>>Dodgers Edge Brewers, Take 3-2 Lead
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Dodgers are just a win away from the Fall Classic after beating the Brewers 5-2 in Game Five of the National League Championship Series in Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw struck out nine over seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball for the win. LA leads the best-of-seven matchup 3-2. The series shifts back to Milwaukee for Game Six on Friday.
>>Bradley Homers Again, Red Sox Top Astros
(Houston, TX) — The defending champion Astros are on the verge of elimination. They lost 8-6 to the Red Sox in Game Four of the American League Championship Series in Houston. Jackie Bradley Jr.’s two-run homer in the sixth put Boston in front and Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded to end the game. Boston leads the series 3-1, with Game Five tonight.
>>Broncos Battle Cardinals On TNF
(Glendale, AZ) — The Denver Broncos head to the desert for a Thursday Night Football showdown with the Arizona Cardinals. Denver is 0-and-2 on the road so far this season, while Arizona is 0-and-3 at home. The Cardinals lost their last meeting with the Broncos 41-20 in Denver in 2014.
>>Colts’ Hilton Returns To Practice Field
(Indianapolis, IN) — Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton is back on the practice field for the Colts. He has missed the past two games for Indianapolis with a hamstring injury. The Colts hope to end a four-game slide when they host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
>>Bears Host Patriots This Sunday
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears host the Patriots on Sunday. Chicago is 3-and-2 after losing to the Dolphins in overtime this past Sunday. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack is day-to-day with an ankle injury he suffered in the loss. The All-Pro pass rusher was hurt early in the game, but remained in the contest. New England is 4-and-2.
>>Canadiens Top Blues
(Montreal, Quebec) — Brendan Gallagher scored with 11 seconds left in the third period to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Blues in Montreal. Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn scored for St. Louis, which dropped to 1-3-and-2. Alexander Steen extended his point streak to four games with an assist on Schenn’s goal. The Blues travel to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
>>Illinois Plays Wisconsin Saturday
(Madison, WI) — Illinois football is traveling to play 19th-ranked Wisconsin Saturday. The Illini are 3-and-3 overall and 1-and-2 in the Big Ten following a loss to Purdue this past weekend. Head coach Lovie Smith says the team must be ready to deal with the Badgers’ running game. The Illini defense is tasked with stopping Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, who is second in the nation with 950 yards on the ground.
(Undated) — Nearly every NBA team was in action last night in season-opening games around the league. Kawhi [[ kuh-WHY ]] Leonard scored 24 points in his Raptors’ debut as they beat the LeBron-less Cavaliers, 116-104. Anthony Davis flirted with a triple-double as the Pelicans pounded the Rockets 131-112. DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points in first game with San Antonio in a 112-108 win over Minnesota.