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Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale’s return

David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP. Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series . Now the big question for …

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Granderson gives Brewers upbeat, veteran presence off bench

Curtis Granderson rounded first base and kept going. He reached second, stopped and turned around to smile back toward the Milwaukee Brewers dugout. Granderson’s trademark enthusiasm is evident even in an off-day workout in the postseason The Brewers had returned to Miller Park on Tuesday, where

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Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice for gambling on NASCAR

DOVER, Del. — Place your bets at Dover and let it ride: The track is ready to roll the dice on NASCAR betting. NASCAR fans could skip blackjack tables and roulette wheels inside Dover Downs Hotel and Casino if they want to bet on their lucky numbers th…

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Kyle Busch, Harvick start 1-2 in playoff race at Dover

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have been the drivers to beat all season. They’ll be the ones to catch again at Dover. Busch and Harvick, who each has seven wins this season, will start 1-2 on Sunday at Dover International Speedway to kick off the round-of-12 playoff race on the mile concrete track.

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NASCAR’s bumpy business model is painful to watch as stars and sponsorships fade away

The NASCAR business model has hit a bunch of bumpy roads. There is “trouble on Turn 2,” to use the vernacular, as well as everywhere else on the track. As the sport heads into the second round of the playoffs at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, it’s worth noting that the biggest story of the

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Gary Sanchez drives 3rd-inning outburst as Yankees beat Rays 9-2

Luis Severino is making his bid to be on the mound and throwing to catcher Gary Sanchez in the New York Yankees’ playoff opener. Severino won his 19th game, the struggling Sanchez drove in four runs for the first time since early April and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Tuesday night

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Fryer: Excitement, intrigue build for NASCAR’s race at Charlotte’s ‘roval’

Charlotte Motor Speedway already has a win for the buzz it created by taking a bulldozer to its infield and building something new to NASCAR. Charlotte’s “roval” will debut Sunday in a critical playoff race — a track unlike anything used before in NASCAR. It isn’t an oval or a road

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Fryer: Excitement, intrigue build for NASCAR’s race at Charlotte’s ‘roval’

Charlotte Motor Speedway already has a win for the buzz it created by taking a bulldozer to its infield and building something new to NASCAR. Charlotte’s “roval” will debut Sunday in a critical playoff race — a track unlike anything used before in NASCAR. It isn’t an oval or a road

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway. Five months after winning the spring race on the 0.75-mile oval from the 32nd starting spot, Busch did even better Saturday night, winning from 39th to…

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. Busch won for the 50th time in his career, the sixth time on the 0.75-mile ov…

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Cubs’ Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of…

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Brad Keselowski makes it three straight Cup wins, takes Chase opener in Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski nailed the final restart and roared away from the field in the scorching Vegas heat. With another huge performance in his late-season surge, Keselowski finished up front again — and he’s got NASCAR’s Big Three drivers looking over their shoulders. Keselowski raced to his third

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Khris Davis homers as A’s edge Rays in 10 to win another one-run game

Khris Davis helped Oakland win another close one. Davis led off the 10th inning with his major league-leading 42nd homer, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night. “I’ve always said he’s one swing away from winning a game for you,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said

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As Chase begins, Brad Keselowski gives NASCAR big shot in the arm

A snoozer of a NASCAR season got a huge jolt of energy right before the playoffs with back-to-back wins by Brad Keselowski. Keselowski wasn’t a championship contender before the two crown jewel victories — at the Southern 500 and the Brickyard 400 — pushed him into the title conversation. His door-slamming

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Orlando LB Chris Board makes Ravens NFL roster; CB Curtis Riley latches on with Giants

Chris Board said the news hasn’t quite settled in. The former Orlando East River and Timber Creek safety has made it to the NFL, but he said it probably won’t all sink in until he first comes out of the M&T Bank Stadium tunnel for the Baltimore Ravens season-opener against Buffalo next Sunday

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Orlando LB Chris Board makes Ravens NFL roster; CB Curtis Riley latches on with Giants

Chris Board said the news hasn’t quite settled in. The former Orlando East River and Timber Creek safety has made it to the NFL, but he said it probably won’t all sink in until he first comes out of the M&T Bank Stadium tunnel for the Baltimore Ravens season-opener against Buffalo next Sunday

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