(Houston, TX) — Justin Verlander has one item left on his baseball bucket list: win a World Series game. Verlander, who starts Game Six of the World Series tonight for the Astros, is 0-and-5 with a 5.73 ERA in six career World Series starts. He’s won a Cy Young, pitched in eight All-Star games, won an AL MVP, wears a World Series ring and struck out 300 this season, but a World Series victory has eluded him. The Nationals will counter with Stephen Strasburg. The Astros are one win away from capturing their second World Series in three years.
Cubs, Phillies Introduce New Managers
(Undated) — The Cubs and Phillies are both introducing new managers. The Cubs held a press conference Monday for new skipper and former catcher David Ross, who replaces the fired Joe Maddon. He had been working as a special assistant. The Phillies also introduced former Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who takes over in Philadelphia for the fired Gabe Kapler.
Cowboys Will Face Giants Next
(Frisco, TX) — After a bye week, the Cowboys will return to the practice field to prepare for a game next Monday at the New York Giants. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 37-10 in their last game and lead the NFC East with a 4-and-3 record. They beat New York 35-17 to kickoff the season with Eli Manning starting at quarterback for the Giants, who are coming off a 31-26 loss in Detroit to fall to 2-and-6.
Texans Facing Jaguars Next
(Houston, TX) — The Texans are London-bound to meet the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Houston is 5-and-3 after a 27-24 victory over the Raiders. The Texans, however, lost Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt to a season-ending pectoral injury in the win.
Steelers Rally Past Dolphins On MNF
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers spotted the winless Dolphins a 14-0 lead before scoring 27 unanswered points in a 27-14 win on Monday Night Football in Pittsburgh. Mason Rudolph threw two TD passes and James Conner rushed for 145 yards and a score as the Steelers improved to 3-and-4. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two TD’s in defeat for the now 0-and-7 Dolphins.
Rockets Silence Thunder
(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored 40 points as the Rockets beat the Thunder 116-112 in Houston. Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 12 boards and nine assists against his former team. Houston is 2-and-1. The Rockets will open a four-game trip tomorrow night in Washington.
New York Knicks 105, Chicago Bulls 98
Detroit Pistons 96, Indiana Pacers 94
Toronto Raptors 104, Orlando Magic 95
Philadelphia 76ers 105, Atlanta Hawks 103
Houston Rockets 116, Oklahoma City Thunder 112
Milwaukee Bucks 129, Cleveland Cavaliers 112
Golden State Warriors 134, New Orleans Pelicans 123
San Antonio Spurs 113, Portland Trail Blazers 110
Denver Nuggets 101, Sacramento Kings 94
Utah Jazz 96, Phoenix Suns 95
LA Clippers 111, Charlotte Hornets 96
Mavericks On Road Tonight
(Denver, CO) — The Mavericks will face the Nuggets tonight in the Mile Hile City. Dallas is 2-and-1 after a Sunday two-point home loss to Portland. Denver is 3-and-0 after a win last night in Sacramento.
Arizona Coyotes 3, Buffalo Sabres 2 (SO)
Vancouver Canucks 7, Florida Panthers 2
Stars Home Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars are home tonight against the Minnesota Wild. The Penguins shut out Dallas 3-0 on Saturday, ending the Stars’ three-game winning streak. Dallas defenseman Andrej Sekera has an undisclosed injury and will not play against the Wild
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In area college football, number-11 and undefeated Baylor will play West Virginia on Halloween night in Waco. Number-14 and unbeaten SMU will play Saturday at Memphis. TCU, which is coming off an upset of Texas, will play Saturday at Oklahoma State. Texas A&M will host USTA Saturday. North Texas will welcome UTEP to Denton. West Texas A&M hosts Texas A&M-Commerce.