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Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Oct. 19, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Next stop...

Blazers spoil James' debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers

Oct. 19, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James opened with two thunderous dunks and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Damian Lillard had 28 points and Nik Stauskas came off...

JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize for Red Sox

Oct. 19, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had only three hits in the AL Championship Series. He certainly made them count. Batting at the bottom of the order, Bradley homered twice and drove in nine runs to win Most Valuable Player honors as the Boston Red Sox powered their way past Houston and into the World...

Verlander, Astros can't soar into another World Series.

Oct. 19, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series. A year after Houston won the first title in the team's 56 seasons, Verlander had a rare off night in an elimination game and the Astros lost the AL Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox in five games. "This...

Broncos return 2 interceptions for TDs, beat Cardinals 45-10

Oct. 19, 2018 12:47 AM EDT

Von Miller vowed his Denver Broncos would kick the Arizona Cardinals' behind, except he didn't say behind. Consider it a promise kept. Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes, Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns and the Broncos snapped a four-game losing streak with a 45-10...

Take two: Miley back to NLCS hill, Brews try to deny Dodgers

Oct. 18, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two. And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series. It comes on Friday night when Miley will try to help the Brewers stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Miley...

Attorney: Ex-USA Gymnastics head didn't know of indictment

Oct. 18, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny was arrested while in Tennessee on a family vacation, unaware a Texas grand jury had indicted him for allegedly tampering with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, an attorney for the former top...

Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

Oct. 18, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools....

Olynyk's putback off Wade's miss lifts Heat past Wiz 113-112

Oct. 19, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk certainly wasn't counting on Dwyane Wade to miss. When Wade did, Olynyk was in the perfect spot. Olynyk grabbed the rebound off Wade's errant turnaround jumper and layed in the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night, lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112...

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Islanders score four goals in third period, top Kings 7-2

Oct. 19, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valtteri Filppula scored twice and the New York Islanders snapped a two-game road losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Filppula, Matt Martin, Leo Komarov and Andrew Ladd each had a goal in the third period as the Islanders had a season high in...

Blazers spoil James' debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers

Oct. 19, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James opened with two thunderous dunks and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Damian Lillard had 28 points and Nik Stauskas came off...

Stanford beats Arizona State 20-13 for key road victory

Oct. 19, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford controlled the ball on offense, prevented big plays on defense. The Cardinal put together a couple of key scoring drives and limited Arizona State's chances for a comeback. It's just the way Stanford wins games — and just what the Cardinal needed after a two-game losing...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers face Miley for real, Granderson's grin

Oct. 19, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: FOR REAL THIS TIME Wade Miley is ready for take two. The Brewers left-hander figures to see more than one batter in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series when he tries to help Milwaukee stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Dodgers. Miley goes back to the hill...

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Oct. 19, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Next stop...

JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize for Red Sox

Oct. 19, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had only three hits in the AL Championship Series. He certainly made them count. Batting at the bottom of the order, Bradley homered twice and drove in nine runs to win Most Valuable Player honors as the Boston Red Sox powered their way past Houston and into the World...

Verlander, Astros can't soar into another World Series.

Oct. 19, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series. A year after Houston won the first title in the team's 56 seasons, Verlander had a rare off night in an elimination game and the Astros lost the AL Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox in five games. "This...

Logan Couture has hat trick to lead Sharks past Sabres 5-1

Oct. 19, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture had his third career hat trick and the San Jose Sharks scored three times on the power play to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Thursday night in their first game back from a five-game road trip. Couture and Joonas Donskoi scored power-play goals 27 seconds apart in the...

Leon Draisaitl scores in overtime, Oilers beat Bruins 3-2

Oct. 19, 2018 12:58 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers were one of the final teams in the NHL to play their home opener, and they made the most of their home ice advantage. Leon Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Oilers a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Connor McDavid set up the winner at...

Cardinals drop to 1-6 after mistakes in all phases

Oct. 19, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A season already gone bad turned worse for the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night, before a national television audience. The Cardinals absorbed a 45-10 drubbing by the Denver Broncos to fall to 1-6, one of the worst home losses in franchise history. There were mistakes across the...