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2015 Postseason Baseball Glance

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:42 PM
All Times EDT

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Houston 3, New York 0

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 0

(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)
American League
Houston 1, Kansas City 0

Thursday, Oct. 8: Houston 5, Kansas City 2

Lions rule out Bell, Ebron and Ngata against Cardinals

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:42 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out running back Joique Bell, tight end Eric Ebron and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for their game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Bell (ankle), Ebron (knee) and Ngata (calf) did not practice on Friday.

Safety James Ihedigbo (quad) and offensive guard Larry Warford (ankle) were limited in practice and are questionable Sunday when the winless Lions host the NFC West-leading Cardinals.

4-team National Women's Hockey League set to open 1st season

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:40 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The puck is set to drop for the four-team National Women's Hockey League.

The league will open its first season Sunday, with the New York Riveters traveling to Stamford to face the Connecticut Whale, and the Buffalo Beauts hosting the Boston Pride.

Each team will play an 18-game schedule that runs through the end of February.

The NWHL is the first women's pro hockey league to offer paid contracts.

Bernhard Langer takes 2-shot lead in SAS Championship

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:27 PM

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Bernhard Langer shot a 7-under 65 in windy conditions Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's SAS Championship.

The 58-year-old German star had seven birdies in a bogey-free round at Prestonwood Country Club. He won the Senior Players Championship in June for his 24th victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Gene Sauers, John Riegger and Scott Dunlap shot 67, and Kenny Perry was another stroke back along with Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf, Kevin Sutherland, Rod Spittle, Greg Kraft and Olin Browne.

Donaldson trades words with Kela, benches clear in ALDS

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:24 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson got into a shouting match with Rangers reliever Keone Kela in the 13th inning in Game 2 of the AL Division Series on Friday, causing the benches and benches to briefly empty.

It was 4-all when Donaldson hit a deep drive to left field that went foul. Kela walked toward home plate and began trading words with Donaldson.

Russia beats Moldova to close in on Euro 2016 place

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:02 PM

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russia took a big step toward qualifying for Euro 2016 on Friday as a 2-1 win over Moldova strengthened its hold on second place in Group G.

Russia struggled to break down the Moldovan defense but eventually took the lead through veteran defender Sergei Ignashevich, who blasted the ball into the net in the 58th minute after Artyom Dzyuba knocked on a free kick.

Dzyuba doubled Russia's lead in the 78th minute with a tap-in when Ignashevich headed on a corner from Dmitry Kombarov.

Hurricanes lose defenseman Wisniewski to knee injury

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 04:59 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski will need surgery for a knee injury.

The team said in release Friday that Wisniewski will have surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and will face an estimated six-month recovery time. He was injured during Thursday's game at Nashville after skating just 47 seconds in his debut with the Hurricanes.

Carolina acquired the 31-year-old Wisniewski from Anaheim in June in exchange for goaltender Anton Khudobin.

Kings, Richards settle grievance over contract termination

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 04:59 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Center Mike Richards and the Los Angeles Kings have settled their dispute over the termination of Richards' contract after his arrest in June.

The NHL Players' Association announced the settlement Friday, making Richards an unrestricted free agent.

Richards was charged with possession of a controlled substance in Manitoba after he was stopped by Canadian border authorities. The Kings terminated his contract later in the summer, and the NHLPA filed a grievance on his behalf.

Switzerland joins England in qualifying for Euro 2016

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 04:56 PM

LONDON (AP) — Switzerland will return for the European Championship for the first time since co-hosting the tournament eight years ago after thrashing San Marino 7-0 on Friday with seven different scorers.

As the Swiss secured second place, Group E leader England made it nine wins out of nine in qualifying, with Theo Walcott and Raheem Sterling scoring in a 2-0 win over Estonia.

With one qualifier remaining, Switzerland has an unassailable five-point advantage over Slovenia, which was held 1-1 by Lithuania.

UCLA punter Adam Searl arrested on suspicion of rape

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 04:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and school officials say a walk-on punter for No. 20 UCLA has been arrested for investigation of rape.

Los Angeles police said Friday that Adam Searl's arrest came after an investigation lasting nearly a year.

Police say that last October, a UCLA student reported that she had met the suspect at an off-campus party and he returned home with her. She told investigators she awoke to find him sexually assaulting her.

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