Vegas down a center in Stanley Cup rematch ... Nats start bullpen rebuild ... Chiefs add linebacker
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights will be without center Paul Stastny tonight when they take on the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals in Washington. Statsny will miss at least three games with an undisclosed lower-body injury suffered during Monday night’s 4-2 loss to Buffalo. After losing just two of their first 10 games last season as an expansion team, the Golden Knights have already lost twice in their first three games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals picked up righty reliever Kyle Barraclough from Miami in their first offseason move to rebuild the bullpen. The Nationals gave the Marlins international slot value in the deal. The hard-throwing Barraclough went 1-6 with 4.20 ERA and 10 saves in 17 chances, with 61 appearances this year. He allowed one hit in 36 at-bats in June, when he was chosen NL reliever of the month, but struggled with his command the rest of the season.
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 Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, and 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. The Jaguars signed veteran Jamaal Charles yesterday with the expectation that Fournette would be sidelined an extended period.
UNDATED (AP) — The PGA Championship will remain with CBS Sports and pick up a powerful partner in ESPN for weekday rounds. That’s part of an 11-year agreement in which the networks will combine to deliver 175 hours of coverage across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Financial terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. The deal gives CBS and ESPN, which broadcast the Masters, the first two majors of the year.