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Boone upbeat about Yankees’ bid for first title since 2009

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Aaron Boone is not adding baseball to his recent success in predicting the outcome of a major sporting event. The New York Yankees manager nailed this month's Super Bowl, picking the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the San Francisco 49ers by the exact score of 31-20. ''How good was that?'' a smiling Boone said Thursday.

Wednesday Sports in Brief

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. Larsen's agent, Andrew Levy, said the former pitcher died of esophageal cancer in Hayden, Idaho. Levy said Larsen's son, Scott, confirmed the death.

Thursday Sports in Brief

Friday, October 18th, 2019

George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night and reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years. The Astros lead the AL Championship Series 3-1, putting the 2017 World Series winners on the brink of a showdown with the NL champion Washington Nationals. Houston still has Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole queued up for this series, and the Yankees will have to beat both to survive.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin's 12-strikeout performance to hold on and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday night for a sweep of the NL Championship Series. Quite a stunning turnaround for the Nationals, who went from 19-31 in May - when there was talk of firing manager Dave Martinez and trading away players - to the Fall Classic in October. Corbin, a $140 million lefty, became the first pitcher to strike out 10 in the first four innings of a postseason game and earned the win.

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Altuve and Josh Reddick homered early off Luis Severino, who labored into the fifth while keeping the Yankees close.

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Altuve and Josh Reddick homered early off Luis Severino, who labored into the fifth while keeping the Yankees close.

Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Madison Bumgarner won LCS and World Series MVP honors in 2014, finishing that postseason with four wins, 52 2/3 innings and a memorable five-inning save in Game 7 of the World Series for the Giants. Jack Morris went 3-0 during Detroit's 1984 title run, then pitched a 10-inning shutout in Game 7 of the '91 series for Minnesota. Justin Verlander pitched 17 scoreless innings for Detroit over the course of two decisive Game 5s in the ALDS, in 2012 and 2013 against Oakland.

Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Madison Bumgarner won LCS and World Series MVP honors in 2014, finishing that postseason with four wins, 52 2/3 innings and a memorable five-inning save in Game 7 of the World Series for the Giants. Jack Morris went 3-0 during Detroit's 1984 title run, then pitched a 10-inning shutout in Game 7 of the '91 series for Minnesota. Justin Verlander pitched 17 scoreless innings for Detroit over the course of two decisive Game 5s in the ALDS, in 2012 and 2013 against Oakland.

Fantastic Friday: All eight playoff teams are in action today

Friday, October 4th, 2019

THE GAMES: Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros, ALDS Game 1 The Time: 2:05 PM EDT The Place: Minute Maid Park The Channel: FS1 The Starters: Tyler Glasnow (Rays) vs. Justin Verlander (Astros) The Upshot: This one is being cast as the most David vs. Goliath of the Division Series matchups. And it's also being cast as “innovative team that used Openers vs. Team with frontline starting pitchers. That's not really applicable in this particular series, though, as the Rays are using Tyler Glasnow here, Blake Snell in Game 2 and Charlie Morton in Game 3.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. The New York Yankees celebrated the career of left-hander CC Sabathia before Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, his last regular-season home game at Yankee Stadium before he retires. The 39-year-old has spent the past 11 seasons of his 19-year-career with the Yankees, and he was honored with a pair of touching video messages that drove him to wipe tears from his face.