National Sports

Red Sox finish Astros in 5, head to World Series

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night. Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer as the Red Sox ...

Broncos defense dominates Cardinals 45-10

By Bob Baum AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) –– Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes, Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns and the Broncos snapped a four-game losing streak with a 45-10 rout of the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. Todd Davis ...

Malkin scores twice, Penguins top Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) — Matt Murray made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped the Toronto Maple Leafs’ winning streak at five games with a stifling 3-0 victory Thursday night. Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist, scoring early and adding an ...

Simmons triple-double leads 76ers past Bulls 127-108

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists and Joel Embiid had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Chicago Bulls 127-108 on Thursday night. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 30 ...

Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one win from a return trip to the World Series. The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship ...

LEADING OFF: Astros on defense, Kershaw’s last turn for LA?

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: SPYGATE, THE SEQUEL The Houston Astros might find themselves defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man ...

Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13 to tie NLCS

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout. After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate. Cody Bellinger singled ...

Machado called ‘dirty player’ by Yelich after benches clear

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado has stepped into trouble again, causing at least one opponent to call him "a dirty player." Both benches cleared after the Los Angeles Dodgers' star shortstop clipped the back leg of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar ...

Fleury ties for 10th in NHL wins, Vegas tops Sabres 4-1

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault was 13 when goalie Marc-Andre Fleury got his first NHL win on Oct. 18, 2003. Nearly 15 years later, Marchessault helped Fleury reach a major milestone with victory No. 407. Marchessault scored twice and Fleury tied ...

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin ...

Devils still perfect and off to best start in 23 years

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored his seventh goal in four games, Keith Kinkaid stopped 24 shots for his second shutout and the New Jersey Devils continued their perfect start, beating the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Tuesday night. Late pickup Jean-Sebastien Dea tallied for the third straight ...

AP source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros may be defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians' dugout ...

Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics will need time to figure out how to get the most out of their loaded roster this season. It didn't stop them from picking up their first victory on a night they celebrated the official return of their two biggest stars. Jayson ...

Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump. Stayed steady after the biggest swing of his career, too. Bradley belted a grand slam for his ...

Boeser’s OT winner lifts Canucks by Penguins 3-2

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The arrival of 19-year-old Elias Pettersson has provided Vancouver with a much needed jolt. Yet the Canucks believe they're far more than their fresh-faced rookie. Going toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh near the end of a draining road trip ...

Brady, Patriots top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady needed everything he had to fend off Patrick Mahomes — including his legs. Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired , and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night ...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: No style points necessary in 2nd half

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Style points are not so important during the second half of the college football season. Just win, baby, as the late Al Davis famously said, and the Top 25 voters will likely reward a team. Or at least they won't punish. This past weekend things ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 6: Mark your calendar for Brady-Mahomes II

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Anyone who missed the Game of the Season — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 43, Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 40 — can take solace in knowing there very well could be a rematch a little more than three months away. And no one, ...

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Brewers face Dodgers, ALCS has day off

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is heading home for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series with the matchup against the Dodgers tied at 1-all. Yelich, the favorite for NL MVP, was born in ...

Same ending: Steelers stun Bengals 28-21 on AB’s late TD

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati's go-ahead touchdown. On the Steelers sideline, Ben Roethlisberger looked at the clock, saw there was 1:18 left, and told his linemen not to fret. "They ...