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Hibbert has double-double as Pacers beat Pistons

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Hibbert has double-double as Pacers beat Pistons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 98-79 win over Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

David West scored 14 points and Lance Stephenson added 12 points and 11 boards to help the Pacers snap a three game skid.

Greg Monroe had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Rodney Stuckey scored 14 points for the Pistons, who have lost four of the last five.

The Pacers went on an 18-2 run in the second quarter. Stephenson made a 3-pointer and a free throw to help the Pacers take a 54-36 lead at halftime.

The Piston played without forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, who were listed as inactive before the game and are part trade that will send them to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jose Calderon.

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Don’t think FedEx Field can play like a slip 'n slide? Just ask Matt Ioannidis

Don’t think FedEx Field can play like a slip 'n slide? Just ask Matt Ioannidis

The Redskins played host to the 49ers in Week 7 amid constant downpour that began well before kickoff. Both teams struggled to deal with the conditions, but a play late in the second quarter just about summed up how tough it was for players to find any footing.

That’s Redskins defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, who almost turned a dive attempt into a shoestring tackle by sliding across the field. The referees have been able to dry the ball in between plays, but there hasn’t been much the crew has been able to do about the grass.

As NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay reported before the game, the puddles were already beginning to form during pregame warmups.

The game was already expected to be a low-scoring affair, but the conditions have only made points even harder to come by.

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Nationals to host World Series watch parties at stadium for Games 1 and 2

Nationals to host World Series watch parties at stadium for Games 1 and 2

The Nationals will open the World Series on the road, traveling to Houston to take on the Astros for the first two games before heading back to the District. But the team is intent on packing Nationals Park anyway, as the stadium will host viewing parties for each of the Nats’ road games so that fans can watch their team on the jumbotron.

Admission into the park is free, but tickets must be reserved ahead of time. Parking passes will also be available.

For the first two games of the series—both of which begin just after 8 p.m. ET—the center field gate will open at 7 p.m. NATS PLUS members also have the opportunity to reserve premium seats behind home plate and at the Budweiser Brew House.

Game 1 of the World Series begins Tuesday night, when Cy Young contenders Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole will face off in an attempt to propel their respective clubs to a 1-0 series lead.

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