Astros celebrate...Spurs bring back Parker...Flacco expects Sunday start...Bridgewater status unclear
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Springer slammed a two-run homer and Charlie Morton tossed four innings of two-hit relief as the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series. Springer was named the series MVP after tying a Fall Classic record with five homers and becoming the first to go deep in four consecutive games in the same World Series. Morton retired the last 11 Dodgers to secure the first World Series title in the Astros’ 56-season history.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have recalled Tony Parker from their G-League affiliate, although it was unclear yesterday if he will play tonight against the Golden State Warriors. The move comes one week after the veteran point guard started working out with the Austin Spurs as part of his rehab program. Parker is working his way back from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon that he suffered during last spring’s Western Conference semifinals.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has recovered from the concussion he sustained last week and expects to start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Flacco practiced with the team yesterday after being cleared of concussion protocol. The injury occurred in the first half of Baltimore’s 40-0 win over Miami on Thursday night.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says the organization has not yet determined whether to activate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the physically unable to perform list next week. Spielman says Bridgewater will be evaluated again following practice on Monday. Spielman will discuss the situation with coach Mike Zimmer, the medical staff and Bridgewater’s surgeon before a final call is made.
UNDATED (AP) — Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason men’s basketball poll for the second straight season after receiving 33 of 65 first-place votes. No. 2 Michigan State received 13 first-place votes, No. 3 Arizona had 18 and No. 4 Kansas got one. Kentucky rounds out the top 5, followed by Villanova, Wichita State, Florida, the defending-champion Tar Heels and Southern California.