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Game 4 in progress
ATLANTA (AP) – Game 4 of the World Series has started as the Atlanta Braves try to take a three-game-one lead over the Houston Astros. But the Astros had a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth.
Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) scored the game’s first point in the first set and added a solo shot in the fourth. It was his 23rd career homerun in the playoffs, placing him alone in second on the all-time list.
Braves rookie Dylan Lee started the game and only lasted a third of an inning, allowing up one run and three base runners. Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) fared better, scattering four hits over four clean innings.
Astros backup wide receiver Jason Castro was taken off the pre-game roster due to Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 protocols. He was replaced by Garrett Stubbs.
Spartans mobilize to knock out wolverines
NO DATE (AP) – The state of Michigan and Michigan have put together one of the most entertaining games in their century-old rivalry.
The eighth-seeded Spartans trailed 30-14 before scoring 23 of the last 26 points in a 37-33 comeback against the No.6 Wolverines. Kenneth Walker’s fifth touchdown of the afternoon was a 23-yard rush that gave the Spartans a 37-33 lead with 5:08 to go. Walker had three touchdowns in the last 22 minutes and finished with 197 rushing yards.
Michigan State cornerback Charles Brantley sealed the victory with a floating pass from Cade McNamara.
McNamara threw for 383 yards and two touchdowns, but his interception was costly, as did quarterback JJ McCarthy’s lost fumble in the fourth quarter.
Michigan State is undefeated at 8-0. Michigan is 7-1.
In the other top 25 action on Saturday:
– The top-ranked Georgia scored three touchdowns on turnovers in a 12-game streak that turned âThe World’s Greatest Outdoor Cocktailâ into an unbalanced 34-7 victory over Florida. Zamir White ran for 105 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries as the Bulldogs 8-0 extended their winning streak to 12 games since last season. The Gators were facing their first shutout in 418 games since 1988 until Emory Jones ran for a touchdown with 2:49 left.
– Desmond Ridder connected twice with tight end Josh Whyle for touchdowns as second-seed Cincinnati knocked down Tulane, 31-12. Jerome Ford ran for 65 yards and scored his 14th touchdown of the season to help the Bearcats go 8-0. Running back Tyjae Spears ran for 106 yards on 19 carries, evidenced by his 47-yard touchdown in the first half.
–Caleb Williams threw for 402 yards and six touchdowns for the Oklahoma No. 4 in a 52-21 strike against Texas Tech. Marvin Mims caught four passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns, and Mario Williams had five receptions for 100 yards and one score. The Sooners 9-0 extended the country’s longest current winning streak to 17 games.
– The Oregon No.7 amassed a season-high 568 yards in a 52-29 rout from Colorado. Anthony Brown Jr. led the assault throwing for 307 yards and three scores. Travis Dye ran for two touchdowns and caught another as the Ducks 7-1 led their home winning streak to 17 games.
– Graham Mertz scored on two quarterback attempts and threw a touchdown pass to help Wisconsin defeat the No.9 Iowa, 27-7. The 5-3 Badgers forced three turnovers, produced six sacks and limited the Hawkeyes to 24 rushing yards on 30 carries. Iowa has been outscored 51-14 in its last two games after coming second in the nation just a few weeks ago.
–Sam Hartman continued his recent tear by scoring five touchdowns to help No.13 Wake Forest beat Duke 45-7 on Saturday, giving the Demon Deacons 8-0 their best start in program history. Hartman threw for 402 yards and three touchdowns, including a 38-yard one to Jaquarii Roberson on first possession.
– Baylor tight end Ben Sims scored a one-yard TD in the fourth quarter before Abram Smith escaped for a 32-yard run into the end zone in a 31-24 win against Texas, 16th. The Bears became the third straight team to overcome a double-digit deficit to beat Texas.
–Miami rookie Tyler Van Dyke beat Heisman Trophy contender Kenny Pickett throwing 428 yards and three touchdowns as the Hurricanes beat No.17 Pickett and Pittsburgh, 38-34. Van Dyke completed 31 of 41 assists for all three scores and one interception as the Hurricanes defeated a ranked opponent for a second straight week.
–Jarret Doege threw three touchdown passes and Leddie Brown scored two goals in West Virginia’s 38-31 loss to Iowa State’s No.22.
Wizards win in 2OT
WITHOUT DATE (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers have eliminated the team that eliminated in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals last season.
Tobias Harris had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Sixers blew up the Hawks, 122-94. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL ‘ehm-BEED’) added 19 points for the 76ers, who had a 60-36 advantage in the paint while edging Atlanta by a 34-14 margin on counterattack points.
Check out the NBA action on Saturday:
–RJ Barrett scored six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Knicks’ 123-117 victory to New Orleans. Evan Fournier hit five deep and scored 19, and Kemba Walker made four 3s and also scored 19 for New York.
–Washington is 5-1 after Bradley Beal scored 36 points and two Wizards made double doubles in a 115-112 win over the Celtics in double overtime. Kyle Kuzma added a career-high 17 points and 17 rebounds, while Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell added 20 points and 14 rebounds before committing a foul in the second OT.
– Scottie Barnes scored 21 points and picked up 12 rebounds to help the Raptors beat the Pacers, 97-94. Fred VanFleet finished with 16 points in Toronto’s third straight win, which includes two wins over Indiana.
– First overall pick, Cade Cunningham had two points and seven rebounds on his NBA debut, helping the Pistons to a 110-103 victory over the Magic. Jeremi Grant scored 22 points and Kelly Olynyk had 18 for Detroit.
Durant fined for lifting ball
NO DATE (AP) – Nets forward Kevin Durant was fined $ 25,000 from the NBA for throwing the ball forcefully into the stands.
Durant was fouled with 4:40 to play in the third quarter of Brooklyn’s 105-98 home win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday. He then grabbed the ball and threw it way past the basket into the crowd.
Durant was called up for a technical foul, but team manager Sean Wright said after the game he should have been sent off.
Also around the NBA:
– The Bucks will travel to the White House on November 8 to celebrate their NBA Championship, the franchise’s first title in 50 years. The Bucks won the title by defeating the Phoenix Suns in six games in the NBA Finals. They will play the Wizards in Washington on November 7 and attend the White House ceremony the next day.
The B agreement First defeat of the cats
WITHOUT DATE (AP) – The Florida Panthers are on the verge of tying the NHL record for longest winning streak at the start of the season.
The Panthers had won eight straight games before Charlie Coyle scored the only shootout goal in the Bruins’ 3-2 decision over Florida. Coyle also scored a goal in the third period that forced overtime. Linus Ullmark (LEE’-nuhs OOL’-mahrk) stopped 33 shots for Boston.
Elsewhere on the NHL ice:
–Jesper Bratt scored on a penalty shot in the third period to spoil Sidney Crosby’s start to the season and help the Devils pass the Penguins, 4-2. Andreas Johnsson has scored twice for New Jersey, including an empty net goal with 1:43 remaining.
– Shootout goals from Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi gave the Predators a 3-2 win over the Islanders. Tanner Jeannot (jah-NOH ‘) tied for two goals, responding to goals from Anthony Beauvillier (boh-VIH’-lee-ay) and Oliver Wahlstrom.
–John Tavares scored one goal and had two assists to send the Maple Leafs past the Red Wings, 5-4. Jake Muzzin (MUH’-zihn) and Alexander Kerfoot each scored a goal and got an assist to support Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk), who turned back 26 shots in his first win for Toronto.
– The Kings ended a six-game slippage as Alex Iafallo (eye-ah-FAH’-loh) scored two goals and an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Canadiens. Arthur Kaliyev and Rasmus Kupari each scored on the power play to help Los Angeles win for the first time since their season opener.
COVID-19 problem in sharks
WITHOUT DATE (AP) – Seven Sharks players and coach Bob Boughner (BOOG’-nur) were placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol ahead of Saturday’s game against Winnipeg.
Forwards Andrew Cogliano, Jonathan Dahlen and Matt Nieto were on the list, as were defenders Erik Karlsson, Jake Middleton, Radim Simek and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
The team have not confirmed that any of the players or Boughner have tested positive.
Pendrith digs its lead
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) – Taylor Pendrith will have a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of the PGA Bermuda Championship.
Pendrith had four birdies in a row at the turn at Port Royal, then picked up two more birdies late in his round on Saturday for an Under-65. He is aiming for his first PGA Tour title just four starts in his rookie season, and two weeks after his marriage.
Danny Lee hit a tough 6-foot putt on the 18th, finishing a 65 and that puts him alone in second.