Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.
The Lewis-Palmer Rangers volleyball team moves to 19-0 on the season after a 3-0 sweep against Cheyenne Mountain.
Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves for his 21st career shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Thursday night.
No. 22 Colorado dropped a 2-0 decision at No. 3 Stanford on Thursday night, snapping a 10-match winning streak for the Buffaloes. CU suffered its first defeat in Pac-12 play and dropped to 12-4 overall and 6-1 in conference play. Stanford improved to 13-1-1 and 6-1-0.
The Air Force volleyball team kicked off the second half of the Mountain West home-and-home season with a 3-0 loss to UNLV on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Academy’s Clune Arena. The Rebels, who are receiving votes in the most recent AVCA Coaches’ Poll, defeated the Falcons (9-13) in straight 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 sets to improve to 19-2 on the year.