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MLB-WORLD SERIES McCullers won’t pitch in Series HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers won’t pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. McCullers got injured in the AL Division Series. He pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a Game 1 victory over the Chicago White Sox but let after four innings in Game 4 with…

Cruising Cards confident, face big test Thursday vs Packers

By DAVID BRANDT - AP Sports Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — It’s a play that would have haunted the Arizona Cardinals in previous years: Cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. was called for a taunting penalty after a third-down defensive stop, giving the Houston Texans a chance to continue their drive. This version of the Cardinals wasn’t bothered a bit. Three plays later, linebacker Markus Golden sacked Davis Mills,…

Packers’ resourcefulness will face huge test at Arizona

By STEVE MEGARGEE - AP Sports Writer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have demonstrated all season they can win games when they’re not even close to full strength. Now they’re about to face a challenge unlike anything they’ve encountered all year. The Packers (6-1) will put their six-game winning streak at stake Thursday night at the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals (7-0). And they could…

Fitzpatrick set for MRI in 2 weeks, no timetable on return

By STEPHEN WHYNO - AP Sports Writer

Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t walking through that door any time soon, which means Washington will continue to roll with Taylor Heinicke at quarterback with the season slipping away. Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that Fitzpatrick would have an MRI on his injured right hip in a couple of weeks, which would then allow the team to set a course for the…

Rejuvenated Wentz has Colts’ offense running in high gear

By MICHAEL MAROT - AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carson Wentz needed a fresh start. The Indianapolis Colts gave him a chance. Now, as the midway point of the season nears, Wentz is rounding into form, winning games and starting to play with the efficiency and effectiveness scouts always envisioned. “I think we ran the ball fairly well, and then Carson made some plays down the…

Update on the latest sports

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MLB-WORLD SERIES McCullers won’t pitch in Series HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers won’t pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. McCullers got injured in the AL Division Series. He pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a Game 1 victory over the Chicago White Sox but let after four innings in Game 4 with…

Injury-riddled Broncos get linebacker Kenny Young from Rams

By ARNIE STAPLETON - AP Pro Football Writer

The injury-riddled Denver Broncos have acquired the Los Angeles Rams’ second-leading tackler. The Rams are sending inside linebacker Kenny Young and a seventh-round draft pick in 2024 to the Broncos for a sixth-round selection in the 2024 NFL draft. Young is in the midst of a breakout fourth NFL season and goes from a 6-1 team to a 3-4 Broncos squad that has been hit hard by injuries at linebacker. The Broncos lost both of their starters and two backups and have lost four straight after a 3-0 start

Bears’ Nagy understands beating by Bucs doesn’t scream unity

By ANDREW SELIGMAN - AP Sports Writer

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy insisted he understands why his comments about the team’s closeness and unity might ring hollow to those on the outside. A 38-3 beatdown by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t exactly scream togetherness. It showed just how wide the gap between the Bears and the reigning Super Bowl…

The Latest: McCullers won’t pitch for Astros in World Series

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HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Lance McCullers won’t pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. After a career-high 13 wins during the regular season, when he also had a 3.16 ERA and 185 strikeouts, McCullers got hurt in the AL Division Series. He pitched…