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Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Justin Timberlake will be headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl LII halftime show next year, it was announced Sunday.

The singer, 36, tweeted the news along with a video featuring Jimmy Fallon.

"I DO have the time. Half the time...#PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight," Timberlake wrote.

I DO have the time. Half the time...#PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight

— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 23, 2017

Simultaneously, the NFL tweeted an image promoting the show.

Minnesota.@SuperBowl LII.
February 4, 2018.@jtimberlake! #PepsiHalftime #SBLII

— NFL (@NFL) October 23, 2017

Pepsi also got in on the fun, declaring the news "official" after weeks of speculation.

It’s official: @jtimberlake is taking the #PepsiHalftime stage at #SBLII Tune into #SNF tonight for the full scoop & we’ll see you on Feb 4!

— Pepsi™ (@pepsi) October 23, 2017

The Super Bowl takes place on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

Houston 4, N.Y. Yankees 0

Toronto 128, Philadelphia 94
Orlando 114, Cleveland 93
San Antonio 87, Chicago 77
Miami 112, Indiana 108
Detroit 111, N.Y. Knicks 107
Houston 107, Dallas 91
Memphis 111, Golden State 101
Milwaukee 113, Portland 110
Denver 96, Sacramento 79
Utah 96, Oklahoma City 87
L.A. Clippers 130, Phoenix 88

N.Y. Rangers 4, Nashville 2
Philadelphia 2, Edmonton 1
Tampa Bay 7, Pittsburgh 1
N.Y. Islanders 5, San Jose 3
OT Buffalo 5, Boston 4
Ottawa 6, Toronto 3
L.A. Kings 6, Columbus 4
Florida 4, Washington 1
Dallas 4, Carolina 3
Chicago 4, Arizona 2
Minnesota 4, Calgary 2
OT Vegas 3, St. Louis 2

(1) Alabama 45, Tennessee 7
(2) Penn St. 42, (19) Michigan 13
(4) TCU 43, Kansas 0
(5) Wisconsin 38, Maryland 13
(8) Miami 27, Syracuse 19
(9) Oklahoma 42, Kansas St. 35
OT (10) Oklahoma St. 13, Texas 10
(13) Notre Dame 49, (11) Southern Cal 14
(14) Virginia Tech 59, North Carolina 7
(15) Washington St. 28, Colorado 0
(17) South Florida 34, Tulane 28
(18) Michigan St. 17, Indiana 9
(20) UCF 31, Navy 21
(21) Auburn 52, Arkansas 20
(23) West Virginia 38, Baylor 36
(24) LSU 40, Mississippi 24

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Elsa/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros have advanced to the World Series for the second time in franchise history.

The Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.

The last World Series appearance for the Astros was in 2005 when they lost the championship to the Chicago White Sox in four games.

The Astros will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

Houston 7, N.Y. Yankees 1

Washington 115, Detroit 111
Boston 102, Philadelphia 92
Cleveland 116, Milwaukee 97
Charlotte 109, Atlanta 91
Portland 114, Indiana 96
Brooklyn 126, Orlando 121
Minnesota 100, Utah 97
Sacramento 93, Dallas 88
Golden State 128, New Orleans 120
L.A. Lakers 132, Phoenix 130

Vancouver 4, Buffalo 2
San Jose 3, New Jersey 0
Pittsburgh 4, Florida 3
OT Washington 4, Detroit 3
Winnipeg 4, Minnesota 3
Anaheim 6, Montreal 2

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Instagram/JustineSkye(NEW YORK) -- The Brooklyn Nets invited singer Justine Skye, a native of the New York City borough, to sing the national anthem at Friday night's home opener at Barclays Center -- and to the surprise of spectators and Nets management, she took a knee at the end of her performance.

Skye, 22, appears to have taken a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, based on an Instagram post about the evening, which included video of her performance and the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.

"Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and probably won’t ever be invited to sing it again but I had to take a knee for the opening game in my city and let my voice be heard," she wrote. "We will not be silenced #blacklivesmatter."

Unlike the NFL, the NBA has a rule requiring players to stand during the national anthem.

Players from both the Nets -- who locked arms while Skye sang -- and the Orlando Magic stood along the foul line during her performance.

A spokeswoman for the Nets said it was unaware that Skye was planning to take a knee. "We recognize that tonight's national anthem singer kneeled briefly at the end of her performance and we were not aware that she was going to do so," she said.

The Nets beat the Magic 126-121.

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Micah Malone(SOUTHWOOD, La.) -- One toddler has become the star of a Louisiana high school’s halftime show thanks to her dance moves.

Ollie Malone, 2, was captured on video dancing with Southwood High School's flag line and dance team in Shreveport during homecoming on Sept. 30.

The girl's mom, Micah Malone, is the coach for the high school's dance team, the Silver Spurs.

"These girls are head over heels for her," Malone told ABC News. "She stands with the girls and dances with them in the stands. This year, she started going down to the field because she's a little older."

Malone and her husband, Cody, are both teachers at Southwood High School.

Ollie has a uniform to match the Silver Spurs and dances with them at every home game, Malone said.

Ollie's dance moves went viral after her mom shared the video on Facebook of her dancing at homecoming.

"It just went crazy from there," Micah Malone said. "Overnight, it was at over a million views."

"We just have so much support at the school and we are a big family," she added.

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Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball made his long-awaited NBA debut against the crosstown rival Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, but things did not play out as he hoped.

The Lakers lost 108-92, and Ball scored just three points on 1-of-6 shots. He also sat out the entire fourth quarter.

An unsatisfied Ball told reporters afterwards, "Obviously we wanted to do better, but I believe we're back on Sunday and hopefully it's a lot better."

Ball did add nine rebounds and four assists, and head coach Luke Walton had positive things to say about the rookie out of UCLA. In his postgame press conference, Walton said, "I thought he was good... it's such a feel thing for him that I think he was out there feeling it out."

Ball was the number two overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and he played some productive games in the preseason before missing time with an injured ankle.

He drew a lot of attention this offseason, mostly due to his father LaVar's boastful claims about his three sons during numerous sports talk show appearances.

Ball was being guarded by new Clippers' point guard Patrick Beverley, who has long been one of the best defending guards in the NBA.

Beverley says he told Ball afterwards that he would not be the only point guard targeting Lonzo this year. Beverley told reporters that he spoke to Ball, telling him, "Due to all the riff-raff his dad brings, he's going to get a lot of people coming after him."

Ball and the Lakers visit the Phoenix Suns in their second game of the year on Friday. They meet the Clippers again on November 27.

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- For the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the World Series.

Following a loss to the defending champion Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, Los Angeles dominated Game 5 11-1, winning the National League Championship series 4-1.

The Dodgers got the scoring started early, with an RBI double by first baseman Cody Bellinger in the top of the first inning off Cubs' starter Jose Quinatana, followed by a solo homer by Dodgers outfielder Enrique Hernandez, which was just the start of a speical night for him.

That would be all Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw needed, as he pitched six innings of one-run ball in the victory. His only mistake was a solo home run to the Cubs' Kris Bryant.

Hernandez added a grand slam in the third and a two-run home run in the ninth, giving him three home runs and seven RBIs in the game. The 26-year-old is the fourth player in MLB history with a three home run game in the league championsip series. Adam Kennedy was last to do so in the 2002 American League Championship series. He also tied a postseason record with his seven RBI performance, shared with four other players.

The N.L. pennant winners await the winner of the ALCS between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. New York leads the series 3-2, with a chance to clinch with Game 6 in Houston Friday night.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

L.A. Dodgers 11, Chi Cubs   1

Toronto 117, Chicago 100
Oklahoma City  105  N-Y Knicks    84
 L.A. Clippers  108  L.A. Lakers   92

Tampa Bay 2, Columbus 0
Boston 6, Vancouver 3
N.Y. Islanders 4  N.Y. Rangers 3; SO
Nashville 1, Philadelphia  0
New Jersey 5, Ottawa 4; OT
Edmonton 2, Chicago 1; OT
St. Louis 4, Colorado 3
Carolina 2, Calgary 1
Dallas 5, Arizona  4


(25) Memphis 42, Houston 38

Oakland 31, Kansas City 30

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33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will take over the reins of his former division rival, the Detroit Tigers, sources tell ESPN.

The news, first reported by The Athletic, would bring the veteran manager to the Motor City after spending this past season as a bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gardenhire previously managed the Twins for 13 years, including six postseason berths, before being fired after the 2014 season.

Gardenhire, 59, would replace Brad Ausmus, who was informed that his contract wouldn't be renewed in September.

Detroit has traded away a number of talented veterans --including Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton -- this season as they enter something of a rebuild.

"As we transition the ballclub in a new direction, I feel it's best we have a new approach and a fresh start with the manager position," Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila said in the announcement of Ausmus' departure.

Gardenhire had also interviewed for the vacant manager job with the Boston Red Sox.

In his 13 seasons in Minnesota, Gardenhire managed the Twins to a record of 1,08-1,038, won six division titles, and the 2010 American League Manager of the Year award.

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