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Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber smiles walking to the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LEADING OFF: Yankees' Cole, Reds' Gray take the mound

Sep. 21, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HE'S BACK Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray is expected to come off the injured list and start the second game of the Reds' series against Milwaukee. Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA) hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a strained back. He...

Yankees celebrate playoff berth with hotel lobby toast

Sep. 21, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

The New York Yankees found an unusual place to celebrate clinching a playoff berth in an atypical season. After losing at Boston on Sunday, the Yankees headed to Buffalo, New York, for the start of a series against Toronto, and New York's berth in the expanded 16-team playoffs was clinched when Seattle lost at...

FILE - In this April 16, 1970, file photo, New York Rangers' Bob Nevin (8), center, plays during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in New York. Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, but did not give a cause. (AP Photo/File)

Bob Nevin, won 2 Stanley Cups with Maple Leafs, dies at 82

Sep. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Bob Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday but did not give a cause. Nevin played 1,128 NHL games with Toronto, New York, Minnesota and Los Angeles, totaling 726...

San Diego Padres shortstop Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

Sep. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field...

Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio, right, scores on a balk and is greeted by Teoscar Hernandez during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Phillies fail to sweep Blue Jays; Harper has stiff back

Sep. 20, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies could hit the road for their playoff push without Bryce Harper in the lineup. Harper left Philadelphia’s 6-3 loss Sunday to the Toronto Blue Jays with lower back stiffness, and any absence of the slugging right fielder could sap the Phillies' bid for their first...

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Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

Sep. 20, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. No film has ever won both. TIFF programmers announced the winners Sunday. Zhao's film features Frances McDormand as a...

Verdict against young artists in Sudan stirs controversy

Sep. 20, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese court's decision to send five young artists to prison has stirred controversy both in Sudan and abroad, with activists and rights groups calling for judicial reforms following last year's pro-democracy uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The artists —...

Philadelphia Phillies Andrew McCutchen (22) hits an RBI single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Velasquez, McCutchen lead Phillies past slumping Blue Jays

Sep. 19, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez pitched six strong innings, Andrew McCutchen hit the go-ahead single in the fifth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday night. The Phillies helped their playoff chances once again and will look to sweep the four-game...

17-year-old Griffin Yow helps DC United tie Toronto FC 2-2

Sep. 19, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Griffin Yow scored his first career MLS goal to help D.C. United salvage a 2-2 tie with Toronto FC on Saturday night. Off Toronto's header attempt to clear from its own end, before the ball landed, the 17-year-old Yow fired a left-footed blast from 15 yards that found...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, former prime minister John Turner looks on during a photo op to mark the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the first Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa.  Turner, whose odyssey from a

Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has died at 91

Sep. 19, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — John Turner, a Liberal party politician who served stints as Canada's justice and finance ministers before a very brief turn as the country's 17th prime minister, has died at age 91, his family reported Saturday. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner’s relatives as a...