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Chacin, Brewers' bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

Oct. 16, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers know they can count on their intimidating bullpen to get outs. They may not have been expecting a twice-demoted shortstop to generate so much offense. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in a 4-0 victory...

Mason Crosby's emotional week ends on high note for Packers

Oct. 16, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby smiled as he left the field. It was quite the week for the Green Bay Packers' veteran kicker. Crosby hit four field goals, including the winner from 27 yards as time expired to lift the Packers past the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 on Monday night. "This week was a grind,...

Grandal's woes, quiet LA bats doom Dodgers in NLCS Game 3

Oct. 16, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Dodger Stadium crowd wasn't booing Yasmani Grandal or chanting his backup's name, the fans largely sat in a disappointed hush while the Milwaukee Brewers' pitching staff mowed down their team. The Dodgers' miserable Monday night only got more intriguing after the Brewers' 4-0...

Red Sox ace Sale out of hospital, will rejoin team at Game 3

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will be back with his teammates for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series after an overnight stay in a hospital because of a stomach illness. Boston said it planned to wait until he rejoins the team in Houston on Tuesday before deciding when the lanky lefty will...

Bregman trolls Eovaldi, Hinch says "back it up" in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros are brimming with confidence, even after a Game 2 AL Championship Series defeat to the Boston Red Sox. For proof, just see Bregman's social media feed. Hours after Boston beat Houston 7-5 to even the best-of-seven series at a game each, Bregman shared...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Oct. 16, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's...

LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers

Oct. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NO BOTHER Red Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston's third baseman shared a video on Instagram of his...

Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

Oct. 15, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than Paul Allen. But though he was the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and partial owner of Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, Allen usually shied away from the spotlight...

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

Oct. 16, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven't missed an opening day game together. This year, however, they left their kids behind and ate a big breakfast before heading out to watch their beloved Caracas Lions because a...

NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else

Oct. 15, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The NBA's 73rd...

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Justice watchdog: FBI official accepted reporter's tickets

Oct. 16, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general says a senior FBI official accepted two tickets to a sports event from a television news correspondent who regularly covered the bureau. The watchdog office said the official had not paid for the tickets. Initially, under oath, the official...

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

Oct. 16, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven't missed an opening day game together. This year, however, they left their kids behind and ate a big breakfast before heading out to watch their beloved Caracas Lions because a...

Alliance to open Saturday night after Super Bowl

Oct. 16, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

The Alliance of American Football will begin its first season the night of Feb. 9, the Saturday after the Super Bowl, when the Atlanta Legends visit the Orlando Apollos, and the San Diego Fleet are at the San Antonio Commanders. On the next day, the eight-team, 10-week league will have the Memphis Express at the...

University of Texas board chairwoman stepping down in 2019

Oct. 16, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokeswoman says the chairwoman of the University of Texas System regents is resigning two years before her term is set to expire. Sara Martinez Tucker was appointed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015 and became chair of the nine-member board two years later. UT system...

Korean soccer player acquitted in Guam sex assault case

Oct. 16, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A South Korean professional soccer player has been acquitted in a sexual assault case in Guam. A jury delivered not guilty verdicts Monday on all charges against Byong Oh Kim following about three days of deliberations, the Pacific Daily News reported . Kim was on Guam with the Sangju...

Supervisor envisions NFL stadium at site of industrial plant

Oct. 16, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York town supervisor says the impending closure of an industrial plant opens the possibility that the site could be a future stadium for the Buffalo Bills. Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger told reporters Monday that the 150-acre Tonawanda Coke site is the right size, is in a...

Warriors prepare for bittersweet arena move across the bay

Oct. 16, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — If anybody understands an arena's link to a city, to a faithful fan base, Kevin Durant does. Durant played the final NBA game in KeyArena for the Seattle SuperSonics a decade ago before the franchise's relocation to Oklahoma City, then returned for a nostalgic exhibition earlier this...

Jury: 4 guilty in shooting that killed Olympian's daughter

Oct. 16, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Four men have been found guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay. News outlets report a jury returned the verdicts Monday after deliberating for nearly five hours. Jurors pronounced Chazerae Taylor guilty of wanton...

Grateful Jennings starting to regain 2016 form for Tennessee

Oct. 16, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings has bounced back from a tumultuous year and is starting to regain the form he showed two seasons ago, when his uncanny knack for producing big plays helped the Volunteers earn a top-10 ranking. After getting dismissed from Tennessee's team last...

Youth baseball league treasurer charged with theft

Oct. 16, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio woman accused of embezzling at least $180,000 from a youth baseball league while she was its treasurer has been indicted on charges including theft. Authorities say a Warren County grand jury on Monday indicted Renee Nichols on aggravated theft and tampering...