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Magic Johnson cheers on Dodgers while at Staples Center for Lonzo Ball debut

Oct 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- Before his Los Angeles Lakers opened a new era with Lonzo Ball, Magic Johnson stood in a tunnel watching his Los Angeles Dodgers play Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on a big screen at Staples …

Lonzo Ball's debut spoiled by LA Clippers

Oct 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- After wandering the NBA desert for several seasons, living off the legacy of past franchise glory, the Los Angeles Lakers ushered in a new era Thursday night on their home court. Though they lost 108-92 to the LA Clippe…

No. 57 prospect Adam Anderson commits to Georgia over Alabama

Oct 20, 2017

The Georgia Bulldogs are ascending on the field, and on the recruiting trail under Kirby Smart. The latest win for Georgia came on Thursday when Adam Anderson, the No. 57-ranked prospect in the class of 2018, committed to the home state B…

Carmelo Anthony focused on 'moving forward' after Thunder debut, not Knicks exit

Oct 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY -- It appeared a fitting beginning to Carmelo Anthony's next chapter, a 3-pointer on his first possession with the Oklahoma City Thunder, playing against his former team. "I was actually surprised the first shot…

Sources: Nike studying why LeBron James' jersey split down middle in opener

Oct 20, 2017

Nike officials spent much of Wednesday investigating a wardrobe malfunction on its highest-paid active NBA player spokesman. Although Nike officials declined to publicly comment, sources told ESPN that executives with the shoe and apparel giant w…

Emotional Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series

Oct 20, 2017

Enrique Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades

Raiders eke out 31-30 win over Chiefs on Carr's late TD pass

Oct 20, 2017

Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls and the Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs

Raiders Marshawn Lynch ejected for pushing official

Oct 20, 2017

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been ejected after shoving an official

No title repeat: Cubs bow out in Game 5 against Dodgers

Oct 20, 2017

Jose Quintana got knocked out early, the offense was shut down by Clayton Kershaw and the Cubs fell 11-1 in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series after getting outplayed throughout the series

LEADING OFF: Verlander, Astros try to force Game 7 vs Yanks

Oct 20, 2017

LEADING OFF: Verlander, Astros try to force Game 7 in ALCS; Yanks need road win to reach 41st World Series; Kershaw preps for World Series opener; Seager expected back for Dodgers; Tigers in talks with Gardenhire

Week 8 Preview: Next 3 games to show Penn St. playoff mettle

Oct 20, 2017

No College Football Playoff contender faces more treacherous stretch than Penn State over the next three weeks

Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in OKC debuts for George, Anthony

Oct 19, 2017

Westbrook, Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in Oklahoma City debuts for George, Anthony

Astros' Gurriel goes from Cuban star to World Series hopeful

Oct 20, 2017

Yuli Gurriel is savoring his place with the Houston Astros as they chase their second trip to the World Series

Astros now trailing Yankees in ALCS, need 9th Verlander win

Oct 19, 2017

Astros have won to win Verlander's ninth start, like the first eight, or the Yankees will take the AL pennant in Houston

Will ALCS off day zap Yankees momentum like it did Astros?

Oct 19, 2017

Joe Girardi says the New York Yankees would have preferred to be playing after winning three straight home games to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series