Robinson, Rodriguez disciplined

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals Manager Frank Robinson has been suspended for a game and pitcher Felix Rodriguez for three contests, Major League Baseball said.

Soriano makes $10 million decision

JUPITER, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- Faced with losing $10 million, Alfonso Soriano backed down Wednesday and played left field in an exhibition game for the Washington Nationals.

Bowden gets new contract from Nationals

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals vice president and general manager Jim Bowden Thursday signed a contract extension through the 2006 season.

Ned Yost gets contract extension

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Brewers Manager Ned Yost Saturday signed a two-year contract extension.

Nationals sell Carroll to Rockies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have sold the contract of infielder Jamey Carroll to Colorado for $300,000.

Frank Robinson to return to Nationals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Frank Robinson has agreed to a one-year contract to manage the Washington Nationals.

Ali among Medal of Freedom honorees

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Boxing legend Muhammad Ali leads a list of 14 people from entertainment, sports and government who will be given the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2005 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

Robinson says wipe out Palmeiro's records

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Washington Manager Frank Robinson says all records set by Baltimore first baseman Rafael Palmeiro should be wiped out because of his steroid suspension.

Nationals demote Marlon Byrd

MIAMI, July 31 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals Sunday optioned outfielder Marlon Byrd to Triple-A New Orleans.

MLB: Texas 11, Baltimore 8

BALTIMORE, July 28 (UPI) -- Gary Matthews Jr. hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning to power Texas to an 11-8 win over Baltimore Wednesday night.

Sammy Sosa homers again

BALTIMORE, July 27 (UPI) -- Baltimore's Sammy Sosa moved into fifth place on baseball's all-time home run list Wednesday night when he hit No. 587 against Texas.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Texas 4

BALTIMORE, July 26 (UPI) -- Javy Lopez homered in the eighth inning Tuesday to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Sosa hits 586th homer, ties for 5th

BALTIMORE, July 26 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles outfielder Sammy Sosa hit his 586th career home run Tuesday, tying former Oriole Frank Robinson for fifth on the all-time list.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 24 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu had three hits and one RBI Sunday as Tampa Bay beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-2.

MLB: Milwaukee 5, Washington 3

MILWAUKEE, July 17 (UPI) -- Rickie Weeks had two hits and Geoff Jenkins had two RBI Sunday as Milwaukee beat the Washington Nationals, 5-3.

Donnelly suspended eight games

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball suspended reliever Brendan Donnelly of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for eight games Thursday.

Baseball suspends Brendan Donnelly

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball suspended Brendan Donnelly of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for 10 days Friday after an illegal substance was found in his glove.

Nationals in first place

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals' charge to first place in the National League East has captured the hearts of fans in the nation's capital.

Nationals dump Ohka, get Spivey

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have traded pitcher Tomo Ohka to the Milwaukee Brewers for second baseman Junior Spivey.

Ohka fined by Nationals

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals pitcher Tomo Ohka was fined by the team following an incident with Nationals Manager Frank Robinson.

Eichen out 8-12 weeks with broken arm

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals reliever Joey Eischen could be sidelined up to three months with a broken right arm, it was reported Monday.

Nationals' Tucker sidelined 2-4 weeks

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- T.J. Tucker, one of the Washington Nationals' most effective relief pitchers this season, could be sidelined up to a month with a groin injury.

Analysis: New heyday for Jackie Robinson

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- As Hollywood prepares to make a new movie biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, a new report finds that -- a half century after Robinson broke the color line in the big leagues -- the percentage of black players in Major League Baseball is at a 25
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Robinson to stay on as Washington manager

VIERA, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Jim Bowden, interim general manager of the Montreal-Washington franchise, announced Thursday Frank Robinson would manage the team in 2005.
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