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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy scores on a throwing error by Boston Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi during the 13th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. Left is Eovaldi. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 27, 2018 - 2:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 11:58 p.m. The longest game in postseason history is headed to the 17th inning at the World Series. The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers were tied 2-all after nearly seven hours and more than 500 pitches in Game 3. During...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, passes over Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15), of Serbia, and forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
October 26, 2018 - 1:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kobe Bryant took a courtside seat in the first quarter, Staples Center buzzed with excitement for the mere sight of the most popular athlete in this building's history. The crowd even started a "Kobe! Kobe!" chant in the fourth quarter — and it was immediately drowned out by...
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October 26, 2018 - 12:04 am
TORONTO (AP) — Charlie Montoyo, a bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays this season, was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. He succeeds John Gibbons, who was let go after the team finished 73-89. The Blue Jays will officially introduce Montoyo during a news conference Monday at...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Asdrubal Cabrera, left, celebrates with first base coach Rocco Baldelli after singling off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez during the first inning of a baseball game, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a 305-343 record. The sources spoke to The AP on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, on condition of anonymity, because the Twins had not yet made the announcement about Baldelli, who spent the last four years on the staff of Rays manager Kevin Cash. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 25, 2018 - 7:12 pm
Though Rocco Baldelli's time as a player was cut short by physical ailments, his career in baseball was only beginning to take off. The mind and the heart can be powerful forces. Seeking a fresh voice for their underachieving young players, the Minnesota Twins made the 37-year-old Baldelli the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, background right, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Washington. Wilson's 20-game suspension for the illegal check to Sundqvist's head in a preseason game has been upheld by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman's decision was announced Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, a week after a hearing that lasted nearly 7½ hours. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 25, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson's 20-game suspension for an illegal check to an opponent's head in a preseason game was upheld by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday. In a 31-page decision announced a week after Wilson's nearly 7½-hour appeal hearing, Bettman determined...
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October 25, 2018 - 11:53 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's rapidly growing sports betting market is extending its reach into a professional hockey arena, even as it adds a seventh Atlantic City casino to the fold. Bookmaker William Hill US says it is opening a sports lounge Thursday night at Newark's Prudential...
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October 25, 2018 - 2:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Suspended defenseman Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to a $35.7 million, six-year contract extension that runs through the 2024-25 season. The team announced the move late Wednesday night after losing 3-2 to the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout. Schmidt's new...
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A vendor sells a program outside Fenway Park for Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 24, 2018 - 8:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred doesn't foresee any problems if the World Series winner is invited to visit to the White House. Both World Series teams have minority managers for the first time, and President Donald Trump has had tense relationships with many minority groups. "I...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid, center, takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Reid's grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals has been denied by an arbitrator, a decision that has irked the NFL Players Association. The grievance claimed that Reid wasn't signed by any team because of his anthem protests. Reid joined this Panthers this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 24, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Eric Reid's grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals has been denied by an arbitrator, a decision that has irked the NFL Players Association. The union said that arbitrator Shyam Das found that the team asking Reid during a free-agent visit if he planned to kneel during the national anthem violated...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison talks to reporters in East Rutherford, N.J. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the New York Giants are trading star defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Detroit Lions. The person says the Giants will receive a fifth-round pick in 2019 for the stalwart in the middle of the defensive line. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 24, 2018 - 1:01 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are trading star defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Giants will receive a fifth-round draft pick in 2019 for the stalwart in the middle of the defensive...
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