LOS ANGELES — Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos has no words to explain the early minutes of his team’s ugly loss Wednesday night.

“I really don’t know where it came from,” Dos Santos told reporters after the Whitecaps (5-8-0) suffered a nasty 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Los Angeles FC.

Much of the damage was done in the first 14 minutes of the game, where Dejan Jakovic scored off of a corner, Bradley Wright-Phillips added a brace, and Vancouver’s Ranko Veselinovic had an own goal.

“The first 14 minutes looked like it was going toward a huge nightmare,”

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Twenty-year-old rookie Tyler Herro scored a career-high 37 points as the Miami Heat took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night in their Eastern Conference Finals series with a 112-109 victory.

In a game that played out mostly as a tight, defensive battle that saw neither team able to shoot the ball particularly well until the second half, Herro’s – pun fully intended – heroics as well as the strong play of Miami’s usual big trio of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic, who combined for 66 points, proved too much in

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The Buffalo Bills will be looking to open their season on a 3-0 straight-up run for a second straight year when they battle the undefeated Los Angeles Rams on Sunday as slim 2.5-point favourites on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

With quarterback Josh Allen turning in a career performance, Buffalo marched to a 31-28 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 to improve to 5-1 straight-up in its past six September contests going into Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Bills Stadium.

Allen has been key to the Bills’ fast start. The 24-year-old earned NFC Offensive Player of

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PARIS — Toronto’s Steven Diez is one win away from a spot in the French Open men’s main draw.

Diez advanced to the final round of qualifying with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over Chris Eubanks of the United States on Wednesday.

Diez will next face France’s Enzo Couacaud for a spot in the main draw, which begins Sunday.

Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., lost his second-round qualifying match on Wednesday. American Sebastian Korda defeated Schnur 6-4, 6-4.

Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., the other Canadian in the men’s qualifying draw, lost his first-round match Tuesday.

Denis Shapovalov of Richmond

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