AL East championship Thursday night Quarterback Nick Mullens Jersey , clinching on enemy turf with an 11-6 victory over the rival New York Yankees.Betts homered, doubled twice and drove in five runs, finishing with four hits as the Red Sox overcame Giancarlo Stanton's go-ahead grand slam in the fourth inning. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a tying home run in the seventh and Xander Bogaerts put Boston ahead with a sacrifice fly.With the best record in baseball and a playoff berth already secured, Boston (104-49) closed out a once-tight division race with nine games to spare. J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox, alone in first place since July 2, will open the postseason at home on Oct. 5 against an opponent to be determined.Never before had Boston finished in first place three years in a row. The club needs one victory to match the franchise record held by the 1912 World Series champions.OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Francisco Arcia began the day behind the plate, did a brief stint on the mound and ended up in the major league record books.Arcia pitched two innings of relief and hit his sixth home run in the Angels' 21-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.In doing so, Arcia became the first player to catch, pitch and homer in the same game according to the Angels.The 29-year-old Arcia was already in the record books after driving in 10 runs in his first two games after being called up from the minors on July 26.MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition.Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016 season."Is he going to be back in 2019?" Jeter said. "He's under contract. Yeah."The Marlins will finish last in the NL East in Jeter's first year as CEO.Mattingly has said he likes the challenge of developing the Marlins' many young players. He also has embraced Jeter's approach to rebuilding a franchise that hasn't had a winning season since 2009, the longest streak in the majors, and hasn't been to the playoffs since 2003.LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Jean King and partner Ilana Kloss have joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group.The Dodgers made the announcement Thursday. The tennis great says Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter and the organization have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field.King says they share a "commitment to equality and inclusion, including the LGBTQ community, and we hope to further expand the team's efforts in those areas as we move forward together."Walter says he's proud to welcome "two trailblazing athletes, social advocates and business women."COLLEGE FOOTBALLCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's All-American defensive end Nick Bosa will be out indefinitely after having surgery for a lower-abdomen injury.Coach Urban Meyer said on his radio show Thursday that Bosa had surgery on a "core muscle." Meyer didn't provide a timetable for his return.Jonathan Cooper is expected to start in Bosa's place opposite Chase Young in Saturday's game against Tulane. Defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones also can play end, if necessary.Bosa was helped off the field in the third quarter of Saturday's win over TCU. He returned to the bench later in street clothes.NHLNEW YORK (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game.The NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi.The punch came at the start of the third period of Wednesday's preseason game. Domi began tugging on Ekblad's shirt, asking him to fight. With the Panthers star showing no interest to drop the gloves, Domi punched him in the face twice, but still Ekblad didn't respond.Domi then dropped his right glove and sucker-punched him right on the nose Cheap Marquise Goodwin Jersey , and the bloodied Ekblad dropped to the ice. Domi was given a minor, major and match penalty on the play.Ekblad was taken off the ice and underwent the NHL's concussion protocol, which he passed.AUTO RACINGDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping motorsports series.Phelps will replace Brent Dewar on Oct. 1. Dewar is stepping down and transitioning to an advisory role next year.Phelps will oversee all competition and business operations and report to Chairman and CEO Jim France, who replaced his nephew in August following Brian France's arrest for driving under the influence.Phelps has been a NASCAR executive since 2005 and steps up as NASCAR tries to steady itself during a prolonged downturn. Attendance and television ratings have dropped, and teams are struggling to find high-dollar sponsorship.YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.The 49-year-old Hodnett, from Spring Grove, was the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 1993 and went on to win 20 World of Outlaws races. He won the opening night this year at the Knoxville Nationals."Greg represented the true gentleman competitor in the pit area," World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said.A statement was posted on Hodnett's racing website, saying: "Please keep (wife) Sherry, the entire Hodnett family, and the Heffner racing team in your thoughts and prayers. Greg was a professional in every sense of the word, and will be desperately missed!"GYMNASTICSLongtime UCLA women's gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field is making her 29th season her last.Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits. Her decision ends a remarkable run in which she's led the Bruins to seven national titles, including a narrow victory over Oklahoma at the NCAA Championships last spring.The 59-year-old had no formal background in gymnastics before joining the coaching staff in 1983. She was elevated to head coach in 1991 and after an adjustment period developed a reputation as a coach who placed as much emphasis on the development of her student athletes off the competition floor as she did on it.UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero calls Kondos Field "not only a tremendous mentor in the gym, but in life."SPORTS BETTINGATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Online sports betting company FanDuel will pay a New Jersey man the full $82,000 he was promised when the company's system mistakenly generated 750-1 odds on the final moments of Sunday's Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game.FanDuel will also pay several other customers who got erroneously inflated odds during an 18-second stretch in which the company's computers malfunctioned. It could immediately say how much the total payout will be.The company tells The Associated Press it decided Thursday to pay Anthony Prince of Newark the full payout he was promised on his betting slip issued at the company's sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack.It says it changed its mind because "sports betting is supposed to be fun."The company initially refused to pay, saying it is not obligated to pay for obvious errors.MMANEW YORK (AP) —UFC can raise a glass to the return of the most loquacious, dangerous and biggest money-making star in the promotion's 25-year history.Conor McGregor tried to make believers out of his doubters that he's back and ready to shake off his rust and beat Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 in October.McGregor and Nurmagomedov will meet on Oct. 6 in the main event of the UFC 229 pay-per-view show at T-Mobile Arena Cheap Richard Sherman Jersey , the same spot where Floyd Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round of their one-sided prizefight.Nurmagomedov is a formidable challenger for McGregor in a return from a 23-month break in MMA competition, but McGregor has never backed down from a challenge.HORSE RACINGARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar.That's according to his agent Brian Beach, who says Thursday that Espinoza is expected to see a doctor the first week in October to find out how he is progressing in his recovery from the July 22 accident.Beach says Espinoza has remained in San Diego, where he goes to rehab sessions three days a week and goes walking three times a day. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey only wears a neck brace when he rides in a car. He isn't allowed to drive himself yet.Beach says Espinoza has a "bright outlook" but is frustrated at times because he has been nearly injury-free his entire career and never faced anything this serious.Espinoza rode American Pharoah to a Triple Crown sweep in 2015.HONORSCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Oct. 11 by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard.The medal is given to those who have made "significant contributions to African and African American history and culture" and "individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights."Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, created a firestorm when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice.Anatomy of defeat Close your eyes. What if I told you C.J. Beathard would throw for close to 350 yards, and the San Francisco 9ers would go 10 for 17 on 3rd downs. What if I told you we would achieve close to 450 yards of total offense, and hold our competition to only half that. Imagine our defense holding the opposing quarterback to less than 50% completion percentage and a mere 2 of 12 on third downs. Would you believe we would lose such a game? I checked the box score twice. How could such a dynamic performance earn us a loss? One word, turnovers. We had five of them to be exact. Now some of our giveaways were pretty black and white, however in doing some in depth review, some turnovers have multiple parties at fault. We win as a team, we lose as a team. Let’s get into the film.Our first clip is an interception. After such a promising drive to start the game watching this pick was frustrating. I should’ve known we were in for a rough day when Robbie Gould missed the extra point after the first score. Robbie never misses, it was fore shadowing. We run this play action pass several times a game. The run action brings the line backers up, the wide receiver at the bottom of the screen runs a deep route to clear the secondary. This leaves a nice area for Pierre Gar莽on to run a crossing route across the field. However on this play the normally sure handed Gar莽on simply drops the ball. Super slow mo shows the throw might’ve been maybe half a foot too high, but that's really nit picking. Another factor is Patrick Peterson, who’s in coverage, gets there just a split second early, and prevents Gar莽on from really running through the catch, and he ends up sort of extending for it more he normally would without the tight coverage. Blame: Pierre Gar莽on.Our next clip is a fumble by running back Raheem Mostert. After Matt Breida went down he was put in action to relieve Alfred Morris. He has great speed http://www.official49ersfootballstore.com/richard-sherman-jersey-cheap , but is relegated to special teams duty for this very reason. He has ball control issues. He has 13 career regular season carries, and 2 fumbles lost. That’s a fumble every 6.5 carries just about. In comparison Alfred Morris has 1,324 career carries, and only 8 fumbles lost. This fumble however, has some co-defendants. While obviously it’s Mostert’s job to hold on to the ball. Offensive linemen Mike McGlinchey and Laken Tomlinson add to the scenario that caused the fumble. At the snap we’re running stretch run right. McGlinchey is unable to drive his defender which sets the edge, and this prevents Mostert from getting out wide to use his speed. As he cuts up the field, there’s a small lane, however Tomlinson’s defender, Rodney Gunter No. 95, beats him across his face, and in turn tackles Mostert in the backfield causing the fumble. Blame: Mostly Mostert but poor execution by McGlinchey and very poor execution by Tomlinson.Our next clip is a strip sack. The difference between Beathard and Jimmy Garoppolo is Jimmy’s ability to quickly progress through his options and find the open guy. Often times we see him completing passes to his 3rd, sometimes 4th read. I believe both of them share similar arm talent, and both move well but, this play outlines that specific difference. Kyle Shanahan draws up a great play action pass. It just looks like the timing between CJ and wide receiver Richie James is off. CJ is waiting and waiting for him to break off this curl route. However in waiting CJ misses a wide open Kyle Juszczyk. It also doesn’t help on this play that Joe Staley, who had his hands full all game, gets beat badly. As CJ hits the top of his drop he also has the option to step up through the pocket and give Staley a better angle to recover, but CJ just does this little hop thing and ends up losing the football.Blame: CJ Beathard mostly but Staley’s job is to block and he failed at that as well. Our next clip is another strip sack. Here’s where I add some of the blame to the coaching staff. I left the down and distance frame up for context. Two point game, 5 minutes left, and we’re just about 10 yards from midfield. It is 2nd and 11, but we don’t need to get it all on one play. A field goal would win it. We just saw a strip sack no less than 2 minutes ago, yet Shanahan continues to put CJ in positions for bad things to happen. Our running game has been pretty consistent since week one. In fact http://www.official49ersfootballstore.com/marquise-goodwin-jersey-cheap , we’re averaging five yards a carry. We also know CJ’s thing has always been holding the ball too long, so I’m pretty sure Kyle knows it, but it’s like he’s too stubborn to change his play calling. He wants to show everyone, even with a backup he can still run deep passes. It’s overkill.Arizona is showing blitz here, I highlighted all 8 defenders in the box. We’re in 4 wide with Morris in the backfield to block. Morris is 5’11 probably with spikes on. I googled it and the average height for an NFL defensive lineman is 6’3. The weight difference is even wider. Despite that the blitz is picked up. The strip sack occurs because CJ is waiting for Trent Taylor to break open. He never looks at anyone else. CJ stares down Taylor, as he fights to get free. He does but by then it’s too late. George Kittle is open at the top of the screen on a quick out. The other two receivers are running deep routes. Blame: CJ Beathard, move to the next progression. Kyle Shanahan for not running more, especially with Captain “hold the ball” behind center, and the refs, that was illegal contact.Our last clip, is the last pick of the game. CJ is desperate at this point being down two scores and is trying to push the issue. Problem is it’s first down and there’s plenty of plays to come if we just string together some completions. Instead he tries to fit the ball between three defenders in zone coverage, and he’s inaccurate. It’s possible he could’ve taken the short completion to Kittle at the top of the screen. I initially in review thought maybe he was expecting Victor Bolden to sit down and run more of a curl, but in review both outside receivers run the same crossing type route so it wasn’t an option route that was misread. This is just a poor throw.Blame: CJ BeathardThis week, we face Green Bay and I want to see if Kyle and Co. learned anything from this game. Will they call more plays like that first drive that take advantage of defensive tendencies? Or will we continue to see six and seven step drops with long developing routes. One silver lining is CJ has drawn several personal fouls for roughing the passer and body weight penalties which never happened with Jimmy G. He simply got the ball out before anyone could touch him let alone land on him. The defense will face a stiff challenge, but it will be up to the offense to score and do their part to win the game. Green Bay is reeling right now and could be overlooking the 49ers. If we play defensively like we did on Sunday, we could have a shot of only losing by 3. Lol Go Niners!