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A Miami Dolphins fan cheers after the team scores a touchdown, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Latest: Dolphins have masked fans in game against Bills

Sep. 20, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 2:30 p.m. Masked fans are scattered throughout the Miami Dolphins’ stadium for their game against the Buffalo Bills. The crowd appeared smaller than the maximum of 13,000 — less than 20% of capacity — allowed to attend Miami’s home...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II (2) waits for a play during the team's NCAA college football game against Southern Miss in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Two of the Alabama defense's big names-- Surtain and linebacker Dylan Moses--are back, along with potential stars like Ray and linebacker Christian Harris. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Alabama coordinator expects better from Crimson Tide defense

Sep. 20, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

Pete Golding doesn’t make excuses for Alabama’s uncharacteristic defensive shortcomings last season, and he probably could. The second-ranked Crimson Tide struggled at times amid a wave of injuries, losing players like middle linebacker Dylan Moses and defensive end LaBryan Ray for all or most of...

Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard (0) cheers on the team from the sideline during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Leonard, once a starter, now helping Heat from the sideline

Sep. 20, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard was bent forward at the waist, standing a few feet away from Miami coach Erik Spoelstra on the Heat sideline, screaming with every bit of the volume that his deep and booming voice can generate. This is his role right now for the Heat. His only role. Leonard is...

Seattle Mariners' Luis Torrens hits an RBI double during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Ex-Padres France, Torrens keep San Diego from clinching

Sep. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have waited 14 years to get back to the playoffs, so standing by for at least one more day without clinching won't hurt anything. With their magic number down to one, the Padres were done in by former teammates Ty France and Luis Torrens, who backed left-hander Justus...

Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) runs to score on a single hit by Eddie Rosario against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1

Sep. 20, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Twins are guaranteed at least a wild-card berth. They trail the Chicago White Sox by three games in...

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) attempts a shot during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Hayward returns to Celtics for Game 3 of East finals

Sep. 20, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gordon Hayward has been part of Boston teams that have made the Eastern Conference finals twice in the past three seasons. He’s finally gotten to play in that playoff round. Hayward returned to the Celtics’ rotation in Game 3 of their East title series against...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena celebrates his two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Streaking Rays beat Orioles 3-1 to maintain lead in AL East

Sep. 19, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It's the time of year when teams in contention start scoreboard watching, a trait that rings true even during a shortened 60-game season played in empty ballparks. The AL East-leading Tampa Bay are doing it. And for the moment, they're looking down at the competition in the standings....

The Dallas Stars celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Hit 'em!' Stars hammer Tampa 4-1 to open Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 19, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas Stars players on the bench yelled at their teammates, “Hit ’em!” They did, over and over, the body checks and the shouts easily heard throughout an arena left empty because of the pandemic for this most unusual Stanley Cup Final. The well-rested Stars...

CORRECTS TO SINGLE, INSTEAD OF DOUBLE - St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates with Paul Goldschmidt after scoring on a single by Tommy Edman during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

O'Neill ends no-hit bid, Cardinals rally past Pirates 5-4

Sep. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run double to end a no-hit bid started by Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 5-4 Saturday night. Keller threw 84 pitches over six no-hit innings and was pulled from the game leading 4-0, but the...

Chicago White Sox's Yasmani Grandal reacts after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Tim Anderson homers twice, White Sox overpower Reds 5-0

Sep. 19, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tim Anderson hit two of Chicago's five solo homers, and the White Sox — already guaranteed a playoff spot — took another step toward the AL Central title by overpowering the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Saturday night. Chicago has won eight of its last 10 games, securing at least...