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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, right, reacts before an on-line meeting focused on how to pull off the delayed Tokyo Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that “hundreds of millions”of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympic are to open on July 23, 2021. (Du Xiaoyi/Pool Photo via AP)

Bach offers pep session for Tokyo Games and talks up vaccine

Sep. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that “hundreds of millions” of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympics open in July. Bach was speaking from...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Auburn running back Shaun Shivers (25) is tackled by Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses (32) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Tide opens next Saturday at Missouri with Moses returning when he might otherwise have left for the NFL. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

No. 8 Auburn hosts No. 23 Kentucky in SEC's opening weekend

Sep. 24, 2020 4:05 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in Week 1 of play in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 23 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn in the opening week for the Southeastern Conference: It's the only Top 25 matchup in the SEC this week, and both teams would love to establish themselves as potential division challengers....

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Ryan Castellani (38) is removed by manager Bud Black, left, during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Giants beat Rockies 7-2 to take lead in NL wild-card race

Sep. 24, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race. Evan Longoria also went deep for San Francisco. Brandon Belt...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Stephen Piscotty (25) during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A's beat Dodgers 6-4 on Laureano's 9th-inning homer

Sep. 24, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After going hitless in his first two at-bats, Rámon Laureano singled. Feeling emboldened, he choked up on the bat and broke a ninth-inning tie with a two-run homer. That gave the Oakland Athletics a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in a matchup of West...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates his home run with third base coach Dusty Wathan during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. This was Harper's second homer of the night. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Harper's 2 HRs help Phils top Nats 12-3, eliminate champs

Sep. 24, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper showed up to Nationals Park, his old stomping grounds, about six hours before Wednesday night’s first pitch to get treatment for a bothersome back, then got a chance to stay off his feet a bit as the designated hitter instead of an outfielder. All Harper did was smack...

Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson, left, is upended by Seattle Sounders defender Nouhou Tolo during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Yimmi Chara gives Portland 1-0 victory over Seattle

Sep. 24, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yimmi Chara scored in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Pacific Northwest rival Seattle 1-0 on Wednesday night. It was the first time two sets of brothers played against each other in MLS history: Yimmi and Diego Chara for Portland, and Alex and Cristian...

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...

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Perez, Cordero power Royals to 12-3 rout of contending Cards

Sep. 23, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cardinals are headed back to Busch Stadium with their playoff fate still in their hands. No thanks to Salvador Perez and Franchy Cordero. The pair of Royals each hit two homers and drove in five runs Wednesday night, and out-of-contention Kansas City got a solid start from Danny...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried works against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves beat Marlins again 9-4, but Fried hurt in 1st inning

Sep. 23, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried sat glumly in the dugout after the first inning, pondering another potential blow to the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered rotation with the NL playoffs just a week away. Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer and the Braves cruised to their third straight win over the Miami Marlins, 9-4...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi delivers during the first inning of the team'ss baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Eovaldi's solid outing, Devers' hit lift Sox over O's 9-1

Sep. 23, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams. Kevin Plawecki had three hits and drove in...