A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays opened the playoffs Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Attendance will be limited to some season-ticket holders, players' families and 1,000 students.
Matt LaFleur and the Packers staff have reiterated to the players the importance of remaining vigilant and avoiding unnecessary contact with the outside world.
The trauma of losing a season — and the uncertainty of when it's safe to play again — prompted coaches and athletes to turn to the UA's Clinical and Sport Psychology Health Services. The department has helped coaches realize that they can't coach their players the same in the middle of a pandemic.
Team USA pitcher Cat Osterman is the first Athletes Unlimited softball champion.
"Once I found out it was real and the MAC is back, I was just excited."
Defense is especially fun when a team's playing quickly and intelligently, and the crowd is roaring. Wait, never mind the last part.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Altuve drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning for Houston after a two-out error by shortstop Jorge Polanco, and the Astros beat Minnesota 4-1 Tuesday to open their AL playoff series and stretch the Twins' all-time record postseason l…
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Giolito dazzled in his postseason debut, stymieing the Oakland Athletics through six perfect innings and sending the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory in the opener of their best-of-three wild-card series Tuesday.
Montana Neustadter’s passing statistics don’t jump off the page compared to some of the other quarterbacks in Southern Arizona. But there may not be a better dual-threat quarterback around.
BOISE — One of the first questions Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin had when he found out the Mountain West would be returning to action on Oct. 24 was who his team would play in the season opener.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito is pitching a perfect game through six innings against the Oakland Athletics in their playoff opener.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James.
Three weeks into the new PGA Tour season, Tyler McCumber might be the first example of how the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months can provide second chances.
Check out the quick-hitters from a welcome return to "football talk" from Nebraska's defensive personnel.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 39-year-old woman was charged Tuesday in what authorities say was an attempted kidnapping of the 9-month-old granddaughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana from his Southern California home.
Former Marana HS standout D'Marco Dunn might be staying in his new home state.
NU secondary coach Travis Fisher talked about losing three freshmen to transfer this offseason: “It’s been tough for everyone, this pandemic."
Steven M. Sipple and Parker Gabriel in the latest edition of Husker Extra's Two-Minute Drill.
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes showed once again that the defending Super Bowl champs are the class of the NFL.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a bill Tuesday to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry to discourage use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths.
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news conference.
PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic blamed her French Open meltdown on her U.S. Open lockdown — and she wasn’t too pleased about a no-call on a double bounce that helped her opponent avoid ceding the first set Wednesday, either.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was arrested Monday after he was accused of threatening and yelling at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson will miss the best-of-three AL first-round series against Houston because of a nagging injury to his right calf, and the team included rookie Alex Kirilloff on the roster that was set on Tuesday prior to Game 1.
HOUSTON (AP) — First baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees $7 million, a cut of nearly 20% from his 2020 deal.