(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Yankees sink Twins in wild card game.  Rockies, D’backs do battle in NL wild card game.  Jeter era begins in Miami.  NBA tweaks All-Star Game format.

>>Yankees Sink Twins In American League Wild Card Game

(Bronx, NY)  —  The Yankees are heading to the American League Division Series.  New York topped the Twins, 8-4, in the AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium.  Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer to help the Yanks rally from an early three-run deficit.  New York advances to play the Indians in the ALDS.  Game One is in Cleveland tomorrow.

>>Rockies Square Off With D’backs In NL Wild Card Game

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  Division rivals will square off in the National League Wild Card Game tonight as the Rockies challenge the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.  Jon Gray will pitch for Colorado.  Arizona hands the ball to Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-kee ]].  The winner of tonight’s game advances to play the top-seeded Dodgers in the NLDS.

>>Jeter Begins Marlins Era In Earnest

(Miami, FL)  —  Derek Jeter is beginning his new job in earnest with the Marlins.  The team tweeted a picture yesterday of Jeter sitting behind a desk shortly after his group closed on its purchase of the team.  The longtime Yankee captain says their ownership group is focused on building a team the community can be proud of.

>>NBA Tweaking All-Star Format

(New York, NY)  —  The NBA is tweaking its All-Star format.  The league is abandoning the standard East vs. West format and will instead have two captains choose up sides.  The player with the most All-Star votes in each conference will serve as captain and take turns picking the rest of their roster from the pool of other All-Stars.

>>Penguins To Raise Banner Tonight As NHL Season Begins

(Undated)  —  The puck drops on the NHL regular season tonight with four games.  The two-time defending champion Penguins will raise their latest Stanley Cup banner before tonight’s game against the Blues in Pittsburgh.  Elsewhere, the Maple Leafs battle the Jets, the Flames face  the Oilers and the Flyers skate against the Sharks.

 

>>TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB Playoffs
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New York Yankees 8, Minnesota Twins 4
(American League Wild Card Game)

NHL
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No Games Scheduled

NBA Preseason
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Brooklyn Nets 115, New York Knicks 107
Houston Rockets 104, Oklahoma City Thunder 97
Chicago Bulls 113, New Orleans Pelicans 109
Phoenix Suns 114, Portland Trail Blazers 112

WNBA Finals
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No Game Scheduled

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

MLB Playoffs
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8:00 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
(National League Wild Card Game)

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – St. Louis Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins
10:00 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers
10:30 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at San Jose Sharks

NBA Preseason
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7:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers
8:00 p.m. – Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks
8:30 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks
10:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers

WNBA Finals
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8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx
(Best of five Finals tied, 2-2)