HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials extended the parade route honoring the World Series champion Astros after more fans than expected showed up for the festivities. Thousands of people wearing the baseball team's orange and blue colors were standing more than 10 rows deep along downtown streets, even two hours ahead of the start of the parade.

HOUSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether to visit the White House if President Donald Trump extends an invitation. Such visits are common for title-winning teams. The New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Penguins and Clemson Tigers have all traveled to the White House in this past year. The Golden State Warriors did not make the trip after being disinvited by Trump. Astros manager A.J. Hinch says the nation is highly polarized right now and the day of the team's celebratory parade might not be the best time to decide.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton's $106 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels backloads money and will save the team more than $6 million next season and $4 million in 2019. He also receives a full no-trade provision. Upton signed a $133 million, six-year deal with Detroit before the 2016 season that called for him to receive more than $22 million annually and gave him the right to opt out after the 2017 season and forfeit the remaining $88.5 million. His new deal adds $17.5 million in guaranteed money and an additional season.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court says Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott can play in Sunday's home game against Kansas City. The court in New York today temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that required Elliott to begin serving a six-game suspension. It said its brief order does not constitute a resolution on the merits of the court case. The suspension was imposed in August after the NFL investigated several alleged physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Elliott's girlfriend at the time

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are mounting a massive security effort to try to secure the New York City Marathon deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. City officials have sought to calm the nerves of more than 50,000 runners and millions of onlookers by insisting the marathon should go off on Sunday without incident. On Tuesday, the driver of a rental truck mowed down cyclists and pedestrians on a bike path, killing eight. He was captured after being shot and wounded by police.