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(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Dodgers face Astros in Game Three.  Yankees not bringing back Girardi.  Ravens crush Dolphins on TNF.  Boogie has monster return to Sacramento.  Griffin hits game-winner as time expiries.

>>Dodgers At Astros For World Series Game Three Tonight

(Houston, TX)  —  The Fall Classic shifts to Houston for the next three games.  The Dodgers and Astros meet in Game Three of the World Series tonight with the best-of-seven matchup tied at one.  Yu [[ Yoo ]] Darvish gets the ball for LA, while Houston will have Lance McCullers Junior on the rubber.  Game Four is tomorrow and Game Five on Sunday, also in Houston.

>>Yankees Moving On From Joe Girardi

(Bronx, NY)  —  Joe Girardi’s time as Yankees manager is over.  They are moving on from Girardi after his 10th season with the team.  He just finished the fourth and final year on his contract.  The Yankees’ season ended with a seven-game loss to the Astros in the ALCS.  Girardi led the Bronx Bombers to six playoff appearances, including a World Series title in 2009.

>>Ravens Destroy Dolphins On “Thursday Night Football”

(Baltimore, MD)  —  Jimmy Smith’s 50-yard interception return for a touchdown capped the Ravens’ 40-0 demolition of the Dolphins on “Thursday Night Football” in Baltimore.  Miami quarterback Matt Moore was picked off twice starting in place of the injured Jay Cutler.  Joe Flacco threw a TD pass before being knocked out of the game with a concussion.  The Ravens are 4-and-4.  Miami fell to 4-and-3.

>>Boogie Shines In Return To Sacramento

(Sacramento, CA)  —  DeMarcus Cousins wouldn’t let the Pelicans lose in his return to Sacramento.  Cousins went off for 41 points, 23 rebounds and six assists as New Orleans beat the Kings 114-106 at the Golden 1 Center.  Sacramento traded the star big man to the Pelicans before the trade deadline last season.  New Orleans improved to 2-and-3 with the win.

>>Griffin, Clippers Sink Blazers At Buzzer

(Portland, OR)  —  Clippers star Blake Griffin walked into a game-winning, three-pointer at the buzzer as the Clippers topped the Trail Blazers 104-103 in Portland.  Griffin’s night ended with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go with eight rebounds and five assists.  LA is off to a 4-and-0 start.  Griffin is averaging 26.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists this season.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Baltimore Ravens 40, Miami Dolphins 0

MLB World Series
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No Game Scheduled

NBA
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Memphis Grizzlies 96, Dallas Mavericks 91
Boston Celtics 96, Milwaukee Bucks 89
Chicago Bulls 91, Atlanta Hawks 86
LA Clippers 104, Portland Trail Blazers 103
New Orleans Pelicans 114, Sacramento Kings 106

NHL
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Carolina Hurricanes 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Winnipeg Jets 1  (ot)
New York Rangers 5, Arizona Coyotes 2
Boston Bruins 2, San Jose Sharks 1
Ottawa Senators 5, Philadelphia Flyers 4
Florida Panthers 8, Anaheim Ducks 3
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Detroit Red Wings 2
Los Angeles Kings 4, Montreal Canadiens 0
Minnesota Wild 6, New York Islanders 4
Edmonton Oilers 5, Dallas Stars 4
Vancouver Canucks 6, Washington Capitals 2

Top-25 College Football  (Coaches’ Poll)
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#20 Stanford Cardinal 15, Oregon State Beavers 14

PGA
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Sanderson Farms Championship  (at Jackson, MS)

1.  Ryan Armour  -6
1.  Andrew Landry  -6
1.  Conrad Shindler  -6
1.  J.J. Spaun  -6
1.  Wyndham Clark  -6

 

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

MLB World Series
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8:09 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros
(Best-of-seven World Series tied, 1-1)

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic
7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
7:30 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves
10:30 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Lakers
10:30 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Golden State Warriors

NHL
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6:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights
7:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at New Jersey Devils
7:30 p.m. – St. Louis Blues at Carolina Hurricanes
8:30 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks
9:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames

PGA
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Sanderson Farms Championship  (at Jackson, MS)