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MLB clinching tracker: Magic numbers, scenarios and today's key games

September 28, 2018 - 10:52pm
The Central, West and one wild-card spot are still up for grabs in the NL. Here's what you need to know as the hunt for the postseason plays out.

Confident Fultz scores 14 in preseason opener

September 28, 2018 - 9:47pm
Markelle Fultz hit a 17-foot jump shot, his longest attempt of the game, and scored 14 points for the Sixers on Friday in their preseason debut. A shoulder injury curtailed the 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick's rookie campaign.

Hayward: First game back a win despite C's loss

September 28, 2018 - 9:23pm
Gordon Hayward scored 10 points in his first game in nearly a year for the Celtics, who fell to the Hornets 104-97 in their NBA preseason opener.

Ancajas retains world title with a draw against Santiago

September 28, 2018 - 9:02pm
Junior bantamweight world titleholder Jerwin Ancajas had a tough time against a game Alejandro Santiago, but escaped with a draw.

Yankees to host WC game, equal record for HRs

September 28, 2018 - 7:49pm
The Yankees hit four home runs for the second straight game Friday night to reach 264 on the year and pull even with the 1997 Mariners for the most long balls in a season in MLB history.

Ollie hit with ethics charge, faces show cause

September 28, 2018 - 6:39pm
The NCAA has levied an unethical conduct charge and other violations against former Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie that could lead to a lengthy show-cause penalty, six months after the university fired him.

Yelich stars with brother, out of Marines, on hand

September 28, 2018 - 6:39pm
Shortly after Cameron Yelich -- who was recently honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps -- threw out the first pitch to his brother, Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer as the Brewers beat the Tigers on Friday night.

Wright makes first Mets appearance since 2016

September 28, 2018 - 5:58pm
David Wright made his first appearance in the major leagues since 2016 as a pinch hitter on Friday night.

Can Cubs capture the crown? With the big three, they say anything is possible

September 28, 2018 - 5:45pm
The Cubs know that they can do damage in October with proven postseason performers Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Cole Hamels.

Wolves' Gibson: Butler demand 'like right hook'

September 28, 2018 - 5:44pm
Jimmy Butler's longtime teammates Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose say they didn't see his trade demand coming and that while they hope Butler and the Timberwolves can find a middle ground, they will support Butler moving forward.

Breaking down the Charlotte starting lineup

September 28, 2018 - 4:24pm
Kurt Busch captured his fourth pole of the season, and AJ Allmendinger will start second. Take a look through the field for Sunday's Cup race.

Home of Rams WR Woods burglarized during win

September 28, 2018 - 3:36pm
Burglars broke into Rams receiver Robert Woods' home and stole property during Thursday night's home win over the Vikings, less than a month after the home of Dodgers star Yasiel Puig was burglarized for the fourth time in the last 18 months.

Lakers trying 6-9 Kuzma at center for first time

September 28, 2018 - 3:31pm
The Lakers are trying different small-ball lineups in training camp, including utilizing the 6-foot-9 Kyle Kuzma at center for the first time since he was in high school.

Thompson: Juve wants to be great in Europe but must beat Napoli first

September 28, 2018 - 3:27pm
Juve needs to prove it belongs with the European elite. Napoli longs to defeat Juve. They face off in Serie A's biggest match of the season so far.

Weekly Reader: Beasts of the West

September 28, 2018 - 1:04pm
The Cup has been won by a team from the East the past few years, but it's the Western Conference that seems tougher than ever heading into the 2018-19 season.

Ever the MVP, Stewart steps up to lift U.S. to World Cup semis

September 28, 2018 - 12:38pm
Team USA has always had a few players who can step up to lift even their fellow superstars. Breanna Stewart is that player for the U.S. in Spain.

Here's how we would rank top issues in NASCAR

September 28, 2018 - 12:22pm
From scheduling to streaming services, here are seven critical issues that Steve Phelps needs to tackle when he takes over as NASCAR president this Monday.

If the U.S. wants to win, it needs to bench Phil Mickelson

September 28, 2018 - 12:19pm
It won't be easy for Mickelson to hear. But for the good of Team USA, it's time for him to sit until his singles match on Sunday, writes Kevin Van Valkenburg.

Steelers' Brown on start: 'Watch the tape'

September 28, 2018 - 11:50am
"My statistics are already there. I've already done everything from a statistical point. Obviously, it's out of my control. I can't throw it to myself. But what's important is we continue to win," Steelers receiver Antonio Brown said Friday.

Giants rule out Vernon, Apple, Engram vs. Saints

September 28, 2018 - 11:50am
The Giants have ruled out five players for Sunday's game vs. the Saints, including linebacker Olivier Vernon, cornerback Eli Apple and tight end Evan Engram.