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My favourite game: Cubs v Indians, World Series 2016, Game 7 | Sport

Chicago Cubs v Detroit Tigers, 1908 World Series

In 1989 a scriptwriter called Bob Gale needed to sort out a plot twist for Back to the Future Part II, the one where Marty McFly ends up riding a hoverboard in 2015. “What was the most absurd thing you could think of in 1989?” Gale said, many years later. …

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Ex-Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis: ‘We obviously cheated baseball’ | Sport

Evan Gattis fought to win a World Series ring with the Houston Astros and got one in 2017. Looking back, it feels like he lost. Gattis was with the Astros for their historic run, which since has been disgraced by revelations of a sign-stealing scheme that cost general manager Jeff …

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For the love of the game: Life as a minor leaguer on $8,000 a year | Sport

By the end of January, John O’Reilly was chomping at the bit to get to spring training. Like most minor leaguers, the 24-year-old pitcher, newly assigned to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, viewed baseball’s preseason as a mecca of opportunity. Sure, O’Reilly who played last season in Double-A, minor league baseball’s …

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Major League Baseball and players’ union agree on terms for return of 2020 season | Sport

Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. As part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday night, players …

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‘Everything went to hell’: stadium workers on the US sports shutdown | Sport

Tell us about your job… Mike Dougherty (St Paul, Minnesota): “I have been a food and beverage vendor since 1989 when I started at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coincidentally the first day I vended was the same day as my first day of classes at law school. …

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Finances will be shattered by sports suspensions. But it won’t be the stars who suffer | Sport

The Detroit Red Wings head equipment manager, Paul Boyer, packs up after his team’s game against the Washington Capitals was postponed

On the surface, the Wednesday afternoon matinee between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles back in April 2015 appears as nondescript as it gets. It was an early season contest between a pair of teams hurtling toward mediocrity. The Orioles won 8-2, powered by a six-run first inning – …

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March Madness canceled over coronavirus as MLB, MLS and NHL suspend action | Sport

March Madness canceled over coronavirus as MLB, MLS and NHL suspend action | Sport

The coronavirus outbreak has torn into the US and Canadian sporting calendars as two of North America’s biggest leagues, Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League, announced on Thursday they are suspending operations. Shortly afterwards Major League Baseball said it would cancel its spring training games and delay the …

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NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday night. They said they made the decision “after consultation …

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MLS to become bigger than baseball? Why the need for comparison? | Football

Every so often, Major League Soccer likes to beat its chest. Great strides have been made over the past 25 years and those associated with the league rarely miss an opportunity to outline just how much further they believe it can grow. The recent remarks of Larry Berg therefore are …

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As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention

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MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — With winter turning to spring, youth baseball will soon be starting. Experts are warning, however, that young ball players are at risk for injuries, many of which are preventable. “Baseball is America’s pastime. In order to minimize the risk of injury and maximize enjoyment …

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