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Virus again slashes French Open crowd sizes; now only 1,000

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 25th - 11:24am

With only one week separating the end of one and the start of the other, the Tour de France and the French Open were shaping up as a double bill of sports entertainment, with masked but nevertheless live crowds, that would bear out President Emmanuel Macron's arguments that the country can live with the coronavirus.

Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins

Mark Long, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 25th - 12:48am

Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL.

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 25th - 12:47am

The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them.

Week 4 Preview: FSU-Miami has King in spotlight; SEC begins

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:40am

The stakes have not recently been what they used to be for the Florida State-Miami rivalry, but the Seminoles and Hurricanes usually put on a good show.

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 25th - 12:12am

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting.

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 9:17pm

Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs.

MLB moving amateur draft to All-Star week in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:29pm

Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to the All-Star break beginning next season.

Tampa Bay takes momentum into back-to-back Cup games

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 5:56pm

The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly.

McCumber part of 4-way share of lead in Dominican Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:50pm

Tyler McCumber was the only player to reach 8-under par Thursday in the Caribbean breeze until he dropped a shot on his 17th hole and fell into a four-way for the lead in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.

Broncos officially sign Bortles, place Sutton on IR

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:57pm

The Denver Broncos officially added quarterback Blake Bortles to their roster Thursday and the seventh-year veteran joined them at practice.

Ex-Bronco Shaq Barrett returns to Denver with Buccaneers

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 3:30pm

After watching Von Miller and Bradley Chubb team up for 24½ sacks in Denver in 2018, Shaq Barrett didn’t want to be a backup anymore and took his talents to Tampa.

For Donovan, job with Bulls 'came out of left field'

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:16pm

The Chicago Bulls weren't on Billy Donovan's radar when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways after five successful seasons.

Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings, Pirates beat slumping Cubs 7-0

John Perrotto, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 3:14pm

Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Alex Gordon retiring after playing entire career with Royals

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 24th - 1:58pm

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, will retire after the season.

Mattingly's Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium

Steven Wine, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:41am

Don Mattingly returns this weekend to Yankee Stadium, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did.

Champs done: Time to look toward 2021 for eliminated Nats

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:23am

When Yan Gomes was asked about the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals essentially playing out the string over the last four games of this season, the catcher was put off by the premise.

Coach will be among the missing when FSU plays No. 12 Miami

Steven Wine, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:35am

Missing from this year’s Florida State-Miami game will be a lot of fans and one head coach.

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

Jerry Beach, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 11:27pm

Confetti instead of champagne. Silly string instead of beer.

Harper's 2 HRs help Phils top Nats 12-3, eliminate champs

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:05pm

Bryce Harper showed up to Nationals Park, his old stomping grounds, about six hours before Wednesday night’s first pitch to get treatment for a bothersome back, then got a chance to stay off his feet a bit as the designated hitter instead of an outfielder.