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There from the start for Nationals, Zimmerman in 1st Series

Oct. 16, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bottle of beer in hand, Ryan Zimmerman stood alone in the Nationals Park home clubhouse for a few moments, taking in the scene while his teammates celebrated reaching Washington's first World Series since 1933. Eventually, someone threw an arm around the 35-year-old Zimmerman's shoulders...

The Latest: LSU's Wade "felt good about" chance to return

Oct. 16, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 3:20 p.m. LSU coach Will Wade is back trying to build on a season when the Tigers won an SEC regular season title. Asked Wednesday at SEC media day if there was any doubt he would return, Wade said:...

Bencic beats Herzog to keep WTA Finals bid on track

Oct. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic won six of the last seven games and beat Polona Hercog 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup. The 10th-ranked Bencic needs to reach the final in Moscow to overtake Serena Williams and Kiki Bertens for the last WTA Finals spot. Bencic will next...

Spanish PM vows to stand firm amid Catalonia violence

Oct. 16, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Three straight days of clashes between protesters and police in Catalonia won't provoke authorities into taking drastic measures, Spain's caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez said Wednesday, as new riots rocked Barcelona. The Spanish government will respond with "firmness,...

Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Oct. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in their AL Championship Series. Game 4 of the ALCS scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed a day...

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as new manager

Oct. 16, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career....

Mack: Louisville's Slazinski hospitalized with appendicitis

Oct. 16, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Chris Mack says forward Quinn Slazinski has been hospitalized with appendicitis that might require surgery. Asked after the team's annual tipoff luncheon Wednesday whether he'd redshirt the 6-foot-8, 215-pound freshman, Mack said Slazinski was in a hospital with the...

The NBA's magic number for victories isn't 100 anymore

Oct. 16, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Getting to 100 points in the NBA used to almost certainly guarantee victory. These days, it's the baseline for even having a chance. NBA teams that scored 100 or more points lost more often last season than at any time in nearly 35 years — simply a byproduct of the offensive explosion...

US Olympic curling trials will return to Omaha in 2022

Oct. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic curling trials will return to Omaha in 2022. USA Curling and the Omaha Sports Commission announced Wednesday that the event would be held at Baxter Arena on the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus from Nov. 13-21, 2021. The trials were first held at Baxter Arena in 2017....

Minnesota's Eric Curry loses another season to knee injury

Oct. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry has suffered another season-ending knee injury. Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that Curry was hurt in practice last week and will have surgery next week. "We are obviously disappointed in Eric's recent setback," Pitino said. "He has worked...