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Rays hold off Yankees to earn split of doubleheader

Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, argues with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza during the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against Tampa Bay on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays won the second game 5-3 to earn a split of their doubleheader. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win before getting pulled, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Saturday in the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader

NBA roundup

Denver's Jamal Murray reacts after a 3-pointer against Utah during double overtime of Saturday's game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Denver won, 134-132. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo/AP Photo)

Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart and made the tying and go-ahead baskets as the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes

Big difference for Li from one tree to another

Li Haotong lines up a putt on the second hole during the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

One minute Li Haotong was taking advantage of a big break on a shot into the trees to make birdie and regain the lead on the back nine of the PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Dustin Johnson emerged from the pack to get another crack at a major

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Rays hold off Yankees to earn split of doubleheader

Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, argues with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza during the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against Tampa Bay on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays won the second game 5-3 to earn a split of their doubleheader. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win before getting pulled, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Saturday in the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader

MLB roundup

The Athletics' Matt Chapman tags home plate beside Houston's Dustin Garneau after hitting a home run in the eighth inning of Saturday's game in Oakland, Calif. The Athletics won, 3-1. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win a night earlier and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-1 for their eighth straight victory

Verdugo not concerned with Betts comparisons

Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo rounds third base on his solo home run during the second inning of Friday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo not concerned with Mookie Betts comparisons: 'I'm playing my game'

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McCaffrey: I should be No. 1 pick in Fantasy Football drafts

Carolina's Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of a Dec. 22, 2019 game against the Colts in Indianapolis. McCaffrey has been one of the most used — and most productive — running backs in the league over the last few years. Now that he has a big contract, he doesn't expect a letdown in usage. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

Christian McCaffrey has left no doubt as to who he thinks should be the No. 1 pick in this year’s fantasy football drafts

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during Tuesday's training camp session in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again

Ja'Whaun Bentley relies on Patriots past to become team's new defensive mainstay

Ja'Whaun Bentley relies on Patriots past to become team's new defensive mainstay

AP sources: NFL opt-out deadline set, salary cap relief OK'd

FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) participates in NFL football practice in Cincinnati. Billings, who signed a one-year free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns in March after spending three seasons with the Bengals, has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players

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NBA roundup

Denver's Jamal Murray reacts after a 3-pointer against Utah during double overtime of Saturday's game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Denver won, 134-132. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo/AP Photo)

Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart and made the tying and go-ahead baskets as the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes

WNBA roundup

Seattle's Jewell Loyd drives past Phoenix's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough during the second half of Saturday's game in Bradenton, Fla. Seattle won, 74-68. (Mike Carlson/AP Photo)

Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and Breanna Stewart added 15 points and Seattle used the second quarter to take control in a 74-68 win over Phoenix

NBA roundup

Brooklyn's Chris Chiozza shoots against Sacramento during the first half of Friday's game Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Brooklyn won, 119-106. (Ashley Landis/AP Photo)

Caris LeVert scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the patchwork Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Sacramento Kings 119-106 on Friday

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NHL roundup

Philadelphia's Nicolas Aube-Kubel celebrates his goal with teammate Derek Grant as the puck bounces in the goal behind Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy while Mikhail Sergachev watches during the first period of Saturday's playoff game in Toronto. Philadelphia won, 4-1. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs

Islanders advance with 5-1 win over Panthers

New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers during the first period of Friday's NHL playoff game in Toronto. The Islanders won 5-1 and eliminated the Panthers in four games. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to clinch an NHL best-of-five preliminary round playoff series in four games

NHL roundup

Montreal's Artturi Lehkonen celebrates his go-ahead goal as Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry, Kris Letang (58) and Zach Aston-Reese react during the third period of Friday's Stanley Cup playoff series in Toronto. Montreal won, 2-0, to win the series in four games. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Artturi Lehkonen flipped a shot past Tristan Jarry with 4:11 remaining to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a stunning 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that clinched their first playoff berth in three years

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Sky takes down Sun, 100-93

Connecticut's Brionna Jones, left, reaches back to tie up a rebound with Chicago's Cheyenne Parker during the second half of Saturday's WNBA game in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Allie Quigley scored 22 points as the Chicago Sky never trailed in their 100-93 win over the Connecticut Sun on Saturday in a WNBA game at IMG Academy.

Sun look for win No. 2 vs. Sky

Jasmine Thomas, right, had 14 points and nine assists during the Connecticut Sun's 91-68 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night in Bradenton, Fla., and was one of four players to reach double figures as Connecticut won its first game of the WNBA season.
(Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Connecticut Sun play the Chicago Sky on Saturday, two days after routing the Dallas Wings, 91-68, for their first win of the season.

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MLB roundup

The Athletics' Matt Chapman tags home plate beside Houston's Dustin Garneau after hitting a home run in the eighth inning of Saturday's game in Oakland, Calif. The Athletics won, 3-1. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win a night earlier and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-1 for their eighth straight victory

WNBA roundup

Seattle's Jewell Loyd drives past Phoenix's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough during the second half of Saturday's game in Bradenton, Fla. Seattle won, 74-68. (Mike Carlson/AP Photo)

Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and Breanna Stewart added 15 points and Seattle used the second quarter to take control in a 74-68 win over Phoenix

NHL roundup

Philadelphia's Nicolas Aube-Kubel celebrates his goal with teammate Derek Grant as the puck bounces in the goal behind Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy while Mikhail Sergachev watches during the first period of Saturday's playoff game in Toronto. Philadelphia won, 4-1. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs

Austin Cindric wins Xfinity race

Austin Cindric reacts in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Road America in Elkhart, Wisc., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

Austin Cindric waited through a lightning delay and won at Road America for his fourth victory in his last five Xfinity Series races

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

4 a.m., FS1 — AFL: North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Demons. 

4 a.m. (Monday), FS1 — AFL: St. Kilda Saints at Geelong Cats. 

Auto Racing

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — MotoGP Grand Prix of the Czech Republic from Brno.

9 a.m., ESPN — Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix from Silverstne, United Kingdom.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NHRA Indy Nationals from Indianapolis.

1 p.m., FS1 — Formula E Berlin ePrix II from Berlin.

3 p.m., FS1 — AMA MotoAmerica Superbikes from Wampum, Pa.

4 p.m., CBSSN — GT World Challenge America from Sonoma, Cali.f

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Consumers Energy 400 from Brooklyn, Mich.

Baseball

3:55 a.m., ESPN — Korean: Lotte Giants at Doosan Bears.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

1 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets.

1 p.m., TBS — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies.

1:30 p.m., NESN Plus, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers.

7 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox.

Basketball

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

3 p.m., ESPN — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks from Bradenton, Fla.

6:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Washington Mystics vs. Indiana Fever from Bradenton, Fla.

9 p.m., YES, NBA TV, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Golf

10 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: The English Championship from Hertfordshire, England.

Noon, ESPN — PGA: PGA Championship from San Francisco.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — U.S. Women's Amateur from Rockville, Md.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: PGA Championship from San Francisco.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Marathon Classic from Sylvania, Ohio.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Korn Ferry: Portland Open from North Plains, Ore.

Hockey

Noon, NESN, NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals from Toronto.

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — NHL: Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues from Edmonton.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs from Toronto.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

4 p.m., FS1 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

5 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Lacrosse

12:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — PLL playoffs: Whipsnakes vs. Chaos in final from Herriman, Utah.

Mixed Martial Arts

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik in a heavyweight bout from Las Vegas. (taped today)

Rodeo

6 p.m., CBSSN — PBR: Dakota Community Bank & Trust Invitational from Bismarck, N.D.

Tennis

1:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Palermo Ladies Open from Palermo, Italy.