Yankees get back on track with dominant win over Blue Jays

Gerrit Cole is the guy you can’t take your eyes off when he has the ball in his hand on the mound. You can hear him thinking about executing a pitch, see him show disgust when he doesn’t and admire his competitiveness. Tuesday night all of that was in play, but Cole wasn’t the main event in a 12-1 drilling of the Blue Jays by the Yankees at Sahlen Field in Buffalo. Sure, Cole allowed one run, five hits, didn’t issue a walk and fanned seven on the way to…

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Lakers were so close but Jerami Grant helped Nuggets hold on

Nuggets forward Jerami Grant drives for a layup against Lakers guard Rajon Rondo during the second half of Game 3 on Tuesday night.  (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) Even as they were forced to come to grips with the pain of a last-second defeat in Game 2, the Denver Nuggets refused to give in to the forces going against them, namely the heavily favored Lakers, in the Western Conference finals. Even as they saw a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter dip to three tenuous points, the Nuggets stood firm when the…

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