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September 24, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee leads the National League wild-card race by two games over St. Louis going into a three-game series at the Cardinals. St. Louis has a 1½-game lead for the second wild card over Colorado, which hosts Philadelphia. St. Louis has won six of seven coming in and Milwaukee three of four.

UNDATED (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-puh-loh) will need season-ending surgery on his injured left knee. An MRI confirmed the team’s fears that Garoppolo tore his ACL while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City. The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers, who are 1-2. They’ll turn to C.J. Beathard, who struggled with last season.

PARIS (AP) — The best pro golfers in the U.S. have arrived in Paris for the Ryder Cup competition against Europe’s best. Practice starts tomorrow. American hopes are riding in part on Tiger Woods, who won the Tour Championship in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Lots of Americans tuned in. NBC Sports Group said the overnight television rating from the Tour Championship was 5.21, the highest-rated telecast in the 12-year history of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At a mere 5-foot-7, Brian Gionta doesn’t have to reach high to hang up his skates. Gionta is ending a 16-year career in the NHL. The highlights included him winning a Stanley Cup with the 2003 Devils, captaining the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres, as well as representing the United States at two Winter Olympics. Gionta played 1,026 regular-season games, plus another 113 in the playoffs.

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been arrested after a video was posted online that appeared to show him spitting on a pizza intended for customers during a Major League Baseball game. WXYZ-TV says the video posted on Instagram over the weekend shows someone spitting on a pizza intended for customers. Ballpark officials determined the video was recorded Friday when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Kansas City Royals.

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