CHICAGO (AP) - Phillip Ervin hit a two-run homer to snap a tie in the seventh inning and had four RBIs in his first major league start as the Cincinnati Reds rebounded from blowing a nine-run lead to defeat the Chicago Cubs 13-10 Thursday. Ervin, in right field in his fifth game, also had a single and double in four at-bats.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly will have surgery on his injured foot and will be out indefinitely. Coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement Thursday, the final day of training camp. Kelly was injured during a joint practice with the Detroit Lions last week and did not play in Sunday's preseason opener. Indianapolis plays a preseason game at Dallas on Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo. Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. Long was to his right with his left arm on Jenkins' shoulder. Long, who starred in Charlottesville in high school at St. Anne's-Belfield and went to the University of Virginia, was critical of white nationalists and the violence in his hometown last week.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue and Notre Dame have added two more games to their four-game series. The Boilermakers on Thursday announced the expansion of the series, saying they will play the Fighting Irish six times over the eight-year period from 2021 to 2028. Purdue also will play home games against Memphis in 2020 and Indiana State in 2022, and will push its game at Wake Forest back a year to 2028.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky will host powerhouse Notre Dame in a challenging season-opening stretch that could feature four consecutive games against Power Five schools. The Lady Toppers' November 14th home opener against the Fighting Irish will mark their third consecutive year hosting a ranked school.
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