New England

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It’s possible that the Fire can clinch a playoff berth in Saturday’s last regular season home match against Toronto FC – but don’t count on it.

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The Fire is back in playoff position in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. That’s a big positive, though the club’s playoff status might last barely 24 hours.

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This could get messy for the Cubs. Theo Epstein’s front office is still trying to figure out if they should fire Dale Sveum and pursue Joe Girardi or another free-agent manager.

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Pressbox stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers game credited Nate Collins, Shea McClellin and Corey Wootton with the only quarterback hits by defensive linemen on Ben Roethlisberger.

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