Major League Baseball fans will be able to attend a game for the first time this season in Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The stadium will open its gates for a limited number of attendees at the National League Championship Series (NLCS) and World Series. Game 1 of the NLCS is set for Oct. 12. MLB and the Texas Rangers are putting about
Hunter Renfroe hit the first playoff grand slam in franchise history during a six-run second inning. Tyler Glasnow kept Tampa Bay ahead from there, allowing two runs — on a pair of homers by Danny Jansen — in six innings. Manuel Margot and Randy Arozarena also drove in runs.
The Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 Tuesday to open their AL playoff series. Framber Valdez, who made 10 regular-season starts for the Astros, pitched five scoreless innings in relief of Zack Greinke for the victory. Valdez allowed his only two hits with one out in the ninth, but Willians Astudillo grounded into a double play
On Tuesday, the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings both suspended team activities after a number of positive COVID-19 tests following their Sunday game in the third week of the NFL’s 2020 season. The Titans played at Minnesota on Sunday, and had three players and five team personnel test positive for the virus. The Vikings have not had a
The Tampa Bay Lightning won their first Stanley Cup since 2004 with a 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the series on Monday night. It is the Lightning’s second Cup in franchise history. Tampa Bay defeated the Stars in a postseason that featured two Canadian ‘bubble’ sites due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lightning
Doc Rivers has stepped down as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after seven seasons. The Clippers had a 49-23 record in the regular season, but blew a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said in a statement, “Doc has been a terrific coach for the
Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles stepped in for Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter of Sunday’s game, and helped his team score 20 points in the fourth-quarter to comeback from behind with a 30-26 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Foles threw for three touchdowns in the final seven minutes, including the go-ahead score on a 28-yard connection
The St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee, and the Brewers also earned a playoff spot Sunday. St. Louis will be the fifth seed in the NL and open a three-game wild-card series at San Diego on Wednesday. The Brewers clinched a postseason berth after the Padres beat
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon will retire after the season ends. Gordon said during a Zoom news conference Thursday that the pandemic reinforced his feelings that he wants to spend more time with his family and “catch up on things I’ve missed my whole life.” Gordon will end his career with the team where it began.
On Thursday, Pac-12 league presidents and chancellors voted to return to play. The Pac-12 season will start Nov. 6. ESPN reported the league will play a seven-game regular season. On Aug. 11, the league postponed all sports competition through the end of the calendar year, the same day the Big Ten postponed its fall sports.