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Boston Red Sox Win 8-4 Over Dodgers In Game One Of World Series

The Boston Red Sox beat the L.A. Dodgers, 8-4, in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series. Red Sox pinch hitter Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer, and Andrew Benintendi collected four hits to take their team to the win on Tuesday at home in Fenway Park.  This is the first World Series meeting between the two franchises in 112 years. The Dodgers and Red Sox will be back at Fenway Park tonight for Game Two of the best-of-seven series. ...Read more

Dalls Cowboys Acquire Star Wide Receiver Amari Cooper For 1st-Round Draft Pick

The Dallas Cowboys have acquired wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders for a first-round pick in the 2019 draft. Cooper is a fourth-year pro out of Alabama, and the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft.  During his three full seasons with the Raiders, Cooper made the Pro Bowl twice, in 2015 and 2016, before taking a small step back during 2017. Cooper is set to play 2019 under a fifth-year option worth roughly $13.9 million. Currently, Cooper is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after suffering the injury Oct. 14 in Oakland’s loss to Seattle in London. ...Read more

Denver Nuggets Forward Will Barton Out Indefinitely With Hip And Core Strain

Denver Nuggets announced on Monday that forward Will Barton has been diagnosed with a right hip and core strain suffered in Saturday’s win over the Suns. As of press time, a timetable for his return was unknown at this time. Barton sustained the injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s game and had to be taken off the court. He underwent tests Sunday and further evaluation confirmed the severity of the injury.  Barton is signed a four-year deal to remain in Denver this offseason. He has averaged 13-plus points per game in each of his last four seasons and is averaging 16.5 points so far this season.  ...Read more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander Out For Season With Torn ACL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting linebacker Kwon Alexander’s knee injury will take him out for the rest of the season. An MRI on Monday confirmed that Alexander has indeed torn his ACL. Alexander suffered the injury just before halftime during Sunday’s overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns. Alexander is a former fourth-round pick by the Buccaneers in 2015. He’s started all 46 games he’s appeared in over his first four years in the league, making 380 tackles with six interceptions and seven sacks. The Bucs have also lost rookie linebacker Jack Cichy to a torn ACL. It’s the second time he’s torn an ACL after he suffered the injury in his other knee just last year. The Buccaneers are now down to Lavonte David, Devante Bond, Adarius Taylor, and Cameron Lynch as their linebackers currently on the active roster. ...Read more

Los Angeles Angels Name Brad Ausmus As Their New Manager

Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced on Sunday the hiring of Brad Ausmus as the Angels’ new manager. Ausmus served as his special assistant last season and replaces Mike Scioscia, who left the club earlier this month after 19 seasons in charge. Scioscia is the winningest manager in franchise history. Ausmus is a former big league catcher who spent four seasons as the Detroit Tigers’ manager from 2014-17. The Tigers won the AL Central in his first season but went just 314-332 throughout his years as manager. ...Read more

Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker Vontaze Burfict Fined $112K For Illegal Hits Against Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was not suspended for two unnecessary roughness calls last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he was just fined $112,000 by the NFL on Saturday. Burfict committed the personal fouls on hits against receiver Antonio Brown, and running back James Conner. Burfict, in his seventh season, is the most fined player in the NFL paying $415,637. He has now been fined 11 times. He has also been suspended six games, including a three-game ban after an illegal hit on Brown in a 2016 playoff game. ...Read more

Boston Red Sox Defeat Houston Astros To Win ALCS And Advance To World Series

Boston pitcher David Price shut out the Houston Astros for six innings Thursday night, taking the Red Sox to a 4-1 victory and clinching the pennant in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.  33-year-old Price pitched on three days’ rest, and struck out nine, walked none and allowed three hits, with 65 of his 93 pitches going for strikes.  J.D. Martinez homered in the third inning off Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, pushing the Red Sox ahead, 1-0, and then third baseman Rafael Devers delivered a three-run HR to put Boston ahead 4-0.  Astros Marwin González hit a solo home run off Matt Barnes, who relieved Price in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough to come back against Boston. ...Read more

NBA G League To Offer $125K Contracts To Elite Prospects

The NBA “G League” is planning to offer an option to players who are not yet eligible for the NBA draft a chance to turn pro out of high school, in order to avoid the college “one-and-done” route. Players will be eligible to sign a “select contract” if they turn 18 by Sept. 15 prior to the season that they would spend in the G League. The league said on Thursday, that it is establishing a working group to identify players who could be offered the contract. The $125,000 contracts will be made available to elite prospects. Players are not eligible to enter the NBA draft until one year after high school. The G League contracts will start being available for the 2019-20 season. ...Read more

Dodgers Best Brewers With 5-2 Win In Game 5 Of NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one win away from the World Series, having taken Game 5 from the Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-2 win. Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw bounced back from a rough Game 1 outing to allow only one run allowed in seven innings. Yasiel Puig went 2-for-2 off the bench, including a clutch RBI single in the sixth inning, to help Los Angeles build a 3-2 lead in the Series The series now returns to Milwaukee for Game 6 on Friday. Wade Miley will likely start for the Brewers, while Hyun-Jin Ryu will be starting for the Dodgers. ...Read more

Canelo Alvarez Signs Record-Setting Contract With DAZN

Boxer Canelo Alvarez has signed a five-year, 11-fight contract worth a minimum of $365 million with new sports streaming service DAZN. The deal was finalized early Wednesday morning, making Alvarez the richest athlete contract in sports history. Alvarez, who’s part of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, is the unified middleweight world champio, and has a 50-1-2 record — his only loss coming against undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013. Alvarez also defeated Gennady Golovkin last month in a battle featuring two of boxing’s biggest superstars. With HBO recently announcing its plan to no longer provide boxing coverage by the end of 2018, DAZN hopes to step up. Alvarez will next fight Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York. ...Read more