National Sports

Miller stumbles, Indians fall into 2-0 ALDS hole vs Astros

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Two Octobers after sparking a reliever revolution, Andrew Miller came up empty. Miller failed to get an out in relief of starter Carlos Carrasco, allowing a go-ahead double to Marwin Gonzalez as the Cleveland Indians lost to Houston 3-1 ...

Milton, No. 12 UCF beats SMU 48-20 for 18th straight win

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Unbeaten and barely tested. No. 12 UCF won again by double digits Saturday night, continuing to build a resume the Knights hope will be worthy of consideration for a College Football Playoff berth in December. McKenzie Milton threw for ...

No. 3 Ohio State pulls away to beat pesky Indiana 49-26

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week after a gritty win at Penn State, No. 3 Ohio State had to work hard again, this time to put away pesky, unranked Indiana late in the game. In doing so, Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for a career-best 455 yards and six touchdowns — ...

LEADING OFF: Springer HR streak, Price not right vs Yankees

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: SPRINGTIME Astros leadoff man George Springer has a chance to tie the postseason record for most consecutive games with a home run. Springer connected for the fifth game in a row Friday as Houston beat Cleveland 7-2 ...

CarGo gone? Rockies, Gonzalez look to avoid NLDS elimination

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — The thin mountain air in Denver might do wonders for the slumping Colorado Rockies. They're going home again, down 2-0 in the NL Division Series to the Milwaukee Brewers. Game 3 in the best-of-five series is Sunday at Coors Field. "I ...

Kershaw allows 2 hits, Dodgers blank Braves 3-0 for 2-0 lead

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Sandy Koufax sitting in the front row, Clayton Kershaw pitched the best postseason game of his career, motivated partly by being passed over as the Dodgers' Game 1 starter. He responded with a postseason career-high eight innings of ...

Kevin Durant feels the love in NBA’s return to Seattle

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court, visible through the tunnel. He was back where his NBA career began more than a decade ago. "When I woke up ...

Sale strong, ‘pen shaky as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-4 in ALDS

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale left the mound to a standing ovation and then waited along with anxious Red Sox fans while the Boston bullpen frittered away most of a five-run lead. Bases loaded in the sixth inning. Two runs. Bases loaded, nobody out in the ...

Love tosses 4 TD passes; Utah State beats BYU again, 45-20

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love threw for a career-high four touchdowns and ran for another and Utah State beat BYU 45-20 Friday night, the Aggies' first back-to-back wins in the 88-game series since 1973-74. The Aggies, who opened their season with a 38-31 loss at then-No. 11 Michigan State, ...

Marshall, Georgia Tech run all over Louisville 66-31

By STEVE BITTENBENDER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Earlier this season, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson decided to make a change. After Johnson's Yellow Jackets walked out of Louisville with a 66-31 victory Friday night, it might be time for the Cardinals to make some changes, ...