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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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LA Dodgers set to land Mookie Betts from Red Sox in blockbuster deal

Boston will also send David Price to CaliforniaDodgers aiming to secure first World Series since 1988Banking on Mookie Betts to be the missing piece in their World Series pursuit, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally pulled off a blockbuster deal with the c…

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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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Alyssa Nakken becomes first female coach in MLB history

Nakken, a former softball standout at first base for Sacramento State, was named an assistant manager of the San Francisco GiantsAlyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history on Thursday when she was named an a…

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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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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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Will MLB’s battle with the minor leagues deal a blow to America’s heart?

Minor league baseball teams are at the heart of many communities in the US. So it’s is little wonder politicians of all stripes are willing to defend themAndy Shea, the president of the Lexington Legends, is the embodiment of the minor league baseball …

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Anthony Rendon to join three-time AL MVP Trout at Angels in $245m deal

Infielder set to become third big free-agent signing in a weekAngels have reached playoffs just once in a decadeThird baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245m, seven-year contract Wednesday, a source has told the Associated P…

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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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Strasburg signs largest deal for pitcher in history with $245m Nats contract

Sources say Nationals agree seven-year deal with 31-year-oldStrasburg helped Washington to first World Series in 2019World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals, agreeing to a record $245m, seven-year contract, according…

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Strasburg signs largest deal for pitcher in history with $245m Nats contract

Sources say Nationals agree seven-year deal with 31-year-oldStrasburg helped Washington to first World Series in 2019World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals, agreeing to a record $245m, seven-year contract, according…

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The Joy of Six: in-game entertainment

From the sometimes deadly bombardment of the t-shirt cannon to the prowess of The Freeze, here are half-a-dozen traditions to liven up breaks in play Continue reading…