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Cheering fans greet World Series champion Houston Astros

HOUSTON (AP) World Series MVP George Springer planted the Houston Astros’ championship trophy at the front of a fire truck to a cheering crowd as the team began their victory parade Friday, with orange and blue confetti raining down as they passed tens of thousands of fans in downtown Houston. Four military jets soared above a sea of orange and ...

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The Latest: Astros say no decision yet on White House visit

HOUSTON (AP) The Latest on festivities in Houston celebrating the Astros’ World Series win (all times local): 1 p.m. The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether to visit the White House if President Donald Trump extends an invitation. Article continues below … Such visits are common for title-winning teams. The New England Patriots, ...

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Keep the train rolling: Astros could be back for more titles

HOUSTON (AP) It’s not just one World Series title that has Houston excited. With Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer and more locked in for years to come, the Astros are ready to be a force for some time. Houston’s plan to endure a difficult rebuild has put the team in a great position moving forward. No player in Houston’s ...

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Dodgers face decisions, luxury tax bill in offseason

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers came within a game of winning their first World Series championship in 29 years. After a dud of a Game 7 against the Houston Astros, it’s time to start all over. Well, not entirely over. Not with young stars like Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger, and of course ace Clayton Kershaw. There are decisions to ...

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After Series, focus on free agents, plus Stanton and Otani

LOS ANGELES (AP) Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 149 players became free agents just nine hours after the Houston Astros won their first World Series title. Rather than opt out of his contract and go on the market again, All-Star outfielder Justin Upton agreed to a $106 million, five-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. He signed a $132.75 ...

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Who’s next? 7 MLB teams await their 1st title

LOS ANGELES (AP) Who’s next? The Houston Astros won their first World Series crown in their 56th season since starting play as the Colt .45s. And they did it Wednesday night with a 5-1 victory at Dodger Stadium, which opened on April 10, 1962 – the same day Houston beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 in its first game. Seven of ...

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Deflated Dodger fans face bitter taste of World Series loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) Everyone in Los Angeles knew it. This was the Dodgers’ year. And then it wasn’t. The boys in blue, who had the best record in Major League Baseball, never threatened Wednesday in a Game 7 World Series loss to the Houston Astros. And people who thought they would be watching a parade through the city streets this ...

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Cuban baseball player smugglers face sentencing in Miami

MIAMI (AP) A sports agent and a baseball trainer are facing prison time at a sentencing hearing in Miami after their convictions for illegally smuggling Cuban players into the U.S. Court documents show prosecutors will ask a judge Thursday to exceed the nine-year maximum sentences recommended by federal guidelines for agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada. Attorneys for both ...

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