The Astros Are Major League Baseball’s Happy Place

CreditCreditTroy Taormina/USA Today Sports, via ReutersAsher Wojciechowski was there at the beginning, on opening day in 2015, the year the Houston Astros started winning again.” To Wojciechowski, and so many like him, the Astros represent the promised land, the big rock candy mountain of baseball.

Jarryd Hayne: Rugby league player pleads not guilty to rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jarryd Hayne denies allegations of sexual assault Australian rugby league player Jarryd Hayne has pleaded not guilty to charges that he raped a woman last year.He was arrested in December and charged with aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm - offences which carry a maximum 20-year jail term.

American League Grabs 7th Straight All-Star Win

CreditCreditGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesCLEVELAND — Justin Verlander, Shane Bieber and the American League pitchers plugged power back into the mound.staff combined to fan 16, topping the National League, 4-3, for its seventh straight win.

Yankees Hit Home Run in 27th Straight Game, Tying Major League Record

Sports|Yankees Hit Home Run in 27th Straight Game, Tying Major League RecordYankees 10, Blue Jays 8ImageGiancarlo Stanton’s three-run homer in the sixth inning proved to be the winning blow for the Yankees against the Blue Jays on Monday night.CreditCreditMichael Owens/Getty ImagesAaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched the Yankees’ home run streak to a record-tying 27 games in a 10-8 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

Nations League Seeks Foothold in Crowded Soccer Landscape

Sports|Nations League Seeks Foothold in Crowded Soccer LandscapeImagePortugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the second goal of his hat trick in a 3-1 victory against Switzerland on Wednesday in a Nations League semifinal.So you may have missed another competition that will wrap up this week: the new Nations League.

Champions League: Crowds number 750,000 at Liverpool parade

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands enjoy Liverpool's Champions League victory parade Hundreds of thousands of Liverpool fans have celebrated the club's historic Champions League win at a parade through the city.Jurgen Klopp's team became champions of Europe for a sixth time when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid.

Liverpool’s Champions League Waiting Game

ImageLiverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp tried to help his players clear their heads before the Champions League final on Saturday.He thought, night and day, about Madrid, about Tottenham Hotspur, and about the Champions League final.