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October 2, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Flags have been lowered to half-staff and a moment of silence is planned to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting before tonight’s game in Kansas City between the Chiefs and Redskins. The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history lleft at least 58 concertgoers dead and more than 500 injured. It also caused ESPN, which broadcasts Monday night games, to reverse course and show the national anthem before the game.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s athletic board has authorized interim President Greg Postel to proceed with firing men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino in the wake of a federal bribery investigation involving the program. The school’s Athletics Association, a separate body of officials that oversees Louisville’s sports program, unanimously approved a resolution to fire Pitino after meeting for more than two hours today.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting receiver Jordan Matthews and starting linebacker Ramon Humber are out indefinitely because of broken thumbs for a team already lacking experienced depth. Coach Sean McDermott says the two will require surgery after both were hurt in a 23-17 win at Atlanta yesterday.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears are going to give prized rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky a try. The team says the No. 2 overall draft pick from North Carolina will start against the Minnesota Vikings next Monday night after Mike Glennon struggled in the first four games.

ATLANTA (AP) — John Coppolella was forced to resign as Braves general manager today after an investigation by Major League Baseball revealed serious rules violations in the international player market. Gordon Blakeley, a special assistant to the GM who was the team’s international scouting chief, also has resigned.

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