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Detroit Lions won’t have fans for first 2 home games

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions say they will not have fans at their first two home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team also announced Friday that parking lots near the stadium and businesses within the indoor facility will be closed when Detroit hosts the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13 ...

Braves rally to beat Workman, Phillies 6-5 in 9th

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall and the Atlanta Braves spoiled Brandon Workman's debut with Philadelphia, rallying for a 6-5 win over the sliding Phillies on Saturday night. Workman, acquired in a trade with Boston on Friday, entered with the bases loaded and one ...

Orioles tag Boston bullpen, end skid with 5-4 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston's first game with its revamped bullpen coincided with its initial foray into an extra-inning game with baseball's new rules. It did not go well. Pedro Severino singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to punctuate a poor ...

Slam Diego! Cronenworth hits Padres’ 5th slam in 6 games

By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trent Grisham hit three home runs and rookie Jake Cronenworth launched a grand slam in a wild nine-run second inning Saturday night, making the San Diego Padres the first team in major league history to hit five slams in six games as they ...

Stars’ top line dominant in 5-3 win over Avs in Game 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The top line for the Dallas Stars finally came to life, stepping up after a quick turnaround for an impressive start in round two of the Western Conference playoffs. Stars captain Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin set the tone early, and piled on after ...

Anderson throws 3-hitter for 1st CG as Giants top Dbacks 5-1

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, overshadowing a record-tying night for Zac Gallen as the streaking San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Saturday. Mike Yastrzemski and Alex ...

Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox send Detroit Tigers to 9th straight loss

By PAUL LADEWSKI Associated Press CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito matched his career high of 13 strikeouts in seven dominant innings, hot-hitting Tim Anderson stroked his fourth homer of the series, and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 5-0 Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep of the ...

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson welcomed Detroit pitching prospect Tarik Skubal to the majors with a leadoff homer as the Chicago White Sox won 10-4 Tuesday for their third straight win. Anderson hit a leadoff homer for the second straight night, finishing with four hits and three RBIs. The ...

Nuggets squeeze past Jazz 134-132 in double-OT

By The Associated Press undefined LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes Saturday. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell's ...