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Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner says he’s learned from previous injuries

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is expected back in the lineup when Seattle hosts Dallas looking to avoid falling to 0-3 for the first time under Pete Carroll. The defense wasn’t the problem this week in a loss against the Bears. But having Wagner back Sunday will certainly be a boost in what’s essentially become a must-win game for the Seahawks just three weeks into the regular season.

Billie Jean King joins L.A. Dodgers ownership group

Billie Jean King has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group. The tennis great says Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter and the team have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field. King grew up a Dodgers fan in Long Beach, California. Her brother, Randy Moffitt, pitched for 12 seasons in the majors.

Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery, out for 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2019 season. Kuhl went 5-5 with a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts for Pittsburgh this season. He went on the disabled list in late June because of right forearm soreness after a four-inning outing against the New York Mets. Kuhl took a month off hoping to avoid surgery.

Burglars cause $10K in damage at Yasiel Puig’s home

Burglars have caused $10,000 worth of damage to Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig’s home while attempting to steal a safe. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspects broke into Puig’s San Fernando Valley home on Tuesday night. They ransacked the residence, found a safe in the second-floor master bedroom, and dragged it downstairs to the front door.

Huskers fill out schedule against Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Nebraska will play Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27 to make up for the Sept. 1 game against Akron canceled because of bad weather. Bethune-Cookman is a Football Championship Subdivision team in Florida that is 1-2 this season after losing to Florida Atlantic last Saturday. Nebraska will pay Bethune-Cookman a guarantee of $800,000.

Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Another tournament, another share of the first-round lead for Tiger Woods. Woods made an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler at the Tour Championship

NASCAR makes another change at top with new president

NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping auto racing series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar. Phelps will oversee all competition and business operations. He will report to Chairman and CEO Jim France, who replaced his nephew in August following Brian France’s arrest for driving under the influence.

LIVE CHAT: EWU football 9/20

EWU beat writer Ryan Collingwood looks ahead to the Eagles' Big Sky Conference opener with Cal Poly.

From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Elton Brand

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Elton Brand as general manager. The 39-year-old Brand is only two years out of the league. The Sixers are confident Brand can help steady a front office rocked by an offseason disaster that saw former GM Bryan Colangelo leave the organization.
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