National Sports

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 ...

Ravens pile up team-record 11 sacks against former coach

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens swarmed around their new defensive coordinator, Don "Wink" Martindale, celebrating after a game that will go down in the record books. Getting 11 sacks along with a shutout against the man Martindale ...

Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Terence "Bud" Crawford had one last retort to all the insults Jose Benavidez hurled his way. His right hand delivered it. Crawford used an uppercut to Benavidez's chin to knock him down the first time in the 12th and final round and then ...

USC’s defense dominates in 31-20 win over No. 19 Colorado

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until Southern California's young offense can put together an entire game with as many brilliant plays as it crammed into the second quarter against Colorado, the Trojans' defense will attempt to carry them toward the Pac-12 title. The ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Is anybody good? Pretenders flail

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Some Saturdays it just sort of feels as if no one knows anything about college football when all the teams we thought were good don't play that way. It was one of those days when you could be excused for thinking that everybody's terrible — ...

No. 13 LSU beats No. 2 Georgia 36-16 at Death Valley

By The Associated Pres BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU's defense staggered Georgia's normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature ...

Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — With temperatures dipping into the 40s, numbing their fingertips as they tried to grip the baseball, Justin Verlander and Chris Sale both struggled to get the ball over the plate. Verlander recovered quickly. Sale never did. After walking in ...