Diamondbacks beat Marlins 13-11

Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta (8) is congratulated by teammates J.D. Martinez (28), David Peralta (6) and Paul Goldschmidt (44) after hitting a grand slam against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. It was Iannetta's second home run of the game. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

PHOENIX (AP) — After more than 1,000 games, Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta got his first ever curtain call.

Wozniacki reach final of Pan Pacific Open

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark watches a ball for a shot against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their semi-final match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki upset top-ranked Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday.

49ers coach being realistic after 0-3 start

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay, left, greets San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The Rams won 41-39. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers took a long-term approach when they overhauled their entire football operation last winter by hiring a new coach and general manager. Amid their 0-3 start under Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, the team isn’t sounding the alarm.

Busch takes pole in 2nd NASCAR playoff race

The Hendrick Motorsports race crew for driver Chase Elliott prepare for practice prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch’s run in NASCAR’s playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat.

Rams hold off 49ers in Thursday night thriller

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) gestures toward fans after an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The Rams won 41-39. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller.

Blackhawks rout Red Wings behind Saad’s hat trick

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) stops New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad scored a hat trick to spark the Chicago Blackhawks’ 6-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into the courtroom at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., for his murder trial in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez's lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.

Chiefs QB Smith airing it out during 2-0 start

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith saw the Chiefs move up in the first round of April’s draft to select Patrick Mahomes II, and he was keenly aware the organization viewed the young gunslinger out of Texas Tech as the man who’d eventually take his job.



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