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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton sees Max Verstappen as added motivation for next season after recognizing Red Bull's 20-year-old Dutch driver as one of the big threats to his bid for a fifth world championship.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year in another step toward opening public spaces to women.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in the hopes that he would be the final piece to their World Series puzzle and now the veteran right-hander will get a chance to lead his team to a maiden championship.
(Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens is determined to end the season on a positive note at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China after failing to win a match since her shock victory at Flushing Meadows.
LONDON (Reuters) - A hoped-for fight to the finish for the year-end number one ranking at next month's ATP World Tour Finals in London will likely be a coronation for Rafa Nadal, who is virtually guaranteed ending 2017 top of the pile.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says he plans to go out at the top but is not about to "do the easy thing" like former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg who quit days after winning last year's Formula One world championship.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Clayton Kershaw's playoff legacy took a big hit on Sunday as he let another possible postseason victory slip from his grasp in a performance that left the Los Angeles Dodgers with their back against the wall in the World Series.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Houston Astros traded blows with the Los Angeles Dodgers and escaped a thrilling back-and-forth, home-run filled clash with a 13-12 extra-innings victory on Sunday that put them one win away from their first World Series title.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Max Verstappen might have cause to thank the Formula One stewards, even if only as a backhanded compliment, for giving him plenty to get stirred up about ahead of Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix.
(Reuters) - Most of the National Football League's Houston Texans team knelt in protest as the national anthem was played for Sunday's game in Seattle, an apparent rebuke of team owner Bob McNair for his remark about "inmates running the prison."
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel's hopes of denying Lewis Hamilton a fourth Formula One world championship suffered a huge blow on Sunday when the title rivals collided at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix and dropped to the back of the field.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans are getting their best look in years at baseball's World Series, watching the games on state TV broadcasts a mere 24 hours after the actual event, despite each team featuring a star Cuban defector.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley both collected penalties for Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, taking the total tally of drivers penalized to five on a confusing grid.