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Gore might not retire after all...Beckham to miss 3rd game...Miller heads to St. Louis

December 21, 2018

MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has decided against retirement and wants to play a 15th NFL season next year. The NFL’s leading active rusher suffered a season-ending sprained foot last week against Minnesota, but the injury won’t require surgery. The 35-year-old Gore has played in 126 consecutive games and made 122 starts in a row. Both streaks are the longest by an NFL offensive skill player.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his third straight game with a quad injury. The Giants say Beckham, linebacker Alex Ogletree, center Spencer Pulley and receiver Russell Shepard will all sit out Sunday when the 5-9 Giants face the 8-6 Colts in Indianapolis.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew Miller is heading west. The free agent reliever has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Cardinals on a two-year deal with a vesting option for 2021. Terms were not disclosed. Miller gives the Cardinals a long-sought elite option in the bullpen. The left-hander is one of baseball’s best relievers when healthy, but he struggled with nagging injuries with the Cleveland Indians last season, including three trips to the disabled list.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. Venditte made 15 appearances with a 2.57 ERA over 14 innings for the Dodgers last season, so new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is familiar with the pitcher.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a three-team deal that included Tampa Bay and netted Texas four players. The Rangers acquired right-hander Yoel Espinal and left-handers Kyle Bird and Brock Burke from Tampa Bay, and infielder Eli White from Oakland. Texas also got international slot compensation from the A’s. Texas sent Profar to the A’s and minor league right-hander Rollie Lacy to Tampa Bay. The A’s also sent right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagan and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round A pick to the Rays.

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