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Braves beat Giants 6-0 to clinch 2nd straight NL East title

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The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager. Acuña scored three runs to back… Read

TENNIS

Kerber through to Pan Pacific Open semifinals

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Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired injured in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. "It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the… Read

BASEBALL

Rakuten buys Taiwan pro baseball team

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Rakuten Inc. and La New International Corporation (La New) have concluded a basic agreement in which all shares held by La New in Lamigo Monkeys Co (Lamigo), the La New subsidiary that manages the Taiwanese professional baseball team the Lamigo Monkeys, will be transferred to Rakuten. Through this share purchase,… Read

BASEBALL

Yankees clinch first AL East title since 2012

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The New York Yankees clinched their first American League East division title since 2012 on Thursday with their 100th win of the Major League Baseball season. The Yankees cruised past the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 at Yankee Stadium -- one day after wasting a chance in a loss to the… Read

WRESTLING

Kawai wins 3rd world wrestling championship

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Japan's Risako Kawai defeated defending women's 57-kilogram champion Rong Ningning of China on Thursday to capture the third world championship gold medal of her career. Kawai had booked her spot at next year's Tokyo Olympics in the 57-kg division the day before by winning her semifinal. The 2016 Olympic 63-kg… Read

TENNIS

Giorgi upsets Stephens at Pan Pacific Open

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Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The unseeded Italian, who reached the semifinals last year, beat the 2017 U.S. Open champion to set up a quarterfinal match against Belgian Elise Mertens.… Read

GOLF

Woods part of 'Japan Skins' game to be shown live worldwide

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Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV. The exhibition is called "The Challenge: Japan Skins," and it will be played Oct 21 leading into the PGA Tour's first official event… Read

SOCCER

Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins

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Arsenal and Manchester United both relied on a teenager to get their Europa League campaigns off to a winning start on Thursday. Arsenal, last year's finalist, saw 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka score one goal and set up the other two in a 3-0 away victory over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt. And… Read

AUTO RACING

Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver heads into Sunday's race with a 63-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas. As with last year's race, drivers can expect sweltering heat and humidity.… Read

SAILING

$1 million payday awaits inaugural SailGP champion

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SailGP's inaugural season will end with one crew sailing off with $1 million. Tom Slingsby's Team Australia and Nathan Outteridge's Team Japan have all but clinched spots in the winner-take-all match race final scheduled for Sunday at the global league's season championship regatta in Marseille, France. It's a big payday… Read

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