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Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series. Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series.
HOUSTON — David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night. Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer as the Red Sox stunned Justin Verlander and the Astros in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series to win the best-of-seven set 4-1, a perfect 43rd birthday present fo...
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Birdies in the air: Golf back in Pakistan after 11-year hitch. Birdies in the air: Golf back in Pakistan after 11-year hitch.
Birds were released over fairways and ceremonial drives were struck as international golf returned to Pakistan on Thursday after an 11-year absence. A full field of 132 players from around the globe were teeing up in the Asian Tour's UMA CNS Open Championship at the Karachi Golf Club, the latest thawing of relations with the militancy-hit country that has spent years in the sporting wilderness....
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Travis Boyd unlikely to be ready for Capitals' season opener. Travis Boyd unlikely to be ready for Capitals' season opener.
Washington Capitals center Travis Boyd is week-to-week with a lower-body injury he sustained in last Tuesday’s preseason game at St. Louis. Coach Todd Reirden said it “looks like” he won’t be available when the regular season begins Oct. 3. Boyd was hurt when he blocked a shot late in the game, a 4-0 win over the Blues. That leaves the door open for newcomer Nic Dowd, who was competing wi...
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Capitals try to forget Cup celebrations as training camps open. Capitals try to forget Cup celebrations as training camps open.
When Alex Ovechkin embraced Josh Norman in a meeting of two of Washington’s biggest sports stars, the Redskins cornerback had a question for the Capitals’ Stanley Cup-winning captain. “You still celebrating?” Norman asked. “We’re done,” Ovechkin said. “We’re done for right now.” The Capitals seemed to celebrate as hard as any champion in NHL history. When they get on the ice for the first...
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'It's a wakeup call, for sure' -- Redskins critical of performance after Broncos loss. 'It's a wakeup call, for sure' -- Redskins critical of performance after Broncos loss.
LANDOVER — D.J. Swearinger initially used just one word to describe to the Redskins’ 29-17 loss Friday to the Denver Broncos: poor. “I can speak for the defense, it was really bad, man,” Swearinger said. “We missed too many tackles. We gave up too many third downs. They ran right up the gut when they wanted it at times. … We’ve got a long way to go.” It wasn’t just the defense. The Redskins’...
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Sri Lanka minister seeks ICC clarity on ball-tampering rules Sri Lanka minister seeks ICC clarity on ball-tampering rules
1 COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s sports minister called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to establish ‘simple, clear rules’ on Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering. “Laws governing the offence/act of altering the condition of the ball are somewhat vague and lack clarity,” Faiszer Musthapha said in a statement. “I invite the ICC to revisit the applicable laws...
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Nabil Fekir: Liverpool target staying at Lyon, say Ligue 1 club Nabil Fekir: Liverpool target staying at Lyon, say Ligue 1 club
France forward Nabil Fekir will not be joining Liverpool and will instead be staying at Lyon, the French Ligue 1 club have announced. The two clubs had been discussing a deal for the playmaker worth 60m euros (£52.75m) - 55m (£48.35m) plus a maximum of 5m (£4.4m) add-ons. However, Lyon said on Saturday that talks about the potential transfer of their captain "had not succeeded". Fekir, 24...
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India flexes IPL muscle in hunt for more TV riches India flexes IPL muscle in hunt for more TV riches
The head of the multi-billion dollar Indian Premier League says the glitzy tournament is taking aim at football and basketball’s heartlands as India strengthens its role as world cricket’s financial powerhouse. The high-octane T20 extravaganza — which reaches the climax of its 11th season this week — is doing “wonderfully well”, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told AFP as he set out the league’s glo...
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BAYERN MUNICH TOIL BUT OVERCOME SEVILLA TO REACH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIS. BAYERN MUNICH TOIL BUT OVERCOME SEVILLA TO REACH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIS.
Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg. Bayern progressed to the last four of the competition for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week. “Sevilla are a good team – for a ...
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LEADING OFF: Wintry Weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium. LEADING OFF: Wintry Weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium.
LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field and Yankee Stadium, Cabrera rests hip injury, Tebow back for more after smashing Double-A debut. Snow is in the forecast at Coors Field, where the Colorado Rockies host Atlanta in their home opener. There's also a chance of snow at Yankee Stadium when New York plays Baltimore. Players and fans alike have been shivering this season, with cold and sno...
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