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World Series opener viewers up 17.5% over last year's low

Oct. 27, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta’s 6-2 victory over Houston in Game 1 of the World Series drew an average of 10,811,000 viewers on Fox, up 17.5% from the record low of 9,195,000 for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening 8-3 win over Tampa Bay last year. The Braves-Astros number...

Friedman, Dodgers facing decisions on FAs, Bauer this winter

Oct. 27, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman is headed into an offseason filled with crucial decisions involving the Los Angeles Dodgers’ big-name free agents, a rebuild of the starting rotation and Trevor Bauer’s future with the team. As always, Friedman is guided by the...

Rookie goes from Gwinnett hotel to World Series in whirlwind

Oct. 27, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tucker Davidson was in the lobby of a Courtyard Marriott in Gwinnett, Georgia, eating a salad from The Cheesecake Factory and watching the Atlanta Braves play their World Series opener, talking with Triple-A strength coach Paul Howey and Paul Davis, the roving pitching...

Padres hire Niebla as pitching coach before landing manager

Oct. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have hired Ruben Niebla from Cleveland as their pitching coach. General manager A.J. Preller hired Niebla on Wednesday even though he has yet to hire a replacement for manager Jayce Tingler, who was fired Oct. 6. Tingler took the...

Which Cleveland Guardians? Roller derby team sues MLB team

Oct. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A roller derby team that has called itself the Cleveland Guardians since 2013 sued the city's Major League Baseball team in federal court in Cleveland on Wednesday alleging that the switch from Indians to Guardians infringes on its trademark. “A Major...

The Latest: Morton gets broken leg examined in Green Bay

Oct. 27, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros (all times local): ___ 4:50 p.m. Braves pitcher Charlie Morton went to Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Wednesday to be examined...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 27, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. October 24, 2021. Editorial: S.Ga. must remain vigilant for Moody Moody Air Force Base is inextricably tied to the economy, culture and quality of life in Valdosta, Lowndes County and South Georgia. It is...

McConnell backs ex-football star Walker for Georgia Senate

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday endorsed Herschel Walker for the Senate in Georgia, lending the clout of the highest-ranking elected GOP official in the country to the candidacy of a former football star whose turbulent personal history could create...

Arizona history-Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Oct. 27, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 31 On this date in 1890, Harrison Morton Lavender, mining engineer and Vice President and General Manager of Phelps Dodge Corp. for whom the Lavender Pit at Bisbee is named, was born. On this date in 1909, Navajo Chief Hashkeneinii,...

After the scandals, Anthopoulos, Click lead teams to Series

Oct. 27, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Anthopoulos walked out of Minute Maid Park following the Dodgers’ wild 13-12, 10-inning loss to Houston in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. Then in the LA baseball operations front office, he had permission from his bosses to go on a mission while his family returned...