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September

25
Toronto Blue Jays clinch playoff spot

The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2016 with Thursday’s 4-1 victory over the Yankees at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, N.Y., and now the real fun begins. While Ryu and contributions from the young core perfectly fit the Blue Jays’ plan to return to the postseason, so many other parts to this story don’t. This will be the first and, hopefully, the last time that Toronto clinches with just its 30th victory of a shortened season, and no one ever expected this celebration to take place in Buffalo. It might all […]

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September

24
Lakers look to retake control in Game 4 vs. Nuggets

The Los Angeles Lakers seek to take another commanding lead while the Denver Nuggets try to avoid another huge hole when the clubs meet in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. The third-seeded Nuggets got back into familiar territory — a 2-1 series deficit — when they held off a late Lakers rally for a 114-106 triumph in Game 3 on Tuesday night. They have lost Game 4 in each of their first two series versus Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers, however, to fall behind […]

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September

23
Ramirez, Indians clinch playoff spot with victory over WSox

With one sweet swing, José Ramírez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramírez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason berth Tuesday night. Ramírez’s drive to right off José Ruiz scored César Hernández and Francisco Lindor, setting off a wild celebration at home plate as the Indians reached the postseason for the fourth time in five years. “Once I hit it, I knew it was a home run because I got it […]

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September

22
Wildman Jack Returns to Santa Anita for Eddie D

Racing’s homebred Wildman Jack will return to a familiar course and distance Sept. 25 when he takes the rail position in the $200,000 Eddie D Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park. Run at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf, the Eddie D will have Wildman Jack back in the setting of his May 23 Daytona Stakes (G3T) victory. The 4-year-old Goldencents  gelding eked out a nose triumph that day, the same margin he lost by when running the same course and distance in an allowance optional claiming event last October. One start prior to the Daytona, Wildman Jack won the Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint (G3) over […]

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September

21
Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot

Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second consecutive postseason berth with an 8-1 triumph over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Twins are guaranteed at least a wild-card berth. They trail the Chicago White Sox by three games in the AL Central with six games to play. The White Sox have eight games left. ”It’s special in there,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. ”You only get so many opportunities to earn something like that, to celebrate it. We’re going to celebrate every time we have the opportunity. The guys are ready. They’re just ready to see what comes next. […]

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September

18
Rays earn AL playoff spot with doubleheader sweep of Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays clinched a return trip to the postseason, using a strong pitching performance to defeat the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a doubleheader before cranking up the offense in a 10-6 triumph Thursday night that completed the sweep. In the opener, Blake Snell and Diego Castillo combined on a three-hitter in a 3-1 win. Needing a sweep to get into the AL playoffs for the second year in a row, the Rays got homers from Willy Adames, Hunter Renfroe and Joey Wendle before using a four-run fifth inning to take a 10-6 lead. Earning a playoff […]

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September

17
Djokovic back to winning ways in Rome

Novak Djokovic turned the page on his contentious U.S. Open exit and started his claycourt season with a convincing 6-3 6-2 triumph over wildcard Salvatore Caruso in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. The world number one was disqualified in New York after unintentionally hitting a line judge with a ball during his fourth round match versus Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. Djokovic’s frustration boiled over after dropping his serve versus Carreno Busta in the opening set at Flushing Meadows but 10 days on in Rome he did not face a single break point in an imperious display […]

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September

16
INEOS in link to Mercedes Formula 1 buy-in

Ineos could move from team sponsor to team owner with the Daily Mail reporting that the company is ‘close to signing a £700million deal’ to buy the Mercedes F1 team. Earlier this year Ineos, one of the world’s largest chemical producers, teamed up with Mercedes in a five-year contract. At the time Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff called the deal a “partnership”, not a sponsorship, and one that was worth £100m to the Formula 1 team. However, it now looks as if all that could develop ownership. According to the Daily Mail, Ineos has agreed to buy ’70 per […]

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September

15
Surging Yankees ready to battle Blue Jays

Thanks to an expanded playoff field, the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees are in the mix for one of the eight postseason places in the American League. They will be looking to strengthen and even improve their positions in the race beginning Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. New York (26-21) holds down the seventh spot, which gets a best-of-three versus the second-best team in the AL, which presently is the 30-17 Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees own a comfortable lead for one of the wild-card spots after outscoring the Baltimore Orioles 21-3 in a four-game sweep over the […]

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September

14
Mighty Heart, 1-eyed longshot, takes $1-million Queen’s Plate

Daisuke Fukumoto and Mighty Heart ran away with the $1-million Queen’s Plate on Saturday. Fukumoto took his one-eyed mount to the lead from the start, then surged to a stunning 7 1/2-length triumph in the opening leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Racetrack. Mighty Heart, a 13/1 longshot, lost an eye in a paddock accident with his mother as a foal. His winning time of 2:01.98 was the second-fastest since 1957 when the Plate was first run at the new Woodbine at its current distance. That effort was second only to Izvestia (2:01 4/5 in 1990). But […]

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