Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sports

Astros 9, Royals 3

Astros 9, Royals 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Carter homered twice, George Springer set a rookie club record for a month with his ninth in May and the Astros won their fifth in a row. Carter, who had been benched for three games, homered to lead off the fifth and hit a three-run shot in the sixth.

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Joe Smith’s takeaways from Lightning-Predators

Steven Stamkos is showing signs of snapping out of his slump. Stamkos, who Tuesday snapped a nine-game goal drought, had more jump (and four shots) Monday. On Tuesday, Stamkos had a slick setup on a 2-on-1 for Vladislav Namestnikov’s goal. Stamkos’ 3...
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Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballMarquette at Xavier6:30 p.m.FS1South Carolina at Florida7 p.m.SEC; 1250-AMGeorgia Tech at Florida State7 p.m.FSF; 1010-AMBoston College at Syracuse7 p.m.ESPNUSt. Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure7 p.m.CBSSNNebraska at Rutgers7 p.m.Bi...
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Two quick goals in second lift Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Dominik Simon and Jean-Sebastien Dea scored 76 seconds apart in the second period, fellow rookie Casey DeSmith made 34 saves and the Penguins beat the Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night. Jake Guentzel added a goal midway through the third a...
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Lightning journal: Mikhail Sergachev a healthy scratch

Lightning journal: Mikhail Sergachev a healthy scratch

NASHVILLE — Lightning rookie D Mikhail Sergachev was a healthy scratch Tuesday for the first time this season.Coach Jon Cooper didn’t elaborate on the move, just labeling it a "coach’s decision."It was a bold decision, especially with the team alread...
Updated: 1 hour ago

James joins exclusive group with 30K points

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — LeBron James has joined the 30,000-point club. James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ game against the Spurs on Tuesday night. Ja...
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Back on right path, Robinson High’s Byron Pringle hopes to impress at Senior Bowl

Back on right path, Robinson High’s Byron Pringle hopes to impress at Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. — Byron Pringle understands how easily his life could have gone another way."I’ve been through a lot, but I’m very blessed," he said. "What happened in the past, it made me who I am today. It’s made me realize you have to value the thing...
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Downcast Nadal hobbles out, unable to finish fifth set

Downcast Nadal hobbles out, unable to finish fifth set

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal limped off the court after quitting in pain early in the fifth set Tuesday to send Marin Cilic into the semifinals of the Australian Open, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 2-0.The top seed, who had been treated on his upp...
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Senior Bowl journal: Washington State teammates playing with heavy hearts after QB’s suicide

Senior Bowl journal: Washington State teammates playing with heavy hearts after QB’s suicide

MOBILE, Ala. — Washington State QB Luke Falk and G Cole Madison began their practices at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday with heavy hearts, still reeling from last week’s news that Cougars QB Tyler Hilinski had committed suicide.They remembered their frie...
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Sports in brief

BASEBALLgranderson joins blue jaysTORONTO — OF Curtis Granderson and the Blue Jays finalized a $5 million, one-year contract. The three-time All-Star, 36, wore a Blue Jays T-shirt in a video posted to his Twitter timeline Tuesday and wrote he was "th...
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Veteran DE Long is the Eagles’ inside man

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Long knows all too well what awaits them, everything from Bill Belichick’s meticulous machinations to Tom Brady’s piercing precision in the pocket.He had walked among them, practiced beside them, watched them, studied them. Long ...
Updated: 3 hours ago