Already the unofficial winner of comeback of the year for his return to St. Louis and captivating surge toward 700 career home runs, Albert Pujols received Major League Baseball's official honor Tuesday night.

Following a brilliant rookie year that set multiple records for Major League Baseball and the Mariners, all that's remaining in the award season for Julio Rodriguez to earn/win is the Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year.

HOUSTON — Yordan Alvarez smacked a walk-off, three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros rallied from a trio of four-run deficits to defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 in Game 1 of their American League Division Series on Tuesday in Houston.

CHELAN — The Chelan Rustlers Saddle Club hosted its second pro rodeo Friday and Saturday with more than 100 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association members competing for buckles, titles and prize money.

CHICAGO — U.S soccer men’s and women’s national team players will receive equal pay and prize money, including at World Cups, after they came together to agree on landmark collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with the U.S Soccer Federation on Wednesday.

BEIJING — Beijing Olympics organizers said on Thursday that zero new COVID-19 cases were detected among athletes and team officials on Feb. 16, the first time no symptomatic infection was found since a daily count was published.

ZHANGJIAKOU, China — Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe won the men's biathlon 15km mass start to claim their 15th gold medal at the Beijing Games on Friday, a Winter Olympics record achieved due to the country's high level of professionalism across the board.

YANQING, China — Skier Shannon Abeda, competing for Eritrea in his second Olympics, hopes to see more diversity in an overwhelmingly white sport, but worries that the backlash over the qualification of some nations is tainting a diversity push in Alpine events.

The nation’s relentless culture wars appear to have taken a toll even on the NFL, with a large number of Republicans saying they have soured on the league and expressing disapproval of its efforts to improve the treatment of Black players, a new Los Angeles Times/SurveyMonkey poll shows.

As the biting curveball snapped into the strikezone, freezing Luis Rengifo in surprise without a swing and allowing home plate umpire Malachi Moore to make an emphatic strike three call to end the top of the eighth inning, Marco Gonzales charged off the mound toward the first base dugout of …

Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd scampered around the court. Natasha Howard finished with authority. And Sue Bird dropped long-range daggers beyond the three-point line.