Playoffs open with Astros-Yankees, Cubs-Pirates

Dallas Keuchel started the All-Star game, won 20 times and twice dominated the New York Yankees.Now, the Houston Astros need him to pitch the game of his life...
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Bear-Clark takes bite of crimson rivals the state playoffs next Saturday against the No. 1 seed from the Northern Lights Conference, the undefeated Soldotna Stars and their state record 37-game winning streak. The SEC No. 1 North Pole plays NLC No. 2 Kenai. Soldotna defeated Kenai...
Today in Sports History: Oct. 5

...attempt for a 31-27 win.2008 - The Detroit Shock win their third WNBA title in six seasons, beating the San Antonio Silver Stars 76-60 in Game 3.2013 - Eighth-ranked Florida State stays undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 63-0 victory...
Rangers win AL West on final day

...card. The Astros lost, but already had clinched the wild card after Los Angeles lost."It's obviously disappointing," star center fielder and MVP candidate Mike Trout said. "Can't say I'm happy. I'm obviously not happy, but I am proud about...
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Bulls' Rose to have eye surgery after being elbowed

CHICAGO - Bulls star Derrick Rose will have surgery on his left eye after being elbowed in...the level propelled the Chicago product from Rookie of the Year to All-Star to MVP in his first three seasons, before the injuries set in.Rose...
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Cards rout Bucs, take division

...exemplified the attitude the Cardinals have adopted during a turbulent summer in which they somehow grew stronger even as their stars went down."Obviously we have bigger plans," said Lyons, who has bounced between the rotation and the bullpen all year...
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Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...and, by the way, not get killed in the process. These are some dangerous places, these days.I thank my ancestors and my stars, and these wonderful books that have filled my life since early childhood, that I love a little danger.? To submit your...
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...three men, each in search of a different life: a small-town Alaskan, a world-famous financier and a middle-aged rock star. Author Cohen lives in Juneau. Two of his novels, "Invisible World" and "17 Stone Angels," have been translated into...
Unsung heroes bring pigskin plays to life

...of pressure on me when I was snapping. They were just a really good team all around."It is easy to point the blame when a star falters and hard to praise the unsung hero when the play is true and solid.Most football miscues do not reveal the culprit...
Brown suspended, SMU gets postseason ban two years.SMU acknowledged the NCAA investigation in January, days after assistant coach Ulric Maligi, who recruited star Keith Frazier out of Kimball High in Dallas, took an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons. Maligi is no longer...
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