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St. Charles woman charged with trying to kill sleeping husband with baseball bat – Chicago Tribune

Monday, October 30, 2017

A St. Charles woman accused of attacking her sleeping husband with a baseball bat has been charged with attempted murder. St. Charles police said a review of their records showed no previous domestic-related calls at the residence on the 400 block of Valley View Drive, where Donna J. Black, 58, is charged with trying to kill her 57-year-old husband. Police aren’t sure what the motive may have been, said Deputy…

Altuve, Correa cement status as baseball’s greatest duo | New York … – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — Ruth and Gehrig. Mantle and Maris. Ramirez and Ortiz. Altuve and Correa? Maybe it’s just the fatigue kicking in after a crazy-long and just plain crazy night at Minute Maid Park. But is there any other middle-of-the-lineup combination in baseball you’d rather have right now — and in whose future you’d invest — than the Astros’ Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa? Especially when you consider their defensive value?…

The Astros and Dodgers broke the game of baseball into a million pieces – SB Nation

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — Words fail. Analogies go limp. A common refrain for a game like Game 5 of the 2017 World Series is that baseball is drunk. Baseball is not drunk. Drunk people don’t fall up the stairs, through a window, and explode upon contact with the moon. This is not a movie. Movies have plots, logical progressions from A to B. This is not an avant-garde movie, either, where the…

Altuve, Correa cement status as baseball’s greatest duo – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — Ruth and Gehrig. Mantle and Maris. Ramirez and Ortiz. Altuve and Correa? Maybe it’s just the fatigue kicking in after a crazy-long and just plain crazy night at Minute Maid Park. But is there any other middle-of-the-lineup combination in baseball you’d rather have right now — and in whose future you’d invest — than the Astros’ Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa? Especially when you consider their defensive value?…

Former Cosby baseball player found dead in NC – WWBT NBC12 News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Virginia Tech beat Duke 24-3 Saturday night at a sloppy Lane Stadium.

Baseball, Manfred strike out on Gurriel’s delayed suspension – Los Angeles Times

Monday, October 30, 2017

The racist gesture made by the Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel toward the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish on Friday night called for somebody in power to swing for the fences. Instead, baseball bunted. After a nation witnessed Gurriel tugging on the corners of his eyes while using an ethnic slur about Darvish, Commissioner Rob Manfred needed to make a powerful statement Saturday that included an immediate suspension. Instead, he offered words backed…

Maxwell’s arrest on gun charge leaves his baseball future uncertain – Yahoo Sports

Monday, October 30, 2017

Details remained sparse Sunday afternoon and the future uncertain for A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, who was arrested the night before in Arizona for allegedly pointing a gun at a female food delivery driver. Maxwell was transferred from the Scottsdale city jail to Maricopa County jail Sunday morning, a Scottsdale Police Department spokesperson said, after being arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. It wasn’t…

Samsung Gear Sport review: running in circles – The Verge

Monday, October 30, 2017

For the past few years, the Apple Watch has dominated the fledgling smartwatch world. But while Google’s Android Wear platform has gone through fits and starts, Samsung has built an extensive wearable lineup running on its own platform with the Gear watches. The latest is the new Gear Sport, a $299.99 smartwatch that works with both iOS and Android smartphones. The Gear Sport blends some of the features of last…

Sports Gambling Is Quant Trading Firm’s Way to Beat Market Odds – Bloomberg

Monday, October 30, 2017

Susquehanna International Group has always embraced game theory, taking employees to baseball games and using poker as a tool for teaching its traders. Now the U.S. firm is betting that gambling on sports could be its next winning investment strategy. Susquehanna has set up a unit at its Dublin office to wager on sports including basketball, American football, soccer and tennis. The business, called Nellie Analytics, has advertised to hire quantitative analysts…

Here’s how baseball analytics are impacting the World Series – FOXSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Saudi Arabia will let women enter sports stadiums – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

DUBAI — Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year in another step toward opening public spaces to women. The stadiums in Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh will be set up to accommodate families from early 2018, said the statement from the General Sports Authority, carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency late on Sunday….

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums as reform push intensifies – The Guardian

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public. The announcement is in line with powerful Crown Prince Mohammed…

Column: After a memorable Series, baseball must come clean – USA TODAY

Monday, October 30, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds the bases after a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)(Photo: The Associated Press) Without a doubt, this World Series has been a whole lotta fun. Assuming you can stay awake. The two best teams on the biggest stage, throwing nothing but haymakers night…

Altuve, Correa cement status as baseball’s greatest duo – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — Ruth and Gehrig. Mantle and Maris. Ramirez and Ortiz. Altuve and Correa? Maybe it’s just the fatigue kicking in after a crazy-long and just plain crazy night at Minute Maid Park. But is there any other middle-of-the-lineup combination in baseball you’d rather have right now — and in whose future you’d invest — than the Astros’ Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa? Especially when you consider their defensive value?…

Baseball’s Growth Can Provide Template for American Unity – Sports Illustrated

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too,” Yogi Berra once quipped. As the leaves change colors, the air becomes crisp, and the Dodgers and Astros prepare for a critical Game 5, I can’t help but agree with Yogi. Baseball is pretty good, even if it is as much a work in progress as America’s experiment in democracy. On the field, the game…

Baseball, Manfred strike out on Gurriel’s delayed suspension – Los Angeles Times

Monday, October 30, 2017

The racist gesture made by the Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel toward the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish on Friday night called for somebody in power to swing for the fences. Instead, baseball bunted. After a nation witnessed Gurriel tugging on the corners of his eyes while using an ethnic slur about Darvish, Commissioner Rob Manfred needed to make a powerful statement Saturday that included an immediate suspension. Instead, he offered words backed…

Grade-A baseball grump heroically throws back other person’s home run ball – SB Nation

Monday, October 30, 2017

If you were sitting, watching Game 5 and trying to stay awake through extra innings, and casually wondered “what’s something I should never do at a baseball game?” you have your answer. Of course, there are lots of things you should never do at a baseball game but this is definitely one of them. In the ninth inning of the never-ending Game 5, Yasiel Puig hit a two-run home run…

NASCAR Just Found The Cure To Its Woes: A Race Every Week At Martinsville – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Chase Elliott wrecked late in a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup playoff race in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) NASCAR now has a template for regenerating some of the interest in stock-car racing that had faded away: Put on more shows like the First Data 500, Sunday’s race at Martinsville, Va., which ended with a frenzied finish, a pile of crumpled cars and four seething drivers hollering in one…

World Series: Dodgers, Astros pitchers weigh in on slick baseball controversy – CBSSports.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — After Game 4 of the 2017 World Series Saturday night, a report broke that several players and coaches from both teams have been complaining about the baseballs. Notably, the balls are more slick than the ones during the regular season — which we’ve been hearing have been “juiced” (Read: Wound tighter to travel further) since around the 2015 All-Star break.  We know home runs have been up everywhere….