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  • Monday Sports in Brief

    COLLEGE BASKETBALL Michigan State is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball preseason poll for the first time in program history. The Spartans took the top spot on 60 of 65 ballots in results released Monday. Kentucky was No. 2 with two first-place votes, while third-ranked

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  • Monday Sports in Brief

    MLB WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals' struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years by beating St. Louis 8-1 Monday night

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  • Monday’s Sports in Brief

    BASEBALL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over Minnesota to finish yet another sweep of the Twins and advance to

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  • Weekend Sports in Brief

    MLB HOUSTON (AP) - Jose Altuve hit a game-ending homer off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second time in three years. In a bullpen game with

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  • Thursday Sports in Brief

    MLB NEW YORK (AP) - George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night and reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years. The Astros

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  • Wednesday Sports in Brief

    MLB NEW YORK (AP) - Game 4 of the AL Championship Series was postponed because of rain. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees will play Game 4 on Thursday night, with Game 5 on Friday at Yankee Stadium and Game 6 in Houston on Saturday, if necessary. Houston beat

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  • Tuesday Sports in Brief

    MLB WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin's 12-strikeout performance to hold on and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday night for a sweep of the NL

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