Chicago Cubs cut infielder Addison Russell, one year after domestic violence suspension

The Chicago Cubs officially parted ways on Monday with infielder Addison Russell, who was once a top prospect but saw his star dim quickly when his ex-wife accused him of domestic abuse.  Russell, 25, received a 40-game suspension in September 2018 after a Major League Baseball investigation of claims made by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, detailing physical, mental and emotional abuse during […]

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Nationals on ropes after another home World Series loss in Game 5

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals were quietly making plans for a parade route, ordering the perfect vintage champagne, and making sure all of the nation’s finest dignitaries were on hand for the historic moment. Really, they thought they planned for everything. Well, someone forgot the memo to bring along the bats from Houston. The Houston Astros shut down the Nats’ offense […]

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Astros on the brink of World Series title as Gerrit Cole silences Nationals in Game 5

WASHINGTON – Coming off his first loss since May in the World Series opener, Gerrit Cole wasn’t going to let lightning strike twice. Cole looked every bit the dominant starter he was during the regular season, allowing one run over seven innings Sunday night to lead the Houston Astros to the brink of their second World Series title in three […]

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‘The beautiful thing about sports’: Nationals’ ‘Baby Shark’ craze comes to the World Series

WASHINGTON — If you've watched a Washington Nationals home game this year, chances are you've heard it.  If not, you may be confused during World Series games in the nation's capital. "Baby Shark" has taken over Nationals Park in 2019 and the team has embraced the undeniably-catchy children's song as a part of its celebrations throughout the season. The trend […]

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Opinion: MLB needs to address Houston Astros’ troubling history of toxic behavior

The Houston Astros are Major League Baseball’s worst nightmare. Already reprimanded once this season by the league for fundamental immaturity, the Astros created another headache on the eve of the World Series by lying about the Neanderthal-like behavior of one of their assistant general managers. Instead of promoting the Jose Altuve fan club or musing about the impact such a […]

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Yankees will be haunted by failure to knock out Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

NEW YORK — The Houston Astros clubhouse was nearly empty and the music silenced, when Gerrit Cole, dressed in front of his locker, threw his hair back, tied it with a rubber band, closed his eyes, and exhaled. “That was hairy,’’ he told USA TODAY Sports. “That was real hairy.’’ The New York Yankees were bidding to not only become the […]

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Dennis Eckersley on beef with David Price: ‘I’m not going to talk to him’

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley said Saturday he does not plan to meet with Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price about their recent war of words. Eckersley hopes the dispute disappears. “I thought everything was good. I was doing what I was doing,’’ said Eckersley, a Red Sox TV analyst. “I’m just doing the game, just keep going. I […]

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Trump heads to South Korea, Pride Month, NBA free agency: 5 things to know this weekend

Trump leaves for South Korea after G-20 summit talks  President Donald Trump will travel to Seoul on Saturday after concluding talks with various world leaders at the G-20 summit. Trump, who invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet him in the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Sunday, will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has been pushing the United States and North Korea to […]

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