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Astros extend their home win streak...Bills trade Dareus to Jaguars

October 28, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros remain unbeaten at home in the month of October. Houston beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 last night to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series. The Astros will be in Minute Maid Park again tonight for Game 4, when Charlie Morton starts for Houston and Alex Wood pitches for the Dodgers.

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) says he didn’t intend to offend anyone when he made a racist gesture toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish following his homer against him last night. While sitting in the dugout, Gurriel put his fingers to the side of his eyes and said “chinito” — a Spanish term that translates literally to “little Chinese.” Darvish was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Iranian father. He says Gurriel was showing “disrespect.”

UNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded for Buffalo Bills nose tackle Marcell Dareus. The Jaguars sent a sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft to the Bills in exchange for the 330-pound run-stopper. Jacksonville ranks sixth in total defense and second in passing defense, but 31st against the run.

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says billionaire Joseph Tsai has agreed to purchase a 49 percent stake of the Brooklyn Nets from Mikhail Prokhorov, with the option to become controlling owner in four years. The person tells The Associated Press that the franchise is being valued at $2.3 billion under terms of the agreement. Tsai is the co-founder and executive vice president of the Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce company.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Golden Knights have extended the best start by an NHL expansion team. They improved to 8-1-0 last night with a 7-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. They’ve also won five straight, matching the longest winning streak by a team in its inaugural season, joining the New York Rangers of 1926-27 and the Edmonton Oilers of 1979-80, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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