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Cubs place Montgomery on DL, move Chatwood back to rotation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Mike Montgomery has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs, and Tyler Chatwood will return to the rotation and start Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Montgomery has left shoulder inflammation and the DL move was made Friday night, retroactive to Aug. 12. Chatwood has a major…read more »

Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Koda Glover rewarded his manager’s faith. Bryce Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, Glover earned the save in the first opportunity since Ryan Madson was placed on the disabled list, and the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals…read more »

NASCAR champion Truex needs sponsor to keep team intact

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. needs sponsorship to stay with his championship-winning race team. Truex is locked in a fierce battle with former champions Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in his push to defend last year’s Cup Series title. His Furniture Row Racing team is in the mix even though the…read more »

AP source: Browns, Dez Bryant still talking but no deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are in a holding pattern. The free agent wide receiver concluded his visit with Cleveland on Friday without agreeing to a contract, but “conversations continue” between the sides, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the…read more »

Ozuna homers, Cardinals beat Nationals for 8th straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Austin Gomber learned plenty about pressure during a 15-game stint in the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen earlier this season. The left-hander used that experience to his advantage on Wednesday night. Gomber tossed six shutout innings in his fourth start of the year, Marcell Ozuna homered and the Cardinals won their season-high…read more »

Bears QB Trubisky getting on same page with Robinson, Burton

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Matt Nagy read off the numbers almost like the winning lottery ticket: 12-80-10. The Chicago Bears coach is hoping the offense can strike it rich this season with the additions of receiver Allen Robinson(No. 12) and tight end Trey Burton (No. 8), to pair with young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (No. 10). Throughout camp, the…read more »

Missouri hoping to build off Lock’s return, strong finish

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When former Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel left to become the head coach at Central Florida last year, it meant that Tigers quarterback Drew Lock would play his senior season with a third offensive coordinator in four years. “I was like, wow, this is going to be another huge transition,” Lock…read more »

Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter hit by pitch, leaves game

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter left the Cardinals’ game Wednesday night against the Washington Nationals after being hit on the hand by a pitch from Matt Grace in the bottom of the seventh inning. Carpenter was removed as a precaution and X-rays were negative. Carpenter was replaced by Patrick Wisdom. Before…read more »

Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday. Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced back nicely from…read more »

Gant homers, pitches Cardinals to 6-4 win over Nationals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even John Gant cracked a smile. Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory. Kolten Wong had three hits and three RBIs as St.…read more »

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