MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton rounds second base after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Miami. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, Major League Baseball is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday with nearly two weeks left in the season. There were 5,663 home runs hit through Sunday, 30 shy of the record 5,693 set in 2000. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton’s smacks, Aaron Judge’s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable.

Leishman wins BMW, sets sight on $10 million

Marc Leishman smiles as he poses with the Wadley Cup, left, and the BMW Championship trophy after winning the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Marc Leishman put the finishing touches on his best year in golf and already was looking ahead to make it even better.

Broncos’ 42-17 crush of Cowboys shows they’re back

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right, and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib exchange jerseys after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. The Broncos won 42-17. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

DENVER (AP) — Where so many others saw a Super Bowl favorite in Dallas’ swaggering offense with its all-star linemen and pair of backfield superstars, Denver’s defense envisioned a chance to show everybody that the Broncos are back.

Leishman wins BMW Championship, sets sight on $10M

Marc Leishman smiles as he poses with the Wadley Cup, left, and the BMW Championship trophy after winning the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Marc Leishman put the finishing touches on his best year in golf and already was looking ahead to make it even better.

Parker’s layup helps Sparks sweep Mercury

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, middle, tries to get off a pass as Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker (3) and Alana Beard (0) defend during the first half of Game 3 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Candace Parker’s driving layup with 2.9 seconds to play gave the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday.

Truex opens playoffs with win at Chicagoland

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates with his crew in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Monster Energy Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. stretched his arms to his side and waited for a shower of green slime , the colored goop traditionally poured over the heads of game-show contestants and A-list celebrities.

Wilson’s escape act helps Seahawks top 49ers 12-9

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas, left, and defensive end Frank Clark (55) tackle San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (28) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE (AP) — After 7 ½ quarters of offensive inefficiency, the Seattle Seahawks finally broke the seal on the goal line.

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