Associated Press DETROIT – Marcus Mariota moved the Tennessee Titans down the field like a savvy veteran, not a second-year pro, and completed all nine of his throws to complete a comeback a week after his turnovers hurt his team’s shot to win. Mariota converted a fourth down with a perfectly lofted 9-yard touchdown pass […]

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Alex Reyes pitched seven dominant innings in his third major league start, fellow rookie Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals moved up in the tight NL wild-card race, blanking the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Sunday. The Giants dropped one game behind the New York […]

Associated Press BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and Mookie Betts hit a tying single before scoring the go-ahead run in Boston’s third straight win over New York. Hanley Ramirez also had three hits for the AL East-leading Red Sox (84-64), who improved to three games ahead of Toronto […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Carl Edwards Jr. pulled a “W” flag over his shoulders and danced in the middle of the clubhouse. Ben Zobrist wiggled from side to side as ice cubes tumbled down his back to the drenched floor. David Ross closed his eyes as a bottle of beer was poured over his head. […]

Associated Press DETROIT – Brian Dozier’s two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning and the Minnesota Twins handed the Detroit Tigers a crucial loss, beating them 5-1 on Thursday. The Tigers were only able to split four games with the lowly Twins, hurting them in the crowded AL wild-card race. Detroit came into the series […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs and Jon Lester pitched eight dominant innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-0 on Wednesday to clinch a playoff berth. The Cubs improved their major league-best record to 93-52 and lowered their magic number to one for clinching […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – T.J. Rivera hit his first major league home run, connecting for the New York Mets in the 10th off Washington Nationals closer Mark Melancon for a 4-3 win Tuesday. New York has won eight of 10 and is a half-game ahead of St. Louis for the second NL wild card. Rivera […]

ARLINGTON, Texas The Dallas Cowboys started a rookie at quarterback and running back last Sunday for the first time since 1969. The Cowboys, nicknamed “America’s Team,” unveiled much-heralded No.4 pick Ezekiel Elliott and late fourth-round pick Dak Prescott. When the Cowboys’ starters appeared on the jumbotron, the loudest cheer from the crowd was saved for […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Kyle Hendricks took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up Jeremy Hazelbaker’s leadoff homer, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Monday night to close in on the NL Central crown. Hazelbaker drove an 0-2 pitch into the right-field stands for his 12th home run. […]