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Astros now trailing Yankees in ALCS, need 9th Verlander win
HOUSTON (AP) -- Justin Verlander agreed to that last-minute trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched....

The Yankee Greeter: Judge always the last man off for NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Judge is the Yankee Greeter....

Fan-tastic! Man who caught Turner HR ball snags Wrigley shot
He's become Mr. Hawk-tober....

Hayward, Lin out for year, and many others in NBA are ailing
MIAMI (AP) -- Brooklyn's Jeremy Lin was horrified to see what happened to Gordon Hayward, whose season almost certainly ended in a most disturbing fashion five minutes into the Celtics' season-opener....

Nets' Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee....

Delany: 'Not shocked' by FBI investigation of college hoops
NEW YORK (AP) -- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by the FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport....

Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next season
NEW YORK (AP) -- Big Ten basketball came to the Big Apple on Thursday for media day and a look at Madison Square Garden, where the conference will hold its tournament in March....

Pop-ups on NFL sidelines mean quick medical treatment
NEW YORK (AP) -- A player gets hurt on the field, walks or is helped to the sideline, and then goes camping?...

Emails: Protests spur college officials to talk with players
ATLANTA (AP) -- As protests over racial injustice grab national attention in pro sports, some college and university officials are having pre-emptive talks with student-athletes and consulting each other amid concerns that such actions will spread to college sports, according to emails released Thursday....

Hamilton title chase returns to track he's dominated
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lewis Hamilton usually feels at ease in the U.S. And why not? It's pretty easy to be happy when he's usually finishing first....

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