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Game 7 tonight in Houston...NFL suspends Lynch...Packers put Rodgers on injured reserve

October 21, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros and Yankees meet again in Houston tonight to determine which of them will go to the World Series. Houston avoided elimination last night by winning Game 6 of the AL Championship Series 7-1. The home team has won every game in the series so far. CC Sabathia will pitch for New York against Charlie Morton in a rematch of the Yankees’ 8-1 victory in Game 3.

UNDATED (AP) — Ron Gardenhire is in, Dusty Baker is out as the major league managing carousel continues. The Detroit Tigers have hired Gardenhire to replace Brad Ausmus, who was dismissed after four seasons as manager. Gardenhire managed the Twins from 2002-14, winning six division titles in his first nine seasons and 1,068 games. The Washington Nationals fired Baker, who led the team to 192 wins and two division titles but no playoff series wins in his two years at the helm. The Nationals will be hiring their fifth permanent manager since 2011.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch for one game without pay for shoving an official during the Raiders’ victory over Kansas City on Thursday night. Lynch was ejected from the game after he ran onto the field and pushed a line judge who was trying to break up a scuffle.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve following surgery on his broken collarbone. Rodgers would be eligible to return after eight weeks and to practice after six weeks. But coach Mike McCarthy has said the two-time NFL MVP might miss the rest of the season.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has the pole for tomorrow’s NASCAR playoff race at Kansas Speedway. In qualifying yesterday Truex was followed by playoff contenders Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin. Truex was already assured of advancing to the round of eight after his win at Charlotte.

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