Colorado in the NLDS...Yanks host A’s in AL wild-card...Caps to hoist championship batter as NHL season starts
CHICAGO (AP) — Colorado is heading to Milwaukee to open a best-of-five Division Series against the National League Central champion Brewers tomorrow. After playing their third big game over three days in three different cities, the Rockies beat the Cubs 2-1 in last night’s NL wild-card game in Chicago. Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees host the Oakland Athletics in tonight’s American League wild-card game. Luis Severino will start for the Yankees, giving the 24-year-old right-hander a chance to make up for a bad outing in last year’s wild-card game against Minnesota. Oakland has made an unconventional choice for its starter: reliever Liam Hendriks. The Australian right-hander had no wins in the regular season and spent two months in the minor leagues.
UNDATED (AP) — The NHL season gets underway tonight. The Washington Capitals will get start their season by raising their championship banner before they host the Boston Bruins. The Stanley Cup will be on the ice for the ceremony.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. The Board of Governors’ executive committee has recommended proceeding with Seattle’s expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league’s 32nd franchise in December. The recommendation came a few hours after key stakeholders presented their case to the committee yesterday. Seattle could be awarded a team two months from now.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell (kroh-WEHL’) has been fined $13,369 by the NFL for his crude touchdown celebration in Cleveland. After scoring a touchdown against his former team on Sept. 20, Crowell took the football and wiped it against his rear end before firing it into the stands. It made for a viral moment from New York’s loss to previously winless Cleveland, and earned Crowell a scolding from coach Todd Bowles.