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Update on the latest in sports:




Series opens in Boston


BOSTON (AP) – After winning a franchise-record 108 games and their third-straight American League East crown, the Red Sox are looking for their fourth World Series title in 14 years as the Fall Classic opens tonight in Boston.


The Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost to the Astros in the Series last year, will try for their first championship since 1988.


Chris Sale is on the mound for the Red Sox as they open the World Series at home. It’s been ten days since his last outing, and nine days since he was hospitalized with what the team called a stomach illness.


Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start for the Dodgers, giving baseball a matchup of marquee lefties from a pair of iconic franchises at two of the oldest ballparks in the majors.


Kershaw is pitching at Fenway for the first time. The ballpark has a lot of quirks that can present many challenges for newcomers, but Kershaw says he’s focusing on Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and the rest of the Red Sox lineup.


The Dodgers haven’t played an interleague game at Fenway since 2010, meaning Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy are getting their first looks on the field. The team took turns Monday throwing balls at a small, square space in the Green Monster, a little fun target practice while waiting for the real games to begin.




Three teams hope to keep unbeaten streaks alive


UNDATED (AP) – Tonight’s three NBA games each feature a team that hasn’t lost a game yet in this young season. The Detroit Pistons, off to a 2-0 start, host the Philadelphia 76ers. New Orleans, also unbeaten in two games, is at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. And the Denver Nuggets, at 3-0, host Sacramento.




Predators host San Jose


UNDATED (AP) – Off to the NHL’s best start with seven wins in eight games, the Nashville Predators are at home tonight against San Jose.


In other action on the ice (all times Eastern):


Arizona at Columbus, 7 p.m.


Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.


Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.


Calgary at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.


Anaheim at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.


Los Angeles at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.


Pittsburgh at Edmonton, 9 p.m.