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Oct 06

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum: To start Friday

Tatum will start during Friday’s preseason game against the 76ers, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports. Analysis: Coach Brad Stevens seemingly wants to get a look at how different groups of guys play together, so he’s bumping Aron Baynes from the starting five and inserting Tatum.

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Oct 06

Report: Carr’s back injury has improved, could play Week 6 vs. Chargers

Derek Carr appears to be on track to return next week. The Oakland Raiders quarterback was expected to miss two-to-six weeks with a transverse process fracture in his back and, according to Stephania Bell and Adam Schefter of ESPN, Carr is trending on …

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Oct 06

Increased ratings mean Thursday Night Football is here to stay

Fans seem to be having a hard time staying angry with the NFL. Just one week after peaceful protests by players during the pregame national anthem spurred cries for boycotts of games and a reported dip of nearly 600,000 average television viewers from Week 3, Week 5’s sleep-inducing Thursday-nighter

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Oct 06

Farrell: It’s hard to see Nunez playing for Red Sox again this postseason

After just one plate appearance, Eduardo Nunez’s postseason is almost definitely over. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that it’s hard to see Nunez making his way back into the lineup, even if the Red Sox manage to make it to the World Series, according to Tim Brittton of the

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Oct 06

Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen: Officially ruled out Friday

Markkanen (back) has been ruled out for Friday’s preseason game against the Bucks, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Markkanen was considered doubtful to play earlier in the week, so his absence doesn’t come as a surprise. The rookie has now failed to play in the Bulls’

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Oct 06

LeBron to miss 2nd preseason game with injured ankle

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images Despite practicing in full on Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing to err on the side of caution with LeBron James. The All-Star forward will miss his second straight preseason game on Friday when …

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Oct 06

Celtics’ Marcus Morris: Won’t play Friday vs. Sixers

Morris will not play Friday against the 76ers, Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: The initial expectation was that Morris would play after being cleared of assault charges in Arizona earlier in the week, but the Celtics will hold h…

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Oct 06

Lackey lands spot on NLDS roster

Christian Petersen / Getty Images Sport / Getty Though veteran right-hander John Lackey isn’t expected to start in the National League Division Series, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon opted to include on him on the 25-man roster for the best-of-five showdown with the Washington Nationals. Lackey&

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Oct 06

Week 5 Betting Preview: Predictions for every matchup

Each week during the NFL season, theScore’s Dane Belbeck will handicap every matchup and offer up a three-pack of picks. Week 4 record: 9-7 Overall: 36-27 Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals (-3) After hammering the Browns last week, the Cincinnati Bengals look to be back on track with the AFC East-leading

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Oct 06

Hornacek: Knicks lack defensive-minded players

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images The New York Knicks still have a number of weapons capable of putting up points in this post-Carmelo Anthony era, but until they figure out ways to prevent the opposition from scoring, they’re probably not going to get very far. “We’re not going

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Oct 06

Hornacek: Knicks lack defensive-minded players

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images The New York Knicks still have a number of weapons capable of putting up points in this post-Carmelo Anthony era, but until they figure out ways to prevent the opposition from scoring, they’re probably not going to get very far. “We’re not going

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Oct 06

Nats’ Harper calls shooting rampage in hometown Vegas ‘surreal’

When Bryce Harper steps to the plate during Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday against the Chicago Cubs, it wouldn’t be surprising if the slugger and former NL MVP had more than just baseball on his mind. The Washington Nationals outfielder, who is a native of Las Vegas, opened

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Oct 06

D-Backs coach says Apple Watch was on airplane mode during game

After all the drama that erupted when a member of the Boston Red Sox coaching staff was caught using an electronic watch to get an unfair competitive edge, Major League Baseball was bound to keep a close eye on wrists in dugouts everywhere. During the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 11-8 victory over the Colorado

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Oct 06

Report: Gronk expected to be ready for Week 6 game after missing TNF

After being held out of Thursday night’s game with a thigh contusion, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to be ready to play his team’s next game in Week 6 against the New York Jets, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Patriots running back Rex Burkhead, who has missed

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Oct 05

Astros slug 4 homers to take down Red Sox in Game 1

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve hit three home runs in an unprecedented show of power for the diminutive major league batting champion as the Houston Astros roughed up Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Thursday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. Buoyed by chants of ”MVP” in each trip

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Oct 05

Curry quashes ‘Sneaker Wars’ controversy with KD

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant won’t let some sneaker endorsements tear the Golden State Warriors apart. Curry quashed any concerns of a rift between himself and Durant by sharing an Instagram post that made fun of the “sneaker war” between the two superstars. A post shared by Wardell Curry

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