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A woman walks among the Spanish flags placed in memory of coronavirus (COVID-19) victims in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. An association of families of coronavirus victims has planted what it says are 53,000 small Spanish flags in a Madrid park to honor the dead of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: S. Korea sees lowest virus increase in 50 days

Sep. 27, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 50 new cases of the coronavirus, its lowest daily increase in nearly 50 days, a possible effect of strengthened social distancing measures that were employed to slow a major outbreak surrounding the greater capital region. The numbers released by the Korea...

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...

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) reacts at first after his single during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. Nationals first base coach Bob Henley, right. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nationals' Soto youngest ever to win NL batting crown

Sep. 27, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto became the National League’s youngest batting champion, Trea Turner hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Washington Nationals closed out the season with a 15-5 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Soto walked and singled before being lifted for a pinch...

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...

Toronto Blue Jays Jonathan Villar safely steals second base as Baltimore Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto drops the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Jays lose finale to Orioles 7-5, will face Rays in playoffs

Sep. 27, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the postseason after losing to the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Sunday in their regular season finale. The Orioles denied Toronto (32-28) a chance to finish second in the AL East and instead relegated the Blue...

The Seattle Storm celebrate after the team defeated the Minnesota Lynx during Game 3 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. The Storm move onto the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stewart, Bird help Storm sweep Lynx, advance to WNBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart put forth a career effort to get the Seattle Storm back to the WNBA Finals. Stewart scored a career playoff-high 31 points — tying Seattle's franchise playoff record — and Sue Bird had 16 points and nine assists, and the Storm beat Minnesota 92-71 on...

Steve Torrence beats father Billy at NHRA Gatornationals

Sep. 27, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating father Billy in the final round at Gainesville Raceway. Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for third time this year and 39th overall....

The Las Vegas Aces celebrate their win over the Connecticut Sun during Game 4 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

McCoughtry scores 29, Aces beat Sun 84-75 to force Game 5

Sep. 27, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry said she received some inspirational advice from Elena Delle Donne before the game and applied it to keep Las Vegas' season alive. McCoughtry scored 16 of her 29 points in the third quarter as Las Vegas took control and the Aces beat the Sun 84-75 on Sunday in Game 4...

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, center, watches the action during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game between the Lakers and the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At long last, Lakers' Frank Vogel set to see the NBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was smiling when he was asked what it felt like to finally reach the NBA Finals for the first time, after getting into the league in 2001. “I actually came in in ’98,” Vogel said, offering a polite correction. Either...

POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida top poll.

Sep. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida top poll.