Tribe's Bauer to return vs. BoSox's Sale

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(AP) -- CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer will take the mound Friday night for the first time in more than a month as the Cleveland Indians host the Boston Red Sox in the first contest of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

Both teams have clinched their respective divisions, but the game is still important for both, considering the starting pitchers: Bauer and Boston's Chris Sale. They were leading candidates for the Cy Young Award when they went on the disabled list, almost simultaneously, six weeks ago.

Bauer's last start was Aug 11, when he was hit in the right leg and suffered a stress fracture of his fibula. Sale started the next day before being placed on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

DeGrom looks to bolster Cy Young resume

WASHINGTON -- The New York Mets dinged Max Scherzer's Cy Young chances Thursday night.

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Fisher shoots first 59 on European Tour

After 46 years, the European Tour finally has its first round of 59.

English golfer Oliver Fisher was sprayed with champagne beside the 18th green after two-putting for par from 40 feet to complete a 12-under round containing an eagle and 10 birdies on a par-71 course at the Portugal Masters on Friday. (MORE)

UCF puts 15-game run on line vs. FAU

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Florida Atlantic entered the season with aspirations of playing its way into the debate about who is worthy of berths in the College Football Playoff.

While that is unlikely - the Owls have already suffered one set back, they still have plenty of motivation heading into a Friday night's nationally televised visit to No. 16 UCF. (MORE)

Cubs' Quintana starts back on South Side

CHICAGO -- For the first time in a month, the Chicago Cubs will play after an off-day as they head into the stretch run of what they hope leads to their third straight National League Central Division title.

With their magic number at eight to clinch, the Cubs begin a three-game series against their crosstown rival Chicago White Sox on Friday fresh off a difficult slate during which they played 29 games in 30 days. Over that time, the Cubs won 18 of the 29 games and will return to action after catching their breath Thursday. They will attempt to use this weekend's three-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field to hold off the second-place Milwaukee Brewers. (MORE)

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