Tag: World Series

Victory lap: Houston parade celebrates World Series champs

Image License Photo: ZUMA Press 03 NOV 17 17:19 ET By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) — Two months ago, large swaths of Houston — America’s fourth most populous city — were swamped by Hurricane Harvey, and people were forced from their homes. The city’s baseball team was forced to play a few home games in another state. But the Astros returned as soon as they could, and they did something that seemed improbable just a few years ago — they kept winning games until they won the final one of the season. On Friday, the city hosted its first...

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GOP leaders unveil key details in new tax plan

Cropped Photo: Arturo Pardavila III / CC BY 2.0 License Link 02 NOV 17 16:22 ET By Lauren Fox, Deirdre Walsh and Ashley Killough, CNN (CNN) — House Republicans revealed their new tax bill Thursday, but it’s already encountering some reservations from rank-and-file members. House Speaker Paul Ryan described the proposal, which lowers the number of tax brackets from seven to four and increases the standard deduction, as a series of tax cuts and breaks aimed at helping most Americans. “It’s very clear and obvious that the whole purpose of this is a middle-class tax cut,” Ryan said in an...

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MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport’s industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency. After days of near round-the-clock talks, negotiators reached a verbal agreement about 3 1/2 hours before the expiration of the current pact. Then they worked to draft a memorandum of understanding, which must be ratified by both sides. “It’s great! Another five years of uninterrupted baseball,” Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt said in a text message. In...

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Cubs win first World Series title since 1908

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians early Thursday (all times local): 12:47 a.m. Mike Montgomery retired Michael Martinez for the final out with a runner on in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs ended baseball’s longest championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series. The Cubs won their first championship since 1908, becoming the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit by winning Games 6 and 7 on the road since the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979. Ben...

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Indians are the underdog in World Series against Cubs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Any other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year’s World Series. You know, because of that long championship drought and all. But not against the Chicago Cubs. The lovable Cubbies, who captured the nation’s heart by exorcising curses and winning their first NL pennant since 1945 on Saturday night and are aiming for their first Series title since 1908, are a popular pick. The oddsmakers in Las Vegas have pegged the Cubs as heavy favorites going into Game 1 on Tuesday night. Heck, even First Fan Barack...

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