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Perron’s hat trick lifts Blues to over Flames 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron likes his new line. Perron scored his fourth career hat trick, Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night. Joel Edmundson also scored and Brayden Schenn had three assists as the Blues won for the first…read more »

AP Source: Cubs fire hitting coach Chili Davis

CHICAGO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Chicago Cubs have fired hitting coach Chili Davis after one season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the move has not been announced. Chicago won 95 games in a franchise-record fourth straight playoff season, but its…read more »

Brady, Pats await ‘future of the league’ in Chiefs’ Mahomes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was barely 5 years old when Tom Brady completed his first NFL pass in 2000. Now Mahomes, whose undefeated Kansas City Chiefs play at New England on Sunday night, is the talk of the NFL in just his second season. “That’s the future of the league, so it’s always…read more »

Tua vs. Drew: Star QBs share stage for Missouri-Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It’s the Southeastern Conference’s top young gun versus the elder statesman. No. 1 Alabama’s quarterback Tua Tagovailoa , the high-flying sophomore star, takes on Missouri and its own prolific passer Drew Lock Saturday night. It’s an intriguing matchup of talented quarterbacks in a game where the so far unchallenged Crimson Tide…read more »

NHL criticizes reduction of suspension for Predators’ Watson

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator’s decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association announced Thursday that arbitrator Shyam…read more »

Cardinals agree to 1-year deal with veteran Adam Wainwright

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright is staying with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran right-hander Thursday, bringing Wainwright back to the only major league team he’s pitched for. The 37-year-old Wainwright has been with St. Louis since making his big league debut in 2005. “Adam represents…read more »

Dolphins’ injury-depleted line must try to block Bears’ Mack

MIAMI (AP) — Last week the Miami Dolphins resorted to eight-man pass protection, so desperate were they to slow an onslaught against quarterback Ryan Tannehill. And now they have to block Khalil Mack. That will be a daunting task when Miami faces the Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup of first-place teams headed in…read more »

Chiefs using motion, unique formations to create nightmares

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs break huddle and line up in a traditional formation: Patrick Mahomes settles under center, Kareem Hunt is in the backfield, tight end Travis Kelce joins wide receiver Sammy Watkins on the right side, and Tyreek Hill and Demarcus Robinson head to the left. Then, from a…read more »

Missouri faces uphill battle after South Carolina loss

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri led South Carolina by two possessions heading into halftime and the Tigers were about to get the ball back to start the second half on the road. Nothing went according to plan the rest of the way. Through a downpour in Columbia, South Carolina, Missouri’s talented offense slipped and made…read more »

Loyola’s Sister Jean to receive Senior Hall of Fame award

CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is the winner of Illinois’ 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. The Catholic nun and longtime chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team became a celebrity last March as the Ramblers reached the NCAA Final Four. In August she celebrated her 99th birthday. The Illinois Department of Aging says…read more »

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