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Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

Sep. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs. The slumping New York Yankees, meanwhile, look likely to play on the road in the postseason, where they’ve struggled all year. Hyun Jin Ryu...

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) scores on Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Cracking Khudobin: How Lightning have solved Stars goalie

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The goaltender known as “Dobby” has lost some of his magic in the Stanley Cup Final. After three rounds of dominant play put him in the playoff MVP mix, Anton Khudobin has allowed the Tampa Bay Lightning to score eight goals over the past two games to take a 2-1...

Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate a win over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tampa Bay takes momentum into back-to-back Cup games

Sep. 24, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. After consecutive games with three-goal periods, Tampa Bay has all of the momentum and a 2-1 series lead. This most unusual Stanley Cup is now headed into the first back-to-back games in a final since 2009 and...

Canadian party's support for legislation bolsters Trudeau

Sep. 24, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — The leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party voiced support Thursday for proposed legislation on higher emergency benefits for workers, a move that could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government in power. On Wednesday Trudeau’s government presented...

Sabres sign Curtis Lazar to 2-year, $1.6 million contract

Sep. 24, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.6 million contract Thursday. Lazar was a restricted free agent, who split last season between the NHL and the American Hockey League. He had five goals and five assists in 38 games with the Sabres. The 25-year-old has six...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko takes his oath of office during his inauguration ceremony at the Palace of the Independence in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that wasn't announced in advance. State news agency BelTA reports that the ceremony will take place with several hundred top government official present. (Sergei Sheleg/Pool Photo via AP)

UK is preparing human rights sanctions against Belarus

Sep. 24, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is preparing sanctions on individuals allegedly involved in human rights violations in Belarus, working with the United States and Canada to hold President Alexander Lukashenko and his government accountable. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons in London on...

Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, right, of Japan, celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York. The Rays won 8-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

Sep. 24, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Confetti instead of champagne. Silly string instead of beer. The Tampa Bay Rays, long accustomed to doing more with less, figured out a way to maximize the division-clinching celebration they were allowed to enjoy during a 2020 season shortened by the coronavirus. Randy Arozarena homered...

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Another slow start undermines Stars in loss to Lightning

Sep. 24, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Another slow start doomed the Dallas Stars. Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final slipped away from the Western Conference champions in a hurry Wednesday night, with a suddenly vulnerable Anton Khudobin allowing two early goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning once again showing how difficult...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, top left, celebrates his goal against Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stamkos scores, leaves, Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3

Sep. 24, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As soon as Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, his Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated on the ice and the bench with 211 days of pent up excitement. Even after Stamkos left with injury, they didn't let up and dominated without him, blowing the Dallas Stars out of an...

Pozuelo scores in 90th minute, Toronto FC beats NYCFC 1-0

Sep. 23, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Alex Bono tied the Toronto FC shutout record with 28 in the Reds' 1-0 victory over New York City on Wednesday night. Pozuelo scored his fifth of the season, beating goalkeeper Sean Johnson with a right-footed shot to...