NEWS & SPORTS

October 25, 2021
AP Entertainment
  Entertainment:   JAY BLACK OF JAY AND THE AMERICANS DIES NEW YORK (AP) – Singer Jay Black of Jay and the Americans has died at the age of 82. The band says Black died of pneumonia on Friday. Black was not the original Jay. He replaced Jay Traynor in 1962. His name was not even Jay Black — it was David Blatt. Black auditioned for Jay and the Americans with the song “Cara Mia,” which became one of their hits. With Black singing lead, Jay and the Americans also had hits with “This Magic Moment,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” and “Let’s Lock the Door (And Throw Away The Key).” When the group broke up in the early 1970s, Black retained the rights to the name. He filed for bankruptcy and was forced to sell the rights in 2006. The purchaser was Sandy Yaguda, AKA Sandy Deane, one of the original members of Jay and the Americans. The band says in a statement they shared “both wonderful and very contentious times” with Black, “and much like an ex-wife, we are so proud of the beautiful children we created.”   TRAVIS TRITT SINGS ANTHEM AT BRAVES’ STADIUM ATLANTA (AP) – Travis Tritt says it was an “honor” to perform the national anthem before game 6 of the NL Championship series Saturday in Atlanta, the same week he canceled concerts over COVID-19 mandates. Tritt performed before a crowd of about 41,000 […]
October 25, 2021
AP Scorecard
  Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Boston at Charlotte 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Miami 7:30 p.m. Washington at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota 8 p.m. Cleveland at Denver 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m.   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Arizona at Florida 7 p.m. Calgary at N-Y Rangers 7 p.m. Dallas at Columbus 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina 7 p.m. Washington at Ottawa 7 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis 8 p.m.   — NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE New Orleans at Seattle 8:15 p.m.
October 25, 2021
AP-NC Newswatch
  Latest North Carolina News:   COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY Ex-tennis coach to plead guilty in college admissions case BOSTON (AP) – A former Georgetown University tennis coach is expected to plead guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the ongoing college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school in Washington. The 54-year-old had been slated to face trial in November. Prosecutors say in the plea deal that they’ll recommend Ernst serve no more than four years in prison. Ernst has agreed to plead guilty to multiple counts of federal programs bribery and forfeit $3.4 million earned from the scheme.     RACE-BLIND REDISTRICTING Race-blind redistricting? Democrats incredulous at GOP maps RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – After lawsuits alleging racial gerrymandering, Republicans drawing new legislative maps in Texas, Ohio and North Carolina this year say they won’t use racial or partisan data in the process. Still, the political maps they’re proposing would tilt heavily toward their party. Democrats and civil rights groups say veteran lawmakers don’t need a spreadsheet to know where voters of various races and different parties live in their state. Plus, they say, under certain scenarios, the Voting Rights Act requires the drawing of districts where the majority of voters are racial or ethnic minorities. Republicans complain that they can’t win.     EMERGENCY LANDING-RALEIGH-DURHAM Airplane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport MORRISVILLE, […]
October 25, 2021
Financial News
  Financial News:   Wall St higher…Russian-backed hackers target the cloud UNDATED (AP) – Stocks are climbing into positive territory after mostly lower trading earlier this morning on Wall Street. At 10:36 a.m. Eastern Time, the S&P 500 index was up 8 points, to 4,553. The Dow was up 14 points, to 35,692. And the Nasdaq was up 63 points, to 15,153.   NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global supply chain and have been targeting cloud service resellers and others. Microsoft says the group, which it calls Nobelium, has employed a new strategy to piggyback on the direct access that resellers have to their customers’ IT systems, hoping to “more easily impersonate an organization’s trusted technology partner to gain access to their downstream customers.” Microsoft says it has been observing Nobelium’s latest campaign since May and has notified more than 140 companies targeted by the group, with as many as 14 believed to have been compromised.   BERLIN (AP) – Officials say a target for rich countries to provide poor nations with $100 billion in aid each year to tackle global warming will be missed, dealing a blow to the upcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow. Senior officials from Canada and Germany were tasked with breaking a deadlock in negotiations ahead of next week’s summit. They say that current data shows the goal for climate […]
October 22, 2021
AP Entertainment
  Entertainment:   INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO ON-SET SHOOTING INVOLVING ALEC BALDWIN SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – So far, we know the who, what and when. Now, authorities are trying to piece together the how and why in the movie-set shooting that left a cinematographer dead, the director wounded – and Alec Baldwin under investigation. Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of the Western “Rust” near Santa Fe, New Mexico, killing photographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. A rep for Baldwin says the shooting was an accident involving a misfire of a prop gun loaded with blanks. Today, Baldwin himself tweeted it was an accident and expressed condolences to Hutchins’ family. The Santa Fe County sheriff’s department says detectives are trying to find out what kind and how many projectiles were discharged. It’s also unclear whether Baldwin was performing at the time – or what kind of weapon was involved.   ALEC BALDWIN TWEETS CONDOLENCES TO VICTIMS UNDATED (AP) – Alec Baldwin has gone on Twitter to express condolences to the cinematographer he shot to death on a movie set yesterday. He tweets, “there are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins.” Baldwin calls Hutchins “a deeply admired colleague” – and says his “heart is broken” for her family, friends and colleagues. Images of Baldwin taken outside the sheriff’s office yesterday showed him looking distraught. […]
October 22, 2021
AP Scorecard
  Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:   AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Boston at Houston 8:08 p.m.   — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Charlotte at Cleveland 7 p.m. Indiana at Washington 7 p.m. New York at Orlando 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Boston 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston 8 p.m. San Antonio at Denver 9 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers 10 p.m. Utah at Sacramento 10 p.m.   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE San Jose at Toronto 6 p.m. Boston at Buffalo 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vegas 10 p.m.
October 22, 2021
AP-NC Newswatch
  Latest North Carolina News:   COLLEGE GIFT-$200 MILLION North Carolina college receives record $200 million gift SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina college says an anonymous donor has given it $200 million for its endowment, the largest gift in its history. Catawba College, with an enrollment of 1,200, announced the gift on Thursday. According to the school’s web page, one-third of the gift will provide recurring funding to support and enhance Catawba’s programs in environment and sustainability. Two-thirds of the gift is dedicated to supporting strategic initiatives, strengthening student scholarships, enhancing student success programming, promoting a thriving workplace and investing in faculty excellence. Earlier this year, Catawba College received gifts totaling $18 million to retire the college’s entire debt.     FATAL PLANE CRASH-REPORT NTSB: Small plane wrecked in North Carolina hit pine trees ANDREWS, N.C. (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board says a private pilot and a passenger were killed earlier this month when the small plane they were in collided with pine trees in North Carolina. The preliminary report issued Wednesday says the single-engine Beech S35 was flying from Liberty, Texas, to Franklin, North Carolina, on Oct. 3 when the unidentified pilot diverted to Western Carolina Regional Airport in Andrews due to weather conditions. It later left for Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and soon hit tall pine trees. The plane hit the terrain steeply with its nose low and came to a rest upside down.     […]
October 22, 2021
Financial News
  Financial News:   European shares up…Report: Evergrande makes bond payment   UNDATED (AP) – Shares are mostly higher in Europe after a mixed session in Asia. In early trading in Europe, Germany’s DAX gained 0.4%. In Paris, the CAC 40 jumped 1.1%, while Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.4%. In Asian trading, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong closed 0.4% higher and the Shanghai Composite index lost 0.3%. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.3%, while the Kospi in Seoul lost less than 0.1%. On Wall Street, Dow futures are up less than 0.1%, while S&P 500 futures are unchanged.   BEIJING (AP) – An official Chinese newspaper says a troubled developer whose struggle to avoid a multibillion-dollar debt default is rattling global financial markets has wired $83.5 million to make an overdue payment to foreign bondholders. Evergrande Group’s struggle to reduce its 2 trillion yuan ($310 billion) of debt to comply with tighter official curbs on borrowing has prompted fears a default might trigger a financial crisis. Chinese officials have tried to allay investor fears by saying the debt problems can be controlled and there should be no impact on the financial industry.   BEIJING (AP) – China says there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending the island if it is attacked. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson has reasserted China’s longstanding claim […]
October 21, 2021

Field Goal As Time Expires Lifts App State over No. 14 Coastal In Front of Sellout Crowd

  YOUTUBE (Clark Press Conference): https://youtu.be/kVnEvhqbs3c   YOUTUBE (Player Interviews): https://youtu.be/FK198RomrJo   POSTGAME NOTES: https://appstatesports.com/news/2021/10/21/football-postgame-notes-from-app-states-win-vs-14-coastal-carolina.aspx   BOONE, N.C. — Sellout crowd. Ranked opponent. And a field flooded with fans after a tiebreaking, game-winning kick. Chandler Staton’s 24-yard field goal as time expired lifted App State to a dramatic 30-27 win against No. 14 Coastal Carolina on Wednesday night in front of 31,061 fans at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The victory moved the Mountaineers into first place in the Sun Belt’s East Division. “We’re in control of our own destiny right now,” App State head coach Shawn Clark said. “I’m so proud of this team and everyone involved in our organization. This is a great win for our university and for this program.” With the Chanticleers as the highest-ranked FBS team to ever visit The Rock, which drew an above-capacity crowd for a midweek game being shown on ESPN2, the Mountaineers posted their second-ever win against a ranked opponent — and first since the 34-32 win against Michigan in 2007, when App State was an FCS program. App State had a pair of 100-yard receivers for the third time this season, as Malik Williams caught 10 passes for a career-high 206 yards and Corey Sutton added 113 yards on six catches. Chase Brice threw for a career-high 347 yards and two touchdowns, and Staton’s game-ending kick was his 55th career field goal — tying Bjorn Nittmo for the school record. Defensively, the Mountaineers limited Coastal to 55 […]
October 18, 2021

Game Notes for App State/Coastal Carolina

  LINK: https://appstatesports.com/documents/2021/10/14//2021_AppState_CCU.pdf?id=13155    
October 18, 2021
AP Entertainment
  Entertainment:   VINCE NEIL FALLS OFF STAGE PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) – It’s not known how badly Vince Neil was hurt when he fell off a stage at the Monsters on the Mountain festival in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Friday. A guitarist in Neil’s solo band told the audience Neil broke his ribs when he fell. Media personality Eddie Trunk tweeted Neil was taken to a hospital. Neil’s representative did not return requests for comment.   ADELE SETS STREAMING RECORDS UNDATED (AP) – The reaction to Adele releasing a single from her forthcoming album has been enormous. Spotify confirms her song “Easy On Me” has become its most-streamed song in a single day when it was released Friday. Amazon Music confirms “Easy On Me” received the most first-day Alexa song requests in Amazon Music history. Neither company gave specific numbers. Adele’s “30” album will come out Nov. 19.   BLINK-182 DRUMMER TRAVIS BARKER, KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN ENGAGED LOS ANGELES (AP) – A day at the beach turned into an engagement for Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian. Kardashian posted two photos on Instagram of the beach proposal with the caption “forever.” A representative for Kardashian confirmed Sunday that the couple are engaged. The images showed an elaborate floral arrangement and candles on the beach. People magazine and celebrity website TMZ reported Barker arranged the proposal at a beach in Montecito, California, which is near Santa Barbara. […]
October 18, 2021
AP Scorecard
  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   — NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final Atlanta 5 L.A. Dodgers 4   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Ottawa 3 Dallas 2   — NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Final Jacksonville 23 Miami 20 Final Baltimore 34 L.A. Chargers 6 Final Cincinnati 34 Detroit 11 Final Green Bay 24 Chicago 14 Final Indianapolis 31 Houston 3 Final Kansas City 31 Washington 13 Final L.A. Rams 38 N-Y Giants 11 Final OT Minnesota 34 Carolina 28 Final Arizona 37 Cleveland 14 Final OT Dallas 35 New England 29 Final Las Vegas 34 Denver 24 Final OT Pittsburgh 23 Seattle 20   — WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final Chicago 80 Phoenix 74   — MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Final New York 1 New York City FC 0 Final Vancouver 2 Sporting Kansas City 1 TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE   — AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Houston at Boston 8:08 p.m.   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE N-Y Rangers at Toronto 7 p.m. Seattle at Philadelphia 7 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary 9:30 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona 10 p.m.   — NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Buffalo at Tennessee 8:15 p.m.
October 18, 2021
AP-NC Newswatch
  Latest North Carolina News:   BC-NC-FATAL CRASH-FIVE DEAD 5 killed in single-vehicle crash in Raleigh Raleigh, N.C. (AP) – Police say five people have died after a single-vehicle accident in Raleigh, North Carolina. News outlets report it happened at about 6:15 a.m. Sunday on Capital Boulevard near Fairview Road. Laura Hourigan, a spokeswoman for Raleigh police, told the News & Observer of Raleigh that the vehicle was heading downtown on Capital Boulevard “when it ran off the road to the right and struck a concrete bridge abutment.” All five people in the vehicle died from their injuries. Hourigan told the newspaper that police are still working on the accident report, and she had no further information.     BETTY LYNN Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ has died MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) – Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife’s sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95. The Andy Griffith Museum said in a statement that she died Saturday after a brief illness. Lynn appeared on the show from 1961 until 1966. Later, she was a mainstay at the annual Mayberry Days festival in Mount Airy, North Carolina, where she resided in her latter years. Lynn provided entertainment as a part of the USO during World War II. She moved to New York in the late 1940s and began an acting career in film and television. […]
October 18, 2021
Financial News
  Financial News:   Stocks mostly lower…Ford to make e-power units in England   UNDATED (AP) – World shares are mostly lower after China reported its economy grew at a meager 4.9% annual pace in July-September. In early trading, Germany’s DAX declined 0.5% and the CAC 40 in Paris gave up 0.8%. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.2%. In Asian trading, the Shanghai Composite index closed 0.1% lower, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong recovered from earlier losses, gaining 0.3%. Wall Street is expected to open lower today, with Dow futures 0.2% lower S&P 500 futures down 0.3%.   LONDON (AP) – Ford Motor Co. plans to spend up to 230 million pounds to turn a transmission factory in northwest England into a plant that will make electric power units for cars and trucks sold throughout Europe. The carmaker says the Halewood plant would begin producing the power units, which replace the engine and transmission used in internal combustion engines, by mid-2024. Capacity is planned to be around 250,000 units a year. Ford says the investment includes support from the British government.   TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands says it plans to make electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model. Foxconn Technology Group says it will produce cars and buses for brands in China, North America, Europe and other markets. It says clients can modify […]
October 18, 2021

Husky Athletic Schedule for Week of 10-18-21

  Monday, 10/18 Soccer @ Hibriten Volleyball Home VS Watauga (4:30/6:00) DIG PINK NIGHT   Tuesday, 10/19 NO EVENTS   Wednesday, 10/20 Soccer Home VS Freedom (6:00) Cross Country @ Freedom Conference Championship   Thursday, 10/21 JV Football @ South Caldwell (6:30)   Friday, 10/22 Varsity Football Home vs South Caldwell (7:30)  Senior Night    
October 25, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves will be heading to the World Series for the first time since 1999. The World Series Game 1 against the Astros is scheduled for tomorrow night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Both teams are making final preparations in Houston and are set to work out in the stadium. A few roster decisions need to be made, but both clubs have already declared starters for Game 1. Framber Valdez will go for Houston after delivering eight terrific innings in a 9-1 win in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against Boston. Atlanta, meanwhile, is going with Charlie Morton, who pitched for Houston from 2017-18 and got the win in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series.   Also: – The Astros are considering their options for how to get the big bat of Yordan Alvarez in the lineup when the series moves to Atlanta for Game 3 and they lose the designated hitter. After missing last year’s postseason while recovering from double knee surgery, Alvarez batted an ALCS-record .522 (12 for 23) with one homer, three doubles, a triple and six RBIs, earning series MVP honors. Michael Brantley is Houston’s regular left fielder, but Alvarez appeared in 41 games at the position this season and that’s where he’s likely to play at Atlanta.   – The reigning World Series champion Dodgers are beginning the process of […]
October 22, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   ALCS-RED SOX/ASTROS Astros try to clinch trip to World Series HOUSTON (AP) – Astros rookie Luis Garcia will start against the Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line. Garcia started Game 2 and gave up a grand slam in the first inning before leaving with no outs in the second because of discomfort in his right knee. Manager Dusty Baker says the Astros are confident Garcia will be 100% healthy for Friday night’s start. Nathan Eovaldi (eh-VAHL’-dee) will start for Boston. He came through on Saturday in Game 2, pitching 5 1/3 innings for the win, but he faltered out of the bullpen in Game 4 on Tuesday and allowed four runs while retiring just two batters. Houston leads the series 3-2.   NLCS-BRAVES/DODGERS Dodgers force Game 6 LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers are still alive in the NL Championship Series after snapping out of their hitting funk while getting an outstanding performance from six relievers. Chris Taylor slammed three home runs and drove in six as the Dodgers clobbered the Braves 11-2 Thursday night in Game 5, sending the series back to Atlanta. The LA bullpen limited Atlanta to three runs while striking out nine over 8 1/3 innings. Dodgers relievers allowed their team to rebound after starter Joe Kelly left with an injury in the […]
October 18, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   NFL-SCHEDULE Cards still perfect UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Cardinals remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team and continue their best start since 1974. Kyler Murray tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Cardinals improved to 6-0 with a 37-14 dismantling of the Browns. Murray connected with DeAndre Hopkins for two TDs and finished 20 of 30 for 229 yards. The Cardinals built a 20-0 lead in the first half and kept their perfect record intact despite not having head coach Kliff Kingsbury or star linebacker Chandler Jones, who both tested positive for COVID-19. Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield threw for two TDs and was 19 of 28 for 234 yards and an interception. The Browns have dropped two straight for the first time under second-year head coach Kevin Stefanski.   Also around the NFL: – Dak Prescott threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime to give the Cowboys a 35-29 win over the Patriots. The teams traded five scores in the period, three in the final 2 1/2 minutes before Dallas beat Bill Belichick for the first time in their last six meetings. Trevon Diggs gave the Cowboys a brief lead in the fourth quarter with his seventh interception of the season, taking it 42 yards for a score.   – Aaron Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Packers’ fifth straight win, 24-14 at […]
October 15, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   MLB-NLDS-DODGERS/GIANTS Dodgers knock out Giants SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have finally defeated the San Francisco Giants in a winner-take-all series. The Dodgers are in the NLCS after rallying in the ninth inning to beat the Giants, 2-1. The Dodgers can finally celebrate a postseason series win over their bitter rivals after the Giants captured best-of-3 series in 1951 and 1962 to decide the National League pennant. Cody Bellinger broke a 1-1 deadlock with an RBI single that scored Justin Turner, who started the rally by getting hit by a pitch with one out. Neither team scored until Corey Seager singled home a run in the sixth inning. Darin Ruf quickly responded with a solo blast in the bottom half. Ruf’s blast came off Julio Urias, who gave up just two other hits over four innings of relief. Kenley Jansen got the win with help from Max Scherzer’s save. Giants starter Logan Webb struck out seven and allowed a run and four hits over seven innings. The Dodgers head to Atlanta for Game 1 on Saturday.   MLB-NEWS Cardinals fire Shildt over ‘philosophical differences’ UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Shildt, one week after the team lost to the Dodgers in the NL wild-card game. Cardinals president John Mozeliak said the firing was “something that popped up recently,” but he refused to expand on what […]
October 14, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   NHL-SCHEDULE Nylander breaks 3rd-period tie, Leafs beat Canadiens 2-1 TORONTO (AP) – William Nylander (NEE’-lan-dur) broke a tie at 1:06 of the third period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Toronto won in front of over 18,000 masked and fully vaccinated fans in Scotiabank Arena’s first regular-season crowd since March 10, 2020. Jack Campbell made 31 saves for Toronto, allowing only Jonathan Drouin’s first-period goal. Pierre Engvall ENG’-vahl tied it on a power play midway through the second. Toronto star Auston Matthews, the NHL leader with 41 goals in 52 games last season, sat out because of a wrist injury that hasn’t fully healed from surgery.   In other ice action: – Bowen Byram scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead the short-handed Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which played without star center Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Jared Bednar. Both are in the COVID-19 protocol and away from the team.   – Kyle Turris scored the shootout winner and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. Jesse Puljujarvi and Zach Hyman scored in regulation for the Oilers, who squandered a late lead. Edmonton also got a […]
October 13, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   MLB-LDS-SCHEDULE Astros, Braves advance UNDATED (AP) – Three down, one to go in baseball’s Division Series. The Astros have moved on to the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, and the Atlanta Braves have earned a spot in the NLCS. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have forced a fifth and deciding game in their NL Division Series by whipping the Giants. Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) belted a three-run homer, scored four times and stole a base as the Astros eliminated the White Sox in Game 4 of the Division Series, 10-1. The rout puts the Astros in the ALCS for a fifth straight season. Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman each hit a two-run double as Houston bounced back from Sunday night’s 12-6 loss. The Astros earned their three victories by a combined 19 runs. The Astros’ bullpen fired two-hit ball over five innings after Lance McCullers Jr. held Chicago to a run on five hits and three walks over four innings. The White Sox didn’t score after Gavin Sheets hit a solo homer in the second to give them a brief lead. Michael Brantley had three hits and two RBIs for Houston, which will host Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday. The Braves beat the Brewers, 5-4 on Freddie Freeman’s solo homer off Josh Hader in the eighth inning. Atlanta trailed 2-0 in the fourth and 4-2 in the fifth before beating Milwaukee […]
October 12, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   MLB-LDS-SCHEDULE White Sox, Brewers and Dodgers try to stay alive UNDATED (AP) – Houston, Atlanta and San Francisco all have a chance to wrap up their best-of-five division series with wins Tuesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers head into Game 4 trailing rival San Francisco two games to one. The reigning World Series champions managed just five singles in Monday night’s 1-0 loss and went 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position. The formidable lineup that led the NL with 830 runs and hit 237 homers in the regular season has been shut out twice in three games against the Giants. The Atlanta Braves can wrap up their NL Division Series against Milwaukee at home. Pinch-hitter Joc Pederson launched a three-run homer in the fifth inning Monday night, sending the Braves to their second straight 3-0 win against the Brewers. The blast made a winner out of Ian Anderson, who limited Milwaukee to three hits and no walks while striking out six over five innings. Four relievers followed with one inning of work, allowing Atlanta to complete a five-hitter. Will Smith worked the ninth for the save. The Astros have revamped their rotation for Game 4 of the AL Division Series after a rainout Monday in Chicago. Lance McCullers Jr. will pitch instead of Jose Urquidy (ur-KWEE’-dee). McCullers shut out the White Sox on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in the opener. […]
October 11, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   NFL-SCHEDULE On 4th attempt, Crosby lifts Packers UNDATED (AP) – Mason Crosby went from goat to hero with one kick in overtime. Crosby missed three consecutive field goal attempts before nailing a 49-yarder to give the Packers a 25-22 victory at Cincinnati. Crosby missed two in the final 2:12 of regulation and again in OT before sending the Packers to their fourth straight win. Aaron Rodgers threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, with Davante Adams grabbing 11 passes for 206 yards and a score. Aaron Jones rushed for 103 yards. Ja’Marr Chase had six receptions for 159 yards and a long TD. Joe Burrow threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He left the stadium for the hospital after the game as a precaution for a possible throat contusion.   In other Week 5 action around the NFL: – The Buccaneers crushed the Dolphins, 45-17 as Tom Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Antonio Brown became the fastest receiver to 900 catches as he grabbed scoring strikes of 62 and 4 yards. Mike Evans had TD catches of 34 and 22 yards, and Giovani Bernard also scored on a 10-yard reception.   – The Bills won a rematch of last season’s AFC title game as Josh Allen threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth in a 38-20 trouncing of the Chiefs. Allen finished with 315 yards […]
October 8, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   MLB PLAYOFFS Rays, Astros take openers in ALDS UNDATED (AP) – Game 2 in the best-of-five ALDS will continue tonight between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. The Rays took the opener 5-0. Randy Arozarena became the first player to hit a home run and steal home in a postseason game. Chris Sale is scheduled to start for Boston against rookie Shane Baz In Houston, the Astros are up one going into Game 2 of their AL Division Series against the Chicago White Sox after coasting to a 6-1 victory. Houston’s Lance McCullers was sharp over 6 2/3 innings, blanking the Sox on four hits and no walks. The 28-year-old McCullers didn’t allow a hit until Yoan (yoh-AHN’) Moncada singled with one out in the fourth. Game 2 is also in Houston. Lucas Giolito starts for Chicago against Framber Valdez.   NFL-NEWS Seattle’s Wilson has injured finger on throwing hand UNDATED (AP) – Russell Wilson’s streak of never missing a start is in jeopardy. It depends on the severity of a finger injury suffered in Thursday night’s 26-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle coach Pete Carroll called the injury to the middle finger on Wilson’s throwing hand a “badly sprained finger.” It was injured enough that Wilson couldn’t grip the ball the way he needed to throw.   In other NFL news: – Jaylon Smith has joined the […]
October 6, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   MLB-NL WILD CARD 106-win Dodgers host Cards in NL wild-card game LOS ANGELES (AP) – The 106-win Los Angeles Dodgers put their season on the line in the NL wild-card game against the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals tonight. No team has ever won so many games and failed to win its division, but LA couldn’t catch the 107-win San Francisco Giants, forcing the club into the one-game playoff. Max Scherzer will start for the Dodgers. The 37-year-old right-hander was 7-0 with a 1.98 ERA after joining Los Angeles from Washington, along with NL batting champion Trea Turner, at the July 30 trade deadline. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is from the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield. He’ll face Cardinals 40-year-old Adam Wainwright (17-7, 3.05 ERA). St. Louis used a 17-game winning streak down the stretch to lock up the second NL wild card The Dodgers will be without slugger Max Muncy and ace Clayton Kershaw. Muncy injured his left elbow Sunday but could return if Los Angeles remains in the postseason. Kershaw has an issue in his left elbow/forearm and is done for the year.   – Umpire Joe West is set to work behind the plate in the NL wild-card game as his long, colorful career nears an end. West, who turns 69 on Oct. 31, is planning to retire at the end of the season. He told The Associated Press […]
October 5, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   NFL-RAIDERS CHARGERS Herbert, Ekeler propel Chargers to 28-14 win over Raiders INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Justin Herbert threw for three touchdowns, Austin Ekeler rushed for 117 yards and scored twice and the Los Angeles Chargers knocked the Las Vegas Raiders from the unbeaten ranks with a 28-14 victory. Los Angeles, 3-1 for the first time since 2014, is part of a three-way tie atop the AFC West with Las Vegas and Denver. The Raiders’ loss leaves the Arizona Cardinals as the NFL’s lone undefeated team after four weeks. Herbert, who completed 25 of 38 passes for 222 yards, accounted for all of his TDs in the first half as the Chargers built a 21-0 halftime lead. The Raiders scored on their first two possessions of the second half to draw within a touchdown, but Ekeler gave Los Angeles some breathing room with an 11-yard scoring run.   NFL NEWS Jets’ Maye facing DUI charges from arrest in February UNDATED (AP) – New York Jets safety Marcus Maye is facing three misdemeanor charges for his DUI arrest after an alleged car accident in Florida in February. Broward County court records show the 28-year-old Maye was charged on Feb. 22 with driving under the influence, DUI/damage to property and person, and leaving the scene of a crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A Zoom hearing is scheduled for Oct. 20 in the case. ESPN first reported […]
October 4, 2021
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  Update on the latest sports   NFL-SCHEDULE Bucs beat Pats in Brady’s return to Foxborough UNDATED (AP) – The weather was poor, but the outcome was sunny for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady was a winner in his return to Foxborough as he rallied the Bucs to a 19-17 win over New England. Brady was 22 of 43 for 269 yards with no touchdowns on a rainy Sunday night, but he engineered the fourth-quarter drive to beat his former team. The winning drive was capped by Ryan Succop’s (SUK’-ups) 48-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter. Ronald Jones had an 8-yard scoring run for the defending Super Bowl champions. Brady broke Drew Brees’ (BREEZ’-ehz) NFL career passing yardage record and became the fourth quarterback with victories against all 32 NFL teams, joining Brees, Brett Favre (fahrv) and Peyton Manning. New England had a chance to win, but Nick Folk’s 56-yard field-goal try hit the left upright with with less than a minute to play. The Patriots are 1-3 for the first time since 2001, when Brady took over the offense. Patriots rookie Mac Jones finished 31 of 40 for 275 yards and two touchdowns.   In other NFL action in Week 4: – Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were productive against the NFL’s top defense as the Dallas Cowboys handed the Panthers their first loss, 36-28. Prescott threw for four touchdowns while completing 14 of […]
October 1, 2021
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  Update on the latest sports   MLB-SCHEDULE Yanks win, Sox fall…Astros, Braves cllinch UNDATED (AP) – It was a pretty good night for the New York Yankees in Toronto. They expanded their lead for the first AL wild card, dropped Boston into a tie for the second wild-card spot and pushed the Blue Jays one game behind the Red Sox and Mariners. Anthony Rizzo, Aaron Judge and Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres homered in a four-run sixth that put the Yankees ahead in a 6-2 downing of the Jays. Toronto led 2-1 until Rizzo and Judge hit consecutive home runs. Judge provided a pair of solo shots, giving him 39 home runs. The Yankees received 4 1/3 shutout innings for their bullpen after Corey Kluber was reached for two runs and seven hits. In Baltimore, Ryan Mountcastle smacked a three-run homer as the Orioles took the rubber match of their three-game set with the Red Sox, 6-2. The Birds scored three times in the third inning and three in the sixth to back Alexander Wells, who entered the game with a 7.61 ERA. Beginning Friday, the Yankees close their season with three games against visiting Tampa Bay, the Red Sox have three in Washington, the Blue Jays host Baltimore for three and the Mariners entertain the Angels through Sunday. Meanwhile, it’s champagne time for the Astros and Braves. Houston captured the AL West for the fourth time in five years, and […]
September 30, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   MLB-SCHEDULE Braves and Astros can clinch division titles UNDATED (AP) – Atlanta can clinch its fourth consecutive NL East title Thursday night with a win at home over Philadelphia, which would complete a three-game sweep of their high-stakes series. The Phillies will get eliminated from playoff contention with one more loss or any Atlanta win the rest of the season. Philadelphia’s biggest bats have gone silent at the worst possible time. Bryce Harper, a top contender for NL MVP, and cleanup hitter J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) are a combined 0 for 15 in the series. Harper, who had reached base in 23 straight games before Wednesday, is 0 for 7 with five strikeouts. Ian Anderson pitches for the Braves and Kyle Gibson goes for the Phillies.   In other Thursday highlights: – Houston looks to wrap up its fourth AL West crown in five years with a victory at home against Tampa Bay. Lance McCullers Jr. starts the series finale for the Astros, who have lost five of their last six games. The AL East champion Rays will go with an opener or Ryan Yarbrough. Rays rookie Wander Franco reached a milestone Wednesday night as Tampa Bay beat Houston 7-0 to clinch home-field advantage through the AL Championship Series. The 20-year-old switch-hitter has safely reached base in 43 straight games, tying Frank Robinson for the longest string by a major leaguer 20 or younger. […]
September 29, 2021
AP Sports
  Update on the latest sports   MLB-SCHEDULE Cards wrap up playoff berth with 17th straight win UNDATED (AP) – A 17-game winning streak has allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to wrap up the second National League wild card with five days to spare. Dylan Carlson, Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) and Jose Rondon rahn-DOHN’) homered to back Adam Wainwright in the Redbirds’ 6-2 victory over the Brewers. The game was tied 2-2 in the fifth until Tyler O’Neill hit a run-scoring single, his 22nd RBI in his last 20 games. Wainwright allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings for his 17th victory. He’s won his last six decisions. St. Louis was 71-69 on Sept. 11 before the winning streak, the longest in team history and the longest in the major leagues since Cleveland took 22 in a row in 2017.   Checking out Tuesday’s other major league action: – The Giants kept their two-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West by defeating the Diamondbacks, 6-4. Wilmer Flores furnished a go-ahead, bases-loaded single in a four-run sixth that sent San Francisco to its 103rd win, tying the third-highest total in franchise history. Logan Webb struck out six and walked two, not allowing an earned run over five innings in a third straight no-decision.   – The Dodgers were 2-1 winners over the Padres behind Walker Buehler, who limited San Diego to three hits over seven scoreless innings. Buehler […]

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