(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Cubs avoid sweep by Dodgers.  Yanks one win away from World Series.  Chiefs square off with Raiders on “TNF.”  Spurs spoil Butler’s debut.  Hayward done for the season.

>>Cubs Not Going Down Without A Fight

(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs aren’t going away easy.  Chicago avoided a sweep in the National League Championship Series with a 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game Four at Wrigley Field.  Javier Baez hit two solo homers and Willson Contreras also went deep.  Jake Arrieta got the win.  Los Angeles leads the best of seven series 3-1, with Game Four in Chicago tonight.

>>Yanks Blank Astros In Game Five

(Bronx, NY)  —  The Yankees are one win away from the World Series.  They shut out the Astros 5-0 in Game Five of the American League Championship Series in New York.  Masahiro Tanaka threw seven innings for the win.  New York has won three in-a-row to take a 3-2 lead in the series.  The Yanks are 6-and-0 at home in the playoffs.  Game Six is tomorrow back in Houston.

>>”Thursday Night Football” Preview

(Oakland, CA)  —  “Thursday Night Football” features an AFC West showdown in Oakland.  The Chiefs hit the road to face the Raiders coming off their first loss of the season.  Kansas City fell to 5-and-1 when Pittsburgh topped the Chiefs 19-13 on Sunday.  Oakland has lost four in-a-row since a 2-and-0 start.

>>NBA Has First Full Night Of Action

(Undated)  —  The NBA season is in full swing following the first full night of action.  The Spurs ruined Jimmy Butler’s Minnesota debut with the Timberwolves with a 107-99 victory in San Antonio.  The Celtics fell to 0-and-2 with a 108-100 loss to the Bucks in Boston.  Carmelo Anthony faces his former team tonight as the Thunder open the season against the Knicks.

>>Celtics’ Hayward Expected To Miss Season

(Boston, MA)  —  It sounds like the season is over for Celtics forward Gordon Hayward.  He had surgery las night and his agent tells ESPN that the 27-year-old isn’t expected to return to the court this season.  They hope for a full recovery down the line.  Hayward injured his ankle and tibia in the opening minutes of his Boston debut against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB Playoffs
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New York Yankees 5, Houston Astros 0
(Yankees lead best-of-seven ALCS, 3-2)

Chicago Cubs 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
(Dodgers lead best-of-seven NLCS, 3-1)

NBA
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Indiana Pacers 140, Brooklyn Nets 131
Washington Wizards 120, Philadelphia 76ers 115
Orlando Magic 116, Miami Heat 109
Detroit Pistons 102, Charlotte Hornets 90
Milwaukee Bucks 108, Boston Celtics 100
Memphis Grizzlies 103, New Orleans Pelicans 91
Atlanta Hawks 117, Dallas Mavericks 111
Utah Jazz 106, Denver Nuggets 96
San Antonio Spurs 107, Minnesota Timberwolves 99
Houston Rockets 105, Sacramento Kings 100
Portland Trail Blazers 124, Phoenix Suns 76

NHL
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Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Detroit Red Wings 3
St. Louis Blues 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Los Angeles Kings 5, Montreal Canadiens 1

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

NFL
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8:25 p.m. – Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

MLB Playoffs
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8:08 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
(Dodgers lead best-of-seven NLCS, 3-1)

NBA
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7:30 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors
8:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins
7:30 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators
8:30 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks
9:00 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames
9:00 p.m. – St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche
10:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes

PGA
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The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges  (at Jeju Island, South Korea)