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Dodgers’ Scherzer scratched from Game 6 start vs Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say Max Scherzer will not start Game 6 of the NL Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. The Dodgers made the announcement on Friday night. They did not say why Scherzer will not start and did not say which pitcher will take ...

Dodgers eager to embrace 2020 NLCS storyline against Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves know what happened last October and want to avoid a repeat. The Los Angeles Dodgers plan on an encore. Atlanta held 2-0 and 3-1 leads in the NL Championship Series before the Dodgers won three consecutive games in a playoff entirely at the neutral ballpark ...

Durant’s triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch. Durant had 29 points, 15 ...

Simmons out for home opener, still not ready to join 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons sat out the Philadelphia 76ers' home opener on Friday night for personal reasons and the franchise does not know when the three-time All-Star guard will return. Simmons was suspended for the first game of the season for conduct detrimental to the team after ...

Canada beats US 3-1 in pre-Olympic women’s hockey game

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Coach Troy Ryan could overlook how Canada's women's hockey team sagged in the second period in resuming its cross-border rivalry against the United States on Friday night. What mattered, is how his team responded with Emily Clark scoring twice in the third period to ...

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

HOUSTON (AP) — Backs against the wall — occasionally by their own doing — these Boston Red Sox proved hard to pin down. The Houston Astros finally 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 ...

Alvarez returns from double knee surgery to win ALCS MVP

HOUSTON (AP) — Two years after winning an AL Rookie of the Year Award, Yordan Alvarez has an AL Championship Series MVP to add to his trophy case. The 24-year-old Cuban was 4—for-4 with two doubles and a triple for the Houston Astros in Friday night's pennant-winning 5-0 victory over the ...

Dwight, AD downplay confrontation in Lakers’ loss to Suns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis both say their physical confrontation on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench was a momentary disagreement that has already been resolved. Even if their big men are getting along again, the Lakers have a whole lot more repairing to do. Chris Paul ...

W Series makes American debut at F1’s US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Catherine Bond Muir has heard the critics complain that the W Series racing league she created wasn't boosting female drivers but segregating them from the best competition. Here is what she sees: Young drivers in aggressive, wheel-to-wheel racing, crashing and ...

AP College Picks: Clemson, Iowa St look to redirect seasons

For the first time this season, there are no games on the college football schedule matching two ranked teams. That doesn't mean there aren't some intriguing matchups. In the spotlight are a handful of teams that stumbled early and fell out of the rankings, but now have a chance to get their ...