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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., right, watches his grand slam off Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna during the eighth inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
October 16, 2018 - 8:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Steve Pearce hit a tiebreaking solo homer for Boston off Joe Smith in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Louisville tight end Kemari Averett (11) runs down the sideline with the ball during the first half of the TaxSlayer Bowl NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, in Jacksonville, Fla. Kemari Averett has been arrested and charged, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, with putting a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatening to kill her. The tight end has been suspended from the team. University of louisville police charged him with first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
October 16, 2018 - 7:58 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville football player Kemari Averett was charged Tuesday with putting a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatening to kill her. The tight end was suspended from the team. The 20-year-old sophomore remains in Louisville Metro jail on $10,000 bond after pleading not...
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Seattle Seahawks NFL football head coach Pete Carroll talks to reporters Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Wash. Carroll spent most of his weekly press conference talking about team owner Paul Allen, who died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 16, 2018 - 7:11 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll's favorite memory of Paul Allen is an obvious one. February 2014. In New Jersey. On the field of MetLife Stadium raising the Vince Lombardi trophy. "He wanted to be a champion and to be up on the stage with him in the crowd and the confetti's flying and all that,...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez reacts after striking out during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
October 16, 2018 - 6:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez apologized Tuesday after complaining "the fans had no energy" during Los Angeles' Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series. Hernandez tweeted a statement claiming his comments were taken out of context. He said he was "really frustrated"...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, center, drives to the basket ahead of Denver Nuggets' Paul Millsap, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Butler joined the Timberwolves for practice again on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, with the season opener just three days away despite his request to be traded. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler's trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on...
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Michigan State's Elijah Collins (24) stands on the bench and celebrates after his team scored against Penn State with 19 seconds left in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
October 16, 2018 - 5:36 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After upsetting Penn State on the road last weekend, Michigan State feels it has a bit of its identity back. Just in time for the annual clash with rival Michigan. "Last week we brought the chip back and that's just something you can never lose, and same thing with the...
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October 16, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL doesn't want players worrying about getting flagged or fined. "You gotta play," NFL football operations chief Troy Vincent said Tuesday at the league's fall meetings. "You hope that no player is thinking about a rule. We want them to play (with a) free mind where you're just...
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October 16, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Testimony at a trial about secret payments in college basketball drew to a close Tuesday after prosecutors asked the jury to focus on a flurry of texts and phone calls, some involving legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino, about Brian Bowen Jr. in the days before the prized...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa plays against Rutgers during an NCAA college football game, in Columbus, Ohio. Bosa’s college football career is over. The injured All-American defensive end intends to withdraw from Ohio State to spend time rehabilitating and training for an NFL career. He is expected to be a first-round draft pick. No. 2 Ohio State made the announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
October 16, 2018 - 4:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Injured defensive end Nick Bosa has decided to leave school to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft in the spring, Ohio State said Tuesday. The junior All-American from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, already had four sacks this season when he suffered a core muscle injury on...
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, center, celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 16, 2018 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — And then there was one. After six weeks, the Los Angeles Rams are the NFL's last unbeaten team following their 23-20 victory over the Denver Broncos. The Rams will look to stay unbeaten on Sunday when they face the San Francisco 49ers in the final game of a three-game road swing...
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