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Houston ace McCullers left off ALCS roster against Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. has been left off Houston's roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston because of a strained muscle in arm, a huge blow to a team looking to advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons. McCullers was great in a Game ...

QBs, big names plentiful among injured early in NFL season

About a third of the starting quarterbacks have already missed time because of injuries, and Richard Sherman's return to the NFL was hastened by Tampa Bay's need at cornerback. And now Sherman is hurt. There are big names aplenty among the early-season strains and sprains, or ...

Seahawks put Russell Wilson, Chris Carson on injured reserve

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks placed quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson on injured reserve Friday, a move that will keep both players out until at least mid-November. Coach Pete Carroll had said earlier in the day that Wilson would be placed on IR and the ...

Mitchell keeps foot down and builds 5-shot lead in CJ Cup

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rory McIlroy was trying to illustrate how deep the talent pool is on the PGA Tour by sharing a story about how impressed he was with Keith Mitchell the first time they played together. Mitchell is providing McIlroy and everyone else with plenty of more fodder through two ...

Giants’ special season comes to abrupt end against Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only the San Francisco Giants themselves envisioned a season with success quite like this. They were all but an afterthought given the defending World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego Padres had been heavy favorites to win the NL West out of spring training. The ...

Dodgers’ Scherzer planned NLCS Game 1 starter against Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win. Unusual? Yes. And yet no one is surprised. "That is Scherzer being Scherzer," ...

Cardinals coach Kingsbury, 2 others to miss Sunday vs Browns

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury, quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen will miss the Cardinals' game Sunday at Cleveland after testing positive for COVID-19. The news adds to the virus woes for the NFL's only unbeaten team, which also put star ...

Hughes scores 2, lifts Devils past Blackhawks in OT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Not only did defenseman Dougie Hamilton pay instant dividends for the New Jersey Devils, Jack Hughes had a game worthy of a No. 1 overall pick. Hughes scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into overtime, the high-priced Hamilton scored on his first shot as ...

Finally: The preseason winds down, and regular season awaits

Let the (real) games begin. The NBA preseason finales were Friday night, the end of a two-week slate of exhibitions featuring more than 500 players — from 18-year-old Josh Primo in San Antonio, to 41-year-old Udonis Haslem in Miami — and some relatively unusual events. — A game in ...

Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper provided the offense and the Chicago Sky used a dominant defensive effort to move within a win of the franchise's first WNBA championship. Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 on Friday night in Game 3 ...