Houston Astros set up Dodgers World Series after beating Yankees in Game 7

  • Houston win deciding game of ALCS 4-0 to set up showdown with LA
  • Victory comes after year in which floods hit Texan city

Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.

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Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant ejected as Warriors lose again

  • Golden State lose 111-101 to Memphis Grizzlies after Marc Gasol blitz
  • Curry throws mouthguard before Durant joins in argument

Marc Gasol had 34 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 19-point third-quarter lead over Golden State before holding on to beat the defending champion Warriors 111-101 on Saturday night. 

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 37 points, and Kevin Durant added 29 and 13 rebounds. But both were ejected with 43.6 seconds left after arguing with officials Curry first after throwing his mouthpiece, and then Durant as he followed Curry’s argument. 

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All five living former US presidents make rare appearance together

Presidents gather for fundraiser for those affected by hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

The five living former US presidents made a rare appearance together on stage on Saturday night at a fundraiser for those affected by recent hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

It was a show of unity and compassion after a week in which Barack Obama and George W Bush broke an unwritten rule to deliver implicit criticism of the present occupant of the White House.

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