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October 10, 2018

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TOP STORY

BBA--ALDS-RED SOX-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees’ ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory that set up a postseason rematch with the World Series champion Houston Astros. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

— With:

— BBA--ALDS-Yankees Eliminated. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 800 words, photos.

NFL

FBN--TRANSITIONING FROM THE GAME

Now that Eric Winston is no longer playing pro football, he is preparing for the rest of his life by attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, while also handling a myriad of duties as president of the NFL players’ union. Yes, Winston, 34, has the funds to make an easier transition from the football field to the field of business after a 12-year NFL career. Many of his peers do, too. And many don’t. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— Also:

— CINCINNATI — FBN--Bengals-Geno’s Sacks. By Joe Kay. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— RENTON, Wash. — FBN--Seahawks-London Calling. By Tim Booth. SENT: 600 words, photos.

NBA

BKN--BIG MEN-NOT EXTINCT

OKLAHOMA CITY — Steven Adams is invaluable to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He’s also a reminder: Big men in the NBA are still vital. The imposing 7-foot center from New Zealand is helping change the recent narrative that NBA centers are an endangered species, something that — based on spending and drafting this summer — is evidently not the case. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 850 words, photos.

— Also:

— BKN--NBA Diversity-Coaches. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 900 words, photos.

— BKN--NBA Diversity-Front Offices. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 900 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--NEBRASKA-MARTINEZ

LINCOLN, Neb. — Four starts into his career, Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez already is showing signs of blossoming into the next standout quarterback coached by Scott Frost. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBC--T25-OKLAHOMA-MCNEIL

NORMAN, Okla. — Ruffin McNeill is more than ready to step in as Oklahoma’s interim defensive coordinator. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— Also:

— SOUTH BEND, Ind. — FBC--T25-Pressure On Irish. By John Fineran. SENT 650 words, photos.

— ATLANTA — FBC--T25-Georgia’s Gauntlet. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BASEBALL

BBA--RAYS-CASH

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays, who won more games than any American League team that didn’t make the playoffs, have rewarded manager Kevin Cash with a contract extension that runs through 2024, plus a club option for 2025. By Fred Goodall. SENT: 550 words, photo.

— Also:

— CLEVELAND — BBA--ALDS-Awesome Astros. By Tom Withers. SENT: 850 words, photos.

— ATLANTA — BBN--Dodgers-The Machado Factor. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 750 words, photos.

NHL

HKN--AROUND THE NHL

Doug Wilson didn’t go looking for Joe Thornton insurance last summer. The general manager of the San Jose Sharks already had it. The Sharks didn’t panic when they found out their longtime star had another setback with a series of nagging right knee injuries. They knew what they could count on from captain Joe Pavelski and the rest of the supporting cast. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 900 words, photos.

— Also:

— DALLAS — HKN--Maple Leafs-Stars. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SOCCER

SOC--AUSTRALIA-USAIN BOLT

GOSFORD, Australia — Usain Bolt says his performance in a trial game on Friday could determine his future with the Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League and his quest to play professional soccer. The eight-time Olympic sprinting champion is expected to start for the Mariners against a Macarthur South West United team in western Sydney. United plays in a second-tier competition. SENT: 350 words, photo.

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Wednesday’s Time Schedule

NHL

Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Vegas at Washington, 8 p.m.

Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

NBA Preseason

Brooklyn vs. Toronto at Montreal, QC, 7 p.m.

Memphis at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m.

New Orleans at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio vs. Atlanta at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Portland, 10 p.m.

Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers at Paradise, Nev., 10:30 p.m.

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