Sunday , 21 October 2018

Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy. A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7. Jesus Aguilar sparked Milwaukee’s slumping lineup with three RBIs on a pair of two-out hits, and the Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Friday night …

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Butler leads T-wolves with 33 points in 131-123 win vs. Cavs

Jimmy Butler’s trade request last month instantly turned him from fan favorite to scorned superstar in Minnesota. With some hustle steals and highlight-reel baskets, he quickly had the crowd at the home opener on his side. Butler brushed off some early jeers, scoring 33 points in 36 minutes to lead the Timberwolves past the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-123 on Friday night. …

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President Trump blames Democrats for migrant group heading north

As a caravan of about 3,000 migrants from Central America heads toward the U.S. border, President Donald Trump blamed the Democrats on Friday for the surge in illegal border crossings at a rally in Mesa, Arizona. “Democrats believe that illegal border crossers should be set free,” Trump said, though he did not identify any Democrats who have said this by …

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Dodgers' Machado whiffs on chance to silence Game 6 boos

Manny Machado egged on the booing crowd as he retreated down the dugout steps following a first-inning strikeout, raising two arms in front of him in the air. The jeers kept coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers star. So did the outs. Machado went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 7-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday …

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North Dakota Native Americans fight to protect their right to vote after court ruling

Courtney Yellow Fat, a tribal council member for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has lived on a reservation for most of his life — a community which historically hasn’t used street names or addresses and instead relies on post office boxes. So, a few years back when he made the 90-minute trek to the state capital of Bismarck to the …

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Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points, Raptors beat Celtics 113-101

Kawhi Leonard isn’t quite back up to speed after missing most of last season. That’s just fine with the Toronto Raptors. They are plenty happy with the way Leonard is playing right now. Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup …

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Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker’s announcement, made at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage shortly before he was to participate in a debate, was met with gasps and cries of “No!” from …

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Huberdeau, Panthers beat Capitals for first win of season

A dominant first period and a three-goal lead had the Florida Panthers feeling a little too good about cruising toward their first victory of the season. “You feel comfortable, but I think we can’t feel too comfortable,” forward Jonathan Huberdeau said. The Panthers blew that lead and allowed the tying goal with 85 seconds left in regulation before Huberdeau scored …

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Jimmy Butler booed by Target Center crowd at Wolves' opener

It was a generally unpleasant mood at Target Center as the crowd also heavily booed coach and team president Tom Thibodeau during introductions and visiting Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who requested a trade away from Minnesota four years ago. Butler, who demanded a trade from the Wolves last month, also declined to acknowledge or shake hands with team owner …

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