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Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series

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

The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series, boosted by Max Muncy's go-ahead single in the sixth inning. Kershaw held the lead, scoring an insurance run in the seventh and then exiting.

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

Jayson Tatum had 23 points, Boston Celtics outlast the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87

Seahawks' Pete Carroll reflects after death of Paul Allen

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team is still figuring out plans to honor late owner Paul Allen for the remainder of the season

Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

Former Congresswoman Mary Bono steps down as interim president of USA Gymnastics after just 4 days on job

Unbeaten Rams still top AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2

Unbeaten Rams still top AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2; Chiefs slip to No. 3.

As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out

Chacin, Brewers' bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates and went on to become a billionaire philanthropist, has died

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

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Brewers play Dodgers with NLCS tied at 1-all, Red Sox-Astros have day off with series even at 1

US headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament

Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs

Norman intercepts Newton, Redskins beat Panthers 23-17

Josh Norman intercepts Cam Newton, Redskins hold on to beat Panthers 23-17

AP College Football Poll: LSU back to No. 5; Michigan to 6th

Top 25 shuffle: No. 1 Alabama now ahead of Ohio State, Clemson, Notre Dame and LSU in top five

Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

Patrick Baumann, the CEO-like secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics' interim president and CEO Mary Bono

Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

Turner hits 2-run homer as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 to even NL Championship Series

Cardinals' Jones downplays big game, says he can do better

With his MMA-trained hands knocking would-be tacklers out of the way, Chandler Jones has quietly become one of the best defensive players in the NFL

Rams' Aaron Donald tops AP defensive tackle rankings again

Aaron Donald, kingpin of Rams defense, again tops AP's defensive tackle rankings

Beckham makes scene, Giants drop to 1-5 with loss to Eagles

Odell Beckham Jr. makes a scene as Giants drop to 1-5 with loss to Eagles

Pac-12 coaches paying close attention to corruption trial

Wildcats head coach Sean Miller declined to comment on how the Adidas trial in New York is effecting his program

Pac-12 commissioner: Errors made in replay review procedure

The Pac-12 will make immediate changes to how video replay reviews are handled after Commissioner Larry Scott admitted procedural mistakes were made when a targeting foul was not called during the Washington State-USC game

Women’s soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

Women's soccer looks at FIFA's new strategy to grow the game with praise and skepticism

Wisconsin receiver pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two drunken women in his apartment this past spring

Hataoka fires 7-under 65 to lead in South Korea

Nasa Hataoka of Japan fires a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea

Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS

Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees' ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the AL Division Series that set up a postseason rematch with the champion Houston Astros

‘Embarrassing’: Yanks routed by Red Sox 16-1, trail ALDS 2-1

The New York Yankees absorbed the most-lopsided loss in their postseason history, routed by the Boston Red Sox 16-1 in the AL Division Series

Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

Brees breezes past Manning for all-time record in yards passing as Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

Machado, Dodgers finish off Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

Familiar territory: The Los Angeles Dodgers head back to the NL Championship Series for third year in a row, eliminate the Atlanta Braves with a 6-2 win

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Too much SEC? 8 is more than enough

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Too much SEC? 8 is more than enough in latest college football poll

AP Top 25: Notre Dame into top 5; Texas top 10; 8 SEC teams

Notre Dame moves into top 5, Texas and UCF reach top 10, Southeastern Conference places season-high 8 teams in latest Associated Press college football poll

UFC champ could face fine, suspension for post-fight fracas

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov could face a large fine and a lengthy suspension after his post-fight actions at UFC 229

Reid kneels, says Kaepernick 'robbed' of dream to play again

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid kneels during national anthem before game against New York Giants

Trickery, defense help No. 22 Florida edge No. 5 LSU 27-19

Lucas Krull grew up idolizing Tim Tebow, a left-handed quarterback big enough to play tight end, and looked a lot like him on a trick play that helped No. 22 Florida beat fifth-ranked LSU 27-19.

Springer, Astros hit 4 HRs, down Indians 7-2 in ALDS opener

George Springer and the Houston Astros picked up right where they left off last postseason, hitting four home runs to power past the Cleveland Indians 7-2 in Game 1 of the AL Division Series

Improving Arkansas faces tough task against No. 1 Bama

Improving Arkansas faces tough task under Morris against No. 1 Alabama

Ryu sharp, Dodgers hit 3 HRs, beat Braves 6-0 in NLDS opener

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven dominant innings, Max Muncy hit an early, three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 in their NL Division Series opener

LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yanks-Sox

LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yankees and Red Sox renew October rivalry

Moustakas scores Yelich in 10th, Brewers top Rox in opener

Mike Moustakas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to open their NL Division Series

Red Sox, Yankees ready to rumble again in playoffs

Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees tangling again in the playoffs, this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs

Bring on Boston: Yanks rout A's 7-2 in wild-card game

Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer in the first inning, Luis Severino atoned for flopping in his postseason debut last year and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 in the AL wild-card game