Brewers can take commanding lead over Dodgers in NLCS

LOS ANGELES — The Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen roared back to life in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series and can now further its influence in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

Packers’ Crosby makes amends with game-winning FG vs. 49ers

Green Bay Packers placekicker Mason Crosby bounced back from four missed field goals last week in the loss to the Detroit Lions by making all four of his tries, including the 27-yard game-winner with no time remaining, Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field.

Patriots pleased with offensive showing

What a game. It had all of New England talking the day after (on a dreary Monday) even though the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-5 to tie their series at 1. Based on the television ratings, far more people watched the Pats than Red Sox.

Falcons K Bryant likely out versus Giants

One of the risks of carrying a 43-year-old kicker is the potential for injury. That’s what the Atlanta Falcons face this week with the ageless Matt Bryant, a 17-year veteran who is likely to be unavailable for Monday’s game against the New York Giants.

Hip-hop loaded with pot, cigarette references

Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say.