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Judge: Cleveland Indians Can Keep Name in Canada

Activist tried to block 'racist' name, mascot

(Newser) - The Cleveland Indians were allowed to play—and win—under their usual name in Toronto Monday night after a Canadian judge rejected an attempt to block the use of the Indians name and the Chief Wahoo mascot. Indigenous activist and prominent architect Douglas Cardinal had sought an injunction against what... More »

Benched A-Rod Was Flirting With Cute Fans

Alex Rodriguez apparently more concerned with the ladies...

(Newser) - As the Yankees were losing to the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS opener Saturday night, Alex Rodriguez had just one thing on his mind: procuring the phone number of one of the lovely ladies sitting behind the dugout. Witnesses tell the New York Post that A-Rod, after being pulled from... More »

Jeter Out for Season as Yanks Lose Opener

Shortstop breaks ankle as Tigers win 6-4

(Newser) - The Detroit Tigers took the lead on Delmon Young's ringing double in the 12th inning. Then came the blow that really staggered the New York Yankees. A little grounder up the middle left Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt, screaming in pain. The Yankees had lost more than the... More »

Texas Romps, Heads Back to World Series

Rangers rout Detroit 15-5 in Game 6 of ALCS

(Newser) - After waiting until their 50th season to reach their first World Series, the Texas Rangers are going right back. Nelson Cruz had one more big blast, Michael Young caught the final out long after hitting a pair of doubles in one of the highest-scoring postseason innings ever and the Rangers... More »

Rangers Tame Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Opener

Verlander and Co. can't get it done in rain-delayed game

(Newser) - A few minutes past midnight, the Texas Rangers had one more victory over Justin Verlander—and the Detroit Tigers lost yet another wet playoff opener started by their ace. "If anywhere in the country has a drought, just bring me in and I'll fix that," Verlander said... More »

Yankees Top Sloppy Angels 4-1

(Newser) - On a blustery night more suited to bobsleds than baseballs, CC Sabathia pitched eight superb innings of four-hit ball to win his second straight postseason start, and the New York Yankees took advantage of a rare sloppy game by the Angels to win the AL championship series opener 4-1. More »

Tip Your Hats to Tampa

Rays' talent rises to occasion, avoids epic collapse in beating Boston to seal Series trip

(Newser) - The improbable has happened. The Tampa Bay Rays have ousted the defending champion Red Sox. Sportswriters, start your fawning:
  • The Rays won this thing with “talent, talent, talent,” which trumps experience every time, writes Bob Ryan in the Boston Globe. “The best team in the American League
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Rays KO Sox, Head to Series

(Newser) - The worst-to-first Tampa Bay Rays completed a stunning run to their first World Series, holding off the defending champion Boston Red Sox, 3-1, last night behind Matt Garza's masterful pitching in Game 7 of the ALCS. "It's unbelievable," center fielder BJ Upton said. "We battled a lot... More »

Sox Fans Curse Themselves for Missing Comeback

(Newser) - Red Sox nation is secretly grieving. Sure, the Sox pulled off one of the most incredible comebacks ever on Thursday, but precious few were actually watching. Many among the Fenway Faithful didn’t exactly live up to their name, the Boston Globe reports. “It was 7-0,” laments one... More »

Dice-K Muzzles Rays in ALCS Opener

(Newser) - Unhittable most of the game, Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Boston Red Sox taught Tampa Bay all about dominant postseason pitching, the AP reports. Matsuzaka took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and the defending World Series champions played a little better in every way, beating the Rays 2-0 tonight... More »

Pedroia Powers Sox Into Series

Rookie second baseman hits big blows in win over Tribe

(Newser) - The smallest guy on the field struck the biggest blows last night as the Red Sox turned a tense ALCS Game 7 into a late-inning laugher. With the Sox leading the Indians 3-2, rookie second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a 2-run HR in the 7th inning, then a bases-loaded double... More »

Red Sox Cruise Behind Beckett

Smash Cleveland 10-3 to take 1-0 ALCS lead

(Newser) - Game 1 of the ALCS did not prove to be the pitching duel between Cy Young candidates that many had expected, as the Red Sox battered Cleveland starter C.C. Sabathia en-route to a 10-3 victory, the Providence Journal reports. Sabathia was rocked for eight runs in four and a... More »

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