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NEW YORK — With Houston leading the AL Championship Series 2-0, Cristian Javier starts for the Astros and Gerrit Cole for the New York Yankees. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 5:07 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Schwarber and the Philadelphia Phillies try for a commanding 3-1 lead when they host Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:45 p.m.


With two games matching ranked teams, the Big 12 can go one of two ways: Clear favorites emerge from No. 17 Kansas State at No. 8 TCU and No. 20 Texas at No. 11 Oklahoma State or the race becomes muddled headed toward the final month of the regular season. Plus, showdowns in the Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 9 p.m.



CLEMSON, S.C. — No. 5 Clemson hosts No. 14 Syracuse in a matchup of undefeated ACC teams that few saw coming at the start of the season. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at noon.


FORT WORTH, Texas — Eighth-ranked TCU, which has won three consecutive games over Top 25 teams, hosts No. 17 Kansas State. The winner takes over sole possession of first place in the Big 12 standings. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.


STILLWATER, Okla. — No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 20 Texas face off in a key Big 12 matchup. Both have a Big 12 loss and are trying to remain in the hunt for a spot in the conference title game. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m.


HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Bubba Wallace is missing Sunday’s NASCAR race, and that’s evidently not his only sanction after losing his cool in Las Vegas last weekend. Denny Hamlin — who, along with Michael Jordan, co-owns the 23XI racing team that Wallace drives for — says the team has dealt with matters in a way that goes “above and beyond” the penalties handed down by NASCAR. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 900 words, photos. With CAR–NASCAR-Homestead-Logano (Sent), CAR–NASCAR-Homestead-Xfinity (Upcoming) and CAR–NASCAR-Homestead-Trucks (Upcoming).


RIDGELAND, S.C. — Jon Rahm and Kurt Kitayama were tied for the lead going into the third round of the CJ Cup in South Carolina. Rory McIlroy, who can go to No. 1 with a win, was two shots back. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.


AUSTIN, Texas — Season champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull will try to earn pole position for the Formula One United States Grand Prix. Verstappen is trying to tie the F1 record of 13 wins in a season and the last nine races at the Circuit of the Americas have been won from the front row. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m. With CAR–F1-American Driver (Sent).


AUCKLAND, New Zealand — The defending champion United States will face Netherlands in the group stage of next year’s women’s soccer World Cup, setting up an early rematch of the 2019 World Cup final. SENT: 800 words, photos.


Saturday’s Time Schedule


Houston at New York, 5:07 p.m.

San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:45 p.m.


Top 25

No. 2 Ohio St. vs. Iowa, Noon

No. 3 Tennessee vs. UT-Martin, Noon

No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 14 Syracuse, Noon

No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 24 Mississippi St., 7 p.m.

No. 7 Mississippi at LSU, 3:30 p.m.

No. 8 TCU vs. No. 17 Kansas St., 8 p.m.

No. 9 UCLA at No. 10 Oregon, 3:30 p.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma St. vs. No. 20 Texas, 3:30 p.m.

No. 13 Wake Forest vs. Boston College, 3:30 p.m.

No. 16 Penn St. vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

No. 21 Cincinnati at SMU, Noon

No. 25 Tulane vs. Memphis, 3:30 p.m.


San Antonio at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

Boston at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Houston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Toronto at Miami, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Denver, 9 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.


Minnesota at Boston, 1 p.m.

San Jose at New Jersey, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Ottawa, 4 p.m.

St. Louis at Edmonton, 4 p.m.

Dallas at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles at Washington, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Buffalo at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Carolina at Calgary, 10 p.m.

Colorado at Vegas, 10 p.m.

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