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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…

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World Series Game 1: Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Dodgers or Red Sox for the title? Our writers’ predictionsEmail David with your thoughts or tweet him @LengelDavid 1.17am BST Dodgers 0-0 Red Sox, top 1stTuner is strikeout no2, a slider on the inner half of the plate. 1.16am BST Dodgers 0-0 Red Sox, …

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Dodgers set up World Series with Red Sox after Game 7 win over Brewers

NLCS Game 7: Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 Milwaukee BrewersDodgers reach World Series for second straight yearYasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year,…

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Boston Red Sox beat defending champions Astros to make World Series

Victory in Houston seals 4-1 series victory for BostonRed Sox will face Dodgers or Brewers for World Series titleDavid Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defe…

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MLB looks into allegations Houston Astros have cheated during playoffs

Cleveland said to have lodged formal complaint over matterMetro Boston claims man with camera removed from gameA person familiar with the situation says the Cleveland Indians have filed a complaint with Major League Baseball about a man associated with…

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Buckner and Burns blunder their way into inglorious sporting immortality | Andy Bull

Thirty years after his error in the 1986 World Series, people still talk of pulling a ‘Buckner’. Might ‘Doing a Freddie’ go the same way?It was the one last wafer-thin wisecrack that made Bill Buckner snap. On 4 July 1993 he was signing autographs in a…

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CC Sabathia blasts ‘terrible’ umpire as Red Sox knock Yankees out of playoffs

Red Sox win 4-3 to eliminate Yankees in AL Division SeriesCraig Kimbrel holds off New York rally in bottom of ninthBoston will host Houston in Game 1 on ALCS on SaturdayCraig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees’ ninth-inning rally that …