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LOUIS — Eric Staal opened the scoring with his 400th career goal and the visiting Minnesota Wild cruised from there to an easy 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturda, Nov. 3. The 34-year-old Staal became the sixth active player in the NHL to reach the 400-goal mark. The others are Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Ilya Kovalchuk, Sidney Crosby and Marian Gaborik.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson saved 10 of his 22 points for the first six minutes of the fourth quarter Friday night, Nov. 2, helping the Golden State Warriors overcome a deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-99 in Oakland. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 33 points and Stephen Curry dropped in 28 with nine rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors, who won their seventh straight, but failed to reach 120 points for the first time during the streak.
SAN FRANCISCO — Nick Mullens made a splashy NFL debut under the national-television spotlight Thursday night, Nov. 1, throwing three touchdown passes and directing the host San Francisco 49ers to a 34-3 demolition of the rival Oakland Raiders. In a game that featured two of the NFL's three remaining one-win teams, the 49ers (2-7) ended a six-game losing streak in the San Francisco Bay Area clubs' final scheduled meeting before the Raiders (1-7) move to Las Vegas.
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Elias Pettersson scored two goals, including the winner, as the host Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Monday night, Oct. 29. Pettersson, a 19-year-old Swedish rookie, notched the second two-goal game of his seven-game NHL career. With a team-leading seven goals on the season, he is scoring at a goal-per-game clip. Despite missing several players due to injuries, the Canucks picked up their first win in three games. The Wild saw their win streak end at five games.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Because of a weather delay in Columbus, the Crew knew by halftime it had clinched the last playoff berth in the Eastern Conference on the final day of the MLS regular season Sunday, Oct. 28. But Gyasi Zardes' three goals gave the Crew a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United at Mapfre Stadium, meaning the Crew (14-11-9, 51 points) finished fifth and will play a knockout game at fourth-place D.C. United midweek.
SHANGHAI — Xander Schauffele came from three strokes back to beat fellow American Tony Finau in a playoff at the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Sunday, Oct. 28. Schauffele shot a 4-under-par 68, capped with birdies on the final two holes of regulation, to force the playoff. He birdied the first playoff hole — No. 18 — to seal the win.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS—Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal in his fifth consecutive match as the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-1 victory Sunday, Oct. 21, in Minnesota United FC's final home game in Minneapolis. Ola Kamara and Romain Alessandrini added goals one minute apart in the second half as the Galaxy earned the victory in their final road game of the regular season. Los Angeles is unbeaten over its last four matches as it has made a late-season playoff push.
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.
HOUSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr. struck the decisive blow for a third consecutive game and the Boston Red Sox inched one win closer to claiming the American League pennant with an 8-6 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Bradley belted a first-pitch changeup from Astros right-hander Josh James (0-1) into the right-field seats with two outs in the sixth inning, the two-run homer giving the Red Sox a 6-5 lead. Boston held on to claim a 3-1 series lead with Game 5 set for Thursday, Oct. 18, at Minute Maid Park.