CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs will send Jon Lester to the mound for Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the New York Mets, and Javier Baez will start at shortstop after Addison Russell was shelved by a left hamstring injury.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders plan to put defensive end Justin Tuck on season-ending injured reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle, a person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 19 points in the second quarter and the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 123-101 on Thursday night in a rematch of last year's Western Conference finals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Johnny Cueto delivered a masterpiece on his biggest stage yet, pitching eight dominant innings Wednesday night and leading the resilient Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros and back to the American League Championship Series.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Anquan Boldin, traded to the San Francisco 49ers from the Baltimore Ravens two years ago, will be looking into the eyes of a good friend when he lines up to play football this weekend.