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September 16, 2018


Packers QB Aaron Rodgers active for Vikings game

UNDATED (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is active for the game against the Minnesota Vikings. He was questionable coming into the day with a left knee injury.

The two-time NFL MVP was held out from practice at midweek but went through the team’s light practice on Saturday. Rodgers got hurt in the second quarter last week against the Bears before returning in the second half to lead a come-from-behind victory.

Green Bay does have two backup quarterbacks active with DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle. Receiver Davante Adams is also active for the Packers after he was listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

— The Jacksonville Jaguars have added All-Pro defensive end Calais Campbell to the injury report because of knee soreness. Campbell was listed as questionable for the team’s home opener Sunday against the New England Patriots. Campbell joins running back Leonard Fournette as game-day decisions against the Patriots. Fournette missed practice all week because of a strained right hamstring and also is listed as questionable.


Yankees’ Boone says Judge could return vs Red Sox this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone says All-Star slugger Aaron Judge could return to New York’s lineup this week during a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox.

Boone said Sunday that Judge is “getting real close” to returning from a broken right wrist. Judge has been cleared to play the outfield and run the bases, and he played two innings in right Friday night. He’s still working his way back at the plate, though.

Judge was scheduled to hit off a high-velocity pitching machine prior to a game Sunday against Toronto. He’s been taking batting practice on the field, and he might face rehabbing closer Aroldis Chapman in a simulated game Monday or Tuesday. Chapman is working back from left knee tendinitis. He threw a bullpen session Saturday, and Boone says the left-hander came out of it feeling well.

Boston leads the AL East by 10½ games and has a magic number of four to clinch the division entering Sunday.

Top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield will join the Yankees on Tuesday looking to make his major league debut. He and Domingo German will be called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which finished its season Saturday.


2 US basketball players stabbed in Romania; 1 seriously hurt

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition.

Police said Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who play for local club ACS Cuza Braila were attacked Saturday night in the city after a fight broke out with locals. McClain sustained stab wounds to his chest and stomach and Bowie suffered a perforated lung.

He was transported by helicopter on Sunday to the Emergency Hospital in the capital, Bucharest.

Police spokeswoman Laura Dan said prosecutors were investigating.


Querrey rallies to keep US alive vs. Croatia in Davis Cup

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Substitute Sam Querrey (KWEER’-ee) rallied from a deep hole to keep the United States alive in the Davis Cup semifinals. The American, who was playing in place of Steve Johnson, beat sixth-ranked Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to even the best-of-five series at 2-2.

Croatia’s Borna Coric was to face Davis Cup rookie Frances Tiafoe (TEE’-ah-foh) in the decisive fifth rubber.

The winner will face France in the Nov. 23-25 final.


Angela Stanford wins at Evian for 1st career major title

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, Switzerland (AP) — Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to win the Evian Championship by one shot Sunday after long-time leader Amy Olson made double-bogey on the 18th.

At age 40, and 15 years after she was runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Open, Stanford’s wild final few holes gave her a 12-under total of 272.

Olson missed a six-foot putt for bogey on the 18th to force a playoff. She carded a 74 to fall into a four-way tie for second place with fellow Americans Austin Ernst and Mo Martin, and Sei Young Kim.

After Olson was outright or joint leader all day — briefly with Stanford at 13 under — she three-putted to end her championship with a career-best result.

Stanford earned a $577,500 winner’s check.


F1 leader Hamilton wins Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has won the Singapore Grand Prix from the pole position to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel to a commanding 40 points.

The Mercedes driver made a clean start and was largely untroubled as he beat Red Bull driver Max Verstappen by nine seconds, with Vettel much further back in third.

The four-time Formula One champion recorded his seventh win of the season and 69th of his F1 career.

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