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Yankees clinch wild card with 3-2, 11-inning win over Orioles

The Yankees are back in the postseason, though not the way they wanted. Aaron Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning, and New York clinched an A.L. wild card with a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.

Atlanta Braves clinch first N.L. East crown since 2013

The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first N.L. East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Steve Stricker, Brandt Jobe tied for Sanford International in Sioux Falls

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event. After matching Jerry Smith and David McKenzie with first-round 7-under 63s, Striker and Jobe each shot 67 to get to 10-under 130 at Minnehaha Country Club.

Jess McDonald’s 2 goals lead Courage to 3-0 win over the Thorns

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was a bit of revenge for the Courage, who lost 1-0 to the Thorns in last year’s final.

Gonzaga basketball in wait-and-see mode with NCAA rules changes

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Four Zags – Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Zach Norvell Jr. and Brandon Clarke – have tested the NBA waters after the program’s second trip to the Final Four in three seasons. Hachimura leads the way as a projected lottery pick and Tillie is considered a late first-round selection.

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory. Woods played the most dynamic golf he has all year with six birdies in his opening seven holes, building as much as a five-shot lead before he cooled off for a 5-under 65 and a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. He has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational.

John Isner a new pop while playing at the Laver Cup

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

John Isner, the tall American with the blistering serve, has added a new role in the last week. He’s a dad. His wife gave birth a week ago to their first child, a daughter, an experience Isner described as “the best moment of my life for sure.”

Anthony Joshua stops Alexander Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the second round, sent Povetkin to the canvas midway through the seventh and was unloading a flurry of punches before the referee stepped in to end the fight.

U.S. beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup opener

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to help the U.S. beat Senegal 87-67 in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s Basketball World Cup. The two teams played six days ago and the Americans cruised to a 51-point victory.

Arizona State travels to No. 10 Washington in Pac-12 opener

Coach Herm Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils’ first loss of the season. It was a quick assessment knowing how quickly the Sun Devils needed to move before their conference opener on Saturday night at No. 10 Washington. Edwards’ Pac-12 debut comes in one of toughest places to play in the conference.
The Press Box, with Larry Weir