Spurs rally to keep Lakers winless with LeBron, 143-142
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit the tying 3-pointer late in regulation. He led a Lakers lineup of three second-year pros and a rookie making his NBA debut to a 142-136 lead with 55 seconds left overtime.
Red Sox happy to be asleep at the ballpark
BOSTON (AP) — Think the Red Sox are asleep at the ballpark? You may be right. Catching some Zzzzs during downtime could help Boston be more alert during the first coast-to-coast World Series in 20 years.
Red Sox-Dodgers in '46 World Series? Not part of the program
BOSTON (AP) — It took more than a century for these clubs to finally meet again in the Fall Classic. They had plenty of stars, especially during baseball's Golden Era — Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and The Duke of Flatbush, among them.
LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Sale set for Game 1 of World Series
A look at what's happening around the major leagues today: FENWAY FRESHMAN Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will pitch at Fenway Park for the first time when he starts Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox.
Odd call at odd time dooms Dallas in loss at Washington
DENVER (AP) — The "snap infraction " that doomed Dallas to a 20-17 loss at Washington capped a wild Week 7 that began with Von Miller's kept promise to kick some Cardinals booty.
Fielding respecting but not fearing Canelo in title match
NEW YORK (AP) — When Rocky Fielding enters Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, it won't be his first time in the big arena. It will be his initial visit for a boxing event — his fight against Canelo Alvarez.
Ryan throws for 379 yards, Falcons beat Giants 23-20
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan is putting up MVP-like numbers, even on a team that hasn't lived up to expectations. Matty Ice turned in another brilliant performance in prime time Monday, throwing for 379 yards and completing his final 18 passes to lead the Atlanta Falcons to their second straight victory, 23-20 over the struggling New York Giants.
Lakers' Ingram grateful 4-game suspension wasn't harsher
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just three games into LeBron James' tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, they were missing two suspended starters when they faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
Michigan-Michigan State spat spills into new week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The pregame spat between Michigan and Michigan State is showing no signs of going away. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the athletic directors for both schools should probably talk about what happened on Saturday before the game at Michigan State.
The Latest: Barrett picked as umpire crew chief for Series
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Ted Barrett has been picked as the umpire crew chief for the World Series.
Manny the Masher, Manny the Miscreant & Macho Manny
BOSTON (AP) — Most players are questioned ahead of their World Series debuts. Manny Machado was cross-examined. October's villain is especially despised at Fenway Park for planting his spikes into Dustin Pedroia in April 2017 .
World Series Game 1 to be cold one for Dodgers, Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Hooting and hollering, Chris Taylor and a couple of Dodgers took aim at the Green Monster. With their arms, not bats.
Gutting it out: Game 1 starter Sale pitching for Series ring
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale would rather talk about the ring he can win as a World Series champion instead of the almost certainly nonexistent navel ring that — he maintains with a straight face — scratched him from a start in the last round.
World Series: How the Dodgers and Red Sox match up
A position-by-position look at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Fenway Park: ___ First Base: Dodgers: David Freese or Max Muncy.
Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move for the present Monday, trading a first-round pick for Oakland receiver Amari Cooper in Raiders coach Jon Gruden's latest play for the future.
Column: SHR will be hard-pressed to get 4 cars into finale
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick are through to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs.
Eagles in search of new identity
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have an identity crisis. After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history, coaches and players repeatedly stressed throughout the offseason and training camp this is a different team and a new year.
AP Interview: WADA says Russia critics harming doping fight
Unnerved by public disputes and bullying claims, the World Anti-Doping Agency is urging critics of the decision to reinstate Russia to cease their distracting attacks.
World Series Bark Park: Porcello's pup romps around Fenway
BOSTON (AP) — Fresh from his World Series workout, Rick Porcello was far from dog tired. So the Red Sox pitcher took his new puppy for a romp at a popular park — Fenway Park .
Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them
CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father. Buddy Bell stood in the back of the room, watching the scene as a proud papa.
Restocked Kansas nabs No. 1 spot in AP Top 25 preseason poll
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self sees big holes when he looks at his roster after losing three starters, including Associated Press All-American Devonte' Graham.
Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday.
Ex-NFL player out of prison after 18 years for murder plot
Rae Carruth is a free man. The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child.
AP Top 25 Heat Check: Alabama becomes unanimous No. 1
Alabama is finally a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football. That probably took longer than it should have, but now all 61 voters are on board.

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