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Smoak caps off 7-run 9th inning as Jays storm back to stun Rays

Sitting in the home dugout at Rogers Centre, Justin Smoak had a front-row seat as his Toronto Blue Jays teammates staged one of the biggest comebacks in team history. And then suddenly it was the veteran slugger’s turn at the plate. Smoak hit a solo blast to cap off a seven-run ninth inning as Toronto rallied to a 9-8 win ...

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Europe's finest get back in the saddle

UEFA Champions League group stage kicks off on Tuesday Ronaldo-less, Lopetegui-led Real Madrid out to make it four in a row 2010 champions Inter Milan return after seven-year absence While UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid may have their trip to United Arab Emirates and the FIFA Club World Cup in December at the back of their minds, beginning their ...

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Cowboys bounce back with dominant win over Giants on SNF

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the third play of the game and the Dallas Cowboys sacked Eli Manning six times in a 20-13 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. The Dallas defense was strong again, just as in an opening loss at Carolina, as the Cowboys (1-1) avoided ...

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Brazil backlash as footballers back far-right poll candidate

SAO PAULO (AP) — Often reticent to become embroiled in Brazilian politics, soccer players are making rare interventions as a far-right candidate’s presidential campaign polarizes the country. Felipe Melo, a fiery former Juventus midfielder who is back in Sao Paulo playing for Palmeiras, has been openly campaigning for Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the October election. A former army captain, Bolsonaro ...

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