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MLB playoff picture all set, best-of-3 matchups start Friday

Oct. 05, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

Albert Pujols taking his final swings in October, Julio Rodríguez stepping in for the first time. Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom facing Manny Machado and Juan Soto. Bryce Harper, back at last. José Ramírez and his Cleveland teammates trying to break a long drought — with a new...

Coaching carousel leaves 10 NHL teams with new face on bench

Oct. 05, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

The coaching carousel spun a little faster than usual across the NHL, meaning nearly a third of the league will have someone new behind the bench this season. And not just bottom-feeders making changes. Ten teams go into the season next month with a new coach, from Presidents’...

Padres wrap up 5th seed in NL playoffs, beating Giants 6-2

Oct. 05, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Manaea allowed only one hit in six shutout innings and the San Diego Padres wrapped up the fifth seed in the NL playoffs, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night. “Fantastic — his pitch count, breaking ball, change-up, everything,” Padres...

Verlander, bullpen keep Phils hitless until 9th in 10-0 win

Oct. 05, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After capping his magnificent comeback season with another stellar start Tuesday night, Justin Verlander was too busy looking ahead to reflect too much on what he's accomplished already. “I wouldn’t be who I am or in this position now if I just was happy with...

Pujols has 2 more RBIs, Cardinals beat Pirates 8-7 in 10

Oct. 04, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Albert Pujols drove in two more runs and the St. Louis Cardinals went on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 in 10 innings Tuesday night. Pujols hit a two-run single in the third inning to push his career total to 2,218 RBIs. That came a night after he broke a tie...

Third wild card creates opportunity for another playoff team

Oct. 04, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Phillies grabbed baseball's last playoff ticket on Monday, and Bryce Harper and company partied into the night. “ We're in! We did it! We did it! ” slugger Rhys Hoskins yelled as the celebration kicked into high gear. It's the first playoff appearance for Philly...

‘A Soldier’s Play’ playwright Charles Fuller dies at 83

Oct. 04, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Fuller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of the searing and acclaimed “A Soldier’s Play” who often explored and exposed how social institutions can perpetuate racism, has died. He was 83. Fuller died of natural causes on Monday in Toronto, said...

Kenny Pickett will be Steelers' starting QB vs. Bills

Oct. 04, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin never had a definitive timeline on when to hand the keys to the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense to Kenny Pickett. If anything, Tomlin wanted to delay a move that seemed inevitable from the moment the Steelers drafted Pickett with the 20th overall pick six...

Teen sought in ambush outside school that killed 1, hurt 4

Oct. 04, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking a 16-year-old youth in last week's ambush shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed a 14-year-old and wounded four other teenagers after a football scrimmage Police said Tuesday that the 16-year-old is wanted on active arrest...

Judge bars enforcement of ban on guns at city parks, pools

Oct. 04, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has barred enforcement of an executive order signed by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney last week banning guns and deadly weapons from the city’s indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, including parks, basketball courts and pools. Common Pleas Judge...