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  • Purdue's Edwards headlines preseason AP All-America team

    Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue. The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring. The prolific guard was the leading vote getter in The Associated...

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  • The Latest: Pomeranz, Alexander added to Series rosters

    The Latest on the World Series (all times local): noon The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers each added a fresh left-handed reliever to their World Series rosters. Boston put Drew Pomeranz on its roster Tuesday in place of right-hander Brandon Workman. Los Angeles swapped...

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  • Utah track athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed

    A University of Utah track athlete was shot and killed Monday night, the school announced. Lauren McCluskey, a senior communication major from Pullman, Washington, was found dead in a parked car near a residential hall on campus. She was 21. The suspect believed to be responsible for her death was found dead a short time later at an off-campus location. "Several members of our university administration spoke with Lauren's family last night and I have also reached out...

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  • Esport betting platform gets license for video game gambling

    Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. "There is finally a...

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  • Pedroia, Utley embrace elder role for Red Sox, Dodgers

    Don't look for Dustin Pedroia and Chase Utley to be turning any double plays during this World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. But the presence of both has already had an impact on the clubhouses of the two teams looking to add to their already rich trophy cases. ...

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  • Red Sox happy to be asleep at the ballpark

    Think the Red Sox are asleep at the ballpark? You may be right. Catching some Zzzzs during downtime could help Boston be more alert during the first coast-to-coast World Series in 20 years. A sleep room was opened last year at Fenway Park, adjacent to the gym next to the home clubhouse....

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  • Red Sox-Dodgers in '46 World Series? Not part of the program

    It took more than a century for these clubs to finally meet again in the Fall Classic. They had plenty of stars, especially during baseball's Golden Era — Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and The Duke of Flatbush, among them. But a World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers just wasn't...

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  • LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Sale set for Game 1 of World Series

    A look at what's happening around the major leagues today: FENWAY FRESHMAN Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will pitch at Fenway Park for the first time when he starts Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox. The oldest park in the majors has a lot of quirks that can present many...

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  • Fielding respecting but not fearing Canelo in title match

    When Rocky Fielding enters Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, it won't be his first time in the big arena. It will be his initial visit for a boxing event — his fight against Canelo Alvarez. The WBA super middleweight champion will put his belt on the line and be a hefty underdog against...

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  • Spurs rally to keep Lakers winless with LeBron, 143-142

    LeBron James hit the tying 3-pointer late in regulation. He led a Lakers lineup of three second-year pros and a rookie making his NBA debut to a 142-136 lead with 55 seconds left overtime. James was then reminded in spectacular fashion that nothing will be easy in this West Coast chapter of...

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  • Conor McGregor willing to face 'next in line' if not Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Conor McGregor intends to return to the UFC's Octagon with his "confidence high" and is apparently willing to do so against someone other than Khabib Nurmagomedov. In a rare public comment on social media, McGregor (21-4) said he was beaten "fair and square" by Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 at UFC 229, but he vowed to return stronger than ever. The Irishman has already called for a rematch against Nurmagomedov, but he said Monday that he would accept another opponent if need be. "It was...

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  • DeVante Parker refutes agent's incompetence claims about Adam Gase: 'That's his own opinion'

    DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker distanced himself from comments made by his agent Sunday that labeled coach Adam Gase "incompetent." Parker stressed multiple times that his agent, Jimmy Gould, does not speak for him when he said, among other things, that his client is healthy and should have been playing after Parker was a surprise inactive for Sunday's 32-21 loss to the Detroit Lions. Parker also said he didn't know that Gould would make...

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  • Ryan throws for 379 yards, Falcons beat Giants 23-20

    Matt Ryan threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Hall, Tevin Coleman broke loose on a 30-yard scoring run and the Atlanta Falcons added another chapter to New York's miserable season, beating the Giants 23-20 on Monday night. Ryan completed his final 18 passes and finished 31 of...

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  • Unbeaten LA Rams rolling behind Aaron Donald's dominance

    Although Sean McVay was standing on the sideline to watch it, the head coach still had to check the video before he truly realized the scope of Aaron Donald's dominance in the Los Angeles Rams' latest win. The All-Pro defensive lineman was in vintage form against the San Francisco 49ers on...

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  • Lakers' Ingram grateful 4-game suspension wasn't harsher

    Just three games into LeBron James' tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, they were missing two suspended starters when they faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Although nobody thought James' time on the West Coast would be boring, Brandon Ingram is sorry for his role in getting this...

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  • World Series expert picks: Will Red Sox or Dodgers win it all?

    The Boston Red Sox had baseball's best record (108-54). The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for their first title in 30 years. Who is going to come out on top? With the series starting Tuesday in Boston (8:09 p.m. ET, Fox), we asked 24 of our experts to give their predictions: World Series winner, how many games and MVP. Here's a breakdown of their answers along with some more insights on why some of them made their picks. Complete coverage of the 2018...

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  • Michigan-Michigan State spat spills into new week

    The pregame spat between Michigan and Michigan State is showing no signs of going away. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the athletic directors for both schools should probably talk about what happened on Saturday before the game at Michigan State. The Spartans walked from one end...

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  • Manny the Masher, Manny the Miscreant & Macho Manny

    Most players are questioned ahead of their World Series debuts. Manny Machado was cross-examined. October's villain is especially despised at Fenway Park for planting his spikes into Dustin Pedroia in April 2017 . The Boston second baseman hasn't been the same. "That's old...

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  • World Series Game 1 to be cold one for Dodgers, Red Sox

    Hooting and hollering, Chris Taylor and a couple of Dodgers took aim at the Green Monster. With their arms, not bats. Standing in left field, they kept throwing balls at a small, square space in the scoreboard, shouting every time a miss clanged off the metal letters. "I've got good...

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  • Gutting it out: Game 1 starter Sale pitching for Series ring

    Chris Sale would rather talk about the ring he can win as a World Series champion instead of the almost certainly nonexistent navel ring that — he maintains with a straight face — scratched him from a start in the last round. The Red Sox left-hander will belly up to the mound to start Game...

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  • Column: SHR will be hard-pressed to get 4 cars into finale

    Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick are through to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs. That is the entire lineup at Stewart-Haas Racing, for those keeping score at home, and quite an impressive display of balance and teamwork. It is also half the eight slots in the...

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  • Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick

    The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move for the present Monday, trading a first-round pick for Oakland receiver Amari Cooper in Raiders coach Jon Gruden's latest play for the future. The Cowboys gave up their top pick in the next draft in hopes of giving quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon...

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  • The Latest: Cora understands Roberts' popularity in Boston

    The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Red Sox manager Alex Cora understands the enduring popularity in Boston of Los Angeles counterpart Dave Roberts. Roberts pinch ran and stole second base against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning of the 2004 AL...

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  • Eagles in search of new identity

    The Philadelphia Eagles have an identity crisis. After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history, coaches and players repeatedly stressed throughout the offseason and training camp this is a different team and a new year. They were no longer underdogs wearing dog masks. Winning...

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