Tigers throw Gardenhire a going-away party, rally late to beat Indians, 5-2
DETROIT — The games must go on.Just a couple of hours after saying goodbye to manager Ron Gardenhire, who announced his retirement Saturday afternoon, effective immediately, the Tigers scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-2, at Comerica Park.The win, the 500th career victory for interim manager Lloyd McClendon, snapped the Tigers’ three-game losing streak.Stymied for the first seven innings, the Tigers sent nine hitters to the plate in the eighth.Harold Castro, who drove in the first run with a two-out double in the first inning, got it started with a w...
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Phillies win third in a row, gain ground in playoff race with 3-1 win over Blue Jays
PHILADELPHIA — The right-field wall at Citizens Bank Park provided updates Saturday night, as it always does, on the 14 major league games being played away from South Philadelphia. This is the time of year — late September when the Phillies are in a playoff race — when the action on the field feels about as important as the happenings on the out-of-town scoreboard.There was more to watch for the Phillies on Saturday than their 3-1 win over Toronto. There were games in Pittsburgh, Miami, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Colorado, and even Oakland to monitor.“I’ve always scoreboard watched,” Phillies man...
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UCF shakes off slow third quarter, routs Georgia Tech
ATLANTA — UCF coaches talked about quarterback Dillon Gabriel’s growth and improvement from his true freshman to sophomore seasons.It didn’t take long for Gabriel to showcase the strides he made during the offseason, tossing three touchdown passes while guiding No. 14 UCF to a 49-21 road win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.The Knights had to overcome an ugly third quarter, eventually pulling away thanks to three fourth-quarter scores.UCF coach Josh Heupel praised the Knights for coping with extensive coronavirus restrictions and a national fight against social injustice, unifying to kick off the...
Bryson DeChambeau finishes U.S. Open third round two shots out of lead
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — He has stuck with his game plan all week and while it has gotten him into some trouble on some holes, it also has Bryson DeChambeau two shots out of the U.S. Open lead going into the final round, when he will match bombs with Matthew Wolff.DeChambeau hung in there after a tough start with bogeys on his first two holes and on a day when he hit only three fairways.“The round today was a huge battle,” he said, before heading off to the lighted practice range to work on his driver. “I was proud of the way I persevered out there. It was difficult, especially when you’re not hitti...
New York Daily News
U.S. Open notebook: Patrick Reed could have ruined his own chances
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Patrick Reed probably shot himself out of contention with a back nine 43 that left him 7-over for the day and tied for 11th place. He goes into Sunday eight shots out after having a three-shot lead through three holes of his third round.“Anyone in my position would be frustrated, especially with having the lead going into today,” he said.Still, he was able to muster a bit of gallows humor.“I got all my bad shots out of the way,” he said. “It was just one of those days. I couldn’t find a fairway, and from there trying to guess out of the rough all day, it was just hard. It wa...
New York Daily News
Royals rookie Kris Bubic hard-luck loser vs. Brewers
Kansas City Royals’ rookie left-hander Kris Bubic faced off against a Milwaukee Brewers lineup that battered veteran lefty Danny Duffy one night earlier, and Bubic didn’t blink.However, Bubic was the hard-luck loser in a 5-0 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park on Saturday night. The Brewers, who scored four runs against the Royals’ bullpen in the eighth inning, clinched a series victory ahead of Sunday afternoon’s finale of the three-game set.The Royals (21-31) have now lost three of four. Salvador Perez saw the end of his streak of multi-hit games as well as his streak of games with an extra-b...
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White Sox hit 5 home runs, Dallas Keuchel looks sharp in return in 5-0 win against Reds
Dallas Keuchel didn’t show any rust in his return from the injured list.The Chicago White Sox starter struck out seven in four scoreless innings Saturday in a 5-0 victory against the Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.All five runs came via solo home runs. Tim Anderson homered twice and Nomar Mazara hit his first homer of the season. Anderson, Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the eighth against reliever Robert Stephenson.The Sox magic number for clinching the American League Central is four.Starting pitching was the story early in the game as Keuche...
FSU coach Mike Norvell tests positive for COVID-19
Florida State football coach Mike Norvell tested positive for COVID-19, is not reporting any symptoms and is in quarantine, the Seminoles athletic department announced Saturday.FSU has a bye this week and deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will take over preparing the Seminoles for a game at Miami on Sept. 26.“In our most recent round of COVID testing yesterday, I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests this week,” Norvell stated in an FSU news release. “My wife and daughter were tested this morning with negative results but are quarantining.“My result was surpri...
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announces he's retiring
DETROIT — At 2 p.m., Ron Gardenhire was on his daily Zoom meeting with the media, answering questions like it was just another day.A couple of hours later, he informed general manager Al Avila that he was retiring — effective immediately.“It started out as a pretty routine thing, just talking to Al,” said Gardenhire, who was finishing up the third and final season of his three-year contract. “We talked about a few things and I just told him that I was going to retire.“I’d thought about at the end of the season, but with the way I’ve been feeling since the bout of food poisoning I had in Minnes...
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Fired Parkland cops may be reinstated — because of an omission in paperwork
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The future of the three deputies who were fired for their failures in the Parkland school massacre may come down to a key phrase left off investigative paperwork: “Under penalty of perjury, I declare that I have read the foregoing document and that the facts in it are true.”Under Florida law, internal affairs investigators must swear, among other things, that they’ve read reports about officers in their entirety and that the forms are accurate. But the version of the oath that the Broward Sheriff’s Office used on its forms over the past decade omitted that one line — an...