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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Madison Bumgarner tossed a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam as the San Francisco Giants ripped Pittsburgh 8-0 to win the National League Wild Card Game. Crawford went deep in the fourth inning before Brandon Belt added two hits and three RBIs. Next up for the Giants are the Nationals, with the first two games of the NL division series to be played in Washington.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Bruce Arians says quarterback Carson Palmer was seeing another specialist after his injured shoulder regressed following some throwing last week. Arians says Palmer's condition is "fairly close" to what it was when he first hurt the shoulder in the season-opening win over San Diego. If Palmer's damaged nerve doesn't improve in a hurry, backup Drew Stanton will get his third straight start when the Cardinals play at Denver on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams coach Jeff Fisher says Austin Davis will be the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season. The 25-year-old Davis has sparked the Rams offense, throwing for 754 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions, while completing 72 percent of his passes. His 93.1 quarterback rating is ninth-highest among NFC quarterbacks.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as questionable for tonight's game at Green Bay. Bridgewater sprained his left ankle in the fourth quarter of his first NFL start Sunday, a victory over Atlanta. He was back on the sideline before the end of the game without crutches, and an MRI showed no major damage.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years. He hit his stride in the summer and won the British Open and the PGA Championship, with a World Golf Championship in between. McIlroy finished the PGA Tour season with three victories, led the tour with 12 top-10 finishes and never placed worse than 25th.
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