>>Dodgers Close Out Cubs To Reach World Series
(Chicago, IL) — The Dodgers are headed to their first World Series since 1988. They crushed the Cubs 11-1 in Game Five of the National League Championship Series in Chicago. Kike Hernandez homered three times, including a grand slam, and drove in seven for LA. Clayton Kershaw allowed just three hits and one run in six innings for the win.
>>Yankees, Astros Meet In ALCS Game Six Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Dodgers are now waiting for the winner of the ALCS. The Yankees have a chance to close out their series with the Astros in Game Six tonight at Minute Maid Park. New York leads the best-of-seven matchup three-games-to-two. Luis Severino starts for the Yanks opposite Houston’s Justin Verlander. The home team has won all five games.
>>Raiders Stun Chiefs On Final Play
(Oakland, CA) — The Raiders pulled out a wild 31-30 win against the Chiefs at the Oakland Coliseum on the final play of “Thursday Night Football.” Derek Carr found Michael Crabtree in the end zone from two yards out as Oakland ended a four-game losing streak. Amari Cooper came to life for the Silver and Black with 11 receptions, 210 yards and two touchdowns.
>>Blues Hold Off Avalanche
(Denver, CO) — The Blues scored three times in the second period to take the lead and the held on for a 4-3 win over the Avalanche in Denver. Paul Stastny, Jaden Schwartz and Vince Dunn all tallied in the middle frame to stake St. Louis to a 3-1 lead. The Blues lead the Central with 12 points. They face the expansion Golden Knights tomorrow in Vegas.
>>Oilers Sink Blackhawks In OT
(Chicago, IL) — Mark Letestu scored on the power play to lift the Oilers past the Blackhawks 2-1 at the United Center. Patrick Kane gave Chicago a 1-0 lead in the first period. It was Kane’s third goal of the season. Anton Forsberg made 40 stops for Chicago, which fell to 4-2-and-2. The Blackhawks visit the Coyotes in Arizona tomorrow night.
>>Raptors Crush Bulls
(Toronto, Ontario) — Jonas Valanciunas [[ val-an-CHEW-niss ]] had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help the Raptors beat the Bulls 117-101 at Air Canada Centre. Chicago first-round pick Lauri Markkanen had a strong debut. Markkanen put up 17 points and eight rebounds getting the start for the injured Nikola Mirotic and suspended Bobby Portis. Robin Lopez added 18 and eight boards in the defeat. The Bulls play the Spurs in their home opener tomorrow night.
>>’Melo Bests Old Team, Ball Makes Lakers Debut
(Undated) — Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder took down his old Knicks team 105-84 in Oklahoma City. Anthony scored 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting. Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball had a rough debut. Ball missed five-of-six shots as the Lakers got drubbed by the Clippers, 108-92. He finished with three points, nine rebounds and four assists in the setback.
>>Patriots And Falcons Have Super Rematch On Sunday
(Undated) — A Super Bowl rematch headlines Week Seven of the NFL season on Sunday. The Patriots host the Falcons on Gillette Stadium on “Sunday Night Football.” New England rallied from a 28-3 deficit to shock Atlanta 34-28 in overtime to crown itself champion last season for the fifth time. The Pats are 4-and-2 this season, while the Falcons are 3-and-2.
>>Colts Host Jaguars Sunday
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts clash with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indy is 2-and-4 on the season following Monday’s loss to the Titans. Jacoby Brissett will remain the starting quarterback for the Colts following a setback to Andrew Luck’s recovery. The Jags enter at 3-and-3.
>>Bears Face Panthers
(Lake Forest, IL) — Sunday’s Bears versus Panthers game at Bank Of America Stadium is going to bring back memories for numerous members. Chicago head coach John Fox was Carolina’s head coach from 2002-to-2010. Panthers defensive lineman Julius Peppers was with Chicago for four seasons, ending in 2013. The Bears are 2-and-4. Carolina is 4-and-2.
>>Two Big Primetime Games Tomorrow In College Football
(Undated) — Two primetime games headline Saturday’s college football slate. Number-two and undefeated Penn State squares off with number-15 Michigan in Happy Valley. The one-loss Wolverines mauled the Nittany Lions 49-10 last season. The stakes are high as number-10 USC and number-16 Notre Dame renew their rivalry in South Bend. Both teams have one loss.
>>Illinois At Minnesota Tomorrow
(Minneapolis, MN) — Illinois looks to snap a four-game losing streak tomorrow against the Golden Gophers in Minnesota. The Fighting Illini lost 35-24 at home to Rutgers this past Saturday. They are 0-and-3 in Big Ten play and 2-and-4 overall. Minnesota dropped its third straight last week to Michigan State. The Gophers are 3-and-3 overall and 0-and-3 in the Big Ten.
>>NASCAR In Kansas
(Kansas City, KS) — The final race of the second round of the playoffs of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Martin Truex Junior is currently in first place. He’s followed by Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin to finish out the top five.
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