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It was the middle of the pandemic, the Boston Red Sox stunk, and with major league ballparks empty in 2020, they couldn’t even count on the crowd to get them going. During one especially humdrum road game at the Rays’ Tropicana Field, coach Jason Varitek suggested they needed to put some fun back into the game.

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer October 13, 2021
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Everybody expected a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they’ve got it.

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer October 13, 2021
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Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves will get another chance to finish the job they came agonizingly close to achieving a year ago.

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer October 12, 2021
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It was Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman once again.

By JAY COHEN, AP Baseball Write October 12, 2021
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Chris Paul has found his basketball nirvana with the Phoenix Suns, playing with a bunch of gym rats who care deeply about winning games and bringing an NBA title to the desert.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer October 12, 2021
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It's a tie. And unlike multiple games this past weekend, this one won't be decided by a 10-minute extra period as this week's AP Pro32 poll has two teams sharing top billing: the Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills.

By SIMMI BUTTAR, AP Pro Football Writer October 12, 2021
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Evan Longoria powered a home run off Max Scherzer through fierce wind. Chris Taylor and pinch-hitter Gavin Lux fell short, putting the defending World Series champions on the brink of elimination.

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer October 12, 2021
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Kiké Hernandez delivered Boston's second straight walk-off win, scoring pinch-runner Danny Santana with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to send the Red Sox to the AL Championship Series with a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer October 11, 2021
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Jon Gruden has resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer October 11, 2021
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The Arizona Cardinals have won offensive shootouts and defensive struggles. They’ve won blowouts and tight games. They’ve been really good at times and also enjoyed a little luck. They’ve got an MVP contender at quarterback, tough veterans, emerging young stars and quality unsung role players.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer October 11, 2021
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Julio Urías shut down San Francisco and contributed an RBI single for his cause, Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock delivered two-run doubles to blow it open in the sixth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Giants 9-2 on Saturday night to even their NL Division Series at one game apiece.

By Associated Press October 10, 2021
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Diana Taurasi has the Phoenix Mercury back in the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014.

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer October 9, 2021
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Matthew Stafford threw for 365 yards and a touchdown and the Los Angeles Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 26-17 on Thursday night in a game Russell Wilson left in the second half with a finger injury on his throwing hand.

By TIM BOOTH Associated Press October 7, 2021
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The Arizona Cardinals are at the top of the NFL right now as the league’s final remaining undefeated team.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer October 7, 2021
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The Vegas Golden Knights have made deep playoff runs in three of their four years and are used to being looked at as the team to beat in the Western Conference.

By LARRY LAGE, AP Hockey Writer October 6, 2021
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The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Alex Galchenyuk to a one-year deal. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed.

By Associated Press October 6, 2021
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Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber homered off Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, and Nathan Eovaldi took a shutout into the sixth inning to help the Boston Red Sox beat New York 6-2 Tuesday night in the AL wild-card game.

By JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press October 5, 2021
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Wishing his “older brother” Kobe Bryant could be there by his side, Pau Gasol finally put an end to a basketball career that went “way beyond my dreams and expectations.”

By TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer October 5, 2021
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Kyler Murray has progressed from a pretty good quarterback to one of the NFL's elite in a hurry.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer October 5, 2021
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And then there was one. After four weeks there is only one unbeaten team left in the NFL. To the surprise of many, it's the Arizona Cardinals.

By SIMMI BUTTAR, AP Pro Football Writer October 5, 2021
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The Northern Arizona Wranglers have named Les Moss as their new head coach, who brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the one-year-old franchise and to Prescott Valley, according to a news release.

October 4, 2021
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The Phoenix Mercury have three of the best players in the WNBA, each one capable of taking over a game.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer October 4, 2021
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In every quarter of a dominant victory on the Rams' home turf, Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals confirmed they're no longer the annual afterthought in the NFC West.

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer October 4, 2021
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There's no getting around the fact the Arizona Diamondbacks were a bad baseball team in 2021. Very bad. Nearly historically bad.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer October 4, 2021
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Pavin Smith reached base five times and Arizona chased Antonio Senzatela with a six-run first inning in an 11-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

By JACK THOMPSON Associated Press October 2, 2021

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