The Rangers are trying to repeat their World Series status as they tackle the Tigers, while the Brewers are trying to overcome the Cardinals, who stunned the world by knocking the Phillies out of the running.
Just a month ago, it seemed as if the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were predestined for the playoffs. The likelihood of either being left out of the race for the pennant in October was almost mathematically impossible. But then the Rays and Cardinals surged, the Sox and Braves faltered, and both teams' seasons ended against the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera collected career save number 602 and broke the all time record for saves set by Trevor Hoffman at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 19, 2011. The Yankees defeated the Twins 6-4.
Tom Brady and the Patriots continued their dominance of the Chargers, the Packers managed to turn around an early deficit against the Panthers and the Jets dominated the Jaguars in just some of week two's action.
President Barack Obama Wednesday compared Jimmie Johnson's five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championships to some of sports' greatest dynasties. The race car driver made the traditional pit stop at the White House afforded all sports national champions.
A quick look at the 2011 cheerleaders for the National Football League, featuring squads from the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, and the San Francisco 49ers, along with some look at their forebears.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic claimed his first U.S. Open and third Grand Slam title of the year Monday, outslugging Rafael Nadal in four sets. Australian Samantha Stosur claimed the U.S. Open title Sunday, breezing to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over American star Serena Williams.
With the NFL preseason finally heating up in the first week of competition (if you want to call preseason games that), don't forget the other gridiron league, with teams that are a bit more revealing than your average Belichick team.
The American Olympic beach volleyball team takes on Brazil in the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International test event in London's Horseguard's parade on Wednesday August 10 2011. The six-day exhibition is being held despite the recent riots in London, which have led to a series of security concerns for the upcoming 2012 Olympics.
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