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Oct 23

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Justin Timberlake will be headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl LII halftime show next year, it was announced Sunday. The singer, 36, tweeted the news along with a video featuring Jimmy Fallon. “I DO have the time. Half the time…#PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight,” Timberlake wrote. I DO have the …

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Oct 23

Scoreboard roundup — 10/21/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 128, Philadelphia 94Orlando 114, Cleveland 93San Antonio 87, Chicago 77Miami 112, Indiana 108Detroit 111, N.Y. Knicks 107Houston 107, Dallas 91Memphis 111, Golden State 101Milwaukee 113, Portland 110Denver 96, Sacramento 79Utah 96, Oklahoma City 87L.A. Clippers 130, …

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Oct 22

Astros defeat Yankees, advance to World Series

Elsa/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Houston Astros have advanced to the World Series for the second time in franchise history. The Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night. The last World Series appearance for the Astros was in 2005 when …

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Oct 22

Singer Justine Skye takes a knee while performing national anthem at Brooklyn Nets home opener

Instagram/JustineSkye(NEW YORK) — The Brooklyn Nets invited singer Justine Skye, a native of the New York City borough, to sing the national anthem at Friday night’s home opener at Barclays Center — and to the surprise of spectators and Nets management, she took a knee at the end of her performance. Skye, 22, appears to …

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Oct 22

Scoreboard roundup — 10/20/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 7, N.Y. Yankees 1 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 115, Detroit 111Boston 102, Philadelphia 92Cleveland 116, Milwaukee 97Charlotte 109, Atlanta 91Portland 114, Indiana 96Brooklyn 126, Orlando 121Minnesota 100, Utah 97Sacramento 93, Dallas 88Golden State 128, New Orleans 120L.A. Lakers 132, Phoenix 130 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEVancouver …

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Oct 21

2-year-old steals the show at Louisiana high school homecoming game

Micah Malone(SOUTHWOOD, La.) — One toddler has become the star of a Louisiana high school’s halftime show thanks to her dance moves. Ollie Malone, 2, was captured on video dancing with Southwood High School’s flag line and dance team in Shreveport during homecoming on Sept. 30. The girl’s mom, Micah Malone, is the coach for …

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Oct 21

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball struggles in NBA regular season debut

Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball made his long-awaited NBA debut against the crosstown rival Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, but things did not play out as he hoped. The Lakers lost 108-92, and Ball scored just three points on 1-of-6 shots. He also sat out the entire fourth …

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Oct 21

Scoreboard roundup — 10/19/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 11, Chi Cubs   1 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 117, Chicago 100Oklahoma City  105  N-Y Knicks    84 L.A. Clippers  108  L.A. Lakers   92 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUETampa Bay 2, Columbus 0Boston 6, Vancouver 3N.Y. Islanders 4  N.Y. Rangers 3; SONashville 1, Philadelphia  0New Jersey 5, …

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Oct 21

Dodgers defeat Cubs, reach World Series for first time since 1988

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — For the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the World Series. Following a loss to the defending champion Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, Los Angeles dominated Game 5 11-1, winning the National League Championship series 4-1. The Dodgers got the scoring started early, with an RBI double …

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Oct 20

Reports: Detroit Tigers to hire Ron Gardenhire as next manager

33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will take over the reins of his former division rival, the Detroit Tigers, sources tell ESPN. The news, first reported by The Athletic, would bring the veteran manager to the Motor City after spending this past season as a bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gardenhire previously …

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