MLB

Long wait over for some Astros, National in 1st World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — What a relief for Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith that manager AJ Hinch was only joking about his team's makeup for the World Series. "I would bring (him) in my office and …

So bad for so long, does DC stand for District of Champions?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the …

World Series in Houston a homecoming for Nats star Rendon

HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon vividly remembers his one visit to the Astrodome as a child to see the Houston Astros and his beloved Killer B's. "I was really young at that time but that memory …
NFL

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials. Matthews was …

ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Lions fans call out officiating circus

It was a fitting form of protest, given the circus that NFL officiating has become, game after game, week after week: A trio of spectators wore clown makeup and black-and-white striped jerseys in the …

The Latest: Cowboys' Maher kicks another from at least 62

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 10:15 p.m. Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys has added to his record as the only kicker in NFL history with multiple field goals of at least 62 …
NBA

The NBA season starts Tuesday night, and here are 10 storylines to follow for the 2019-20 campaign: ___ NO. 2 IN 3'S Golden State's Stephen Curry is about to become No. 2 on the league's …

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have signed power forward Domantas Sabonis to a four-year contract extension. Team officials completed the deal Monday, less than two hours before an NBA …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourth-year guard Buddy Hield has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Sacramento Kings. The team didn't provide details of the contract in announcing …
Golf

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez tied the course record with a 9-under 63 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the opening event of the PGA Tour Champions' …

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium ended more than seven years without a victory when he closed with a 1-over 72 and survived a wild back nine at Le Golf National …
College sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron McKie stayed up all night before he was set to address Temple for the first time as head coach. McKie thought hard for the right words as they raced through his mind, …

AP Top 25 voters are being tougher on Clemson than any preseason No. 1 team in 48 years. The undefeated defending national champion Tigers are now No. 4 in The Associated Press college football …
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says …
MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a …
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Facing a Top 25 team in his first career start didn't faze Baylor Romney. Romney threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns to help BYU upset No. 14 Boise State 28-25 on Saturday …
NHL

First Period_1, Dallas, Faksa 2 (Fedun, Janmark), 18:58. Penalties_Chabot, OTT, (tripping), 6:43; Sekera, DAL, (tripping), 13:30. Second Period_2, Dallas, Pavelski 2 (Benn, Seguin), 10:44 (pp). …

DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal midway through the second period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Monday night for their second straight win. Radek Faksa …
First Period_1, St. Louis, Schenn 6 (Tarasenko, Dunn), 10:07 (pp). 2, Colorado, MacKinnon 5 (Rantanen, Makar), 12:38 (pp). Penalties_Schwartz, STL, (tripping), 4:18; Cole, COL, (interference), 9:35; …
Olympics

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A lawyer with the Association of National Olympic Committees on Friday detailed the limits on athletes promoting their sponsors within new guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo …

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to leave its doping "shortcomings" in the past, even as it faces questions regarding data tampering. The Russian president tells a televised sports …
Other sports
This Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, photo shows the graded dirt surface where sod will be placed in November inside what will be the stadium for David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS soccer team that opens its inaugural season in 2020 at the site of the former Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)

Beckham's stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Piles of steel sit at one end of the property, waited to be lifted into place. Workers were going in …

Nick Kyrgios named by Australia for Davis Cup finals

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt says he has been willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour …
Brad Keselowski (2) pits during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Column: Brian France was right to bring playoffs to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains. The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the …

2014 US Open runner-up Nishikori to have right elbow surgery

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow. Nishikori's manager, Olivier van …
Switzerland's Roger Federer acknowledges the crowd after winning his first round match against Germany's Peter Gojowczyk at the Swiss Indoor tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

Federer wins easily at Basel in 1,500th tour singles match

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German …