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Turner rebuked by MLB for returning to field after positive Covid-19 test

MLB issues strongly worded criticism of Dodgers third basemanTurner ‘emphatically refused to comply’ with Covid protocolsMajor League Baseball on Wednesday issued a scathing rebuke to Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner after he returned to…

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World Series 2020 Game 6: Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers – live!

Los Angeles can clinch first championship since 1988Dodgers move one win from title after Game 5 triumphTweet Hunter at @HunterFelt or email him 11.31pm GMT Should the Dodgers win today, there will probably be celebrating going on in Los Angeles. Norma…

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Lakers title celebrations likely added to California’s Covid-19 spike, agency says

Officials say celebrations ‘likely’ led to recent surge in casesAgency warns fans ahead of potential Dodgers championshipWith Los Angeles hoping to celebrate another major sports title in a matter of days, the city might be paying a price for one earli…

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LA Dodgers move one win from World Series title after edging Rays in Game 5

Dodgers win 4-2 to move one win from first title since 1988Kershaw establishes all-time postseason strikeouts recordGame 6 between Los Angeles and Tampa Bay is on TuesdayClayton Kershaw’s glittering career lacked two of the most satisfying accomplishme…

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Tampa Bay Rays win Game 4 and tie World Series on shocking Dodgers gaffes

Rays win 8-7 and tie World Series at two games apieceHomers, Rubik’s Cubes: is Mookie Betts the perfect athlete?Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, Randy Arozarena sprawled in the dirt pounding his hands on home plate.Tears of joy, smacks of c…

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Walker Buehler silences Rays as LA Dodgers take 2-1 lead in World Series

Dodgers win 6-2 in Game 3 to take 2-1 lead in Fall ClassicBuehler makes history with 10 Ks in six or fewer inningsWalker Buehler pitched in the World Series like the Los Angeles Dodgers’ aces of old.Think Sandy Koufax, Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hers…

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Home runs, dunks, Rubik’s Cubes and strikes: is Mookie Betts the perfect athlete?

The Dodgers outfielder can dunk, catch passes from a quarterback and bowl perfect games. Luckily for MLB, he stuck with baseballBaseball is extraordinarily lucky to have Mookie Betts. It’s not just the fact that Betts is, once again, in the World Serie…

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Rays strike back against Dodgers in Game 2 to level World Series

Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Los Angeles DodgersBrandon Lowe stars for Tampa Bay with two home runsBrandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. The Rays and Dodgers, are now tied after two games in Texas.Lowe shook loose from his extended …

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The exquisite catharsis of watching Clayton Kershaw fail to implode

The Dodgers pitcher is brilliant in the regular season and notoriously rocky in the playoffs. Watching him pitch well in the World Series is a joyIn the 178th postseason inning he’s pitched, facing the first batter of his 29 October start, the best pit…

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The exquisite catharsis of watching Clayton Kershaw fail to implode

The Dodgers pitcher is brilliant in the regular season and notoriously rocky in the playoffs. Watching him pitch well in the World Series is a joyIn the 178th postseason inning he’s pitched, facing the first batter of his 29 October start, the best pit…

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The exquisite catharsis of watching Clayton Kershaw fail to implode

The Dodgers pitcher is brilliant in the regular season and notoriously rocky in the playoffs. Watching him pitch well in the World Series is a joyIn the 178th postseason inning he’s pitched, facing the first batter of his 29 October start, the best pit…

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The exquisite catharsis of watching Clayton Kershaw fail to implode

The Dodgers pitcher is brilliant in the regular season and notoriously rocky in the playoffs. Watching him pitch well in the World Series is a joyIn the 178th postseason inning he’s pitched, facing the first batter of his 29 October start, the best pit…

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Los Angeles Dodgers too hot for Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of World Series

Clayton Kershaw’s solid start helps Dodgers to opening winTampa Bay Rays 3-8 Los Angeles DodgersClayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers left the Tampa Bay Rays stuck in neutral to start a most strange World Series play…

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Dodgers roar back to life to beat Braves and make World Series against Rays

Los Angeles had trailed 3-1 in best-of-seven seriesCody Bellinger’s home run seals 4-3 victory in Game 7Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the World Series for the third time in fou…

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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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The image of Nats players cozying up to Trump was jarring for many fans

Players have every right to visit the White House after a title victory. But the rush to do so angered many fans in a city where the President is reviledThis past Saturday marked a monumental day in DC sports history. The scrappy underdog Washington Na…

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Washington Nationals players praise and thank Trump during White House visit

World Series champions visit President after title victoryTen players stay away from traditional celebrationTrump was booed at Nationals home game last monthDonald Trump’s rough welcome at the hands of Washington Nationals fans at last month’s World Se…

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Springboks and Nationals show momentum in sport is overrated

The Rugby World Cup final and World Series went against the form book and most academics regard ‘the M word’ as a trick of the mind“Never underestimate the value of momentum.” That’s what Sir Clive Woodward advised after England’s rugby players lacerat…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…