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Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen Exits Game Vs. Houston Texans With Elbow Injury

The Buffalo Bills’ rookie quarterback Josh Allen exited Sunday’s meeting with the Houston Texans in the third quarter with an elbow injury. Allen managed to complete 10 of 17 passes for 84 yards, before hurting his elbow when he was hit by the pair of Texans pass rushers in Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney.  The Bills were forced to send in quarterback Nathan Peterman to the field, who finished the game with only 61 passing yards and a touchdown with two interceptions on 6-of-12 completions. Buffalo ended the Houston game with a 20-13 loss, and will next face the Indianapolis Colts on the road in Week 7. ...Read more

Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov Both Suspended 10 Days For Brawl At UFC 229

UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that occurred after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas Letters were sent informing both fighters that they will be suspended for at least 10 days effective Oct. 15, commission executive Bob Bennett said Thursday. A commission investigation is pending and the panel can extend the temporary suspension when it meets Oct. 24. Nurmagomedov and McGregor could also appeal Bennett’s executive action at that time. Earlier this week, Nurmagomedov’s $2 million for the fight was withheld by the commission pending the outcome of the investigation; McGregor received his $3 million purse. UFC President Dana White also said three members of Nurmagomedov’s camp were detained by police but released, because McGregor refused to press criminal charges. White said the UFC might strip the lightweight title from Nurmagomedov, as well.  ...Read more

St. Louis Cardinals Agree To 1-Year Deal With Veteran Adam Wainwright

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright has agreed to a one-year deal. The 37-year-old Wainwright has been with St. Louis since making his big league debut in 2005. Wainwright made just eight starts this season because of hamstring and elbow problems, going 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA, but he pitched four times in September as the Cardinals made an unsuccessful bid for a postseason spot. Wainwright is a three-time All-Star and is fifth on the Cardinals’ career list with 148 wins and second with 1,623 strikeouts. He was a closer for the Cardinals when they won the World Series in 2006.  Wainwright went 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA in 2014, but he’s posted a 4.54 ERA over the four seasons since. ...Read more

Brooks Koepka Voted PGA Tour Top Player Of The Year

U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka was awarded the Jack Nicklaus Award trophy as the PGA Tour player of the year. Koepka is the sixth player in the last six years to win the award, the longest streak of different winners since PGA Tour players began voting on the award in 1990. Koepka’s award was presented at The Bear’s Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, the home course of Nicklaus. Koepka received the award during his one week at home. After the Ryder Cup, he played the Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews. He leaves this weekend for the CJ Cup in South Korea, followed by the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. ...Read more

Boston Red Sox Defeat New York Yankees To Advance To ALCS

The Boston Red Sox eliminated the New York Yankees from the 2018 postseason on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium with a 4-3 win to advance to the ALCS. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed just four hits and one run in five innings, and the Red Sox bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings to earn the victory. Boston’s Game 4 win completed a 3-1 series victory in the American League Division Series. The Red Sox will now face the Houston Astros in the 2018 American League Championship Series, starting at 8:09 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th. ...Read more

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign RB Jamaal Charles With Leonard Fournette Sidelined

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced the signing of running back Jamaal Charles to a one-year deal. With Corey Grant out for the season, Leonard Fournette sidelined with a hamstring injury and T.J. Yeldon playing on a bad ankle, the Jaguars had to make some moves. Charles averaged 4.3 yards per carry last year in Denver. He also became the leading rusher in Chiefs history (7,260 yards) despite a series of knee injuries. In nine seasons with Kansas City, Charles scored 64 total touchdowns in 103 games and was named to the Pro Bowl four times. He had four seasons with at least 40 receptions.  ...Read more

Houston Astros Advance To ALCS With Sweep Of Cleveland Indians

The defending World Series champions Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a sweep of the Cleveland Indians on Monday with an 11-3 win in Game 3 of the division series. Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run double off Bauer on a shoulder-high pitch as the Astros scored three runs in the seventh inning and closed the series down. The Indians hit just .144 in the series, have lost six straight playoff games and were swept for the first time since the 1954 World Series. The Astros will now have to wait for the winner of the Boston-New York series for their next shot to play for the championship. ...Read more