• Americans use 2nd-half surge to beat Panama 4-0

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Substitute Jerome Kiesewetter sparked the offense with a goal and an assist in the second half, and the United States beat Panama 4-0 in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying on a rainy Tuesday night.

    Updated: 9:49 pm

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel pitches in the first inning of the American League wild card baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros defied expectations all season long. Facing his biggest test yet, the bearded ace beat the odds and the Yankees once again.

    Updated: 9:36 pm

  • Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) and Indiana Fever center Lynetta Kizer (12) battle for a rebound in the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Fowles, Lynx pull out tense Game 2 to even WNBA Finals 1-1

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx walked off the court after Game 2 of the WNBA Finals standing tall, responding with an aggression and desperation that was sorely needed after losing homecourt advantage in the opener.

    Updated: 9:28 pm

  • MLB inning breaks 3 minutes, 15 seconds during postseason

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the first year of Major League Baseball’s countdown clocks, between-inning breaks were clearly longer during the postseason opener between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.

    Updated: 8:10 pm

  • Mora helps Cuba tie Canada, 2-2

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Arichel Hernandez Mora scored twice, including in the 87th minute, and Cuba tied Canada 2-2 on Tuesday night in Group A Pool Play of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

    Updated: 7:29 pm

  • Springboks take a humble approach ahead of RWC game vs US

    LONDON (AP) — Of the four teams in action Wednesday, only two-time champion South Africa has a realistic chance of progressing to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.

  • Romania stuns Canada with 17-15 comeback win at RWC

    LEICESTER, England (AP) — Romania produced the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history to rally from a 15-point deficit and beat Canada 17-15 in a Rugby World Cup Pool D match on Tuesday, clinching the dramatic victory with a nerveless late penalty from center Florin Vlaicu.

  • A model wears a creation by Taiwanese fashion house Shiatzy Chen as part of its Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Chanel hosts airport show amid Paris aviation protest

    PARIS (AP) — The sky was the limit for Karl Lagerfeld, who re-created an entire airport under Paris’ Grand Palais in Chanel’s blockbuster aviation-themed show at Paris Fashion Week — just as violent protests by real-life aviation workers were taking place elsewhere in the capital.

  • South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa’s lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer’s biggest tournament.

  • Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore talks to the media while manager Ned Yost looks on during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals face the winner of tonight's AL wildcard game Thursday in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Royals head into postseason with newfound expectations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals were just happy to be invited to the party last year, ending a 29-year postseason drought before squeaking through a dramatic wild-card game against the Athletics.