6:53 AM EDT, Thu October 19, 2017
Cubs deny Dodgers’ bid to sweep their way into World Series

Cubs deny Dodgers’ bid to sweep their way into World Series

Three solo homers - two from Javier Baez - and a strong start from Jake Arrieta give the Cubs their first win. Clayton Kershaw will start Game 5 for Dodgers on Thursday.
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago

Baez breaks out with 2 HRs, Davis guts 6-out save as Cubs stay alive

After 3-2 win, the Cubs face Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 5 Thursday at Wrigley Field as they try to come back from a 3-0 series deficit.
Washington Times 6 hours ago

LEADING OFF: Cubs face Dodgers' Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCS

A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday: ___ ANOTHER DAY The Cubs finally broke through for a win against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series, but now they have to contend with ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Kershaw limited Chicago to two runs over five ...
NBA 11 hours ago
Paul George felt 'nauseous' and 'devastated' seeing Gordon Hayward injury

Paul George felt 'nauseous' and 'devastated' seeing Gordon Hayward injury

Few people can relate to what Celtics forward Gordon Hayward experienced Tuesday night -- a gruesome ankle injury that silenced a sold-out arena.
Sports Illustrated 10 hours ago

Gordon Hayward Delivers Message to Celtics Fans From Hospital Bed

The Celtics formally introduced Hayward, who then had a recorded message for fans from his hospital bed.
Sun Herald 3 hours ago

Emotional Celtics drop first 2 games after Hayward's injury

Celtics fans lined up to sign a banner urging Gordon Hayward to "come back stronger than ever." One player wrote his injured teammate's initials on his shoe. The crowd that …
Popovich says he made a mistake by trying to change LaMarcus Aldridge

Popovich says he made a mistake by trying to change LaMarcus Aldridge

Two days after LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs agreed to a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension, Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich said that he’s misused the power forward over the last two seasons. “He just didn’t feel comfortable and it’s 98.75 percent on me, and whatever is left because I can’t subtract that well,” Popovich said
Pounding The Rock 10 hours ago

Popovich on LaMarcus Aldridge: “I tried to change him”

Gregg Popovich discussed speaking with the reportedly discontent Aldridge over the summer and how he may have been wrong in his initial approach to integrating the All-Star forward. On Monday, Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge inked a three-year $72.3 million dollar extension to stay in San Antonio...
Pounding The Rock 2 hours ago

Spurs start strong, finish stronger in season-opening win over Wolves

With Kawhi Leonard in street clothes, LaMarcus Aldridge showed the Spurs had all the starpower they needed to beat an upgraded Minnesota squad. Much has been made of the Spurs’ nondescript offseason, settling for seemingly marginal moves as superteams formed elsewhere. One of those new powers was...
Sports Illustrated 10 hours ago
Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka Silence Astros to Win Game 5 of ALCS

Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka Silence Astros to Win Game 5 of ALCS

The Yankees rode another fantastic outing from Masahiro Tanaka to take a 3–2 series lead over the Astros. They are now one win from the World Series.
McCovey Chronicles 15 hours ago

Open Championship Series Thread - 10/18

Time to accept the inevitable, the Cubs were never going to save us. The Yankees heard our request to not get swept, coming back to tie the American League Championship Series at two games a piece. The Cubs, unfortunately, did not — they face elimination tonight over in the National League. First...
Federal Baseball 14 hours ago

Houston Astros at New York Yankees: ALCS Game 5 GameThread...

New York rallied late last night to even things up with Houston in their ALCS matchup. Masahiro Tanaka vs Dallas Keuchel this afternoon in Game 5 at 5:00 PM. Houston Astros’ starter Dallas Keuchel talked to reporters about his opponent on the mound in tonight’s Game 5 of the ALCS before the Yankees...
Cincy Jungle 13 hours ago
Andrew Luck has injury setback; looking unlikely for Bengals vs Colts

Andrew Luck has injury setback; looking unlikely for Bengals vs Colts

The Bengals may catch a break and face the Colts without their star quarterback. The focus this week for the Cincinnati Bengals is on the Pittsburgh Steelers, but for a team currently 2-3, every game from here on out matters. That includes a Week 8 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, a game Cincinnati badly needs to win in order to have any hope of making the playoffs. That game suddenly becomes one of the 2-3 most winnable games left on the schedule if Andrew Luck isn’t part of the equation, something that appears very likely at this moment. Luck, who has yet to suit up this season for...
Stampede Blue 13 hours ago

Andrew Luck Suffers Setback, Won’t Practice This Week

If you needed some good news after another disappointing meltdown on Monday night, look away. #Colts GM Chris Ballard said Andrew Luck has soreness in his shoulder and took a cortisone shot. This is a setback. No practice this week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2017 This is frustrating...
The Cub Reporter 12 mins ago
Dodgers @ Cubs: Kershaw vs Quintana (NLCS Game 5)

Dodgers @ Cubs: Kershaw vs Quintana (NLCS Game 5)

LAD (3-1): LHP Clayton KershawCHC (1-3): LHP José QuintanaFirst pitch: 7:08pmCST (TBS) The Cubs avoid the sweep and survive to fight another day. To take the series back to LA, they have to face one of the best pitchers on the planet and win a game without their only effective bullpen arm.  Tags: 2017 Postseason
MLB 3 hours ago

Cubs refuse to go away quietly

While the Cubs gained only one thing by beating the Dodgers, 3-2, on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, it was the most essential of things -- the right to play a Game 5.
New York Post 8 hours ago
Jeremy Lin exits with injury as Nets drop opener

Jeremy Lin exits with injury as Nets drop opener

INDIANAPOLIS — The Nets lost their season opener 140-131 to the Pacers. And they may have lost their point guard. Again. Jeremy Lin, whose hamstring woes hamstrung the Nets’ 2016-17 season, limped off the court with 4:53 to play. For a team gutted by injuries last season — the Nets didn’t field a healthy lineup...
NBA 8 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin exits game with right knee injury

Nets guard Jeremy Lin exited Brooklyn's season opener against the Indiana Pacers with an apparent right knee injury.
MLB 6 hours ago
Maddon ejected after disputed foul-tip call

Maddon ejected after disputed foul-tip call

Wade Davis got some big outs in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World -- including a strikeout of Curtis Granderson. Granderson was originally ruled out on a strikeout by plate umpire Jim Wolf. But after the umpires huddled together, the strikeout was overturned. After Cubs manager Joe Maddon was ejected for arguing the overturned call, Davis struck out Granderson on the next pitch.
CBS Chicago 6 hours ago

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Ejected For Second Time In NLCS

Maddon was enraged after umpires overturned what had initially been ruled strike three on the Dodgers' Curtis Granderson.
Sun Herald 14 hours ago
Draymond Green has MRI exam on injured knee, status unclear

Draymond Green has MRI exam on injured knee, status unclear

Warriors forward Draymond Green underwent an MRI exam on his strained left knee and his status for an upcoming road trip is unclear. Golden State expected to release results of …
San Francisco Chronicle 12 hours ago

Warriors optimistic about getting Green, Iguodala back from injury

Fresh off Tuesday night’s fourth-quarter collapse against Houston, the Warriors are eager to get two of their defensive stalwarts — forwards Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala — back in the rotation. Green, who injured his left knee when he was fouled on a running jumper late in...
Chicago Sun-Times 5 hours ago
Wade Davis out for Game 5 as Cubs send Jose Quintana vs. Kershaw

Wade Davis out for Game 5 as Cubs send Jose Quintana vs. Kershaw

The Cubs' closer has thrown 92 pitches to record seven-out and six-out saves in the past week -- including a 48-pitch save Wednesday.
MLB 6 hours ago

Quintana prepared for biggest start of career

Although Jose Quintana pitched effectively in National League Championship Series Game 1, allowing two runs, he did not last particularly deep into the game. Throwing 89 pitches in five innings, Quintana forced the Cubs to turn early to their bullpen. And their bullpen was an issue.
NBA 10 hours ago
Houston Rockets rule out Chris Paul for tonight's game vs. Sacramento Kings

Houston Rockets rule out Chris Paul for tonight's game vs. Sacramento Kings

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul has been ruled out of Wednesday night's game against the Sacramento Kings with a bruised left knee.
Liberty Ballers 12 hours ago
Sixers-Wizards Game Thread

Sixers-Wizards Game Thread

Game Time: 7:00 PM Location: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C. Network: ESPN Projected Starters - 76ers: G - Jerryd Bayless G - J.J. Redick F - Robert Covington F - Ben Simmons C - Joel Embiid Projected Starters - Wizards: G - John Wall G - Bradley Beal F - Otto Porter, Jr. F - Jason Smith C - Marcin Gortat Injuries: Sixers: Joel Embiid (limited minutes), Richaun Holmes (Out - Wrist) Wizards: Markieff Morris (Out - Sports Hernia), Sheldon Mac (Out - Achilles) Game Preview: Here Hype Machine: 10 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Season The Enemy: Bullets Forever Things to Watch...
MLB 9 hours ago
Contreras homers off Wrigley Field scoreboard

Contreras homers off Wrigley Field scoreboard

For the fourth consecutive game in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, the Cubs took the lead on Wednesday, clubbing two homers off Dodgers lefty Alex Wood in the second inning -- including the longest Statcast™ has tracked in the last three years of postseason play.
River Ave. Blues 14 hours ago
2017 ALCS Game Five: Astros at Yankees

2017 ALCS Game Five: Astros at Yankees

Welcome to the best-of-three ALCS. The Astros won the first two games, the Yankees the last two games. It’s a new series, and it starts this evening at Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees are undefeated this postseason. They’re a perfect 5-0 at home and have outscored their opponents 30-12 in the five games, which of […] The post 2017 ALCS Game Five: Astros at Yankees appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
FOX Sports 11 hours ago
Matt Ryan looks to snap out of slump in Super Bowl rematch

Matt Ryan looks to snap out of slump in Super Bowl rematch

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan can't seem to shake his Super Bowl hangover.

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Daily Mail 23 mins ago

Meet Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard's Premier League barber

Ever wondered how Premier League stars keep their hair looking fresh? Turning up with the right trim is almost as important as the boots they wear, especially for Paul Pogba.
Manchester Evening News 23 mins ago
One Manchester United transfer caused Steven Gerrard to say 'Oh no!'

One Manchester United transfer caused Steven Gerrard to say 'Oh no!'

Steven Gerrard has revealed which of Jose Mourinhos Manchester United signings caused him the most concern.
Manchester Evening News 34 mins ago
Why Man City star Nicolas Otamendi has to take an exam

Why Man City star Nicolas Otamendi has to take an exam

Manchester City manager Pep Guardila is intense in his preparation of his team.
Birmingham Mail 40 mins ago
Aston Villa hero Paul Merson makes playing return at 49 - here's what happened

Aston Villa hero Paul Merson makes playing return at 49 - here's what happened

The Aston Villa favourite has come out of retirement to play for Welsh side Caerau FC
Caught Offside 44 mins ago

Arsenal in fresh transfer talks over ideal Alexis Sanchez replacement, Champions League giants finally ready to sell

Arsenal could finally get their man. Arsenal have reportedly made a fresh approach to seal the transfer of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as Arsene Wenger searches for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez. The France international has been linked with the Gunners on a number of occasions in the past, and it now looks as […] The post Arsenal in fresh transfer talks over ideal Alexis Sanchez replacement, Champions League giants finally ready to sell appeared first on CaughtOffside.

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