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October 13, 2015 - 7:56pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, getting home runs from Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez in beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday to win the NL Division Series in four games.

A day after hitting a postseason-record six homers, the Cubs hammered their way into the NL Championship Series by taking the best-of-five set before a rollicking crowd.

Manager Joe Maddon's...

October 13, 2015 - 7:55pm
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Tuesday, Oct. 6: Houston 3, New York 0

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 0

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Houston 2, Kansas City 2

Thursday, Oct. 8: Houston 5,...

October 13, 2015 - 7:55pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4 to advance to NL Championship Series.

October 13, 2015 - 7:54pm
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METIAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have brought back wide receiver Joseph Morgan before Thursday night's home game against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons.

Morgan, who spent several weeks on the roster earlier this season, returns on the heels of a Saints loss in Philadelphia during which receiver Marques Colston injured his right shoulder.

Colston has been present at practice this week, but has been listed by the club as not practicing during...

October 13, 2015 - 7:06pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin sat out the Washington Capitals' game Tuesday night against San Jose because of personal reasons.

The Capitals sent out a note on Twitter about 35 minutes before the game saying Ovechkin would not play.

They had confirmed earlier in the day that the left wing did not take part in the team's morning skate, and coach Barry Trotz said he would be a game-time decision.

Ovechkin had a goal and an assist...

October 13, 2015 - 6:58pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota could have safety Damarius Travis back in the lineup Saturday.

Coach Jerry Kill said Travis was expected to practice Tuesday. The senior missed the last five games after hurting his hamstring.

The Gophers, who host Nebraska, have been hit hard by injuries this season, particularly in the secondary. Cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun will probably miss his third straight game because of a knee problem.


October 13, 2015 - 6:42pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres placed defenseman Matt Donovan on waivers Tuesday and returned rookie defenseman Brendan Guhle to his Canadian junior team.

Donovan will be assigned to the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester if he clears waivers Wednesday. The three-year NHL veteran was a healthy scratch for Buffalo's first three games. He signed with the Sabres in free agency in July.

Guhle was re-assigned to Prince Albert...

October 13, 2015 - 6:29pm
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October 13, 2015 - 6:28pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women's team will play China in an exhibition at the Superdome in New Orleans on Dec. 16, the final game of the Americans' post-Word Cup victory tour.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday the women's team will play three other matches in December that will be announced later.

The Americans have 33 wins, eight losses and 13 ties against China.

October 13, 2015 - 6:12pm
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HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tim Howard is back in goal for the United States for the first time since last year's World Cup.

Howard is in the starting lineup Tuesday night for an exhibition against Costa Rica, the last game for the Americans before the start of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Howard took a one-year sabbatical from the national team after making 15 saves in the 2-1 round-of-16 loss to Belgium. When Howard returned last month, U.S. coach...

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