There are no football matches being played in Greece this weekend. Basketball, swimming, handball and volleyball events have stopped too.
The Baltimore Orioles, with a 2-0 win, once again battered Detroit’s shaky bullpen and pushed the Tigers to the brink of playoff elimination.
Tthe wild-card Giants beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Oct. 3d in an NL Division Series opener.
St. Louis smacked around Dodger ace and had an eight-run seventh inning to beat Los Angeles 10-9 in a NL Division playoff.
Greece coach Claudio Ranieri has dropped veteran striker Fanis Gekas from his attacking lineup, and called up rookie Nikos Karelis.
Asteras Tripolis salvaged soccer pride for Greece, beating Partizan Belgrade, 2-0 in the Europea League after PAOK, Panathinaikos and Olympiakos lost.
Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered to stunDetroit’s Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and beat the Tigers, 12-3 in their playoff opener.
American sprinter Justin Gatlin, unbeaten this season, is a candidate for IAAF world athlete of the year, without worrying about Usain Bolt.
Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th to give the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over the A’s in an AL Division series opener.
Derek Jeter is hoping to help other athlete get out “unfiltered” stories — with the launch of The Players Tribune website.