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Baby fat proves to be a boon for Toronto FC's Silva, prompting move to goalkeeper

Baby fat proves to be a boon for Toronto FC's Silva, prompting move to goalkeeper

TORONTO — Kevin Silva can thank pre-teen baby fat for a move that helped turn soccer into a profession. "I grew up as a striker actually," he explained.
Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

PARIS — Saying she is “struggling to walk,” Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from the French Open before her second-round match Wednesday because of an injured Achilles heel.
Tuesday's Games

Tuesday's Games

Tuesday's Games MLB American League Houston 4 Minnesota 1 (Astros lead series 1-0) Chicago White Sox 4 Oakland 1 (White Sox lead series 1-0) Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 1 (Rays lead series 1-0) N.Y.
Rays strike first with 3-1 win in opener of wild-card series against Blue Jays

Rays strike first with 3-1 win in opener of wild-card series against Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays experimented Tuesday with an unusual pitching setup that almost worked. The bats were much too quiet though for the plan to succeed.
Titans have NFL's 1st COVID-19 outbreak; next game still on

Titans have NFL's 1st COVID-19 outbreak; next game still on

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans won't be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for the coronavirus, the first outbreak to hit the NFL as it tries to play a full schedule amid the pandemic.
Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins' record losing streak at 17

Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins' record losing streak at 17

MINNEAPOLIS — Tarnished by scandal at the start of the year and below average during this pandemic-abbreviated season, the Houston Astros showed up for the playoffs with their usual confidence and poise.
Giolito dazzles, Abreu slugs White Sox past A's in opener

Giolito dazzles, Abreu slugs White Sox past A's in opener

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lucas Giolito released a brief yell of delight and marched quickly back to the dugout, his work day going just brilliantly for the Chicago White Sox.
Mighty Heart captures $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes to move closer to Triple Crown

Mighty Heart captures $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes to move closer to Triple Crown

FORT ERIE, Ont. — It's two down, one more to go for jockey Daisuke Fukumoto and Mighty Heart. Mighty Heart passed Clayton in deep stretch to capture the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on Tuesday.
'You have to be ready': Oilers' Draisaitl prepares for uncertain season

'You have to be ready': Oilers' Draisaitl prepares for uncertain season

Leon Draisaitl is used to fine tuning his game and building chemistry with his Edmonton Oilers teammates at this time of the year. The star forward is usually wrapping up pre-season hockey by the end of September. But this is 2020.
Canadian Denis Shapovalov advances to second round at French Open

Canadian Denis Shapovalov advances to second round at French Open

PARIS — Denis Shapovalov is the lone Canadian male heading to the second round of the French Open. The No. 9 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat French veteran Gilles Simon 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 on Tuesday at the clay-court Grand Slam.