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Chargers visit Raiders


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The 4-5 Chargers take on the 4-4 Raiders Thursday night in a game that’s crucial for both teams’ playoff hopes.


It will also mark the last scheduled visit to the Oakland Coliseum for Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who has played there 13 times. Only nine Raiders players have more games at the Coliseum than Rivers.


Rivers has won nine of his starts there and thrown 24 touchdown passes. Only Raiders quarterbacks Derek Carr and Rich Gannon have surpassed those totals at the Coliseum since the team moved back to Oakland in 1995.


Oakland plans to relocate to Las Vegas in 2020.




Hunt eligible to play for Browns after 8-game NFL suspension


BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Kareem Hunt can play again after serving his eight-game NFL suspension. The Cleveland Browns running back will play this week against the Buffalo Bills.


Hunt has been practicing for two weeks. He was officially reinstated to the roster this week and is eligible to be on the field Sunday. It will be his first game since being banned for two physical off-field altercations.


The Browns signed him in February, two months after Hunt was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs said he lied to them about an incident in which he shoved and kicked a woman during an argument.


The 24-year-old Cleveland native is scheduled to speak to the media Thursday for the first time since the season began.


Hunt led the league in rushing as a rookie in 2017.




Alonso, Alvarez honored as top rookies by Baseball Digest


NEW YORK (AP) – Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez have been picked as this year’s top rookies by Baseball Digest.


Alonso was a unanimous choice in the National League, and Alvarez received six of seven first-place votes to take the AL honor. The other one went to Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago White Sox.


Alonso set a rookie record with 53 home runs for New York, becoming the first rookie to lead the majors outright in homers. He finished the season with 120 RBIs and a .941 OPS.


Alvarez made his debut June 9 and batted .313 with 27 homers, 78 RBIs and a 1.067 OPS in only 87 games for the American League champions.


Both players are finalists and favorites for the Rookie of the Year awards to be announced Monday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.




Blues acquire de la Rose from Red Wings for Fabbri


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – The St. Louis Blues acquired forward Jacob de la Rose from the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night in exchange for forward Robby Fabbri.


The 24-year-old de la Rose had a goal and three assists in 16 games for the Red Wings this season. The Swede has 12 goals and 20 assists in 195 regular-season games with Montreal and Detroit.


The 23-yeae-old Fabbri had a goal in nine games for the Blue this season. He has 32 goals and 41 assists in 164 regular-season games, all with the Blues. He appeared in 10 playoff games last season to help St.


Louis win the Stanley Cup.


St. Louis beat Edmonton 5-2 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight victory. Detroit lost 5-1 at the New York Rangers, the Red Wings’ fourth straight loss. They are 1-11-1 in their last 13 games.



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