LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler sees the now-familiar signs again. His Trojans are showing more sharpness in practice, more togetherness off the field and a renewed appreciation for the privilege of playing football at Southern California.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays promise plenty of fireworks in their AL Championship Series, and not just because one team features power arms and the other power bats.
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.