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Nationals are best in NL...Europe takes lead...McKnight done for season

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 26, 2014 at 2:01 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Fister tossed a three-hitter and struck out nine to give Washington a 4-0 win over Miami that clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs for the Nationals. Donovan Solano had all three hits against the left-handed Fister, who upped his record to 16-6.

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Europe won three of the afternoon alternate-shot matches and halved the other to take a 5-3 lead over the United States after the first day of the Ryder Cup. Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia rallied from two holes down with two to go to halve their afternoon match with Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City running back Joe McKnight has ruptured his Achilles tendon, becoming the third Chiefs player to sustain the season-ending injury already this season. McKinight suffered the injury in practice yesterday. Defensive tackle Mike DeVito and linebacker Derrick Johnson sustained the same injury in a Week 1 loss to Tennessee.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will not play in Sunday's game against Atlanta, ending his streak of 90 consecutive starts. Greenway has a broken rib and broken hand. His streak of starts is the most among active linebackers.

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones argue that an Oklahoma woman waited too long to file a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. There was no immediate ruling on the claim. Jana Weckerly's attorney argues that Jones paid her hush money for at least four years after the alleged 2009 assault, creating a conspiracy to silence her.

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