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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson rushes in for a touchdown during Baltimore's playoff win over Houston on Saturday.
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Jan 21, 2024
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens blow by Texans
The Ravens will host either the Bills or Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Buffalo and Kansas City are set to play Sunday in the other AFC contest.
Texans wide receiver Nico Collins races past a defender during the second quarter of Houston's win over Cleveland on Saturday in Houston.
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Jan 14, 2024
C.J. Stroud makes history as Texans win wild-card game over Browns
Stroud completed 16 of 21 passes for 274 yards as Houston won in the postseason for the first time since Jan. 4, 2020.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is chased out of the pocket by Buffalo Bills defensive end Kingsley Jonathan during a game in Buffalo in October.
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Jan 5, 2024
Five NFL playoff berths at stake in season's last weekend
The Texans visit Indianapolis with the winner clinching a playoff spot and the loser eliminated while Buffalo visits Miami to decide an AFC East division winner.
Texas Rangers right fielder Adolis Garcia hits a home run during the third inning of game seven in the ALCS against the Houston Astros for the 2023 MLB playoffs at Minute Maid Park, Houston, on Monday.
Oct 24, 2023
Rangers beat Astros to advance to World Series
The Rangers claimed the best-of-seven series 4-3 and advanced to the World Series for the third time in franchise history and the first time since 2011.
Rangers reliever Andrew Heaney pitches against the Astros during Game 6 of the ALCS in Houston on Sunday.
Oct 23, 2023
Rangers beat Astros to force Game 7 in ALCS
The Rangers evened the best-of-seven series 3-3 and will try to reach their first World Series since 2011 by winning on the road again on Monday.
Astros center fielder Chas McCormick hits a two-run homer against the Rangers during the seventh inning in Game 4 of the ALCS in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday.
Oct 20, 2023
Astros dominate Rangers on road to pull even in ALCS
The Astros have won 18 of their past 21 road games dating back to the regular season.
Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena hits against the Rangers during Game 3 of the ALCS in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday.
Oct 19, 2023
Cristian Javier shines again as Astros beat Rangers in Game 3
Cristian Javier had another strong postseason performance to help the Astros win Game 3 of the ALCS.
Rangers catcher Jonah Heim hits a third-inning home run against the Astros during Game 3 of the AL Championship Series in Houston on Monday.
Oct 17, 2023
Rangers take 2-0 lead over Astros; Phillies down Arizona
Both Texas and Philadelphia protected early-inning leads in Monday's wins.
The Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte reacts after hitting a home run against the Dodgers in the third inning of the NLDS in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday.
Oct 12, 2023
Upstart Diamondbacks finish off sweep of Dodgers
The win was the latest chapter in the D-Backs' improbable and impressive playoff run.
Twins reliever Kenta Maeda pitches against the Astros during the sixth inning of their ALDS Game 3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday.
Oct 11, 2023
Kenta Maeda allows a run as Astros clobber Twins to lead ALDS
The Twins cannot afford another loss if they are to reach their first ALCS in 21 seasons.
Twins reliever Kenta Maeda allowed two runs and four hits, walked two and struck out two over two innings in the team's ALDS Game 1 defeat in Houston on Saturday.
Oct 8, 2023
Twins' Kenta Maeda gives up two runs as Astros win ALDS Game 1
Maeda survived a two-on jam in the fourth inning, but failed to stem the tide by giving up RBI singles to Jose Abreu and Chas McCormick in the fifth.
Shohei Ohtani hit his 41st home run of the season during the Angels' win over the Astros in Houston on Sunday.
Aug 14, 2023
Shohei Ohtani's 41st homer helps Angels edge Astros
Ohtani sent his first homer in nine games over the wall in center on a 1-0 slider from left-handed reliever Parker Mushinski in the sixth inning.
Justin Verlander pitched just 94 innings for the Mets this season before returning to the Astros in a deadline-day trade.
Aug 2, 2023
Mets deal ace Justin Verlander to Astros at MLB trade deadline
The former American League MVP has a 1.49 earned run average over his past seven starts struggling with an injury to start the season.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
Shohei Ohtani hits 33rd homer as Angels end 6-game skid with wild win
Among other Japanese players, Boston Red Sox left fielder Masataka Yoshida had his multi-hit streak end at eight games in a 10-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2022
Rusty Deshaun Watson booed during unimpressive debut in Browns victory
Deshaun Watson was less than impressive in his return from an 11-game suspension on Sunday, but Cleveland's defensive dominance saw him win his Browns debut 27-14 over his former team, the Houston Texans.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2022
Browns QB Deshaun Watson set to make debut against Texans
Watson hasn't played this year due to the 11-game suspension he received after being accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2022
Justin Verlander joins exclusive club with third AL Cy Young Award; Marlins' Sandy Alcantara honored in NL
Verlander and Alcantara were unanimous selections. Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was fourth in the voting.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2022
Astros defeat Phillies to win second World Series crown
The home victory brought 73-year-old Astros manager Dusty Baker his first World Series crown in 25 seasons as an MLB bench boss.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2022
Astros top Phillies in Game 5 thriller to move to brink of World Series title
The Astros took a 3-2 lead in the series and could close it out at home when the it shifts to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2022
Astros throw combined no-hitter in Game 4 of World Series
The only previous World Series no-hitter was a perfect game by the New York Yankees' Don Larsen against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 Fall Classic.


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