National Sports

Perez, Franco homer as Royals beat Tigers 8-7

Sep 24, 2020

Salvador Perez hit a three-run home run, Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7

Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins

Sep 24, 2020

Different team, familiar result for Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Jacksonville Jaguars

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

Sep 24, 2020

Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 114-108 in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep 24, 2020

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York

Astros magic number 1 for AL playoff spot after win at Texas

Sep 24, 2020

The Astros are on the verge of clinching the American League's last playoff spot

Hays, Orioles bash Red Sox 13-1 to avoid last in AL East

Sep 24, 2020

José Iglesias, Pat Valaika and Austin Hays homered, and Alex Cobb pitched seven effective innings to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Boston Red Sox 13-1 in a struggle for last place in the AL East

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

Sep 24, 2020

Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first postseason spot since 2016, beating the Yankees 4-1 and further damaging New York’s chances of hosting a first-round playoff series

Brown, Watkins have big nights in UAB's 42-10 win

Sep 24, 2020

Spencer Brown rushed for three touchdowns in setting a UAB career record, fellow senior Austin Watkins Jr. had a career-high 183 yards receiving with a score, and the Blazers defeated South Alabama 42-10

Pac-12 football to start Nov. 6; Mt. West targets Oct. 24

Sep 24, 2020

The Pac-12 has set a Nov. 6 start date for a seven-game football season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic

Indians beat Chisox for 4-game sweep, playoff seeds at stake

Sep 24, 2020

José Ramírez delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 for a four-game sweep in a matchup of playoff-bound teams

LEADING OFF: NL playoff race wide open, AL nearly locked in

Sep 24, 2020

Eight teams in the National League are vying for four available postseason spots heading into the regular season’s final weekend, and Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty can get St. Louis a crucial win in the opener of a doubleheader against Milwaukee

Chirinos homers as Mets maintain playoff hopes, top Nats 3-2

Sep 24, 2020

Robinson Chirinos homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night to keep their flickering postseason hopes alive

Loyd scores 20 points, Storm beat Lynx for 2-0 series lead

Sep 24, 2020

Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-79 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA semifinal series

MLB moving amateur draft to All-Star week in July

Sep 24, 2020

Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to the All-Star break beginning next season

Giants lose 5-4 to Rockies, miss chance in NL wild-card race

Sep 24, 2020

Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to keep contending San Francisco from gaining ground in the NL wild-card race by beating the Giants 5-4