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NLCS: Washington Nationals sweep St. Louis Cardinals, advance to World Series

NLCS: Washington Nationals sweep St. Louis Cardinals, advance to World Series

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Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals exploded for seven runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night to sweep the NL Championship Series. With the victory, the wild-card Nationals advanced to the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years. The last time the World Series came to Washington was 1933, when the Washington Senators lost to the then-New York Giants in five games. The Nationals will play the winner of the Houston Astros-New York Yankees ALCS series, which is currently 2-1 in favor of Houston. Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed four earned runs on four hits across five innings against the Cardinals. He walked three and struck out 12, becoming the pitcher to strike out 10 batters in the first four innings of a po...
Pope removes three from council of cardinals, including two in child abuse scandals

Pope removes three from council of cardinals, including two in child abuse scandals

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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Pope Francis removed two cardinals, each involved in sexual abuse scandals, from his advisory council, the Vatican announced Wednesday. The nine-person council, known as the C9, guides the pope on matters critical to the Catholic Church's future. Termination of services of Australia's Cardinal George Pell and Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, the former archbishop of Santiago, Chile, were announced, as well as that of Cardinal Laurent Monswegngo Pasinya of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pasinya is 79 and has not attended recent council meetings. Pell, who is also the chief of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, faces charges of "historical child sexual offenses" in court proceedings that are under a gag order in Melbourne, Australia. News coverage has been bloc...
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson asks to be traded

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson asks to be traded

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Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson reportedly has requested a trade. Peterson has asked that he be traded by the Oct. 30 trade deadline, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Monday via Twitter. The Cardinals are 1-6 and lost to the Denver Broncos 45-10 on Thursday. Apparently, Peterson feels the situation in Arizona is deteriorating and wants desperately to get out. Schefter also reported that the Cardinals do not plan to trade Peterson, but Peterson wants them to reconsider. The 28-year-old Peterson is under contract to the Cardinals through the 2020 season. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $ 11 million this year, $ 11 million in 2019 and $ 12.1 million in 2020. Peterson has been named to the Pro Bowl all seven seasons he has been in the league, and he was a fi...
Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

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General Manager John Elway said earlier this week that the Denver Broncos' season is on the line on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals and the Broncos will have to right the ship with without five players who have been ruled out of the game. "It's a broken record right now," Elway said on the Broncos' official website. "We've got to change some things and things have to change this week. Our veterans have to play better, coaches have to coach better. On short week it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter how physically how you feel. We got to go into Arizona on Thursday night fighting for our lives cause that's what we are." Included among the injured are two starting offensive linemen, as left guard Ronald Leary is out for the season because of a torn Achilles, while tackle Jared...
Arizona Cardinals name Josh Rosen as starting quarterback

Arizona Cardinals name Josh Rosen as starting quarterback

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Rookie Josh Rosen has been named the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks announced on Monday. "Josh is our starter and it's his job to lose," Wilks said. Rosen will replace veteran Sam Bradford as the Cardinals' starter. Rosen had his first action in a regular-season game on Sunday when he entered the contest after the Chicago Bears took a 16-14 lead with 4:31 left in the game. Wilks said Rosen would have entered the game earlier if the Bears had not held the ball for nearly seven minutes before Cody Parkey's field goal put Chicago ahead. Wilks said Rosen handled the situation well and did a good job moving the ball. The coach said Rosen's mobility was also a factor in the decision. Rosen, the 10...