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World Series: Juan Soto, Nationals defeat Astros for 1-0 lead

World Series: Juan Soto, Nationals defeat Astros for 1-0 lead

Sports
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Juan Soto came up clutch with three RBIs as the wild-card Washington Nationals earned a 5-4 upset win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park to take a 1-0 lead in the World Series opener. The Nationals earned their first World Series victory in franchise history after breaking Astros ace Gerrit Cole's 19-game winning streak. Washington got a game-tying solo home run from the 20-year-old Soto, who had a two-run double four innings later that provided the game-deciding runs. Soto finished with three hits and a stolen base against the Astros. Ryan Zimmerman also homered to back Nationals starter Max Scherzer to the win. The Astros jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Yuli Gurriel doubled to deep left. Jose Altuve and George Springer each scored...
Chelsea lead transfer battle for Ben Chilwell with Manchester United also in for Leicester defender

Chelsea lead transfer battle for Ben Chilwell with Manchester United also in for Leicester defender

Sports
Chelsea have move ahead of all their rivals in the race to sign Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell, reports claim. Chilwell, the left-back, has emerged as one of the finest young players in the Premier League over the past few seasons, and he’s currently playing a key role for the Foxes as they attempt to gatecrash the top six after starting the campaign strongly. Getty Images - Getty Chilwell has been capped eight times by England and has already made more than 100 appearances at club level 'He's not finished, he's only 28!' - talkSPORT's funniest ever call His rise to fame has coincided with some of England’s biggest clubs keeping tabs on him, with the 22-year-old allegedly a target of Man City’s over the summer. Pep Gu
N.Y. Yankees beat Minnesota Twins 8-2, take 2-0 lead in ALDS

N.Y. Yankees beat Minnesota Twins 8-2, take 2-0 lead in ALDS

Sports
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees exploded for seven runs in the third inning -- including a grand slam by shortstop Didi Gregorius -- to handily defeat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers can win the best-of-5 series in Minnesota on Monday and move on to the best-of-7 League Championship Series. The Yankees batted around in the third inning, which began with a single by Aaron Judge, a walk by Brett Gardner and a single by Edwin Encarnacion. With the bases loaded, Minnesota yanked starter Randy Dobnak and replaced him with Tyler Duffey. Duffey gave up a sacrifice fly to Giancarlo Stanton, bringing the score to 2-0. Gleyber Torres than singled to make it 3-0, and Sanchez was hit by a pitch, loading th...
Watch: Brazilian teens Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior lead Real Madrid to La Liga win

Watch: Brazilian teens Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior lead Real Madrid to La Liga win

Sports
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Real Madrid got goals from two Brazilian teenagers during a 2-0 victory against Osasuna in La Liga. The victory moved Madrid into first place in the Spanish soccer league. Vinicius Junior, 19, scored in the 36th minute, while Rodrygo, 18, scored in the 72nd minute of the match Wednesday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Toni Kroos dribbled toward the Osasuna goal at the start of the first scoring sequence. He drew several defenders before playing the ball off to Vinicius Junior on his left. Vinicius Junior took a touch before putting the ball on his right boot. He then lofted and bent a shot toward the far post, beating Osasuna keeper Ruben for first blood. Madrid took the 1-0 edge into halftime before doubling the lead midway through the second half. Rodrygo cam...
Facial recognition: School ID checks lead to GDPR fine

Facial recognition: School ID checks lead to GDPR fine

Technology
A watchdog has penalised a local authority for trialling facial recognition on high-school students in Sweden to keep track of attendance.The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) fined the Skelleftea municipality 200,000 Swedish Krona (£16,800, $ 20,700) for flouting a privacy law.The trial involved tracking 22 students over three weeks and detecting when each pupil entered a classroom.This is the first time that Sweden has ever issued a fine under GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force last year, classes facial images and other biometric information as being a special category of data, with added restrictions on its use.The DPA indicated that the fine would have been bigger had the trial been longer. According to technolog