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[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 09:38:36 EDT from rss

Subject: The Astros Tanked Their Way To The Top

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It took 56 years, three stadiums, a name change, a league change, a couple of heart-breaking near misses and some of the ugliest jerseys in sports history, but this morning the Houston Astros can finally call themselves world champions. After beating the Dodgers 5-1 in Wednesday night's World Series

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 09:24:06 EDT from rss

Subject: World Series Ratings Game 7 Slide From 2016 Heights; Astros Win 1st Fall Classic

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First of all, congratulations to the Houston Astros in winning their very first World Series last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. It was a match-up that started Houston Strong from the very beginning and never let up until its 5-1 conclusion three hours and 37 minutes later. A

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 08:35:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Carlos Beltran wept on the field after the Astros won the World Series

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When Carlos Beltran was 22 years old, he won the Rookie of the Year award after a sensational season with the Royals in 1999. Four years later, Beltran finished ninth in MVP voting, and the next season he was an All-Star for the first time before being dealt to Houston before the trade deadline in 2004

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 07:00:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Masahiro Tanaka has huge decision to make regarding opt-out

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And the clock has officially started. With the World Series wrapping up in Game 7, Masahiro Tanaka now has three days to inform the Yankees whether he is opting out of his contract. Tanaka, who turned 29 on Nov. 1, has three years, $67 million remaining on the seven-year, $155 million deal he signed

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 09:55:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Orioles organizational depth report: Few promising reinforcements up the middle behind Schoop, Beckham

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With baseball transitioning into the offseason this week and the hot stove season to begin to simmer, it's time to revisit the Orioles' organizational depth across the diamond as a means to establish where they're strong and which areas they'll need to address, both this offseason and

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 09:52:22 EDT from rss

Subject: Detroit Tigers are dead last in way-too-early 2018 MLB power rankings

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Now that beloved former Detroit Tigers star Justin Verlander has won a World Series, fans can come back to reality when it comes to their team. The Tigers rank dead last in ESPN's way-too-early MLB power rankings for 2018, compiled by analyst David Schoenfield.  This shouldn't come as a shock

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 09:37:49 EDT from rss

Subject: Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized During Game 7 of 2017 World Series vs. Astros

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The home of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was burglarized Wednesday night during Game 7 of the World Series between the Dodgers and Houston Astros.  According to CBS Los Angeles, a Los Angeles Police Department watch commander said a window was broken at Puig's home and items were taken

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 08:21:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Magazine covers as contrary indicators? Sports Illustrated actually nailed it with Astros call

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SI says 'called it' and now predicts Houston will repeat as champs in 2018 When magazine covers zig, savvy traders often like to zag. The idea is that by the time a mainstream publication has a cover story on something, it's all downhill from there. BusinessWeek's "Death of Equities

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 07:43:36 EDT from rss

Subject: After 19 MLB seasons, Carlos Beltran finally gets his World Series ring

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LOS ANGELES - It's not a story of grand redemption or the unlikely tale of an unexpected hero on baseball's biggest stage. Carlos Beltran's World Series contributions went uncaptured by cameras and unknown to the box scores, and the first championship of his 19-season career stands hardly

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 07:43:06 EDT from rss

Subject: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting in Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia

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Action News has learned that one of two men shot in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia has died.

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 06:52:00 EDT from rss

Subject: As Astros Win World Series, 7 MLB Teams Still Await 1st Title

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Who's next? The Houston Astros won their first World Series crown in their 56th season since starting play as the Colt .45s. And they did it Wednesday night with a 5-1 victory at Dodger Stadium, which opened on April 10, 1962 — the same day Houston beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 in

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 10:14:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Former Nats fan favorite Tyler Clippard is a World Series champion

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Good for Tyler Clippard. And Brad Peacock. The former Nationals pitchers joined the ranks of JaVale McGee, Jeff Schultz, Tyler Polumbus and Michael Morse — players who won championships after leaving D.C. — with the Astros' 5-1 defeat of the Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday. The

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 10:05:11 EDT from rss

Subject: Ex-Met Carlos Beltran displays the Puerto Rican flag, gets emotional after first World Series win

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Carlos Beltran is now a champion. The ex-Met, remembered here in New York for his strikeout in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, has finally got a World Series ring for the first time in his career. The Astros knocked off the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series to become this year's MLB champions. Moments

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 09:05:40 EDT from rss

Subject: Houston Astros' first-ever World Series win was predicted by a Sports Illustrated cover back in 2014

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When the Houston Astros clinched the team's first-ever World Series championship just a minute or two shy of midnight on the East Coast on Wednesday night, they fulfilled a prophecy that had been laid out by Sports Illustrated — three years ago. SEE ALSO: Why this Houston Astros player has an inspiring

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 08:45:00 EDT from rss

Subject: Thanks for the memories! Game 7 was no classic, but this was still one great World Series

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer Close senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer Follow on Twitter LOS ANGELES -- Over the coming days and weeks, baseball historians and commentators will debate the merits of the 2017 World Series and put

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 08:42:28 EDT from rss

Subject: World Series 2017: Houston, You Have A Championship

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HOUSTON, TX — A 55-year drought ended in the city of Los Angeles ended Wednesday night as the Houston Astros won their first World Series crown, defeating the L.A. Dodgers 5-1. It was a shot that Houston — a sports city that is often dismissed by mainstream sports pundits, and a city that bore the brunt

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 07:52:33 EDT from rss

Subject: Tony LaRussa to work with Red Sox

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As Alex Cora prepares for his first managing job with the Red Sox, he'll have a Hall of Famer available as a resource. A major league source confirmed that the Red Sox will announce the addition of Tony La Russa to their organization on Thursday. While La Russa's exact title is not yet known,

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 10:24:13 EDT from rss

Subject: Tony La Russa joins the Red Sox as a special assistant

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La Russa and Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski go back 40 years

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 10:16:56 EDT from rss

Subject: See Thursday's top photos and viral videos from around the country and the world

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish closes his eyes as Houston Astros center fielder George Springer crosses the plate after a two-run homer in the 2nd inning of Game 7. In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, Sergei Soloviev, who impersonates Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, waits

[#] Thu Nov 02 2017 10:12:50 EDT from rss

Subject: Yankees' coaching exodus has begun

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The now-former Yankees third-base coach, who couldn't beat them, joined them, as ESPN first reported, agreeing to become the Astros bench coach after Houston beat the Yankees in seven games in the ALCS, then the Dodgers in the World Series. Espada's contract, and that of every Yankees coach,

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