(Orlando, FL) -- Anthony Davis dropped 34 points as the Lakers held off the Nuggets to win 114-108 in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Orlando. LeBron James added 26 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. The Lakers lead 3-1 in the series. Game Five is tomorrow. Los Angeles is one victory away from returning to the Finals for the first time in a decade.
(Undated) -- The Pac-12 has approved a seven-game football schedule starting on November 6th. The Pac-12 CEO group voted yesterday to reverse its earlier decision that they would postpone all fall sports until at least January 1st. Men's and women's basketball will start on November 25th and all other sports will be permitted to start on time. Commissioner Larry Scott says their plan was always to follow advice from medical experts and they deem it safe to play now.
(San Francisco, CA) -- Trevor Cahill gave up a run on a sac-fly in the 11th inning as the Giants lost 5-4 to the Rockies at Oracle Park. Brandon Belt homered in the eighth to tie it. Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single, while Joey Bart scored on a wild pitch for San Francisco, which drops to 28-and-28. The Giants begin their final regular season series tonight against the Padres. They're currently hanging on to the second NL wild card spot.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Corey Seager drove in two runs on a home run and sac-fly as the Dodgers cruised past the A's 5-1 at Dodger Stadium. Dylan Floro pitched a perfect inning of relief to get the win for LA, which is a major-league best 40-and-17. The Dodgers host the Angels tonight. Sean Murphy drove in the lone run for Oakland, which dips to 34-and-22 and hosts the Mariners tonight.
(Seattle, WA) -- Ty France was 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Mariners clipped the Astros 3-2 at T-Mobile Park. Kyle Seager drove in the other run on a double. Nick Margevicius gave up just three hits over six innings to get the win for Seattle, which is 3-and-3 in its last six games to land at 25-and-31. The Mariners have been eliminated from postseason play and begin their final regular season series against the A's in Oakland tomorrow.
(Portland, OR) -- The Timbers shut out the Sounders 1-0 at Providence Park. Yimmi Chara scored in the 13th minute for Portland, . The Timbers moved into second in the West with 21 points in 13 matches, while Seattle remains in first, also with 21 points but in 12 games. On Sunday, the Timbers will visit the Whitecaps while the Sounders will visit the LA Galaxy.
(Undated) -- The Pac-12 Conference will hold a vote today on whether to reinstate the football season. The chancellors and presidents will decide on the matter today. The Big Ten, who also initially canceled football along with the Pac-12, voted last week to change courses and play this fall.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Ramon Laureano nailed the go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth as the A's outlasted the Dodgers 6-4 in L.A. Sean Manaea worked six innings and Jake Diekman got the win for the A's. Oakland blew a 3-0 first inning lead. Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, and Edwin Rios went deep for the Dodgers. Blake Treinen took the loss. The series finale is tonight.
(San Diego, CA) -- Shohei Ohtani, Justin Upton and Anthony Bemboom all homered in a four-run second inning as the Angels cruised past the Padres 5-2 in San Diego. David Fletcher added three hits and an RBI for the Halos, who swept the two-game series and have won three straight overall. Patrick Sandoval picked up the win and Felix Pena posted his second save. The Halos have won six-of-seven. They're off today before closing the regular season with a three-game road series with the Dodgers.
(San Francisco, CA) -- Mauricio Dubon clubbed the go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning as the Giants slipped past the Rockies 7-2 in San Francisco. Dubon's blast broke a two-all tie. Evan Longoria also homered for the Giants and Logan Webb earned the win. The 28-and-27 Giants are currently the seventh seed in the NL playoffs. The series wraps up this afternoon.
(Orlando, FL) -- Jamal Murray and Jerami Grant led the charge as the Nuggets knocked off the Lakers 114-106 in Game Three of the Western Conference finals in Orlando. LeBron James notched a 30-point triple-double for L.A. in defeat. Anthony Davis scored 27 for the Lakers, who shot just 6-of-26 from deep. Game Four is tomorrow.
(Seattle, WA) -- Casey Sadler gave up four runs over one-and-a-third as the Mariners were crushed by the Astros 6-1 at T-Mobile Park. Kyle Seager hit a double in the first to drive in the lone run for Seattle, which has split its last four games to land at 24-and-31. The Mariners host the Astros again today. They'll begin their final regular season series Friday against the A's.
(Undated) -- The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has approved a plan to move fall sports championships to next spring. This will include the FCS Championship, cross country, soccer, field hockey, women's volleyball and men's water polo. The approval includes reduced bracket sizes. The NCAA says this is subject to pandemic conditions in the spring.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Dodgers homered four times as they dropped the A's 7-2 in L.A. With the win, the Dodgers clinched the top seed in the National League playoffs as well as the NL West division title. A.J. Pollock, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor and Max Muncy left the yard for L.A. Dustin May got the win while Frankie Montas took the loss for Oakland. Robbie Grossman homered in defeat as the series resumes tonight in L.A.
(Undated) -- The 2020-21 NBA season likely will not start until after the new year. Commissioner Adam Silver tells Bob Costas in a CNN interview that his best guess is January. He says the goal is a standard 82-game regular season and playoffs.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers have created a Racial Injustice Fund, and they've seeded it with 200-thousand dollars. The team is asking fans to help by making their own donations. The money is being used to fund local and national organizations fighting for racial justice and police reform.
(San Francisco, CA) -- Alex Dickerson launched the go-ahead home run in the seventh as the Giants topped the Rockies 5-2 in San Francisco. Brandon Belt padded the lead with a two-run double and Tyler Rogers came away with the win. The Giants are still in the playoff hunt at 27-and-27 as they host the Rockies again tonight.
(Seattle, WA) -- Evan White hit a three-run home run as the Mariners rolled past the Astros 6-1 at T-Mobile Park. Ty France hit an RBI double and Kyle Seager drove in two runs on single. Marco Gonzales pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out six to get the win for Seattle, which has won two-of-three to get to 24-and-30. The Mariners host the Astros again tonight.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Timbers will face off against the Seattle Sounders tomorrow night at Providence Park. Seattle is first in the West with 21 points while Portland is fifth with 18 points. The Timbers are coming off a 6-1 win over the Earthquakes this past weekend.
(Charlotte, NC) -- NBA legend and Hornets owner Michael Jordan is forming a new NASCAR team. Jordan is teaming up with three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin and named Bubba Wallace as the driver. The team will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series starting next season. Jordan will be the owner of the team and Hamlin will maintain a minority stake while continuing to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Dodgers are home tonight as they host the Oakland A's. L.A. sits first in the NL West at 38-and-16 and is four games ahead of San Diego. Oakland arrives at 33-aned-20 and locked up the AL West title last night after the Astros lost. The A's hadn't won their division since 2013.
(Las Vegas, NV) -- The Raiders were victorious in their Las Vegas debut as they rocked the Saints 34-24 at brand-new Allegiant Stadium. Derek Carr passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns as the Raiders moved to 2-and-0. Darrin Waller hauled in 12 passes for 103 yards and a TD. Alvin Kamara totaled 174 yards from scrimmage with two scores for New Orleans.
(Orlando, FL) -- Anthony Davis nailed the go-ahead three-pointer at the buzzer as the Lakers beat the Nuggets 105-103 in Game Two of the Western Conference finals in Orlando. The Lakers blew a 16-point lead and trailed by one before Davis won it on the final possession. He scored LA's final 10 points and finished with 31. LeBron James recorded 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Lakers take a 2-0 series lead. Game Three is tomorrow.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Timbers are celebrating a major win over the Earthquakes. The Timbers blew out the Earthquakes 6-1 in San Jose on Saturday. Diego Valerie scored twice for Portland. The Timbers and Sounders will face off on Wednesday at Providence Park. Seattle is first in the West with 21 points while Portland is fifth with 18 points.
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- The 49ers suffered numerous injuries in a 31-13 win over the Jets in East Rutherford. Jimmy Garoppolo passed for two first half toucvhdowns before leaving at halftime with an ankle injury. Raheem Mostert had an 80-yard touchdown run on the Niners' first play from scrimmage, but left with an injury along with Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas and Tevin Coleman. Bosa reportedly tore his ACL. San Francisco evened its record at 1-and-1 and is back in town to face the Giants in Week Three.