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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw watch batting practice before Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 24, 2020 - 7:59 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw could take the mound Sunday night with a chance to close out the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first World Series title since 1988. “We’ve got to get the job done tonight,” he said before Game 4 on Saturday night. “I haven’t let myself think that far yet. But I know...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 22, 2020 - 8:15 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Wood has experience starting in the World Series for the Dodgers. While in a different role now, the left-hander could be an intriguing option if Los Angeles needs another starter in this Fall Classic. “When you get to this point in the year, all bets are off. When you...
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Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith (25) runs from Minnesota Vikings defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
October 22, 2020 - 2:18 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks on Thursday, less than two months after acquiring the fifth-year pass rusher in a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ngakoue is tied for fourth in the NFL with five sacks in six...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 file photo, Penn State head coach Pat Chambers gestures in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind. Penn State’s Pat Chambers has resigned following an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by the Nittany Lions’ basketball coach. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
October 21, 2020 - 7:07 pm
Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State's basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Chambers, 49, had been at Penn State for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his directions. Penn State athletic...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 21, 2020 - 1:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Kevin Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after accepting the job, the 45-year-old former Toronto Raptors assistant started explaining his plan. He expects the Pacers to move the ball and take more 3-pointers. He wants the defense...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 21, 2020 - 1:26 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An inning later, he got to trot around the bases after going deep. That big commitment to Betts is already paying off for the Los Angeles Dodgers this postseason. After...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred poses with fans before Game 1 of a baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year's innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base. (AP Photo/Ron Blum
October 20, 2020 - 8:06 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year’s innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base. “People were wildly unenthusiastic about the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Tyronn Lue has agreed in principle to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Final terms were still being worked on, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, because no contract had been signed. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 20, 2020 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday confirmed their hiring of Tyronn Lue to replace Doc Rivers as coach. Lue spent last season as an assistant on Rivers’ staff. Rivers coached the Clippers for the last seven seasons and is now guiding the Philadelphia 76ers. The team will...
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Los Angeles Dodgers players mob relief pitcher Julio Urias after the final out as they defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 4:26 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best for the title, and a matchup of organizations with Andrew Friedman’s imprint. Friedman was the Rays’ director of baseball operations from 2004-05 and then general...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
October 18, 2020 - 9:02 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers. A stingy Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense turned a rare meeting between the Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks into a mismatch on Sunday. Brady outplayed Rodgers, however a young Bucs secondary was equally impressive in setting the tone for a 38-...
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