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Adversity made Strasburg's World Series MVP award sweeter

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals win their first World Series title, just months after being given only a .01 percent chance of winning the crown by oddsmakers

HISTORIC. Stephen Strasburg becomes the first pitcher to go 5-0 in a single playoff run and is named the first World Series MVP pitcher since San Francisco's Madison Baumgartner in 2014. Photo from Instagram/@nationals


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


Trump booed at World Series baseball game

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Trump attends game 5 of the series on the day his administration announces the death of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

BOOED. President Donald Trump (C) accompanied by Senator David Perdue (R-GA) (R) and a member of the military stand as members of the military are recognized during Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on October 27, 2019. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/AFP

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

High time for cliff diving to make Olympic splash, says Louganis

Apr 19, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Decorated Olympian Greg Louganis believes there’s a possibility the sport could debut in the 2028 Games

LEGEND. Greg Louganis, who has won 4 Olympic gold medals, serves as sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Photo from Red Bull


'Learn who you are' in cliff diving, says world champion

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Jumping off a cliff as high as 90 feet is no easy task, but reigning Red Bull Cliff Diving titlist Gary Hunt says the sport can help in conquering fears

BRILLIANT BRIT. Great Britain's Gary Hunt guns for his sixth Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title. Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool


Strong start for champs in PH leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Apr 14, 2019 - 12:10 AM

Australia's Rhiannan Iffland and Great Britain's Gary Hunt impress with their dives off the majestic cliffs of El Nido, Palawan

DIVE QUEEN. Rhiannan Iffland kicks off her bid for a fourth straight World Series title with a splash. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Fil-Aussie hopes to pave way for more Filipino cliff divers

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Xantheia Pennisi enjoys homecourt advantage as she sees action in the Philippine leg of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff World Series in El Nido, Palawan

PINAY PRIDE. Diver Xantheia Pennisi was born to a Filipino mother from Tarlac. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Fil-Australian cliff diver to compete in world series

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Xantheia Pennisi is Red Bull Cliff Diving world series’ first participant of Filipino descent

REPRESENING PH. Fil-Australian Xantheia Pennisi returns to the Philippines for the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving world series. Photo from release

Olympian to officiate PH leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Greg Louganis, considered the 'greatest American diver,' will continue to serve as sports director for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

RARE AIR. Competitors in the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will be in legendary companion in Greg Louganis, who won 4 Olympic gold medals. Photo from Red Bull


World Series MVP a dream for Red Sox fan Steve Pearce

Oct 29, 2018 - 2:57 PM

On a talent-laden Red Sox team that won 108 regular season games, it was the 35-year-old who emerged as the unlikely run home run hero of the World Series

UNLIKELY HERO. Steve Pearce powers Boston into its first World Series triumph since 2013 with two emphatic homers. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP


Brilliant Red Sox batter Dodgers to claim World Series

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Boston leaves Los Angeles to watch a visiting team celebrate a World Series at Dodger Stadium for a second year running

CHAMPS AGAIN. The Boston Red Sox nail their first World Series since 2013. File photo Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP


Red Sox rally to stun Dodgers, reach brink of World Series

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Boston wipes out a four-run deficit versus Los Angeles to move within a win of capturing a ninth World Series crown

SPARKPLUG. Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce hits a three-run RBI double in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles in Game 4. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Red Sox dump Dodgers to take control of World Series

Oct 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Boston pitcher David Price baffled the Los Angeles batters much of the night

GAME 2 HERO. 'I take a lot of pride of being able to evolve from pitch to pitch,' says Red Sox pitcher David Price. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Nuñez homer powers Red Sox over Dodgers in World Series opener

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:44 PM

The Boston Red Sox take a 1-0 lead versus the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven finals

SERIES OPENER. Eduardo Nunez of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his three-run home run during the 7th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Baseball's World Series: 5 things to know

Oct 24, 2018 - 8:46 AM

It's Los Angeles versus Boston in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven finals

GAME ON. Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers swings at a pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Photo by Maddie Meyer/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

Red Sox reach 100 wins for first time since 1946

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Boston Red Sox inch closer to claiming the American League East division title

NEXT TARGET. David Price and the Boston Red Sox aim for another record. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Tanauan-PH claims 2018 Senior League Softball World Series tiara

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Royevel Palma stars for Tanauan Little League after striking out 15 and allowing only two hits and zero runs in 7 innings

CHAMPS. Tanauan Little League becomes the first team from the Asia-Pacific region to win a Senior League World Series title. Photo from littleleague.org


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

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

Three Hernandez homers lift Dodgers into World Series

Oct 20, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The defending champion Chicago Cubs are eliminated in 5 games

HEADED TO THE WORLD SERIES. The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988, and will meet either the New York Yankees or the Houston Astros. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs repair World Series trophy after Boston damage

May 03, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The team s trophy for the achievement was damaged during a benefit concert hosted by Cubs president Theo Epstein the Hot Stove Cool Music event

DAMAGED TROPHY. The Cubs' World Series trophy, the team's first since 1908, needed to be repaired after it was damaged during an event in Boston. The trophy is seen here held by Jon Lester (L) and Anthony Rizzo during the victory celebration in November 2016. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs win best thing since sliced bread for fans: Obama

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Despite being a Chicago White Sox fan US president Barack Obama knows how big of a deal it is that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series

Cubs, Indians will go the distance to end droughts

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:38 PM

One set of long suffering supporters will finally celebrate the end of epic misery while the other will endure yet another heartbreak and be left to wonder if their wait will ever be rewarded

GRAND SLAM. Addison Russell of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam home run during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Oldest living World Series player can't bring Indians luck

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The 95 year old Eddie Robinson the last living member of the Indians 1948 World Series championship team attends game 6 but fails to see Cleveland celebrate a title just yet

NO LUCK YET. The presence of Eddie Robinson, 95, the oldest living World Series player, did not bring good luck to Indians in Game 6. Photo from Wikipedia

Cubs rout Indians to force one-game title showdown

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:06 PM

A long suffering Chicago Cubs team charges to the brink of their first World Series title since 1908 by forcing a winner take all Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians

DAGGER. Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run homer during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 to seal a 9-3 victory and extend the 2016 World Series to a deciding Game 7. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

World Series: Indians hope to emulate Cavaliers title bash

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Memories of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration last June inspire the Cleveland Indians to try and win first World Series title since 1948

WILL INDIANS CELEBRATE? Pitcher Josh Tomlin wants to experience celebrating a championship with the Cleveland Indians, just like the Cavaliers 4 months ago. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs try to force winner-take-all World Series showdown

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The Cubs must level the Series to force a seventh game that would decide which hoodoo would finally end

WILL THERE BE A GAME 7? The Chicago Cubs look to extend the World Series to a deciding Game 7. Manager Joe Maddon (C) says it's all up to his team come Game 6. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs game moved up to avoid conflict with World Series

Nov 01, 2016 - 10:13 AM

After a request from the Cavs the NBA agreed to move the start time of their game against the Rockets up an hour

Fans cheer on the Indians during the Cleveland Indians World Series Watch Party at Progressive Field on October 30, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs edge Indians to extend World Series dream

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Sparked by Bryant s solo homer Chicago scores 3 runs in the fourth inning to seize a 3 1 advantage and ultimately win game 5 3 2

Javier Baez #9 (L) and Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 30, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Indians edge Cubs to seize World Series lead

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Cleveland grabs a 2 1 lead over Chicago in Major League Baseball s best of 7 championship showdown

The Cleveland Indians celebrate after beating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in Game Three of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Olympic judo champ Harrison follows Rousey's path to MMA

Oct 29, 2016 - 4:30 AM

Kayla Harrison who won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Games has signed with the World Series of Fighting

CAGE BOUND. American Kayla Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and  is following a career path similar to Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist who now fights in the UFC. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Cubs rout Indians, return home level in World Series

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Jake Arrieta throws 5 hitless innings as the Cubs rout the Indians in Game 2