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If The Astros Stole Signs, How Much Did It Help Them?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Stealing signs has been part of baseball since signs existed. The 1951 New York Giants used a telescope and an electrical buzzer to relay opposing catchers' pitch calls in games at the Polo Grounds. In 2017, the Boston Red Sox were fined for using Apple Watches as part of an in-game reconnaissance scheme.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Andreescu pulls out of WTA Finals with knee injury U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, citing the knee injury sustained in her defeat by Karolina Pliskova as the reason for pulling out of the season-ending championships. The Canadian suffered the injury three games into her meeting with Pliskova, and although she continued with a heavily strapped knee until the end of the first set, the 19-year-old was eventually forced to retire. Nationals beat Astros to win maiden World Series title The Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 in a winner-take-all Game Seven showdown on Wednesday to secure their maiden World Series title.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The stifling heat of the Tokyo summer has already prompted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to insist organizers move next year's marathon and race walking events to the cooler northern island of Hokkaido. NHL notebook: Penguins' Malkin eager to return Pittsburgh star forward Evgeni Malkin is closing in on returning to the Penguins' lineup. Malkin, who has been sidelined since Oct. 5 due to a lower-body injury, is hoping to be on the ice Saturday when the Penguins host the Edmonton Oilers.

Nationals erupt late in Game 7 thriller to stun Astros for first World Series crown

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The Astros, who won their first Fall Classic two years ago, were overwhelming favorites entering this series, especially with four games at Minute Maid Park, where they owned the best home record in baseball. This, though, was the series that popularized the concept of home disadvantage. Never before had the visiting team won the first six, let alone seven, games in a World Series – and that goes for the best-of-seven postseason series in the NBA and the NHL, too.

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Vlatko Andonovski was vaulted into one of the most coveted positions in women's soccer on Monday, taking the helm of the United States women's national team in the wake of their record-extending fourth World Cup victory. Andonovski, a coach in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), takes over from Jill Ellis who, after leading the team to a second back-to-back World Cup title in July, announced that she would step down. One day removed from a victory at Chicago, the Los Angeles Chargers fired offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt on Monday.

Weekend Sports in Brief

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Matsuyama also closed with a 67 BUSAN, South Korea (AP) - Ha Na Jang birdied the third playoff hole Sunday to beat American Danielle Kang for the LPGA's BMW Ladies Championship. Both players parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff before moving to the 10th hole at the LPGA Busan International course, where Jang's three clinched it. Kang, who birdied eight of her first 13 holes for a 64, and Jang, 65, finished with 19-under 269 totals.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) - Major League Baseball is conducting a wider probe of the Houston Astros that goes beyond the assistant general manager who was fired this week for inappropriate behavior, concerned about the team's initial denial. Houston terminated manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday, saying he directed inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration following Game 6 of the AL Championship Series last weekend. There are aspects of this that go beyond the incident that's been dealt with in terms of the employment of the individual,'' baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday before World Series Game 3.

Altuve, Astros show up in World Series, win Game 3 in DC 4-1

Friday, October 25th, 2019

From the moment George Springer jumped on the game's third pitch for a single, then quickly swiped a base, to the way he and his teammates sprinted off the field after the final out a little past midnight Saturday, the Houston Astros were suddenly aggressive and energetic. Yes, the Fall Classic finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later - and, sparked by Springer and Jose Altuve, the Astros finally showed up in the Fall Classic. Springer had two of Houston's four steals, Altuve doubled twice before scoring each time, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Astros made sure they wouldn't go quietly despite looking listless twice at home, beating the Nationals 4-1 on Friday night to cut their Series deficit to 2-1.

Altuve, Astros show up in World Series, win Game 3 in DC 4-1

Friday, October 25th, 2019

From the moment George Springer jumped on the game's third pitch for a single, then quickly swiped a base, to the way he and his teammates sprinted off the field after the final out a little past midnight Saturday, the Houston Astros were suddenly aggressive and energetic. Yes, the Fall Classic finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later — and, sparked by Springer and José Altuve, the Astros finally showed up in the Fall Classic. Springer had two of Houston's four steals, Altuve doubled twice before scoring each time, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Astros made sure they wouldn't go quietly despite looking listless twice at home, beating the Nationals 4-1 on Friday night to cut their Series deficit to 2-1.

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Former player Andrea Gaudenzi has been appointed as the new ATP chairman on a four-year term that will begin in January, the governing body of men's tennis said. The 46-year-old Italian, who won three titles on the tour and reached a career-high world ranking of 18 in 1995, will take over from Chris Kermode who will leave his position as ATP executive chairman and president at the end of the year. Roger Federer is through to the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors Basel after Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka was forced to pull out of the tournament.