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Pedro, Sheff, J-Roll On The MLB Postseason

(Jimmy Rollins, Casey Stern, Gary Sheffield, and Pedro Martinez on the set – Courtesy Turner Sports)

Major League Baseball legends Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield, and Jimmy Rollins will be in the studio, along with host Casey Stern, for MLB on TBS’ Postseason coverage.

TBS will be the exclusive home of the American League throughout the 2016 MLB Postseason.

The network’s exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile will begin Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m., with MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica.  At 4:30 p.m., the No. 1 seeded Texas Rangers with aces Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish will host the Toronto Blue Jays, who beat the Baltimore Orioles in the A.L. Wild Card Game, followed by Boston Red Sox, featuring AL MVP candidate Mookie Betts and slugger David Ortiz opening their series on the road against 2014 AL Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber, second-year standout shortstop Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians at 8 p.m.

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Fort Hamilton Loses Tough One To Wagner

(Wagner scoring a touchdown in the third quarter – Photos by Jason Schott)

The Fort Hamilton Tigers lost a tough one to Wagner, 36-30, on Sunday afternoon in Bay Ridge.

The Tigers coughed up a 24-14 lead in this one and fell to 1-3 on the season.

Fort Hamilton Head Coach Daniel Perez said of the loss, “I feel for the seniors. We’re fighting for playoff positioning and to have a tough loss like this. The game we had in hand, and then they came out and it felt like all the breaks were going their way, and sometimes, you know, that’s how the football Gods are. You try to change the momentum, but the momentum was just too much to overcome.”

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Red Bulls Back In First After Holding Off Philly

(Dax McCarty celebrates his goal – courtesy Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls are back in first place in the Eastern Conference after battling back for a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

With the victory, the Red Bulls now have 51 points, with a 14-9-9 record, tied on with NYCFC, but they in first because of their edge on goal differential. Toronto FC is in third place with 49 points and a record of 13-10-9.

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Villa Leads NYCFC To Win In Houston

(David Villa celebrating his second goal of the night with Tony Taylor – USA Today Sports)

David Villa scored twice to lift New York City Football Club to a huge win on the road, as they beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Villa’s brace, his sixth of the season, gives him 21 goals on the season and has taken over the lead in the race for the MLS Golden Boot.

With the win, NYCFC improved to 14-9-9, 51 points, and they move back into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Toronto FC, and three points ahead of the Red Bulls.

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Gary Sheffield on A-Rod, Yankee Phenoms, Ortiz & Retirement

(Gary Sheffield. Courtesy Turner Sports)

Gary Sheffield, who played for the Yankees and Mets in his illustrious career, will once again be in the studio for TBS’ coverage of the Major League Baseball Postseason, with Pedro Martinez and Casey Stern.

TBS is the exclusive TV home of the 2016 American League Postseason, starting with the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and continuing through the ALCS. This is TBS’ 10th season of MLB Postseason coverage, which began in 2007, and the network is completing its’ ninth regular season slate of Sunday game coverage.

Sheffield caught up with reporters recently at MLB on TBS Media Day. Here’s a sampling of that conversation:

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Red Bulls Advance in CONCACAF Champions League

(Courtesy Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls advanced out of Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League group play for the first time in club history after winning Group F with a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night against Guatemala Antigua FC.

New York finishes group play with a 2-0-2 record, clinching a spot in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals early next year. The Red Bulls earn the club milestone just days after clinching a seventh-straight berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs with a win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday.

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Israel Wins WBC Qualifier

(Israel’s Jason Marquis pitches to Great Britain’s Champ Stuart, who is a Mets prospect – Photo by Jason Schott)

Israel beat Great Britain 9-1 in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier Championship Game on Sunday night at MCU Park in Coney Island.

This is first time Israel will be part of the 16-team field in the World Baseball Classic. In March 2017, they will compete in Seoul, South Korea, in Group B, along with South Korea, the Netherlands, and Taiwan.

Israel got amazing pitching, led by Jason Marquis, and they got home runs from Blake Gailen, Ryan Lavarnway, and Cody Decker.

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Liberty Fall to Taurasi, Mercury In Playoffs

(Diana Taurasi (second from left) and her Phoenix Mercury teammates lock arms during the national anthem – Photo by @LolitaLens)

The Phoenix Mercury beat the Liberty 101-94 in their second-round playoff game on Saturday night. The Liberty will have to wait another season to attempt to capture their first WNBA championship.

Diana Taurasi led Phoenix with 30 points on 9-17 from the field, including four three-pointers, three assists, and two rebounds.

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Red Bulls Clinch Playoff Spot…And NYCFC Too

(Photo courtesy Red Bulls)

The New York Red Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

This is the seventh straight year the Red Bulls are in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Red Bulls improved to 13-9-9, 48 points and are now in first place in the Eastern Conference. new York City Football Club and Toronto have the same amount of points, but the Red Bulls have the edge on goal differential, +13.

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Israel Advances To WBC Qualifier Championship Game

(Israel and Brazil exchanged caps before the game, an international baseball tradition – Photo by Jason Schott)

Israel beat Brazil in a thriller, 1-0, on Friday afternoon at MCU Park in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

With the win, Israel advances to the WBC Qualifier Championship Game, Sunday at 6:00 pm. with a spot in the World Baseball Classic next March on the line.

Brazil will play Great Britain on Saturday night for the chance to reach the final game the following night. Great Britain beat Pakistan 14-0 on Friday night.

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