We had a high-flying slate in week six with upsets coming from Denver, Atlanta and Tampa Bay, and some wild finishes for Baltimore, Indianapolis and Tennessee. We also got some old-fashioned blowouts from Pittsburgh, Arizona, Miami and Detroit.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers left the Tampa Bay Rays stuck in neutral to start a most strange World Series played amid the pandemic.

As the halfway point of October has come, we near the halfway mark of the NFL season. Week six is up next after a weekend that saw several upset wins, the season's second head coach/general manager firings, as well as another primetime performance for MVP front-runner Russell Wilson. Unfortu…

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy.

SAN DIEGO — Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres hit impressive home runs, Jordan Montgomery and three relievers combined on a three-hitter and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Thursday night to force a deciding fifth game in their AL Division Series.

As spooky season commences, football season is just picking up steam.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee will not be returning to the team's facility Wednesday after two more players tested positive amid the NFL's first COVID-19 outbreak, and the New England Patriots now have canceled practice through Thursday amid reports that a third player has tested positive for…

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — LeBron James woke up from his gameday nap Tuesday and decided it was time to send his Los Angeles Lakers teammates a message.

SAN DIEGO — Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows hit home runs, and Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 to set a postseason record for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Tuesday night to even their AL Division Series at one game apiece.

SAN DIEGO — Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for New York's fourth home run of the game, and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 Monday night in the opener of their AL Division Series at Petco Park.

The NFL has postponed this week's game between New England and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams. ESPN reported on Saturday that Patriots quarterback Cam Newton was among those contracting the disease.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans now know when they are rescheduled to play the Pittsburgh Steelers after the first NFL game postponed by a COVID-19 outbreak.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans find themselves back in a waiting mode, hoping the NFL allows them back inside their headquarters by Tuesday.

And we're off folks. Week three brought exciting matchups and some names that are staking their claim for the MVP. Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and yes, Josh Allen, have all set themselves apart from the pack.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4.

EDMONTON, Alberta — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to accept the Stanley Cup echoed even louder.

When the Los Angeles Clippers got knocked out in the second round of the NBA playoffs, fans just assumed the crosstown Lakers would automatically win the franchise's 17th NBA title. The Lakers had the best record of the final four teams and the two best players remaining in the playoffs.

Another week, another rash of injuries.

It was a compelling week one of the NFL season, with upsets coming from Washington, Jacksonville and Arizona and former MVPs Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Cam Newton grabbing the spotlight. Some other superstars like Tom Brady, Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz still have some fine tuning to do.

It's finally here, y'all. Week one of the NFL season is upon us and to say it's been a trying time to get this far would be underselling it.

It's the biggest fantasy football day of the year, and who wouldn't like a few tips?

NEW YORK — Tom Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75.

Cliff Robinson, an early star in UConn’s rise to power and longtime top sixth man in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 53.

Early in February of 2017, in one of those breakout interviews at the team hotel during Super Bowl week, I had an animated discussion with Marcellus Bennett, then a tight end for the Patriots and one of the more outspoken players in the NFL.

In a typically awkward way, Major League Baseball has been pulled into America’s discussion about racial injustice.

The NHL postponed two days of playoff games Thursday after withering criticism from Black players who said the league was slow to acknowledge the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — An unprecedented NBA walkout over racial injustice postponed a second day of the playoffs Thursday, although players pledged to finish the postseason even as they wrestled with their emotions about wanting to bring change in their communities.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Empty practice fields made for loud and powerful statements at facilities across the NFL.

MILWAUKEE — A trio of Major League Baseball games were postponed Wednesday as players across the sports landscape reacted in the wake of the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday were postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice.

It’s possible to think two things at the same time in response to one thing, even two things at apparent odds with one another.

Like most avid basketball fans, I’ve been reveling in the uncommon luxury of watching NBA playoff games on television in the middle of the day.

ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills are settling for simplicity in calling their home field “Bills Stadium” after they were unable to find a new naming rights partner before the start of the season.

This feels like 'March Madness,' so let's call it 'August Absurdity.'

BUFFALO — The Toronto Blue Jays had their game against Tampa Bay suspended in the fourth inning because of rain Saturday night, a hazard of playing in their temporary outdoor home in Buffalo.

With the Big Ten and Pac-12 both announcing this week their decision to cancel fall sports, the immediate next concern centers on the status of men’s and women’s college basketball.

For years the NBA had contemplated changing up the traditional playoff format and adding a play-in game, with the winner advancing to the playoffs. Like most changes, it was often met with great resistance. As the old adage goes, "If it's not broke, don't fix it."

BUFFALO — In the first major league game in Buffalo since 1915, Travis Shaw hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays settled into their new nest with a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

College football is in disarray. It may stay that way for years to come.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 called off their fall football seasons on Tuesday because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season.

The Big Ten is on the verge of canceling football this fall, a historic move in the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than 5 million people and claimed more than 160,000 lives in the United States.

It was announced Saturday that the Mid-American Conference (MAC) is canceling its fall football schedule, according to watchstadium.com. Due to health/safety concerns for coaches and players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAC will look to bring back its season in the spring of 2021.

It's been a long road to the top for Jordan Hogan. But his climb is still ascending.

Three major sports are back in action. NFL training camps are under way. The PGA Championship is being played in San Francisco. So I can’t think of a better time to ... Column as I see 'em:

HARTFORD, Conn. — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, after other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow players to travel to states with high i…

The NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday directed each division of the association to decide independently by Aug. 21 whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic.

MILWAUKEE — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit.

A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.

ATLANTA — When the New York Mets finally found out Yoenis Céspedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The slugger had opted out of playing the rest of this season.

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