(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news: Astros outlast Dodgers in Game Two.  Eight homers set World Series record.  Panthers’ Newton walks out of presser.  Steelers bench disgruntled wide receiver Bryant.  Kaepernick to be invited to NFL meeting.

>>Astros Outlast Dodgers In 11 Innings To Win Game Two

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Houston Astros outlasted the Dodgers 7-6 in 11 innings to win Game Two of the World Series in Los Angeles.  George Springer’s two-run homer in the 11th was the difference as the Astros evened the best-of-seven series at a game apiece.  The series now shifts to Houston for Game Three on Friday.

>>Eight Home Runs Set World Series Record

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  George Springer’s game-winner wasn’t the only bomb hit in Game Two of the World Series.  The Astros and Dodgers combined for a Fall Classic-record eight home runs.  Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Altuve [[ al-TOO-vay ]], Carlos Correa [[ core-AYE-uh ]], Yasiel Puig [[ YAH-see-ell  Pweeg ]], Charlie Culberson, Joc Pederson and Corey Seager all left the yard.

>>Panthers’ Newton Walks Out Of Presser

(Charlotte, NC)  —  Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn’t feeling it with the media these days.  Newton walked out of his press conference on Wednesday after a question regarding the Panthers’ inability to regularly create big plays.  Carolina is 4-and-3 on the season.  They play at the 2-and-4 Buccaneers on Sunday.

>>Steelers Bench WR Bryant

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Steelers are benching wide receiver Martavis Bryant.  The disgruntled Bryant said head coach Mike Tomlin told him he won’t play Sunday night in Detroit.  Bryant has been upset about his role in the offense and has made his feelings known through social media.  He reportedly requested a trade earlier this month but has since denied the rumors.

>>Kaepernick To Be Invited To NFL Meeting

(Undated)  —  Quarterback Colin Kaepernick [[ KAP-er-nick ]] is expected to be invited to the next meeting between NFL owners and players about social issues.  It’s unclear if he will attend next Tuesday in New York.  “Kap” was invited to last week’s meeting, but did not take part.  He recently filed a grievance against NFL owners, alleging collusion to keep him out of the league over his national anthem protests.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB World Series
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Houston Astros 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 6  (11 inn)
(Best-of-seven World Series tied, 1-1)

NBA
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Charlotte Hornets 110, Denver Nuggets 93
Houston Rockets 105, Philadelphia 76ers 104
Detroit Pistons 122, Minnesota Timberwolves 101
Brooklyn Nets 112, Cleveland Cavaliers 107
Oklahoma City Thunder 114, Indiana Pacers 96
San Antonio Spurs 117, Miami Heat 100
Dallas Mavericks 103, Memphis Grizzlies 94
Phoenix Suns 97, Utah Jazz 88
Los Angeles Lakers 102, Washington Wizards 99  (OT)
Golden State Warriors 117, Toronto Raptors 112

NHL
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Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Buffalo Sabres 1
St. Louis Blues 5, Calgary Flames 2

 

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

NFL
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8:25 p.m. – Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens

MLB World Series
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No Game Scheduled

NBA
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8:00 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
10:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
10:30 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Boston Bruins
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Ottawa Senators
7:30 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Minnesota Wild
9:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers
10:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks

Top-25 College Football  (Coaches’ Poll)
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9:00 p.m. – #20 Stanford Cardinal at Oregon State Beavers

PGA
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Sanderson Farms Championship  (at Jackson, MS)