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Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is running a more family-friendly training camp. In the latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now,” he speaks with AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds about juggling work with fatherhood. Also, AP Baseball Writer Ben Walker breaks down the playoffs.
CHICAGO — Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in an epic NL wild-card game. After playing its third big game over three days in three different cities, Colorado now heads to Milwaukee to open a best-of-five Division Series against the NL Central champion Brewers on Thursday at Miller Park. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 927 words, photos.
— BBN--CUBS ELIMINATED — By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 787 words, photos.
NEW YORK — New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell was fined $13,369 by the NFL on Tuesday for his crude touchdown celebration in Cleveland. Crowell wasn’t the only player to get a big fine dumped on him. Atlanta’s Brian Poole was docked $20,054 for a horse-collar tackle and $20,054 for roughing the passer for a total of $40,108; and Minnesota’s Anthony Barr was fined $10,026 for a facemask call and $20,054 for a horse-collar tackle for a total of $30,080. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 471 words, photos.
— FBN--DOLPHINS-PHILLIPS — By Steven Wine. SENT: 306 words, photos.
— FBN--SEAHAWKS-KENDRICKS — By Tim Booth. SENT: 364 words, photos.
BKN--NBA PRESEASON RDP
Carmelo Anthony fit right in and James Harden and Chris Paul picked up right where they left off as the Houston Rockets’ offense looks like it will keep on rolling. Elsewhere, LeBron James remained winless with the Lakers and Cleveland won its first game since he left in a five-game night in the NBA. SENT: 972 words, photos.
— BKN--WARRIORS-PRACTICE ROUTINE — By Janie McCauley. SENT: 645 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Liam Hendriks, a reliever with no wins in the regular season and one cut from the 40-man roster in June before spending two months toiling in the minor leagues, is going to start for the Oakland . New York’s Aaron Boone made a more conventional choice for his first postseason game as a manager, picking Luis Severino over J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 902 words, photos.
— BBA--YANKEES-SEVERINO — By Ronald Blum. SENT: 638 words, photos.
— BBO--VANISHING OFFENSE — By Ronald Blum. SENT: 520 words, photos.
— BBA--RANGERS-MANAGER SEARCH — By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 614 words, photos.
— BBN--NLDS-DODGERS-ROTATION. SENT: 149 words.
— BBN--MANFRED-RUSSELL — By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 333 words, photos.
— BBN--NLDS-BRAVES-DODGERS MATCHUP CAPSULE — SENT: 1,400 words.
NEW YORK — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors’ executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle’s expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league’s 32nd franchise in December. The recommendation came a few hours after key stakeholders presented their case to the committee and hit it off enough that Seattle could be awarded a team two months from now. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 786 words, photos.
— HKN--CAPITALS-RAISING THE BANNER — By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 613 words, photos.
FBC--T25-OKLAHOMA-MURRAY HEISMAN HYPE
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray can’t ignore the Heisman chatter. So far, he has better numbers than Baker Mayfield produced during the first five games of his Heisman-winning season last year. Murray embraces the pressure. He knows his best chance to get to New York for the ceremony is to win big games like when he leads the seventh-ranked Sooners against No. 19 Texas. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
— FBC--T25-VIRGINIA TECH-BOUNCING BACK — By Hank Kurz Jr. SENT: 422 words.
— FBC--T25-SPARTANS-STOPPING THE RUN — By Noah Trister. SENT: 610 words, photos.
— BKC--COLLEGE CORRUPTION — By Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister. SENT: 764 words.
— TEN--CHINA OPEN — SENT: 203 words.
— TEN--HOPMAN CUP — SENT: 184 words.
— GLF--INTERNATIONAL CROWN — By John Duerden. SENT: 597 words.
Wednesday’s Time Schedule
AL Wild Card: Oakland at New York, 8:08 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
New York at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
New Zealand Breakers at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.