Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity volleyball team was without libero Marlee Butler in a 3-2 loss at Village Christian on Thursday. Her replacement, Sara Shaw, injured an ankle in warm-ups. … Emily Hawkins of Campbell has been named Player of the Week in women’s golf in the Big South Conference. … Keith Hills will have its Fall Glow Ball Tournament on Friday, October 8. The 2-person teams will play a superball format. … No. 15 Coastal Carolina won, 52-20, at Arkansas State and Houston was a 40-22 winner at Tulane in college football on Thursday night. Games tonight include Temple (3-2) at No. 5 Cincinnati (4-0) (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Charlotte (3-2) at Florida International (1-4) (CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.) and Stanford (3-2) at No. 22 Arizona State (4-1) (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.). … The Los Angeles Rams won, 26-17, at Seattle on Thursday night. … The American League playoffs got underway with host Houston topping the Chicago White Sox, 6-1, and Tampa Bay downing visiting Boston, 5-0. … MLB playoff games today include the White Sox at the Astros (MLB Network, 2:07 p.m.), Atlanta at Milwaukee (TBS, 4:37 p.m.), Boston at Tampa Bay (Fox Sports 1, 7:02 p.m.) and the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco (TBS, 9:37 p.m.). … Sung Kang shot a 61 to take a 2-shot lead at 10-under par going into today’s second round of the PGA Tour event in Las Vegas (Golf Channel, 5 p.m.).