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Rays strike first with 3-1 win in opener of wild-card series against Blue Jays

Wednesday  05:21,   30 september 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays experimented Tuesday with an unusual pitching setup that almost worked. The bats were much too quiet though for the plan to succeed. Tampa Bay's Blake Snell allowed one hit over 5 2/3 innings and the... >>>

Twins drop Game 1 to Astros for 17th straight playoff loss

Wednesday  05:21,   30 september 2020

The Minnesota Twins' postseason skid extended to 17 consecutive losses - dating back to 2004 - with their Game 1 defeat to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Houston didn't take the lead until the ninth inning of the wild-card matchup to mount a >>>

'You have to be ready': Oilers' Draisaitl prepares for uncertain season

Wednesday  05:20,   30 september 2020

Leon Draisaitl is used to fine tuning his game and building chemistry with his Edmonton Oilers teammates at this time of the year. The star forward is usually wrapping up pre-season hockey by the end of September. But this is 2020. This year,... >>>

Louisville's Mack calls out Calipari, Kentucky in Twitter video

Wednesday  05:20,   30 september 2020

The Louisville-Kentucky rivalry just got a little bit spicier. Louisville head coach Chris Mack said in a video on Tuesday that he's not avoiding the annual "Battle of the Bluegrass" game against Kentucky. The 50-year-old added that his school... >>>

Rays strike first with 3-1 win in opener of wild-card series against Blue Jays

Wednesday  05:16,   30 september 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays experimented Tuesday with an unusual pitching setup that almost worked. The bats were much too quiet though for the plan to succeed. Tampa Bay's Blake Snell allowed one hit over 5 2/3 innings and the... >>>

Split decisions: Answering this week's pressing MMA questions

Wednesday  04:25,   30 september 2020

In "Split decisions," theScore's Nick Baldwin weighs in on the hottest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, UFC president Dana White revealed plans to book a welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. Multiple reports... >>>

Tony Jefferson visiting with Colts

Wednesday  03:36,   30 september 2020

Free-agent safety Tony Jefferson is on his way to Indianapolis for a visit with the Colts, the veteran said to NFL reporter Josina Anderson. While the visit is scheduled for Friday, no workout is currently planned, Anderson adds. Jefferson was... >>>

Rookie Smith hopes to build on successful Thorns debut

Wednesday  03:36,   30 september 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Thorns rookie Sophia Smith laughs when she recalls the conversation with her dad back in high school about her blossoming soccer career. The No. 1 pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft and U.S. national team... >>>

NBA Podcast: Finals preview, and Doc's Clippers demise

Wednesday  03:36,   30 september 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of "Pound the Rock," an NBA podcast hosted by Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond. Find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify. Topics for this episode include: The end of the Clippers' Doc... >>>

Manfred: New extra-inning rule has 'best chance of surviving' into 2021

Wednesday  03:33,   30 september 2020

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred believes at least one of the new rules implemented during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season could carry over when things return to normal. MLB attempted to shorten regular-season games amid health and... >>>

As Lakers know well, Pat Riley has built Miami Heat to win now with his competitive fire, vision

Wednesday  03:32,   30 september 2020

Pat Riley is back in the NBA Finals, where his Heat will face the Lakers, a team he coached to four championships during the Showtime era.Michael Jordan dubs Bubba Wallace the first driver of his new NASCAR... >>>

Gase focused on delivering Jets a win, not 'wasted energy'

Wednesday  03:32,   30 september 2020

NEW YORK — Adam Gase is doing all he can to tune out all the negative talk and criticisms aimed directly at him. And there's lots of it. With the New York Jets off to a second straight 0-3 start, the heat is on the head coach in a major way. But >>>

Lamoriello juggles keeping Isles intact and signing Barzal

Wednesday  03:26,   30 september 2020

Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello is hoping he can keep his roster mostly intact while knowing he still must re-sign star forward Mathew Barzal, despite having limited room under the NHL’s flat salary cap. In saying he’s exploring every... >>>

Amartey, Mendy help Rodgers fight off Leicester's Ndidi dependency

Wednesday  03:06,   30 september 2020

Injury to the Nigeria international has opened the door for two undervalued assets to revitalize their Foxes' careersThe Foxes winning in such dominant fashion will no doubt have filled him with glee, but there is no less desirable state for a... >>>

NASCAR championship-winning crew chief Knaus gets VP job

Wednesday  03:06,   30 september 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chad Knaus will move into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports after the season, ending his crew chief career after a record-tying seven NASCAR championships. Hendrick on Tuesday announced Knaus will become vice-president of >>>