Dynamic Dodgers reach World Series with consummate teamwork

The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

LOS ANGELES — After third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to their most recent home playoff victory a few days ago, they took off their uniforms and pulled on T-shirts supporting a teammate.

Johnson, Kenseth on bubble heading to Kansas

Matt Kenseth sits in his car as he waits to practice for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season.

Idaho’s Petrino will be Big Sky football’s highest-paid coach

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino led the Vandals to nine wins last season, including a victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was rewarded with a contract extension Thursday. Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

If University of Idaho football fans were worried coach Paul Petrino might leave the program when it drops from the FBS to FCS level in 2018, they received a bit of reassurance Thursday.

Arizona State, Utah meet in Pac-12 showdown

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Utah running back Zack Moss (2) runs the ball as Southern California safety Marvell Tell III (7) tries to make the tackle during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. Coach Kyle Whittingham is still a hard-nosed, run-loving coach despite the new offense and he was thrilled with Moss. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has practically been begging his running backs to run more aggressively this season. He finally got it last week.

Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez celebrates with his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

CHICAGO (AP) — When it was over, when Los Angeles had finally secured another trip to the World Series and Enrique Hernandez’s three big swings had become a part of playoff lore, the emotional utilityman just wanted to give his dad a big hug.

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