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With Verlander on hill, it could be closing time in New York

Justin Verlander is one of the best close-out pitchers of all time, but he stumbled in his last opportunity. That can't happen again, right?

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MLB playoffs daily: Astros have World Series in their sights

Up 3-1 in the ALCS, Houston has the Yankees on the ropes.

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Patrick Mahomes dominoes: Barnwell on the Chiefs' options, AFC playoff picture

The star quarterback will miss weeks with a dislocated kneecap. Is Kansas City doomed? Which QBs could it add? Bill Barnwell weighs the options.

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