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Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Verlander (2-0) twirled seven shutout innings to help carry the Astros into a decisive Game 7 at home on Saturday night. He allowed five hits and issued one walk while recording eight strikeouts, extending his streak of consecutive scoreless innings in elimination games to 24.
Australia's Groves cleared of breach of whereabouts rules
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rio Olympics silver medalist Madeline Groves has been cleared of a third breach of anti-doping 'whereabouts rules' and is free to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia said on Saturday.
Baseball play-offs league championship series result
Oct 21 (Gracenote) - Result from the MLB Play-offs League Championship Series match between Houston and NY Yankees on Friday (home team in CAPS)
NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game
(Reuters) - Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.
Major League Baseball roundup
But the Nationals are still looking for a postseason series win and some stability in the dugout, as the club announced Friday that manager Dusty Baker will not return in 2018 after his two-year contract expired.
Oakland Raiders' Lynch suspended one game for pushing official
(Reuters) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended for one game after pushing an official and grabbing his jersey during their home win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL said in a statement on Friday.
National Football League roundup
Rodgers was injured in the first quarter of last Sunday's 23-10 loss at Minnesota after taking a hard hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.
National Basketball Association roundup
The nine-time All-Star was hampered by the knee problem in Tuesday's season-opening victory over the Golden State Warriors before sitting out the following night's game against the Sacramento Kings.
Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach
Boucek, 43, joins San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon as the lone full-time female assistant coaches.
Motor racing-Ferrari replace Vettel's chassis
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Ferrari changed the chassis of Sebastian Vettel's car on Friday after failing to get to the bottom of problems he experienced in practice for what could be a title-deciding U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.
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