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October 19, 2018
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Brewers return home, trying to stave off elimination


MILWAUKEE (AP) – The NL Championship Series moves from Los Angeles to Milwaukee Friday night for Game 6, with the Dodgers leading three games to two.


The Brewers send left-hander Wade Miley back to the mound as they try to stave off elimination, two days after he started Game 5 and was pulled after a five-pitch walk.


The Dodgers are going with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO) in a rematch of the Game 2 starters.




Red Sox are going to the World Series


HOUSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series for the first time since winning the title in 2013. The club that led the majors with 108 wins this season eliminated the defending champion Houston Astros with a 4-1 victory Thursday night in Game 5 of the ALCS.


The Red Sox are 5-0 on the road this postseason as they seek their fourth crown in 15 years.


They will open the World Series at home next Tuesday against either the Dodgers or Brewers.




Wimbledon to introduce 5th-set tiebreakers starting in 2019


WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The All England Club says it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12.


The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a fifth-set tiebreaker to determine a singles match. The U.S. Open, however, start its fifth-set tiebreakers at 6-6.


At the Australian Open and the French Open, players still have to win by two games in the final set in singles matches.


In 2010, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest match in history at Wimbledon. The match took more than 11 hours over three days before Isner won 70-68 in the final set.




Osaka drawn with 2 other Grand Slam champions at WTA Finals


SINGAPORE (AP) – U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has been drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore.


Karolina Pliskova, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina are in the other group for the end-of-season tournament starting on Sunday.


Top-ranked Simona Halep is not playing because of a lower back injury. Serena Williams misses out, too, in a year in which she returned after giving birth to her first child and reached two Grand Slam finals.


There are five Grand Slam champions playing in Singapore: Osaka, Stephens, Kerber, Kvitova, and Wozniacki.


White Group: Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova, Elina Svitolina.


Red Group: Kiki Bertens, Naomi Osaka, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens.




Kim leads LPGA Shanghai by 1 stroke after 2 rounds


SHANGHAI (AP) – Sei Young Kim led the LPGA Shanghai by one stroke at the halfway point after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday.


Kim made six birdies, including four straight from the sixth hole, to move to a 10-under 134 total. Her only setback was a bogey on the par-4 15th.


Danielle Kang (68) and overnight leader Ariya Jutanugarn (69) were one shot back.



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