The Houston Astros World Series banner is seen Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Houston. The Astros face the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of baseball's World Series tomorrow. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Vilified in sports world, Astros begin another World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman whipped the ball around during a crisp infield drill, then came together for a group hug near second base after finishing up …
Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. reacts after he got Chicago White Sox's Adam Engel to ground out to end the top of the fifth inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers knew there was a “less than 1%” chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander …
Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams is pushed out of bounds by Washington Football Team's Kendall Fuller after making a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Packers place Adams on COVID-19 list; Barry tests positive

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers likely will have to face the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals without 2020 All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry. General …
Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells yells instructions to his team against the Kansas during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Texas Tech fires Matt Wells after demoralizing loss

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired coach Matt Wells on Monday, two days after the Red Raiders couldn't hold a two-touchdown halftime lead in a loss at home to Kansas State. Wells had a shot …
Stadium workers paint the logo on the field Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Houston, in preparation for Game 1 of baseball's World Series tomorrow. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: 3 on umpire crew will be working 1st Series

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Chris Conroy will be behind the plate for Tuesday night’s opener between Atlanta and Houston, one of three …
NFL

Tom Brady had one memento he wanted back from a fan in the stands and one he wanted to give his after his latest historic performance. Both of the Brady admirers left Raymond James Stadium happy …

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As home races go, the U.S. Grand Prix was just like the rest of the season for Haas F1. A clunker. The only Formula One team owned by an American finished last again. Its …
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — It's a play that would have haunted the Arizona Cardinals in previous years: Cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. was called for a taunting penalty after a third-down defensive stop, …
NBA

The final buzzer sounded at the Tokyo Olympics, the gold medal for the U.S. was won and Gregg Popovich held his emotions in check for at least a couple of minutes. He shook hands with France coach …

Sacramento Kings (1-2, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (1-2, 10th in the Western Conference) Phoenix; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns square off against …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Kennard scored 23 points, tying his career high with six 3-pointers, and Los Angeles ran away early to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-86 for the Clippers' first win of …
College sports

Texas’ Chris Beard prepared for his first season coaching at his alma mater by assembling a virtual all-star team of transfers from across the country. Now it’s a matter of finding …

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Way up in the Oakland Hills, Gary Payton is hollering good-naturedly as if he's still on the court during his days as a dynamic point guard with the Seattle SuperSonics, but …
Drew Timme could have left for the NBA after leading Gonzaga into last season's national title game. He likely would have been drafted and gone on to have a solid career. But Timme wanted more. …
For the first time this regular season, there were no teams making their season debut in The Associated college football poll. Iowa State and BYU rejoined presented by Regions Bank, but the number …
Buffalo is back on top of the Mid-American Conference sacks chart after its school-record performance against Akron. The Bulls have been the MAC's leading sack team the past two years, but had …
MLB

Stop if this sounds familiar. The World Series is here, and so unfortunately are the Houston Astros. For the third time in just five years, if you’re keeping score at home. And, yes, they’ve …

HOUSTON (AP) — No matter how this year’s World Series ends, a Snitker will get a championship ring. This edition of the Fall Classic is a family affair with Atlanta Braves manager Brian …
NHL

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — T.J. Oshie picked up his fifth career hat trick as the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 7-5 on Monday night. Alex Ovechkin extended his point streak to six …

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 24 saves against his former team and the unbeaten Carolina Hurricanes matched the best five-game start in franchise history by defeating the struggling …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and Ville Husso recorded his second career shutout as the St. Louis Blues remained undefeated in five games with a 2-0 victory Monday night over …
Suns Basketball

Doncic leads Mavericks to win at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Luka Doncic had 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, narrowly missing his 37th career triple-double, Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks …

McCollum helps Blazers rout Suns for first win of season

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 28 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 134-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. McCollum’s hot shooting set the pace for the …

Suns set to do battle with Trail Blazers Saturday

Phoenix Suns (1-1, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (0-1, 11th in the Western Conference) Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT LINE: Trail Blazers -2.5; over/under …
Coyotes Hockey

Panthers stay unbeaten, beat Coyotes 5-3 to move to 6-0

SUNRISE, Fla.- (AP) — Frank Vatrano and Joe Thornton each scored their first goals of the season and the Florida Panthers stretched their unbeaten streak to six games with a 5-3 victory over the …

Florida hosts Arizona after Huberdeau's 2-goal game

Arizona Coyotes (0-4-1, eighth in the Central) vs. Florida Panthers (5-0-0, first in the Atlantic) Sunrise, Florida; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT LINE: Panthers -295, Coyotes +230; over/under is …

Sorokin stops 26 shots in Islanders' 3-0 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist, Ilya Sorokin stopped 26 shots and the New York Islanders kept the Arizona Coyotes winless with a 3-0 victory Saturday night. New …
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NWSL Glance

All Times EDT

L.A. Clippers 116, Portland 86

Percentages: FG .381, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 8-37, .216 (McCollum 4-11, Little 2-4, Nance Jr. 1-3, Simons 1-6, Covington 0-2, McLemore 0-3, Lillard 0-8). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: …

New Orleans Saints

Statistics after 6 games

Cleveland 99, Denver 87

Percentages: FG .463, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 7-25, .280 (Sexton 3-5, Markkanen 2-8, Garland 1-3, Love 1-4, Osman 0-1, Pangos 0-1, Rubio 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 2. Blocked …

Brazilian Results

BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) - Results from Brazilian football:

New Orleans 107, Minnesota 98

Percentages: FG .448, FT .826. 3-Point Goals: 10-30, .333 (Ingram 4-7, Murphy III 2-4, Alexander-Walker 2-9, Temple 1-3, Graham 1-6, Lewis Jr. 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: …

Chicago 111, Toronto 108

Percentages: FG .481, FT .955. 3-Point Goals: 12-27, .444 (Ball 5-9, LaVine 3-7, DeRozan 2-4, Caruso 1-1, Brown Jr. 1-4, Vucevic 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: None. Blocked Shots: …

Boston 140, Charlotte 129

Percentages: FG .495, FT .840. 3-Point Goals: 19-50, .380 (Tatum 6-12, Schroder 4-9, Parker 3-4, Brown 3-7, Pritchard 1-3, Williams 1-4, Smart 1-9, Richardson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team …