(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Dodgers advance to World Series.  Yanks try end ‘Stros season.  Raiders come to life on TNF.  Thunder, ‘Melo drop Knicks.  Super Bowl rematch on Sunday.  Michigan versus Penn State and USC takes on ND tomorrow.

>>Dodgers Close Out Cubs To Reach World Series

(Chicago, IL)  —  The Dodgers are headed to their first World Series since 1988.  They crushed the Cubs 11-1 in Game Five of the National League Championship Series in Chicago.  Kike [[ KEE-kay ]] Hernandez homered three times, including a grand slam, and drove in seven for LA.  Clayton Kershaw allowed just three hits and one run in six innings for the win.

>>Yankees, Astros Meet In ALCS Game Six Tonight

(Houston, TX)  —  The Dodgers are now waiting for the winner of the ALCS.  The Yankees have a chance to close out their series with the Astros in Game Six tonight at Minute Maid Park.  New York leads the best-of-seven matchup three-games-to-two.  Luis Severino starts for the Yanks opposite Houston’s Justin Verlander.  The home team has won all five games.

>>Raiders Stun Chiefs On Final Play

(Oakland, CA)  —  The Raiders pulled out a wild 31-30 win against the Chiefs at the Oakland Coliseum on the final play of “Thursday Night Football.”  Derek Carr found Michael Crabtree in the end zone from two yards out as Oakland ended a four-game losing streak.  Amari Cooper came to life for the Silver and Black with 11 receptions, 210 yards and two touchdowns.

>>’Melo Bests Old Team, Ball Makes Lakers Debut

(Undated)  —  Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder took down his old Knicks team 105-84 in Oklahoma City.  Anthony scored 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting.  Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball had a rough debut.  Ball missed five-of-six shots as the Lakers got drubbed by the Clippers, 108-92.  He finished with three points, nine rebounds and four assists in the setback.

>>Patriots And Falcons Have Super Rematch On Sunday

(Undated)  —  A Super Bowl rematch headlines Week Seven of the NFL season on Sunday.  The Patriots host the Falcons on Gillette Stadium on “Sunday Night Football.”  New England rallied from a 28-3 deficit to shock Atlanta 34-28 in overtime to crown itself champion last season for the fifth time.  The Pats are 4-and-2 this season, while the Falcons are 3-and-2.

>>Two Big Primetime Games Tomorrow In College Football

(Undated)  —  Two primetime games headline Saturday’s college football slate.  Number-two and undefeated Penn State squares off with number-15 Michigan in Happy Valley.  The one-loss Wolverines mauled the Nittany Lions 49-10 last season.  The stakes are high as number-10 USC and number-16 Notre Dame renew their rivalry in South Bend.  Both teams have one loss.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Oakland Raiders 31, Kansas City Chiefs 30

MLB Playoffs
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Los Angeles Dodgers 11, Chicago Cubs 1
(Dodgers win best-of-seven NLCS, 4-1)

NBA
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Toronto Raptors 117, Chicago Bulls 100
Oklahoma City Thunder  105, New York Knicks 84
LA Clippers 108, Los Angeles Lakers 92

NHL
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Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 0
Nashville Predators 1, Philadelphia Flyers 0
New York Islanders 4, New York Rangers 3 (SO)
Boston Bruins 6, Vancouver Canucks 3
New Jersey Devils 5, Ottawa Senators 4 (OT)
Edmonton Oilers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1 (OT)
Carolina Hurricanes 2, Calgary Flames 1
St. Louis Blues 4, Colorado Avalanche 3
Dallas Stars 5, Arizona Coyotes 4

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

1. Luke List -9
2. Lucas Glover -8
2.  Scott Brown -8

 

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

MLB Playoffs
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8:08 p.m. – New York Yankees at Houston Astros
(Yankees lead best-of-seven ALCS, 3-2)

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks
7:00 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets
8:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:30 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks
9:30 p.m. – Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans
10:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets
10:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Anaheim Ducks

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