Red Sox open World Series with victory over Dodgers

Baseball / MLB Oct 24, 2018

Red Sox open World Series with victory over Dodgers

The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys. Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles ...

Astros frustrate Dodgers, claim first World Series title

Baseball / MLB Nov 2, 2017

Astros frustrate Dodgers, claim first World Series title

From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7. Playing for a city still ...

Astros win homer war with Dodgers to even series 1-1

Baseball / MLB Oct 26, 2017

Astros win homer war with Dodgers to even series 1-1

George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning. Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in postseason history? Yes, it was — barely — and the ...

Dodgers turn to Darvish for Game 3

Baseball / MLB Oct 23, 2017

Dodgers turn to Darvish for Game 3

Right-hander Yu Darvish will start in Game 3 of the World Series, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday before practice at Dodger Stadium. Roberts said Darvish will get the start Friday, when the series against the Houston Astros shifts to Minute Maid Park. ...

Darvish to start Game 2 or 3 of Fall Classic

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 22, 2017

Darvish to start Game 2 or 3 of Fall Classic

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish is expected to start either Game 2 or 3 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, manager Dave Roberts said Saturday. Roberts said before the Astros won the American League pennant and advanced to the World Series against ...

Astros get past Yankees to reach World Series

Baseball / MLB Oct 22, 2017

Astros get past Yankees to reach World Series

Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the ...

World Series honor bestowed on Mays

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2017

World Series honor bestowed on Mays

Major League Baseball has named its World Series Most Valuable Player award after Willie Mays, who's now 86. The decision was announced Friday, the 63rd anniversary of Mays' back-to-the-plate catch in deep center field at the Polo Grounds for the New York Giants against Cleveland's ...

Legendary broadcaster Bob Wolff dies at 96

General Jul 18, 2017

Legendary broadcaster Bob Wolff dies at 96

Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died. He was 96. Son Rick Wolff said his father died peacefully Saturday night at his Nyack home. Wolff broadcast the NFL's championship game, World Series, ...