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AP Top 25: No. 24 Northwestern ranked after winning division

The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. The Wildcats (6-4) were No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of the Top … Continue reading AP Top 25: No. 24 Northwestern ranked after winning division

AP sources: Notre Dame QB Wimbush to start for ailing Book

No. 3 Notre Dame will start quarterback Brandon Wimbush against Florida State on Saturday for Ian Book, who is nursing an undisclosed injury, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Book is not expected to play after taking a hit to the back and ribs last week against Northwestern, according to the … Continue reading AP sources: Notre Dame QB Wimbush to start for ailing Book

BOSTON | Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chis Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Boston said Sale reported the illness earlier in the day … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness

NEW YORK | Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldn’t wait to get back home. Now, that’s exactly where they’re staying. CC Sabathia became the latest pitcher to put New York in an early hole as rookie manager Aaron Boone again stuck with his starter too long, and the Yankees fell just short of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Los Angeles leads by 1½ games and will go for a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium when rookie Walker Buehler (7-5, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: BOSOX BUBBLY? The Red Sox can clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium with a single win during their three-game series — in 2016, Boston locked up the division while playing on the home field of its archrival. Ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi pitches against J.A. Happ in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New … Continue reading BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

NEW YORK | Smirk, shouts as Gray, Yanks flop in 7-5 loss to lowly O’s

NEW YORK — Booed as he walked off the Yankee Stadium mound in the third inning, Sonny Gray smiled. A few moments later, third base coach Phil Nevin screamed at players in the New York dugout. The Yankees headed to their four-game series at Fenway Park after perhaps their worst performance this season, a 7-5 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Smirk, shouts as Gray, Yanks flop in 7-5 loss to lowly O’s