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Baseball notebook

Lucas Giolito flirts with perfection as White Sox win playoff opener in Oakland

Roy Halladay (Phillies, 2010) and Don Larsen (Yankees, 1956) have the only two postseason no-hitters — both perfect games.

Appalachian League switching from minor league baseball to college summer circuit

The move is the first step in Major League Baseball's plan to contract minor league affiliates to 120, four per MLB franchise, beginning in 2021.

Little drama this time for Novak Djokovic in first-round victory at Roland Garros

In his first match since being disqualified from the US Open, the No. 1 seed kept his composure and swept to a 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 win over 80th-ranked Mikael Ymer.

Sports Log

Virginia Tech’s football team still beset by COVID-19 issues

Head coach Justin Fuente uncertain if defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton will be available for Saturday's game vs. Duke.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he should have gone for the win rather than punting in OT

Pederson acknowledged it wasn't the kind of aggressiveness his players were accustomed to from the coach behind the Philly Special.

French Open

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal off to strong start at French Open

In pursuit of their share of Grand Slam history, Williams and Nadal encountered token opposition in their first-round victories.

Kurt Busch wins on his home track in NASCAR Cup playoffs

Kurt Busch pulled out an upset Sunday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to sneak his way into the third round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs.

DJ LeMahieu, Juan Soto crowned batting champs in shortest season in century

There were some strange league-leading numbers in the shortened 2020 season.