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Jake Arrieta, brilliant for the Cubs, makes all of Pittsburgh sad

PITTSBURGH — A sadness settled in here Wednesday night, floating down the rivers and over the bridges that lead to PNC Park, the jewel that provides an epic view of the skyline of a city that so wraps itself in its sports teams. One fan Wednesday evening dressed in a black T-shirt — weren’t they all? — that screamed, “When you play Pittsburgh, you play us all!”

Astros prevail, 3-0, over Yankees in AL Wild Card game

NEW YORK — You can’t say he doesn’t look like much, because Dallas Keuchel’s beard is worthy of odes and homages, long and bushy enough to house a family of small mammals. “Go beard or go home,” they printed on T-shirts in Houston, where the silhouette of Keuchel’s mug needs no explanation.

Seahawks return home, blank Bears, 26-0

SEATTLE — With newcomers Tyler Lockett and Jimmy Graham leading the way, the Seattle Seahawks snapped a two-game losing streak — three, if we count the Super Bowl — in emphatic fashion on Sunday afternoon, besting the Chicago Bears 26-0 before an appreciative crowd of 69,002 at CenturyLink Field.

Serena survives rough first set, defeats Bertens in second round

NEW YORK — Her match over, Serena Williams threw on a white T-shirt and moved almost directly to an outside practice court with her coach. A news conference and other niceties could wait. A crowd formed in the little grandstand by the far practice court, bigger than those at some of the actual U.S. Open playing courts as Williams worked on serves, especially second serves.