HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole of the Astros faces Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals as the World Series gets under way tonight in Houston. Cole enters the matchup at 19-0 in his last 25 starts, including three wins in the playoffs. No pitcher has ever won 20 in a row in a single season.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been banned from international judo competitions for refusing to let its athletes fight Israeli opponents.
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Genoa has fired Aurelio Andreazzoli and is preparing to hire former Italy international Thiago Motta as a replacement.