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The Houston Astros celebrate their 4-1 World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Alvarez blasts Astros past Phillies to World Series title

The Houston slugger hits a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning as the Astros win 4-1 in Game 6 to claim the series 4-2.

 

Houston Astros' Jeremy Pena celebrates his home run during the fourth inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Astros hold off Phillies, take 3-2 lead in World Series

Justin Verlander earns his first-ever Series win as Houston tops Philadelphia 3-2 to move a win away from a title.

 

Houston Astros relief pitcher Ryan Pressly and catcher Christian Vazquez celebrate their win in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Astros won 5-0 to tie the series two games all. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Astros combine to toss 2nd no-hitter in World Series history

The only previous no-hitter in the World Series was a perfect game by Don Larsen of the New York Yankees in 1956.

 

Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber rounds the bases after a two-run home run during the fifth inning in Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Phillies slug 5 home runs, top Astros to take 2-1 Series lead

Ranger Suárez tossed three-hit ball over five shutout innings to help Philadelphia to a 7-0 win.

Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber rounds the bases after a two-run home run during the fifth inning in Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez celebrates a double play to end the top of the sixth inning in Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Valdez shines as Astros top Phillies, even World Series

The Houston starter takes a shutout into the seventh inning and the Astros hang on to win 5-2 to even the series at 1-1.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez celebrates a double play to end the top of the sixth inning in Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto, right, celebrates his solo homer with Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper during the 10th inning in Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Phillies rally from 5 down, top Astros in Game 1 of Series

J.T. Realmuto homers in the 10th inning to lift Philadlephia to a 6-5 win.

Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto, right, celebrates his solo homer with Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper during the 10th inning in Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, hits a solo home, his 62nd of the season, in front of Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff and home plate umpire Chris Segal during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Yankees’ Judge hits 62nd homer to break Maris’ AL record

The slugger passes the old record set in 1961.

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, hits a solo home, his 62nd of the season, in front of Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff and home plate umpire Chris Segal during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Alex Lupul/The Canadian Press via AP)

Yankees’ Judge ties Maris’ AL mark with 61st home run

The slugger moved past the 60 HRs Babe Ruth hit in 1927, which stood as the record mark until Roger Maris broke it in 1961.

New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Alex Lupul/The Canadian Press via AP)
FILE - A pitch clock is deployed to restrict pitcher preparation times during a minor league baseball game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and Greensboro Grasshoppers, July 13, 2022, in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Major League Baseball is set to announce a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts next season in an effort to shorten games and increase offense. The sport’s 11-man competition committee is set to adopt the rules changes Friday, Sept. 9. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

MLB adopts pitch clock, shift limits, bigger bases

The new rules are set to go into effect in 2023.

FILE - A pitch clock is deployed to restrict pitcher preparation times during a minor league baseball game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and Greensboro Grasshoppers, July 13, 2022, in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Major League Baseball is set to announce a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts next season in an effort to shorten games and increase offense. The sport’s 11-man competition committee is set to adopt the rules changes Friday, Sept. 9. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
FILE - Serena Williams reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the championship match at the 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York. Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports.AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Serena Williams says she’s ready to step away from tennis

The 23-time Grand Slam champion indicates in an essay that she will stop playing after this month’s U.S. Open.

FILE - Serena Williams reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the championship match at the 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York. Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports.AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on July 3, 2002. Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, Aug. 2, 2022, the team said. He was 94. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)

Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94

The Hall of Famer was the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on July 3, 2002. Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, Aug. 2, 2022, the team said. He was 94. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)
American League's Giancarlo Stanton, of the New York Yankees, connects for a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game against the National League, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

American League wins 9th straight All-Star Game

The Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton blasts a two-run home run and is named MVP of the AL’s 3-2 win.

American League's Giancarlo Stanton, of the New York Yankees, connects for a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game against the National League, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The roof-top sign for Climate Pledge Arena is shown next to the Space Needle, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, ahead of the NHL hockey Seattle Kraken's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle to host NBA preseason game between Blazers, Clippers

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell declined to comment on any recent conversations with NBA officials about expansion to the city.

The roof-top sign for Climate Pledge Arena is shown next to the Space Needle, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, ahead of the NHL hockey Seattle Kraken's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE -  York Giants  Halfback Hugh McElhenny, poses at the team's NFL football training camp in Fairfield, Conn., on Sept. 3, 1963. McElhenny, an elusive NFL running back nicknamed “The King,” died on June 17, 2022, at his home in Nevada, his son-in-law Chris Permann confirmed Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was 93. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

Legendary UW halfback McElhenny dies at age 93

The Pro Football Hall-of-Famer’s record for rushing yards in a game (296 against WSU in 1950) still stands at UW.

FILE -  York Giants  Halfback Hugh McElhenny, poses at the team's NFL football training camp in Fairfield, Conn., on Sept. 3, 1963. McElhenny, an elusive NFL running back nicknamed “The King,” died on June 17, 2022, at his home in Nevada, his son-in-law Chris Permann confirmed Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was 93. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)
Paolo Banchero, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

O’Dea alum Banchero taken by Magic with top pick in NBA draft

Gonzaga star Chet Holmgren goes to Oklahoma City at No. 2.

Paolo Banchero, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, holds up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy with teammates after defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Celtics to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Stephen Curry scores 34 points and is named the NBA Finals MVP after Golden State’s 103-90 win.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, holds up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy with teammates after defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Background (left) and Windribbon lead the charge down the stretch in the 2021 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs. (Photos courtesy of Emerald Downs)

Normalcy to return at Emerald Downs this season

The racing season opens Sunday and will return to a pre-pandemic schedule.

Background (left) and Windribbon lead the charge down the stretch in the 2021 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs. (Photos courtesy of Emerald Downs)
Sonny Leon celebrates after riding Rich Strike past the finish line to win the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

80-1 longshot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

The colt charges from the back of the field to overtake favorite Epicenter by three-quarters of a length.

Sonny Leon celebrates after riding Rich Strike past the finish line to win the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Keyshawn Whitehorse is thrown from his bull during the PBR Everett Invitational at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Keyshawn Whitehorse is thrown from his bull during the PBR Everett Invitational at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Shorewood alum Snell expects to be ready to start season

The ex-Cy Young winner hit his stride after a trade to San Diego, but suffered an injury in his final start.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)