Three Minutes That Rewrote History
By LYNN ZINSER 33 minutes ago
Left, Greg Fiume/Getty Images; Chris O’Meara/Associated Press
Shortly after Jonathan Papelbon blew a save for Boston, left, the Rays won their game on a home run by Evan Longoria.
Baseball’s final day boiled down to three dramatic minutes that sent Tampa Bay to the playoffs and the Red Sox home.
- Orioles 4, Red Sox 3: Red Sox Lose to Seal September Meltdown
- Rays 8, Yankees 7: Rays Cap Unlikely Journey to Playoffs
- Phillies 4, Braves 3: Braves Complete Collapse in 13-Inning Loss to Phillies
By KEN PLUTNICKI 11:55 AM ET
Much is being said and written about the symmetry of baseball’s amazing night. But there was symmetry, too, in how the games unfolded in baseball time, which is measured, of course, in innings.
METS 3, REDS 0
Reyes Hits, Then Sits and Eventually Celebrates
By ANDREW KEH
A first-inning single bumped Jose Reyes’s average to .337, but the crowd at Citi Field seemed unhappy that the Mets’ star shortstop immediately left the game.
N.F.L. Says Players Union Delaying H.G.H. Testing This Season
By JULIET MACUR
Once promoted by the N.F.L. as a done deal, a program for H.G.H. testing has become engulfed in a dispute among the league, the players union and the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Where the Going Is Rough, the Giants Hold Their Ground
By SAM BORDEN
Through three games, the Giants’ defense has had remarkable success in short-yardage situations.
- Vick Says He’ll Start; Reid Isn’t as Certain
- Jets’ Ground Game Struggles for Footing
Shanahan Is Enforcing the Rules With Gusto
By JEFF Z. KLEIN
Brendan Shanahan, the N.H.L.’s chief disciplinarian for on-ice offenses, has aggressively been applying new rules against harsh hits in the preseason.
A Crucial Weekend in N.B.A. Labor Talks
Standout Season Amid a Trying Year
Jets’ Ground Game Struggles for Footing
Phillies 4, Braves 3, 13 Innings: Braves Complete Collapse in 13-Inning Loss to Phillies
Rays 8, Yankees 7: Rays Cap Unlikely Journey to Playoffs
Orioles 4, Red Sox 3: One Out Away, Red Sox Lose to Seal September Meltdown
Rodriguez’s Right Knee Acts Up as Playoffs Near
Reflections of Rugby Underdogs
Decision May Affect Olympic Eligibility
Roundup: Cards Complete Comeback and Look to Phils
Vick Says He’ll Start; Reid Isn’t as Certain
Reebok to Pay Settlement Over Health Claims
Mets Ruling May Reduce Pay to Victims of Madoff
Goal: Bolton’s Holden Out Six More Months
Bledsoe, Shields and Cowher Among Hall of Fame Candidates
Atlantic 10 Moving Tourney to Brooklyn in 2013
Messi Ties for 2nd on Barcelona Scoring List
Man Charged in Banana Toss Toward Simmonds
Georgia Gets the Rugby World Cup Victory It Wanted
SPORTS OF THE TIMES
By WILLIAM C. RHODEN
After suffering a concussion a week ago, Michael Vick played against the Giants. William C. Rhoden wonders if he should have.
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The Giants, taking advantage of big plays on offense and Michael Vick’s broken hand, won, 29-16.
Darren McFadden and the Raiders rushing offense ran all over the Jets.