Lester to start Game 1 for Cubs...Newton practices...Kings' Quick sidelined

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs will start Jon Lester in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series Saturday in Chicago. Lester pitched eight strong innings in the Cubs' 1-0 victory over San Francisco in their playoff opener last Friday. The Cubs will face the winner of tonight's Dodgers-Nationals Game 5 in the NLCS.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was a full participant in practice today, further indicating the NFL's MVP will likely play Sunday against New Orleans. Coach Ron Rivera says Newton remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and he doesn't know when Newton might be cleared to play.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland quarterback Cody Kessler has recovered enough from an injury to his chest and ribs to start Sunday's game at Tennessee. Kessler led the winless Browns on a touchdown drive on the series before he got hurt Sunday against New England.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — LSU and No. 18 Florida will play Nov. 19 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, a game rescheduled from Gainesville because of Hurricane Matthew. The teams had to buy out previously scheduled non-conference opponents. LSU also agreed to play in Gainesville in 2017 and 2018, which gets the Gators one game back.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have placed Jonathan Quick on injured reserve after the star goalie got hurt in the first period of their season opener. Quick incurred an unspecified lower-body injury in last night's 2-1 loss to San Jose.

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