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Yankees fans must stop blaming Jose Altuve for Astros’ cheating

Reggie Jackson shared an elevator the other day with Yankees fans, one of whom was telling his buddies how much he despised Jose Altuve. “I hate that little sawed off SOB,” the gentleman proudly told his chums. And that’s where Mr. October, now an Astros executive, entered the convo. “He’s my favorite player,” Jackson told …

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Dodgers offense strikes late for extra-inning comeback win over Braves

Tea Dodgers and Braves have been pretty evenly matched this season, so it was only natural that their final regular season matchup of 2022 needed extra extra innings to decide things. Down to their last strike with nothing on the board against an old friend, the Dodgers rallied to score in three straight innings, winning …

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Avalanche win first Stanley Cup since 2001 with Game 6 win over Lightning | Stanley Cup

Tea Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a goal and an assist from Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history – and their first title in more than two decades – by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in …

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Phillies, minus Bryce Harper, put it all together in 8-5 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO — When Bryce Harper missed a few games at the end of the Dodgers series in Los Angeles in mid-May after getting an injection to treat the torn ligament in his right elbow, Kyle Schwarber noticed something. The Phillies were pressing. Hitters were trying to be someone they weren’t — Bryce Harper — …

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Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

TAMPA — As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honed. It was never anything like this. Because this was something Hold Makar could never even have imagined. Not only …

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Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson leaves abruptly for same job, big raise at LSU

Odd. Surreal. Weird. Confusing. Those were the terms used by members of the Twins‘traveling party Sunday evening to describe the 90-minute flight to Cleveland, when word leaked out that highly regarded pitching coach Wes Johnson accepted a significant raise to become the new pitching coach at Louisiana State University, multiple sources confirmed to The Athletic. …

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