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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 23, 2019 - 9:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 8:41 p.m. Justin Verlander and Stephen Strasburg both have settled in nicely through four innings. They haven't given up a lot since each gave up two runs in the first. Aiming for his first World Series win, Verlander at least ensured...
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Fans watch batting practice before Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 23, 2019 - 9:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Houston threatened in the third inning, putting runners at the corners. Shortstop Trea Turner bobbled and then bounced his throw to first for an error on José Altuve's two-out grounder and Michael Brantley singled to right...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 8:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Justin Verlander has become the first pitcher with 200 career strikeouts in the postseason. The Houston Astros starter has four strikeouts through the first two innings against the Nationals, and the game is tied at 2-2...
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Hank Aaron poses for a picture with Frank Thomas, Christian Yelich, David Ortiz, Jose Altuve, Craig Biggio and MLB Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. before Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 8:50 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers are both second-time winners of the Hank Aaron Awards that recognize the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Yelich took...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon hits a two-run scoring double during the first inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 8:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:34 p.m. Game 2 is off to a flying start. Anthony Rendon got things going, putting the Nationals ahead with a two-run double high off the left field wall against Justin Verlander. Alex Bregman then tied it in the bottom of the first...
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Gymnast Simone Biles does a flip before throwing the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 23, 2019 - 8:19 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:08 p.m. Game 2 of the World Series has started with a twist — from Simone Biles. The Olympic champion gymnast did a twisting backflip from in front of the mound, then threw the ceremonial first pitch to Astros outfielder Jake...
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Gymnast Simone Biles does a flip before throwing the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 23, 2019 - 8:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:08 p.m. Game 2 of the World Series has started with a twist — from Simone Biles. The Olympic champion gymnast did a twisting backflip from in front of the mound, then threw the ceremonial first pitch to Astros outfielder Jake...
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Fans watch batting practice before Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 23, 2019 - 7:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 6:53 p.m. Major League Baseball will speak with the Astros to determine whether the commissioner's office or the club will handle any decision following an investigation into the conduct of Houston assistant general manager Brandon...
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MLB commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. talks to the media before Game 2 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 7:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball will speak with the Astros to determine whether the commissioner's office or the club will handle any decision following an investigation into the conduct of Houston assistant general manager Brandon Taubman. Commissioner Rob Manfred said before World Series...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Infantino arrived in Pyongyang on the day that North Korean and South Korean teams are set to play a World Cup qualifier match in the North’s capital. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
October 23, 2019 - 6:08 pm
Based on qualification procedures seen by The Associated Press, teams can qualify for FIFA's expanded Club World Cup without having to win a regional competition — even at the expense of some champions. The FIFA Council on Thursday is set to approve China as host of the inaugural edition of the 24-...
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