HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole trudged slowly off the mound, wiped the sweat from his upper lip and took a handshake and pat on the backside from manager AJ Hinch.
TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending champion Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-122 in overtime on Tuesday night in the NBA's season-opening game.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors received the biggest championship rings in NBA history and unfurled a banner celebrating their victory in a ceremony before their season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.
HOUSTON (AP) — The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks.
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham enjoyed all the goals this time as it went from its heaviest home European loss to its biggest Champions League win.
HOUSTON (AP) — The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using "inappropriate language" after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jeremiah Dinson didn't bother reviewing film of Joe Burrow and LSU's offense against Auburn last season because "he's a totally different quarterback."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Though Ohio State's matchup with Wisconsin this week is no longer a showdown of unbeaten top-10 teams, Buckeyes coach Ryan Day says that doesn't change a thing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets coach Adam Gase says the organization is disappointed and angry quarterback Sam Darnold's comment about him "seeing ghosts" made it on air during the "Monday Night Football" game.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he's willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals.
ATLANTA (AP) — A person within the NFL says the Atlanta Falcons have traded receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick in 2020.
ROME (AP) — After five cases of racist chants in eight rounds of Serie A, the Italian soccer federation is considering employing advanced listening devices used in anti-terrorism operations to identify offending fans.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mason Rudolph faintly remembers walking off the field in a daze. His brain deleted everything else leading up to the hit the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback took from Baltimore's Earl Thomas on Oct. 6 that left Rudolph unconscious.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone with a long slice-and-dice touchdown drive, New England's blitz-happy defense forced Sam Darnold into five turnovers and the Patriots remained undefeated by cruising to a 33-0 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.
A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park:
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.
INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Not only did Jason Day win the inaugural "The Challenge: Japan Skins" game on Monday, beating Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama, he also won the needling contest.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers had his best game by far under new Packers coach Matt LaFleur, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns and running for another as Green Bay beat the Oakland Raiders 42-24 on Sunday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys are back in control of the NFC East after beating Philadelphia with the division lead on the line.
CHICAGO (AP) — The New Orleans Saints insisted they were ready for the challenge once Drew Brees went down. All they've done since is back up their words with wins.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurrell Casey recovered a fumble by Melvin Gordon at the goal line with 15 seconds left, and the Tennessee Titans pulled out a 23-20 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers after a frantic finish.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers gave the rest of the NFL its first true glimpse of what Matt LaFleur's offense can look like with Aaron Rodgers at the helm.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The game was billed as the return of Saquon Barkley to the New York Giants' lineup and the matchup of first-round rookie quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones. It had an unexpected star: Arizona Cardinals backup running back Chase Edmonds.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Chase Elliott on the second overtime restart that knocked Brad Keselowski out of the playoffs.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Adam Lallana scored his first goal in more than two years to rescue a 1-1 draw for Liverpool at Manchester United on Sunday, preserving the Premier League leader's unbeaten start.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray has won his first ATP tour final since having hip surgery in January for an injury that left him contemplating retirement at one point.