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Weaver out after cutting finger...Arenado misses 2nd start...Browns sticking with Taylor as starting QB

August 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis pitcher Luke Weaver has been scratched from his start at Kansas City, a day after cutting his finger while opening a food tray. The righty sliced the index finger on his pitching hand on the aluminum foil covering a tray. Super glue was applied, but it did not hold sufficiently for Weaver to pitch deep into a game. Tyson Ross, claimed by the Cardinals last week off waivers from San Diego, pitched in place of Weaver.

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have held All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado (ahr-eh-NAH’-doh) out of the starting lineup for a second straight game because of a sore right shoulder. Arenado was removed from Friday’s game in the fifth inning when he tweaked his shoulder on a throw. Pat Valaika (vuh-LAY’-kuh) filled in at third today as the Rockies closed out a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are sticking with Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback, despite Baker Mayfield’s impressive preseason debut. The No. 1 overall draft pick threw two touchdown passes in Thursday’s win over the New York Giants. Quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese says they liked what they saw from Mayfield but “he has a long way to go.” The Browns want him to spend his rookie season watching and learning behind Taylor.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Newly signed veteran cornerback Marcus Williams and safety Robert Nelson have joined the New Orleans Saints at training camp. The roster moves give the Saints two players in the secondary named Marcus Williams, the other being a second-year safety and 2017 second-round draft choice. The club waived guard Trevor Darling and defensive back De’Vante Harris to make room on the 90-man training camp roster.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The leaders are on the course at the PGA Championship, where Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) entered the final round with a two-shot lead over Adam Scott and some of golf’s biggest names close behind, including Tiger Woods. Koepka is trying to become the fifth player in history to win the U.S. Open and PGA in the same year.

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