Gio and Kershaw to start Friday’s NLCS opener ...Redbirds re-sign Wainwright... Colts’ Castonzo hopes to start Sunday
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez will start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Gonzalez was 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in five starts for the Brewers. The Dodgers have picked ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw as their starter for the opener. The Brewers have chosen Wade Miley to start in Game 2 on Saturday and right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will go in Game 3 on Monday
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 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. The three-time All-Star made just eight starts this season because of hamstring and elbow issues.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —Indianapolis Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo hopes to make his season debut Sunday against the New York Jets. All indications are he will start on a short-handed offensive line. Indy, now 1-4, has already used four starters at right tackle this season and has placed right guard Matt Slauson on season-ending injured reserve. And center Ryan Kelly has missed two straight practices with an injured calf.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo insists he was never part of an effort to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct within the school’s athletic department. The Hall of Famer says the idea that he would be involved --quote-- “makes me sick.” Izzo says his “lowest point” was an ESPN that he felt lumped him and Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio in with Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor imprisoned for child pornography crimes and molesting female athletes.
UNDATED (AP) — Ryan Lochte’s (LAHK’-teez) attorney says the swimmer is undergoing counseling for alcohol use, but the 12-time Olympic medalist is not in a treatment facility and is training in his bid to make the 2020 Tokyo Games. Jeff Ostrow says Lochte’s decision to pursue counseling has nothing to do with incidents in California and Florida last week. Asked if Lochte plans to give up alcohol, Ostrow says, “Ryan will make that decision.”