Update on the latest sports



Cardinals top Brewers

UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals rebounded nicely a day after their team-record, 17-game winning streak was stopped by Milwaukee.

Dylan Carlson homered from both sides of the plate in the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over the Brewers. Carlson’s homers made a winner out of J.A. Happ, who entered the game 0-3 in his last five starts against the Brewers.

Happ gave up three runs and struck out nine over 6 1/3 innings.

In today’s other major league matinee action:

— Adolis (ah-DOH’-lees) Garcia set a Rangers rookie record for home runs and RBIs in a 7-6 win over the Angels. Garcia’s two-run blast gives him 31 homers and 90 ribbies, breaking a tie with Pete Incaviglia (ihn-kah-VEEL’-yah) in both categories.


Yankees put Voit on IL with sore left knee, recall RHP Abreu

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed slugger Luke Voit on the 10-day injured list with a sore left knee.

Voit limped back to the dugout after running to first base during Wednesday’s loss at Toronto. He is batting .239 with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 68 games this season, missing time while recovering from knee surgery performed in March.

New York recalled right-hander Albert Abreu from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


Cardinals name Wainwright as NL wild-card game starter

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has named Adam Wainwright as the starter in the NL wild-card game against either the Dodgers or Giants.

The 40-year-old Wainwright is 17-7 with a 3.08 ERA this season and has won 10 of his last 11 decisions.


NBA vaccine rate rising

UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the NBA has seen a rise in vaccination rates in recent days when factoring in those players who have received at least one of the necessary shots.

The person says the leaguewide rate is now around 95% when counting those who are now at least in the vaccination process.

The NBA gave teams tentative health and safety protocols for the season Tuesday, detailing how players who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccination will be tested far more often than their vaccinated colleagues and face a slew of other restrictions.


Giants sign troubled Wilson to practice squad

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Giants have signed troubled tackle Isaiah Wilson to their practice squad. The move gives the former first-round draft pick another chance to overcome off-the-field issues and make it in the NFL.

Wilson was taken 29th overall in last year’s draft by the Titans out of Georgia. He missed time with COVID-19 and legal problems and played only three snaps on offense and one on special teams.

The Titans traded him to Miami in March. Wilson was waived by the Dolphins 11 days later after showing up late for meetings and failing to show for workouts he had scheduled. He has faced numerous drug and alcohol charges in Tennessee and Georgia, including some stemming from a high-speed police chase.

Elsewhere around the NFL:

— Colts running back Marlon Mack has requested a trade as his playing time has been reduced this season. Mack was the starter for two seasons before tearing his Achilles tendon in last season’s opener and losing the job to rookie Jonathan Taylor.

— Titans punter Brett Kern was limited Wednesday with an injured right groin muscle that kept him out of Thursday’s practice. So the Titans signed punter Johnny Townsend to the roster after working out some punters.

— Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform for the first time together on stage at the 2022 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. The 2022 game will be the first time the Super Bowl has been played in the Los Angeles area since 1993.


NCAA to look into holding both Final Fours in same city

UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is exploring the idea of holding a joint Final Four. That would mean both the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would play their semifinals and title games in the same city on the same weekend.

There is no guarantee it will happen and the earliest it could take place is 2027. The Final Fours from 2027-31 for both tournaments will be announced next fall.

Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues at the tournaments. The NCAA earlier this week said the women’s tournament can start using “March Madness” in marketing and branding this season.


Theegala leads thru 18

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — California rookie Sahith Theegala opened with an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Nick Watney and Harold Varner III in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Theegala had a birdie putt on every hole but one and finished his round with a 15-foot birdie on the par-4 ninth.

It also was a big start for Watney, coming off one of his worst seasons. Watney holed a couple of long putts, including a 45-footer for eagle on the par-5 second hole, for his lowest start to a PGA Tour event in 15 months.


Pele discharged from hospital

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has been discharged from the hospital where he received treatment for nearly a month. The 80-year-old Pele spent days in intensive care after undergoing surgery to remove a tumor. A hospital statement says the three-time World Cup champion is stable and will continue with chemotherapy.

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