ARLINGTON, Texas - No dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face - the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic.They started the party ...
Oct 28, 2020
ARLINGTON, Texas - Clayton Kershaw's glittering career lacked two of the most satisfying accomplishments: a win deep in the World Series and a championship ring.He took the mound on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) with the Los Angeles Dodgers shaken, and ...
Oct 26, 2020
NEW YORK - If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work.But the fill-in first baseman for the 2011 champion St. Louis Cardinals prefers to keep that prize safe at home."The surgical scrub tub, not ...
Apr 8, 2020
NEW YORK - 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 on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila ...
Jan 2, 2020
NEW YORK - Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent on Thursday, a day after homering to spark Washington's seventh-inning comeback in Game Seven of the World Series.Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up ...
Nov 1, 2019
NEW YORK - It'll be two very different championship sporting events in one week for President Donald Trump.Trump is expected to attend a mixed martial arts fight Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) in New York City, a few days after ...
Oct 31, 2019
STEPHEN Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it's on to Game Seven in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games.Adam ...
Oct 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series.Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match in this Washington wipeout.Cole looked exactly like the stud who ...
Oct 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - José Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, the unheralded Houston rookie quieting Washington's bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too.Houston and Washington are all even in a World Series that has been one big ...
Oct 27, 2019
WASHINGTON - On a night of pitching dangerously, Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros' bullpen kept escaping.They baffled batters when it mattered most, shutting down an October offense of uncanny timeliness.Washington threatened in each of the first six innings but ...
Oct 26, 2019
HOUSTON - Stephen Strasburg's time had come.Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).The right-hander outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start ...
Oct 24, 2019
HOUSTON - Justin Verlander will follow Gerrit Cole and start Game Two of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Zack Greinke will start for the Astros on Friday when the Series resumes at Nationals Park."Greinke gets ...
Oct 22, 2019
NOW this is a serious World Series throw-down.Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin - all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak.It's a mound meeting that ...
Oct 21, 2019
HOUSTON - Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever.Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston outlasted the New York Yankees, 6-4, ...
Oct 20, 2019
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Here's one Houston Astros fan who's putting his considerable money where his mouth is.Jim McIngvale, a 68-year-old mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack," plans to put down at least $ ...
Oct 3, 2019
BOSTON - In his first public comments since a botched assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic, former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that he is glad to be home from the hospital and told his fans: " ...
Jul 30, 2019
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Dec 25, 2018
NBA
BOSTON - Kyrie Irving scored 28 points, making six of Boston's franchise record 24 3-pointers, as the Celtics knocked off the last unbeaten team in the NBA with a 117-113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night (Friday, ...
Nov 2, 2018
LOS ANGELES - Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California - and even outside Fenway Park back home.The quest is complete. Yes, ...
Oct 29, 2018
TAB Baldwin, a lifelong Boston fan, was calling the shots for Ateneo when the Red Sox' seven-hour-and-20-minute game ended, with the Los Angeles Dodgers coming away with the victory to inch closer in the World Series, 2-1. ...
Oct 27, 2018
HOUSTON - What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series.David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4- ...
Oct 19, 2018
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