Sports News for Thursday September 29, 2016

>>Red Sox Win AL East


(Bronx, NY)  —  The Red Sox are American League East champions.  The BoSox captured the division crown when the Orioles rallied for a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.  It turned out to be a huge rally as the Red Sox blew a 3-0, ninth-inning lead en route to a 5-3 loss to the rival Yankees later in the night.


>>Mets Closing In On Playoff Spot


(Miami, FL)  —  The Mets are closing in on a playoff spot.  New York’s magic number now stands at two following a win over the Marlins and losses by the Giants and Cardinals.  The Mets have a game-and-a-half lead on the Giants for the top NL wild card.  St. Louis is a game behind San Francisco for the second spot.


>>Cardinals Clipped By Reds


(St. Louis, MO)  —  Mike Leake was outdueled by Anthony DeSclafani as the Cardinals lost 2-1 to the Reds at Busch Stadium.  Adam Duvall singled in Cincinnati’s two runs, while St. Louis scored its lone run on Matt Adams’ double-play ball in the fifth.  Leake gave up two runs in five innings to fall to 9-and-12.


>>Pirates Double Up Cubs


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  John Jaso hit for the cycle as the Pirates doubled up the Cubs, 8-4.  Jake Arrieta was rocked for seven runs on 10 hits in five innings.  He dropped to 18-and-8.  Anthony Rizzo hit his 32nd homer and tallied his 106th RBI.


>>Cubs Extend Epstein, Front Office


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs are locking up their front office brain trust.  The Cubs have agreed to a five-year extension with president Theo Epstein, which is reportedly worth more than 50-million dollars.  General manager Jed Hoyer and assistant Jason McLeod have also received extensions.  Epstein originally signed a five-year, 18.5-million-dollar deal in 2011.


>>Frazier’s 40th Homer Sends White Sox To Win


(Chicago, IL)  —  Todd Frazier’s 40th homer of the season was all the offense the White Sox needed in a 1-0 win over the Rays.  Miguel Gonzalez scattered three hits over eight-and-a-third innings to improve to 5-and-8.  David Robertson got the final two outs for his 37th save.


>>Cowboys’ Bryant Has Fracture In Knee


(Frisco, TX)  —  Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is dealing with a hairline fracture in his knee.  The injury was revealed yesterday after Bryant reportedly missed an MRI and team meetings on Monday and Tuesday.  Bryant was reportedly fined for the absences and his status for Sunday’s game against the 49ers is unknown.


>>Bengals Host Dolphins


(Cincinnati, OH)  —  Week Four of the NFL season kicks off with the Bengals battling the Dolphins tonight in Cincinnati.  Each team is 1-and-2 on the season.  In college football tonight, seventh-ranked Houston is home to clash with UConn.


>>Tebow Homers In First Instructional Game At-Bat


(Port St. Lucie, FL)  —  Tim Tebow’s baseball career is off to a strong start.  The former NFL quarterback hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in his first career instructional league game in Florida.  Tebow signed a minor league contract with the Mets earlier this month.


>>Kyle Busch Visits White House


(Washington, DC)  —  NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his team visited President Obama at the White House to celebrate his 2015 Sprint Cup Series championship yesterday.  After missing 11 races early in the season due to a broken leg, Busch came back to win five races on the way to his first career championship.


>>Colts Clash With Jaguars In London


(London, England)  —  The Colts clash with the Jaguars on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, England.  Indianapolis sits at 1-and-2 after beating the Chargers in Week Three.  The Jaguars are winless.  The Colts are the road team for Sunday’s matchup.


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