Ferrari offers another reminder of what might have been

ESPN rounds up the main talking points from qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton narrowly edged out the two Ferraris to secure yet another pole position at the Circuit of the Americas. Shock: The last few races have seen Mercedes dominate in terms of performance, but Ferrari was much closer throughout Saturday and appeared ready to snatch the quickest time away from Mercedes. In the end, Lewis Hamilton managed to edge it by just 0.061s, but Ferrari will fancy its chances of taking the fight to…

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Todd Gurley cheering for the Dodgers but won’t let them be L.A.’s only title contender – Los Angeles Rams Blog

10:27 AM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Dodgers will play an NLCS Game 7 Saturday and try to make another trip to the World Series. If Todd Gurley II has his way, the Los Angeles Rams won’t be far behind with their own deep postseason run. “When you see stuff like [the Dodgers’ success], it’s more just like inspiration, and you want…

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Boston’s Chris Sale, straight-faced, says he got an infection from a belly-button ring

It apparently wasn’t the flu or some bad sushi that sent Chris Sale to the hospital during the AL Championship Series against the Astros. No, the reason was far different than most would have expected: an infection due to a belly-button ring. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that Chris Sale, who has been sidelined with a stomach ailment, will start Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, and David Price will ‘probably’ start Game 2. From MVP Jackie Bradley Jr.’s two-out thunder to Alex Cora’s best birthday gift,…

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Grizzlies’ Green has broken jaw, out 4-6 weeks

6:39 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green will likely be lost for four to six weeks after surgery to repair a fractured jaw, league sources told ESPN. Green isn’t expected to be cleared for contact activities for a month, league sources said. Green was elbowed in the Grizzlies’ opener on Friday night, and he went down with a serious injury in the team’s home opener for the second straight year. The loss of Green clears the way for Memphis to move rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. into…

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Alex Cora of Boston Red Sox doesn’t rule out Mookie Betts at second base in World Series

Although it appears unlikely, right fielder Mookie Betts could shift to second base when the World Series moves to a National League ballpark next week. Speaking to reporters Saturday, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora didn’t rule out the possibility when the Red Sox travel to either Milwaukee or Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4 and won’t be able to use a designated hitter. David Price overcame his postseason struggles with six shutout innings as Boston won the ALCS by eliminating the defending champs. Red Sox manager Alex Cora…

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Vontaze Burfict of Cincinnati Bengals fined $112,000 for hits in Pittsburgh Steelers game

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 for multiple plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in Cincinnati’s Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Player Fines* Vontaze Burfict $415K Dashon Goldson $253K Ndamukong Suh $248K Marshawn Lynch $248K Josh Norman $188K Odell Beckham Jr. $169K * Since 2012 season The plays that drew the fines included ones involving wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner during the third quarter. Brown caught a pass over the middle and was tackled by two Bengals defenders when Burfict flew in with his…

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64-year-old Jay Haas leads Champions playoff opener

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jay Haas shot a 7-under 65 – missing his age by a stroke – to take a two-shot lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Trying to become the oldest winner in tour history, the 64-year-old Haas birdied the par-5 16th and 18th holes to get to 11-under 133 on The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course. ”I’ve been out here too long to know that I can learn to expect anything,” Haas said. ”While I’m hopeful every day and…

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Rob Gronkowski doesn’t travel to Chicago, unlikely for Patriots

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not make the trip to Chicago because of ankle and back injuries and is not expected to play Sunday against the Bears, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Patriots are playing it safe by resting Gronkowski on Sunday, but he is expected back next week at Buffalo for the Monday night game, the source said. Gronkowski was limited in practice all week with ankle and back issues. He had been one of 10 Patriots players listed as questionable for Sunday’s game,…

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Flyers, Led by a Resurgent Jake Voracek, Defeat the Devils

PHILADELPHIA — Jake Voracek thought he was not very good for most of the first two periods on Saturday. The Flyers were plenty happy with his performance. “You guys have to watch the game a little bit more, you know what I mean,” Voracek said. “It’s not only about points.” Voracek scored the go-ahead goal and added two assists, and Philadelphia finally played some solid defense in a 5-2 win over the Devils. Voracek, who was demoted from the Flyers’ top line, took a loose puck at center ice and…

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New Orleans Saints OL Jermon Bushrod mourns death of newborn daughter

New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod‘s newborn daughter has died, he wrote in a Twitter post Saturday. Jordyn Lynn Bushrod was one week old, Bushrod said, when she died this past Thursday. “My heart has been broken,” he wrote on Twitter. “We will get through this with faith, family and friends.” My heart has been broken. My baby girl Jordyn Lynn Bushrod passed away Thursday October 18th. She was only here for a week but we were ready to love her unconditionally. We will get through this with faith,…

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