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Price-less: Red Sox KO Astros to reach World Series

J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers clubbed home runs, David Price twirled six scoreless innings, and the Boston Red Sox eliminated the defending champion Houston Astros with a 4-1 victory in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday.

Broncos pound Cardinals, end four-game losing streak

The visiting Denver Broncos returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the first quarter and coasted to a 45-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz.

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Riley: Heat 'pulling the plug' on Butler trade talks

Miami Heat president of basketball operations Pat Riley told the team's players that he is "pulling the plug" on trade talks involving Jimmy Butler, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.


Holdout Steelers RB Bell supports teammates from afar

Le'Veon Bell likely has more than a few detractors in the Pittsburgh Steelers' front office.

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Pacquiao plans to fight Broner in U.S. return

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is ready to get back in the ring in the United States for the first time since 2016 -- against American Adrien Broner.

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Jury deliberations to begin Monday in basketball corruption trial

Kansas coach Bill Self was aware of -- and requested -- an improper payment to at least one recruit, an attorney representing one of three men charged in a pay-for-play scheme reiterated in closing arguments on Thursday.


Take 5: Battle in Baltimore highlights Week 7

Sunday brings the second matchup in three weeks featuring the league's best scoring offense and best scoring defense, this time when the New Orleans Saints (36 points per game) visit the Baltimore Ravens (12.8 allowed per game).

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New city, same goal for LeBron: a championship

LeBron James had a message for his new coach, Luke Walton, after the Los Angeles Lakers' shootaround Thursday morning: He doesn't want to rest.


ATP roundup: Isner put to test at Stockholm

Top-seeded American John Isner was put through the wringer before ultimately defeating compatriot Bradley Klahn 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) and advancing to the quarterfinals at the Intrum Stockholm Open in Sweden.

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Hamilton: Crazy to match F1 'godfather' Fangio's five

Lewis Hamilton described Juan Manuel Fangio as the 'godfather' of Formula One on Thursday and said it was crazy to think he could soon join the late Argentine as a five times world champion.

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Lakers must choose between winning now and building for future: Barkley

The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers will face the tough task of deciding whether to contend for a title this season or give their young core the on-court experience they need to develop as players, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said on Thursday.


Motor racing: I should have done better, says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel recognized on Thursday that he and Ferrari had made mistakes this season but refused to single out the moment where his hopes of winning a fifth Formula One title ended.

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Motor racing: Perez sees bright future for reborn Force India

Mexican Sergio Perez saw a bright future for Force India after the Formula One team finally confirmed on Thursday that he would continue racing for them in 2019.


Tennis: Kyrgios ends season after pulling out of Kremlin Cup

Australian Nick Kyrgios has called time on his season after pulling out of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday with a recurrence of an elbow injury.

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Blackhawks G Crawford to start on Thursday

Corey Crawford will be between the pipes for the first time in nearly 10 months when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

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Bulls PG Dunn absent for 'personal matter'

Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn will miss the team's season opener Thursday night at Philadelphia to attend to a "personal matter," coach Fred Hoiberg announced.

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NFL notebook: Dolphins' Tannehill not facing surgery

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill faces an "uphill challenge" in his recovery from a shoulder injury and is unlikely to play next Thursday against the Houston Texans, according to a report by ESPN.

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Cowboys WR Williams suspended three games

The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams for three games, presumably because of his offseason DUI arrest.

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U.S. sports leagues could reap $4.2 billion a year from legal betting: survey

The four major U.S. professional sports leagues could reap a combined $4.2 billion annually as a result of legal sports betting, most of it indirectly from increased fan engagement, according to a casino industry survey released on Thursday.

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Alonso hails Hamilton as one of the F1 greats

Lewis Hamilton's former team mate Fernando Alonso hailed the Briton as a Formula One great on Thursday and said he was happy to see him stand on the brink of a fifth world championship.

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