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CARSON, Calif. (AP) — A local City Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to clear the path for a proposed $1.7 billion stadium near Los Angeles that could become the shared home to the NFL's San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders. The 3-0 by the Carson City Council...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yunel Escobar homered to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, then celebrated with a head-first slide into home plate, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the second homer of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base. "A little bit nervous," Plawecki said. Maybe, but it never showed in his big league debut. Plawecki...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yunel Escobar homered to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, then celebrated with a head-first slide into home plate, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the second homer of...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. Alex Ovechkin also scored and assisted on the decisive goal, which...
Power was evident from every vantage point at the year-end charity event hosted by Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy was there after completing his rookie season on the PGA Tour. So was Dustin Johnson, who already had won four times and messed up in two majors. Bubba Watson was just...
NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night. The Mets extended their longest winning streak since a 10...
DETROIT (AP) — Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. The 23-...
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10...