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Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson traded … to New York Yankees

Four-time Pro Bowler has played minor league baseballWilson highly unlikely ever to play in major leagues Not content with adding National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to their set-up this off-season, the New York Yankees have decided to pick up a Supe…

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Memory Lane: inside the dressing room – in pictures

Every sporting venue contains a room that is home to scenes of jubilation, dejection, reflection, team talks, high jinks and everything in between. We have had a rummage in the archives to peak into the dressing rooms of yesteryear Continue reading…

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Cleveland Indians to remove divisive Chief Wahoo logo

MLB team’s mascot deemed as racist by many AmericansClub will continue to sell Chief Wahoo merchandiseThe divisive and hotly debated Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year.The polarizing mascot is coming of…

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The top US sports stories of 2017: NFL, Conor McGregor and Dennis Rodman

After a thrilling 2016, sports fans might have expected an anticlimax. Instead, they got fights, feuds – and an NFL storyline that ran and ranSports fans had such a thrilling 2016 – with the NBA finals and World Series both ending in dramatic victories…

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The bench myth: why resting athletes may not be as helpful as teams believe

With research touting the benefits of sleep and recovery, teams are now paying more attention to recuperation. But is there such a thing as too much rest?Science sometimes seems so simple. Take rest for instance. With all the experts touting the benefi…

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The bench myth: why resting athletes may not be as helpful as teams believe

With research touting the benefits of sleep and recovery, teams are now paying more attention to recuperation. But is there such a thing as too much rest?Science sometimes seems so simple. Take rest for instance. With all the experts touting the benefi…

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Giancarlo Stanton set to move from Miami Marlins to New York Yankees

Slugger on brink of joining up with Aaron Judge at Yankee Stadium.Derek Jeter’s Marlins likely to land Starlin Castro as part of the deal. After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yank…

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LA Angels win sweepstakes to sign ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’ Shohei Ohtani

LA Angels fend off a host of MLB rivals to land prized two-way superstar.‘He felt a strong connection with the Angels,’ says 23-year-old’s agent.The Los Angeles Angels have landed the most coveted free agent in baseball, Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtan…

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New York Yankees choose Aaron Boone as next manager, source says

Boone, 44, hit one of the most famous home runs in Yankees’ historyEx-third baseman has not managed at any level since retiring as a playerThe Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with Ne…

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Washington’s Max Scherzer, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Scherzer wins third Cy Young Award and second in National LeagueKluber takes American League honor with 28 of 30 first-place votesMax Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight ye…

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Boston radio host mocks ‘moron’ Roy Halladay after death in plane crash at 40

Michael Felger makes jokes about death of former Blue Jays pitcherRadio host also makes light of death of Dale Earnhardt SrThe death of eight-time All Star Roy Halladay in a plane crash at the age of just 40 on Tuesday caused an outpouring of grief. Ma…

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Roy Halladay, eight-time All-Star pitcher, killed in plane crash off Florida coast

Two-time Cy Young winner was piloting small aircraft when he diedForty-year-old played for Blue Jays and Phillies during 15-year careerEight-time All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday after a small aircraft he was flying crashed into the Gul…

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Why the Astros’ World Series may end the era of super-rich baseball players

Houston built their championship team on talented youngsters and undervalued castoffs. Other teams are now asking if it’s worth investing in superstarsEven before the last out was made, Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend and the Houston Astros po…

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Houston Astros win World Series after beating LA Dodgers in Game 7 – video report

The Houston Astros have won the World Series for the first time in franchise history after beating the LA Dodgers in Game 7 on Wednesday. Houston took a five-run lead in the first two innings and held off LA to seal a 5-1 win. ‘I’m so happy to bring a …

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‘We used to have a lot of fans’: baseball in a slump amid Venezuela crisis

Venezuela is Latin America’s baseball powerhouse. Even Chávez used to play. But the economic meltdown is squeezing the country’s national sportJuan Gutiérrez can tell something is wrong with baseball in Venezuela every time his team, the Caracas Lions,…

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Astros’ Carlos Correa wins World Series, proposes to girlfriend … gets a ‘yes’

Short stop caps Houston’s first title by popping the questionGame report: Astros stroll to victory after thrilling World SeriesAbout 17 seconds after Carlos Correa had won a first title for a city ravaged by floods, the 23-year-old – exemplifying the s…

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Astros win their first World Series after Game 7 victory over LA Dodgers

Houston win title in LA after hitting opponents early and hardAs it happened: David Lengel’s inning-by-inning reportThe Houston Astros won their first World Series by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Wednesday night’s seventh game at Dodger Sta…

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World Series 2017 Game 7: Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Championship heads to winner-takes-all decider at Dodger StadiumRemembering the greatest Game 7s in World Series historyEmail david.lengel.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @LengelDavid 9.59pm GMT David will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s To…

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World Series of ‘juiced balls’ and young heroes sets up epic Game 7 decider

Wednesday’s Game 7 between the Astros and Dodgers has the potential to exceed even 2016’s beguiling combination of rich storylines and see-saw scoringGame 7 (* if necessary).Of course it’s necessary. The greatest sporting events do not come with caveat…

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The greatest World Series Game 7s of all time

This year’s World Series will be decided on Wednesday night, in a winner-takes-all decided between the Astros and Dodgers. Will it top these thrillers? Continue reading…