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

Oct. 19, 2018 2:35 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 2:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. James insisted the new-look Lakers...

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 1:53 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...

Lots of Broncos fans on hand to watch rout of Cardinals

Oct. 19, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There were a lot of orange-clad Denver fans in the stands in Arizona. They must have loved watching the Broncos beat down the host Cardinals 45-10 Thursday night. "That was unbelievable," Denver quarterback Case Keenum said afterward. "It felt like a home game there for a lot of it....

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...

Week 8 Preview: ACC showdown; Heisman Herbert; Auburn slump

Oct. 19, 2018 2:38 AM EDT

Follow-ups can be difficult in college football. Backing up a big victory with another one the next week is usually the sign of a true championship contender. A few ranked teams and playoff hopefuls will be trying to do just that Saturday. No. 6 Michigan visits rival No. 24 Michigan State after walloping...

Haas fighting for 'best of the rest' in year 3

Oct. 19, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The third season for Haas F1 has been its best, even if it's been a bit bizarre. Formula One's only U.S.-based team has scored the most points in its young history and overcome some serious bumbles early to compete with — and beat — some of the legacy team names in F1....

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....

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Lots of Broncos fans on hand to watch rout of Cardinals

Oct. 19, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There were a lot of orange-clad Denver fans in the stands in Arizona. They must have loved watching the Broncos beat down the host Cardinals 45-10 Thursday night. "That was unbelievable," Denver quarterback Case Keenum said afterward. "It felt like a home game there for a lot of it....

Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor

Oct. 19, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry has scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and injured...

Spartans, Wolverines showing respect before big matchup

Oct. 19, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio began his news conference this week by talking about how well Michigan is playing, and how the No. 6 Wolverines certainly deserve a lofty ranking. He later pointed out that recent matchups between the Spartans and Wolverines have been played in...

Piercy shoots 65 to lead by 1 at CJ Cup at Nine Bridges

Oct. 19, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Scott Piercy led a dominant American leaderboard at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Friday with a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds. Piercy had a 36-hole total of 9-under 135, one ahead of Brooks Koepka, who also shot 65 and is playing in his...

Islanders score 4 goals in 3rd period, top Kings 7-2

Oct. 19, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valtteri Filppula isn't taking many shots, but the third-line center is making them count. The New York Islanders decided to follow his lead, with Filppula scoring two goals on two shots to help his team snap a two-game road losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on...

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

Oct. 19, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been struggling to score on the power play early this season. Splitting up star defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson to put them on different units helped do the trick. Logan Couture had his third career hat trick and the Sharks scored three times on the...

No. 18 Penn St., Indiana seeking to rebound from struggles

Oct. 19, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

Penn State coach James Franklin is all too familiar with this week's daunting scenario. He watched the Nittany Lions' conference title hopes and playoff possibilities slip away with back-to-back road losses last October. Two early losses during a three-week stretch in 2016 kept the eventual Big Ten champs out of...

Haas fighting for 'best of the rest' in year 3

Oct. 19, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The third season for Haas F1 has been its best, even if it's been a bit bizarre. Formula One's only U.S.-based team has scored the most points in its young history and overcome some serious bumbles early to compete with — and beat — some of the legacy team names in F1....

Division still in sight, No. 23 Wisconsin hosts Illini next

Oct. 19, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

A loss at the Big House left Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook and his teammates reassessing their goals. The playoff is now out of reach for the 23rd-ranked Badgers after getting blown out last week at Michigan, though they still control their destiny in the Big Ten West. Win their last six regular-season...

Week 8 Preview: ACC showdown; Heisman Herbert; Auburn slump

Oct. 19, 2018 2:38 AM EDT

Follow-ups can be difficult in college football. Backing up a big victory with another one the next week is usually the sign of a true championship contender. A few ranked teams and playoff hopefuls will be trying to do just that Saturday. No. 6 Michigan visits rival No. 24 Michigan State after walloping...