Logano forced to watch practice as part of NASCAR punishment

Joey Logano was parked for practice as part of NASCAR punishment for car failing inspection four times

Source: Knicks agree to trade Anthony to Thunder

The Knicks agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they'd been trying to deal since last season.

Patriots host the Texans on Sunday

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs for yardage in a game against the Bengals on Sept. 14 at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots won't be the only winners on the field on Sunday when they play the Texans.

Desperate Giants have tough matchup at Eagles

Marvin Jones of the Lions, right, catches a touchdown pass as Eli Apple of the Giants defends during the first half of Monday night's game at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Picked by many to win the NFC East, the New York Giants desperately need to win one game first.

Ryan Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays over Yanks

Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts Friday after giving up a grand slam to Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins, rounding the bases, during the sixth inning in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth

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Ryan Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays over Yanks

Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts Friday after giving up a grand slam to Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins, rounding the bases, during the sixth inning in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth

Red Sox rally for 5-4 win over Reds, extend AL East lead

Boston's Rafael Devers hits a three-run homer Friday off the Reds' Sal Romano during the fourth inning in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds

Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

A young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game between the Yankees and Twins at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game.

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Seferian-Jenkins hopes to help Jets' O with suspension over

Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins runs with the ball as Philadelphia's linebacker Don Cherry chases after him during the first half of a Aug. 31 preseason game in East Rutherford, N.J. Seferian-Jenkins spent the past two Sundays holed up alone in his home while watching his Jets play on TV, eager to be out there again with his teammates. With his two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy over, the tight end could get that chance against Miami on Sunday. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is eager to return to the playing field with the New York Jets after serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy

Chiefs' Kareem Hunt has clear request: 'Stop sleeping on me'

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt runs past a tackle attempt by Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins uring the first half of Sunday's game in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs thought enough of Hunt that they traded up in the third round to get him. Hunt has scored five touchdowns, the most by a rookie in two games since Dutch Sternaman scored six for the 1920 Decatur Staleys, the franchise now known as the Chicago Bears. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt watched every team pass on him in the draft, many of them multiple times, and now wants them to pay

Not much going right for the Giants in first two games

The only thing going right for the New York Giants these days might be the standings after 2 games

NFL notes

Chris Long is not about to "stick to football," not after watching the violence that occurred in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

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US, Canada preparing for NHL-less Olympics very differently

Former Vancouver head coach Willie Desjardins, who will be Team Canada's head coach for the 2017-2018 season, speaks at a July 25 news conference in Calgary, Alberta. The United States and Canada are taking drastically different approaches in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympics without NHL players. Hockey Canada hired a full-time coach and has already begun playing exhibitions with five tournaments on the docket before February, while USA Hockey picked a college coach with an everyday job and figures less is more with pre-Olympic completion. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

The United States and Canada are preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics without NHL players very differently

Signings, trades shift balance of power across the NHL

Washington's Karl Alzner skates during the first period of a March 31 game against the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. Montreal signed Alzner to a $23.125 million five-year deal on Saturday.  (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

The Capitals could take a step back and the Rangers and Stars improve as signings and trades have shifted the balance of power across the NHL

On Day 11, hockey players break record for longest game

After gathering to celebrate around their own goal, Team White players head to center ice to shake hands with their Blue Team counterparts at Buffalo's downtown HarborCenter on Monday morning after playing for more than 250 hours to set the world record for the longest continuous hockey game. (John Wawrow/AP Photo)

Buffalo's hockey marathoners have overcome injuries, illness, fatigue and countless blisters to unofficially set the record for the longest continuous game

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Sun extend Miller's coaching, GM contract through 2021

Curt Miller, who guided the Connecticut Sun to their first WNBA playoff berth since 2012, was awarded a contract extension by the franchise on Tuesday as head coach and general manager through 2021. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been signed to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

The Sun began to shine a year early

Connecticut Sun coach and general manager Curt Miller, who expected his young team to turn the corner in 2018, was pleasantly surprised by the Sun’s playoff run in 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun occupy a more comfortable seat this year, certainly more cushy compared to this time in 2016.

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Red Sox rally for 5-4 win over Reds, extend AL East lead

Boston's Rafael Devers hits a three-run homer Friday off the Reds' Sal Romano during the fourth inning in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds

Justin Thomas tied for Tour Championship lead

Justin Thomas putts on the 17th hole Friday during the second round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Justin Thomas shares the lead and nudges ahead in the race for $10 million FedEx Cup

Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire in 2nd NASCAR playoff

Kyle Busch drives through Turn 4 on Friday while qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Busch won pole position for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kyle Busch turned a lap of 135.049 mph to win the pole Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Tale of the tape shows Hendrick Motorsports slumping in '17

The Hendrick Motorsports race crew for driver Chase Elliott prepares for practice Friday prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Hendrick Motorsports hasn't been much of a player this season, winning just four races in a season of major transition behind the scenes and in the car

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 practice from Loudon, N.H.

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 qualifying from Loudon, N.H.

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 from Loudon, N.H.

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 qualifying from Sparta, Ky.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 from Sparta, Ky.

1:30 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — NHRA Dodge Nationals qualifying from St. Louis. (taped today) 

Baseball

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers.

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

4 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds.

7 p.m., WCCT, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Boxing

10 p.m., HBO — Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell in a lightweight bout from Inglewood, Calif.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina State at Florida State.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M from Arlington, Texas.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas Tech at Houston.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: West Virginia at Kansas.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Army at Tulane.

Noon, NESN — NCAA: Harvard at Brown.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Georgetown at Columbia.

2 p.m., WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Coast Guard at Norwich University.

3 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Central Florida at Maryland.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Alabama at Vanderbilt.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Southern California at California.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Boston College at Clemson.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Duke at North Carolina.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Cincinnati at Navy.

4 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Michigan at Purdue.

6 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Elon at Richmond.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Baylor.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi State at Georgia.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Syracuse at Louisiana State.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Diego State at Air Force.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Penn State at Iowa.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Auburn at Missouri.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Notre Dame at Michigan State.

10 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Washington at Colorado.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Hawaii at Wyoming.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: UCLA at Stanford. 

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: DAP Championship from Beachwood, Ohio.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Pure Insurance Championship from Pebble Beach, Calif.   

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils.

Running

3 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Berlin Marathon.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at West Ham.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Chelsea at Stoke City.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal City at Manchester City.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Liverpool at Leicester City.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Portland Thorns at Orlando Pride

5 p.m., CSN — MLS: Toronto FC at New England Revolution.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Laver Cup from Prague, Czech Republic.