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October 16, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino, nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men’s basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. Today’s move officially ends Pitino’s 16-year tenure with the program, a run that included winning the 2013 NCAA championship but was tarnished by several embarrassing off-court incidents.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees will try to bounce back from a 2-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series when they host the Astros tonight in Game 3. CC Sabathia (suh-BATH’-ee-uh) pitches for the Yankees as they try to stop a seven-game ALCS losing streak that dates back to 2010 against Texas. The Astros are going with 14-game winner Charlie Morton, who grew up in Connecticut rooting for the Yankees.

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — A former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox has died in an ATV accident in Tennessee. Daniel Webb was 28. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis says Webb died Saturday night in the accident and Webb’s wife and two other people suffered “significant injuries.” Webb was 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 94 games for the White Sox from 2013-16. The right-hander pitched one inning in 2016, then had Tommy John surgery in June. He was released by the White Sox after the season.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans try to snap a streak of 11 straight losses to Indianapolis when they host the Colts tonight in a matchup of 2-3 AFC South teams. Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck will miss his sixth game this season. Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota is questionable with a sore left hamstring.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James’ playing status for tomorrow’s season opener against Boston remains unclear. James has been slowed by a sprained left ankle for more than two weeks and it’s still not known whether he’ll be on the floor when the Cavaliers take on the Celtics and Kyrie Irving, who asked to be traded by Cleveland this summer. James has never missed an opener in his NBA career, and teammate J.R. Smith doesn’t expect him to miss this one.

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