Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, left, and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrate their 8-6 win against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series

Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale warms up during batting practice before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Wednesday at Houston. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won't start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.

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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) fouls New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, center, during the second half of Wednesday night's game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks won 126- 107. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 on Wednesday night in their first game under coach David Fizdale.

Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 4-3 in OT

Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and Matt Niskanen had the winner as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night.

Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday at Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)

Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one win from a return trip to the World Series.

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Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, left, and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrate their 8-6 win against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series

Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale warms up during batting practice before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Wednesday at Houston. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won't start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.

Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday at Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)

Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one win from a return trip to the World Series.

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Brady, Patriots top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) gives a stiff arm to Kansas City Chiefs free safety Ron Parker (38) after catching a pass during the second half of Sunday's game at Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead.

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Cleveland Browns defensive back Damarious Randall (23) attempts to tackle Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) in the second half of Sunday's game at Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

James Conner ran for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the eve of Le'Veon Bell's possible return, and Antonio Brown turned a short pass into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left as the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable...

Myers kicks Jets-record 7 FGs in 42-34 win over Colts

New York Jets kicker Jason Myers (2), with Lac Edwards (4) holding, kicks his seventh field goal to the game against the Indianapolis Colts during Sunday's game at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Jason Myers kicked a franchise-record seven field goals, Sam Darnold threw two touchdown passes, and the New York Jets held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 42-34 on Sunday to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a year.

Mahomes, unbeaten Chiefs face tough challenge vs. Patriots

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass during the Oct. 7 game against Jacksonville Jaguars in Kansas City, Mo.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

It's an atmosphere that has allowed Mahomes, who will be starting for Kansas City when the Chiefs (5-0) visit New England (3-2) on Sunday night, to emerge as the most electrifying quarterback in the NFL this season.

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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) fouls New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, center, during the second half of Wednesday night's game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks won 126- 107. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 on Wednesday night in their first game under coach David Fizdale.

Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns

Boston's Terry Rozier goes up to shoot against Philadelphia's Robert Covington during the first half of Tuesday's game at TD Garden. Boston won, 105-87. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Jayson Tatum had 23 points, Boston Celtics outlast the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

Golden State's Stephen Curry, center, keeps the ball from Oklahoma City's Steven Adams, left, and Dennis Schroder during the second half of Tuesday's game in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won, 108-100. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Stephen Curry had 32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors opened their quest for a three-peat by holding off the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100

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Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Rangers 4-3 in OT

Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and Matt Niskanen had the winner as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night.

Bettman: 1 women's hockey league 'inevitable'

In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, National Women's Hockey League All-Star players take time for a

Players want a single North American women's professional hockey league. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman does, too. And now National Women's Hockey League founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan is on record saying she is working toward that objective.

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Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes the save against Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog during a shootout in Tuesday's game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers won 3-2. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the deciding goal in a shootout to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche

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MLB clears Astros of wrongdoing in dugout incidents

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch, left, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora hug before Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Major League Baseball has concluded that a Houston Astros employee was only monitoring opposing dugouts during the postseason to make sure other teams weren't breaking rules.

Bettman: 1 women's hockey league 'inevitable'

In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, National Women's Hockey League All-Star players take time for a

Players want a single North American women's professional hockey league. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman does, too. And now National Women's Hockey League founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan is on record saying she is working toward that objective.

NFL officiating not a hot topic in formal owners meetings

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell listens during a press conference after the NFL owners meetings on Wednesday at New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NFL officiating was not a hot topic in the formal owners meetings that ended Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted.

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after his grand slam against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

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Baseball

8 p.m., TBS, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — ALCS: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros in Game 5.

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN2 — Jason Quigley vs. Feddy Hernandez in a middleweight bout and Eddie Gomez vs. Shoki Sakai in a welterweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Georgia State at Arkansas State.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 61, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Stanford at Arizona State.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Valderrama Masters from Sotogrande, Spain.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA Shanghai from China. (taped today)

10 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CJ Cup at Nine Bridges from Jeju Island, South Korea.

Hockey

9 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers.

Soccer

7 p.m., YES — NCAA women: Louisville at Duke.

9 p.m., NBCSB — MLS: New England Revolution at Real Salt Lake.