World Series Game 1: Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros – live!

David will be here shortly. In the meantime, here are our writers’ picks for the series:

Houston’s bats have been on fire this postseason. They’ve scored at least five runs in nine of 10 playoff games and are crushing even the best pitching. And it’s not like the postseason has been an anomaly; the Astros also led the American League in batting average, hits, and runs scored in the regular season. This is a deep powerhouse franchise that is stacked in almost every facet. Astros 4-2 Braves. Melissa Jacobs

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Blackhawks president resigns and team fined after sexual assault probe

  • Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe
  • NHL hits club with $2m fine for failure to respond to allegations
  • Stan Bowman was also GM of USA men’s Olympic hockey team

The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL on Tuesday.

Stan Bowman, the general manager and president of hockey operations, resigned in the wake of the findings by an outside law firm, and the NHL fined the team $2 million for “the organization’s inadequate internal procedures and insufficient and untimely response”. Al MacIsaac, one of the team’s top hockey executives, also is out.

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Cyclist fends off 500lb bear after getting bitten in Alaska

Man said he yelled at and kicked the animal as it charged him along a riverbed before it retreated

A cyclist confronted and bitten by a 500lb bear while out riding in Alaska told authorities he yelled at and kicked the animal as it ran after him, along a riverbed.

The incident last Tuesday occurred in Cantwell, close to the intersection between the Jack and Nenana rivers, the Alaska Department of Public Safety said.

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Civil rights pioneer wants arrest record for refusing to give up seat expunged

Claudette Colvin, who refused to give way to a white person nine months before Rosa Parks, is asking a court to delete all records

The civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin, who in 1955 refused to give up her bus seat for a white person in Montgomery, Alabama, is asking a court to expunge all records of her arrest, saying she was never notified that her probation was finished.

“I am an old woman now,” said Colvin, 82, in a sworn statement. “Having my records expunged will mean something to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And it will mean something for other Black children.”

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Facebook cannot moderate itself – its problems have only just begun | Chris Stokel-Walker

Whistleblower testimony about the company’s continuing failure to address problems is pushing legislators to act

This week will be a long, difficult one for Facebook. Yesterday whistleblower Frances Haugen answered questions about its business practices before MPs in a parliamentary hearing, which comes after another whistleblower revealed further issues to American authorities about the company. Haugen’s testimony has clearly rattled Facebook, prompting pushback from the company, including direct attacks from an outspoken PR executive.

Haugen’s comments at hearings here and in the US, and the documents revealed in the last week by whistleblowers, have painted the platform in a less than favourable light. Haugen’s testimony isn’t news to those who have monitored independent research into Facebook, but it becomes all the more shocking when it’s there in black and white, based on the company’s own research, and in its own words.

Chris Stokel-Walker is the author of YouTubers: How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars

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