Dolphins take on the Ravens tonight...Stanford running back remains question mark for tonight’s game... MLB teams make changes
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are on a 3-game winning streak and they hope a quarterback change won’t blunt the momentum they’ve gathered. Matt Moore makes his first start of the season tonight against the Baltimore Ravens, who have quarterback issues of a different kind. Moore replaced the injured Jay Cutler in the second half last week. Meanwhile quarterback Joe Flacco, who is struggling, leads the 3 and 4 Ravens.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Bryce Love may — or may not — sit this one out. Stanford’s running back tweaked an ankle against Oregon on Oct. 14 and is a game-time decision for the No. 20 Cardinal tonight at Oregon State. Love is the nation’s top running back, averaging 198.1 yards per game. He has 1,387 total yards this season and is averaging 10.27 yards per carry — both also national bests. Stanford has won seven straight in the series against the Beavers.
UNDATED (AP) — Two of MLB’s playoff teams are shaking up their on-field leadership. Joe Girardi is out as New York Yankees manager after 10 seasons. And the Chicago Cubs have parted ways with pitching coach Chris Bosio as part of a major shakeup to Joe Maddon’s staff. The Cubs have also hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach, replacing replaces John Mallee. Brian Butterfield will be the Cubs new third base coach, replacing Gary Jones.
UNDATED (AP) — — Three major league teams have named new pitching coaches. The Minnesota Twins named Garvin Alston, who was Oakland’s bullpen coach last season. And the Indians have hired Carl Willis, who spent the past two seasons with the Red Sox. Also, former Washington Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux has been hired by the St. Louis Cardinals.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s Abdul-Malik Abu has suffered a sprained knee ligament. The team says the senior forward won’t need surgery for the injury described as a Grade 2 sprain of a medial collateral ligament in one of his knees. It’s unclear whether this will affect Abu’s status for the Nov. 10 season opener against VMI. Abu started 31 games last season, averaging 11.8 points and a team-best 7.0 rebounds.