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Ex-Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis: ‘We obviously cheated baseball’

Former Astros catcher comes clean on sign-stealing scandalGattis joins Toronto’s Ken Giles in airing guilty conscienceEvan Gattis fought to win a World Series ring with the Houston Astros and got one in 2017. Looking back, it feels like he lost. Gattis…

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Astros’ Reddick tells of death threats to his children over cheating scandal

Houston stole signs from opponents in World Series seasonHow the Astros went from champions to a shamed shamblesOn the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team’s sign-stealing sca…

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Should Astros players fear for their safety after the cheating scandal?

The league has declined to punish the Houston’s players for their role in the sign-stealing scheme. Opposing players could take the matter in their own handsThe Houston Astros have been punished, but has justice truly been served? That’s the big questi…

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‘They need a beating’: Player anger grows over Astros cheating scandal

No Houston players were punished over sign stealingHow the Astros went from champions to a shamed shamblesThe wave of anger against the Houston Astros over their cheating scandal shows no signs of receding as the new Major League Baseball season approa…

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Players turn on MLB over Houston Astros cheating scandal

Justin Turner says MLB commissioner has mishandled caseMike Trout says Houston players should have been punishedThe fallout from the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal has continued with two prominent players attacking MLB’s handling of the case.MLB comm…

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War of words over Astros cheating scandal now involves partial tattoo

Verbal sparring continues in wake of sign-stealing scandalHouston’s Correa says some critics ‘don’t know the facts’Correa: Altuve didn’t remove shirt due to unfinished tattooThe verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors ov…

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Astros owner: our cheating did not impact games … but maybe it did

Jim Crane appears to contradict own statement on scandalTwo Astros’ stars express their contrition for sign-stealingHouston Astros players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve said on Thursday the team is sorry for the sign-stealing scheme that led to the firi…

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Astros owner: our cheating did not impact games … but maybe it did

Jim Crane appears to contradict own statement on scandalTwo Astros’ stars express their contrition for sign-stealingHouston Astros players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve said on Thursday the team is sorry for the sign-stealing scheme that led to the firi…

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Will mindbending proposed changes to MLB’s playoffs change the game?

Major League Baseball may restructure its playoffs to add teams and primetime drama. The changes would pit purists against progressivesThe NBA is toying with an in-season tournament, while the NFL devises deals with its players to add a 17th regular-se…

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Is MLB right to let the cheating Houston Astros keep their title?

The LA Dodgers have every reason to believe that they were cheated out of the title. That doesn’t mean that MLB will alter the record books Say one of your city’s baseball teams loses in the World Series two years in a row. That’s a tough pill to swall…

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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…