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Alyssa Thomas returns from injury to lead Sun past Aces

Alyssa Thomas, knocked out of Game 2 two days ago by a dislocated shoulder, made a surprise start and led the Connecticut Sun to a 77-68 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series.Thomas scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting and had 12 rebounds. She…

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QB Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Dolphins to first win of season — over Jaguars

Ryan Fitzpatrick was having the most fun in the Miami Dolphins’ 31-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.The 37-year-old quarterback hardly acted like the oldest player on the field. He finished 18-for-20 with 160 passing yards. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in the victory. It was Miami’s first win of…

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Chirinos homers as Mets maintain playoff hopes, top Nats 3-2

Robinson Chirinos homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night to keep their flickering postseason hopes alive.The Mets (26-31) moved within 2 1/2 games of Miami (28-28) for second place in the NL East and within 2 1/2 games of San Francisco (28-28) for…

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Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first postseason spot since 2016, beating the Yankees 4-1 Thursday night and further damaging New York’s chances of hosting a first-round playoff series.New York lost for the fourth time in five games and remained two games behind the slumping White Sox…

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Loyd scores 20 points, Storm beat Lynx for 2-0 series lead

Jewell Loyd scored 20 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-79 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 WNBA semifinal series.Loyd had 10 points in a 12-0 run to end the first half, including consecutive 3-pointers, for a 46-33 lead and the Storm led the rest of the…

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