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Strasburg Ks 12, Nats top Cards 8-1; 1 win from World Series

Oct. 15, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 pitches in, Stephen Strasburg was adamant he wasn't quite ready to leave the latest superb start by a Nationals pitcher against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series — a win that put Washington on the verge of the city's first World Series in 86 years....

LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

Oct. 14, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. In his first public comments since the...

Packers get the calls, Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

Oct. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from...

Lions latest victims of NFL's flag football problem

Oct. 15, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers' 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two phantom hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers. The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit comfortably...

Cole, unbeaten since May, transformed by Astros analytics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. "There was charts, video, matching charts," Cole recalled. "It was all new then, but it's pretty straightforward to me now."...

Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Oct. 15, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs. The 29-year-old right-hander won twice for Houston in the AL Division Series, allowing only one run in 15 2/3 innings. He'll take the mound Tuesday in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the New York...

First-half surprises include stingy Wisconsin, LSU's Burrow

Oct. 15, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

The same six teams occupied the first six spots in the Top 25 poll all the way up until Georgia lost 20-17 in overtime to South Carolina last week, causing the Bulldogs to tumble from No. 3 to No. 10. That does not mean there hasn't been the unexpected during the first half of the college football season. The...

Franchise players? NBA sophomore class full of rising stars

Oct. 15, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

Deandre Ayton strolled around the practice court, talking and laughing with coaches and teammates following a two-hour workout with the Phoenix Suns. It is clear he is comfortable operating in lofty surroundings, even on a morning in the mountains of Flagstaff, despite a sign on the wall that warned of the...

LEADING OFF: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

Oct. 15, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAPITAL GAINS Patrick Corbin can pitch the Nationals to their first pennant when Washington goes for a four-game sweep of slumping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series. The $140 million lefty starts at home against Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson. Washington...

Cardinals can't hit, pitch, run or field, fall into 3-0 hole

Oct. 15, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt shook his head and blamed himself. The answers aren't coming easy right now. After a third consecutive anemic offensive showing led to an 8-1 blowout loss to the Washington Nationals in Game 3 Monday night, the St. Louis Cardinals are staring down a 3-0 deficit in the NL...

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Koreas meet in historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

Oct. 15, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are set to meet in an historic soccer World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, but the match has been cast into media darkness in the South, with the North disallowing South Korean reporters and spectators and refusing a live broadcast from Kim Il Sung Stadium. The...

Lions latest victims of NFL's flag football problem

Oct. 15, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers' 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two phantom hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers. The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit comfortably...

Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Oct. 15, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs. The 29-year-old right-hander won twice for Houston in the AL Division Series, allowing only one run in 15 2/3 innings. He'll take the mound Tuesday in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the New York...

LEADING OFF: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

Oct. 15, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAPITAL GAINS Patrick Corbin can pitch the Nationals to their first pennant when Washington goes for a four-game sweep of slumping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series. The $140 million lefty starts at home against Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson. Washington...

First-half surprises include stingy Wisconsin, LSU's Burrow

Oct. 15, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

The same six teams occupied the first six spots in the Top 25 poll all the way up until Georgia lost 20-17 in overtime to South Carolina last week, causing the Bulldogs to tumble from No. 3 to No. 10. That does not mean there hasn't been the unexpected during the first half of the college football season. The...

Pick Six: College football's best moments at halfway point

Oct. 15, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

The Southeastern Conference's West Division has the top two teams in the country in Alabama and LSU, defending national champion Clemson is right behind them and a host of others are lurking at the midway point of the season. Jalen Hurts has made the most of his transfer to Oklahoma and become the Heisman Trophy...

Franchise players? NBA sophomore class full of rising stars

Oct. 15, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

Deandre Ayton strolled around the practice court, talking and laughing with coaches and teammates following a two-hour workout with the Phoenix Suns. It is clear he is comfortable operating in lofty surroundings, even on a morning in the mountains of Flagstaff, despite a sign on the wall that warned of the...

Isles rally past Blues in OT; Bruins' Pastrnak scores 4

Oct. 15, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Devon Toews scored at 1:13 of overtime to complete a stunning late-game comeback by the New York Islanders as they downed the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Monday. The Blues seemed to have the game well in hand in the closing minutes before Brock Nelson put the home team on the board with...

Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noise

Oct. 15, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season. Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points in a 120-87 Heat victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Through three games in this preseason, Herro...

Packers get the calls, Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

Oct. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from...