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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Australia's Marc Leishman tied the tournament course record with a final-round, 7-under 65 as he ran away with the title Sunday, Oct. 14, at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. His 26-under 262 total ties the record set by American Justin Thomas in 2015. "I knew that even though I got off to a good start, I still needed to grind because there's some tough holes out there," said Leishman. "Managed to hit some good shots and this is the result. It's great to get back in the winner's circle, excited to be back in Malaysia and leaving with this."
BOSTON — Justin Verlander pitched six gritty innings, and Carlos Correa delivered the tiebreaking single in the sixth that sent the Houston Astros to a 7-2 victory over the host Boston Red Sox on Saturday night, Oct. 13, in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Game 2 is Sunday night in Boston, when left-hander David Price pitches for the Red Sox opposite Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole.
ST. PAUL — Sebastian Aho's second goal 2:57 into overtime lifted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-4 victory against the host Minnesota Wild on Saturday night, Oct. 13. The Hurricanes have matched their best five-game start in franchise history with a 4-0-1 record. Justin Williams' unassisted goal with 1:09 remaining in regulation forced overtime. It was the captain's first goal of the season. Jordan Staal and Brett Pesce also scored for the Hurricanes. Williams and Pesce assisted on the winning goal.
MILWAUKEE—Justin Turner completed a rally from a 3-0 deficit with a two-run, go-ahead home run in the eighth inning Saturday night, Oct. 13, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 win over the host Milwaukee Brewers and into a 1-1 tie in the National League Championship Series. The teams will take Sunday off, then meet in Game 3 in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, with the Brewers' Jhoulys Chacin and Dodgers' Walker Buehler listed as the probable starters.
MINNEAPOLIS — Goals and away victories have both been rarities for the Colorado Rapids this season, though the team reversed both trends with a 2-0 win over Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13. Rapids forward Yannick Boli notched his second goal of the season, perfectly timing a header in front of net in the 61st minute to capitalize on a Marlon Hairston cross.
MILWAUKEE—Brandon Woodruff threw two perfect innings and ignited an 11-hit attack with the first home run ever recorded by a left-handed-hitting pitcher against a lefty pitcher in postseason history Friday night, Oct. 12, leading the host Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. The win was the Brewers' 12th straight dating back to the end of the regular season.
MINNEAPOLIS—Longtime Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett said Friday that the team and forward Jimmy Butler are both "a little delusional" in their positions regarding Butler's trade demand. In an interview with The Athletic, Garnett described the situation in Minnesota as "a storm up there," two days after Butler caused a stir at practice by reportedly challenging teammates, coaches and front office executives with verbal jabs. It was Butler's first practice since demanding a trade as he enters the final year of his contract.
Woodland claims share of lead in Malaysia with 61 Gary Woodland grabbed a share of the lead at the CIMB Classic with a second-round 61, moving his 36-hole score to 14-under par and good for a tie with Australian Marc Leishman, who carded a 62 on Friday. Woodland's 11-under round Friday ties the course record and followed a 69 in the first round at Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is a two-time runner up (2013, 2014) at the event.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes, including two to Alshon Jeffery, and the Philadelphia Eagles outclassed the New York Giants 34-13 on Thursday night in East Rutherford, N.J. Wentz completed 26 of 36 passes for 278 yards, going 13 of 14 for 168 yards and two scores on third down as the Eagles (3-3) converted 9 of 16 chances. Jeffery finished with eight grabs for 74 yards in his third game since offseason shoulder surgery.
ST. PAUL—Jason Zucker had two goals and an assist, including the game-winning goal with 1:35 to play in overtime, to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night in St. Paul. Zucker scored on a backhand shot in the extra session to give Minnesota its first victory of the season. Ryan Suter and Eric Staal each finished with a goal and two assists for the Wild.