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NASCAR finally gets creative with 2021 schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After two decades of the same left turns at the same tracks over and over again, NASCAR finally upended its stagnant calendar with a 2021 schedule that is as radical as the sport...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Astros sweep, Twins lose 18th consecutive postseason game

MINNEAPOLIS - Shaken up by a scandal before the virus outbreak shrunk the season, the Houston Astros barely played well enough to reach the playoffs — with the rest of baseball actively rooting...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Timmy Jernigan signs with Denver Broncos after being cut by Jaguars

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos signed free agent defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan on Wednesday after placing five-time Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey on injured reserve along with tackle Elijah Wilkinson...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have at least one more day to see if the team’s coronavirus outbreak is under control before their game with the Steelers is rescheduled for Monday or...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL players asks teams to change all fields to natural grass

BEREA, Ohio — Fifteen NFL teams play their home games on artificial turf. Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter wants to see that number reduced to zero. The NFL Players Association president cited...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos, Jets meet in showcase for landing spots for Trevor Lawrence

A dreary matchup on “Thursday Night Football” this week didn’t exactly get a jolt of star power when the Denver Broncos announced Tuesday that Brett Rypien would make his first career start at...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Snell pitches Rays past Blue Jays 3-1 in opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays opened the playoffs Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Manuel Margot...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No debate: Aaron Judge, Yankees pound Shane Bieber, Indians in opener

CLEVELAND – Aaron Judge smashed a tone-setting, two-run homer on Shane Bieber’s fourth pitch, Gerrit Cole struck out 13 and the New York Yankees opened the AL playoffs with a resounding 12-3 win...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado Buffaloes football offer years in the making for Durango quarterback Jordan Woolverton

Jordan Woolverton has been a winner on the football field his entire life. Living in a small town in the southwest, and often forgotten, corner of Colorado, his accomplishments have largely flown...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Broncos name Brett Rypien starting quarterback against New York Jets

ENGLEWOOD – Brett Rypien kept his head up when he went undrafted out of Boise State. He didn’t get discouraged when he twice got cut by the Denver Broncos. He didn’t flinch when the Broncos valued...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lucas Giolito brilliant, as Jose Abreu slugs White Sox past A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Giolito dazzled in his postseason debut, stymieing the Oakland Athletics through six perfect innings and sending the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory in the opener of...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Astros top Twins in Game 1 to extend Minnesota’s record losing skid

MINNEAPOLIS – Jose Altuve drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning for Houston after a two-out error by shortstop Jorge Polanco, and the Astros beat Minnesota 4-1...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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