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Red Sox capture World Series crown


LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions once again.


The Red Sox ended the Fall Classic in five games as Steve Pearce and David Price led them to a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.


Pearce homered twice for Boston, including a two-run drive in the first inning that put the Red Sox ahead to stay. He delivered three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 11 innings to earn series MVP honors


Price was superb over seven-plus innings, two nights after pitching in relief. The lefty limited the Dodgers to three hits and two walks, blanking the Dodgers after David Freese (freez) led off the bottom of the first with a home run.


Price earned two wins in the series, allowing three runs and just seven hits over 13 2/3 innings. He pitched under pressure through most of Game 5 until Mookie Betts homered in the sixth, one inning before J.D. Martinez went deep.


Chris Sale threw the first and last pitches of the series, working the ninth after starting Game 1.


Losing pitcher Clayton Kershaw surrendered four runs and seven hits over seven frames.


It’s the fourth World Series title for the Red Sox since their 2004 championship ended an 86-year drought.


The Dodgers have lost the last two Fall Classics and haven’t won the championship since 1988.




Rams still perfect


UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team this season, thanks to a late field goal and a fumble.


The Rams blew a 10-point lead before Greg Zuerlein (ZWUR’-lyn) drilled a 34-yard field goal with 2:05 left in a 29-27 win over the Packers. Green Bay appeared to have more than enough time to sustain a game-winning drive, but Ramik Wilson forced and recovered Ty Montgomery’s fumble on the ensuing kickoff return.


Jared Goff passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns for the 8-0 Rams. Josh Reynolds caught two touchdown passes for Los Angeles, while Todd Gurley rushed for 114 yards and tied a team record by scoring a touchdown for the 11th straight game.


Aaron Rodgers threw for 286 yards and one touchdown for the Packers, who fell to 3-3-1.


In other games:


– Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) threw for 303 yards and four touchdowns as the 7-1 Chiefs earned a 30-23 victory and a season sweep of the Broncos. Sammy Watkins had 107 yards receiving and grabbed two of Mahomes’ scoring strikes. Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see) and Kareem Hunt added touchdown catches for the Chiefs, who have won 19 of their past 21 games against division rivals.


– The Saints are 6-1 after Alvin Kamara (kah-MAH’-rah) scored twice and Sheldon Rankins delivered two of their four sacks in a 30-20 win over the Vikings. Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen (THEE’-lihn) had another record-setting performance for the Vikings with 103 yards and a score, but his red-zone fumble in the second quarter set up the go-ahead touchdown. P.J. Williams returned an interception 45 yards for a TD to give New Orleans a 27-13 lead in the third quarter.


– Jessie Bates returned Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston’s fourth interception for a touchdown and Randy Bullock kicked a 44-yard field goal on the final play that sent the Bengals to a 37-34 victory over the Buccaneers. Winston was benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick after matching his career high for interceptions. Fitzpatrick entered late in the third quarter trailing 34-17 and was 11 of 15 for 194 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including a 72-yard TD strike to Mike Evans.


– Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) threw two touchdown passes to Antonio Brown and James Conner had two TD runs as the Steelers beat the Browns, 33-18 to bring some comfort to a grieving city. The Steelers played one day after a gunman killed 11 people during services at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Conner finished with 146 yards rushing and continues to minimize Le’Veon (LEH’-vee-ahn) Bell’s absence in a holdout.


– Cam Newton torched the league’s No. 1-ranked defense, completing 21 of 29 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns while running for 52 yards and another score in the Panthers’ 36-21 rout of the Ravens. Christian McCaffrey had two touchdowns and electrifying rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore turned in his best game as a pro with 129 yards from scrimmage in Carolina’s ninth consecutive win. The 5-2 Panthers rolled up 386 yards against a Ravens defense that had come in allowing a league-low 280.6 yards and 14.4 points per game.


– Safety D.J. Swearinger intercepted two passes, Matt Ioannidis had 2 1/2 sacks, and the NFC East-leading Redskins rode their defense to a third straight win, 20-13 over the offensively inept Giants. Adrian Peterson caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith and ran for a season-high 149 yards, the last 64 coming on a touchdown jaunt with 3:06 to play. The 5-2 Redskins have matched their best start since 2008.



– Carson Wentz threw his three scoring passes to different players as the Eagles defeated the Jaguars, 24-18 in London. Wentz was 21 of 30 for 286 yards for the defending Super Bowl champs, who improved to 4-4 in their first appearance in England. Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles was restored to his starting role and completed 24 of 41 passes for 286 yards as the 3-5 Jaguars dropped their fourth in a row.


– Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Seahawks ahead in a 28-14 victory over the Lions. Wilson completed his first 10 passes and finished 14 of 17 for 248 yards to receive a perfect quarterback rating. The Seahawks won for the fourth time in five games since an 0-2 start.


Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns and the Bears’ defense was outstanding in a 24-10 victory over the Jets. The 4-3 Bears held the 3-5 Jets to 207 total yards, including 57 on 24 carries despite the absence of Khalil Mack. Tarik Cohen had a 70-yard scoring reception and Jordan Howard ran for 81 yards and a game-clinching touchdown.


– Andrew Luck’s third touchdown pass of the afternoon broke a tie with 5:28 to go in the Colts’ 42-28 win at Oakland. Marlon Mack ran for a career-high 132 yards and two touchdowns, breaking the personal mark he set last week against Buffalo with 126 yards. Derek Carr threw three TD passes and ran for a fourth just days after Oakland traded his top receiver, Amari Cooper, to Dallas.




McCoy expected to play Monday


UNDATED (AP) – Bills running back LeSean McCoy has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play Monday night against the AFC East rival Patriots.


McCoy was hurt when he landed on his head while being tackled along the sideline on Buffalo’s second play from scrimmage in last Sunday’s 37-5 loss at Indianapolis




Warriors dump Nets


UNDATED (AP) – Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have completed a New York sweep.


Curry poured in 35 points and the Warriors followed Friday’s win over the Knicks with a 120-114 victory against the Nets. Curry nailed seven 3-pointers, capped by a shot that put Golden State ahead by seven with 1:07 remaining. He has made at least five 3-pointers in all seven games this season.


Kevin Durant finished with 34 points and Klay Thompson added 18 for the 6-1 Warriors.


In Sunday’s other NBA action:


– Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and De Andre Jordan recorded their sixth straight double-doubles in as many games this season as the Jazz knocked off the Mavericks, 113-104. Gobert finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Jordan added 12 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists to help Utah overcome 18 turnovers.


– The Thunder finally put one in the win column as Paul George and Russell Westbrook scored 23 points apiece in a 117-110 decision over Phoenix. Nerlens Noel (noh-EHL’) had 20 points and 15 rebounds against the Suns, who played their second straight game without leading scorer Devin Booker because of a strained left hamstring.


– The Clippers crushed the Wizards, 136-104 behind 22 points and 11 rebounds from Tobias Harris. Lou Williams was among nine Clippers to score in double-figures, contributing 17 on his 32nd birthday to help Los Angeles win for the fourth time in five games.





Lue jettisoned


CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers have located a scapegoat for their worst start in 23 years.


Head coach Tyronn Lue (TY’-rahn loo) has been fired and replaced by Larry Drew on an interim basis. The move comes a day after the Cavaliers fell to 0-6, their worst start since the 1995-96 Cavs opened 0-7.


The move comes less than 2 1/2 years after Lue led the Cavaliers to the NBA championship. He helped the club put together a string of four straight trips to the finals.


Cleveland was 128-83 under Lue.




Greiss weathers Hurricanes again


UNDATED (AP) – For the second time in 10 games this season the New York Islanders were badly outshot by the Hurricanes in Carolina. In both cases, Thomas Greiss (grys) helped the Isles pull out a 2-1 win at Raleigh.


Greiss made 18 of his 38 saves in the second period to help the Islanders improve to 2-0 on their three-game road trip. He blanked the Hurricanes after Teuvo Teravainen (TOO’-voh tehr-ah-VY’-nehn) tied the game 76 seconds into the middle period.


Anders Lee scored the opening-goal on a power-play and set up Ryan Pulock’s game-winner late in the second period. Josh Bailey had two assists for New York, which was outshot 46-20 in a season-opening win at Carolina.


Elsewhere in the NHL


– The Red Wings picked up their first home victory of the season as Jonathan Ericsson scored the eventual game-winner midway through the third period of a 4-2 win over the Stars. Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi scored against Ben Bishop, Dylan Larkin had two assists and Jonathan Bernier (BURN’-yay) turned back 28 shots for his first win since signing with Detroit as a free agent in July.


– Alec Martinez scored with 55 seconds remaining to lift the Kings past the Rangers, 4-3. Ilya Kovalchuk (KOH’-vul-chuhk) had a goal and an assist, Trevor Lewis scored and Jack Campbell made 22 saves in place of the injured Jonathan Quick.


– Jonathan Marchessault (MAHR’-cheh-soh) scored on a penalty shot in overtime to lift the Golden Knights past the Senators, 4-3. Alex Tuch (tuhk) scored twice and Ryan Reaves added his third of the season for Vegas, which had a 53-22 advantage in shots on goal.


– The Oilers pulled out a 2-1 win at Chicago on Connor McDavid’s goal 53 seconds into overtime. Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots as Edmonton improved to 3-1 in overtime games.


– Timo Meier’s second goal of the night game the Sharks a 4-3 win at Anaheim. Logan Couture and Rourke Chartier also scored for the Sharks to back Martin Jones’ 27-save effort.




Logano pushes way to Martinsville win


MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) – Joey Logano claimed one of the four spots in NASCAR’s title race, but he didn’t make many friends at Martinsville Speedway.


Logano won Sunday’s Cup race by bumping leader Martin Truex Jr.as they hurtled toward the finish line. Truex’s car spun sideways as he passed the checkered flag, but Logano managed to keep his Ford steady enough to claim the victory.


Logano was booed by the Martinsville crowd and that included Truex, who stood next to his second-place car with his thumbs down as Logano was interviewed over the address system.


Denny Hamlin finished second, followed by Truex, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.


Logano led 309 of the 500 laps Sunday in the opening race of the third round of the playoffs. Eight drivers are racing for four slots and a win earns an automatic berth into the championship event.




Champ is champ for 1st PGA Tour title


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Cameron Champ birdied five of the last six holes to win the Sanderson Farms Championship, recovering for his first PGA Tour victory after giving up a four-shot lead in the final round.


The 23-year-old Champ won in his ninth career tour start, closing with a 4-under 68 for a four-stroke victory over Corey Connors. Champ finished at 21-under 267 in the wire-to-wire victory.




Svitolina wins season-ending WTA Finals


SINGAPORE (AP) – Elina Svitolina secured the biggest title of her career and became the first Ukrainian player to win the season-ending WTA Finals trophy.


The No. 6-seeded Svitolina rebounded from a one-set deficit for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded American Sloane Stephens.



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