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Recent World Series news, rumors

  • • NASCAR, ARCA and NBC Sports Announce 2021 Grassroots Racing Coverage
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR, ARCA and NBC Sports announced today broadcast coverage for the 2021 slate of grassroots races across TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN, including events in the ARCA Menards Series East and West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. All races from the ARCA […]...2021
  • Grant Jackson, Relief Pitcher for Six Teams, Dies at 78
    • Grant Jackson, Relief Pitcher for Six Teams, Dies at 78
    A left-hander, he had a 3-0 record in the postseason, including the victory in Game 7 of the World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died of ations of Covid-19....2021
  • • MLB hot stove: Dodgers still look like baseball's best team, but they have some question marks
    It's been a quiet offseason for the reigning World Series champs...2021
  • Jackson, winning pitcher in '79 WS Game 7, dies
    • Jackson, winning pitcher in '79 WS Game 7, dies
    Grant Jackson, the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 1979 World Series and a reliable left-hander for 18 seasons in the majors, died Tuesday from COVID-19 complications. He was 78....2021
  • Nolan Arenado makes St. Louis Cardinals World Series contenders
    • Nolan Arenado makes St. Louis Cardinals World Series contenders
    Arenado is an overpowering and highly productive hitter from the right side. From 2015-19 he posted 199 home runs, 621 RBIs, a .300 batting average and a .937 OPS....2021
  • • Red Sox legend Dustin Pedroia retires after 14 MLB seasons, three World Series rings
    Pedroia, the 2008 AL MVP, spent his entire playing career in Boston...2021
  • Red Sox legend, 2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia announces retirement
    • Red Sox legend, 2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia announces retirement
    In total, Pedroia ends his historic career with three World Series titles, four Gold Gloves, four All-Star appearances, one Silver Slugger award, one MVP award and a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award....2021
  • • Braves, Carl Edwards Jr. Agree To Minor League Deal
    The Braves have reached a minor league agreement with right-handed reliever Carl Edwards Jr., Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. Edwards is best known as a member of the Cubs, with whom he spent 2015-19 and won a World Series in 2016. He was a highly effective reliever for most of that period, though Edwards’…...2021
  • Astros ‘shenanigans’ kept Masahiro Tanaka from World Series: Brian Cashman
    • Astros ‘shenanigans’ kept Masahiro Tanaka from World Series: Brian Cashman
    Masahiro Tanaka delivered just about everything the Yankees hoped he would when they signed him — other than a trip to the World Series. A day after Tanaka signed a deal to return to Japan to pitch for his old team in 2021, general manager Brian Cashman subtly blamed the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal for preventing......2021
  • • Which MLB Teams Could Win the 2021 World Series?
    Despite the uncertainty that surrounded the 2020 MLB World Series, fans are gearing up for the upcoming season and carefully watching the offseason moves being made by various teams. This is because such moves have a massive impact on what players will represent what teams and who has a better chance of winning the World […] The post Which MLB Teams Could Win the 2021 World Series? appeared ...2021

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World Series injury and suspension

  • • Samson: Cody Bellinger's injury is a reminder that excessive celebrations aren't worth the injury risk
    David Samson spoke about Cody Bellinger's shoulder surgery as a result of celebrating during the World Series...2020
  • Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
    • Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
    The popular manager led Boston to a World Series title in 2018, but he was suspended as part of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal....2020
  • • Red Sox have been in contact with Alex Cora during managerial search, per report
    Cora's suspension ended following the World Series...2020
  • • Injury Notes: Dodgers, Bellinger, Giants, Ramos
    It’s a rest and recovery day around baseball now that the World Series matchup is set. We’re a day away from the final 4-to-7 games of baseball! But before the action kicks off, let’s take a quick moment to check on a couple of injury notes… Cody Bellinger expects to be fine for the World…...2020
  • • Braves Add Johan Camargo To NLCS Roster
    The Braves have added infielder Johan Camargo to the NLCS roster, the team announced.  Camargo will replace Adam Duvall, who suffered an oblique injury in yesterday’s Game 1.  While Duvall’s injury would likely have sidelined him anyway, his removal from the NLCS roster means he is officially ineligible to play in the World Series should…...2020
  • • Nationals Place Adam Eaton On 10-Day IL
    The Nationals announced that they have placed outfielder Adam Eaton on the 10-day injured list with a fractured left index finger. They reinstated infielder Brock Holt from the paternity list in a corresponding move. With the Nationals at 18-29 and in no position to defend their 2019 World Series championship, this injury will end the…...2020
  • • The year sports broke me
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Sometimes it’s more than a game For most of my life, sports didn’t make me cry. It’s not that I have a heart made of stone; there are so many movies and TV shows that turn on the waterworks. The finale of The Good Place, when (SPOILER) realized that (SPOILER) was going to (SPOILER)? I was a wreck. When I saw Marley & Me in the theater just months after my fi...2020
  • • From the archives: Down to his last strike, David Freese became a World Series hero for St. Louis
    Cardinals third baseman David Freese overcame his own indifference, injuries and several brushes with the law to lift his hometown team to a title....2020
  • • AL Notes: JDM, Red Sox, Astros, Click, Yanks, LeMahieu
    Let’s check in on some of the American League’s highest-profile clubs… Major League Baseball handed down its decision on Boston’s sign-stealing scandal from its World Series-winning season in 2018 a couple weeks ago, stripping the Red Sox of their second-round pick this year and suspending scout/replay coordinator J.T. Watkins for the upcoming campaign. Count designatedR...2020
  • • Red Sox docked draft pick, video replay operator suspended for cheating scandal
    Major League Baseball handed down its punishments for the Boston Red Sox following an investigation of the 2018 World Series-winning team. MLB's report places blame not on the front office or manager Alex Cora, but on the team's video replay system operator, according to The Athletic's Evan Drellich....2020

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World Series lifestyle

  • • Joe Maddon shares his one regret from time with Cubs
    Joe Maddon won a World Series with the Chicago Cubs, but the former manager endured a rocky end to his tenure that left some feeling sour. Many felt that Maddon’s teams in 2018 and 2019 underperformed relative to the talent they had. Maddon, however, didn’t voice any regrets about his time in Chicago except for one — and it relates to his restaurant. Maddon’s restaurant, Maddon’s Post, opened in W...2020
  • • Former Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra gets 'Baby Shark' World Series tattoo
    It took a bit of time, but Gerardo Parra has followed through and gotten his Baby Shark-inspired World Series tattoo. Parra, the former Washington Nationals outfielder whose change in walk-up music to “Baby Shark” led to something of a craze, got a long-promised tattoo of the World Series trophy, with a sunglasses-wearing Baby Shark as the centerpiece. Parra pledged he would do this prior to the W...2020
  • • Red Sox rack up $500K bill at L.A. nightclub following World Series win
    2018
  • • Red Sox left insane tip after World Series celebration in LA
    The Boston Red Sox have gladly spent hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars celebrating their 2018 World Series championship, and it sounds like they have been mighty generous while doing so. TMZ reported earlier in the week that the Red Sox bought roughly $300,000 worth of booze while partying at a nightclub in Los Angeles after they defeated the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Serie...2018
  • • Boston Market restaurant in LA changes name for World Series
    The Boston Red Sox are heading to Los Angeles with a 2-0 lead over the Dodgers in the World Series, and one local business is doing everything it can to show support for the home team. Boston Market, a fast food restaurant chain that specializes in rotisserie chicken and comfort food, may be a little tough for residents of the Los Angeles area to recognize this weekend. As an overhead shot showed ...2018

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World Series trade, contract, salary rumors

  • DJ LeMahieu says there’s ‘no secret’ what Yankees must do next
    • DJ LeMahieu says there’s ‘no secret’ what Yankees must do next
    DJ LeMahieu could hardly have had a better first two seasons with the Yankees, but there is still one goal he hasn’t reached: winning a World Series. And LeMahieu said that “unfinished business” is as much a reason as the six-year, $90 million contract he’s back in The Bronx. “This is a group I want......2021
  • Mets playoff hero Daniel Murphy retiring after ‘beautiful’ 12-year career
    • Mets playoff hero Daniel Murphy retiring after ‘beautiful’ 12-year career
    After 12 years in the major leagues, highlighted by leading the Mets to the World Series in 2015, Daniel Murphy is retiring. The 35-year-old infielder, a 13th-round draft pick by the Mets in 2006 who became a three-time All-Star and most recently played for the Rockies, called it a career on Friday. “This is a......2021
  • Davis returns to Royals on minor league contract
    • Davis returns to Royals on minor league contract
    Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title....2021
  • George Springer Signs $150 Million Deal With Toronto Blue Jays
    • George Springer Signs $150 Million Deal With Toronto Blue Jays
    Believed to have been a target of the Mets, the 2017 World Series M.V.P. signed the largest contract in Blue Jays history....2021
  • Reports: Dodgers, Bellinger reach $16.1M deal
    • Reports: Dodgers, Bellinger reach $16.1M deal
    Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a one-year, $16.1 million contract Friday with the World Series champions to avoid salary arbitration, according to multiple reports....2021
  • Carrasco: Mets primed for playoffs, World Series
    • Carrasco: Mets primed for playoffs, World Series
    Pitcher Carlos Carrasco, acquired by the Mets in a trade with Cleveland last week, said during a Tuesday news conference that he got a welcome call from new owner Steven Cohen and expects the Mets to be a postseason contender....2021
  • • Dodgers Interested In DJ LeMahieu
    While the Yankees continue to be the team most prominently linked to DJ LeMahieu, other clubs continue to linger as alternate possibilities for the free agent infielder.  The includes the reigning World Series champions, as David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports said earlier this week during an MLB Network appearance that the Dodgers “are…...2021
  • Why Blake Snell trade could be a win-win for Padres and Rays -- or a huge loss for one side
    • Why Blake Snell trade could be a win-win for Padres and Rays -- or a huge loss for one side
    Two months after the controversial end to his final World Series start with Tampa Bay, the 2018 AL Cy Young is headed to San Diego. Here's what could make the deal a success -- or failure -- for both teams....2020
  • Cubs make Schwarber a free agent, tender Bryant
    • Cubs make Schwarber a free agent, tender Bryant
    The Cubs non-tendered 2016 World Series hero Kyle Schwarber on Wednesday, making him a free agent after six seasons in Chicago, while tendering a contract to third baseman Kris Bryant, shortstop Javier Baez and catcher Willson Contreras....2020
  • Cubs non-tender World Series star Schwarber
    • Cubs non-tender World Series star Schwarber
    The Cubs non-tendered 2016 World Series hero Kyle Schwarber on Wednesday, making him a free agent after six seasons in Chicago....2020

World Series stats and results

  • • Samson: Cody Bellinger's injury is a reminder that excessive celebrations aren't worth the injury risk
    David Samson spoke about Cody Bellinger's shoulder surgery as a result of celebrating during the World Series...2020
  • Kevin Cash stands by decision that cost Rays World Series in Game 6
    • Kevin Cash stands by decision that cost Rays World Series in Game 6
    Most people watching could tell you that removing Snell in that situation was a bad choice. The results seem to prove that....2020
  • Justin Turner Was Pulled From Game 6 After Positive Virus Test
    • Justin Turner Was Pulled From Game 6 After Positive Virus Test
    The test result was announced after the end of the game, which the Dodgers won to clinch the World Series title. Turner was seen on the field with his teammates during the postgame celebration....2020
  • • MLB playoffs: Bracket, World Series schedule, dates, results as Dodgers defeat Rays for 2020 title
    The 2020 Fall Classic wrapped up Tuesday night...2020
  • • NFL: “Unlikely, but possible” a positive COVID-19 result would emerge during a game
    With Major League Baseball removing Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner during the eighth inning of last night’s World Series game based on a positive COVID-19 test, an obvious question arises: Could something similar happen for the NFL? With all players (as of Week Six) receiving game-day PCR testing that is analyzed off site, the specific [more]...2020
  • • Freddie Freeman On Potential Extension
    Longtime Braves star Freddie Freeman may win the NL MVP this year, but the first baseman isn’t signed beyond next season. As a result, the World Series-contending Braves will soon have to decide how far they’ll go to keep him in the fold. There’s mutual interest in a new deal, though, Freeman revealed Monday (via…...2020
  • • Braves sign former World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval
    The Braves began Monday in first place in the National League East standings with a 28-19 record....2020
  • • The rivalries across sports that stuck to me growing up
    Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It’s SB Nation rivalry week and I look back at some of the rivalries across sports that stood out to me. As rivalry week continues on across the SB Nation network, we ponder our favorite personal rivalries. As a Cubs fan, Cubs-Cardinals is obviously on the list. The funny thing is, I remember growing up a big fan of Mark McGwire amidst the 1998 home run cha...2020
  • • Rob Manfred Reportedly “Jumped On” Mike Rizzo Over COVID Testing Comments
    The reigning World Series champion Nationals are among the teams whose COVID-19 testing hasn’t gone smoothly in Summer Camp. The club had to cancel its workout Monday because of a delay in receiving coronavirus results, and general manager Mike Rizzo voiced his dissatisfaction with the situation. “Without accurate and timely testing it is simply not…...2020
  • • Five World Series value picks: Why Indians, Rays and others could make a run in 60-game season
    A 60-game season will provide more random results than a 162-game season would...2020

World Series parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Kobe Bryant’s family posts heartwarming photos with him at Dodgers games
    It’s no secret that Kobe Bryant is a man of many things, including being a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. That’s why after the team clinched the MLB World Series on Tuesday, the family of the late Los Angeles Lakers icon posted throwback pictures of him in Dodgers games. His daughter Natalia shared on Instagram a […] The post Kobe Bryant’s family posts heartwarming photos with hi...2020
  • • Ranking the last 10 World Series: Where does the Dodgers finally breaking through rank this decade?
    In terms of drama, excitement, big moments and history, how do the last 10 Fall Classics rank?...2020
  • The oddest of World Series ends with the most 2020 moment of the season
    • The oddest of World Series ends with the most 2020 moment of the season
    Justin Turner's return to the field to celebrate with his Dodgers teammates after testing positive for COVID-19 was this bizarre baseball season -- and this year in America -- in a nutshell....2020
  • Fall classics: The best World Series games of all time
    • Fall classics: The best World Series games of all time
    At most, each World Series offers seven opportunities to leave a memorable mark in baseball. Great games are filled with special moments, sensational plays, big hits or stellar pitching outings....2020
  • • Injury Notes: Dodgers, Bellinger, Giants, Ramos
    2020
  • • October 11 in sports history: Yankees win their 10th World Series
    Just about every day in October corresponds with a memorable Yankees postseason moment, and October 11 is no exception....2020
  • • Yankees Notes: Voit, Anderson, Offseason
    Just about every day in October corresponds with a memorable Yankees postseason moment, and October 11 is no exception.  It was on this day in 1943 that the Yankees clinched their tenth World Series title, defeating the Cardinals in Game Five on the strength of a complete game shutout from starter Spud Chandler.  While the…...2020
  • • Hall of Famer Vin Scully puts personal items up for auction, including World Series rings, final scorebook
    Money from the auction will go to his family and be donated to scientific research...2020
  • • How CC Sabathia Became the Godfather of the Air Jordan XI Cleat
    GRAB YOUR COPY OF JORDANS VOL. 6 Don CC is the Godfather of the Air Jordan XI baseball cleat. The “Concords” were on his feet when he and the New York Yankees won the 2009 World Series. And now any ballplayers who want a pair have to go through him, the Don. “A lot of […] The post How CC Sabathia Became the Godfather of the Air Jordan XI Cleat appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • The rivalries across sports that stuck to me growing up
    2020

Top World Series news

  • • Seaver, Hall of Famer and Mets legend, dies at 75
    Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher who led the Mets to a World Series title in 1969 and won three Cy Young Awards, died Monday at age 75....2020
  • • Resolution: Dodgers should be awarded WS titles
    A resolution urging Major League Baseball to strip the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox of recent World Series titles and award them to the Los Angeles Dodgers has been unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council....2020
  • • Astros' Luhnow, Hinch suspended for 2020 season
    Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one season after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season, it was announced Monday....2020
  • • Two California Little Leagues ban use of Astros
    The Long Beach Little League and the East Fullerton Little League have both banned the use of Astros from their teams this year after the major league team was found to have illegally stolen signs en route to winning the 2017 World Series....2020
  • • Little League World Series canceled for first time
    The Little League World Series will not be played this year for the first time since the organization began because of the coronavirus pandemic....2020
  • • Astros' Luhnow, Hinch suspended for 1 year
    Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one year after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season, it was announced Monday....2020
  • • Keuchel sorry, says ex-teammates should be, too
    Former Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel apologized on Friday, becoming the first member of the 2017 World Series championship team to apologize for using electronics to steal signs. Keuchel says everyone on the team should apologize....2020
  • • Fauci to throw out first pitch at Nationals opener
    Dr. Anthony Fauci will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday night before the reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals kick off the shortened 2020 season at home against the New York Yankees....2020
  • • Little League World Series canceled for first time due to COVID-19 pandemic
    All regional tournaments have been canceled as well...2020
  • • Larsen, with only perfect World Series game, dies
    Don Larsen, who pitched the only perfect game in World Series history while with the New York Yankees, died Wednesday at the age of 90....2020
  • • Correa: Astros World Series won fair and square
    Though he conceded the Astros sign-stealing was wrong, Carlos Correa says the team's 2017 World Series title was "won fair and square."...2020
  • • A's Fiers acknowledges receiving death threats
    Mike Fiers has acknowledged receiving death threats after he revealed a sign-stealing scheme committed by the 2017 World Series champion Astros, for whom he pitched....2020
  • • Blue Jays' Ken Giles says he's willing to give back 2017 Astros World Series ring
    Giles saved 46 games for the Astros from 2017-18...2020
  • • Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers set for opening night
    The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers....2020

World Series fantasy rankings and news

  • • Garth Brooks: Taking part in spring training with Pirates 'heaven for me'
    Garth Brooks has spent two weeks in Bradenton, Fla., with the Pittsburgh Pirates, taking part in workouts and spring training, but Friday marks the country music icon’s final day living out his baseball dreams. Brooks, 57, enjoyed the camaraderie with current players, but a real thrill for him was spending time with Pirates’ World Series legends Manny Sanguillen and Steve Blass. “These are the guy...2019

World Series schedule, game

  • George Springer says new-look Blue Jays remind him of Astros’ championship squad
    • George Springer says new-look Blue Jays remind him of Astros’ championship squad
    His new team reminds him of his old one. Next, on Springer. George Springer believes the core of young talent on the Toronto Blue Jays is akin to his teammates coming up with the Houston Astros, who won a World Series title in 2017 that later was tainted by a sign-stealing scandal. “This lineup reminds......2021
  • • Mets playoff hero Daniel Murphy retiring after ‘beautiful’ 12-year career
    2021
  • • FMIA: Ten For Tom—Brady Heading Back To Another Super Bowl, Bringing Buccaneers To Meet Chiefs In Tampa
    Tom Brady can’t quite grasp it, and if he can’t, how can we? Ten Super Bowl appearances in 19 years as an NFL starting quarterback. Michael Jordan made it to the NBA finals six times in 15 seasons. Wayne Gretzky, six times in the Stanley Cup finals in 20 seasons. Derek Jeter, seven World Series [more]...2021
  • • 2022 Division I men's College World Series format change announced
    Beginning next year, the College World Series will revert to the format that was used from 2003-2007 with competition beginning on Friday, June 17 and with the best-of-three finals starting Saturday, June 25 the next weekend....2021
  • • Carrasco: Mets primed for playoffs, World Series
    2021
  • • MLBTR Poll: Will The Nationals Unlock Kyle Schwarber’s Potential?
    In a sport known for its protracted regular season and voluminous historical records – playing for a franchise that had been without a championship crown for over a century – Kyle Schwarber established his legacy over a seven-game stretch of the 2016 playoffs. Though he only appeared in five games of the World Series, physical…...2021
  • • Mets boost 2021 World Series odds after trading for Francisco Lindor
    The Mets could be one of the top teams in baseball in 2021...2021
  • • Padres have third-best 2021 World Series odds after trading for Yu Darvish and Blake Snell
    Only the Dodgers and Yankees have better odds...2020
  • • NHL Return to play and some of the latest ideas
    Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images There’s going to be in an NHL season in some way, shape, and form. But what’s the latest and how might things look when we get there? I know when we talk about the NHL’s return to play and some of the ideas listed as to just how the league plans to facilitate those plans, we do so knowing the full reality of the world right now, how important COVI...2020
  • • Royals GM Dayton Moore On Strategy For 2021
    The Kansas City Royals last made the playoffs in 2015. That was a good year. Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez, and a transcendent bullpen won the AL pennant for the second consecutive season, and they finished it off with World Series victory. That team is the most recent Royals squad…...2020

World Series rumors, scandals

  • • Astros ‘shenanigans’ kept Masahiro Tanaka from World Series: Brian Cashman
    2021
  • • George Springer says new-look Blue Jays remind him of Astros’ championship squad
    2021
  • • Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
    2020
  • Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19, removed from Game 6
    • Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19, removed from Game 6
    Justin Turner was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series after seven innings on Tuesday night, and the world found out the shocking reason why: Turner tested positive for COVID-19....2020
  • • Jeff Luhnow On Suspension, Future
    Former Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow had a years-long run as one of baseball’s most respected executives, even building a World Series-winning team in 2017. However, the legitimacy of the team’s success under Luhnow has come into question over for the past year because of the Astros’ well-documented sign-stealing scandal that became public last offseason.…...2020
  • • Joe Kelly: 'I think I'll be irritated forever' about Astros' sign-stealing scandal
    Although Kelly wasn't a member of the 2017 Dodgers team that lost the World Series to the Astros, he had to deal with the organization's antics in 2018 as a member of the Boston Red Sox....2020
  • • Astros owner Jim Crane on sign-stealing scandal: 'It weighs on all of us every day'
    The Houston Astros and their World Series title in 2017 will always be linked the sign stealing scandal. Astros owner Jim Crane admitted that cheating is something everyone on the team regrets....2020
  • • Alex Cora On Suspension, Future
    Former Astros bench coach and Red Sox manager Alex Cora was among those who bore the brunt of the punishment Major League Baseball handed down over Houston’s sign-stealing scandal from its 2017 World Series-winning campaign. Although they were just over a year removed from winning their own title under Cora in 2018, his first season…...2020
  • • AL Notes: JDM, Red Sox, Astros, Click, Yanks, LeMahieu
    2020
  • • Red Sox docked draft pick, video replay operator suspended for cheating scandal
    2020

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