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A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered early and the Oakland Athletics held off José Abreu and the Chicago White Sox in the late innings for a 5-3 win Wednesday that sent their AL playoff series to a deciding Game 3.
Canadian rower Silken Laumann drawn to paratriathlete's story, backs her with cash

Canadian rower Silken Laumann drawn to paratriathlete's story, backs her with cash

CALGARY — Leanne Taylor was born the same year Silken Laumann overcame long odds to stand on the Olympic podium. Laumann rowing to a bronze medal with a mangled leg at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona is part of Canadian sport lore.
Finally! Freeman, Braves top Reds 1-0 in 13th to open series

Finally! Freeman, Braves top Reds 1-0 in 13th to open series

ATLANTA — The scoreless innings kept piling up, along with the strikeouts.
Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

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 against them. Well, they're not ready to leave yet.

QMJHL players to be handed 15-minute penalties for fighting

LONGUEUIL, Que. — The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has approved new rules that dole out stiffer punishments for fighting. All players involved in a fight will now receive a 10-minute misconduct penalty and a five-minute major.
Dickerson homers as Marlins beat Cubs 5-1 in playoff opener

Dickerson homers as Marlins beat Cubs 5-1 in playoff opener

CHICAGO — Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer off a fading Kyle Hendricks in the seventh inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their NL wild-card series.
Canadiens sign goaltender Michael McNiven to one-year, two-way contract

Canadiens sign goaltender Michael McNiven to one-year, two-way contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Michael McNiven to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract is worth US$700,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the American Hockey League.
Canada's Alphonso Davies helps Bayern beat Dortmund 3-2 to lift German Super Cup

Canada's Alphonso Davies helps Bayern beat Dortmund 3-2 to lift German Super Cup

MUNICH — Canadian Alphonso Davies set up a goal as Bayern Munich added to its trophy haul Wednesday, beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2 to hoist the German Super Cup.
Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract

Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract

The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed.
Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

NASHVILLE — 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 Tuesday.