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Boston Red Sox Clinch Playoff Berth for 2017 MLB Postseason

Boston has battled with the archrival New York Yankees throughout much of the campaign but has remained in first place in the American League East for the stretch run. While they haven’t clinched the division yet, this marks the second straight year Morning sports update: Hanley Ramirez has been following …

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WSH@ATL: Snitker on team’s bullpen allowing six runs

About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations into an independent technology company. Major League …

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Eli Manning stays on the high road

Unexpected storylines emerge all the time in the NFL. For Week Two, the lingering talking points came from Ezekiel Elliott going too easy after a turnover — and from Ben McAdoo going too hard on Eli Manning. McAdoo continues to absorb criticism for …Manning on McAdoo criticism: ‘He knows I can …

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Kurtenbach: Why Jared Goff’s early success should excite — yes, excite — 49ers fans

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is photographed during press conference at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday, September 11, 2017. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group). By Dieter Kurtenbach …How the Rams match up with the 49ers for Thursday’s game

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Guregian: Tougher defenses now present big hurdle for Tom Brady, Patriots

NEED TO BE READY: Tom Brady warms up before yesterday’s practice as the Patriots prepare to host the defensively stout Houston Texans on Sunday. Credit: Courtesy. (Foxborough, MA 09/20/17) Fullback #46 James Develin runs through a ball security …Film Review: Patriots QB Tom Brady is Houdini in the pocket

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Red Sox clinch playoff spot after sweeping Orioles

ZERO TOLERANCE: Chris Sale delivers a pitch during last night’s game against the Orioles in Baltimore. Credit: AP photo. Mookie Betts gets congratulations from Andrew Benintendi after belting a two-run home run in the fourth inning. prev next. AddThis …Far from the field, Red Sox clinch postseason berth

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Kevin Durant gets credit for owning up to mistake, but he needs to end his obsession with public image

Kevin Durant needs to understand that his desire to win a championship will turn away some fans, and they’re entitled to feel that way. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images). Frank Isola. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:52 AM.

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Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday’s MLB games

Chris Sale became the first American League pitcher with 300 strikeouts in a season since Pedro Martinez in 1999 and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 9-0 victory on Wednesday night. Sale (17-7) struck out …Red Sox notebook: Hanley Ramirez provides some pop

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Tennessee’s rookies making strong early impression

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (81) celebrates his touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars with wide receiver Rishard Matthews during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B.

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Group of players asks NFL to support activism awareness month

The NFL will wrap itself in pink for breast cancer, and put on faux-camo to celebrate the military. Now, a group of players have asked commissioner Roger Goodell to spend a month talking about black and white. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo …Activist NFL players seeking cancer-awareness-style month