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Today’s best bet: Los Angeles Dodgers (+130) over PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Dodgers starter Derek Lowe is 4-0 in his last six playoff outings and threw six strong innings against the Cubs in a 7-2 road win in Game 1 of the NLDS. A clutch playoff performer, Lowe also is 4-0 in his last six outings vs. the Phils and won his lone start against them this year. With a red-hot Manny Ramirez igniting the offense and Joe Torre calling the shots, look for L.A. to keep rolling.

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US women’s team blanks Sweden 2-0 in World Cup

The U.S. women’s national team completed play in Group F with a perfect 3-0 record after defeating Sweden 2-0 Thursday in the Women’s World Cup.

Bettor, oddsmaker Jack Franzi dies at 91

Known as “Pittsburgh Jack” and “Uncle Jack,” Franzi leaves a sports betting tree that includes nephews and Las Vegas sportsbook directors Art Manteris and Chris Andrews.

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession in N.J.

Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted on cocaine and heroin possession charges and also a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark announced.

Fan catches home run ball with 1 hand, saves beer in other hand

A former athlete at Dakota Wesleyan University watching the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska became an internet star by making a stretching one-handed catch of a home run ball — all while keeping a plastic cup filled with beer from tipping over.

Today’s local and national sports

Here’s today’s local and national sports schedule, including television and radio listings.