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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.
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.
HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson tossed a season-best five touchdown passes and the Houston Texans extended their winning streak to five games with a 42-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, Oct. 25, at NRG Stadium.
The suggested retail price of the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson made-for-TV event in November has been set at $19.99, Turner Sports announced Thursday. The organization also announced the start time -- 3 p.m. ET -- for the Nov. 23 match. The two will go head-to-head at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, playing for a winner-take-all $9 million prize.