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Woods ends five-year drought with Tour Championship triumph

After five years of complications in his personal life and injury woes, Woods reasserted his status as the best frontrunner in the history of the sport, leading throughout the final round and finishing at 11-under-par 269 at East Lake. Amid raucous scenes with the massive gallery chanting his name as they stampeded the final fairway, he raised his arms in triumph after tapping in to move within two victories of Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82 PGA Tour titles. “I was having a hard time not crying coming up the last hole,” Woods said after sharing a moment of celebration with caddie Joe LaCava.

Tigers end home schedule with 3-2 loss to Royals

Cam Gallagher had a go-ahead, two-run single, Adalberto Mondesi homered and Kansas City edged Detroit 3-2 in the Tigers’ home finale on Sunday afternoon. Alcides Escobar and Rosell Herrera each had two hits and scored a run for the Royals (54-102). Mondesi also had two hits. Brad Keller (9-6) limited

Mikolas pitches Cardinals past Giants

Right-hander Miles Mikolas allowed just two hits in seven innings en route to his 17th win and Jose Martinez highlighted a five-run sixth inning with a two-run double Sunday afternoon, allowing the St. Louis Cardinals to sweep a three-game series from …

Yelich, Shaw go deep as Brewers rout Pirates

EditorsNote: adds new fourth graf to reflect updated standings Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw hit towering home runs Sunday as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers clobbered the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-6. Milwaukee scored four runs on wild pitches, two on ba…

Former Red Sox pitcher Stange dies

Former major league pitcher Lee Stange died Friday, according to the Boston Red Sox. Stange was a member of Boston’s “Impossible Dream” team in 1967 that won the team’s first American League pennant in 21 years. The right-hander went 8-10 with a 2.77 ERA in 35 appearances (24 starts

Top 25 roundup: Old Dominion stuns No. 13 Virginia Tech

Blake LaRussa came off the bench to throw four touchdown passes and run for a fifth score as previously winless Old Dominion pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the college football season with a 49-35 triumph over 13th-ranked Virginia Tech in Norfolk, Va. LaRussa entered the game on Monarchs’

MLB roundup: Braves wrap up NL East

Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz opened the game with six no-hit innings, and the Braves survived a late Philadelphia comeback for a 5-3 win, clinching the National League East title and sending them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. …

MLB roundup: Braves wrap up NL East

Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz opened the game with six no-hit innings, and the Braves survived a late Philadelphia comeback for a 5-3 win, clinching the National League East title and sending them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. …

Anderson beats Djokovic again in Laver Cup as Team World hits back

South African Anderson led the charge by blasting 17 aces past the Serbian world number three in a 7-6(5) 5-7 10-6 victory that shifted the momentum after the World side had lost the opening two matches of the day to fall 7-1 behind. “We’ve had some really close matches haven’t gone our way and I really wanted to put us back in there,” Anderson, who lost the Wimbledon final to Djokovic earlier this year, told reporters.

Efficient Pliskova proves too strong for ‘tired’ Osaka

Osaka, supremely confident and in top form coming into the contest on the back of 10 consecutive wins, appeared uncertain throughout the match as her Czech opponent broke serve once in each set to triumph in 64 minutes. Prior to the final, Pliskova had spent 419 minutes on court, more than any other player and almost twice as long as Osaka, but the Japanese player soon wilted and was unable to match the brilliance that secured her a first Grand Slam title. Pliskova, meanwhile, was more than happy to take advantage of Osaka’s sloppiness, converting both her break point opportunities and reeling off the last 11 points to secure a second WTA title of the campaign.