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Bears no match for Super Bowl champ Bucs in 38-3 loss

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Whatever hopes the Chicago Bears had of upsetting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the second straight season were long gone before the first quarter ended. Poor protection for rookie quarterback Justin Fields, defensive breakdowns and turnovers contributed to the Bears (3-4) falling behind by three touchdowns…

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Illinois stuns No. 7 Penn State 20-18 in NCAA’s 1st 9OT game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Over the course of an unprecedented nine over- times, Illinois survived Penn State’s botched attempt at a trick play, lost its quarter- back and a powerful running back to injury, and failed to gain just three measly yards again and again. When Casey Washington finally came down with the winning…

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Red Sox run out of fight, fall to Astros in ALCS Game 6

HOUSTON (AP) — Backs against the wall — occa- sionally by their own doing — these Boston Red Sox proved hard to pin down. The Houston Astros final- ly got them for good Friday night. Boston’s bats went quiet for the third straight game and the Red Sox bowed out of the AL Championship Series…

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Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a guy who dislikes drama, Chris Taylor sure provided plenty of it. Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs, joining the likes of Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth in October base- ball lore, as the Los Angeles Dodgers broke loose at the plate to beat Atlanta 11-2 on…

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Canucks beat winless Hawks 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Dickinson, Tanner Pearson and Brock Boeser scored their first goals of the sea- son and the Vancouver Canucks beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night. Thatcher Demko made 29 saves and Conor Garland added an emptynetter with 1:02 left to help the Canucks (2-2-1) end a two-game slide. Vancouver…

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Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Behind the red-hot bat of Eddie Rosario, the Atlanta Braves are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1999. All they need to do is put away the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers. After all, the Braves were in exactly the same position last year and failed to…

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Blues beat Golden Knights 3-1 to complete 3-0 trip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko’s tenure with the St. Louis Blues was a hot topic during the offseason after he requested a trade earlier in the summer, and again after the team left the 29- year -old winger unprotected in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. The organization might be thankful he’s still wearing a…

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LaVine scores 34 points, Bulls beat Pistons 94-88 in opener

DETROIT (AP) — Zach LaVine can still score in bunches when needed. LaVine scored 15 of his 34 points in the third quarter to spark sluggish Chicago, leading the Bulls to a 94-88 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Detroit’s Jerami Grant was off on an 11-foot…

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Dodger cut Braves’ NLCS lead to 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los Angeles Dodgers right back in the NL Championship Series. Bellinger hit a tying, three- run homer and Mookie Betts then lined an RBI double in the Dodgers’ eighth- inning rally, storming back to beat Atlanta…

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Astros beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

BOSTON (AP) — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened. After tying it in the eighth inning on Jose Altuve’s solo homer, the Astros bullied the…

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