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Digest: Kubiak to take a week off after migraine

Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak will miss Thursday’s game after being diagnosed with migraines. (Jack Dempsey / Associated Press)
From staff and wire reports

FOOTBALL: Broncos GM John Elway says doctors have ordered coach Gary Kubiak to take a week off after experiencing a migraine and that special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will serve as interim coach Thursday night in San Diego.

Kubiak was lethargic following Denver’s 23-16 loss to Atlanta on Sunday night and was taken from the stadium via ambulance and hospitalized overnight.

He was discharged from the hospital and sent home Monday afternoon.

Kubiak, 55, had a health scare in 2013 when he was coach of the Houston Texans, suffering a “mini-stroke” and collapsing at halftime of a game against Indianapolis. He returned 10 days later.

Navy-ECU postponed: No. 25 Navy’s game at East Carolina in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday night has been postponed to Nov. 19 because of expected flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

Jets’ Pavelec, Isles’ Parenteau waived

NHL: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau were put on waivers as NHL teams pare down to their opening night rosters.

The Winnipeg Jets announced they put Pavelec on waivers with the intent of sending him to the AHL. The New York Islanders made their move with Parenteau three months after signing him to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.

Pavelec has one year remaining on his contract that pays him $4.75 million. The 29-year-old with 371 games of NHL experience was passed on Winnipeg’s depth chart by younger goalies Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson.

The Islanders brought back Parenteau in the hopes he could rekindle some magic with John Tavares. Parenteau has 101 goals in 424 career games.

Teams must set their season-opening rosters by 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

The Chicago Blackhawks won’t have Andrew Desjardins on theirs, placing the forward on injured reserve. Desjardins was hurt blocking a shot in a preseason game Saturday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to make some adjustments, too, after star center Sidney Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion Monday. There’s no timetable for his return.

Belgium scores goal in record 7 seconds

SOCCER: Belgium scored the fastest goal in World Cup qualifying history when Christian Benteke slotted home against Gibraltar after only seven seconds.

The previous record since detailed timing was kept was held by San Marino’s Davide Gualtieri, who needed 8 seconds to score the opener against England in a 1993 qualifier.

Perhaps most amazing was that Gibraltar had the kickoff. Passing back, Benteke robbed the ball immediately after two touches, drove forward and scored with a cross-goal drive.

It was not the fastest goal in all competitions since some clubs have scored right at the kickoff with a huge high drive which caught a goalkeeper off his line.