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Altuve to DH among trio of Astros moves for Game 3: MLB playoff notes

Six-time all-star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time. Astros manager A.J. Hinch has Altuve as the DH for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Boston on Tuesday at 5:09 p.m. ET. Altuve bruised his right knee during the playoffs and it is still bothering ...

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Reigning champ Truex among those in playoff trouble

After Sunday’s wild finish at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, several drivers are in need of a win or strong performance next week at Kansas Speedway if they want to advance to Round 3. Chevrolet drivers Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson must win if they want to stay alive to the Round of 8 while Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney are also ...

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Ayton, Doncic among 10 key rookies to watch in 2018-19

What’s more Shiny and New than a raw, talented class of rookie class ready to show off what it’s got? The beauty of the NBA is that every season brings a fresh crop of young talent, many of whom are able to step in and contribute in big ways right away. So which of this year’s rookies will shine brightest? ...

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Brewers' Thames, Anderson among NLDS roster omissions

The Milwaukee Brewers released their 25-man roster on Thursday for the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies, and there are some notable omissions. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en" readability="2… MLB | theScore

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Where do the 2018 Orioles rank among the worst teams ever?

Let’s get this out of the way: The 2018 Baltimore Orioles were bad. Historically bad. Buck Showalter is going to need several stiff drinks this winter after his team finished with a disastrous 47-115 record. But were they the worst team ever? Only a select few teams have been truly awful enough to qualify for that title, as losing so ...

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NASCAR America: Charlotte's Roval ranks high among major changes to NASCAR

In 1950, NASCAR added its first speedway to the schedule. The high-banked 1.366-mile Darlington Raceway was a departure from the traditional direction of the sport. “The first time they went to Darlington, a mile race track, … guys ran the whole race and never got off the apron,” Kyle Petty said during Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America. “Never got up ...

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