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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Omar Narvaez during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. Narvaez was out at first. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
September 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK ON THE BUMP Trevor Bauer returns to the mound for AL Central champion Cleveland when the Indians host Boston in a potential playoff preview. Bauer has been sidelined with a broken right leg since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio watches his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. Traditional Big Ten powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost out-of-conference games. Slow starts, however, doesn’t mean the conference is out of the national title hunt. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
September 21, 2018 - 2:44 am
Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven't been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads the team onto the field before the start of the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas State, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
September 21, 2018 - 2:42 am
For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday in one of two games between Top 25 teams. The other has No. 7 Stanford at No...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center, celebrates with teammates after they clinched the AL East title Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 11-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 21, 2018 - 1:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx. Mookie Betts and the Red Sox...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit watches his two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 21, 2018 - 1:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit and the New York Yankees set two home run records with one swing of the bat. The brawny first baseman hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field in the second inning Thursday night against Boston, giving the Yankees a major league-record 12 players with at least 10...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after the Browns defeated the New York Jets 21-17 in an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 21, 2018 - 12:48 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) pursues Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) before completing the sack during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati. Atkins has looked super, getting three sacks and plenty of pressures. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
September 21, 2018 - 12:15 am
There have been some classic games between the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. While Sunday's meeting doesn't carry the weight of a playoff contest between two powers, it certainly brings plenty of intrigue. Such as: Are the Dolphins (2-0) real good, and are the Raiders (0-2) pretty bad? The...
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 11:38 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. "This one definitely puts us in a...
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Atlanta Braves from left; bench coach Walt Weiss, manager Brian Snitker, and shortstop Dansby Swanson greet Ender Inciarte (11) at the dugout after scoring on a Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis base hit in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 20, 2018 - 11:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Luca Duda's pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves took an important step toward winning the NL East by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Thursday night. Atlanta leads the second-place Phillies by 6 ½ games following the opening game...
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Cody Reed throws during the first inning against the Miami Marlins in a baseball game in Miami, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
September 20, 2018 - 11:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Cody Reed earned his first major league victory and Scooter Gennett homered and doubled to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. Reed (1-2) scattered five hits and struck out six in six shutout innings. The left-hander joined the starting...
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