HOUSTON (AP) _ It’s Game 7 in the World Series tonight with Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) starting for the Astros and Max Scherzer in for the Nationals. Scherzer was scratched from Game 5 due to a nerve irritation near his neck but now says he’s ready to go. It’s the first World Series where the road teams have won all six Games. Houston is looking to end that streak.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The 76ers host Minnesota tonight before heading out on a West Coast road trip. With the 76ers off to 3-0 start heading into tonight’s game, they’re set to prove to any remaining doubters it’s more than hollow hype they’re the team to beat in the East. The 76ers haven’t reached the NBA Finals since Allen Iverson’s MVP season in 2001 and haven’t won it all since 1983.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) _ New York Jets safety Jamal Adams says he is still bothered that general manager Joe Douglas listened to trade offers for him before the NFL’s deadline to deal players. Adams say he told Douglas last Friday he wanted to remain with the Jets and was then angered when people Adams says he trusts told him the GM was answering calls from other teams inquiring about the safety’s availability. Adams wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that Douglas went behind his back by entertaining trade talk.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) _ The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Michael Jackson. Detroit needs depth at the position while Darius Slay is slowed by an injury. The Lions signed Jackson off the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad and released running Paul Perkins. Dallas drafted Jackson in the fifth round this year out of Miami. Slay was limited with a hamstring injury that kept him out of Detroit’s previous game, a win over the New York Giants.
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed reliever Sam Howard off waivers from Colorado. The 26-year-old left-hander is 2-0 with 24 strikeouts, 13 walks and a 5.87 ERA in 24 career appearances since making his major league debut in 2018. He spent the majority of 2019 with Colorado’s Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque, going 4-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 42 games.