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Watch: Jose Altuve hits walk-off homer vs. Yankees, sends Astros to World Series

Watch: Jose Altuve hits walk-off homer vs. Yankees, sends Astros to World Series

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Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Jose Altuve belted a two-run homer off New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, sending the Houston Astros to the World Series. Altuve was named ALCS MVP for his performance. Houston hosts the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series at 8:08 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The Astros used stellar defense and an early home run to take control of the game at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Yankees first baseman D.J. LeMahieu tied the score at 4-4 in the top of the ninth frame before Altuve gave the Astros a 6-4 victory with a 406-foot bomb to left field. "In the at-bat, I just wanted to get a good pitch to hit," Altuve told Fox Sports. "I wanted to be on time for the fastball but I was looking fo...
S. Korea asks AFC to punish N. Korea over World Cup qualifier

S. Korea asks AFC to punish N. Korea over World Cup qualifier

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SEOUL, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- South Korea's national football federation said Friday it has asked the sport's continental governing body to consider penalizing North Korea for hosting a recent World Cup qualifier behind closed doors. The Korea Football Association said it sent a letter to the Asian Football Confederation on Thursday, expressing its regrets over North Korea's lack of cooperation in staging the inter-Korean World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang on Tuesday. North Korea shunned South Korea's repeated inquiries regarding traveling and other administrative issues until the last minute. North Korea also declined to approve trips by South Korean nationals other than the players and the national team support staff, leaving fans and journalists in the dark. The match at Kim Il Sung Stadium w...
NLCS: Washington Nationals sweep St. Louis Cardinals, advance to World Series

NLCS: Washington Nationals sweep St. Louis Cardinals, advance to World Series

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Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals exploded for seven runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night to sweep the NL Championship Series. With the victory, the wild-card Nationals advanced to the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years. The last time the World Series came to Washington was 1933, when the Washington Senators lost to the then-New York Giants in five games. The Nationals will play the winner of the Houston Astros-New York Yankees ALCS series, which is currently 2-1 in favor of Houston. Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed four earned runs on four hits across five innings against the Cardinals. He walked three and struck out 12, becoming the pitcher to strike out 10 batters in the first four innings of a po...
Rugby World Cup: Typhoon Hagibis forces England-France off; Scotland wait & Ireland play

Rugby World Cup: Typhoon Hagibis forces England-France off; Scotland wait & Ireland play

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England's Rugby World Cup match against France on Saturday has been called off because of Typhoon Hagibis, but organisers hope Scotland against Japan can go ahead as planned on Sunday.The typhoon, described as the biggest of the year, is set to wreak havoc in Tokyo and surrounding areas.Ireland's match with Samoa in Fukuoka is expected to go ahead as scheduled. "The decision to cancel matches has not been taken lightly," said tournament director Alan Gilpin."It has been made with the best interest of team, public, and tournament volunteer safety as a priority based on expert advice."'We've got no issue with it' - England coach Jones on cancellationReaction from England fansJapan F1 qualifying...
Rugby World Cup: What does Typhoon Hagibis mean for England and Scotland?

Rugby World Cup: What does Typhoon Hagibis mean for England and Scotland?

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2019 Rugby World CupHosts: Japan Dates: 20 September to 2 NovemberCoverage: Full commentary on every game across BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app.England and Scotland's final World Cup pool matches this weekend are under threat from violent Typhoon Hagibis.Hagibis is moving towards Japan and expected to make landfall on Saturday.Both England's game against France in Yokohama on Saturday (09:15 BST) and Scotland's vital match with hosts Japan at the same venue on Sunday (11:45 BST) could be affected. BBC weather presenter and meteorologist Simon King said it is "one of the most powerful tropical cyclones this year".World Rugby h...