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With the Dodgers needing a big performance from their longtime ace, Clayton Kershaw delivered in a way he hadn't in quite some time.

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Live updates: Phoenix Suns lead Dallas Mavericks 56-46 after first half

The Suns open the 2018-19 season against the Mavericks at Talking Stick Resort Arena at 7:30 p.m. Stick around for updates throughout the game.         

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Live updates: Phoenix Suns lead Dallas Mavericks 37-24 after first quarter

The Suns open the 2018-19 season against the Mavericks at Talking Stick Resort Arena at 7:30 p.m. Stick around for updates throughout the game.         

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Staples Center operations staffers frantically gathered near the court midway through the fourth quarter Wednesday, talking into walkie-talkies and glancing, worried, at the basket on the arena’s southern end. After absorbing three rim-bending dunks by the Clippers 7-foot-3 center Boban...

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Dodgers learn valuable lesson in NLCS Game 5 - they can win big without long ball

Los Angeles feasts on small ball - gathering seven singles and two doubles - to shake down Milwaukee and move within a game of the World Series.         

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Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale's debut

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 in their first game under coach David Fizdale         

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Controversy swirled around the fourth game of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox long before Andrew Benintendi made a game-saving dive to end a 4-hour 33-minute battle of wills at Minute Maid Park. A man in a 1984 Republican presidential campaign...

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How the public can avoid falling into ‘teaser’ traps

If the Cardinals stay priced as a home underdog in the +1¹/₂ to +2 range in advance of Thursday night’s NFL game against the Broncos (FOX, 8:20 p.m.), they will qualify as a nominee for a “basic strategy” multi-team six-point teaser. What is a “teaser?” It’s a special type of bet...

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USA blanks rival Canada to win women's CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament

With their 2-0 victory Wednesday night in the championship game, the reigning Women's World Cup champions improved to 16-0-2 in 2018.         

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Controversial fan interference call costs Astros in first inning of Game 4 of ALCS

Jose Altuve's deep drive in the first inning of ALCS Game 4 was called an out when umpires ruled the fans interfered with Boston OF Mookie Betts.         

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Sports: On air highlights

Thursday TVRadio Baseball playoffs ALCS Game 3: Red Sox at Astros 5 p.m. TBS Boxing Middleweights: Quigley vs. Hernandez 7 p.m. ESPN2 College football Georgia State at Arkansas State 4:30 p.m. ESPNU Stanford at Arizona State 6 p.m. ESPN 1050 Golf European Tour: Andalucia Valderrama Masters 3...

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Two girls at Thomas Edison are tackling high school football - and winning

Barbara Dussinger and Anaishka Torres are both first-year players for the Thomas Edison football team, which won its first game since 2015 last week.

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Two girls at Thomas Edison are tackling high school football - and winning

Barbara Dussinger and Anaishka Torres are both first-year players for the Thomas Edison football team, which won its first game since 2015 last week.

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Why the Bills will find a way to cover against the Colts

What world are we living in where the 1-5 Colts are favored by more than a touchdown? I originally was planning to pass on this game if Nathan “Pick-Six” Peterman was going to start for Buffalo, but now Derek Anderson will get the start. Anderson has always been serviceable, so even if he’s...

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Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Red Sox manager Alex Cora says lefty ace Sale still feeling weak and won't start Game 5 of ALCS against Houston

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How Sam Darnold goes from beloved to feared

Sam Darnold says the Jets have found their identity. Asked to explain that, the rookie quarterback mentioned using a dominating offensive line to establish the running game to set up the pass. That’s what he wants the Jets to be known for. “Our offensive linemen are really establishing the line...

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Brewers pull Wade Miley after facing only one batter in Game 5 subterfuge

The Milwaukee Brewers have pulled starting pitcher Wade Miley after he faced just one batter in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series.

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Nets’ weakness rears its head again in opening loss to Pistons

DETROIT — New season. Same Achilles’ heel. The shorthanded Nets suffered a season-opening 103-100 loss to the Pistons, and the same flaws that cost them last year did so once more. They couldn’t rebound. They couldn’t close a tough game. And they lost a nail-biter. Again. Granted, the...

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Vikings-Jets injury reports: Linval Joseph sidelined in practice, Dalvin Cook a full go

Nose tackle Linval Joseph briefly exited Sunday’s 27-17 win against the Cardinals. Three days later, he was not at the start of Vikings practice while dealing with three different injuries. Joseph was listed with knee, ankle and shoulder ailments on the Vikings’ official injury report on...

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