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Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon advances to third base on a fly out by Lorenzo Cain during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City's Alex Gordon hit Major League Baseball's record 5,694th home run of 2017 on Tuesday night, Sept. 19, 2017 breaking a season record set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

9:37 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon's home run off Toronto's Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove...
Oklahoma football: Dimitri Flowers’ talent gives Sooners many options

4:36 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. — Each Monday, Oklahoma fullback Dimitri Flowers arrives at the Switzer Center with some ideas. When you’re a fullback player in an Air Raid offense, it doesn’t hurt to remind the play-caller that you’re around. “He’ll...
Stanton needs one last surge to match Maris' 61 homers
Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

10:17 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Giancarlo Stanton asked to sit out a game — not so much because he was tired of playing, but because he was tired of making outs. Swinging a weary bat and stalled for a week at 54 homers, Stanton requested a day off Sunday and was held out of the Miami Marlins' starting lineup...
The glories of non-revenue-maximizing baseball games
New York Yankees' Todd Frazier hits an RBI single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

6:00 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Justin Fox Bloomberg View Last Saturday morning I read in the newspaper that because of Hurricane Irma, this week's three-game series between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays was being moved from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets...
Review: In ‘Oh My Sweet Land,’ dinner is served. Don’t come hungry.
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6:00 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Halfway through “Oh My Sweet Land,” the writer-director Amir Nizar Zuabi’s wrenching and shrewd solo show, you will begin to worry about the onions. You have heard them sizzle in the pan, seen the steam rise up, smelled the sweet-savory aroma. And then you should...
LEADING OFF: HR record set to fall, Maddon back in TB
Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

2:23 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017

___ SUMMER OF THE SLUGGER Major League Baseball is on track to break its season record for home runs with nearly two weeks left in the season. There were 5,677 home runs hit through Monday, 16 shy of the record set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. With 15 games on the schedule...
Judge hits No. 44, Chapman saves Yankees' 2-1 win over Twins
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman winds up during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in New York, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Chapman came into the game in relief of Dellin Betances who loaded the bases in the eighth inning and then earned the save for the Yankees in the ninth as the Yankees defeated the Twins 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

10:47 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

With the Yankees barely clinging to a late lead in a game with October implications, Aroldis Chapman made fast work of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins. Really fast. Throwing all four pitches at least 100 mph, Chapman worked out of big trouble in the eighth inning and New York edged...
Altherr's grand slam lifts Phillies past Dodgers 4-3
Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr hits a grand slam off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

10:04 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

Through 10 seasons, 287 starts and more than 1,900 innings, Clayton Kershaw had never given up a grand slam. Until Monday night. Aaron Altherr hit his second career grand slam, a 418-foot blast to left off Kershaw in the sixth, to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles...
Gase, Dolphins moving on with or without Timmons
Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94) and Miami Dolphins linebacker Chase Allen (59) at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida on June 8, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

6:41 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

Tough to figure the personal dynamics of an NFL locker room. These are guys who get pounded every day, who test the limits of their physical and psychological endurance in ways that will never make sense to the rest of us. They wind up loving each other for it, and forgiving each...
Falcons pass rusher Beasley sidelined with hamstring strain
This is a 2017 photo of Vic Beasley Jr. of the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team. This image reflects the Atlanta Falcons active roster as of Monday, June 12, 2017 when this image was taken. Beasley has a hamstring strain and is ruled out for at least this week’s game at Detroit. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn declined to say if last year’s NFL sacks leader will be out longer than this week. Quinn did say Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 that it’s too early to tell if right tackle Ryan Schraeder will be sidelined against the Lions with a concussion. He and Beasley did not return after getting injured in Sunday’s 34-23 victory over Green Bay. (AP Photo)

5:43 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

Falcons All-Pro Vic Beasley has a hamstring strain and is ruled out for this week's game at Detroit, and could be sidelined even longer. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn declined to say if last year's NFL sacks leader will be out longer than this week. Quinn did say Monday that it's too early...
Back to work: No. 12 Florida State prepares for long grind
FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher watches his team warm up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Tallahassee, Fla. No. 12 Florida State finally has a game to prepare for this week after not playing the previous two weeks due to Hurricane Irma. Saturday's game against North Carolina State begins a stretch where the Seminoles will be playing 10 straight weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

5:30 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is glad to get back to a normal game-week schedule after Hurricane Irma forced the 12th-ranked Seminoles to take two weeks off. They are facing an upcoming stretch that is becoming quite familiar. Starting with Saturday's game against North Carolina...
Fox says Bears sticking with Glennon as starting quarterback
Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass the ball, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

3:37 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

Mike Glennon remains the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. The wait for No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky continues. Coach John Fox said the Bears won't be changing quarterbacks for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend despite a rough outing by Glennon...
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