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Astros’ Carlos Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season’s end

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he has asked his wife, Daniella, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over."When I talk to my wife she knows," he said Sunday. "No getting your nails done. No getting your hair done right now. So we're going to be home. We're going to focus on the baseball season
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‘Summer is over before it even began’ — Stories of lost baseball seasons across the U.S.

[ad_1] Despite a global pandemic and contentious labor fight, Major League Baseball is, in fact, on track to return this year, in one form or another. But baseball's reach is far greater than its highest level.Countless other people -- in high schools and throughout college campuses, from youth teams and travel ball to the minor leagues, in a multitude of roles at every level -- have suddenly been left without
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Best seasons in college football history? Our experts draft their favorites

[ad_1] Even though we usually have a reasonably good idea of who's going to be playing for the national title at the end of the season, every college football season is a snowflake, taking on its own personality and rhythm. But because of chaos, controversy or pure, sustained greatness, some seasons are far more memorable than others.ESPN's Bill Connelly, Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach held a draft of their favorite
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The McGwire-Sosa home run chase helped make 1998 one of MLB’s wildest seasons ever

[ad_1] Maybe the most remarkable aspect of the Great Home Run Chase of 1998 was that everyone expected Roger Maris' record to fall. Mark McGwire hit 58 the previous season and Ken Griffey Jr. 56, putting Maris' mark of 61 in obvious jeopardy.Sports Illustrated put McGwire on the cover of its baseball preview issue with the headline "Get Ready for a Slugfest." The cover story was a paean to a
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The 21 most iconic MLB seasons of the 21st century … so far

[ad_1] So, following the rousing success of the eight amazing seasons of the 1980s and the Oscar-nominated 90 seasons for the '90s, we conclude our three-part docudrama with 21 seasons for the 21st century.Here's the direction I took with this one: I chose the most iconic seasons over the past two decades. These aren't necessarily the best seasons of the decade -- although all are certainly great seasons -- but
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90 — yes, 90! — wild MLB seasons that could only happen in the 1990s

[ad_1] After the rousing success of eight amazing seasons of the 1980s, my editor suggested we follow that up with nine for the '90s.I told Dan, in my best Luke Skywalker voice, "That's impossible."You see, the 1990s were such an astonishing statistical orgy that I couldn't pick just nine seasons. No, I had to go with 90.In the 1980s, nobody hit 50 home runs. In the 1990s, it happened 12
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Eight amazing MLB seasons that could only happen in the 1980s

[ad_1] One of my favorite movies is "Midnight in Paris." Owen Wilson plays Gil, a writer who transports back in time every night to what he considers the golden era -- 1920s Paris, where he encounters the Lost Generation and hangs out with Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Picasso, among others. He meets a woman named Adriana and one evening they end up in Belle Époque Paris, Adriana's favorite golden age. They
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Ranking the top 74 individual seasons in NBA history

[ad_1] When the NBA hands out its awards, it keeps the regular season separate from the postseason, issuing one MVP for the first 82 games and a second for the final four to seven (depending on how long it takes for the champion to finish off its last opponent). There's no award at all that combines the two, nor one that accounts for outstanding performances in the early rounds of