(Jared Wickerham — The Associated Press)
Blount, Patriots pull away from Steelers 27-16

10/24/2016 05:31 AM EDT
PITTSBURGH — Their momentum gone and the Pittsburgh Steelers surging behind backup quarterback Landry Jones, the New England Patriots needed something to get them going. 
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(Charles Krupa — The Associated Press)
No big hits left for Big Papi as Red Sox swept from playoffs

BOSTON — David Ortiz didn't want it to end. With his team trailing the Cleveland Indians by two runs in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, Boston's biggest star trotted to first base after an eighth-inning walk Monday night and turned toward the Red Sox fans who had cheered him through so many memorable moments for 14 seasons. Full Story
(Charles Krupa — The Associated Press)
Horford's addition gives Celtics high hopes for new year

BOSTON — From afar, Al Horford has always had respect for the history of the Boston Celtics. Full Story
(John Woods — The Canadian Press via AP)
David Pastrnak scores 4th of season, Boston beats Jets 4-1

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — Boston's David Pastrnak is ready to go home after taking two of three games on a season-opening road trip. Full Story
(Keith Srakocic — The Associated Press file)
Blount to face Pittsburgh, Bell for 1st time since ugly exit

PITTSBURGH >> The phone calls and texts between LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell haven't stopped. Full Story
(Nam Y. Huh — The Associated Press)
Dodgers and Kershaw dismissed short of World Series again

10/24/2016 05:33 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES — A rested Clayton Kershaw couldn't save the Los Angeles Dodgers' season one more time, leaving them a long winter to think about falling short of the World Series again. 
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Cubs pondering World Series return for slugger Schwarber
10/24/2016 05:34 AM EDT - CHICAGO — Kyle Schwarber smiled and held his arms in the air, his teammates spraying him with champagne. Full Story

AP Top 25: Ohio State slips, Penn State gets in
10/24/2016 05:34 AM EDT - Alabama is No. 1 again, receiving all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel on Sunday. Full Story

Logano wins Talladega to advance in NASCAR's playoffs
10/24/2016 05:34 AM EDT - TALLADEGA, ALA. — Two favorites were cut from NASCAR's championship field at Talladega Superspeedway, where Joey Logano earned a critical victory for Team Penske and Denny Hamlin used a tiebreaker to get the final spot in the next round of the playoffs. Full Story

College football capsules: Jackson, Louisville defeat NC State
10/22/2016 07:47 PM EDT - LOUISVILLE, KY. >> Lamar Jackson broke Louisville's single-season record with a hand in four first-half touchdowns, and the seventh-ranked Cardinals had three interceptions to burst past North Carolina State 54-13 on Saturday. Full Story

Short story: Indians' Lindor set to smile, sparkle in Series
10/22/2016 05:19 PM EDT - CLEVELAND >> Born in November, Francisco Lindor is an October baby this year. Full Story

Bentley Time: South Carolina freshman QB leads 34-28 victory
10/22/2016 05:09 PM EDT - COLUMBIA, S.C. >> South Carolina's offense finally opened things up this season. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.