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Kyler Murray walks away from $4m as he chooses NFL over MLB

Heisman Trophy winner commits to career as quarterbackPlayer had been drafted by Oakland A’s last JuneHeisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics. Murray was the ninth overa…

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Frank Robinson, hall of famer and MLB’s first black manager, dies aged 83

Robinson broke barriers when he took charge of ClevelandHis 586 home runs stand 10th on baseball’s all-time listHall of famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has…

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Bryce Harper and Manny Machado: why two of MLB’s best players don’t have teams

The league pulls in $10bn a year and yet no one wants to pay free-agents this offseason. Some believe owners are colluding to keep wages downIt’s only a week until pitchers and catchers start reporting for Spring Training and yet two of baseball’s bigg…

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LA coroner rules woman was killed by foul ball at Dodger Stadium

ESPN obtains coroner’s report on incident last AugustBall traveled over protective netting and struck 79-year-oldA woman died as a result of being struck in the head by a foul ball at Dodger Stadium last August, according to a coroner’s report obtained…

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Why Kyler Murray is set to forfeit a $4.6m MLB bonus and join the NFL

The Oklahoma quarterback is a dual-sport star. Why would he choose the brutality of football over a more comfortable life in baseball?So this is what a college athlete with real leverage looks like. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray has done a masterful job pitt…

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World Series MVP John Wetteland charged with child sexual abuse

52-year-old was arrested on Monday in TexasWetteland helped Yankees to victory in 1996 World SeriesFormer major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show t…

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‘Stick to the plan!’ Analytics, the Ryder Cup and the lessons for other sports | Sean Ingle

Last week Thomas Bjørn admitted analytics played a big part in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory – the best teams are open to ideas no matter where they come fromThere is a scene in Moneyball, the story of how the Oakland A’s defied a tiny budget to come clos…

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MLB looks at claims Mariners management called Latino players ‘lazy and stupid’

Former employee makes allegations in social media postsSeattle Mariners say accusations are baseless and untrueMajor League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team’s recently fired training and conditioning direct…

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Boston Red Sox celebrate emphatic World Series win with victory parade – video report

Huge crowds lined the streets of Boston to celebrate the Red Sox’s ninth World Series title. Confetti rained down on fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the baseball players, who have now been called the greatest team in Boston Red Sox history. The Red S…

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We just saw the greatest team in Boston Red Sox history | Hunter Felt

Alex Cora’s players started the season well, and just got better. No wonder owner John Henry called them the best Red Sox team everAs he lifted the World Series trophy, Boston Red Sox owner John Henry proclaimed the 2018 edition was “the best Red Sox t…

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Brilliant Red Sox crush Dodgers to win fourth World Series in 15 years

As it happened: Boston Red Sox 5-1 Los Angeles DodgersBoston win best-of-seven series against LA 4-1Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce started Game 5 of the World Series the same way he and his Boston teammates finished Game 4 – by sticking a dagger in…

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World Series 2018 Game 5: Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Game 4 report: Red Sox one game from title after comebackEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 12.44am GMT Red Sox 2-1 Dodgers, top 2ndChristian Vazquez falls being 0-2 almost immediately. Kershaw’s definitely looking better here. He tak…

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Red Sox one win from World Series title after erasing 4-0 deficit against Dodgers

As it happened: Boston Red Sox 9-6 Los Angeles DodgersRed Sox lead best-of-seven series 3-1 going into Game 5Bat dropped to the side, Yasiel Puig stretched his arms high toward the pitch-black sky. He knew immediately upon contact that with one crack o…

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World Series 2018 Game 4: Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Game 3 report: Muncy hits walk-off homer in record gameEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 12.38am BST Los Angeles Dodgers lineupDavid Freese batting leadoff. Let’s get weird. 12.37am BST Red Sox lineupHolt is starting over Kinsler, wh…

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‘It’s been a dream’: Max Muncy after walk-off home run in longest ever World Series game – video

Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 18th inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 early Saturday to pull within 2-1.Muncy connected off Nathan Eovaldi, who was in his…

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Muncy hits walk-off homer as Dodgers win 18-inning, seven-hour World Series epic

As it happened: Boston Red Sox 2-3 Los Angeles DodgersRed Sox lead best-of seven series 2-1 after 18-inning marathonGame is longest in World Series history at over seven hoursMax Muncy hits walk-off homer to seal victoryMax Muncy ended the longest Worl…

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World Series Game 3: Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Red Sox hold 2-0 series lead as teams arrive in CaliforniaEmail David with your thoughts or tweet @LengelDavid 1.45am BST EmailMichael Aston is a Welshman whose been in LA for over 30 years! He writes: 1.43am BST Red Sox 0-0 Dodgers, top 2ndDevers grou…

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David Price and bullpen star as Red Sox take 2-0 World Series lead over Dodgers

As it happened: Los Angeles Dodgers 2-4 Boston Red SoxTeams head to California for Game 3 of best-of-seven seriesFrom playoff flop to World Series ace in one legacy-changing October, David Price earned his second postseason victory in a row Wednesday n…

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World Series Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox – live!

Game 1 report: Nunez blast powers Red Sox past DodgersEmail David with your thoughts or tweet @LengelDavid 12.44am BST Hello and welcome to our coverage of Game 2 of the 114th World Series. We’re mighty pleased to have you along with us in what is a cr…

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Eduardo Nunez blast powers Red Sox past Dodgers in World Series Game 1

Los Angeles Dodgers 4-8 Boston Red Sox: as it happenedBoston go 1-0 up in best-of-seven series after Fenway Park winFenway Park proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the Dodgers in the World Series opener. Andrew Benintendi, JD Martinez and…