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(Reuters) – Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish. Tanaka, in his fourth season with the Yankees, exerted command of the strike zone to outduel Houston ace Dallas Keuchel in Game Five of
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(Reuters) – New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge delivered once again with a home run that paved the way for a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday, squaring their best-of-seven American League Championship Series at 2-2. With the Yankees trailing 4-0 in the seventh inning, the 6-foot 7-inch (201 cm) slugger sent
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PARIS (Reuters) – Every year since he took over from Jean-Marie Leblanc in 2006, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tried to spice up the route with new climbs to make the race more exciting. In 2012, he introduced the Planche des Belles Filles, where four-times champion Chris Froome claimed his maiden Tour stage
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(Reuters) – Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley put the Premier League club up for sale on Monday, signaling a possible end to his decade-long reign at St James’ Park. “As one of the Premier League’s oldest and best supported football clubs – and for the benefit of its many fans and supporters in the UK
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(The Sports Xchange) – Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the 32 owners of collusion, his legal team announced on Sunday. Kaepernick has remained unemployed through the first six weeks of the NFL season, even when injuries to other quarterbacks created job openings. He retained attorney Mark Geragos to represent
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(Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past defending champion Peng Shuai 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first WTA final in almost two and a half years. Sharapova, who returned to the tour in April following a 15-month doping ban, will meet teenaged Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who
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(The Sports Xchange) – The New York Yankees tabbed right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to start Friday’s opener of the American League Championship Series against the host Houston Astros. The Yankees announced their rotation on Thursday, one day after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the AL Division Series. Right-hander Luis Severino will start Saturday’s
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(The Sports Xchange) – The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs. Farrell, who managed the Red Sox since 2013, will not return for the 2018 season, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announcement. The team said a search for a new manager
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Pakistan has been suspended from international football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country’s football federation (PFF). FIFA said in a statement that the suspension would prevent Pakistani teams, including the national side, from playing in international competition and the PFF from benefiting from
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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One will see at least one world champion crowned in Abu Dhabi next month, even if Lewis Hamilton wraps things up long before on the track, after 20 virtual racers secured their slots for the sport’s inaugural E-sports series final on Tuesday. The 40 hopefuls on stage at London’s Gfinity Arena
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the National Football League should not be given tax breaks, stepping up his criticism of the world’s top-grossing sports league over silent player protests at games against racial injustice. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem,
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League Baseball playoff games: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1 Rookie Cody Bellinger homered and drove in two runs, Yu Darvish pitched five strong innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept their way into the National League Championship Series with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game
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(Reuters) – Top-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has withdrawn from the Tianjin Open with an injury, organizers announced on Monday. Garcia, who has been nursing a right thigh problem, beat Romanian Simona Halep in Sunday’s China Open final in Beijing to move into the eighth and final place in the WTA Finals standings ahead of Briton
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a National Football League game on Sunday after some players knelt during the national anthem, a form of demonstration that began last year in silent protest against police violence toward racial minorities. Pence was attending a game in his home state of Indiana between
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