HOUSTON (AP) — After a long season of comebacks, it’s time for the Washington Nationals to celebrate. The team that was 12 games under .500 before the end of May is now the World Series champion. The Nationals’ 6-2 Game 7 win in Houston last night was their fifth comeback win in a potential elimination game this postseason. They had to win the NL wild card game, then went the full five games in the NL Division Series to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road in extra innings to advance.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rough start to the season for Golden State has just gotten rougher. Two-time MVP Stephen Curry broke his left hand when he fell hard in the third quarter of last night’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors have been struggling with Kevin Durant’s departure to Brooklyn and Klay Thompson out for perhaps the entire season recovering from July 2 surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tonight’s NFL game features undefeated San Francisco at Arizona. The 7-0 49ers are coming off a 51-13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and have been plowing through their schedule with one of the league’s best defenses. The 3-4-1 Cardinals saw their three-game winning streak end Sunday with a 31-9 loss to New Orleans.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Li Haotong has given his home crowd plenty to cheer about with an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead in the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Defending champion Xander Schauffele (ZAN’-dur SHAWF’-lee) turned a birdie chance into a three-putt bogey late in his round and had to settle for a 66, joining a group that included Adam Scott and Sungjae Im. Phil Mickelson, in danger of falling out of the top 50 for the first time in 26 years, shot 71.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Defending champion Nelly Korda and Mi Jung Hur each shot 6-under 66 to share the first-round lead at the LPGA Swinging Skirts tournament in Taiwan. Minjee Lee of Australia, who was the runner-up a year ago, was a stroke off the pace after a 67.