National Sports

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek sweep; Yanks try to solve Keuchel

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ BRING OUT THE BROOMS One win from their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers go for a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series at Wrigley Field (9:08 ...

Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Confetti began to fall and the Golden State Warriors thought they had pulled off a wild opening-night win. The Houston Rockets emphatically signaled otherwise — insisting that Kevin Durant's baseline jumper had swished through the ...

Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino sues Adidas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is suing Adidas and says the sportswear maker "outrageously conspired" to funnel money to the family of a Cardinal recruit without his knowledge. Pitino's lawsuit filed Tuesday comes a day after Louisville's Athletic Association ...

Furyk to invite Americans to see Ryder Cup course in France

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer Le Golf National outside Paris, the host course of the Ryder Cup next year, has been part of the European Tour schedule since 1991 and last year was the 25th time it has held the French Open. So along with the European crowd, that's one big advantage for the ...

Go for 2 or play for OT? How coaches make that call

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Faced with the decision to kick an extra point to tie or go for two and the lead late in games last weekend, two college football coaches did not hesitate to basically put it all one play instead of trying to get to overtime. Aggressive? Sure. ...

Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owner of the Crew SC says the team is no longer sustainable and will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new, privately-financed stadium is built in downtown Columbus. Anthony Precourt, whose Precourt Sports Ventures has owned the Major ...

Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1, trail ALCS 2-1

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered. Greeted by an array of "All Rise" signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees ...

LEADING OFF: Cubs try to dent Dodgers, Judge breaks loose

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ PROFESSOR VS YU Kyle Hendricks is set to pitch for the Cubs, who are trying to overcome a 2-0 deficit against the Dodgers in their NL Championship Series. Hendricks finished the regular season with a 2.19 ...

Woodyard’s stop helps Titans end 11-game skid against Colts

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Woodyard squatted and folded his arms as his Tennessee teammates bowed in front of the veteran linebacker near midfield in celebration, deserving every bit of the attention. Woodyard had just forced Colts quarterback ...

Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year's Tour de France. Froome is chasing a record-equaling fifth victory to move level with Belgian great Eddy Merckx, French riders Jacques ...