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MLB boss sorry for calling trophy a 'piece of metal'

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Major League Baseball chief Rob Manfred apologizes for his 'disrespectful' comment but still lets the Houston Astros keep the 2017 World Series crown

SCANDAL. The Houston Astros get to keep their crown amid allegations of cheating. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA-EFE

LeBron joins MLB stars in ripping Astros as cheats

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:46 AM

As the Astros cheating scandal rocks baseball, LeBron James says he'd be 'uncontrollable' if he discovered someone cheated him out of winning a title

Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA-EFE

Astros pitcher banned 162 games for doping

Feb 18, 2020 - 12:44 PM

Astros pitcher Francis Martes is suspended for the entire 2020 MLB regular season

SUSPENDED AGAIN. Francis Martes' new ban comes after a 80-game suspension in March 2019. Photo Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Stripping Astros of 2017 crown 'futile' – MLB chief

Feb 17, 2020 - 3:44 PM

The Astros have been fined $5 million by the MLB for using an illegal, technology-assisted system to record and decode signals from opposition pitchers

KEEP THE HARDWARE. Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros will get to keep their 2017 World Series title. Photo from Instagram/@astrosbaseball

Contrite Astros apologize for MLB sign-stealing scandal

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The Houston Astros hope to regain the fan's trust after a high-tech Major League Baseball sign-stealing scandal

REMORSEFUL. Houston star Jose Altuve (left) says sorry for figuring in a cheating scandal that rocked baseball. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Astros coach, GM banned and sacked over cheating scandal

Jan 14, 2020 - 12:23 PM

'We need to move forward with a clean slate,' says Astros owner Jim Crane in firing AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow

DOUBLE WHAMMY.AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow(R) are banned from the for the 2020 season after a Major League Baseball investigation into allegations of sign-stealing, the league confirms on January 13, 2020. Photo by Bob Levey/ Getty Images North America/ AFP

Nationals rally past Astros to capture World Series

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Written off months ago after a poor start, the Washington Nationals complete one of the most shocking championship runs in baseball history

HISTORIC. The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Astros one win from historic World Series title fightback

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The Houston Astros can win the World Series title if they take Game 6 over Washington

RESILIENCY. MLB strikeout leader Gerrit Cole is happy with the team's resiliency in the best-of-seven finals series. Photo from Houston Astro's Twitter

Astros rout Nationals to reach brink of World Series title

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The Astros seize a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven finals of Major League Baseball to zero in on their second World Series crown in 3 seasons

ON THE VERGE. The Astros win 3 straight after dropping the first two games of the World Series. Photo from Twitter/@astros

Nationals rout Astros to take command of World Series

Oct 24, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Unlikely heroes turn up as the Washington Nationals dump the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the best-of-seven finals

DOMINANT. Juan Soto, Michael A. Taylor and Gerardo Parra of the Nationals celebrate their Game 2 dumping of the Astros. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Nationals outlast Astros to capture World Series opener

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:39 PM

In his World Series debut, 20-year-old Juan Soto becomes the fourth-youngest player in history to homer

COMPOSURE. Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals (right) steals second base against Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros during the 8th inning in Game 1. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Astros seek World Series dynasty as Nats hunt fairytale title

Oct 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Astros eye a second title in 3 seasons, while the Nationals aim to end a 95-year MLB title drought for Washington

BACK AT IT. The Astros advance to the World Series for the second time in 3 years. Photo from Twitter/@astros

Altuve stars as Astros outgun Yankees to reach World Series

Oct 20, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Jose Altuve hits the game-winner as the Houston Astros book their ticket to the World Series for the second time in 3 years

GAME HEROES. Before Jose Altuve (left) gets to finish the job, Yuli Gurriel also smashes a three-run homer for the Astros. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Red Sox oust defending champ Astros to reach World Series

Oct 19, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Boston locks up a berth in the World Series for the first time since 2013

CHAMPS. The Boston Red Sox celebrate defeating the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series to advance to the 2018 World Series. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Verlander fans Ohtani to reach 2,500 strikeout milestone

May 17, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The Astros ace is the 33rd Major League Baseball pitcher to record the mark

STRIKEOUT CLUB. Astros pitcher Justin Verlander throws his first shutout in 3 years. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Flood-ravaged Houston in love with World Series kings

Dec 24, 2017 - 1:13 PM

'We just wanted to show the city how much we love them and care about them'

UPLIFTING. The victory of the Houston Astros in this year's World Series is the light amidst the devastation in Houston. File photo by Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Astros celebrate World Series win; White House visit uncertain

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:04 PM

A visit to the White House is uncertain due to President Donald Trump's rift with sports figures

HISTORY. Houston celebrates the Astros first World Series title. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Mission accomplished, Houston: Astros dedicate win to city

Nov 02, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The Houston Astros fulfill a promise. Ever since Hurricane Harvey deluged the Houston region in August, the Astros have been men on a mission.

JUBILATION. Houston Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in game seven to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Astros beat Dodgers to win first World Series crown

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:35 PM

A day after the Los Angeles Dodgers forced a decisive game seven, the Houston Astros win their first Major League Baseball crown since their inception in 1962

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: The Houston Astros celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game seven to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Dodgers down Astros to keep World Series bid alive

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:56 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers extend the World Series to a game 7

GAME 7. The Dodgers even the series to keep their 7th championship hopes alive. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP.

Gurriel ready for Los Angeles heat after racism furor

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:45 AM

A fiery welcome is almost certain to greet Yuli Gurriel when he steps up to the plate at Dodger Stadium

HEATING UP IN LA. Things will surely heat up for Yuli Gurriel after his racist gesture during game 4 of the World Series. Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America/AFP

Astros edge Dodgers in home run thriller, seize 3-2 World Series lead

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Houston prevails in an extra-inning thriller that includes 7 home runs

ON THE VERGE. The Houston Astros can win their first World Series in franchise history in Game 6. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Dodgers rip Astros 6-2 to level World Series

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The Dodgers' win puts the 2017 World Series at 2-2

HOME RUN SMASH. Joc Pederson powers a 5-man run final inning to take down the Astros. Photo from Facebook

Darvish seeks punishment for Gurriel's racist gesture in World Series

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Astros slugger Yuli Gurriel stretches his eyes with his fingers to mock the Dodgers pitcher in Game 3 of the World Series

UNCALLED FOR. 'Acting like that was just disrespectful to people all over the world,' Darvish says after Gurriel made a racist gesture towards the Japanese pitcher. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Astros chase Darvish early, take 2-1 lead in World Series

Oct 28, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish lasts just 1 2/3 innings as he surrenders 4 runs on 5 hits

HOME COOKING. The Astros make a powerful statement in a Game 3 win. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Astros overpower Dodgers in 11 innings to even World Series

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The two teams set a Major League Baseball post-season record with 5 extra-inning home runs

SERIES TIED. George Springer smashed a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to cap the Astros' late charge. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Sizzling Kershaw pitches Dodgers to World Series lead

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The Dodgers take game one of the World Series against the Astros

GAME ONE. Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the 2017 World Series. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Pitched battle promises World Series classic

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The Dodgers are aiming to clinch their first title since 1988, while the Astros are looking to make history with an inaugural championship

ULTIMATE PRIZE. Talented pitchers Kershaw and Verlander are underway to claiming their first World Series title for their respective teams. Photo from Facebook.

Astros down Yankees, set World Series clash with Dodgers

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The Houston Astros win 4-0 against the New York Yankees

WORLD SERIES CLASH. The Houston Astros book a finals clash with the LA Dodgers. File Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Astros stay alive in ALCS, force Game 7 with Yankees

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:18 PM

It all comes down to one final game in Houston to determine which team represents the AL in the World Series

STAYING ALIVE. Justin Verlander's virtuoso pitching performance enables the Astros to tie the series at 3-all. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Yankees blank Astros to move one win from World Series

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Masahiro Tanaka strikes out 8 batters over 7 scoreless innings as the Yankees win Game 5

START SPREADING THE NEWS. Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and the rest of the Yankees are just one win from the World Series after a shutout win over the Astros. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

FBI probes St. Louis Cardinals over Astros cyberattack - Report

Jun 17, 2015 - 1:08 AM

If confirmed the case would be the first corporate espionage hacking case involving a professional sports team

The report said investigators from the FBI and Justice Department had uncovered evidence that Cardinals employees successfully penetrated an internal Astros database which included information about trades, statistics and scouting reports. Photo by Monica A. Davey/EPA

Darvish shines as Asian pitchers launch season

Apr 03, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Yu Darvish who came within one out of achieving a perfect game was just one of the Asian pitchers who launched their 2013 MLB campaign

MLB Preview: Giants seek 3rd title in 4 years

Mar 29, 2013 - 1:19 PM

The 2013 MLB season opens with a new league for Houston San Francisco seeking a 3rd World Series title in 4 seasons and the Yankees hurt but dangerous