Blue Jays vs. Yankees score: Live updates as AL East rivals open key series in playoff race; Red Sox face O’s – CBSSports.com

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays will begin a pivotal three-game series on Tuesday that will go a long way in determining the American League wild-card race. The Yankees will enter the contest a game up on the Boston Red Sox for the top spot and two games up on the Blue Jays overall. The Seattle Mariners, meanwhile, are 1 1/2 games back. A Yankees series win would make it difficult for the Blue Jays to catch up, but Toronto will send ace Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound…

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Los Angeles Angels’ Joe Maddon – Shohei Ohtani didn’t mean he wants to leave team – ESPN

7:43 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Shohei Ohtani‘s comments last weekend about wanting to win don’t mean the two-way star wants to leave the organization when he becomes a free agent after the 2023 season. Ohtani, an American League MVP front-runner with 45 home runs and a 3.18 ERA, said Sunday that although he likes the team, the fans and the atmosphere, his top priority is winning. “We all feel the same way — we all want to win,”…

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Knicks will have hard time duplicating their stingy defense – New York Post

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau only can hope the 2021-22 Knicks will be as nasty a defensive team as last season’s history-making unit. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year/defensive mastermind knows it will be a challenge to duplicate 2020-21 when the Knicks turned the World’s Most Famous Arena into the Garden of Defense. According to an NBA source, Thibodeau lobbied hard to bring back the team’s defensive heart-and-soul in starting shooting guard Reggie Bullock but team brass went another direction. The coach was disappointed. The Knicks could have had the…

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Knicks will have hard time duplicating their stingy defense – New York Post

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau only can hope the 2021-22 Knicks will be as nasty a defensive team as last season’s history-making unit. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year/defensive mastermind knows it will be a challenge to duplicate 2020-21 when the Knicks turned the World’s Most Famous Arena into the Garden of Defense. According to an NBA source, Thibodeau lobbied hard to bring back the team’s defensive heart-and-soul in starting shooting guard Reggie Bullock but team brass went another direction. The coach was disappointed. The Knicks could have had the…

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In One Moment, Messi and P.S.G. Make It All Work – The New York Times

PARIS — Lionel Messi picked the ball up in that spot, the one that has served as the starting point for so many of his finest moments, the one that he knows so well that it might as well be his spot. It has, for 15 years, been his base camp, his happy place: a few yards inside from the right touchline, a few yards from halfway. He was standing still as he controlled it. He had been standing still for some time, by that stage. Paris St.-Germain had taken…

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Drew Brees all for Tom Brady breaking his career passing yardage record in return to Foxborough – ESPN

6:45 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — When Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady takes the field Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to face his former team, the New England Patriots, he’ll need just 68 yards to break Drew Brees’ NFL career passing yardage record of 80,358 yards. “I’m a firm believer that records are meant to be broken,” said the former New Orleans Saints quarterback, who will be at the game working as an analyst for NBC Sports and has enjoyed a friendship with Brady dating back to…

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Kene Nwangwu could be making his debut soon – Daily Norseman

Through the first three games of the season, the offensive side of the football really hasn’t been much of an issue for the Minnesota Vikings. However, they could be getting a serious boost on that side of the football here very shortly. It sounds like #Vikings rookie RB Kene Nwangwu could return to practice as soon as Wednesday. He’s missed the required 3 games on IR with hyperextended left knee. Once a player is designated for return off IR, a team has 21 days to activate him. Nwangwu did work…

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Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau loves this big NBA rule change – New York Post

The NBA took measures to reduce the amount of fouls called this season, and defensive-minded Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau “thinks it’s a really good change.” “When I came into the league many years ago, you wouldn’t get two free throws unless you made an aggressive move to the basket,” Thibodeau said Tuesday after the Knicks’ first practice of training camp. “In the old days, if you were trying to trick the official, you didn’t get any calls. “Now, I think the league has caught up to that so hopefully it…

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Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau loves this big NBA rule change – New York Post

The NBA took measures to reduce the amount of fouls called this season, and defensive-minded Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau “thinks it’s a really good change.” “When I came into the league many years ago, you wouldn’t get two free throws unless you made an aggressive move to the basket,” Thibodeau said Tuesday after the Knicks’ first practice of training camp. “In the old days, if you were trying to trick the official, you didn’t get any calls. “Now, I think the league has caught up to that so hopefully it…

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Michael Owen says it’s time for Curtis Jones to ‘have a long run’ in the Liverpool team – Daily Mail

Michael Owen believes Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones needs a run in the side ‘for the sake of his career’ after his excellent display in their Champions League victory over Porto. The 20-year-old Liverpudlian bagged two assists and was heavily involved in the build up for two others, as Liverpool ran rampant with a 5-1 victory. Jones had to be patient at the start of the season but has got his chance by starting each of his team’s last three games. Curtis Jones (L) produced one of his best displays for Liverpool…

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