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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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NYC FC are one of MLS’s best teams – and they’re still playing in baseball stadiums

Five seasons into their existence, NYC FC are still in their temporary home of Yankee Stadium. On Wednesday they won’t even be able to play thereDome Torrent started thinking about how to acclimatise his New York City FC players to the unusual surround…

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Houston Astros walk off with pennant as José Altuve’s homer buries Yankees

Altuve’s ninth-inning homer off Chapman clinches pennantShort starts for both teams in Game 6 a playoff first since 1999Astros host Nationals in Game 1 of World Series on TuesdayJosé Altuve, the 5ft 6in driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that …

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Houston Astros surge past sloppy Yankees to move one win from pennant

Springer and Correa hit three-run homers in Houston’s 8-3 winAstros take three-games-to-one lead in best-of-seven ALCSJustin Verlander to start Game 5 for Houston on Friday nightGeorge Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Housto…

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Houston Astros surge past sloppy Yankees to move one win from pennant

Springer and Correa hit three-run homers in Houston’s 8-3 winAstros take three-games-to-one lead in best-of-seven ALCSJustin Verlander to start Game 5 for Houston on Friday nightGeorge Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Housto…

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MLB playoff preview: will the Dodgers finally hold their nerve?

The Boston Red Sox didn’t make the postseason, meaning we’re guaranteed a new World Series champion. We break down the final eight contendersThe wildcard games have been decided and the business end of the season is now upon us. Nothing is guaranteed i…

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Houston Astros acquire Zack Greinke in stunning deadline pitching grab

Astros eclipse Yankees as AL favorites with stunning tradeNL-leading Dodgers add infield depth with Jedd Gyorko dealNationals reshape bullpen, adding three relievers at deadlineZack Greinke held the New York Yankees to two runs on two hits over five in…

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London’s MLB crowd offers baseball a new land of opportunity | Matthew Engel

Fans flocked to the Red Sox-Yankees clash in their droves to guzzle hot dogs, belt out YMCA – and see a sublime openingBaseball makes cricket look like an almost stat-free zone. This weekend in London records have been falling over themselves with a re…

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New York Yankees double up on Boston Red Sox to clinch London series

• Boston Red Sox 8-12 New York Yankees• Didi Gregorius keeps record home-run streak alive late onIt turned out to be a productive city break for the New York Yankees after they bade farewell to London by wrapping up their mini-series against the Boston…

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Yankees and Red Sox in run-fest but London may need more convincing

Amid a mix of hot dogs and Pimm’s New York’s and Boston’s finest put on an eye-catching game in Major League Baseball’s first competitive fixture in EuropeThe two-foot long, £24 “Boomstick” hot dog. The mascot race won by a giant-headed Freddie Mercury…

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Timelapse shows London Stadium turf transformed for baseball game – video

West Ham’s London Stadium has undergone an incredible transformation for Major League Baseball’s first-ever regular season game in Europe, as the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees. It took three weeks of work and 142,000 square feet of import…

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Red Sox and Yankees vow to ‘get your motor running’ as MLB hits London

The fierce rivals from Boston and New York will contest the first Major League Baseball games to be held in Europe, at West Ham United’s ground this weekendThe Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have promised baseball that will “get your motor running…

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Baseball will pull crowds in London despite being a mystery to most | Matthew Engel

New York Yankees against Boston Red Sox will draw a bigger attendance for each game than the weekend’s two Cricket World Cup blockbusters combinedNearly seven years’ worth of Saturday nights have passed since what was then London’s Olympic Stadium play…

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Philadelphia Flyers remove Kate Smith statue over racism allegations

New York Yankees made similar move last weekControversy over song That’s Why the Darkies Were BornThe Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of the late singer Kate Smith outside the NHL team’s arena on Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations…

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World Series MVP John Wetteland charged with child sexual abuse

52-year-old was arrested on Monday in TexasWetteland helped Yankees to victory in 1996 World SeriesFormer major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show t…

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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 …

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Why did Tim Howard and a Yankees owner buy non-league Dagenham & Redbridge?

Not all American investors dipping their toes into the English soccer waters have set their sights as high as the Premier LeagueStateside eagerness to earn a share of the juicy Premier League pie continues after murmurings of potential American investm…

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Red Sox inflict record playoff defeat on shellshocked Yankees

Boston lead series 2-1 after beating old rivals 16-1 in New YorkRed Sox need one more victory to clinch seriesBrock Holt becomes first player to hit for cycle in playoffsTheir ace got booed off the mound, loudly. Their manager let things get out of han…

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The Yankees/Red Sox rivalry is between two similar fanbases

Baseball’s biggest rivals have traveled different paths but have more in common than their fans would like to admitIt’s happening again. The New York Yankees’ win over the Oakland Athletics in this week’s wild card game ensured that they would face the…

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Giancarlo Stanton hit with own home-run ball as Yankees set HR record

Fan throws ball back on to field, hitting Yankees sluggerNew York gain 100th win of the season after win over Red SoxGiancarlo Stanton hit the New York Yankees’ 266th home run of the season on Saturday – extending a Major League Baseball record – with …