Stakes Are High as Red Sox Visit, but Only for the Yankees

The last time the Yankees saw the Boston Red Sox, they were walking out of Fenway Park in the wee hours of the morning dragging their luggage, equipment bags and metaphorical tails behind them. It was early August, and the Yankees had been swept in a four-game series — the final one gifted by a throwing error from Miguel Andujar and a meltdown from closer Aroldis Chapman — turning what had promised to be a fight-to-the-finish race for the best record in baseball into a runaway in Boston’s favor. “We…

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Kolten Wong of St. Louis Cardinals criticizes Tampa Bay Rays for not calling up younger brother Kean Wong

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong isn’t too happy that his younger brother wasn’t called up by the Tampa Bay Rays this season. Kean Wong is batting .282 with nine home runs and 50 RBIs in 116 games for Triple-A Durham this season, but his older brother says the 23-year-old belongs in the big leagues. “He’s just in a bad organization which doesn’t give chances to guys who deserve chances,” Kolten Wong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “That’s tough for him. He’s a really good player, and not to have…

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Fantasy NHL – Greg Wyshynski’s plant-my-flag fantasy hockey draft picks for 2018-19

8:15 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN This dive into my favorite fantasy picks of the season precedes any of my 2018-19 NHL fantasy drafts. Specifying which players you find most enticing before the draft is a bit like entering a poker game with your cards stapled to your forehead, but so be it. Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! Here are 10 players I’m targeting to join every witty pun-named team I construct this season. (I feel after his retirement,…

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Stuyven nets third 2018 win at GP Jef Scherens

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) netted his third win of 2018 in his hometown race Sunday when he beat Jonas van Genechten (Vital Concept Cycling Club) and Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) in a bunch sprint to finish Grote Prijs Jef Scherens in Leuven, Belgium. Related Articles The 26-year-old winner of the 2016 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne took his first 2018 win last month during stage 4 in the Binck Bank Tour, beating Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Zdeněk Štybar (Quick-Step Floors) in a field sprint. Stuyven took the Grand Prix de Wallonie on September 12 with a late-race move, and then topped…

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Fantasy basketball – Fantasy hoops mock draft

You know the age-old adage that practice makes perfect. That holds true in fantasy basketball, as those who take the time to participate in mock drafts are less prone to making mistakes when it counts. Before your real drafts arrive, be sure to hop into our Mock Draft Lobby and run a practice draft or two. An eventful summer in the NBA will make for an exciting 2018-19 fantasy hoops season. Create or join an ESPN Fantasy Basketball league today! Sign up for free! To tip off the preseason, we…

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Fantasy basketball: 2018-19 fantasy basketball rankings

4:52 PM ET Andre SnellingsESPN Read below for our preseason points-league rankings. The upcoming NBA season looks spectacular, with storylines everywhere. The draft class this year looks to be as promising as last season, which has resulted in 10 rookies in my preseason top 150. King James switched teams, completely changing the hierarchies of two different squads. Free-agent moves and trades abounded, as the teams at the top geared up to make another run at the Golden State Warriors. An eventful summer in the NBA will make for an exciting…

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Vontae Davis retirement ‘not going to become a distraction’ for Buffalo Bills, says Sean McDermott

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Both Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Monday that they have yet to speak to cornerback Vontae Davis since his sudden retirement during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers but wish Davis well. “I got a lot of respect for Vontae,” McDermott said. “He’s a good person. I certainly appreciate the way he worked when he was in here, but we’re moving forward as a football team. … You develop some personal relationships with these young men. You always want…

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Weekend Review – Kew An Impressive Winner Of The St Leger & A Memorable Irish Champions Weekend

Roaring Lion The Portland Handicap at Doncaster kicked off what was a fantastic weekend of racing all over the world. It went the way of Charlie Hill’s trained A Momentofmadness who made all to win his second race of the season(Broke the track record at Kempton in April). It’s that time of year when racing enthusiasts start making note of potential stars for next season and John Gosden’s Too Darn Hot is possibly the most exciting two-year-olds in training. The superbly bred son of Dubawi and Dar Re Mi has won all…

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PCA chairman softens stance on The Hundred after Trent Bridge trials

The ECB’s proposed new 100-ball competition is “still definitely cricket”, according to Worcestershire’s Daryl Mitchell, the chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), who has been taking part in two trial days for the format at Trent Bridge. Mitchell, who previously criticised the ECB’s unveiling of the proposal earlier this year, admitted he had been “sceptical” about the concept but was encouraged by the progress made. Pilot matches for the men, involving county players split into ‘North’ and ‘South’ teams, have been scheduled to take place at Trent Bridge on…

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‘The Colonel’ Mikhail Youzhny Set For A Final Salute In St. Petersburg | ATP World Tour

Mikhail Youzhny’s career might not be defined by a single shot. The Russian never had a forehand like Juan Martin del Potro’s in his repertoire, and his one-handed backhand was never as devastating as Stan Wawrinka’s. But if nothing else, the Russian became synonymous with his victory salute, placing his racquet on his head after winning a match in tribute to his late father. And in a way, that’s fitting. The 36-year-old, nicnkamed ‘The Colonel’, has been a soldier on the ATP World Tour for nearly two decades, cementing his…

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