Technology 

YouTube TV adds CNN, TNT and more, raises price to $40 – CNET

If you’re cutting cable to save money, I have some bad news. YouTube TV, one of numerous new services that deliver a bunch of live TV channels over the Internet, will cost $40 monthly if you sign up on March 13 or later. That’s a $5 hike compared to the current price of $35. The good news is that today YouTube TV is adding a nice chunk of networks it didn’t offer before, namely Turner channels including CNN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and more. The…

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Cleveland Indians will remove Chief Wahoo logo in 2019

Chief Wahoo is history. The Cleveland Indians will remove the logo that many Native Americans find racist from its baseball caps and jerseys starting in the 2019 season, Major League Baseball announced Monday. Chief Wahoo appears on the sleeve of a Cleveland Indians player. Mark Duncan / AP file In a statement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he told Paul Dolan, the team’s chairman, that it was time to mothball the cartoonish caricature that has appeared on Indians’ uniforms since 1948. “Over the past year, we encouraged dialogue with the…

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Pitcher Halladay had morphine, Ambien in system when plane crashed

Trace elements of morphine, amphetamine and Ambien were found in former MLB All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay’s system after he died in a private plane crash, an autopsy released Tuesday concluded. The popular pitcher died at 40 when he crashed his single-engine ICON A5 plane off the Florida coast in November. The Paco and Pinellas Counties Chief Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma with drowning considered to be a contributory factor. Starter Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the…

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Giancarlo Stanton set to move from Miami Marlins to New York Yankees

After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter’s Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, it has been reported. Stanton has a no-trade clause in his record $325m, 13-year contract and must approve the deal. It is believed infielder Starlin Castro would go to Miami as part of the trade and the Marlins would agree to send $30-35m to the Yankees. The St Louis…

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Sport 

LA Angels win sweepstakes to sign ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’ Shohei Ohtani

The Los Angeles Angels have landed the most coveted free agent in baseball, Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani. The 23-year-old, dubbed ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’, has been highly coveted by Major League Baseball clubs due to his rare two-way skills – his fastball has reached over 100mph and powerful left-handed swing allows him to play in the line-up when he is not pitching. Ohtani, who turned down the New York Yankees, ultimately chose the Angels over the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Texas…

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New York Yankees choose Aaron Boone as next manager, source says

The Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with New York’s decision told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the decision had not been announced by the team. Now 44, Boone has never been a manager or even a coach at any level since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. His 11th-inning home run off Boston’s Tim Wakefield won Game 7 of the 2003 AL Championship Series for the Yankees against Boston.…

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Houston Astros win World Series after beating LA Dodgers in Game 7 – video report

The Houston Astros have won the World Series for the first time in franchise history after beating the LA Dodgers in Game 7 on Wednesday. Houston took a five-run lead in the first two innings and held off LA to seal a 5-1 win. ‘I’m so happy to bring a championship back, to a city that desperately needed one,’ said MVP George Springer

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Sport 

Astros’ Carlos Correa wins World Series, proposes to girlfriend … gets a ‘yes’

About 17 seconds after Carlos Correa had won a first title for a city ravaged by floods, the 23-year-old – exemplifying the short attention span that plagues the smartphone generation – searched around for his next project. So he dropped to his knees in front of millions of viewers and asked his girlfriend, Daniella Rodriguez, to marry him. Luckily for his dignity, she said yes. MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) Rings on rings! 💍💍 pic.twitter.com/6EiCyaDUAW November 2, 2017 The Houston Astros short stop had just helped his team beat the Los Angeles…

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Sport 

Astros win their first World Series after Game 7 victory over LA Dodgers

Four years after losing a club record 111 games, the Houston Astros have won their first World Series. The Astros took a five-run lead in the first two innings, then repelled the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 5-1 victory in Wednesday night’s Game 7 at Dodger Stadium. Houston’s win was the most one-sided of the World Series. Five previous games were decided by two runs or fewer, and two went into extra innings. MLB (@MLB) #EarnHistory? Mission accomplished. #CHAMPS pic.twitter.com/G0ACjxndyj November 2, 2017 “It’s unbelievable, indescribable,” Astros center fielder George…

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Bring on Game 7: Dodgers take thrilling World Series to decider after win over Astros

The Los Angeles Dodgers forced a decisive seventh game in the 2017 World Series by rallying for a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in front of a packed Dodger Stadium. Joc Pederson hit his third World Series home run for the Dodgers, who compiled just five hits. Tony Watson received the win in relief, and Kenley Jansen pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts for his second Series save and his fifth of the post-season. Astros right-hander Justin Verlander took his first loss of the post-season…

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