Thursday, October 8, 2015
Professional Sports
A capsule look at the Cubs-Cardinals playoff series

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals:


Sabres starting goalie Lehner injured in opener against Sens

Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner will not return to the game after appearing to hurt his left leg in the second period of the season opener against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Lehner was untouched when he circled his net, set himself in the crease and then grabbed at his left pad. He then went down on one knee while play continued up the ice. The Sabres announced Lehner sustained a lower-body injury.

AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

EU agrees measures to efficiently deport migrants not eligible for asylum, buttress borders

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain.

Patrick Peterson, off to fast start, faces Megatron next

Quarterbacks have mostly stayed away from Patrick Peterson so far this season. The Arizona Cardinals' "shutdown" cornerback expects that to change this week.

Peterson will be trying to contain Calvin Johnson. It's the kind of challenge he loves.

Matt Kenseth wins pole once again at Charlotte

Matt Kenseth is back in a familiar spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway — sitting on the pole.

Kenseth will start up front Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race after turning a lap at 194.532 mph Thursday night to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch.

With Cruz sidelined, Dwayne Harris emerging as No.3 receiver

The New York Giants have found a receiver to play the slot with Victor Cruz out indefinitely with a calf injury.

Special teams star Dwayne Harris stepped into the role this past weekend, catching a career-high five passes in the Giants' 24-10 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Add James Jones to list of Packers' sore receivers

Playing receiver for the Green Bay Packers is increasingly becoming a painful job.

Davante Adams remains out of practice with a sprained left ankle. Randall Cobb is limited with a right shoulder injury.

Chiefs starting to face questions about older players

Andy Ried and John Fox have been around the NFL long enough to see hundreds of players come and go, some of them only after age has rendered their once-potent ability ineffective.

Reid insists that is not the problem with the Chiefs' woebegone defense.

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