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Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, left, is guarded by Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Humphries getting comfortable after hand surgery

- The Washington Times

Chunks of skin are still missing from Kris Humphries’ right hand. Surgery between his fourth and fifth phalanxes (small and ring finger) took place Oct. 10, yet Humphries’ fingers still feels funky, if they feel at all.

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma is interviewed during the American Athletic Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day, in New York,  Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

UConn women unanimous preseason No. 1; Terps 10th

- Associated Press

Connecticut received all 35 votes Thursday marking the 10th time that the Huskies are the top team in the preseason. Six of those years UConn went on to win the national championship.

Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14), from Sweden, celebrates his goal as Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) watches, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2

- Associated Press

Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

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Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, works the ball inside past Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 89-79 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nuggets open with 89-79 win over Pistons

- Associated Press

With key players returning from injury and still rounding into form, the Denver Nuggets leaned on Kenneth Faried.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

- Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

Selig's imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

- Associated Press

For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dribbles against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets 121-105

- Associated Press

Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics' coaching job, but he didn't really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench.

Houston Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale shouts to his team in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rockets spoil Snyder's NBA coaching debut

- Associated Press

Kobe Bryant might have called Dwight Howard "soft" but, just like the Lakers, the Utah Jazz had no one who could stop him.

Kansas City Royals players watch from their dugout the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Royals' dream season falls short in World Series

- Associated Press

Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrown star put his head down and churned toward third base.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Derrick Rose scored 13 points after missing most of the last two seasons, and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fisher's first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Wednesday night.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Arizona-UCLA Preview Capsule

- Associated Press

No. 14 Arizona (6-1, 3-1) at No. 25 UCLA (6-2, 3-2), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate next to debris that has been set on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police

- Associated Press

The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.