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Sports Report: Miami Dolphins Top Buffalo Bills 22-9


The Miami Dolphins are 6-4 after outscoring Buffalo 19-0 over the final 18 minutes of a 22-9 triumph over the visiting Bills. Ryan Tannehill was 26 of 34 for 240 yards and a pair of late touchdowns that rallied the Dolphins. Lamar Miller rushed for 86 yards for the Dolphins, who are off to their best 10-game start in six years.


Clayton Kershaw was so dominant this season he ended a 46-year drought. The Dodgers star left-hander has won the National League MVP award a day after winning the Cy Young award. He becomes the first to win both NL honors in the same season since Bob Gibson in 1968. Kershaw led the majors in wins, earned run average and strikeouts per nine innings this year, going 21-3 this season with a 1.77 ERA and 239 strikeouts in 198 1/3 innings. He also threw a no-hitter.

Mike Trout has finally topped the balloting. After two straight runner-up finishes, the Angels center fielder is a unanimous choice as the American League Most Valuable Player. He got all 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He's the first unanimous choice since Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1997. The 23-year old Trout hit .287 and set career highs with 36 homers and 111 RBIs this season.

Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark has died. He was 92. The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, says said Dark died Thursday at his home.

Dark was the major league Rookie of the year in 1948 and a three-time All-Star. He played for and managed World Series champions.

In 1951, Dark began one of the greatest rallies in baseball history with a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning for the New York Giants in an NL pennant playoff against Brooklyn. Bobby Thomson capped that comeback with a home run that became known as "The Shot Heard 'Round the World."


In the NBA, Chicago beat Toronto 100-93, Memphis squeaked by Sacramento 111-110, Dallas blew out Philadelphia 123-70, and it was Golden State over Brooklyn 107-99.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says it's time for a new approach to betting on sports.

In an op-ed article for The New York Times published online on Thursday, Silver says fans should have a safe and legal way to gamble on professional games. He suggests a federal framework that allows states to legalize sports betting. He says new regulations would help prevent underage betting while educating those with a gambling problem about how to bet responsibly.

Sports leagues have long opposed gambling on games, claiming it creates incentives for game-fixing. It is currently only legal in Nevada; New Jersey is moving toward legalization — against the opposition of all four major pro sports leagues.

Silver says new laws would have to protect the integrity of the sports.


Over on the ice, Colorado edged the Rangers 4-3 in a shootout, Montreal topped Boston 5-1, Minnesota doubled up Buffalo 6-3, Winnipeg beat Carolina 3-1, San Jose edged Tampa Bay 2-1, St. Louis bested Nashville 4-3, Calgary defeated Arizona 5-3, Ottawa edged Edmonton 4-3, and it was Dallas over Los Angeles 2-0.

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