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Apple Orders ‘Ted Lasso’ Comedy Series Written By and Starring Jason Sudeikis

Since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2013,  Jason Sudeikis has kept pretty busy on the big screen. But now he’s headed back to television with a series regular role in a new comedy set up at Apple TV+. Ted Lasso will star Jason Sudeikis as the title character, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club even though he has no previous experience with the sport at all. However, this isn’t the first time Sudeikis has played the character. But the only way you...
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Astros fan arrested, accused of slapping Yankees fan at ALCS

HOUSTON (AP) — An Astros fan is facing an assault charge after being accused by authorities of slapping a New York Yankees fan after the two got into an argument at Houston’s Minute Maid Park during the second game of the American League Championship Series. James Dinkins was arrested on the misdemeanor charge after police […]
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Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman diplomatic in discussing Kenley Jansen’s future

LOS ANGELES — From 2016 through 2018, Kenley Jansen pitched in 29 of the Dodgers’ 42 postseason games for a total of 39 innings, 14 times in a save situation. This year, he appeared in just two of the Dodgers’ five games against the Washington Nationals in their National League Division Series loss. Neither was in a save situation – he closed out the Dodgers’ 10-4 win in Game 3 and retired two batters after Joe Kelly had given up the decisive grand slam in the 10th inning of Game 5. That usage –...
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Lakers’ Anthony Davis grateful thumb injury isn’t serious

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis hopes to return to the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup for their next preseason game after confirming his thumb injury isn’t serious. Davis went through a full practice with the Lakers on Tuesday. The Lakers’ superstar newcomer jammed his thumb while playing in an exhibition game in China last […]
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Izzo welcomes expectations for 1 of top Michigan State teams

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo’s 25th team at Michigan State might be one of his best. All-America guard Cassius Winston is one of four returning starters from last season’s team that won the Big Ten title and advanced to the Final Four. Izzo has another quartet of players with some experience along with […]
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Despite criticism, LeBron James holds his ground on neutral China stance

EL SEGUNDO — In his 17th year in the NBA, LeBron James is well-versed in speaking out on controversial issues, and he’s used to the criticism he draws from his stances. And yet this week might still be a unique moment in his career: He’s drawing criticism for parsing how others use their own voices. James spoke to the media for the second time in as many days about the Lakers’ trip to China, which was defined by geopolitical tension stemming from a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl ...
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USA Luge opens on-ice training in Lake Placid

Sliding season has started for USA Luge. Tuesday was the opening day of home-ice training for the luge team at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track in Lake Placid, New York. USA Luge had sliders get in some runs earlier this month at Lillehammer, Norway — but now, ice in the Adirondacks is ready. Jonny Gustafson, […]
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Ole Miss hoping two-QB plan keeps defenses off balance

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi believes its two-quarterback attack worked well enough last week that it’s an option against Texas A&M. Redshirt freshman Matt Corral and true freshman John Rhys Plumlee both played quite a bit in a 38-27 loss at Missouri. The Rebels may continue that strategy as they host the Aggies on Saturday. […]
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Schilling won’t run for Arizona congressional seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s decided not to run for Congress. Schilling told a Phoenix sports radio station Tuesday that he decided not to run because of “things that have been said and done” to his wife and children since he announced he was thinking about challenging Democratic Rep. […]
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South Carolina looks for another upset against No. 9 Florida

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — While South Carolina players have enjoyed their big win over Georgia last week, the Gamecocks understand they need to build on success instead of reveling in it. “You go to sleep, you wake up and you realize you’ve got another game to play,” said Javon Kinlaw, who was named Southeastern Conference […]
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Saints defensive back P.J. Williams suspended 2 games

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive back P.J. Williams has been suspended two games for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The league said in a statement Tuesday that Williams is suspended immediately and will be available to return to the Saints after the club’s Week 8 game against Arizona. The statement does […]
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Patriots re-sign TE Ben Watson, release QB Cody Kessler

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have signed tight ends Ben Watson and Eric Tomlinson and released quarterback Cody Kessler. New England announced the moves on Tuesday. Watson rejoins the team less than a week after being released. Tomlinson joins the Patriots after stints with the Eagles, Texans, Jets and Giants. He played three games […]
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Ducks’ Dallas Eakins doesn’t want power play to be bigger issue than it already is

IRVINE >> It’s an issue, to be sure. The Ducks haven’t scored a power-play goal in 14 chances with the man advantage over their first six games of the season, and it was time to address it Tuesday upon the team’s return to their Great Park Ice training facility. So members of their power-play units lined up near the end of their practice and worked on one-timed shots. One after another, they fired quick shots at an empty net in what passed for hockey’s version of baseball’s batting practice. The...
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Lazard ‘fulfills journey’ in standout effort against Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Allen Lazard wasn’t even on the Packers’ initial 53-man roster. The 6-foot-5 receiver was cut before the season, signed to the practice squad, only to end up on the roster in short order. But on Monday night, Green Bay needed Lazard, and the undrafted second-year pro delivered with a career-high […]
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Yedlin, Bradley, Steffen, Long enter US lineup vs Canada

TORONTO (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made four changes for a CONCACAF Nations League match at Canada, inserting goalkeeper Zack Steffen, right back DeAndre Yedlin, central defender Aaron Long and midfielder Michael Bradley. Holdovers for Tuesday night’s game included central defender Tim Ream, left back Daniel Lovitz, midfielders Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic and Cristian […]
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After Russ: It’s a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a […]
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WVU defense leans on youngsters with No. 5 Sooners looming

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s defense has turned to a group of freshmen to shore up a depleted unit during the most difficult part of the schedule. West Virginia used safety Tykee Smith and cornerbacks Nicktroy Fortune and Tae Mayo in a 38-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The youngsters will be counted […]
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Given short week, Broncos practice light for Mahomes, Chiefs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are envisioning ways to stop Patrick Mahomes. The visuals will have to suffice. They’re not simulating the Kansas City Chiefs and their dynamic quarterback at full speed during practice this week with such a short turnaround. They’re basically holding a series of walkthroughs rather than exerting energy ahead […]
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Vanderbilt’s Mason wants losing Commodores to trust training

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason’s solution with Vanderbilt mired in a horrendous start and coming off arguably the worst loss of his six seasons is work harder and stick together. The coach is confident he and his staff can turn things around. Mason, 25-43 in his tenure at Vanderbilt and just 1-5 this season, […]
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No. 19 SMU undefeated with Buechele and others who came home

DALLAS (AP) — Shane Buechele is having the kind of season so many envisioned after the quarterback started all 12 games as a true freshman in the Big 12 Conference three years ago. While still in Texas, Buechele is closer to home with undefeated No. 19 SMU, where he is among 15 players who were […]
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Down 3-0 in NLCS, slumping Cardinals make lineup changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has benched Dexter Fowler and made several other changes to his slumping lineup for Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Washington Nationals. The Cardinals enter Tuesday night’s game having scored a grand total of two runs and managed just 11 hits while falling […]
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Plate umpire Jeff Nelson leaves ALCS Game 3 with concussion

NEW YORK (AP) — Plate umpire Jeff Nelson left Game 3 of the AL Championship Series with a concussion after taking a pair of foul tips off the mask, causing a 16-minute delay at Yankee Stadium. Nelson was struck by a foul off the bat of Houston’s Yuli Gurriel in the third inning on Tuesday […]
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2019-20 NBA Eastern Conference preview capsules

Team-by-team preview capsules for the NBA’s Eastern Conference: ___ ATLANTA HAWKS LAST SEASON: 29-53, missed playoffs. Most Read StoriesSeahawks wave 'bye, bye, bye' to the haters in TD celebration dance — and *NSYNC takes notice  WATCHSeahawks tight end Will Dissly out for season unless 'something miraculous happens'  WATCHBill Gates and Jeff Bezos live there. So […]
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Jimmy’s era: Butler arrives in Miami, and Heat hopes soar

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler wants this made clear: He is not in Miami to be the next Dwyane Wade. He wanted to be in Miami to honor his retired friend’s legacy — and pick up where Wade left off. Wade’s “one last dance” is over, his retirement has come after 16 seasons and now […]
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Spain qualifies for Euro 2020 with stoppage-time goal

MADRID (AP) — With an equalizer in stoppage time, Spain earned the point it needed against Sweden to qualify for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday, while Ireland missed its chance to seal a spot in next year’s tournament by losing to Switzerland. Already qualified Italy routed Liechtenstein 5-0 for a record-equaling ninth straight win. […]
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Young Denver Nuggets set sights much higher this season

DENVER (AP) — The Nuggets didn’t make major upgrades over the summer like so many of their Western Conference opponents, and they’re fine with that — they figure Denver will turn into a desired destination soon enough. The Nuggets return a young corps that won 54 games last season and came within four points of […]
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Rams make trades, sending cornerback Marcus Peters to Baltimore

The Rams announced Tuesday afternoon they have traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens, and acquired offensive lineman Austin Corbett from the Cleveland Browns in a separate trade. The Peters trade, in which the Rams get former UCLA linebacker Kenny Young and a 2020 draft pick, comes a day after their other starting cornerback, Aqib Talib, was lost for at least eight weeks with a rib fracture. The move set off speculation that the Rams are working to acquire a veteran cornerback,...
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Jets sign former Rams DB Blake Countess

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive back Blake Countess and waived cornerback Arthur Maulet. Countess was most recently with Philadelphia, which signed him as a free agent in May but waived him in August. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2016. He was cut before […]
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2019-20 NBA Western Conference preview capsules

Team-by-team preview capsules for the NBA’s Western Conference: ___ DALLAS MAVERICKS LAST SEASON: 33-49, finished tied for 12th in Western Conference. Most Read StoriesSeahawks wave 'bye, bye, bye' to the haters in TD celebration dance — and *NSYNC takes notice  WATCHBill Gates and Jeff Bezos live there. So why is Medina asking its residents to […]
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Sparks star Chelsea Gray speaks to military women at ‘Spark the True You’ event

LOS ANGELES — After a controversial start to the offseason for their organization, L.A. Sparks point guard Chelsea Gray and the team’s head athletic trainer Courtney Watson showed up to Tuesday share a positive message about self-care and maintaining mental and physical health — easy strategies: drink more water and take more steps — at Tuesday’s “Spark the True You” event at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. The event was one of several orchestrated by the WNBA organization this year in conjunction with...
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