Men's sports

The Houston Astros watch play from the dugout during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 4-1. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Peacock is starting for the Houston Astros in Game 6 as they use a bullpen day to try to close out the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees on Saturday night. Peacock threw eight pitches in a scoreless eighth inning on Friday night. He will become the fourth...
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Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce talks to guard Trae Young (11) on the sideline during the first half of the team's preseason NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 19, 2019 - 4:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have exercised the 2020-21 contract options on three of the team's top young players — forward John Collins and guards Trae Young and Kevin Huerter. The team exercised the fourth-year option on Collins and third-year options on Young and Huerter. Collins led the...
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New Jersey Devils' Jack Hughes, center, celebrates with teammate Sami Vatanen, left, after scoring his first career NHL goal during the first period of a hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots in his third career shutout, sending New Jersey to its second...
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Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam, left, fights for a loose ball with Houston Rockets' Eric Gordon during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Saitama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 19, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the signing...
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October 19, 2019 - 2:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — An FA Cup qualifier between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned Saturday when the home team walked off the field after one of its players was racially abused. Haringey, a London-based non-league club, walked off in the 64th minute after claims its Cameroonian goalkeeper Valery...
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Members of the Washington Nationals participate in a baseball workout, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Washington, in advance of the team's appearance in the World Series. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 19, 2019 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doing a little research ahead of the World Series, Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier came across some numbers that made him feel OK about his team's long layoff. "I saw a stat today where there's been 12 times where teams have had five or more days off going into...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center right, celebrates with Ben Simmons, center left, after he shot a 3-pointer to end the second quarter as Guangzhou Loong-Lions' CJ Harris, right, looks on during the first half of an NBA exhibition basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 19, 2019 - 10:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China. Joel Embiid motioned for him to let it fly. Simmons took a couple more steps, stopped and popped. Swish. Fans celebrated Simmons' first career 3-pointer...
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October 19, 2019 - 8:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion New Zealand beats Ireland 46-14 to set up Rugby World Cup semifinal against England.
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019 file photo, the Japan team leave the field after a warm up ahead of the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa against Ireland in Shizuoka, Japan. Japan will play South Africa in a quarterfinal in Tokyo on Sunday Oct. 20. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko,File)
October 19, 2019 - 6:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Before each match, Michael Leitch and his Japan squad have left the field in a battle-like formation after their warmup, each man in widening ranks behind the captain and with his right hand gripping the shoulder of the teammate in front. After each match, the entire squad has lined up...
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October 19, 2019 - 5:06 am
OITA, Japan (AP) — England beats Australia 40-16 to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals.
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