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Big Papi back in World Series after ignoring naysayers

David Ortiz missed nearly half of last year’s disastrous Red Sox season with a heel injury. Then he was sidelined with it throughout spring training and the start of this …


Cardinals, Red Sox set to renew October rivalry

Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the …


Leyland stepping down

Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland …


Avalanche top Penguins to keep rolling

NHL: Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots for his second shutout in 11 days and the Colorado Avalanche edged the Penguins 1-0 in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored …


Penguins edge Canucks in shootout

NHL: Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round of the shootout, Marc-Andre Fleury made the deciding stop on Ryan Kesler and the Pittsburgh Penguins stayed unbeaten at home after a …


Cardinals rough up Kershaw, head to World Series

Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series — not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year.


Despite late rally, Cardinals can’t close out NLCS

Despite a breathtaking ninth-inning rally, the St. Louis Cardinals fanned on their first chance to close out the N.L. Championship Series for the second straight season.


Judge dismisses city of San Jose’s case against MLB

The city of San Jose’s antitrust claims against Major League Baseball were dismissed Friday by a federal judge, who allowed the city to pursue allegations of contract interference in connection …


Pirates not content with breakout season

The Streak, the one that loomed over the Pittsburgh Pirates for two ignominious decades, is dead. Over. Done. Discarded. Smashed by an improbable summer and a thrilling fall. Now what?


A’s on verge of moving on to ALCS

DETROIT – The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination – and simmering with frustration. Brandon Moss, …


Never-say-die Rays ready for Game 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the A.L. division series. Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of …


Wacha subdues Pirates

PITTSBURGH – Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday and …


Americans grow lead at Presidents Cup

Golf: The Americans are assured of being in the lead going into the final round of the rain-plagued Presidents Cup. Zach Johnson holed out from the 15th fairway for eagle …


MLB claims A-Rod lawsuit a violation

Baseball: Major League Baseball calls Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit against the sport a “clear violation” of the confidentiality provisions of the league’s drug program. The Yankees third baseman sued MLB and …


Tigers keep Peralta on postseason roster

All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta is on the Detroit Tigers roster for the A.L. division series against the Oakland Athletics. Nearly a week ago he completed his 50-game suspension for ties …


Price pitches Rays past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – The first person David Price looked for after pitching the Tampa Bay Rays into the playoffs was third baseman Evan Longoria. Price yelled after the two locked …


Chicago Cubs fire Sveum

Baseball: The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Dale Sveum after the team finished last in the N.L. Central for the first time in seven years. The Cubs closed the campaign …


Blanchette: From Wedge on up, there are no heroes in this movie

SEATTLE – Just how desperate for a hero is the baseball community here? This much: By default, civic sentiment awarded the gold star for character this weekend to a manager …


M’s shelled in season finale

SEATTLE – Eric Wedge gathered his team together one last time, thanked them for their effort and sent the Seattle Mariners into another offseason of change. Yet again, the Mariners …


Martin claims third win at cycling worlds

Cycling: Tony Martin of Germany won his third straight title in the individual time trial at the road cycling world championships while Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins finished second. Martin completed …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2013

Smoak’s 3-run HR nearly ends Royals’ playoff hopes

When Seattle’s Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals’ chances for a win and perhaps a postseason appearance were in …


Pirates headed to playoffs

The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago …


Martinez hit sinks Mariners in Detroit

Seattle manager Eric Wedge intentionally walked Victor Martinez twice — and still watched his team lose on an extra-base hit by the Detroit slugger.


Cabrera homers, Tigers beat Mariners

Miguel Cabrera homered, Austin Jackson hit a two-run single and the Detroit Tigers held on despite a short-handed bullpen, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.


Nationals-Braves postpone game

The Washington Nationals postponed Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves following shootings at the nearby Navy Yard. The game was rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader today.


Villar homers on 1st pitch, Astros rout M’s

Jonathan Villar homered on the first pitch of the game and the Houston Astros coasted to a 13-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.


U.S. takes Walker Cup lead

Golf: NCAA champion Max Homa beat Max Orrin 5 and 3 and the United States won the first six singles matches Saturday in the Walker Cup to take an 8-4 …


Ryno back at Wrigley

Ryne Sandberg grinned the whole time. On a hot, sweaty day in Chicago, the Hall of Famer looked nice and cool. Back at Wrigley Field for the first time as …


Mariners end 6-game skid with win over Houston

Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run homer after Nick Franklin gave Seattle an early lead with a solo shot and the Mariners held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston …


Walker set to make debut for Seattle on Friday

Top prospect Taijuan Walker will make his major league debut for Seattle on Friday, taking on the Houston Astros less than three weeks after turning 21.