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After shutting down the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS, Framber Valdez will get the ball for the Astros to start Game 1 of the World Series.

Framber Valdez to start for Astros in Game 1 of World Series vs. Braves

The lefthander, who threw eight innings to beat the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS, will get the ball for Houston vs. Atlanta's Charlie Morton. 1 hour ago

NFL ROUNDUP
Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdowns on Sunday against the Falcons, but his two interceptions — including one in the fourth quarter that greatly pleased Atlanta defensive tackle Grady Jarrett — led to 10 points in a game Atlanta won with a last-second field goal.

Atlanta squanders lead, but hits last-second field goal to bury Miami deeper

Tua Tagovailoa threw a career-high four touchdowns, the last of them putting Miami ahead with 2:27 left, but the Dolphins lost their sixth straight despite the Falcons squandering a 13-point fourth-quarter lead. 1 hour ago

NFL ROUNDUP
Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdowns on Sunday against the Falcons, but his two interceptions — including one in the fourth quarter that greatly pleased Atlanta defensive tackle Grady Jarrett — led to 10 points in a game Atlanta won with a last-second field goal.

Atlanta rips off 20 straight points, hits last-second field goal to bury Miami deeper

Tua Tagovailoa threw a career-high four touchdowns, the last of them putting Miami ahead with 2:27 left, but the Dolphins lost their sixth straight despite the Falcons squandering a 13-point fourth-quarter lead. 1 hour ago

MLB
The World Series, which begins this week at Houston's Minute Maid Park, will be the final MLB games before a potential work stoppage looms at the beginning of December.

Major League Baseball work stoppage looms, almost certain to begin in December

The current labor deal is set to expire Dec. 1, and despite ongoing negotiations, neither side believes progress has been made to avert the first shutdown in 26 years. 1 hour ago

sports media
Bob Neumaier, shown at the 2017 Kentucky Derby, was a longtime horse racing expert for NBC.

Bob Neumeier, longtime Boston sports reporter and NBC horse racing expert, dies at 70

Neumy, as he was known, "took his work seriously but not himself seriously," one former coworker said. He died Saturday after struggling with heart issues and spending eight weeks in hospice. 1 hour ago

Atlanta Braves' Eddie Rosario, center, celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-2, head to World Series

Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending Atlanta to the World Series for the first time since 1999, ousting defending champion Los Angeles.

Sports Log
Mikaela Shiffrin conquered the giant slalom course in Solden, Austria, in the opening race of the World Cup season.

Mikaela Shiffrin opens World Cup season with 70th victory

Shiffrin, 26, became only the third skier in World Cup history to reach the 70-win mark, after Ingemar Stenmark and Lindsey Vonn.

Gymnastics
Stephen Nedoroscik of the United States competes in the pommel horse final at the world championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Worcester’s Stephen Nedoroscik wins pommel horse gold at worlds

“I’m kind of in shock now,” said Nedoroscik, who was left off US men’s gymnastics team for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.