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Dodgers beat Cubs for 3-0 NLCS lead

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(TSX / STATS) -- CHICAGO -- Yu Darvish stood center stage Tuesday night and realized he couldn't allow his already hostile surroundings to become any more energized.

Giving up a first-inning home run that forced the Los Angeles Dodgers to play from behind for the third straight game didn't help. However, Darvish quickly was able to silence Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, putting the Dodgers on the verge of their first World Series appearance since 1998.

Darvish allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings, and Chris Taylor homered and drove in two runs as the Dodgers moved to within a victory of the National League pennant with a 6-1 victory over the defending World Series champion Cubs.

Yankees rally from 4 down to even ALCS

(TSX / STATS) -- NEW YORK -- As their slumps lingered, questions about Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez persisted.

Can they handle the pressure of postseason games? Will they get out of their skids before it is too late? (MORE)

Hayward breaks ankle in Celtics debut

(TSX / STATS) -- CLEVELAND -- New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against Cleveland on Tuesday.

Hayward, 27, who signed a four-year, $128 million contract in the offseason with the Celtics, was trying to convert a lob pass from Kyrie Irving when he and James ran into each other. Hayward immediately called for help while his ankle was apparently dislodged. (MORE)

Elliott gets another reprieve, can play

(TSX / STATS) -- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play Sunday after a federal judge in New York granted him a temporary restraining order on Tuesday.

As a result, Elliott is expected to be on the field when the Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. (MORE)

Rockets rally, Warriors' shot ruled late

(TSX / STATS) -- OAKLAND, Calif. -- Two guys who were imported to help make the Houston Rockets a better defensive team demonstrated Tuesday night they pack a little offensive punch as well.

Luc Mbah a Moute ignited a rally with 12 fourth-quarter points, and P.J. Tucker scored the game's final two on a pair of free throws with 44.1 seconds left, helping the Rockets stun the Golden State Warriors 122-121 in the defending champion's ring-ceremony opener. (MORE)

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