you. It’s […]

08/22/2014

Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Mo’ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

  BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis’ latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series. ESPN said Thursday her team’s game earned the highest ever preliminary rating for […]

08/21/2014

Cumberland manager David Belisle, center, talks with pitcher CJ Davock, left, and catcher Trey Bourque during the fifth inning of an elimination baseball game against Chicago at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Chicago won 8-7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Youth coach says his speech, now viral on the Internet, was spontaneous (Video)

  SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World […]

08/20/2014

Westport, Conn.'s Tatin llamas, left, follows through after hitting a two-run home run off Sammamish, Wash.'s Dalton Chandler during the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Japan beats California 6-4 for LLWS title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 on Sunday […]

08/25/2013

Westport, Conn.'s Tatin llamas, left, follows through after hitting a two-run home run off Sammamish, Wash.'s Dalton Chandler during the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

California beats Connecticut 12-1 at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Nick Mora made sure that California would play for the Little League World Series championship. Mora allowed just two hits and smacked a three-run homer, and Chula Vista beat Westport, […]

08/24/2013

Westport, Conn.'s Tatin llamas, left, follows through after hitting a two-run home run off Sammamish, Wash.'s Dalton Chandler during the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Connecticut beats Washington 14-13 at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chad Knight lined a run-scoring single to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning, and New England champion Westport, Conn., beat Northwest champion Sammamish, Wash., 14-13 in a […]

08/23/2013

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