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Gibbons out at Toronto...Buffalo’s McCoy expects to play on Sunday... Houston safety’s cancer in remission

September 26, 2018

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will not return next season. Toronto made the announcement before today’s game against Houston. The 56-year-old has one season left in a two-year extension he received in April 2017. Gibbons is 791-787 in 11 seasons during two stints managing Toronto, his 1,578 games second only to Cito Gaston’s 1,764. Gibbons also trails Gaston in career wins with Toronto. Gaston had 913.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy expects to play at Green Bay on Sunday after missing one game with a rib cartilage injury, even though coach Sean McDermott described him as day to day. McCoy has been sidelined since Bills center Ryan Groy fell on the left side of McCoy’s chest in the third quarter of Buffalo’s 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 16.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans safety Andre Hal’s Hodgkin lymphoma is in remission. Hal was diagnosed with the disease in May and immediately began treatment. He received the news of his remission on Sept. 18. He chose not to undergo chemotherapy, instead opting for a less aggressive form of treatment with hopes of returning to the field this season. Texans trainer Geoff Kaplan says there is a possibility that Hal could play this season.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry is likely to be out for five months after undergoing surgery on his right knee. Ducks general manager Bob Murray says the 2011 NHL Most Valuable Player had surgery today to repair his meniscus and a knee ligament. Recovery time for the surgery is typically at least 20 weeks.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has told teams that it will have several events in the coming months designed to help improve workplace cultures, as well as find more ways to have women in leadership roles around the league. The NBA’s memo revealed plans to hold workshops in Atlanta and Los Angeles in mid-November on diversity and inclusion efforts. An event is also planned in Charlotte, North Carolina over the All-Star break.

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