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Dodgers change catchers...Hall of Famer Jim Taylor dies...Browns sign Perriman

October 13, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) is out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Grandal committed two errors and had two passed balls in Los Angeles’ Game 1 loss Friday night. Austin Barnes is replacing Grandal behind the plate. Manager Dave Roberts says he likes the pairing of Barnes and Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO). Roberts also put Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL’ pweeg) in the starting lineup in right field.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor of the Green Bay Packers has died at 83. Taylor played on the great Packer teams and was the league’s MVP in 1962. He won four NFL titles and scored the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history. Taylor spent 10 seasons in the NFL after being drafted in the second round by Green Bay in 1958 out of LSU. The team says he died unexpectedly today at a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are signing free agent Breshad Perriman to address their shortage at wide receiver. Perriman worked out for Cleveland today, a day after rookie Derrick Willies broke his collarbone during practice. Willies was going to be the Browns’ No. 3 receiver tomorrow against the Los Angeles Chargers because Rashard Higgins is out with a knee injury. Perriman, the No. 26 overall pick in 2015, was released before the season by Baltimore.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Florida players have been ejected from today’s game in Nashville after a Vanderbilt defender’s helmet was knocked off on a punt return and both coaches yelled at each other. No. 14 Florida was returning a punt late in the first half when officials threw a pair of flags, the second on Florida linebacker James Houston for targeting. Coaches yelled at each other as their teams spilled onto the field, and officials handed out a handful of penalties.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Jarrett Jack and forward Garlon Green. Jack, who signed with New Orleans a week before training camp, has played 13 years in the NBA, including two stints with New Orleans. Green signed with New Orleans in July after playing on the Pelicans’ summer league team in Las Vegas.

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