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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, center, celebrates with teammates Anibal Sanchez, left, and Gerardo Parra during a rally following a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over the Houston Astros, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 03, 2019 - 7:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Strasburg opted out of the final four years of his contract with the Washington Nationals, three days after the star pitcher was chosen MVP of the World Series. The move Saturday makes the 31-year-old right-hander a free agent. Strasburg gave up $100 million he had been...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Chicago. Starting pitcher Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward are staying with the Chicago Cubs, who exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on left-hander José Quintana on Saturday, Nov. 2, and declined their $6.5 million option on lefty Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
November 03, 2019 - 12:48 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward are staying with the Chicago Cubs, who exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on left-hander José Quintana on Saturday and declined their $6.5 million option on lefty Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout...
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Milwaukee Brewers Josh Hader, right, and New York Yankees Aroldis Chapman pose with their reliever of the year trophies at a news conference before Game 4 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 02, 2019 - 11:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman is staying with the New York Yankees, amending his contract to a $48 million, three-year deal. The 31-year-old All-Star closer had been owed $15 million in each of the next two seasons as part of an $86 million, five-year contract, and he had the right to opt out of...
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President Donald Trump watches a replay of a lightweight mixed martial arts bout between Kevin Lee and Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New York. Lee stopped Gillespie in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 02, 2019 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Politics can be a bruising business. But President Donald Trump took a break from battling the Democrats' impeachment inquiry to watch another bloodsport Saturday, drawing a mixed response at a UFC match at a raucous Madison Square Garden. Both loud boos and cheers could be heard as...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo holds up the World Series trophy during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over the Houston Astros, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 02, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington's first World Series victory since 1924. "They say good things come to those who wait. Ninety-five years...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2008 file photo, New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran waits to bat before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the New York Mets have decided to hire Carlos Beltrán as their manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 because the team has not made an announcement. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 01, 2019 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway. The Mets announced the move Friday. A nine-time All-Star during 20 major league seasons, Beltrán played for the Mets from...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, third from left, arrive for Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Also pictured are Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., second from left, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 01, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome the come-from-behind Washington Nationals who will celebrate their World Series victory Monday on the South Lawn of the White House. The Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday to clinch the title in Game 7 of the World Series. They...
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Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and Adam Eaton celebrate in the locker room after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 3:16 pm
This year's World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros went seven games but finished as the third-least viewed. The Series averaged 13.91 million viewers, Nielsen said Thursday, down 1.3% from 14.1 million last year for Boston's five-game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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Washington Nationals fans celebrate early Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Washington after the Washington Nationals won Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 31, 2019 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A city often characterized as a little uptight let some raw emotion, and many kegs of beer, flow freely as the Washington Nationals delivered the city's first World Series victory since 1924. It would be too much to say that the Nats' underdog run to the title erased the divisions...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (22) watches batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Kansas City Royals have hired Matheny as manager on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The 49-year-old Matheny was manager of the cross-state Cardinals from 2012-18, going 591-474 and becoming the first manager to reach the postseason his first four seasons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
October 31, 2019 - 1:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny walked through the doors of Kauffman Stadium a year ago to take a job as a special adviser with the Kansas City Royals, an out-of-the-spotlight position that allowed him to take stock of his career and his shortcomings. He had been fired by the Cardinals earlier...
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