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MLB, union report positive talks on opioid testing
Major League Baseball and its players' union are optimistic talks are progressing on testing for opioids following the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.[read more]

Manfred 'concerned' over Astros exec incident
Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed concern Wednesday about the "underlying substance of the situation" stemming from events that led MLB to investigate the behavior of Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman.[read more]

Hinch: Springer made 'honest mistake' on double
Although George Springer defended how he ran out an eighth-inning double in Game 1 of the World Series, Astros manager AJ Hinch said Wednesday that the two discussed the play, and he thinks Springer made an "honest mistake" in not reaching third.[read more]

MLB looking into longtime umpire Drake's tweet
Major League Baseball is aware of longtime umpire Rob Drake's politicized tweet and is looking into it.[read more]

World Series TV audience plummets for Game 1
The World Series opener between the Nationals and Astros was down 11.4% for Fox from last year's Game 1 and narrowly averted setting a record low for TV audience.[read more]

Follow live: Astros hope Verlander can help even series
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For Cubs, David Ross a bridge between past and future
By hiring a hero from their 2016 title team as their new manager, the Cubs are showing trust in his vision for what comes next.[read more]

Sources: Cubs hiring David Ross as manager
The Cubs will name David Ross, who helped them win the 2016 World Series, as their manager Thursday.[read more]

Inside the Soto-Cole showdowns that changed the World Series
The Nationals' young superstar made Houston's ace look mortal, which hasn't been the case in quite some time.[read more]

Passan: The Astros' denial just made a bad situation worse
Houston assistant GM Brandon Taubman's post-ALCS actions were inexcusable. His organization's standing behind him at any cost only adds to the problem.[read more]