Rangers win 1st World Series title

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PHOENIX (AP) Corey Seager took a mighty hack and barely connected, sending a dribbler through an open area on the left side of the infield for his team's first hit in the seventh inning.

The Texas Rangers shortstop and World Series MVP provided plenty of power throughout a stellar October run. But it was a little good fortune that finally sparked the offense and sent the Rangers to their first World Series title.

Considering the heartache the team went through 12 years ago in one of the all-time Fall Classic gut punches, Texas was certainly due.

Indiana coaching great Knight dies at 83

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Bob Knight, the brilliant and combustible coach who won three NCAA titles at Indiana and for years was the scowling face of college basketball, has died. He was 83.

Knight's family made the announcement on social media on Wednesday night. He was hospitalized with an illness in April and had been in poor health for several years. (MORE)

Raiders fire coach McDaniels, GM, OC

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) Changes kept coming to the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday, and it's up to interim coach Antonio Pierce to make sense of it all and try to salvage the season.

A day after the club fired coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi was let go, quarterbacks coach Bo Hardegree was promoted to offensive coordinator and Aidan O'Connell replaced starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo. (MORE)

Browns QB Watson returns to practice

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson returned to practice Wednesday after playing only 12 snaps in the past four games with an injured right shoulder that has become a daily topic of conversation for the Browns and their fans.

It's a significant step for Watson, who didn’t practice at all last week because of the injury, which he sustained on Sept. 24 against Tennessee. It was his best game in 10 starts since being acquired by the Browns in 2022. (MORE)

Falcons bench Ridder, Heinicke to start

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Taylor Heinicke said he's focusing only on one game and not his long-term role after moving past turnover-plagued Desmond Ridder as the Atlanta Falcons' starting quarterback against the Minnesota Vikings.

Coach Arthur Smith announced Wednesday the decision to start Heinicke was made “with all the variables considering everything.” Smith would not commit to Heinicke keeping the job past Sunday. (MORE)

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