Caps host Knights...MLB teams get time off... Nats acquire reliever
UNDATED (AP) — The defending champion Washington Capitals host their Stanley Cup Final opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights, tonight. The Golden Knights have already lost twice in their first three games. The Caps scored 13 goals in their first two games. They opened their season a week ago with a 7-0 whitewash of the Boston Bruins, then fell 7-6 in overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins the next night. Since then, they’ve been waiting for Vegas to arrive.
UNDATED (AP) — The four remaining major league playoff teams get a couple days to regroup. The National League Championship Series gets going first, with the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles beat Milwaukee 4-3 in the season series. In the ALCS, the Red Sox are set for a postseason rematch with the World Series champion Astros. Boston eliminated the Yankees last night. Ace lefty Chris Sale figures to get the ball for the Sox.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-handed reliever Kyle Barraclough was acquired by Washington from Miami today in the Nationals’ first offseason move to rebuild their bullpen. Washington sent the Marlins $1 million in international slot allotment as part of the deal. Barraclough went 1-6 with 4.20 ERA and 10 saves in 17 chances during 61 appearances this year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Nate Orchard to shore up their pass rush with linebackers Justin Houston and Dee Ford hobbled by injuries. Houston could miss several weeks after hurting his hamstring in Kansas City’s win over Jacksonville. Ford has dealt with a series of minor injuries this season. The 25-year-old Orchard was a second-round pick of the Browns in the 2015 draft.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out running back Leonard Fournette for their game at Dallas. It will be the fourth game Fournette has missed this season. Coach Doug Marrone says Fournette (hamstring), left tackle Josh Wells (groin) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) will all miss Sunday’s game. The Jaguars signed veteran Jamaal Charles yesterday with the expectation that Fournette would be sidelined an extended period.