MLB Playoffs

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 1974, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton (10) poses with coach Bud Grant in an unknown location. Grant was the first coach to reach four Super Bowls. Also the first to lose four Super Bowls. Grant built a powerhouse team over 18 seasons with the Vikings, reaching the playoffs 12 times. But his squads always flopped badly on the biggest stage, losing each of their four title games by double-digit margins. (AP Photo/Ferd Kaufman, File)
May 23, 2020 - 11:07 am
Jerry Sloan was undoubtedly one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. Yet there’s one glaring omission on an otherwise stellar resume. A championship. Sloan, who died Friday at age 78, isn’t the only coaching guru lacking a trip to a title. Let’s take a look at the 10 best coaches and managers...
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Grounds crew members mow as work continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 12, 2020 - 10:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball did not include an economic proposal during its opening presentation to the players' union on terms to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker criticized big leaguers for not being willing to cut pay further at a news conference on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media in Oakland, Calif. The Associated Press looks at some of the events that would have been live the week of April 20-26: _ Sign-stealing whistleblower Mike Fiers would have been in Houston with the Oakland A’s for a weekend series. The A's right-hander, who pitched for the 2017 World Series champion Astros, hasn't been back to Minute Maid Park since saying last November that his former team used a camera in center field to steal signs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 20, 2020 - 9:55 am
While watching more replays of classic games with the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press looks at some of the events that would have been live the week of April 20-26: MLB: — Sign-stealing whistleblower Mike Fiers would have been in Houston...
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Cristiano Esmerio, right, father of Christian Esmerio Candido, one of the 10 teenage soccer players who died one year ago in a fire at the Flamengo training center, is comforted by a woman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Saturday marked one year since the fire killed 10 of Flamengo's academy players, all between 14 and 16 years old. It was "the worst tragedy" in the team's 124-year history, club president Rodolfo Landim has repeatedly said since. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 08, 2020 - 2:15 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment. For a year, she has been trying in vain to reach a settlement with the Rio de...
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Players line up for introductions before Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
October 22, 2019 - 8:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt from the Houston Texas wore a Jose Altuve jersey when giving an enthusiastic "Play Ball!" before the Astros opened the World Series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night...
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Jason Keidel
October 20, 2019 - 10:58 am
When the Yankees won Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, they gave your the impression that they'd win Game 6. And then when DJ LeMahieu belted that ninth-inning homer Saturday night, you had the sense Game 7 was around the corner. But Saturday night, like the entire series, was a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1997, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Alex Rodriguez sits in the locker room following their 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The Seattle Mariners are the only baseball franchise never to advance to the Fall Classic. Baseball has never been played in Seattle beyond Oct. 22. The Mariners have three times been to the American League Championship Series, and all three times were sent home before there could ever be a Game 7. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
October 16, 2019 - 3:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — And then there was one. The Washington Nationals are off to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, becoming the final National League team to reach the Fall Classic and leaving a single team with the...
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John Healy
October 13, 2019 - 9:42 am
Playoff Tanaka is real. Masahiro Tanaka continued his October brilliance in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros on Saturday night, pitching the Yankees to a 7-0 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The 30-year-old faced the minimum batters through six innings — allowing one hit, one...
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Alex Greenberg
October 13, 2019 - 7:41 am
After the Yankees completed their sweep of the Twins earlier this week, Aaron Judge had a message for the world. Judge made a short speech and gave Gleyber Torres the ceremonial wrestling belt that the players award to one of their own after each win. Judge, one of the team’s unofficial leaders,...
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Tim Kelly
October 12, 2019 - 8:49 am
If October isn't the best month on the sports calendar, well, it's pretty close. Here's a full schedule and programming guide for the remainder of the 2019 MLB postseason: Gerrit Cole is arguably the best pitcher in baseball. Photo credit ( Troy Taormina /USA Today) ALCS Friday Oct. 18: Game 5 -...
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