Vikes get kicker Bailey...Chargers DT suing trainer...Rox give Story time off...Cubs shelve Morrow
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Dan Bailey as the replacement for rookie Daniel Carlson, who missed field goal attempts of 48, 49 and 35 yards in Sunday’s 29-29 tie at Green Bay. Bailey is the second-most-accurate field goal kicker in NFL history at more than 88 percent, hitting 186 of 211 attempts. He was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget (LEE’-jiht) has sued the trainer who he says is responsible for his four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance. Liuget filed suit against Ian Danney and his Arizona-based business in Los Angeles, asking for a jury trial and no less than $15 million in damages. The suit says Danney injected Liuget with a substance banned by the FDA and the NFL.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are hoping All-Star shortstop Trevor Story can return to the lineup in a few days. Story left Monday’s game with inflammation in his right elbow, but a subsequent exam showed no structural damage. He is batting .288 with 33 home runs and 102 RBIs, all career highs.
PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for the rest of the year because of an injured right elbow that has been slow to heal. Morrow has 22 saves and a 1.47 earned run average in 35 appearances this season. The announcement comes a week after Chicago reliever Pedro Strop (strohp) suffered a hamstring injury that is causing him to miss the rest of the regular season.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will begin this season on the sidelines as he continues his recovery from left ankle surgery. Waiters underwent the procedure in mid-January and was expected to be sidelined for up to 10 months. Waiters averaged 14.3 points in 30 games last season but shot only 31 percent from 3-point range, nine percent worse than he did in 2016-17.