Cole, Astros face Scherzer, Nats in World Series opener

Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole speaks during a news conference Monday for the World Series, which begins Tuesday night in Houston with Cole starting against the Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hot Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros, face Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals in World Series opener

Edmonds runs wild as Cardinals beat Giants in Barkley's return

Arizona's Chase Edmonds (29) runs for one of his three touchdowns during the Cardinals' 27-21 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Chase Edmonds runs for 3 touchdowns as Cardinals top Giants 27-21 in Saquon Barkley's return

Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cutoff race at Kansas Speedway

Denny Hamlin celebrates after winning the NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 race on Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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

Yankees need ace like Cole as they pivot toward 2020

Aaron Judge reacts after striking out during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros on Oct. 17 in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gerrit Cole could be seeing a lot more of the New York Yankees real soon

Astros, Nationals rely on rotations in World Series

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Gerrit Cole lined up to throw 1st pitch of this year's World Series, with both Houston Astros and Washington Nationals relying heavily on rotations

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Cole, Astros face Scherzer, Nats in World Series opener

Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole speaks during a news conference Monday for the World Series, which begins Tuesday night in Houston with Cole starting against the Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hot Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros, face Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals in World Series opener

Yankees need ace like Cole as they pivot toward 2020

Aaron Judge reacts after striking out during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros on Oct. 17 in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gerrit Cole could be seeing a lot more of the New York Yankees real soon

Astros, Nationals rely on rotations in World Series

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Gerrit Cole lined up to throw 1st pitch of this year's World Series, with both Houston Astros and Washington Nationals relying heavily on rotations

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NFL's biggest star joins growing list of sidelined QBs

Kansas City quarterback Matt Moore throws against the Broncos during the second half of Thursday's game in Denver. Kansas City won, 30-6. (Jack Dempsey/AP Photo)

The Year of the Backup Quarterback now features Matt Moore, a 35-year-old journeyman who was out of football last year

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes injures right knee against Broncos

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is helped by trainers after getting injured against the Broncos during the first half of Thursday's game in Denver. (Jack Dempsey/AP Photo)

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee injury on a sneak against the Denver Broncos

Jets' C.J. Mosley declares: 'I'm playing Monday night'

Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) celebrates with teammates after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a Sept. 8 game against Buffalo at MetLife Stadium. Mosley says he will play Monday night against New England barring any setbacks at practice this week. Mosley has been sidelined since injuring his groin during the third quarter of the Jets' season-opening loss to Buffalo. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley says he will play Monday night against the New England Patriots barring any setbacks at practice this week

Mahomes injures right knee in Chiefs' rout of Broncos

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes leaves the game after suffering a knee injury during the first half of Thursday night's game at Denver. He didn't return, but the Chiefs rolloed to a 30-6 win over the Broncos. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee in the Kansas City Chiefs' 30-6 victory over the Denver Broncos

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Marner scores in OT to lift Maple Leafs past Bruins 4-3

The Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews gets checked by Boston's Brandon Carlo in front of the net during the first period of Saturday's game in Toronto. Toronto won in overtime, 4-3. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Mitch Marner scored at 3:54 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins

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Colorado goaltender Pavel Francouz stops a shot by Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat during the second period of Saturday's game in Tampa, Fla. Colorado won, 6-2. (Jason Behnken/AP Photo)

Tyson Jost had three goals, Pavel Francouz made 44 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 to remain the only NHL team without a regulation loss this season

John Carlson's three-point night helps Capitals beat Rangers 5-2

Rangers center Lias Andersson, left, battles with Captials right wing Garnet Hathaway during the second period of Friday's game in Washington. The Capitals won, 5-2. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

John Carlson's 3-point night helps Capitals beat Rangers 5-2

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After coming so close to a WNBA title, Sun look to reload in offseason

Connecticut's Brionna Jones (42) passes the ball around Washington's Emma Meesseman to teammate Alyssa Thomas to start a fast break off a turnover during Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night at Entertainment and  Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The Sun lost 89-78 and will now use the offseason to tinker with their roster to get over the hump in 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun were 10 minutes away from a WNBA title. They head into the offseason with eight of their 12 players free agents and need to add depth.

Heartbreak for Connecticut Sun in Game 5 loss to Mystics in WNBA Finals

Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones reacts following Thursday night’s Game 5 loss to Washington in the WNBA Finals. Washington came from down nine points in the third quarter for an 89-78 victory and a WNBA title, denying the Sun their first WNBA crown in franchise history. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

MVP Emma Meesseman scored 11 of her team-high 22 points during a third-quarter comeback and the Washington Mystics pulled away from the Connecticut Sun late to win Game 5 and the WNBA Finals 89-78 Thursday.

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Altuve's HR in ninth sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

The Astros' Jose Altuve, right, and pitcher Justin Verlander celebrate after Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday in Houston. Altuve hit a walk-off two-run home run to win both the game, 6-4, and the series. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 to advance to the World Series for the second time in three years

Savages in the box go bust with slew of strikeouts

The Yankees' Brett Gardner argues with home plate umpire Mark Carlson after being called out on a third strike to end the top of the second inning in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros on Saturday in Houston. The Astros won, 6-4, to clinch the series. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a slew of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees

Waiting game: Nationals get six days off before World Series

Members of the Nationals participate in Friday's workout in Washington in advance of the team's appearance in the World Series. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Off their routine, Nationals try to stay loose and sharp with 6 days off before World Series

Rookie QBs Murray, Jones main focus in Cardinals-Giants game

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray scrambles as Atlanta defensive end Adrian Clayborn pursues during the first half of an Oct. 13 in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona won, 34-33. (Rick Scuteri/AP Photo)

Rookie QBs Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones main focus in Cardinals-Giants game

ON THE AIR

Baseball

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — World Series: Washington Nationals at Houston Astros in Game 1.

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Arizona Coyotes at New York Rangers.

Soccer

12:55 p.m., TNT — Champions League: Bayer Leverkusen at Atletico Madrid.

3 p.m., TNT — Champions League: Atalanta at Manchester City.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Ertse Bank Open from Vienna, Austria; Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland.

1:30 a.m. (Wednesday), Tennis Channel — WTA: Elite Trophy from Zhuhai, China.