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New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu hits a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

LeMahieu, Soto batting champs in shortest season in century

Sep. 27, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu became the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both leagues and Juan Soto the youngest NL champion as Major League Baseball’s shortest regular season since 1878 ended Sunday. Home runs were down from last year’s record level in a mini-season of...

Fontana, Przybylko help Union beat Inter Miami 3-0

Sep. 27, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Anthony Fontana, Ilson Pereira and Brenden Aaronson scored, Kacper Przybylko had two assists and the Philadelphia Union beat Inter Miami 3-0 on Sunday night. The 20-year-old Fontana sprinted onto a ball from Przybylko at the top of the box, cut right to evade a defender and the blasted...

Member of the Philadelphia Phillies react at the end of a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Phillies eliminated from race by AL East champion Rays, 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with a 5-0 loss to rookie pitcher Josh Fleming the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays. Philadelphia needed a win over the Rays and losses by San Francisco and Milwaukee to earn its first...

The Latest: Hamstring injury sidelines Bucs WR Godwin

Sep. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury he suffered late in the third quarter against Denver. Godwin was running downfield when he pulled up. He was attended to by the training staff before walking toward the locker...

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz scrambles during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Bengals, Eagles play to 23-23 tie

Sep. 27, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Burrow kept his team from losing again. So did Carson Wentz after several mistakes. Neither quarterback earned a win, however. Burrow tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Tee Higgins in regulation and Wentz dove into the end zone for the tying score in the final minute as the...

Pair of quadruple shootings leaves 6 teenagers wounded

Sep. 27, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six people in their teens were wounded in a pair of quadruple shootings over the weekend in Philadelphia amid a surge in gun violence in recent months. Police said gunfire just after 10 p.m. Friday in northeast Philadelphia wounded a 17-year-old girl in the leg, an 18-year-old male in...

Police: Man fled traffic stop, striking officer

Sep. 27, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia man fleeing a traffic stop in New Jersey struck a police officer before he was apprehended. Gloucester Township police say the vehicle was stopped shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sicklerville section of the township and officers...

Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play

Sep. 27, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

Four teams, two National League playoff spots. And the AL Central champion. Besides postseason seeding, that's what remains to be decided on the last scheduled day of this bizarre baseball season. It could all come down to the wire at once in a wild rush, too, with every meaningful game Sunday starting just...

New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates at second base after hitting a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

LeMahieu batting title, Voit HR crown near as Yanks win

Sep. 26, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu is on the verge of a first in more than a century of Major League Baseball: the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both the American and National Leagues. Luke Voit is about to become a more common name atop the leaderboards but part of an illustrious list, joining...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 26, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...