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KLEM Local Schedule (week of October 3)



(N-F-L football)

Minnesota 24, N.Y. Giants 10

MINNEAPOLIS – San Bradford was 26 of 36 for 262 yards and a touchdown as the Minnesota Vikings beat the New York Giants, 24-10. The 4-0 Vikings rushed for a season-high 104 yards and got touchdown runs from Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon. Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. still hasn’t scored a touchdown this season after being held to three catches for 23 yards.





(#10-1A)Gehlen Catholic (21-11/7-3) def. MMCRU 3-0   (25-15, 25-11, 25-12)

Lady Jays statistical leaders:  KILLS– Kaylee Schmit 16  ..  Katie Peters & Kayla Mayer had 5 each  ..  Brooklyn Heissel 4.  ASSISTS– Catalina Uribe 25.  BLOCKS– Kaylee Schmit, Katie Peters & Kayla Mayer had 2 each.  DIGS– Catalina Uribe 9  ..  Brooklyn Heissel 5.  SERVING– Katie Peters 16-16 / 3 aces  ..  Catalina Uribe 14-16 / 3 aces  ..  Abbie Dickman 10-11 / 6 aces  .. Kayla Mayer 9-10 / 3 aces.  (team- 18 aces)


Le Mars (11-9/4-1) def. Emmetsburg 3-0   (25-14, 25-13, 25-17)

Lady Bulldogs statistical leaders:  KILLS– Krista Zenk 16  ..  Jenn Schneider 10.  ASSISTS– Sydney Rand 34.  BLOCKS– Jenn Schneider 4  ..  Krista Zenk 2.  DIGS– Jenn Schneider 8  ..  Krista Zenk 7  ..  Sydney Rand 6.  SERVING– Abby Van Otterloo 23-24 / 2 aces  ..  Sydney Rand 11-14 / 5 aces.

(cross country)

Kingsley-Pierson Invitational

(girls results)  VARSITY TEAM STANDINGS:  1. Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto (25)  ..  2. Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson (61)  ..  3. Lawton-Bronson (80)  ..  4. West Harrison (109)  ..  5. Hinton (136)  ..  6. South O’Brien (149)  ..  7. West Monona (157).  (individuals)  1. Suzanne Putze of WC/KP (19:56.25)  ..  2. KayLynne Bechen of WC/KP (21:54.50)  ..  9. Kaitlyn Goth of MMCRU (23:45.07)  ..  12. Skylar Hannah of WC/KP (23:54.76)  ..  14. Addison Webber of Gehlen Catholic (24:13.92)  ..  24. Emily Walton of Hinton (25:20.47)  ..  30. Kelli Gleason of Hinton (26:07.87).

(boys results)  VARSITY TEAM STANDINGS:  1. Remsen St. Mary’s (50)  ..  2. South O’Brien (66)  ..  3. Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson (80)  ..  4. Hinton (112)  ..  5. Lawton-Bronson (118)  ..  6. Westwood (120)  ..  7. Gehlen Catholic (162)  ..  8. West Monona (195).  (individuals)  1. Eric Hoffman of WC/KP (17:21.68)  ..  2. Austin Korynta of WC/KP (17:49.77)  ..  4. Shay Galles of Remsen St. Mary’s (18:29.05)  ..  5. Alec Still of WC/KP (18:32.86)  ..  9. Will Roder of Gehlen Catholic (18:53.95)  ..  10. David Grady of Remsen St. Mary’s (18:59.53)  ..  12. Robert Russell of Remsen St. Mary’s (19:45.84)  ..  13. Wyatt Staab of Remsen St. Mary’s (19:52.53)  ..  16. Nick Ruden of Remsen St. Mary’s (20:19.09)  ..  20.  Micah Kaiser of Hinton (20:28.94)  ..  21. Dylan Moss of Hinton (20:39.05)  ..  26. Lucas Derocie of Hinton (21:16.61)  ..  27. Travis Miller of Hinton (21:17.95)  ..  32. Carter Sitzmann of Gehlen Catholic (21:35.06)  ..  33. Matt Faith of Hinton  ..  34. Triston Thompson of Hinton  ..  36. Derek Hytrak of WC/KP  ..  40. Fletcher Farrer of Hinton  ..  41. Tyler Zenk of Gehlen Catholic (22:03.69)  ..  42. Muckey Noah of Hinton  ..  45. Thomas Pohlen of Gehlen Catholic (22:57.20)  ..  46. Karsen Gray of WC/KP  ..  48.  Justin Schmit of Gehlen Catholic (23:58.61)  ..  50. Jacob Koob of Gehlen Catholic (25.43.37).  JV results:  1. Russel Kenney of South O’Brien  ..  2. Logan Johnson of Hinton  ..  4. Austin Jarvis of Hinton  ..  6. Ethan Riedemann of MMCRU  ..  7. Zac Schmid of MMCRU  ..  8. Cameron Sitzmann of Hinton  ..  10. Ryan Bormann of WC/KP  ..  18. Caleb Gerloff of Gehlen Catholic  ..  21. Anthony Vera of Gehlen Catholic.

Cherokee Invitational  — JV & varsity meets were postponed due to weather

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS RESULTS:  (team) 1. Cherokee  ..  2. Spirit Lake  ..  3. Le Mars.  (individuals) 1. Kiersten Carlson of Cherokee  ..  4. Caroline Meis of Le Mars  ..  10. Katie Cunningham of Le Mars  ..  16. Danielle Hurt of Le Mars  ..  20. Hannah Albrecht of Le Mars.  MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS RESULTS:  (team)  1. Le Mars.  (individuals)  1. Ethan Hulinsky of Le Mars  ..  4. Cael Kass of Le Mars  ..  6. Matthew Hicks of Le Mars  ..  9. Konner Calhoun of Le Mars  ..  10. Luke Feuerhelm of Le Mars  ..  12. Daniel Hinds of Le Mars.

(major league baseball playoffs)


TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have won the American League wild card game and will meet the Texas Rangers starting Thursday night in Arlington. Edwin Encarnacion cracked a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the 11th to give the Blue Jays a 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles last night.

CHICAGO – Cubs manager Joe Maddon has announced 19-game winner Jon Lester will be his starting pitcher in the opening game of the N-L-D-S against either the Mets or Giants. Lester will be followed by Kyle Hendricks, 18-game winner Jake Arrieta and John Lackey, if a Game 4 is necessary.

TORONTO – Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred supports changing the rule that expands active rosters from 25 to 40 each Sept. 1. Saying he doesn’t think using “18 pitchers a game is a good thing,” Manfred says the issue of expanded rosters is part of negotiations for a labor contract to replace the deal that expires Dec. 2.




(major league baseball playoffs)

N-L WILD CARD GAME:  San Francisco 3, N.Y. Mets 0

NEW YORK – It will be the San Francisco Giants against the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field. Madison Bumgarner threw a four-hitter and the Giants advanced with a 3-0 shutout of the Mets in the N-L wild-card game in New York. The game was scoreless in the ninth until Conor Gillaspie crushed a three-run homer off Jeurys Familia.





Le Mars (12-9/5-1) def. (#10-3A)Spirit Lake 3-0  (25-20, 25-18, 26-24)

Lady Bulldogs statististical leaders:  KILLS– Krista Zenk 23  ..  Jenn Schneider 11  ..  Anna Alrich 5  ..  Jecenta Sargisson 4.  ASSISTS– Sydney Rand 33.  BLOCKS– Krista Zenk 3.  DIGS– Jenn Schneider 12  ..  Abby Van Otterloo & Jecenta Sargisson had 9 each  ..  Sydney Rand 8  ..  Krista Zenk 7.  SERVING– Krista Zenk 16-17 / 1 ace  ..  Jecenta Sargisson 14-16 / 0 aces  ..  Sydney Rand 15-15 / 2 aces  ..  Jenn Schneider 13-14 / 1 ace  ..  Abby Van Otterloo 13-13 / 1 ace.

triangular at Mapleton
(#9-1A)Gehlen Catholic def. (#14-1A)Siouxland Christian 2-1  (25-22, 20-25, 15-9)

Lady Jays statistical leaders:  KILLS– Katie Peters 9  ..  Kaylee Schmit 8  ..  Kayla Mayer & Brooklyn Heissel had 5 each.  ASSISTS– Catalina Uribe 27.  BLOCKS– Katie Peters & Krista Lipp had 1 each.  DIGS– Catalina Uribe 11  ..  Brooklyn Heissel 10  ..  Valeria Uribe 9.  SERVING– Catalina Uribe 15-16 / 1 ace  ..  Katie Peters 11-11 / 1 ace.

(#9-1A)Gehlen Catholic (23-11) def. Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 2-1  (23-25, 25-12, 15-9)

Lady Jays statistical leaders:  KILLS– Krista Lipp 11  ..  Katie Peters 10  ..  Brooklyn Heissel 4.  ASSISTS– Catalina Uribe 29.  BLOCKS– Krista Lipp & Kaylee Schmit had 2 each.  DIGS– Catalina Uribe 14  ..  Brooklyn Heissel 9  ..  Kayla Mayer 7.  SERVING– Kayla Mayer 16-17 / 4 aces  ..  Catalina Uribe 16-16 / 1 ace  ..  Katie Peters 9-10 / 2 aces.

(cross country)

Gehlen Catholic at the West Sioux Invitational in Hawarden – CANCELLED

(high school football)

CLASS 4A – District 2 – Des Moines Lincoln 42, Sioux City West 0

(major league baseball playoffs)

A-L-D-S –  Toronto 10, Texas 1 (Toronto leads best-of-five series, 1-0)

A-L-D-S – Cleveland 5, Boston 4 (Cleveland leads best-of-five series, 1-0)

ARLINGTON, Texas – Marco Estrada outpitched Cole Hamels and Jose Bautista belted a three-run homer and had four RBIs as Toronto ripped Texas, 10-1 in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Estrada came within two outs of a complete game, allowing a late run and four hits over 8 1/3 innings. Hamels was rocked for seven runs over 3 1/3 innings, including Troy Tulowitzki’s bases-loaded triple in a five-run third.

CLEVELAND – The Indians took Game 1 of their AL Division Series against Boston as Roberto Perez, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor hit solo homers in the third inning off Rick Porcello to lead a 5-4 triumph over the Red Sox. Porcello was reached for five runs over 4 1/3 innings after winning a major league-high 22 games during the regular season. Winning pitcher Andrew Miller worked two innings of shutout relief after Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer left with a 4-3 lead in the top of the fifth.

(N-F-L football)

Arizona 33, San Francisco 21

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald each scored two touchdowns as the Arizona Cardinals picked up a 33-21 road win against the San Francisco 49ers. Johnson ran for 157 yards on 27 carries, including a four-yard TD following a fumbled kickoff return by Chris Davis. Niners quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw for a touchdown and ran for another but was picked off twice and sacked in the end zone for a safety.




(high school football)

LE MARS — Gabe Eckstaine ran 32 yards for a first quarter touchdown to snap a scoreless string of eight quarters for Le Mars and Gabe Toki added a one yard TD-run in the second quarter as the Bulldogs halted a three-game losing streak with a 16-10 victory over Spencer Friday night in Class 3A District 1 play at Jim Lorenzen Field.  Eckstaine added two-point conversion runs at the end of both touchdowns to give Le Mars a 16-0 lead.  Spencer got on the board on the final play of the first half when Cris Miller kicked a 42-yard field goal.  The second half was a defensive battle with Spencer scoring the only points after halftime with 2:31 to play in the game on a 12-yard Eric Beehler-to-Kade Carpenter TD-pass to trim the Bulldog lead to six points.  Le Mars was able to run the clock out from there.  Gabe Toki ran for 112 yards on 19 carries while Gabe Eckstaine added 32 yards rushing on 10 carries and was 7-of-13 passing for 104 yards and one interception.  The win improves the Bulldogs season record to 4-and-3 and 2-and-3 in district play.  Le Mars travels to Algona next Friday for a game that will be carried on KLEM.

AKRON — Senior quarterback Cal Eskra snapped a 23-all tie with a two-yard touchdown run with :57 to play Friday night to allow Akron-Westfield to escape an upset bid by Gehlen Catholic for a 30-23 Class A District 1 victory in Akron.  It was Eskra’s second TD run of the night.  He also fired a 25-yard scoring pass to Austin Allard with :24 seconds to play in the first half to erase a 9-7 Gehlen lead and send the Westerners to the locker room with a 15-9 advantage.  The Jays scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak by Cole Wiltgen to cap a 12-play, 67-yard drive in the first quarter after Eskra’s three yard TD run for A-W’s first score.  Bryan Nohava booted a 23-yard field goal with 10:58 to play in the first half to rally Gehlen from a 7-6 deficit to a 9-7 lead.  The Jays struck first after halftime, scoring on an 83-yard TD-pass from Cole Wiltgen-to-Izaac Herbst.  Nohava’s P-A-T put the Jays in front 16-15 with 8:57 to play in the third quarter.  Akron-Westfield’s Aaron Allard returned a fumble 16 yards for touchdown at 5:01 mark of the third quarter and the Westerners went back in front 23-16.  Gehlen answered with a nine-play, 66-yard drive that ended with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Wiltgen-to-Herbst and Nohava’s P-A-T tied the score at 23-23 with 1:17 to play in the third quarter.  The winning touchdown for the Westerners capped a ten-play, 57-yard drive.  Gehlen took the ensuing kick-off and drove from their own 31 to the Westerner’s 25 before Aaron Allard intercepted a Wiltgen pass in the end zone with :18 to play to seal the outcome.  Wiltgen finished 18-for-32 passing for a career-best 313 yards for Gehlen with Alec Langel hauling in seven of those passes for 93 yards while Izaac Herbst had 158 yards on four pass catches.  Cal Eskra led A-W with 163 yards passing on 14-of-34 and added another 45 yards rushing on 14 carries.  Dylan Irizarry led the Westerner rushing attack with 94 yards on 17 carries.  Akron-Westfield improves to 4-and-3 for the season and 4-and-1 in District play.  Gehlen Catholic slips to 3-and-4 for the season and 2-and-3 in district play.  The Jays make their final home appearance of the 2016 season against Lawton-Bronson next Friday night while the Westerners travel to Mapleton to play Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto.

CLASS 3A – District 1
Le Mars (4-3/2-3) 16, Spencer 10
(#7)Storm Lake 41, Spirit Lake 3
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 43, Humboldt 42
Bishop Heelan 45, Algona 13

CLASS A – District 1
Akron-Westfield (4-3/4-1) 30, Gehlen Catholic (3-4/2-3) 23
(#5)West Sioux 42, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 7
Westwood 12, Woodbury Central 7
Lawton-Bronson 39, West Monona 0

CLASS A – District 2
South O’Brien 41, MMCRU (1-6/1-4) 6
(#4)Bishop Garrigan 32, Ridge View 6
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 12, Sioux Central 3
North Union 22, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 12

CLASS 1A – District 1
(#7)Hinton (6-1/4-1) 34, Sibley-Ocheyedan 14
(#6)Western Christian 21, (#8)West Lyon 17
Okoboji 13, Unity Christian 8
Alta-Aurelia 13, Emmetsburg 10

CLASS 2A – District 1
(#3)Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 56, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 8
(#6)Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 20, Cherokee 18
Sioux Center 22, Sheldon 21, OT
Estherville/Lincoln Central 48, Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon 26

CLASS 4A – District 1
Des Moines Roosevelt 42, Sioux City East 28
Johnston 41, Sioux City North 22

8-MAN – District 1
Remsen St. Mary’s (4-3/2-3) 43, Kingsley-Pierson (2-5/1-4) 14
(#4)Harris-Lake Park 33, (#10)Newell-Fonda 27
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 58, Clay Central-Everly 29
West Bend-Mallard 58, Siouxland Christian/Whiting 18

(college football)

(3) Clemson 56, Boston College 10
(19) Boise State 49, New Mexico 21

BOSTON – Third-ranked Clemson is 6-0 after DeShaun Watson threw for 266 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-10 pounding of Boston College. Wayne Gallman ran for 109 yards on nine carries, including a 59-yard TD off a block by Watson. The Tigers earned their 12th consecutive ACC win by breaking three plays of at least 50 yards in the first quarter, two for touchdowns and another that set up a score.

(major league baseball playoffs)

A-L-D-S –  Toronto 5, Texas 3  (Toronto leads best-of-five series, 2-0)

A-L-D-S – Cleveland 6, Boston 0  (Cleveland leads best-of-five series, 2-0)

N-L-D-S – L.A. Dodgers 4, Washington 3  (L.A. Dodgers lead best-of-five series, 1-0)

N-L-D-S –  Chicago Cubs 1, San Francisco 0  (Chicago Cubs lead best-of-five series, 1-0)

UNDATED – The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays have built two-games-to-none leads in the American League Division Series. Corey Kluber tossed three-hit ball over seven innings and Lonnie Chisenhall belted a three-run homer as the Indians blanked the Boston Red Sox, 6-0. Troy Tulowitzki, Kevin Pillar Ezequiel Carrera and Edwin Encarnacion  homered off Yu Darvish in the Blue Jays’ 5-3 win at Texas.

UNDATED – The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers earned one-run victories in the openers of their respective National League Division Series. Jon Lester threw eight innings and Javier Baez belted a home run off Johnny Cueto in the eighth to lead the Cubs to a 1-0 victory over San Francisco. Homers by Corey Seager and Justin Turner helped the Dodgers build a 4-0 lead in a 4-3 triumph over the Nationals in Washington.





Western Christian Tournament in Hull

(#1-2A)Western Christian won their own tournament title, going 6-and-0 for the day and defeating (#5-4A)Bishop Heelan in the championship match 21-7, 21-11.  Le Mars went 2-and-3 for the tournament.

Le Mars results:  (POOL PLAY)  (#5-4A)Bishop Heelan def. Le Mars 21-17, 21-5  ..  (#2-2A)Unity Christian def. Le Mars 21-17, 22-20  ..  (#6-4A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton def. Le Mars 21-19, 22-20  ..  Le Mars def. M-O-C/Floyd Valley 21-15, 21-19.  (4th place match)  Le Mars (14-12) def. Sioux City East 15-21, 21-17, 15-7.

Lady Bulldogs statistical leaders:  KILLS– Krista Zenk 59  ..  Jenn Schneider 20  ..  Sydney Rand 17  ..  Jecenta Sargisson 13.  ASSISTSSydney Rand 82.  BLOCKS– Sydney Rand 6  ..  Jecenta Sargisson 5.   DIGS– Krista Zenk 28  ..  Sydney Rand 21  ..  Jenn Schneider 17  ..  Jecenta Sargisson 14.  SERVING– Sydney Rand 40-42 / 4 aces  ..  Abby Van Otterloo 35-36 / 6 aces  ..  Krista Zenk 35-36 / 3 aces  ..  Jenn Schneider 27-30 / 3 aces  ..  Haley Cooper 19-20  ..  Jecenta Sargisson 10-13 / 1 ace.

(major league baseball playoffs)

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have a two-games-to-none lead in the National League Division Series after their pitchers accounted for three RBIs in a 5-2 triumph over the visiting San Francisco Giants. Kyle Hendricks laced a two-run single and reliever Travis Wood slammed a solo homer to help the Cubs get within one victory of the N-L-C-S. However, Hendricks was taken out as a precaution in the fourth inning after being struck on the forearm by a line drive.

N-L-D-S – L.A. Dodgers at Washington, ppd.

N-L-D-S – Chicago Cubs 5, San Francisco 2  (Chicago Cubs lead best-of-five series, 2-0)

(college football)

MINNEAPOLIS — Akrum Wadley broke off a 54-yard touchdown run with 5:28 left and Iowa hung on to beat Minnesota 14-7 on Saturday in Minneapolis.  Wadley had 14 carries for 107 yards for the Hawkeyes (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten).  Mitch Leidner completed 13 of 33 passes for 166 yards and was also picked off twice for the Gophers (3-2, 0-2), who were flagged for eight penalties for 58 yards and forced to punt nine times.  After Wadley’s score, LeShun Daniels Jr. ran in the 2-point conversion. Leidner threw his second interception on the following possession, but the Gophers got the ball back again with no timeouts and 86 seconds remaining.  Brian Smith’s leaping catch out of bounds at the 13-yard line put them in position to tie the game, but Leidner’s fourth-down throw to Smith on a fade route in the corner of the end zone fell short.  Shannon Brooks gave Minnesota a 7-6 lead midway through the third quarter with a 9-yard run.  Beathard’s streak with a touchdown pass in nine straight games was stopped.

STILLWATER, Okla. — James Washington caught eight passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, and Oklahoma State overcame a 17-point second-half deficit to beat Iowa State 38-31 on Saturday afternoon in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Washington put the Cowboys ahead for good when he caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph with 3:40 remaining. Rudolph passed for 351 yards and four touchdowns for Oklahoma State (4-2, 2-1 Big 12).  It was the second consecutive late collapse for Iowa State (1-5, 0-3). The Cyclones were trying to bounce back after a heartbreaking last-second 45-42 loss to No. 13 Baylor last Saturday. The Cyclones were trying to get the first conference victory for first-year coach Matt Campbell.  Joel Lanning threw touchdown passes to Trever Ryen and Allen Lazard to help Iowa State take a 31-14 lead with 5:55 left in the third quarter.

VERMILLION, S.D. — Chris Streveler threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as South Dakota remained unbeaten at home after holding on for a 28-25 win over Northern Iowa Saturday in the 100th Dakota Days football game.  Northern Iowa (2-3, 1-1 Missouri Valley) entered the game ranked 11th in all three Football Championship Subdivision polls but has lost three of its last four games. Northern Iowa had won seven of the previous eight meetings between the teams, including a 20-7 decision last year.  Streveler ran 69 yards for a touchdown in the second minute of the game and put the Coyotes (2-3, 1-1) in front for good by hitting Tacari Carpenter with a 75-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter. The pair reconnected from 29-yards out in the third quarter to make it 28-17.  Former Gehlen Catholic all-state running back, Trevor Bouma, ran for 72 yards on 17 carries and scored on a ten-yard run for U-S-D.

Iowa 14, Minnesota 7
Oklahoma State 38, Iowa State 31
U-S-D 28, U-N-I 25

Morningside 69, Doane 7  —  Michael Whitehead (Gehlen Cath.) caught 3 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns
Concordia (Neb.) 56, Briar Cliff 0
Daktoa Wesleyan 42, Dordt 37
Augustana 44, Wayne State 31
Northwestern & Buena Vista were idle

Top 25 games:
(1) Alabama 49, (16) Arkansas 30
(2) Ohio State 38, Indiana 17
(4) Michigan 78, Rutgers 0
(5) Washington 70 Oregon 21
Navy 46, (6) Houston 40
(8) Texas A&M 45, (9) Tennessee 38, 2 OTs
(23) Florida State 20, (10) Miami (Fla.) 19
Washington State 42, (15) Stanford 16
(25) Virginia Tech 34, (17) North Carolina 3
L-S-U at (18) Florida – POSTPONED
(20) Oklahoma 45, Texas 40
U-S-C 21, (21) Colorado 17
(24) Utah 36, Arizona 23




(major league baseball playoffs)

N-L-D-S – Washington 5, L.A. Dodgers 2  (best-of-five series tied 1-1)

A-L-D-S Game 3 – Cleveland at Boston, ppd.

A-L-D-S Game 3 – Toronto 7, Texas 6, 10 innings  (Toronto wins best-of-five series, 3-0)

UNDATED – The Washington Nationals have evened their National League Division Series at a game apiece by turning a two-run deficit into a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jose Lobaton put the Nats ahead with a three-run homer in the fourth before Daniel Murphy added a pair of RBI singles. The Dodgers host Game 3 later today before the Chicago Cubs try to complete a three-game sweep of the Giants in San Francisco.

UNDATED – The Toronto Blue Jays have completed a three-game sweep of their American League Division Series by beating Texas, 7-6, on second baseman Rougned Odor’s throwing error in the bottom of the 10th. Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin homered for the Blue Jays, who will take on either Cleveland or Boston in the ALCS. The Indians and Red Sox were rained out for Game 3 in their American League Division Series in Boston after Cleveland took a 2-0 lead.

(N-F-L football)

CLEVELAND – Tom Brady was outstanding in his first action since serving a four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate,” throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns in the New England Patriots’ 33-13 victory at Cleveland. Martellus Bennett hauled in all three of Brady’s scoring passes, while Chris Hogan and Rob Gronkowski each went over 100 receiving yards. The Patriots improved to 4-1 and dropped the Browns to 0-5.

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team, improving to 5-0 with a 31-13 romp over Houston. Adam Thielen caught a touchdown pass to cap Minnesota’s opening drive and finished with a career-high 127 yards. Marcus Sherels returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown and Cordarelle Patterson scored on another sharp throw by Sam Bradford, who completed 22 of 30 passes for 271 yards.

New England 33, Cleveland 13
Detroit 24, Philadelphia 23
Indianapolis 29, Chicago 23
Tennessee 30, Miami 17
Washington 16, Baltimore 10
Minnesota 31, Houston 13
Pittsburgh 31, N.Y. Jets 13
Atlanta 23, Denver 16
Dallas 28, Cincinnati 14
Buffalo 30, Los Angeles 19
Oakland 34, San Diego 31
Green Bay 23, N.Y. Giants 16

Open: Jacksonville, Seattle, Kansas City, New Orleans