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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.
MINNEAPOLIS - Disgruntled Jimmy Butler caused a stir at the Minnesota Timberwolves' practice on Wednesday, and he wasn't given a chance to do so again on Thursday. The team called off practice, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, who added that there would be no media availability as well.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are accustomed to playing before a loud and huge gallery at each stop on the PGA Tour. But when they meet in "The Match," their $9 million winner-take-all, pay-per-view event in Las Vegas on Nov. 23, things reportedly will be markedly different. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing multiple sources, reported Thursday, Oct. 11, that there won't be any tickets sold to the event. Instead, only a small group of sponsors and VIPs will be allowed on the course when the two veterans meet at Shadow Creek, which is owned by MGM Resorts International.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Bronson Burgoon is about to find out what playing in front is all about on the PGA Tour. Burgoon claimed the opening-round lead at the CIMB Classic on Thursday, firing a 63 to grab a one-shot lead over Austin Cook. Burgoon, who is 9-under par, started on the back nine and played the final 14 holes of his round at 10 under in his first career appearance at the CIMB Classic. The highlight of his round was a chip-in for eagle on his ninth hole (18th). Burgoon's best career round was a 62 at the John Deere Classic.
NEW YORK—Craig Kimbrel escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox held on for a 4-3 victory over the host New York Yankees on Tuesday night to win an American League Division Series in four games. The Red Sox advance to the AL Championship Series, where they will host Houston Astros in Game 1 on Friday.
NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees has been in a class of his own during his 13 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, and on Monday night, he moved to the head of the NFL class. In a 43-19 victory over the visiting Washington Redskins, Brees threw for 363 yards to surpass Peyton Manning as the NFL's all-time passing yardage leader, giving him 72,103 yards in 254 games over 18 seasons. Manning compiled his 71,940 passing yards in 266 games. Brees completed 26 of 29 passes and threw three touchdown passes, giving him 499 for his career.
NEW YORK—Andrew Benintendi highlighted a seven-run fourth inning with a bases-clearing double, Brock Holt hit for the first cycle in postseason history, and the visiting Boston Red Sox rolled to a 16-1 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday night. Game 4 is Tuesday, and the Red Sox are one win away from meeting the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. Rick Porcello is set to pitch for Boston while CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees.