The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the World Series after defeating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night at Wrigley Field, winning the National League Championship Series in a Game 5 blowout.
It was a big night for Dodgers slugger Enrique Hernandez, who hit three home runs and set an NLCS record for most RBIs in a game, the Los Angeles Times reports. This is the Dodgers' first pennant win since 1988, and they will face off against either the Houston Astros or New York Yankees in the first game of the World Series next Tuesday in Los Angeles. Catherine Garcia
The Yankees defeated the Indians Wednesday night in Cleveland 5-2 in Game 5 of the American League Division Series, and will face the Astros in the American League Championship Series.
The Indians beat the Yankees in the first two games of the series, but by winning Games 3, 4, and 5, the Yankees became the 10th team in MLB history to win a best-of-five postseason series after being down 0-2. Game 1 of the ALCS is scheduled for Friday night in Houston. Catherine Garcia
The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0, tying the American League record with their 20th consecutive win.
The AL record was set by the Oakland Athletics in 2002. The all-time Major League Baseball record is held by the 1935 Chicago Cubs, who won 21 straight games. The Indians, who lost to the Cubs in the World Series last year, took the lead early in the first inning, when shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a home run, his 30th of the season; a second run came in the eighth inning. Pitcher Corey Kluber had eight strikeouts over nine innings, with just five hits. Catherine Garcia
No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal won his 16th Grand Slam title Sunday when he defeated Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in the U.S. Open men's final.
This is the third U.S. Open championship for Nadal, a Spaniard, and it was his 23rd career Grand Slam final; he won the French Open in June. Anderson, from South Africa, was ranked No. 32 and was attempting to become the lowest-ranking player to win the U.S. Open. It was his first appearance in a major final. Catherine Garcia
The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz as the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. The Sixers traded with the Boston Celtics to get the top spot. UCLA's Lonzo Ball was chosen second by the Los Angeles Lakers, while the Celtics, drafting third, picked Duke's Jayson Tatum. The draft is taking place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn; follow along live on ESPN. Catherine Garcia
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC fighter Conor McGregor will face off August 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the fight Wednesday. Mayweather (49-0) announced his retirement in September 2015 after defeating Andre Berto, and McGregor, the UFC's only simultaneous two-division champion, won the lightweight belt in November 2016. The fight will air on Showtime's pay-per-view channel. Catherine Garcia
Derek Jeter made history once again on Sunday, when the New York Yankees retired his No. 2.
"There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever," Jeter said during a ceremony before the Yankees-Astros game. "And the reason why I say that is because I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports." A plaque was also put up in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, and Jeter was given a 14-karat white gold ring that lists his accomplishments. Jeter won five World Series, was the longest-tenured captain, and holds several Yankee records, including number of hits (3,465) and games played (2,747). This is the 21st number retired by the franchise, and the final single digit. Catherine Garcia
On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett as the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Garrett, a 6-foot-4, 272 pound defensive lineman at Texas A&M, is the first player from the university to be the top overall pick. An All-American, he recorded 31 sacks over three years, and is the fourth defensive player since 2000 to be the draft's first selection. The 21-year-old was with friends and family at the Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington, Texas, when he heard the news. Catherine Garcia