Tag: World Series

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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Boston Red Sox clinch AL East crown, go worst to 1st again

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though they let a win get away Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating. Boston clinched the division championship despite wasting a three-run lead in the ninth inning of a 5-3 loss to the Yankees. David Ortiz and the Red Sox, who last weekend secured at least a wild-card spot in the playoffs, were assured the crown when Baltimore rallied for a 3-2 win at second-place Toronto nearly 30 minutes before New York completed its...

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Cleveland Parties As Cavs’ NBA Title Celebrated With Parade

CLEVELAND (AP) — A parade held somewhere else for more than a half-century is rolling through Cleveland. No longer the butt of jokes, it’s a title town again. Hundreds of thousands of fans, some arriving Tuesday night to camp on the sidewalk for the best view, are lining the downtown streets to cheer superstar LeBron James and the Cavaliers, who made history by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat Golden State in the NBA Finals and end the city’s 52-year championship drought. Cleveland fans young and old are partying like it’s 1964. This is the celebration James promised when...

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