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Scott Dixon victorious in IndyCar's delayed season opener

IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without any fans in the stands. Scott Dixon was the fastest for most of the day at a place he knows well.

Koskinen carries Oilers into OT before Chiasson's power-play marker stops Stars

Alex Chiasson scored a power-play goal 1:08 into overtime, Mikko Koskinen stopped 42 shots and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Tuesday night in a matchup of likely Western Conference playoff teams.

Stars start off 2020 with Winter Classic win over Predators

Alexander Radulov scored the tiebreaking goal on a one-timer with just under 15 minutes left, Andrej Sekera quickly added another goal and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators in the NHL Winter Classic on Wednesday.
ALDS Game 5

Cole masterpiece propels Astros to ALCS

Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series.

Heavy-hearted Angels return to field after Skaggs' death

With the memory of Tyler Skaggs weighing heavy on their hearts, the Los Angeles Angels took the field for their first game since the death of the much-loved 27-year-old pitcher who got to play for his favourite childhood team.

Blues power past Stars to force Game 7

Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais scored in a 33-second span of the third period for St. Louis that knocked Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop out of the game, and the Blues beat the Stars 4-1 on Sunday to force Game 7 in the second-round Western Conference semifinal series.

Stars chase Rinne early in rout of Preds

Roope Hintz and Alexander Radulov scored power-play goals on Dallas' first two shots, and the Stars chased Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne with an early four-goal onslaught, beating the Predators 5-1 Wednesday night and evening the best-of-seven series at two games each.

Rangers' Beltre retires after 21 MLB seasons

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers retired Tuesday after 21 seasons in a career in which he hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican Republic to have 3,000 hits.

Rangers hire former Blue Jays shortstop Woodward to manage

Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. The former Toronto Blue Jays shortstop received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022.

Pitcher Doug Fister sees benefits of early signing with Rangers

Right-hander Doug Fister spent a lot less time on the free agent market this off-season, finalizing a one-year, $4-million US contract Tuesday with the pitching-needy Texas Rangers that could be worth up to $11.5 million over two seasons.

NFL names 1st female replay official

Terri Valenti always enjoyed football as a little girl, but never dreamed then of being in the NFL. That became her goal only after officiating games for the first time in 1999.

Blue Jays start strong, hold on to beat Rangers

Darwin Barney's two-run homer capped a six-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays held on for a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

James Hinchcliffe penalized for involvement in huge IndyCar crash

Only eight of the 22-car field actually crossed the finish line due to a huge crash involving Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe at an IndyCar race in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday night.

Blue Jays, Rangers bring hard feelings into ALDS rematch

There was Jose Bautista's emphatic bat flip after his tiebreaking homer last October, and then Rougned Odor's punch in May that ignited a bench-clearing brawl the last time the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays played. Today, the bitter rivals sqaure off in Game 1 of the ALDS at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Rangers' Prince Fielder gets emotional as career ends following surgeries

Prince Fielder wiped away tears, pointed to his two sons sitting next to him and talked about being in big league clubhouses since he was their age.