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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 09, 2019 - 1:33 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: NOW OR NEVER A pair of winner-take-all Game 5s will decide the two NL Division Series. First, the Atlanta Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals at 5:02 p.m. EDT. Then, it's the Washington Nationals at the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning at 8:37 p...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, right, celebrates with teammate Gary Sanchez after their team's 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 07, 2019 - 10:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday night to finish yet another sweep of the Twins and advance to the AL...
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October 06, 2019 - 8:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With all of that October experience, no wonder Justin Turner and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to produce a postseason inning unlike any other: seven runs, all scored with two outs and two strikes. Turner's three-run homer capped a startling and record-setting rally...
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino ponders a question from the media Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis as the team prepares for Game 3 of the American League Division Series baseball playoffs against the Minnesota Twins. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 06, 2019 - 6:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Severino certainly should be fresh when he tries to lead the New York Yankees to yet another Division Series sweep of the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old right-hander didn't make his regular-season debut until Sept. 17, spending most of the year rehabbing a lat muscle...
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Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson, left, forces a fumble by Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler at the goal line during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 06, 2019 - 6:04 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Phillip Lindsay ran for 114 yards, Denver's defense forced three turnovers and the Broncos got their first win under Vic Fangio by defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 20-13 on Sunday. Joe Flacco completed 14 of 20 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as Denver (1-4) raced to a...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) is helped from the field after he was injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm
Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left the game against the Baltimore Ravens after suffering a concussion following a hit to the chin by Baltimore safety Earl Thomas in the third quarter on Sunday. Trailing 17-13 and facing third-and-11 at the Pittsburgh 12 midway through the third quarter,...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles out of the pocket as Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins (96) pressures in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
October 06, 2019 - 5:14 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Rodgers looked quite comfortable at the home of the Dallas Cowboys — again. Green Bay's star quarterback kept his team moving to a big early lead with more dazzling plays at AT&T Stadium, Aaron Jones scored a career-high four touchdowns and the Packers bounced back...
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
October 06, 2019 - 4:07 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers motto is to "Keep Pounding." They did just that on Sunday, finding a running play they liked and exploiting it time and time again. Using a single-back, inside zone run the Panthers piled up 285 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground, and held...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) works in ther pocket against the Washington Redskins during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 06, 2019 - 1:35 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tom Brady picked apart the lowly Washington Redskins, helped the New England Patriots stay unbeaten and climbed past a former NFL star in the record book. Brady threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns, and the Patriots got another strong performance from their defense in a 33-...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn, right, celebrates his touchdown reception with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
October 06, 2019 - 1:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns and the New Orleans beat Tampa Bay 31-24 on Sunday to keep Bridgewater unbeaten in three starts for the Saints this season. With Bridgewater getting increasingly accustomed to playing for the injured Drew Brees, he had...
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