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‘Mattress Mack’ won’t need to sleep off Astros’ World Series win

Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale said he’ll refund about $10 million to customers who cashed in on a promotion offering refunds of any mattress purchase of at least $3,000 when the Astros won the World Series.

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers get edge in NLCS

It’s a rematch between the Cubs and Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. But their roles have been completely reversed.

Yankees armed, ready to upset Astros in ALCS

The Astros are a minus-175 series favorite over the Yankees (plus-155) and a minus-160 favorite in Friday’s Game 1, which pits Dallas Keuchel against Masahiro Tanaka (plus-150).

Kyle Hendricks, Cubs in control of World Series

The Chicago Cubs are minus-250 favorites to win the series, and Kyle Hendricks is a 2-1 favorite in Game 3. Cleveland needs two more strong starts from Corey Kluber.

New York Mets should be honest about why they signed Tim Tebow

I’m certain the Mets inked Tebow to a minor league deal and paid him $100,000 because they’re convinced a 29-year old who hasn’t played competitive baseball since his junior year in high school can get quickly up to speed.

Enthusiastic Sanchez just fine with Sam Boyd Stadium

If there’s anything most Las Vegas sports fans can agree upon, it’s that Sam Boyd Stadium and Cashman Field stink, and that hopefully there will be places to park at the new hockey arena.

A short story about Bob St. Clair, Andre Rodgers and Elvis records

Last week’s column on Bob St. Clair and the undefeated 1951 University of San Francisco football team — “The Best Team You Never Heard Of” according to the ESPN documentary showing this month — generated a lot of email and phone calls from readers who remembered St. Clair or that Dons team. Or had a father who did.