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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final time with 36 laps to go, survived a couple of late restarts, and went on to win the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway in Avondale on Sunday, Nov. 11. The victory secured the Joe Gibbs Racing driver a berth in next weekend's four-driver, season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in South Florida.
For the second time, NBA captains will draft All-Star teams before the game is played in 2019. For the first time, the draft will be televised, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Five starters from the East and five from the West will be selected as per tradition by fan balloting. Captains to be named will choose teams to fill out the rosters. The NBA opted not to televise the draft in 2018, when Stephen Curry and LeBron James served as team captains. Both players disclosed their decisions to media members over time.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Harvick became the second driver to earn a berth in the four-car Championship Round of the playoffs when he won the 500-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 4. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Harvick led a race-best 177 laps in the 337-lap race. It was his eighth win of the season, which is tops in the series.
LOS ANGELES -- Max Muncy hit a game-ending home run in the 18th inning Friday as the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the longest World Series game ever played. It was the first game-ending home run in a World Series game at Dodger Stadium since 1988, when a hobbled Kirk Gibson won Game 1 in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics. Game 3 was the longest World Series game by both innings and time (7 hours, 20 minutes).
MINNEAPOLIS -- Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova scored 16 points apiece as the visiting Milwaukee Bucks improved to 5-0 by pounding the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-95 on Friday night, Oct. 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee. Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 points, Brook Lopez added 11 and John Henson collected 12 rebounds for the Bucks, who led by 25 points at halftime en route to the easy victory.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are showing "no inclination" to accept Houston's offer of four first-round draft picks and two players for disgruntled All-Star guard Jimmy Butler, according to a report. Shams Charania of Stadium said Friday that the Rockets have included players Marquese Chriss, 21, and Brandon Knight, 26, in the trade package. Neither has played yet this season, and both are injured -- Chriss with an ankle injury and Knight with a knee injury.
MILWAUKEE—The Milwaukee Brewers scored four runs in the first inning on Friday, Oct. 19, and didn't look back, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to force a decisive seventh game at Miller Park on Saturday night, Oct. 20.
LOS ANGELES—Orlando Arcia hit a two-run home run, and Jhoulys Chacin delivered 5 1/3 strong innings Monday as the Milwaukee Brewers grabbed the lead in the National League Championship Series with a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
HOUSTON—Jackie Bradley Jr. crushed a two-out grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox stunned the Houston Astros 8-2 on Tuesday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox grabbed a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-seven set with Game 4 set for Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Astros have dropped consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 30-31 against the Los Angeles Angels.
LOS ANGELES—Orlando Arcia hit a two-run home run, and Jhoulys Chacin delivered 5 1/3 strong innings Monday as the Milwaukee Brewers grabbed the lead in the National League Championship Series with a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan Braun got the Brewers off to a fast start with an RBI double in the first inning as Milwaukee took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven NLCS, with Game 4 set for Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The victory moved the Brewers two victories away from their first World Series appearance since 1982.