(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  World Series begins on Tuesday.  Pats take down Falcons in Super Bowl rematch.  Notre Dame makes jump in poll.  Suns get rid of Earl Watson.  Truex stays hot in NASCAR playoffs.

>>World Series Is Set

(Houston, TX)  —  The Fall Classic begins tomorrow night at Chavez Ravine.  The Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988 and they host Game One against the Astros.  Houston advanced with a 4-0 win over the Yankees in Game Seven of the ALCS on Saturday.  Los Angeles took care of the Cubs in five games to move on.

>>Pats Win Super Bowl Rematch

(Foxboro, NE)  —  The Patriots bested the Falcons 23-7 in a Super Bowl 51 rematch on “Sunday Night Football” at Gillette Stadium.  New England took a 23-0 lead behind two touchdown passes from Tom Brady.  The Pats have improved to 5-and-2.  Atlanta has lost three straight and sits at 3-and-3.

>>Notre Dame Jumps Into Top 10

(Undated)  — Notre Dame jumped up to number-10 in the “USA Today” Coaches Poll.  The Fighting Irish dismantled rival USC, 49-14, in South Bend on Saturday night.  Michigan fell all the way to 25th after they were crushed by number-two Penn State, 42-13, at Happy Valley.  Alabama stayed at number-one.  Georgia, TCU and Wisconsin round out the top five.

>>Suns Fire Earl Watson

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  It didn’t take long for their to be a coaching change in the NBA.  The Suns fired head coach Earl Watson after their 0-and-3 start.  Phoenix lost two games by over 40 points and at home to the Lakers.  Watson will be replaced by interim head coach Jay Triano.

>>Truex Wins At Kansas Speedway

(Kansas City, KS)  —  Martin Truex Junior is the champion at the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.  Truex survived a restart penalty to pick up his seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season.  The seven-time champion moved into the Round-of-Eight.  Kurt Busch finished second and Ryan Blaney third.  The Round-of-Eight begins Sunday at Martinsville.

 

>>SUNDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Miami Dolphins 31, New York Jets 28
Buffalo Bills 30, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27
Minnesota Vikings 24, Baltimore Ravens 16
Tennessee Titans 12, Cleveland Browns 9  (OT)
New Orleans Saints 26, Green Bay Packers 17
Chicago Bears 17, Carolina Panthers 3
Los Angeles Rams 33, Arizona Cardinals 0  (at London, England)
Jacksonville Jaguars 27, Indianapolis Colts 0
Dallas Cowboys 40, San Francisco 49ers 10
Pittsburgh Steelers 29, Cincinnati Bengals 14
Seattle Seahawks 24, New York Giants 7
Los Angeles Chargers 21, Denver Broncos 0
New England Patriots 23, Atlanta Falcons 7

MLB Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled

NBA
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Brooklyn Nets 116, Atlanta Hawks 104
Minnesota Timberwolves 115, Oklahoma City Thunder 113
New Orleans Pelicans 119, Los Angeles Lakers 112

NHL
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Vancouver Canucks 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

NASCAR
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Hollywood Casino 400  (at Kansas City, KS)
1. Martin Truex Junior
2. Kurt Busch
3. Ryan Blaney

 

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

NFL
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8:30 p.m. – Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

MLB Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons
7:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets
8:30 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs
8:30 p.m. – Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks
9:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets
10:00 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs