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    March 10, 2018 8:48 AM +0330

    Former world champion Peter Ebdon produced a remarkable comeback to beat Gerard Greene 10-9 and keep his hopes of qualifying for the Crucible alive. The 45-year-old, who won the title in 2002, trailed Greene, who had beaten Jimmy White in the first round of qualifying, 9-3 in his World Snooker Championship qualifier but reeled off seven frames in a row to clinch victory just after 2am on Tuesday morning. A match that contained just three breaks of at least 50 came down to a final-frame safety battle with just the colours left on the table and it was Ebdon who potted the pivotal green before clearing up to move through to the final qualifying round.Two-time finalist Ali Carter came through a close and high-quality encounter with Cao Yupeng to progress to a clash with Dominic Dale, who saw off Oliver Lines 10-6.Cao had won his first-round match 10-0 against Rodion Judin and came from 7-4 down against Carter to level at 7-7. Carter then made breaks of 138 and 111, either side of an 84 from Cao, and wrapped up a 10-8 win with a 54 in frame 18.Chinas Ding Junhui had an easier time of things, rounding off a 10-1 win over Ross Muir with a break of 106.Up-and-coming pair Jack Lisowski and Kyren Wilson beat Rory McLeod and Martin ODonnell respectively but Luca Brecel was beaten 10-8 by Liam Highfield.Jamie Cope was beaten 10-5 by Liang Wenbo, Zhang Anda beat Mark Davis by the same score and Zhou Yuelong ousted Fergal OBrien 10-6.Matthew Selt lost a final-frame decider to Mitchell Mann while Dechawat Poomjaeng won 10-5 against Finlands Robin Hull.Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, who made headlines by missing the final black of a 147 attempt at the UK Championship, won 10-7 against Paul Davison.There were also wins for Matthew Stevens, Mark King, Ken Doherty and Ryan Day, the latter overcoming Alfie Burden 10-9. Also See: Trump eyes Crucible crown White beaten in qualifying For the second straight season, one of the prior years American League Championship Series participants returns for a second year, meaning the Cleveland Indians play the 2016 role of the newcomer. Which is somewhat of an odd hat for them to wear because of all the teams left fighting for the 2016 World Series trophy, the Indians, yes the Indians!, are the team that most recently won a pennant.However, if the American League pennant is going to be flown in an AL Central stadium for the fourth time in the past five years, the Indians are going to have to become the de facto champions of the AL East. Having vanquished division winner Boston in the ALDS, they are now faced with the task of eliminating another high-powered offense from the same division.Keeping with historic pace, one wild-card team has advanced to the LCS, making Toronto the fifth team to do so since MLB installed the current postseason format in 2012. If Toronto is to become the third team in the ccurrent wild-card era to make the World Series, theyll need to beat a team that beat them in the season series, 4-3.dddddddddddd On the other side of the coin, if Cleveland is to return to the World Series for the first time since 1997, itll need to beat a team that outscored it by 14 runs the seven times they faced each other this season.For the second series in a row, despite having the better regular-season record and home-field advantage for the series, Cleveland has been cast in the role of underdog. Of course injuries to their regular-season rotation weigh on that calculation, and its one of many factors our team of baseball handicappers consider below.Like the Blue Jays and the Indians, Joe Peta has stormed through the American League playoffs without a loss and he leads off our preview, followed by Dave Tuley and Andrew Lange. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '