LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lyceum destroys Letran to return to NCAA finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “You get on the road and things can be a little quirky,” Buehler said. “I would think that most people would be better at their home ballpark and to have their home crowd behind them. And we expect them to be out and loud tomorrow.”With the shift to the National League, the designated hitter vanishes. Boston manager Alex Cora must decide whether to insert J.D. Martinez into an outfield corner to keep the major league RBI leader in the batting order. He ruled out shifting Mookie Betts from right field to second base to create room.Martinez is playing with a sore right ankle after slipping while rounding second base in the opener.“Actually he felt better today walking around,” Cora said. “He got treatment on the way here. He’s going to get treatment tomorrow. He’ll get treatment tomorrow morning. In the afternoon we’ll make a decision.”After starting the first all right-handed-hitting lineup (with no switch-hitters) in Series history against lefties Chris Sale and David Price, Roberts will revert to a more orthodox assortment against Porcello. Left-handed-hitting Joc Pederson will lead off instead of Brian Dozier, and fellow lefties Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy could join him along with switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal. The benched quartet included the Dodgers’ top four home-run hitters.Roberts was a member of the 2004 Red Sox, who became the first team to overcome a 3-0 postseason deficit when they beat the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. Boston then swept St. Louis for its first title since 1918. Roberts remembered the message of then-Red Sox manager Terry Francona: win tonight.“You can’t win four games in one night,” Roberts said. “So just the focus-on-one-game-at-a-time mentality. I know it’s easier said than done.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dodger Stadium viewed on Thursday, Oct., 25, 2018, a day ahead of World Series Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. The Series shifted scene after the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the cold of Boston’s Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)LOS ANGELES — Palm trees! Shorts! Sunglasses!While the World Series isn’t quite a trip to the beach, the Boston Red Sox anticipate staying hot in balmy California, and the Los Angeles Dodgers hope a warm welcome will help them reverse a 2-0 deficit.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles traveled Thursday, deciding to get a full night’s sleep in a Boston hotel rather than flop on flat-bed airplane seats while cruising cross-country through the night. Boston’s players spent the night at home, then jetted west.Porcello went straight from the charter to Dodger Stadium, GQ ready in a dark suit, dress shirt and violet necktie.“I actually have it buttoned up because I have a stain on my white shirt,” he said. “I’ve been walking around Dodger Stadium with this thing snug, so nobody could see that. It’s not as good as it looks right now. I’m hiding everything.”Boston burst ahead in the Series at its 106-year-old ballpark, defined by the 37-foot Green Monster in left, the triangle in center, the Pesky Pole in right and the Citgo sign beyond. The Red Sox thrived in the chilly, damp nights. The Dodgers bundled up and tried to endure.Now Los Angeles is back in its own elements. The yellow, light orange, turquoise and sky blue seats looked like 55,000 or so dominoes lined up, the San Gabriel Mountains shimmering beyond the hexagonal video boards and the parking lots. While there were no formal workouts by either team, a few Dodgers played catch in left field.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ “I think the climate is a little different,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts deadpanned Thursday. “There’s a familiarity, obviously, for us. There’s been a lot of talk of outfield depth; we’re very familiar with the ballpark.”Walker Buehler, a 24-year-old rookie right-hander, will be the center of attention when he starts Game 3 for the Dodgers in Friday’s late-afternoon twilight against Rick Porcello. Not so Wednesday, when Buehler flew home from Boston ahead of his team and went unrecognized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHe missed a 4-2 win by the Red Sox at Fenway Park that opened a 2-0 Series lead. 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1 Sheffield Wednesday will consider themselves to have the advantage after holding Huddersfield to a goalless draw in the first leg of their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final at the John Smith’s Stadium.The Terriers, who finished the regular season in fifth, bossed the entire 90 minutes but were unable to find an elusive goal, with Izzy Brown clipping the crossbar in the first half and Nahki Wells twice testing Keiren Westwood in the Wednesday net.David Wagner’s men have had a brilliant season, flirting with automatic promotion for much of it, but they will see this as a missed opportunity given their total domination of their home leg.In contrast, it was a classic containing away performance from the Owls, who failed to muster a shot on target and showed little ambition to win the game.But the stalemate means they return to Hillsborough for the second leg on Wednesday favourites to reach the Wembley final for a second successive year.The pattern of the game was set early on and after a tense start, the Terriers began to take the ascendancy and had a chance to break the deadlock midway through the first half.Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens failed to clear Wells’ header across goal and the ball landed to Brown eight yards out, but he was falling backwards when he connected with his shot and it skimmed the crossbar and went over.That turned out to be the best moment for either side in the first half, as although Wagner’s men dominated the ball and territory, Wednesday’s resolute defending prevented them from creating anything remotely dangerous.Indeed, the opening 45 minutes ended with neither side managing a shot on target.The second period followed an identical pattern, with the hosts in control and finally they tested Westwood in the Wednesday goal 10 minutes after the restart.The dangerous Wells turned his marker and produced a chip that had Westwood back-peddling before tipping over from underneath his crossbar.It was all Huddersfield and Tommy Smith fired over before Wells had another chance when a loose ball fell kindly to him eight yards out but Westwood was out quickly to deflect it wide.There was a sense that Huddersfield really needed a goal to take to Hillsborough in midweek, but Wednesday were remaining defiant and continued to restrict their hosts, who threw everything forward in an attempt to break the deadlock.It was certainly not pretty from the Owls, who did not force Town goalkeeper Joel Coleman into a save, but it was effective as they are now just a home win away from a Wembley return.