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Nats over Yankees? Re-ranking the final four playoff contenders

[ad_1] We're down to the MLB playoffs' final four teams. Most of the national attention will focus on the colossal showdown in the American League between the 107-win Houston Astros and 103-win New York Yankees, a rematch of the 2017 American League Championship Series that went seven games, with the home team winning every game. Don't overlook the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals, however, two fun teams with rising
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Heat, hope and heroics – The final word from the IAAF World Championships

[ad_1] DOHA, Qatar -- The air-conditioning ducts fell silent Sunday as the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships reached their conclusion in the unrelenting heat of Doha.Sure, it can be unfair to compare one championship with its predecessors. Memorable moments, when history is written, are what truly distinguishes each one. Remember Usain Bolt's extraordinary 9.58-second 100-meter magic moment that electrified Berlin in 2009, followed days later by his 200-meter dash? Or
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What’s at stake over the final weekend of the regular season

[ad_1] Our final weekend of baseball's regular season! It has been a fun ride, my friends.Here's a quick look at what to watch for this weekend:FridayGame of the day: Cubs at Cardinals (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2)The Cardinals were 7½ games up on the Brewers on Sept. 5, but Milwaukee is an improbable 18-2 since then to climb just one game back in the National League Central and put pressure on
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Reds’ Hall of Famer Brennaman calls final game

[ad_1] CINCINNATI -- And this one belongs to Marty Brennaman.With fans applauding his every mention, the Hall of Fame broadcaster called his final Cincinnati Reds game Thursday, ending a 46-year career that's featured so many big stars and historic moments -- Hank Aaron, the Big Red Machine, Pete Rose -- and more than a few verbal tiffs with fans and players who weren't exactly endeared to his tell-it-like-it-is style.He went
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What you missed from Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev’s epic US Open men’s final

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- The 2019 US Open men's final lacked the buzz and glamour of Serena Williams' star-studded women's final against Bianca Andreescu on Saturday, but it more than made up for it with spectacular shotmaking, nail-biting drama, sustained fan elation -- and anguish. Rafael Nadal defeated Grand Slam final newcomer Daniil Medvedev in an epic final, 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. The match lasted 4 hours, 51 minutes,
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Justin Trudeau, Canadian sports stars weigh in on Bianca Andreescu’s victory over Serena in US Open final

[ad_1] 6:26 PM ETESPN staffThe 2019 US Open women's singles final between Bianca Andreescu and Serena Williams on Saturday had a little bit of everything. History was on the line for both players -- Andreescu was trying to become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title, and Serena was vying for a record-tying 24th Slam title.After Serena tried to make a fantastic comeback in the second set, the
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Canadian PM, celebs weigh in on Bianca Andreescu’s victory over Serena in US Open final

[ad_1] 6:26 PM ETESPN staffThe 2019 US Open women's singles final between Bianca Andreescu and Serena Williams had a little bit of everything. History on the line for both players -- Andreescu trying to become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title and Serena vying for a record-tying 24th Slam title.After Serena tried to make a fantastic comeback in the second set, the 19-year-old Canadian won on her