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CHICAGO (AP) — The showers came a little late, but the rain that soaked Wrigley Field and washed out Game 4 of the NL Division Series followed Tuesday’s forecast pretty closely. Instead, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker delivered the biggest surprise of the day. Baker announced after...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One by one under the spotlights, the Vegas Golden Knights skated up to take their place behind a first responder to the shooting massacre. The arena then illuminated the victims’ names in gold on the ice during 58 seconds of silence. Hockey seemed distant and unimportant to...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell after losing their second straight American League Division Series. The Red Sox announced the move Wednesday less than 48 hours after they were eliminated from the playoffs with a 5-4 loss to the Houston Astros. Farrell’s contract...
CHICAGO (AP) — Case Keenum gave the Vikings the lift they needed, and that was just enough to spoil Mitchell Trubisky’s highly anticipated debut. Keenum led three second-half scoring drives after Sam Bradford’s troublesome left knee flared up again, and the Minnesota Vikings beat Trubisky and...
CHICAGO (AP) — A year after their historic championship, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs are fighting for another memorable October. Rizzo blooped a tiebreaking single into left field with two outs in the eighth and the Cubs overcame Max Scherzer’s brilliant performance to beat the Washington...
PHOENIX (AP) — Led by a big Japanese right-hander and a rookie from just down the road, the Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the NL Championship Series. Cody Bellinger homered, drove in two runs and flipped over a dugout railing to steal an out for a dominant Yu Darvish, helping the...
BOSTON — Hours after Philadelphia and Joel Embiid agreed on a five-year extension worth $148 million, Boston had no trouble with the 76ers and led wire-to-wire during preseason action on Monday night. Semi Ojeleye scored 16 for Boston, which led by as many as 34. Ben Simmons scored 15 for the...
Colorado Avalanche center Colin Wilson (22) and Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) grapple as they hit the boards in the first period on Monday afternoon in Boston. AP Photo/Steven Senne
BOSTON (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are heading into their home opener feeling pretty good. Another win in Boston certainly helped. Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Nail Yakupov scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche continued their recent success in Boston with a 4-0 win over the...
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, right, celebrates with Greg Bird after hitting a solo home run against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday in New York. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees are headed back to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5 — thanks to plenty of help from the Indians. Severino rebounded from his playoff debacle, Judge delivered a big hit and the Yankees took advantage of shoddy defense by Cleveland...
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia sits alone in the dugout after the Houston Astros eliminated the Red Sox 5-4 in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, in Boston. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt. No matter, they were already soaked from celebratory...

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