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Heat top Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates a basket against the Boston Celtics late in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tyler Herro — still just 20 years old — scored a Heat rookie-record 37 points, Jimmy Butler had 24 and Miami beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals

Red Sox top Orioles 9-1

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi delivers during the first inning of the team'ss baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams

MLB roundup

The Indians' Jordan Luplow, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the ninth inning that gave them a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday in Cleveland. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago...

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in 'Brian's Song'

Brian Piccolo, left, and Gale Sayers are shown in this 1970s photo. Sayers died on Wednesday at 77. Sayers was a Hall of Famer who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago teammate Piccolo. He was 77. Sayers was nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen. (AP Photo/File)

NFL players of different colors didn't share hotel rooms on the road when the Chicago Bears put Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo together in 1967

Dolphins-Jaguars features Beard vs. 'Stache, Magic vs. Mania

Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick speaks to the media following a Dec. 29, 2019 game against New England at Gillette Stadium. Quarterback facial hair is sure to be front and center when Jacksonville (1-1) hosts Miami (0-2) on Thursday night. Fitzpatrick has a bushy beard that covers much of his face and engulfs his chin strap; Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew has a unkept horseshoe mustache that seems to go perfectly with his flowing locks. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

It’s the Beard versus the 'Stache in prime time

Jones isn't feeling more pressure with Saquon out for season

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Quarterback Daniel Jones isn’t putting any more pressure on himself because the New York Giants will be without offensive star Saquon Barkley for the rest of the season

Sluggish practices are the latest concern for Gase, Jets

Jets running back Frank Gore is tackled during the first half of Sunday's game against San Francisco on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (Corey Sipkin/AP Photo)

An 0-2 start with dismal performances in both games has the New York Jets in an early season hole

Banged-up 49ers prepare for Giants without Garoppolo

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo prepares to throw against the Jets during Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

Jimmy Garoppolo missed practiced with a sprained ankle and is unlikely to return this week

COLUMNS

I have sinned against (gulp) ... Yaz

There's a value in staying on the field

Waterford's Petchark uses college experience to enjoy strong summer

With her junior golf days behind her, Caroline Petchark embraced the challenge of playing stiffer...

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Red Sox top Orioles 9-1

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi delivers during the first inning of the team'ss baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams

MLB roundup

The Indians' Jordan Luplow, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the ninth inning that gave them a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday in Cleveland. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago...

Yankees lose 14-1 to Blue Jays

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka slips as he reaches for a soft grounder by Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who was safe at first during the third inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Gary Sánchez made two of his team’s season-high four errors and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the sloppy Yankees 14-1, dealing New York perhaps a fatal blow in its race for home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs

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NFL notes

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday’s game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)

Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died

NFL rallies around Patriots' White after father's death

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) tackles New England Patriots' James White (28) during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets traded disgruntled star safety Adams to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, July 25, 2020, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son’s first birthday

Jets sign WR Malone to active roster

The New York Jets signed wide receiver Josh Malone to the active roster Tuesday after he was elevated from the practice squad for the first two games

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Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with teammate Ondrej Palat (18) during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him, blowing the Dallas Stars out of an empty arena with a 5-2 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a series lead

Bubble crankiness ratchets up the nasty for Stars-Lightning

Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning players rough it up during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Things are getting more than chippy early in the Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

Tampa Bay's Pat Maroon crashes into Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin during the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup on Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. Tampa Bay won, 3-2, to tie the best-of-seven series. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Tampa Bay has evened the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1 with a 3-2 win over Dallas

CT SUN

Sun will fight on without Alyssa Thomas

Las Vegas Aces forward Angel McCoughtry (35) drives into Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) during the first half of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

A right shoulder injury will keep Connecticut Sun star forward Alyssa Thomas from playing in Game 3 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals against the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night.

Sun lose both Alyssa Thomas to injury and game to Aces

Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young (0) and Connecticut Sun forward Theresa Plaisance (55) chase a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Connecticut Sun lost star Alyssa Thomas early in Tuesday's WNBA semifinal to a shoulder injury and lost late to the Las Vegas Aces, 83-75, to tie the best-of-five serires at a game apiece.

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NFL notes

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday’s game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case

Lakers try to regain control vs confident Nuggets in Game 4

Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) dunks over Los Angeles Lakers' Rajon Rondo (9) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference final Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Denver Nuggets don’t sound like an underdog

Celtics' Gordon Hayward, wife Robyn welcome fourth child

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) attempts a shot during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward and wife Robyn are parents for a fourth time

Revolution cruise by Impact 3-1

New England Revolution's Henry Kessler, center, celebrates with teammate Lee Nguyen, right, after scoring in the first half of an MLS soccer match as Montreal Impact's Emanuel Maciel (25) steps away, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Rookie Henry Kessler scored his first MLS goal and the New England Revolution cruised past the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Wednesday night

Yankees lose 14-1 to Blue Jays

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka slips as he reaches for a soft grounder by Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who was safe at first during the third inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Gary Sánchez made two of his team’s season-high four errors and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the sloppy Yankees 14-1, dealing New York perhaps a fatal blow in its race for home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs

Rays beat Mets, clinch AL East title

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe (8) celebrates with teammate Willy Adames, right, after Lowe hit a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets

Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with teammate Ondrej Palat (18) during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him, blowing the Dallas Stars out of an empty arena with a 5-2 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a series lead

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)

Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

3:55 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Sochi, Russia.

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: KIA Tigers at KT Wiz.

1:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates.

6 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals.

6:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

7:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox.

8 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals.

9:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx from Bradenton, Fla.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun from Bradenton, Fla.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Alabama-Birmingham at South Alabama.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network — NFL: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars.

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puntacana Resort and Club Championship from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Elmont, N.Y.

Soccer

2:40 p.m., CBSSN — UEFA Super Cup: Bayern Munich vs. Sevilla in final from Budapest, Hungary.

6:50 p.m., FS2 — Copa do Brasil: Atlético Goianiense vs. Fulminense from Goiãnia, Brazil.

Tennis

4 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Hamburg Open from Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.

4 a.m. (Friday), Tennis Channel — ATP: Hamburg Open from Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.

Volleyball

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Texas at Oklahoma.