How MLB?s baseball meddling is affecting the ALCS
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An inconsistency in the ball itself has changed the way the Yankees and Astros must approach the series
MLB DFS: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, Astros vs. Yankees lineups for 2019 ALCS Game 4
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SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice.
1 player worth watching from each round of the new XFL Draft
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The XFL is back. And so is ... Cardale Jones?
Nationals Continue the Sports Joy in D.C.
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The Capitals and Mystics won, and now the World Series is coming to town.
Last day of negotiations before potential CPS teacher strike
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CHICAGO — Wednesday is the last day for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to reach a deal in contract negotiations. If the two sides cannot come to an agreement, the union will strike starting midnight Thursday. CTU said the strike will likely happen because there's just not enough time to get their issues addressed, and relay the final result to the rest of the union.
Weekend Break : Ultimate Ninjas Pro Camp
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WGN's Hannah Welker takes us inside the Ultimate Ninjas Pro Camp in Libertyville. The camps were also held in the Chicago and Naperville Ultimate Ninja locations.
Cubs president Theo Epstein?s dog soiled floors of Arizona rental home, lawsuit says
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PARADISE VALLEY, Az. — Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein is being sued by a couple in Arizona who claim his dog soiled the floors in the house he rented. Epstein was renting the house in Paradise Valley during Spring Training four years ago. The homeowners said the odor is still there, even after extensive cleaning.
Metra testing new security screenings at downtown Chicago stations
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CHICAGO — This week, Metra is testing new security technology with the TSA at several of its downtown Chicago stations. Metra said it's a new type of "passive screening technology" used to detect potential threats, like explosive devices, that could be concealed under clothes. It does not take photos or videos and does not emit radiation or show anatomical details of a person.
Opening statements begin in trial for woman accused of killing 3 siblings at Indiana bus stop
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FULTON COUNTY, Ind. — Opening statements begin in the trial of a woman accused of killing three children at a school bus stop in Indiana. Alyssa Shepherd was driving a pickup truck before dawn Oct. 30, 2018 when she struck four children who were crossing a two-lane road to board a Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus near Rochester.
Bad officiating could cost the Lions and Browns a playoff spot
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The refs aren?t the only ones blowing it in this week?s panic index. Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are also costing themselves money.
Former MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling Says He Won't Run for Congress in Arizona
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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling won't run for Congress after all. "The things that have been said and done to my wife and kids since I announced interest ...
Metro will provide late service for the World Series
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Metro said it will continue a special late-night playoff service schedule for the Nationals' World Series run.
M.L.B.’s Juggernauts Set to Clash After a Season of Extraordinary Numbers
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Four teams recorded at least 100 victories for the first time in M.L.B. history, and four more had at least 100 losses for just the second time.
An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on a Potent Yankees Offense
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For a brief moment, it appeared Gerrit Cole might have an early exit. But he was still on the mound in the 7th inning, dominating New York?s fearsome lineup.
Finally World Series-bound, Washington Nationals put past failures behind them
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The Washington Nationals have advanced to the first World Series in their franchise history, an odd and curious past that began in Montreal and landed just south of the Capitol in 2005.
Baseball Saw a Million More Empty Seats. Does It Matter?
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A 12-year slide in M.L.B. attendance has clubs turning to deals like standing room subscription passes. These days, filling the seats is less crucial to baseball?s bottom line.
Size of the moon in the sky
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Dear Tom, I recently was amazed at how large the moon appeared when it was rising over the eastern horizon. Why the large appearance? Jane Alles Dear Jane, It's an illusion, and that's the explanation. The sun and moon always appear larger whenever they are positioned near the horizon. It's such a compelling illusion that it has a name: the "moon illusion."
When used cars subject to recall are sold without repairs, drivers pay the price
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CHICAGO — Buying a used car can be tricky enough for prospective buyers, but now one consumer watchdog group says recalls are getting ignored and repairs are not being made by some dealers, leaving customers to pay the price. In a new report, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) finds more than 10 percent of vehicles for sale at locations of AutoNation, one of the largest used car dealerships in the country, have been recalled but are not fixed.
Wild-card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards
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WASHINGTON — 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.
?Then it hits home?: Father of 18-year-old killed in River Oaks Mall shooting speaks out
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CALUMET CITY, Ill. – A father is speaking out on his family’s reality after his 18-year-old daughter was shot and killed Thursday at River Oaks Mall. Chris Ross said the news of his 18-year-old daughter’s death is “surreal” “It’s like surreal,” Chris Ross said. “You see everything on the news all the time, and you feel sorry for the family… then it hits home.”
What you need to know about 2019 World Series
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The Nationals are going to the World Series. Here's the schedule, how to watch and more.
Mariners now stand alone — as only MLB team never to reach World Series
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Nationals punch ticket to World Series with sweep of Cardinals in National League Championship Series, leaving Seattle as MLB's only city to never experience baseball's grandest stage.
Finally, the Nationals Are in the World Series
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With a sweep of the Cardinals, the Nationals advanced to their first World Series, and the first for a Washington team since 1933.
Report: MLB could fine the Angels $2 million for failure to report Tyler Skaggs’ drug use
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That may seem insufficient, but there are limits to what MLB can do here.
Alex Smith - Washington Redskins - NFL
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Alex Smith profile page, biographical information, injury history and news
'Everybody's got their own version of ethics': Tipping pitches gets magnified in modern-day MLB
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As technology and data dominate Major League Baseball, where is the line for studying opposing pitchers?
Yankees vs. Astros score: Gerrit Cole silences New York sluggers, gives Houston ALCS edge with Game 3 win
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Houston got its first postseason win away from home and it couldn't have come at a better time
Oklahoma superintendent, ex-teacher arrested in prostitution ring bust
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RIPLEY, Okla. – The top official at a Ripley, Oklahoma school and a former school employee were caught up in a prostitution crime sting last week, authorities say. Ripley Public Schools Superintendent Kenneth Beams is accused of soliciting prostitution, and Kacey Lee Williamson, a former teacher, faces charges of racketeering, procuring for prostitution, accessing the internet with unlawful intent, conspiracy to commit felony and proceeds from violation of a state statute.
House Democrats will not be voting soon to formalize impeachment probe
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats won't be voting soon to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. That's according to people familiar with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's message behind closed doors to her colleagues Tuesday. Pelosi had gathered lawmakers for a closed session after House leaders surveyed rank-and-file members about it.
Lawyers for Pence say VP won’t provide documents to House Democrats
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WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence is refusing to comply with House Democrats' request for a long list of documents as part of its impeachment inquiry. The vice president's counsel, Matthew E. Morgan, shared the news in a letter to the chairs of the investigating committees Tuesday evening. He's echoing President Donald Trump's lawyers' complaints that the House has not held a formal vote on the investigation.
Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Soundgarden among 2020 Rock Hall nominees
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NEW YORK — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex and Thin Lizzy join Houston and B.I.G. as first-time Rock Hall nominees. The 35th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place May 2, 2020, at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Do Giants have two of MLB's worst contracts next season?
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Buster Posey and Johnny Cueto will make a combined $42.4 million in 2020. That's a whole lot of money.
Yankees-Astros Showdown Tests Opposing Pitching Strategies
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In the American League Championship Series, the Astros are relying on an overwhelming starting rotation, while the Yankees are leaning heavily on their bullpen.
Angels could face MLB sanctions, fines if club violated league drug policy
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The Los Angeles Angels could face sanctions or fines if MLB determines team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs' opioid use before his death and didn't inform the commissioner's office.
MLB Playoffs 2019: Live Stream Guide, TV Schedule, Times and Odds
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Major League Baseball's postseason drama continues Wednesday with what could be the final day in 2019 featuring more than one game on the schedule. The Washington Nationals have shut down the St...
Cleveland Indians 2019 MLB Draft Report Card
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Highlight the best tools, best debuts, late-round steals and more from the 2019 Cleveland Indians draft.
MLB and the MLBPA are discussing opioid testing. This seems like the wrong move.
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If the system in place had been properly utilized, Tyler Skaggs could have gotten help that may have saved his life.