The Chicago Cubs lost 3-2 against the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers went down 2-1 to the San Diego Padres midweek.
Tuesday's win against the Padres means the Brewers and Cubs both have 82-69 records and are tied for the second NL wild-card spot.
After securing his eighth FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup overall title in a row in 2018-19, Marcel Hirscher has called time on his career.
As part of the IAAF's reforms to streamline the Diamond League, Zurich has been confirmed as host for the 2020 and 2021 showpiece events.
German cycling star Marcel Kittel has announced his immediate retirement from the sport in an interview with magazine Der Spiegel Friday.
Scott Barrett's first-half red card gave Australia the impetus to dismantle Bledisloe Cup rivals New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.
Australia's reigning world-champion hurdler Sally Pearson announced her surprise retirement Tuesday, as persistent injuries sank her dream of regaining the Olympic title in Tokyo next year.
Team INEOS rider Egan Bernal was all smiles long before he got into Paris as he became the youngest Tour de France winner for 110 years.
Allyson Felix's bid to qualify for the World Championships fell just short while 400m runner Fred Kerley and pole vaulter Sam Kendricks lit up the US Athletics Championships on Saturday.
It was a glorious day for swimmers from the United States on the penultimate day in Gwangju, where Caeleb Dressel dominated.
Egan Bernal is poised to celebrate a historic Tour de France triumph after getting through the last day of competitive racing unscathed.
The Tour de France looks to be Egan Bernal's to lose after he climbed away from his rivals before racing was halted due to extreme weather.
American Caeleb Dressel swam the second-fastest 100m freestyle in history to retain his world title Thursday as China lashed out at the anti-doping protests targeting Olympic star Sun Yang.
The Tour de France title contenders rode a conservative race on Wednesday as they saved their legs for three crucial mountain stages.
The likes of Simone Biles and Adam Peaty are in great shape a year before the Olympics, and Caster Semenya wants to race on her own terms.
Three-time champion Sun Yang survived a fright in the world 800 metres freestyle heats Tuesday, while American Katie Ledecky pulled out of the women's 1,500m freestyle final on "medical grounds".
Australian swimmer Mack Horton was slammed as "arrogant" and "rude" by Chinese media as his feud with China's Sun Yang accelerated at the world championships.
Britain's Adam Peaty completed a world treble in the men's 100 metres breaststroke Monday, while American Caeleb Dressel continued to feed his obsession for gold by romping to the 50m butterfly title.
Manny Pacquiao produced an impressive performance against the previously unbeaten Keith Thurman at MGM Grand on Saturday.
Julian Alaphilippe leads the Tour de France by over two minutes and Thibaut Pinot made gains with a victory on a gruelling stage 14.
Australian Caleb Ewan picked up his first Tour de France stage win in a mass sprint at Toulouse on Wednesday as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe kept the overall lead.
Two-time Olympic champion will not run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat on Sunday despite having received an invitation to do so, in the latest twist of her bitter court battle over gender rules.
Rabat race organisers have given Caster Semenya the green light to compete on Sunday after initially snubbing the South African.
World athletics' governing body, the IAAF, is to rebrand as World Athletics, it was announced Sunday.
Colorado Rockies pitcher Peter Lambert starred on debut against the Chicago Cubs.
Following Caster Semenya's appeal last week, the Swiss Supreme Court has suspended the implementation of the IAAF's new regulations.
Anthony Joshua lost all three of his belts to challenger Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on Saturday.
Russian Ilnur Zakarin is up to third in the general classification after recording an impressive victory on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia.
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South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai extended her lead to three strokes at the LPGA British Open on Friday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday it would put forward Poland's sports minister Witold Banka as its candidate to be the body's next president.
Record-breaking Mikaela Shiffrin won Saturday's slalom in Andorra to record her 16th World Cup win of a record-breaking season.
Norway sealed the top two places in Saturday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships downhill as Kjetil Jansrud beat Axel Lund Svindal.
The Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Rams will be played under a closed roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.