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October 4, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and a brilliant bullpen rescued New York and lifted the Yankees to their first postseason victory in five years. Gregorius’ three-run homer tied the score in the first inning after Minnesota knocked out Luis Severino, a pumped-up Judge showed his most emotion this season when he hit a two-run shot in his playoff debut and the Yankees beat the Twins 8-4. New York plays the Indians in a best-of-five Division Series starting tomorrow.

UNDATED (AP) — Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies face Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke in the NL wild-card game today. It’s a matchup of teams that know each other well. The division rivals share a spring training facility and played each other 19 times this season. The winner of No. 20 heads for Los Angeles to play the NL West champion Dodgers in a best-of-five Division Series beginning Friday.

UNDATED (AP) — The 101st NHL season opens tonight, and the biggest question is whether Pittsburgh can win a third straight championship. The Penguins host the St. Louis Blues. Toronto is at Winnipeg, Calgary is at Edmonton and Philadelphia will be visiting San Jose.

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Formula One will return to its original U.S. television partner with a move next season to ESPN. All 21 events will be televised next year on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, with the new deal calling for more than 125 hours of F1 programming. NBC Sports Group had the F1 rights since 2013.

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The New England Patriots are celebrating the inaugural flight of their very own Boeing 767. The team will be at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island today before heading to Florida, where they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tomorrow. The jetliner is painted with the team’s logo and red-white-and-blue colors, and includes the Pats’ five Lombardi trophies painted on the tail.

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