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October 28, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) homered and Lance McCullers pitched into the sixth inning as the Houston Astros downed the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the World Series. Gurriel’s solo blast sparked a four-run second that chased Dodgers starter Yu Darvish. McCullers was reached for four hits before Brad Peacock tossed four-hit ball over the final 3 2/3 innings to collect the save.

MEMPHIS (AP) — The 24th-ranked Memphis Tigers have a four-game winning streak and are 7-1 on the season after cruising to a 56-26 win over Tulane. Riley Ferguson passed for 298 yards and three touchdowns to help the Tigers stay atop the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. Darrell Henderson rushed for 112 yards and a TD in the Tigers’ 11th straight win over the Green Wave.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors fell behind by 18 and trailed by 10 heading into the fourth quarter before pulling out a 120-117 victory over the Washington Wizards. The rally began after Warriors forward Draymond Green and Wizards guard Bradley Beal were ejected for fighting shortly before halftime. Kevin Durant had 31 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the Warriors’ third straight win since a 1-2 start.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were crushed in their first loss of the season as Evan Fournier scored 25 points on 10 of 12 shooting to lead Orlando’s 114-87 victory. The Magic led by 27 at halftime and 36 late in the third quarter before ending the Spurs’ four-game winning streak. The Magic also got 17 points from Jonathon Simmons, 16 from Aaron Gordon and 15 from Nikolai Vucevic.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have extended the best start by an expansion team in NHL history, improving to 8-1-0 with a 7-0 trouncing of Colorado. Oscar Dansk earned his first NHL shutout and improved to 3-0 in three games since replacing Malcolm Subban (SOO’-ban) as the Golden Knights’ No. 1 goaltender. David Perron (peh-RAHN’), Cody Eakin, James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault (MAHR’-cheh-soh) each had a goal and an assist for the Knights, who scored four times in the last half of the second period and three more in the third.

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