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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers (50) throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Associated Press
September 16, 2020 - 4:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — Mike Fiers threw six sharp innings before turning it over to a lights-out bullpen and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game skid against the Colorado Rockies with a 3-1 win Wednesday. Next up, a well-earned day off for the Athletics, who have played 16 games in 13 days. They...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) during overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 16, 2020 - 2:44 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jon Cooper might have reacted differently five years ago to losing in double overtime in Tampa Bay's first chance to move on to the Stanley Cup Final, sulking with his head down and kicking the nearest soda can. That's not his or his team's reaction now. Sure, the Lightning...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Penn State running back Journey Brown (4) celebrates his third quarter touchdown run against Rutgers during an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)
Associated Press
September 16, 2020 - 2:13 pm
Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference ran a reverse...
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Steven Jackson
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Paul Ihander
September 16, 2020 - 11:26 am
Las Vegas native Steven Jackson on the list of first-time players eligible for induction into the Pro Football HOF in the class of 2021.
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Mookie Betts
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Paul Ihander
September 16, 2020 - 11:05 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers say they will hold 2021 Spring Training in Arizona, with a 30-game schedule.
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Tiger Woods is interviewed during practices before the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Associated Press
September 16, 2020 - 7:25 am
By now, Tiger Woods should have had a chance to defend his Masters title. By now, there should be an answer for his rabid fans about just how much time they should devote to cheering him on in the U.S. Open. But in a year where answers are hard to come from anywhere, there isn’t a simple one about...
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) is pressured by Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) as he drives with the ball during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Associated Press
September 16, 2020 - 12:26 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Just about everyone had L.A. vs. L.A. written in for the Western Conference finals. Then along came the resilient Denver Nuggets, who crashed the party. Behind Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets advanced to the conference finals for the first time since 2009...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, right, celebrates their win over the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Associated Press
September 16, 2020 - 12:01 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic picked out two birthday presents for his coach. He just didn't know which one he would be wrapping. “Before the game I told him, 'Coach, I’m going to give you a really good present — I'm going to get you home or I'm going to get you to the conference...
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New York Islanders celebrate a game winning goal on 9-15-20
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Associated Press
September 15, 2020 - 10:54 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Islanders forward Jordan Eberle knew exactly what to do upon seeing teammate and captain Anders Lee pounce on the loose puck once Tampa Bay’s Kevin Shattenkirk whiffed on his shot from the right point. Eberle raced up the middle, drove to the net and converted Lee’s pass to...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run against the San Diego Padres starting pitcher Zach Davies in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)
Associated Press
September 15, 2020 - 10:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After Tony Gonsolin quieted San Diego’s bats for seven innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers still weren't in the clear until Kenley Jansen got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth. Jansen struck out Wil Myers and rookie Jake Cronenworth — both of whom hit grand slams this year — to...
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