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MLB roundup

Toronto pitching coach Pete Walker of East Lyme yells at umpires after starting pitcher Ryan Borucki was ejected after hitting Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch during the eighth inning of Wednesday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tampa Bay won, 7-1. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch, apparent retribution for scooping up a Toronto scouting report two days earlier, and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched a postseason berth with a 7-1 victory over the Blue Jays

Patriots expect to be challenged by Kamara, savvy Saints

Jets quarterback Zach Wilson throws under pressure from New England's Joejuan Williams during the second half of Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. New England won, 25-6. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

The Patriots’ defense made strides in last week’s win, holding the Jets to just two field goals

Jones happy to talk about Eli, more tight-lipped on Giants

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones runs downfield with the ball during the first half of a Sept. 16 game against Washington in Landover, Md. Washington won on a game-ending field goal, 30-29. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones knows the significance of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium

Jets' Saleh hearing suggestions, criticisms, even from Mom

Jets head coach Robert Saleh argues with referees during the first half of Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England at MetLife Stadium. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Robert Saleh has heard all kinds of opinions, criticisms and suggestions just two games into his NFL head coaching career

Rookie NFL quarterbacks struggling through first two weeks

Jets quarterback Zach Wilson gets up after being sacked during the second half of Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England at MetLife Stadium. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

The rookie class of quarterbacks that entered the season full of fanfare is finding the adjustment to the NFL is not very easy

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Connecticut guard Briann January tips the ball away from Atlanta guard Courtney Williams during Sunday's game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Connecticut won, 84-64. Connecticut is the top seed in the WNBA playoffs, which begin Thursday, and received a double-bye to next week's best-of-five semifinals. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut and Las Vegas earned double byes in the WNBA playoffs and won't begin postseason play until next week

NHL finds no evidence Evander Kane gambled on games

In this March 24 file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane watches during a game against the Los Angeles Kings in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The NHL has found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigating allegations made by his estranged wife

U.S. seeks answers to why Europe keeps winning Ryder Cup

Team Europe's Tommy Fleetwood hits from a bunker on the first hole during Wednesday's practice at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wis. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

The Americans always seem to bring the better players to the Ryder Cup

No cute nicknames but ton of talent in Spieth-Thomas pairing

Team USA's Jordan Spieth watches a shot by Team USA's Justin Thomas during Wednesday's practice at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wis. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas almost surely will be paired together in both foursomes and fourballs beginning Friday at the Ryder Cup

'The Postman' Poulter delivers, annoys come Ryder Cup time

Europe teammates pour champagne over Ian Poulter as they celebrate winning the Ryder Cup on Oct. 4, 2010 at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. They call Poulter “The Postman” — because come Ryder Cup time, he always delivers. (Jon Super/AP Photo)

Ian Poulter is a very good golfer who is writing the closing chapters of a very good career

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MLB roundup

Toronto pitching coach Pete Walker of East Lyme yells at umpires after starting pitcher Ryan Borucki was ejected after hitting Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch during the eighth inning of Wednesday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tampa Bay won, 7-1. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch, apparent retribution for scooping up a Toronto scouting report two days earlier, and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched a postseason berth with a 7-1 victory over the Blue Jays

Schwarber, Sale help Boston win seventh in a row, 12-5 over Mets

Boston's Kyle Schwarber, center, is congratulated by Enrique Hernandez (5) after his two-run home run in the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Mets at Fenway Park. Boston won, 12-5. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Kyle Schwarber homered twice and scored four times, and Chris Sale struck out eight in five innings on Wednesday night to lead the yellow-and-blue-clad Red Sox to their seventh straight win, 12-5 over the New York Mets.

Yanks rally to sweep Rangers, roll into Fenway showdown

The Yankees' Gary Sanchez flips his bat after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of Wednesday's 7-3 win over Texas at Yankee Stadium. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Gleyber Torres doubled home Joey Gallo for the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Gary Sánchez followed with a two-run homer and the New York Yankees rallied past the Texas Rangers 7-3 to cap a three-game sweep before beginning a...

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Packers dominate second half, bounce back to beat Lions 35-17

Packers running back Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown run during the second half of Monday's against Detroit in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won, 35-17. (Matt Ludtke/AP Photo)

Aaron Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score, and the Green Bay Packers had a welcome return to normal after an embarrassing opening-week loss

Defense finds its groove in Patriots' first victory

J.C. Jackson (27) celebrates his interception during the first half of the Patriots' 25-6 win over the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

The New England Patriots struggled on both sides of the ball in their season-opening loss to Miami

Giants' Golladay said he was yelling at Garrett, not Jones

Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay looses control of the ball while being covered by Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller during the second half of a Sept. 16 game in Landover, Md. Washington won, 30-29. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Quarterback Daniel Jones wasn’t the target of wide receiver Kenny Golladay’s ire in the New York Giants' loss to Washington last week

Jets confident Wilson's 'in a good place' after four-INT game

Jets quarterback Zach Wilson scrambles for a first down during the second half of Sunday's game against New England at MetLife Stadium. New Englad won, 25-6. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Zach Wilson had a day to forget even if it will be difficult for Jets fans to do just that

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NHL finds no evidence Evander Kane gambled on games

In this March 24 file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane watches during a game against the Los Angeles Kings in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The NHL has found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigating allegations made by his estranged wife

Zdeno Chara, 44, returning to Islanders on one-year deal

In this April 17, 2021, file photo, Washington's Zdeno Chara controls the puck during a game against the Flyers in Philadelphia. Chara is returning to the team he started his career with after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Islanders. It will be the 44-year-old 24th NHL season. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Zdeno Chara is returning to the team where he started his career after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Islanders

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Canada forward Sidney Crosby, left, scores a goal past Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, Pool)

NHL players are going back to the Olympics

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Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

In this Sept. 22 file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) shoots over Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) during a WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards

Sun's Miller earns back-to-back WNBA Coach of the Month honors

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller was named WNBA Coach of the Month for September on Monday, his second monthly honor in a row and the third of his career.

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No cute nicknames but ton of talent in Spieth-Thomas pairing

Team USA's Jordan Spieth watches a shot by Team USA's Justin Thomas during Wednesday's practice at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wis. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas almost surely will be paired together in both foursomes and fourballs beginning Friday at the Ryder Cup

'The Postman' Poulter delivers, annoys come Ryder Cup time

Europe teammates pour champagne over Ian Poulter as they celebrate winning the Ryder Cup on Oct. 4, 2010 at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. They call Poulter “The Postman” — because come Ryder Cup time, he always delivers. (Jon Super/AP Photo)

Ian Poulter is a very good golfer who is writing the closing chapters of a very good career

Schwarber, Sale help Boston win seventh in a row, 12-5 over Mets

Boston's Kyle Schwarber, center, is congratulated by Enrique Hernandez (5) after his two-run home run in the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Mets at Fenway Park. Boston won, 12-5. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Kyle Schwarber homered twice and scored four times, and Chris Sale struck out eight in five innings on Wednesday night to lead the yellow-and-blue-clad Red Sox to their seventh straight win, 12-5 over the New York Mets.

Yanks rally to sweep Rangers, roll into Fenway showdown

The Yankees' Gary Sanchez flips his bat after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of Wednesday's 7-3 win over Texas at Yankee Stadium. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Gleyber Torres doubled home Joey Gallo for the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Gary Sánchez followed with a two-run homer and the New York Yankees rallied past the Texas Rangers 7-3 to cap a three-game sweep before beginning a...

Yankees beat Rangers to keep pace in playoff race

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot and the New York Yankees powered past the Texas Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in the crowded AL wild-card chase

Wild card leader Red Sox beat stumbling Mets 6-3

Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, right, is congratulated by J.D. Martinez (28) after his two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Fenway Park, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Xander Bogaerts hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the sixth, lifting the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox over the stumbling New York Mets 6-3

NFL notes

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb takes part in drills during an NFL football practice at the team's headquarters Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs another ankle surgery and will miss several weeks

Handling friction at Ryder Cup a European specialty

Team Europe's Sergio Garcia smiles as he answers questions during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The stories about Ryder Cup teammates not getting along is nothing new

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

4:25 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Russian Grand Prix practice from Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians in first game of a doubleheader. 

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres. 

6:30 p.m., NESN — Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings at Worcester Red Sox.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies. 

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels. 

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Dallas Wings at Chicago Sky.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Marshall at Appalachian State.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Alcorn State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans.

Futsal

10:30 a.m., FS2 — FIFA World Cup: Argentina vs. Paraguay from Vilnius, Lithuania.  

Golf

5 p.m., Golf Channel — Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony from Kohler, Wis.

Horse Racing

2 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

Rugby

5:30 a.m. (Friday), FS2 — NRL playoffs: South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Mangy-Warringah from Milton, Australia.

Soccer

8 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF League: FC Santa Lucia vs. Deportivo Saprissa from Guatemala City.

10 p.m., FS2 — CONCACAF League: CD Universitario vs. FC Motagua from La Chorrera, Panama.

Swimming

2 p.m., CBSSN — International Swimming League from Naples, Italy.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Moselle Open from Metz, France; WTA J&T Bank Open from Ostrava, Czech Republic; ATP Astana Open from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.