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Indians advance but Rays, Rangers need tie-breaker for post-season spot

Tampa Bay Rays' Yunel Escobar, center, celebrates with teammates Joel Peralta and James Loney after turning a bases-loaded double play to end the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Toronto. AP

Texas and Tampa Bay both won Sunday to book a one-game showdown for the final Major League Baseball playoff berth while the Cleveland Indians won to capture a post-season spot.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Yankees miss playoffs for 2nd time in 19 years

New York Yankees relief pitcher David Huff reacts after allowing a sixth-inning, three-run home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in New York. AP

The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night while they were losing to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Zellous leads Fever past Sky in WNBA playoffs

Indiana Fever guard Briann January, left, fouls Chicago Sky forward Swin Cash during the second half in Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Rosemont, Ill. The Fever won 85-72. AP

Shavonte Zellous scored 20 points to lead the defending-champion Indiana Fever in an 85-72 victory over the Chicago Sky in the opener of their WNBA Eastern Conference semifinal series Friday.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Red Sox, Dodgers clinch playoff spots

Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones hits a solo home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. AP

John Lackey’s no-hit bid ended with a dramatic homer, but that didn’t stop the Boston Red Sox from clinching a playoff spot with a 3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Pacers even up series with 91-77 win over Heat

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Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Paul George finished with 28 points, and the Indiana Pacers forced a deciding game in the Eastern Conference finals with a 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Pacers steal Game 2 from Heat, 97-93

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) hangs from the basket after dunking the ball during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. AP

Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, David West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Indiana Pacers evened the Eastern Conference finals with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Friday night.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Parity abounds so far in NBA conference semifinals

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade and LeBron James warm up before facing the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Charles Trainor Jr)

Parity has struck the NBA playoffs, where the conference semifinals are all fit to be tied.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

A romp for the Heat, who top Bulls to tie series

Miami Heat forward LeBron James dunks against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of Game 2 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Miami. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

So much for that notion of the Miami Heat being in trouble. Sure, they’ve lost home-court advantage in these Eastern Conference semifinals. But an absolute domination of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night made the reigning NBA champions look like the clear-cut team to beat in this title race once again.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Trash talk, bad blood reign in NBA playoffs

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, right, has words with New York Knicks' Kenyon Martin during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Talk is cheap in these NBA playoffs, and it seems as if everyone wants in on the act.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA Playoff Capsules

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over Boston Celtics forwards Kevin Garnett (5) and Brandon Bass (30) during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Friday, May 3, 2013. Anthony had 21 points as the Knicks won 88-80, eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs. AP

Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and the New York Knicks held on after blowing most of a 26-point lead to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 in Game 6 on Friday night and advance in the postseason for the first time since 2000.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Bogut giving Warriors big lift in playoffs

Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut, top left, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets' Andre Iguodala, center, as Warriors' Harrison Barnes, right, watches during the first half of Game 6 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 2, 2013. AP

Earlier this season, Andrew Bogut wondered what Stephen Curry must have thought about him after all the talk about the two forming a potent inside-out combination for the Golden State Warriors.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Thunder’s Westbrook out, needs knee surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) is fouled by Houston Rockets center Omer Asik as he shoots in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Oklahoma City won 105-102. AP

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Heat burn Bucks in playoff opener

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LeBron “King” James and the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat opened their playoff campaign in regal style Sunday with a wire-to-wire 110-87 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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