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Braves blank Brewers for 2-1 NLDS lead

ATLANTA (AP) — Joc Pederson credits his postseason success to “not making any moment bigger than it needs to be.” With another jolt, Pederson put the Atlanta Braves on the verge of advancing in the playoffs. Pederson kept enhancing his “Joctober” nickname with a three-run, ...

Packers keep finding solutions as they work through injuries

They’re missing their 2020 All-Pro left tackle, their best pass rusher and their top cornerback. They’re not scoring as frequently or winning as decisively as they did last season. Yet somehow and some way, the Green Bay Packers have made it through the first five games of the season with ...

AP Top 25: Georgia is No. 1, Big Ten grabs half of top 10

Georgia was the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday by a unanimous vote, taking the top spot during the regular season for the first time since November 1982. The Bulldogs (62 first-place votes) moved up one spot in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, a day ...

Tellez sparks Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez fouled off Charlie Morton’s pitch in a scoreless game, then headed toward the dugout for a deep breath and a new bat. Just the break the Milwaukee Brewers needed. Tellez spoiled Morton’s gem by hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the ...

Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena became the first player to hit a home run and steal home in a postseason game, and rookie Shane McClanahan pitched the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in their AL Division Series opener Thursday night. The breakout star of ...

McCullers shines as Astros beat White Sox 6-1 in Game 1

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. was terrific. Yordan Alvarez delivered, and Jose Altuve scored on a nifty slide. The Houston Astros sure love October. McCullers pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning, and the Astros beat Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox 6-1 in Game 1 of ...