Kershaw can send Dodgers to World Series

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(TSX / STATS) -- CHICAGO -- For the first time in almost three weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers will try to bounce back from a loss.

The stakes could not be much higher this time around. Los Angeles holds a decisive 3-1 lead over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series and has the opportunity to close out the series in Game 5 on Thursday night at Wrigley Field.

A win would vault the Dodgers into the World Series for the first time since 1988. A loss would push the series back to Los Angeles and give the defending champion Cubs a renewed sense of hope.

Tigers to hire Gardenhire as manager

(TSX / STATS) -- The Detroit Tigers will hire Ron Gardenhire to manage the club through what is expected to be a rebuilding phase.

Multiple outlets reported late Thursday that Gardenhire will replace Brad Ausmus, whom the team chose not to retain when his contract expired at the end of the season. (MORE)

Nets' Lin expected to be out for season

(TSX / STATS) -- Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season after the Brooklyn Nets said he sustained a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Pacers in Indiana.

Lin was injured on a drive to the basket during the fourth quarter of the Nets' 140-131 road loss to the Indiana Pacers and had to leave the game. He limped back to the locker room under his own power after initially being assisted. (MORE)

Warriors F Green gets good news on knee

(TSX / STATS) -- An MRI exam on the injured left knee of Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green came back negative, according to an ESPN report Thursday.

Green's status for Friday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans is uncertain. (MORE)

Spartans top rusher Scott arrested again

(TSX / STATS) -- Michigan State running back LJ Scott was arrested earlier this week for driving with a suspended license, the seventh time the Spartans' leading rusher has been stopped for a license issue in the past two years.

The latest arrest occurred Wednesday in East Lansing, Mich. It marks the fourth time Scott will face license-related charges in Michigan. The other three incidents occurred in Ohio. (MORE)

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