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

Oct. 16, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran starter, an intimidating bullpen and a twice-demoted shortstop who is suddenly flashing power helped the Milwaukee Brewers take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in a 4-0...

Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

Oct. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A pick, a penalty and a game-winning kick. Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers. Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a...

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

Oct. 15, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of all the chants that could have emanated from the Dodger Stadium stands during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS, "We want Austin!" was not exactly the most likely. But after Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal committed his third passed ball of the series Monday night, the...

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. 15, 2018 11:03 PM 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...

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...

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...

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

Oct. 15, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and...

McVay demands more from himself even as Rams remain unbeaten

Oct. 15, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are the last undefeated team in the NFL. That doesn't mean there are no issues to address. For coach Sean McVay, it starts with himself. McVay was again critical of his own play calling, this time in the Rams' 23-20 win at the Denver Broncos on Sunday,...

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

Oct. 16, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran starter, an intimidating bullpen and a twice-demoted shortstop who is suddenly flashing power helped the Milwaukee Brewers take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in a 4-0...

Sparks, Kapanen lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Kings

Oct. 16, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts before his first start of the season earlier this month. He didn't have a chance to overthink his second outing. The backup goalie made 33 saves in place of the injured Frederik Andersen, Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the...

Charges dropped against student arrested after Super Bowl

Oct. 16, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police have dropped charges against a University of New Hampshire student accused of throwing a bottle at police officers in February. The disorderly conduct charge against 21-year-old Zachary Dresser was dropped before the trial was set to begin. Foster's Daily...

Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

Oct. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A pick, a penalty and a game-winning kick. Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers. Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a...

Drouin scores 2 to lead Canadiens in 7-3 win over Red Wings

Oct. 16, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens coach Claude Julien said it looked like Tomas Plekanec "drank from the fountain of youth" before playing in his 1,000th game Monday night. Plekanec scored in his milestone game, and Jonathan Drouin added two goals to lead Montreal to a 7-3 victory over the winless Detroit Red...

Johansen, Forsberg lead Predators over Wild 4-2

Oct. 16, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators are off to a solid start this season. Scoring first has been a big key. Johansen and P.K. Subban each had two assists, and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games. "It's early in the season,...

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

Oct. 16, 2018 12:03 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...

Anderson stops 37 shots as Senators beat Stars 4-1

Oct. 15, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — For the first time in a long time, the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time. Craig Anderson made 37 saves to lead the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Ottawa is also getting contributions from its rookies, who are bringing...

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

Oct. 15, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: 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...

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

Oct. 15, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of all the chants that could have emanated from the Dodger Stadium stands during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS, "We want Austin!" was not exactly the most likely. But after Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal committed his third passed ball of the series Monday night, the...