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MLB roundup

The Indians' Josh Naylor, right, signals safe after scoring past White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal on a single by Cesar Hernandez during the second inning of Monday's game in Cleveland. The Indians won, 7-4. (Ron Schwane/AP Photo)

Carlos Santana’s two-run homer snapped a tie in the fifth and José Ramírez homered again as the Cleveland Indians moved closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 7-4 win over the AL Central-leading White Sox

Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

Tampa Bay's Pat Maroon crashes into Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin during the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup on Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. Tampa Bay won, 3-2, to tie the best-of-seven series. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Tampa Bay has evened the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1 with a 3-2 win over Dallas

Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs. Saints

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller during the second half of Monday night's game in Las Vegas. The Raiders won, 34-24. (Isaac Brekken/AP Photo)

Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed in the stadium by beating the New Orleans Saints 34-24

Giants in 0-2 hole, now facing season without Barkley

Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith hits Giants quarterback Daniel Jones during the second half of Sunday's game in Chicago. The Bears won, 17-13. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

The New York Giants are not going to have a quick turnaround under new coach Joe Judge

Gase: Struggling Jets need to go on 'hyperdrive' to improve

San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert runs for a touchdown past Jets free safety Marcus Maye during Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. San Francisco won, 31-13. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

Adam Gase knows exactly where it all went wrong for the New York Jets

On Football: Week 2 not for the weak as injuries hit NFL

San Francisco defensive end Nick Bosa is helped off the field after being injured during the first half of Sunday's game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. Bosa, the 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year, tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

As careful as the NFL has been about preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus within the league, one thing it can’t control is a rash of major on-field injuries

Back to work: Celtics, Heat start getting ready for Game 4

Boston's Marcus Smart gestures to teammates late in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals against Miami on Sept. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Boston won,  117-106, to cut its series deficit to 2-1. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

The Boston Celtics got angry and it carried them to a big and needed win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals

Davis shows he has what it takes for biggest stage of career

The Lakers' Anthony Davis celebrates after making a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Denver, 105-103, in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Anthony Davis missed a potential winning shot in the Lakers' final game before the NBA season was suspended in March

COLUMNS

Are the feds really going to withhold money from 1st graders?

An elementary school with no ties whatsoever to CIAC may lose $400,000 in federal funding because...

Waterford's Petchark uses college experience to enjoy strong summer

With her junior golf days behind her, Caroline Petchark embraced the challenge of playing stiffer...

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MLB roundup

The Indians' Josh Naylor, right, signals safe after scoring past White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal on a single by Cesar Hernandez during the second inning of Monday's game in Cleveland. The Indians won, 7-4. (Ron Schwane/AP Photo)

Carlos Santana’s two-run homer snapped a tie in the fifth and José Ramírez homered again as the Cleveland Indians moved closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 7-4 win over the AL Central-leading White Sox

Rookie Kirk has HR, four hits, Jays beat Yankees 11-5

Toronto's Alejandro Kirk (85) is mobbed by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, Teoscar Hernández and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. after hitting a solo home run against the Yankees during the seventh inning of Monday's game in Buffalo, N.Y. Toronto won, 11-5. (Adrian Kraus/AP Photo)

Rookie Alejandro Kirk became the first catcher 21 or younger since Johnny Bench with at least four hits, including two for extra bases, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 11-5 to drop New York 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota for home-field...

Lowe homers, Rays inch past deGrom, Mets 2-1 despite 16 Ks

The Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after striking out during the ninth inning of Monday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay at Citi Field. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Nate Lowe homered and scored both runs against NL Cy Young Award contender Jacob deGrom, and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame 16 strikeouts to move closer to an AL East title by beating the New York Mets 2-1

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Despite close loss, Patriots' Newton sees offensive progress

New England quarterback Cam Newton passes as Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin closes in during the first half of Sunday's game in Seattle. The Seahawks won, 35-30. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

The Patriots came up a yard short of pulling off a comeback win at Seattle

Patriots fall short against Seahawks

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cam Newton was stopped at the 1-yard line on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks held on for a 35-30 win over the New England Patriots

Trubisky throws two TD passes in Bears' win over Giants

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack sacks Giants quarterback Daniel Jones during the second half of Sunday's game in Chicago. The Bears won, 17-13. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

Saquon Barkley left New York’s 17-13 loss at Chicago with a right knee injury, potentially sidelining the star running back for an extended period

At 0-2, 'embarrassed' Jets need to change things in a hurry

San Francisco defensive end Arik Armstead sacks Jets quarterback Sam Darnold during the first half of Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. San Francisco won, 31-13. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

The New York Jets talked all week about flushing away their season-opening loss and showing signs of progress

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Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

Tampa Bay's Pat Maroon crashes into Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin during the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup on Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. Tampa Bay won, 3-2, to tie the best-of-seven series. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Tampa Bay has evened the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1 with a 3-2 win over Dallas

Slow-starting Lightning seek early spark vs Stars in Game 2

Dallas goaltender Anton Khudobin makes a save against Tampa Bay center Blake Coleman as Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen defends during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup on Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta. Dallas won, 4-1. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

The Tampa Bay Lightning are placing an emphasis on getting off to better starts in preparing to face the hard-hitting Dallas Stars in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders players shake hands after the Lightning won in overtime of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Commissioner Gary Bettman says he wouldn't be surprised if the next NHL season begins after the tentatively planned Dec. 1 start date

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Sun know Aces are looking for payback

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, center, goes up to shoot between Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby, left, and guard Sugar Rodgers, right, during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA semifinal-round playoff game Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

The Connecticut Sun are fully aware that the Las Vegas Aces will be spitting hellfire from the jump in Game 2 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series on Tuesday. The Sun won Game 1, 87-62.

Sun thrash Aces, 87-62

Connecticut forward DeWanna Bonner, above, guard Natisha Hiedeman, center, and forward Theresa Plaisance celebrate after a 3-pointer by guard Jasmine Thomas late in the first half of Game 1 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff game against Las Vegas on Sunday in Bradenton, Fla. Connecticut won, 87-62. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Jasmine Thomas scored a franchise record 22 of her 31 points in the first half as the seventh-seeded Connecticut crushed top-seeded Las Vegas, 87-62, in Game 1 of a WNBA semifinal on Sunday.

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NASCAR's dizzying silly season will change landscape

Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 on Feb. 21, 2016 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hamlin is on the verge of announcing some sort of ownership group as the three-time Daytona 500 winner prepares for his future. (Chuck Burton/AP Photo)

NASCAR’s free agency comes at a time of unprecedented change

DeChambeau charts path with new methods, hard work

Bryson DeChambeau holds up the winner's trophy after winning the U.S. Open on Sunday in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Bryson DeChambeau showed there are different ways to win at golf, even a U.S. Open

Djokovic wins Rome title: 'I moved on' after U.S. Open default

Serbia's Novak Đjoković kisses his trophy after topping Argentina's Diego Sebastián Schwartzman during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament Monday in Rome. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Novak Djokovic has plenty to celebrate 15 days after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open

Giants' Barkley has ACL injury to right knee

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is brought down by Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the first half of an NFL game Sunday in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Rookie Kirk has HR, four hits, Jays beat Yankees 11-5

Toronto's Alejandro Kirk (85) is mobbed by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, Teoscar Hernández and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. after hitting a solo home run against the Yankees during the seventh inning of Monday's game in Buffalo, N.Y. Toronto won, 11-5. (Adrian Kraus/AP Photo)

Rookie Alejandro Kirk became the first catcher 21 or younger since Johnny Bench with at least four hits, including two for extra bases, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 11-5 to drop New York 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota for home-field...

Lowe homers, Rays inch past deGrom, Mets 2-1 despite 16 Ks

The Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after striking out during the ninth inning of Monday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay at Citi Field. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Nate Lowe homered and scored both runs against NL Cy Young Award contender Jacob deGrom, and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame 16 strikeouts to move closer to an AL East title by beating the New York Mets 2-1

Despite close loss, Patriots' Newton sees offensive progress

New England quarterback Cam Newton passes as Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin closes in during the first half of Sunday's game in Seattle. The Seahawks won, 35-30. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

The Patriots came up a yard short of pulling off a comeback win at Seattle

Patriots fall short against Seahawks

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cam Newton was stopped at the 1-yard line on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks held on for a 35-30 win over the New England Patriots

ON THE AIR

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: Samsung Lions at NC Dinos.

3 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals in a doubleheader.

6:30 p.m., YES, ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Mets.

7:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox.

9 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers.

5:25 a.m. (Wednesday), ESPN2 — Korean: SK Wyverns at LG Twins.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun from Bradenton, Fla.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx from Bradenton, Fla.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Exhibition: Payne's Valley Cup from Ridgedale, Mo.

Tennis

4 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: European Open from Hamburg, Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.

4 a.m. (Wednesday), Tennis Channel — ATP: European Open from Hamburg, Germany; WTA Strasbourg International from France.