BUFFALO — J.D. Martinez and Hunter Renfroe connected back-to-back as the Boston Red Sox won a home run derby, beating Toronto 7-4 Wednesday night in the Blue Jays' final game at their temporary Buffalo home.

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays were given approval from the Canadian government on Friday for an exemption on border restrictions that would allow them to play in Canada later this month.

OTTAWA — The Toronto Blue Jays' return to their home ballpark is “trending in a very good direction,” Canada's deputy chief public health officer said Thursday.

After a year’s absence due to COVID-19, the MLB All-Star game returns Tuesday at Coors Field in Denver.

July 4, 1961. The New York Yankees were a game behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League with a doubleheader scheduled at Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were chasing Babe Ruth's home run record and Whitey Ford was ready to pitch for the Yanks.

The Toronto Blue Jays are opening Sahlen Field to full capacity, consistent with New York State Department of Health guidelines announced last Tuesday, effective immediately.

This has been, if you’ll forgive a time-honored cliche, the best and worst of times for pitchers in Major League Baseball.

I’ve said for years that the NFL’s division round is the most compelling of the playoffs. You have eight teams in four highly competitive games, which tends to produce some of the most memorable moments in the postseason.

DENVER — Nikola Jokic was selected with the 41st draft pick when he entered the NBA seven years ago.

The Toronto Blue Jays will be extending their stay at their adopted home in Buffalo, New York, through July 21.

The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl title against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when Tampa Bay hosts the league’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 9.

It’s difficult to fathom now, after all the wins and championships and Halls of Fame. But there was a time, as a young girl newly arrived in Niagara Falls, when Tara VanDerveer told her parents she was finished with basketball. She said she was too old.

INDIANAPOLIS — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title.

Last summer, Marty Shimmel took me out golfing with Jack Armstrong and Jay Skurski at Niagara Falls Country Club. Shimmel is the media chairman for the Porter Cup, one of the real good guys in local sports.

NORMAN, Okla. — A member of the crew doing a live stream video of the Norman High-Midwest City's girls basketball game on Thursday night can be heard using a racial slur and foul language in comments aimed at NHS players who knelt during the pre-game national anthem

LOS ANGELES — Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in suburban Los Angeles and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. His condition wasn't yet clear.

The voters have spoken: They wanted LeBron James of the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers to be an All-Star captain, again.

A new era has come about in the sports world and it's starting with a more inclusive culture.

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts.

LOS ANGELES — Tommy Lasorda looked on from a suite at Globe Life Field in Texas, watching as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the World Series in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

LOS ANGELES — Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93.

Floyd Little, the versatile running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 78.

Through plenty of potholes, seas of empty seats and enough piped-in crowd noise to make broadcasts sound like sitcom laugh tracks, the NFL is about to put the wacky and worrisome 2020 season in its rearview.

The playoffs are just around the corner, so squads are gearing up for stretch runs. The AFC is looking as deep as ever, as Kansas City, Buffalo and Pittsburgh all have 11 wins while Tennessee, Indianapolis and Cleveland each have 10.

The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side’s executive board and Canadian health officials.

A bill being introduced Thursday by four Democratic lawmakers would grant college athletes sweeping rights to compensation, including a share of the revenue generated by their sports, and create a federal commission to oversee college athletics.

Week 14 will go down as the week Buffalo rose up as an AFC powerhouse, knocking off Pittsburgh on a primetime stage. More on that game later.

STANFORD, Calif. — Tara VanDerveer and Tennessee's Pat Summitt planned home-and-home series whenever their schedules allowed, two power programs in opposite regions of the country ready to test their teams against a fellow great. Ready to challenge themselves as coaches, too.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don't know to what or when.

The longest week in NFL history is finally over, as Pittsburgh beat Baltimore's JV/COVID squad to reach 11-0. It was a key win, as the AFC has Kansas City at 10-1 and three 8-3 teams in Buffalo, Cleveland and Tennessee.

Last Saturday, the Clemson Tigers made the trip to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles in a game many thought would get ugly as Clemson pounded Florida State. The game ultimately did not happen, but things still got ugly as Florida State elected not to play because a Clemson p…

Turkey Day is here, so you know it's time to grub out and enjoy a few NFL games. But first, let's look back on Week 11, during which Pittsburgh moved to a perfect 10-0.

What a wild Week 10 we had. Don't worry, we'll get to the Buffalo-Arizona finish, but first let's talk about the cream rising to the top in both conferences. Pittsburgh dismantled Cincinnati to get to 9-0, putting pressure on division leaders Kansas City, Buffalo and Indianapolis.

The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball.

We were able to reach the NFL's midpoint in week nine and it sure was invigorating. Pittsburgh nearly wrecked its chances at a perfect season, but Ben Roethlisberger put together an MVP-level performance to vanquish Dallas.

Week eight will be remembered for being upset central. For Atlanta, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Minnesota and Miami, these squads all probably had your parlays out of whack this weekend.

We're about half way home, folks. Week seven was highlighted by great games, led by Pittsburgh outlasting Tennessee in a battle of undefeateds. There were more wild finishes for Detroit and Philadelphia, but we really saw the cream rise to the top.

ARLINGTON, Texas — No dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Walker Buehler pitched in the World Series like the Los Angeles Dodgers' aces of old.

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.

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