Top sports advisory for 6 p.m., Oct. 10, 2021
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Canada looks to add to Reggae Boyz' woes
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Canada looks to extend its unbeaten run to five games in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying when it takes on Jamaica on Sunday. The struggling Reggae Boyz languish at the bottom of the Octagonal round-robin with just one point, five below the Canadian men. 800 words. PHOTO. Game kicks off at 6 p.m. ET.
Van Zeyl returns to Ticats offence versus Argos
UNDATED -- Chris Van Zeyl returns to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats just in time to deal with the challenge that is a Chris Jones defence. Van Zeyl (thumb) comes off the six-game injured list to make just his second start of the season at right tackle Monday when Hamilton (4-4) hosts the Toronto Argonauts (5-3). By Dan Ralph. 959 words. PHOTO. MOVED.
Alouettes look to 'take care of business' at home
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes want to turn Percival Molson Stadium into a fortress, starting on Thanksgiving Monday. The Alouettes (3-4) will play five of their next seven games in Montreal. But as the CFL flips to the second half of the season, the team has yet to give their home fans a win. As they host the Ottawa Redblacks (2-6) for a Thanksgiving Monday matchup, the Als want to finally break the ice and build on the momentum from last week’s 23-20 overtime win in Hamilton. By Tristan D'Amours. 829 words. PHOTO. MOVED.
Montreal's Fernandez, Auger-Aliassime continue at Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, CALI. -- Two more Canadians will take to the court at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Cali. on Sunday. Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No. 7 seed, faces Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain in the round of 64. Later, fellow Montrealler Leylah Fernandez, the No. 23 seed, meets No. 9 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in a third-round matchup. 500 words. Developing off 5 p.m. match.
Canucks ship defenceman Juolevi to Panthers
VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks have traded beleaguered defenceman Olli Juolevi to the Florida Panthers. The deal sends Finnish forward Juho Lammikko and B.C.-born defenceman Noah Juulsen to Vancouver. 210 words. PHOTO. MOVED.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Buffalo Bills play the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in a showdown of two of the AFC’s best teams. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:20 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — NFL players react to Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s racist comment about NFL Players Association leader DeMaurice Smith in an email 10 years ago. Gruden’s comment was reported on Friday, drawing a rebuke from the NFL, which is looking into the matter. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m.
CHICAGO — The Houston Astros try to advance to the AL Championship Series for the fifth straight year when they take on the Chicago White Sox in Game 3 of their best-of-five playoff series. It's the first home playoff game for Chicago since 2008. By Baseball Writer Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:07 p.m.
FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
Georgia is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll by a unanimous vote, taking the top spot in the regular season for the first time since November 1982. The Bulldogs move up from No. 2 a day after preseason No. 1 Alabama lost at Texas A&M. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 550 words, photos.
CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin is the only driver locked into the third round of the playoffs headed into the elimination race on the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, William Byron and Alex Bowman are all in danger of elimination. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Race starts 2:15 p.m.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers host Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns in a key AFC battle involving 3-1 teams. the Chargers are coming off a short week after Monday night’s win over Las Vegas while the Browns have won three straight. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 4:05 p.m.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals try to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 1974 when they host the San Francisco 49ers. Rookie quarterback Trey Lance is expected to make his first career start for the Niners. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 4:25 p.m.
BOSTON — The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Boston Red Sox for Game 3 of their deadlocked AL Division Series. Drew Rasmussen pitches for Tampa Bay, and Nathan Eovaldi starts for Boston. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 4:07 p.m.
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Mercury begin their bid for a fourth WNBA title when they host the Chicago Sky in Game 1 of the finals. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — After splitting in the Bay Area, the Los Angeles Dodgers return home to host the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 in the best-of-five NL Division Series. The Dodgers were a major league best 58-23 at home this year. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 9 p.m.
ATLANTA — Starting pitching depth becomes a factor as the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers prepare for Monday’s pivotal Game 3 of the NL Division Series tied at one game apiece. The series shifts to Atlanta for the next two games. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.
BOSTON — It all starts here. No, not in Hopkinton, where the Boston Marathon starting line painted across Main Street sends the field off on its way. But 26.2 miles away in Copley Square, steps from the finish, where runners will have to clear coronavirus protocols before their journey can begin. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 7 p.m.
PANAMA CITY, Panama — Missing Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna and now Weston McKennie, the first-place U.S. tries for its second straight win in Central America when it plays Panama in a World Cup qualifier. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — Adam Schenk has a one-shot lead over Matthew Wolff, with Sam Burns among those two shots behind in the final round of the Shriners Children's Open. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words by 8 p.m. Also GLF--LPGA Tour (Upcoming) and GLF--PGA Tour Champions (Upcoming).
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andy Murray highlight men's play at the BNP Paribas Open, while U.S. Open finalist Leylah Fernandez and No. 2 seed Iga Swiatek are in action on the women's side. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 8 p.m.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the Turkish Grand Prix for his first victory of the season while Max Verstappen finished second to reclaim the overall lead from title rival Lewis Hamilton. Sergio Perez capped a strong day for Red Bull by finishing in third place behind his teammate. By Auto Racing Writer Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 750 words, photos.
HKN—PLAYING THE CAP
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the last two Stanley Cup championships and not just because they were the best team on the ice. They were also the best at managing the salary cap, which limits teams to no more than $81.5 million each season. Tampa Bay’s Julien BriseBois has impressed other Cup-winning general managers with his acumen. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
SOC--WREXHAM'S HOLLYWOOD TAKEOVER
WREXHAM, Wales — It is nearly a year since Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed their out-of-nowhere $2.5 million takeover of beleaguered Welsh soccer club Wrexham. The transformation in that time has been stunning as the famous new owners look to get Wrexham out of the fifth tier of the English game and turn the team into a “global force.” By Steve Douglas. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
Sunday Time Schedule
New York vs. Atlanta (London), 9:30 a.m.
Denver at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Green Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
New England at Houston, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at Washington, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.
San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.
Buffalo at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Boston, 4:07 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 8:07 p.m.
Chicago at Phoenix, 3 p.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 4 p.m.
Chicago at Reign FC, 7 p.m.
Portland at Kansas City, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m.
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