Umpires named...Wainwright to stay a Card...Hole-in-one at British Masters
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerry Davis, who has umpired a record 144 postseason games, will be the crew chief for the NL Championship Series. The commissioner’s office says Joe West, whose 5,194 regular-season games are second to Bill Klem’s 5,375, will be the AL Championship Series crew chief.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year deal with Adam Wainwright, bringing the veteran right-hander back to the only major league team he has ever pitched for. The 37-year-old Wainwright has been with St. Louis since making his big league debut in 2005. Wainwright is fifth on the team’s career list with 148 wins and second with 1,623 strikeouts. He made just eight starts this season because of hamstring and elbow problems, going 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are off to a slower start this season than in their inaugural season, which took them to the Stanley Cup finals. Their 5-2 loss Wednesday night to the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals was the third defeat of the young season for Vegas. Last year, the Golden Knights didn’t lose their third game until Halloween. They try to rebound tonight against Pittsburgh.
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) — Eddie Pepperell recorded a hole-in-one on the way to claiming a tie for the lead at 5-under 67 after the first round of the British Masters. Tournament host Justin Rose struggled to a 74. Fellow Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace also shot 67s on a windy day at the Walton Heath course on the outskirts of London.
UNDATED (AP) — Running back Morgan Ellison may have played his last down at Indiana after a university panel determined he sexually assaulted a female student. A person with knowledge of the accusations confirmed the panel’s decision to The Associated Press. Ellison has not been charged with a crime. An athletic department official declined to comment, citing privacy laws.