Sports News, 10-10-19: Cardinals, Nationals Advance To NLCS

UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals will play for the National League pennant, beginning Friday in St. Louis. Former Dodger Howie Kendrick launched a grand slam off reliever Joe Kelly with nobody out in the 10th inning to send the Nats to a 7-3 triumph at Los Angeles. The Cardinals sent 14 batters to the plate while erupting for 10 runs on five hits, four walks and an error in the first inning of a 13-1 rout of the Braves.

UNDATED (AP) _ Rams running back Todd Gurley missed practice Wednesday with a bruised left thigh. The team doesn’t know whether their star ground-gainer will play Sunday against the 49ers. Coach Sean McVay says Gurley’s injury “caught us all off-guard” when Los Angeles went back to work following a bye week.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) _ Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores says Josh Rosen will be his starting quarterback the remainder of the season. Rosen supplanted veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 3 and will start for the third game in a row Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey practiced today for the first time in three weeks, two days after seeing a back specialist. Ramsey participated in a limited capacity, taking part in individual drills before spending the rest of the session working with team trainers on the side. It remains to be seen whether Ramsey plays Sunday against the 4-1 New Orleans Saints.

UNDATED (AP) _ Vontaze Burfict’s appeal to overturn his suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit has been denied, keeping the Oakland Raiders linebacker off the field the rest of the season. Burfict was punished for his hit on Indianapolis tight end Jack Doyle on Sept. 29. It was the third time Burfict has been suspended for a dangerous hit on the field.

UNDATED (AP) _ NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers that the league is still expecting them to play in China as scheduled this week. NBA activity in the country is in jeopardy after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a since-deleted tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A colt was fatally injured at Keeneland in a crash that also left his jockey Adam Breschizza with an injured left clavicle. The death of Triggerman is the track’s third since the fall meet opened on Friday. Breschizza was taken to the UK Chandler Medical Center for evaluation.