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MAJOR LEAGUE WILD-CARD PLAYOFF GAMES: American League: Baffled by the beard

posted: 10/07/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros defied expectations all season long. Facing his biggest test yet, the bearded ace beat the odds and the Yankees again.

MAJOR LEAGUE WILD-CARD PLAYOFF GAMES: National League: Bucs-Cubs a do-or-cry showdown

posted: 10/07/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The hot, young talent. The emerging ace with the electric stuff. The relentlessly upbeat manager. The giddy relief that comes with washing away years of futility.

Commentary: What was ref thinking? Take your pick

posted: 10/07/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

We've all seen the replays.

MLB Notes

posted: 10/07/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

METS Harvey caught in traffic NEW YORK -- Matt Harvey finally made it to the New York Mets workout, and he had an explanation plenty of New Yorkers could understand -- he was stuck in traffic.

Mickelson's experience, emotion come in handy

posted: 10/07/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Phil Mickelson studied the line of the putt from both sides, and then he stood over an imaginary golf ball about halfway to the hole and gently swung his putter to make sure he had the right read.

Second Thoughts: Robinson's mementos go on block

posted: 10/07/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock native Brooks Robinson has decided to put more than 200 items from his Hall of Fame baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles up for auction.

Off the wire

posted: 10/07/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

FOOTBALL Cowboys' Hardy back Greg Hardy has returned from a four-game suspension over his role in a domestic violence case, and the Dallas defensive end is making it clear that his focus is on football.

Astros, Keuchel embrace chance

posted: 10/06/2015 3:14 a.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK -- For Dallas Keuchel, pitching on three days' rest for the Houston Astros in the American League wild-card game is one more chance to prove a season's worth of doubters wrong.


posted: 10/06/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Houston Astros at New York Yankees 7:08 p.m. Central, ESPN

NFL: Dolphins fire Philbin, name Campbell interim coach

posted: 10/06/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

MIAMI -- New Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell said he believes his underachieving team needs to show more aggressiveness that stops just short of dirty play, and he looks forward to breaking up a few fights in practice.

Seahawks escape as flag doesn't fly

posted: 10/06/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE -- With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks.

MLB notes

posted: 10/06/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Sabathia heads to rehab

NFL notes

posted: 10/06/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

RB Dunbar out for season

NFL WEEK 4: 80-yard TD dusts Dallas in overtime

posted: 10/05/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees hit C.J. Spiller with a short pass that the running back turned into an 80-yard touchdown -- the 400th of the Saints quarterback's career -- on the second play of overtime and New Orleans won for the first time this season, 26-20 over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

Rangers celebrate unanticipated title

posted: 10/05/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

ARLINGTON, Texas -- First-year Manager Jeff Banister stood in a corner of the Texas Rangers clubhouse watching players celebrate, with champagne spraying all over the place.




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