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Is cheating the rotten heart of American sports?

Baseball’s toothless response to the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal lays bare uncomfortable truths about society’s tolerance for cheatingOne of the harder-to-believe tales in American sports over the past decade involved the stunningly rapid tran…

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Mets’ Beltran out before managing a single game in wake of Astros scandal

42-year-old was only appointed by Mets in NovemberBeltran was key figure in Houston cheating scandalCarlos Beltran is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scan…

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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired amid multiple sign-stealing scandals

Sox manager fired for role in sign-stealing while with AstrosCora faces separate probe for allegations Red Sox stole signsSkipper won 2018 World Series in debut season with BostonThe Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after Major …

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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired amid multiple sign-stealing scandals

Sox manager fired for role in sign-stealing while with AstrosCora faces separate probe for allegations Red Sox stole signsSkipper won 2018 World Series in debut season with BostonThe Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after Major …

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How the Houston Astros went from champions to a shamed shambles

The 2017 World Series winners were engineered to win. But they also became convinced they could act with arrogance and impunityIt must have felt good to be one of the Houston Astros on 29 October last year, to be part of one of the most talented teams …

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How the Houston Astros went from champions to a shamed shambles

The 2017 World Series winners were engineered to win. But they also became convinced they could act with arrogance and impunityIt must have felt good to be one of the Houston Astros on 29 October last year, to be part of one of the most talented teams …

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Astros hit with huge penalties for cheating during World Series winning season

MLB investigation finds team stole signs from opponentsManager and GM suspended for one year, club fined $5mThe Houston Astros have been hit with a series of huge penalties after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded the club cheated during t…

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Houston Astros cheating probe widens to almost 60 witnesses, 76,000 emails

MLB has met with nearly 60 witnesses in cheating investigationAstros are alleged to have used a television camera to steal signsMajor League Baseball has interviewed almost 60 people and obtained tens of thousands of electronic messages in its investig…

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Gerrit Cole to join New York Yankees on record nine-year, $324m deal

Star pitcher signs record $324m, nine-year pact with Yankees Starter was 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and 326 strikeouts last yearThe New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324m, …

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Not even a fairytale World Series finish could conceal baseball’s warts

Wednesday’s thrilling climax may have made up for the dreary start, but this year’s World Series offered no refuge from the broader problems facing baseball at the dawn of a new decadeIn the ninth inning of the Washington Nationals’ Game 7 win over the…

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Not even a fairytale World Series finish could conceal baseball’s warts

Wednesday’s thrilling climax may have made up for the dreary start, but this year’s World Series offered no refuge from the broader problems facing baseball at the dawn of a new decadeIn the ninth inning of the Washington Nationals’ Game 7 win over the…

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Nationals erupt late in Game 7 thriller to stun Astros for first World Series crown

Nationals rally for thrilling 6-2 win in winner-take-all Game 7Howie Kendrick’s go-ahead home run in seventh turns tideCity of Washington celebrates first World Series title since 1924Nats starter Stephen Strasburg named Most Valuable PlayerWorld Serie…

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‘Sick and delusional’: Astros fans torn over Trump’s World Series booing

The Nationals kept their title hopes alive when the World Series returned to Houston on Tuesday night, but fans remained split over Donald Trump’s appearance at Game 5One man’s choice of apparel stood out amid all the orange gear in the stands on Tuesd…

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World Series: Stephen Strasburg tames Astros as Nationals force Game 7

Nationals win to force winner-take-all Game 7 on WednesdayStephen Strasburg throws five-hitter to go to 5-0 in postseasonWild seventh includes interference call and Martinez ejectionWorld Series Game 6: Nationals 7-2 Astros – as it happenedStephen Stra…

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World Series: Stephen Strasburg tames Astros as Nationals force Game 7

Nationals win to force winner-take-all Game 7 on WednesdayStephen Strasburg throws five-hitter to go to 5-0 in postseasonWild seventh includes interference call and Martinez ejectionWorld Series Game 6: Nationals 7-2 Astros – as it happenedStephen Stra…

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World Series Game 6: Washington Nationals v Houston Astros – live!

Astros need one more win to take second title in three yearsEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 1.53am GMT Nationals 2-2 Astros, top 5thRendon decides that he’s going to be swinging here too, but both of his attempts are foul (and he’s…

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Astros one win from World Series title after victory over Nationals in DC

As it happened: Houston Astros 7-1 Washington NationalsHouston lead best-of-seven series 3-2 after Game 5Donald Trump booed and greeted with ‘lock him up’ chantsThe Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the Worl…

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Astros one win from World Series title after victory over Nationals in DC

As it happened: Houston Astros 7-1 Washington NationalsHouston lead best-of-seven series 3-2 after Game 5Donald Trump booed and greeted with ‘lock him up’ chantsThe Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the Worl…

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World Series Game 5: Houston Astros v Washington Nationals – live!

Nationals lose Max Scherzer to injury hours before gameSeries level at 2-2 after Bregman’s grand slam in Game 4Email David with your thoughts or tweet @LengelDavid 11.50pm GMT Max ScherzerNats skipper Dave Martinez just told FOX TV in the United States…

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Astros owner apologizes after team accused reporter of fabricating story

Stephanie Apstein said executive joked about domestic violenceAfter denying story, team later fired assistant GMThe Houston Astros owner, Jim Crane, has written a letter of apology to a journalist he accused of “fabricating” a story that has overshadow…