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Colts rule out Brissett…Raptors’ Lowry, Ibaka hurt…Braves re-sign O’Day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have ruled out starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett (brih-SEHT’) for tomorrow’s game against Miami. Brissett sprained a medial collateral ligament in his left knee during last weekend’s loss at Pittsburgh. Backup Brian Hoyer will make his first start with the Colts. Third-string quarterback Chad Kelly was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say starting point guard Kyle Lowry fractured his left thumb last night against the New Orleans Pelicans, and sixth-man Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) suffered a severe ankle sprain. Ibaka was in a walking boot after the game. Lowry said he was hurt in the first quarter when he tried to swipe the ball away from Pelicans center Derrick Favors on an offensive rebound. He returned briefly and made two 3-pointers in the second quarter before retreating to the locker room.

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-handed reliever Darren O’Day has signed a $2.25 million, one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. The NL East champions have a club option on the contract for 2021 at $3.5 million. The 37-year-old O’Day appeared in just eight games for the Braves last season due to a right forearm strain. He allowed one earned run in 5 1/3 innings in the regular season, then pitched two scoreless innings in the playoffs.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Wallace has been fined $50,000 by NASCAR for causing a caution last Sunday at Texas that affected the race for at least one playoff driver. Wallace was also docked 50 points in the driver standings. His spin at Texas changed the race for Kyle Larson, who called on NASCAR to better police such actions.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. women’s national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. The ruling yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally brought the lawsuit to include all players who had been called up to camp or played in a game over a multi-year period.

Associated Press

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