>>Yankees Send Indians Home
(Cleveland, OH) — The Yankees pulled off an improbable comeback to send the Indians home. They won 5-2 at Cleveland in Game Five of their AL Division Series to advance. The Indians once led two-games-to-none before blowing a two-game lead to get eliminated in the same fashion for the second straight year. The Yanks face the Astros in Game One of the ALCS tomorrow in Houston.
>>Nats Force Game Five Against Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Being sick didn’t keep Stephen Strasburg down as the Nationals shut out the Cubs 5-0 in Game Four of the NL Division Series at Wrigley Field. Strasburg tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out 12 for the victory. Michael Taylor clinched the win with a grand slam off Wade Davis in the eighth. The deciding Game Five is tonight in DC.
>>Red Sox Fire Farrell
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox will have a new manager next season. President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski announced that John Farrell will not return next season for the final year of his contract. Boston won the World Series in 2013 in Farrell’s first year at the helm, but has been eliminated in the AL Division Series each of the last two seasons.
>>Cardinals’ Wacha, Martinez Make TSN’s Top-50 Players Under 27
(Undated) — A pair of Cardinals pitchers are making The Sporting News’ list of the top-50 major league players under the age of 27. Michael Wacha is ranked 47th on that list, while fellow starting pitcher Carlos Martinez checks in at number-13. The Angels’ Mike Trout ranks first, followed by Nationals star Bryce Harper. The Yankees’ Aaron Judge is ninth.
>>Panthers And Eagles Square Off On “Thursday Night Football”
(Charlotte, NC) — Two of the best teams in the NFC meet on “Thursday Night Football.” The Eagles travel to Bank of America Stadium to square off with the Panthers. Both teams are 4-and-1 and in first place in their respective divisions. Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has come to life with 671 passing yards and seven total touchdowns the past two weeks.
>>Bears Prep For Ravens
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears are preparing for their showdown with the Ravens on Sunday in Baltimore. Chicago slipped to 1-and-4 with Monday’s 20-17 home loss to Minnesota. Baltimore comes in at 3-and-2.
>>Colts Visit Texans Monday
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts will clash with the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football next Week. Indianapolis is 2-and-3 following Sunday’s overtime win over the 49ers. Jacksonville leads the AFC South at 3-and-2, while the Colts, Texans and Titans are all a game back.
>>Embiid Goes For Sixers In Preseason Debut
(Uniondale, NY) — Joel Embiid didn’t wait long to show why the 76ers gave him a brand new contract. He exploded for 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes as Philadelphia pounded the Nets 133-114 in preseason play at Nassau Coliseum. Embiid made 14-of-18 free throws in his exhibition debut. The 23-year-old signed a five-year, rookie max contract extension earlier this week.
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