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There’s still a little FitzMagic left, as bridge quarterback leads Dolphins over Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—Maybe it was all the pre-game chatter centred around rookie Tua Tagovailoa.

Maybe, Ryan Fitzpatrick realized it could have been the final prime-time game of his career.

But as Fitzpatrick showed on Thursday night in Jacksonville, he’s still got a lot of FitzMagic left in him. And the Dolphins could use every bit of it as Tagovailoa marinates on the sidelines.

Fitzpatrick threw a career-high 12 straight completions to start the game and accounted for three touchdowns as the Dolphins (1-2) won their first game of the season 31-13 over the Jaguars in front of 16,563 fans allowed inside TIAA Bank Field with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Receiver Preston Williams and tight end Mike Gesicki each caught a touchdown pass from Fitzpatrick, who scored on a one-yard keepe...

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On the air – Thu, 24 Sep 2020 PST

Friday’s TV Highlights

Auto racing

6 p.m.: NASCAR Truck Series, World of Westgate 200 FS1

Baseball, Korean Baseball Organization

12:55 a.m. (Saturday): TBA ESPN2

Baseball, MLB

2 p.m.: Milwaukee at St. Louis (Game 1) MLB

5 p.m.: Milwaukee at St. Louis (Game 2) MLB

5 p.m.: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox ESPN2

6:30 p.m.: Seattle at Oakland Root

8 p.m.: San Francisco at San Diego (Game 2) MLB

Basketball, NBA playoffs

5:30 p.m.: Miami vs. Boston ESPN

Football, college

5 p.m.: Middle Tennessee at UTSA CBS Sports

Football, high school

6 p.m.: TBA ESPNU

Hockey, NHL playoffs

5 p.m.: Tampa Bay vs. Dallas NBC

Golf

Noon: PGA Tour, Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship Golf

Rugby

12:30 a.m. (Saturday): Canberra at Cronulla-Sutherland FS1

2:30 a.m. (Saturday): Parramatta at Wests FS1

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Evel Knievel’s son is suing Disney over a ‘Toy Story 4’ character

LAS VEGAS — Evel Knievel’s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom.

A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the movie company of improperly basing the new character in last year’s “Toy Story 4” on Knievel, whose famous stunts included motorcycle jumps over the Caesars Palace fountain in Las Vegas and a row of buses at Wembley Stadium in London, and a rocket shot into Snake River Canyon in Idaho.

Las Vegas-based K and K Promotions accuses Disney-owned Pixar of intentionally modeling the Caboom character, voiced by Keanu Reeves in the movie, after Knievel — although Knievel’s name is never mentioned.

Son Kelly Knievel, head of K and K, has had publicity rights to Evel Knieve...

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Jamal Murray and the Nuggets are in a familiar spot after a Game 4 loss to LeBron and the Lakers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them.

Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference final.

Davis got the Lakers off to a fast start with his scoring and James helped them finish it with his defence, forcing Jamal Murray into some late misses after the guard had kept the Nuggets in it with an array of high-difficulty baskets.

James added nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Lakers had 12 offensive rebounds for a whopping 25-6 advantage in second-chance points.

Game 5 is Saturday, when the Lakers can reach the NBA Finals for the first time in a de...

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Man dead after police shoot him in Airway Heights – Thu, 24 Sep 2020 PST

Two Spokane officers shot and killed a suspect around 5 p.m. Thursday in Airway Heights, Sgt. Teresa Fuller said.

The man died despite surgeon’s efforts, according to a Spokane Police Department news release. The man was suspected of pistol-whipping his ex-wife and firing a gun in her residence, Fuller said.

The man was wanted on suspicion of domestic violence-related crimes, including two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts second-degree assault and one count of second-degree malicious mischief, based on two incidents, the release said.

Monday, he was suspected of breaking into his ex’s residence and firing a weapon. Wednesday, police suspect he pistol-whipped her, the release said. He also had an unrelated felony warrant for unlawful imprisonment.

Members of the department’...

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Lynx trail WNBA semifinal 2-0 after Game 2 loss to Seattle

Resiliency has been the trademark of the Lynx all season.

It’s about to be put to the ultimate test.

After Thursday’s 89-79 loss to Seattle, Minnesota trails the overwhelming title favorite 2-0 and must beat the Storm three straight times to avoid elimination.

That won’t be easy.

After a strong offensive showing in Game 1, Minnesota struggled to score for long stretches Thursday, which was reminiscent of the two regular season matchups between the two teams.

The Lynx shot just 29 percent in the first half and didn’t get much from its backcourt early as Odyssey Sims, Crystal Dangerfield and Rachel Banham all struggled to get going.

“Offensively, you’ve got to be really good to beat Seattle...

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Gregor Chisholm: The Blue Jays keep beating the odds, reach the post-season for the first time in four years

The Blue Jays didn’t make the postseason because of their strong play, they made it because of their resiliency. This is a team that never quit, no matter how bad things got. Perhaps they’re just too young to know any better.

Toronto opened the year without a home. Star closer Ken Giles got hurt during the first series of the season and, before long, he was joined by franchise player Bo Bichette. There was a slew of late-inning meltdowns early in the season and well-documented struggles in one-run games.

A lot of things went wrong for the Blue Jays and it was rare to watch a game without seeing at least one critical fielding error or inexcusable mental mistake on the basepaths...

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Northwest lawmakers respond after Trump won't commit to accepting election results – Thu, 24 Sep 2020 PST

WASHINGTON – Northwest lawmakers reacted Thursday after President Donald Trump declined to say he would accept the results of November’s election if he loses, sparking fears of a constitutional crisis.

In a news conference Wednesday, Trump was asked whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election to Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The president, who has repeatedly warned without evidence of a “rigged” election, replied, “We’re going to have to see what happens.”

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., condemned Trump’s equivocating and called on Republicans to commit to accept the election results.

“This isn’t the first time President Trump has dangerously used his words to undermine one of our country’s fundamental principles,” Murray said in a stat...

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Lynx say justice wasn’t served in Breonna Taylor case, but they’ll keep pushing

The Lynx, and really the WNBA at large, dedicated this season in the bubble in Bradenton, Fla., to Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in her Kentucky home earlier this year during a late-night police search.

All season, the Lynx advocated for justice for Taylor, and reform of the laws that helped lead to her killing. So when only one detective was indicted this week on charges of reckless endangerment not for Taylor’s killing, but for the shots fired that flew into a neighboring apartment, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said “you can imagine the disappointment that we all have felt.”

“I would just say the vibe of what everyone has been saying is that justice wasn’t served,” Lynx rookie guard Crystal Dangerfield said.

“We dedicated the season to Breonna Taylor and t...

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Gregor Chisholm: The Blue Jays kept beating the odds to reach the post-season for the first time in four years

This year’s version of the Blue Jays haven’t always looked like a playoff-calibre team but, because of an expanded format and abbreviated schedule, they are post-season bound for the first time since 2016.

Toronto officially clinched its spot in the first round with a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night. Fittingly, the celebration happened at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, a minor-league stadium the Blue Jays assumed as their own after being left without a home earlier in the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Jays didn’t necessarily deserve this spot in the post-season because of their strong play. Toronto’s early part of the schedule was plagued with a slew of late-inning meltdowns and one-run losses...

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