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Down 2-0, Dodgers have Braves where they want them at home

Oct. 18, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trailing 2-0 in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the Atlanta Braves right where they want them. At their house. The Braves’ last win at Dodger Stadium was June 9, 2018. They’ve lost nine straight in Los Angeles, getting...

Giants plan to exercise Posey's $22M option if he will play

Oct. 18, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey's $22 million club option for the 2022 season as long as the veteran catcher wants to keep playing after a stellar year. Posey, whose contract includes a $3 million buyout, helped lead the...

Carter Hawkins joins Chicago Cubs as new general manager

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carter Hawkins was part of Cleveland's front office when the Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He vividly remembers being on the team bus for the trip to the airport after Game 5. “We're just inching along, just barely going...

Darnell Coles plans to put his 'stamp' on Nationals' hitters

Oct. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darnell Coles was hired by the Washington Nationals as their hitting coach on Monday, returning him to an organization he worked for in the minor leagues and reuniting him with manager Dave Martinez, a former teammate. Coles was most recently the...

From 'bottom of totem pole,' NBA begins its climb in 1950s

Oct. 18, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

A career in the NBA seemed such an uncertainty as the 1950s arrived that Bob Cousy considered driving school a better option than playing for a team he didn’t even know how to find on a map. “Basketball was at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Cousy, one of the...

LEADING OFF: ALCS resumes at Fenway, NLCS shifts to LA

Oct. 18, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON After allowing 12 runs in two starts against Houston during the regular season, Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start Game 3 at Fenway Park against...

Late-night magic: Braves beat Dodgers 5-4, lead NLCS 2-0

Oct. 18, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — More late-night magic has the Atlanta Braves just two wins away from the World Series. Eddie Rosario delivered Atlanta’s second straight walk-off hit in the ninth inning, giving the Braves a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and a...

Aggressive use of Scherzer, Urías backfires; LA in NLCS hole

Oct. 18, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer fatigued early, Julio Urías faltered late, and when Kenley Jansen couldn't strand an inherited runner in the bottom of the ninth inning, Los Angeles fell into a 2-0 hole in the NL Championship Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has made it...

Today in History

Oct. 18, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2021. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1962, James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the...

LSU, football coach Ed Orgeron to part ways at end of season

Oct. 17, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

For Ed Orgeron, LSU's Cajun coach, a dream job is coming to an end. LSU and Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, 21 months after he coached the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history....