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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) reacts after giving up a three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 19, 2019 - 1:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant. When it bonked hard off the bright yellow foul pole for a three-run homer, Verlander crouched beside the mound and simply held up his glove, waiting for...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks watches his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 19, 2019 - 12:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away. Tension only surged when the top of the first featured a little grounder that got away, a passed ball and a run-scoring wild pitch. No worries. Boom! DJ LeMahieu drove...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman celebrates after his team's 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 19, 2019 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series. Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees' acclaimed relief corps force him to try. After staving off elimination with a 4-1 victory Friday night in the Bronx, the...
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October 19, 2019 - 12:00 am
Illinois stuns No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on last-second field LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS Verlander can't close out Yanks; ALCS heads back to Houston Waiting game: Nationals get 6 days off before World Series No. 9 Florida bounces back with 38-27 win over Gamecocks...
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People raise signs referencing Tibet and Hong Kong during the fourth quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
October 18, 2019 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of fans held signs, wore shirts and chanted support for Hong Kong and Tibet in the Brooklyn Nets' first game since returning from China. The fans sat behind the backboard near the Nets' bench at Barclays Center in their 123-107 loss to Toronto on Friday night. The Nets...
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Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) watches the puck as teammate Trevor Daley (83) defends against Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) and left wing James Neal (18) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 11:57 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — James Neal and Ethan Bear scored, Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night to regain sole possession of the overall NHL lead. Darnell Nurse had two assists to help the Oilers improve to 7-1-0. Mike Green scored for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 1969, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath talks with reporters as he rests on a training table in the teams dressing room the morning after the Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III in Miami, Fla. Namath is the NFL’s greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in the third Super Bowl was a solid choice in balloting conducted by The Associated Press in conjunction with the league’s celebration of its 100th season. (AP Photo/File)
October 18, 2019 - 11:38 pm
White shoes. Fur coat. Pantyhose. Fu Manchu mustache. And an arm that would make Superman proud. Yep, Joe Namath is the NFL's greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in...
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Chicago Blackhawks' Drake Caggiula (91) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Friday, Oct 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
October 18, 2019 - 11:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored 46 seconds into overtime, Robin Lehner made 37 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Friday night. Toews drove to the net and knocked a rebound of Patrick Kane's shot from the right circle past Elvis Merzlikins to give Chicago (2...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates with teammates after he scored in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 in Sunrise, Fla. The Avalanche won 5-4. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 18, 2019 - 11:00 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon didn't let an injury keep him off the ice. MacKinnon scored 3:03 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche their sixth victory in seven games this season, 5-4 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. MacKinnon played after sustaining a leg injury Wednesday...
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October 18, 2019 - 10:48 pm
ENNIS, Texas (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals playoff event with the fastest speed of his career, and daughter Brittany Force led the Top Fuel racers. The 70-year-old John Force had a 3.834-second run at 337.33 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro...
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