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Cubs cut Russell year after domestic violence ban

FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell throws to first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astro in Houston. The Cubs failed to offer a 2020 contract to Russell on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter jumps after hitting the game-winning single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, in New York. Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot, announced Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, and is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter smiles as he speaks during a news conference in Miami. Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot, announced Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, and is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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LA Sweep: Angels’ Trout, Dodgers’ Bellinger win MVP awards

The Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout was having another spectacular year when right foot problems ended his season early. He did not play after Sept. 7 and was limited to 134 games, but still won the American League MVP award on Thursday.

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Sports briefs: Astros’ Verlander, Mets’ deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards

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Cardinals agree to deal with Adam Wainwright for 2020 season

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the second inning of Game 4 of the baseball National League Championship Series, in Washington. The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for next season, raising the likelihood that the veteran pitcher finishes his career with the only major league team he has ever played for. Terms of the deal Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, were not disclosed.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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Sports briefs: Cubs season ticket prices dropping by an average of about 2.5% for 2020

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Cardinals manager Mike Shildt gets new 3-year contract

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 file photo St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt listens to a question during a news conference at the baseball National League Division Series in St. Louis. Shildt has been given a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired in 2018 and his initial deal ran through 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

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Brewers trade Anderson to Blue Jays, allow Thames to go free

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Cubs add Rea to 40-man roster, decline option on Phelps

TRI-STATE

From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Dems

In this Oct. 23, 2019 photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zuckerberg’s social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site’s use by Russian operatives in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes competitors. Now, with the 2020 elections approaching, Democrats especially are homing in on the conduct of the social media giant and its refusal to fact-check political ads and remove false ones. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

TRI-STATE

Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13

A man tries to put out a fire after a car bomb exploded on Friday in Tal Abyad, Syria.

Sports

Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

TRI-STATE

Bregman regrets carrying bat to 1st after World Series homer

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hand his bat to first base coach Don Kelly after a home run against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

TRI-STATE

Bregman regrets carrying bat to 1st after World Series homer

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hand his bat to first base coach Don Kelly after a home run against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

TRI-STATE

Bregman regrets carrying bat to 1st after World Series homer

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto tosses his bat to first base coach Tim Bogar after his home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Sports

With each pitch at Series, call gets louder for robot umps

The Washington Nationals’ Victor Robles reacts after striking out during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday against the Houston Astros in Washington.

TRI-STATE

Strasburg, Nats top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg reacts after Houston Astros' Michael Brantley grounded out to end the fifth inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

TRI-STATE

Strasburg, Nats top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg is congratulated after being taken out of the game during the ninth inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

TRI-STATE

Strasburg, Nats top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto celebrates his home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

TRI-STATE

Colonel testifies he raised concerns about Ukraine, Trump

President Donald Trump talks to reporters before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Chicago to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Ross, Cubs eyeing return to playoffs, another title run

New Chicago Cubs manager David Ross stands outside Wrigley Field after his introductory press conference on Monday.

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Verlander, Astros can clinch World Series vs Nats in Game 6

TRI-STATE

Man arrested in Texas shooting that left 2 dead, 12 hurt

Authorities work the scene after a deadly shooting in Greenville, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. A gunman opened fire at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party, which left over a dozen injured before he escaped in the ensuing chaos, a sheriff said Sunday. (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Sports

Ballpark boos a rarity for shielded president

President Donald Trump arrives for Game 5 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Geoff Burke, Pool)

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Ballpark boos a rarity for shielded president

Protesters gather across the Chicago River from the Trump International Hotel and Tower while President Trump attends a fundraiser Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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Ballpark boos a rarity for shielded president

Protesters gather across the Chicago River from the Trump International Hotel and Tower while President Trump attends a fundraiser Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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Ballpark boos a rarity for shielded president

President Donald Trump (center right) reacts as the stadium boos Sunday at Nationals Park in Washington.

NATIONAL / WORLD

Security increased at IS prisons after leader's death

People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the U.S. military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a U.S. military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

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The Latest: LeBron James among LA-area fire evacuees

Firefighters from Dry Creek Rancheria remove an American flag as the Kincade Fire bears down on Healdsburg, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, left, and third baseman Alex Bregman celebrate after their teams win against the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. The Astros won 8-1 to tie the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin looks down after giving up two runs against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Members of the Washington Nationals watch during the ninth inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. The Astros won 8-1 to tie the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches his grand slam against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy is congratulated by catcher Robinson Chirinos during the third inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy throws during the first inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Will Newton, Pool)

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Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel forces out Washington Nationals' Trea Turner at first to end the seventh inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


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