TORONTO—The Blue Jays’ celebrations continued on the field yesterday as Josh Donaldson’s walk-off solo homer served up a wild ending to Toronto’s regular-season home finale before another Rogers Centre sell-out.
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LOUDON, N.H.—Matt Kenseth pushed Kevin Harvick down the stretch, then took the lead for good when the defending series champ ran out of gas yesterday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.
Kenseth advanced to the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs and gave Joe Gibbs Racing its fourth-straight win.
ATLANTA—Jordan Spieth didn’t need the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup, or an extra $10 million to prove anything.
He just played that way.
No matter what happened yesterday at East Lake, his highlight always was going to be the green jacket he won at the Masters with a record-tying score.
The U.S. Open title he won at Chambers Bay only made it better.
CINCINNATI—Daniel Murphy had three hits, including a tie-breaking triple in the seventh inning, as the N.Y. Mets closed in on their first playoff appearance in nine years by beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 last night.
The victory, combined with Washington’s 5-4 loss to Baltimore, reduced the Mets’ magic number for clinching the NL East to three.
EDMONTON—On paper it looked like no contest but the rookie-laden Winnipeg Jets gave the mainly veteran Edmonton Oilers all they could handle last night.
Matt Hendricks scored the winner on a late penalty shot, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a pair of assists, as the Oilers remained perfect in pre-season play after edging the Jets 3-2.
TORONTO—Blue Jays’ catcher Russell Martin was just trying to make solid contact when he stepped to the plate with two runners on in a tight one-run game against the N.Y. Yankees last night.
When Andrew Bailey’s inside fastball leaked out over the plate, Martin turned on it for a three-run homer that gave Toronto some valuable insurance runs in a 4-0 win.
OTTAWA—Joffrey Lupul already is a big fan of the new 3-on-3 format for overtime.
Lupul scored 55 seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators last night in a split-squad pre-season game.
The Leafs swept the night as they also defeated the Senators 4-1 in Toronto.
NEW YORK—Jonathon Niese won for the first time in a month and Michael Conforto homered as the N.Y. Mets inched closer to an NL East title with a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves last night.
Daniel Murphy lined a two-run double and Yoenis Cespedes had three hits as the Mets handed hard-luck Shelby Miller (5-16) his 15th-straight defeat.
HAMILTON—Zach Collaros’ brilliant 2015 season is over.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats confirmed yesterday their star quarterback will miss the rest of the campaign with a torn ACL in his right knee.
Collaros suffered the injury in the second quarter of a 25-18 home loss to the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday afternoon.
He underwent an MRI yesterday.
INDIANAPOLIS—Darrelle Revis’ new team is getting the same results he’s always had against Andrew Luck.
The veteran cornerback still is mystifying the young quarterback.
Revis picked off one pass, recovered two fumbles, and helped the suddenly opportunistic Jets’ defence come up with five turnovers again last night to help New York pull away for a 20-7 victory at Indianapolis.