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Reuters Sports News Summary

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The San Diego Padres on Saturday fired manager Andy Green, who was in his fourth season at the helm of the club. Bench coach Rod Barajas was named interim manager. "I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons," general manager A.J. Preller said in a statement.

Former Raiders receiver Brice Butler says he worked out for Oakland

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Brice Butler is hoping his NFL career comes full circle. Selected by the Raiders in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Butler spent two seasons in Oakland before they traded him to Dallas. Now, after bouncing from the Cowboys to the Miami Dolphins, Butler is hoping to make a return to the Raiders.

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew attends Washington State game

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, now the starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, had a triumphant homecoming at the place where his college heroics revitalized his playing career. Minshew was in Pullman, Washington, on Saturday to watch the No. Cougars play UCLA.

NFL notebook: Browns DE Garrett fined $42,000 for two hits

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was fined $42,112 by the NFL on Saturday for two hits he made on New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian during Monday night's game. Each hit cost Garrett a $21,056 fine in a game in which he was penalized four times, including twice for roughing the passer, while recording a career-best three sacks. Siemian suffered a season-ending ankle injury on the second roughing call, which occurred midway through the second quarter.

Trick play helps Pitt upset No. 15 UCF 35-34

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple installed the play he dubbed ''Pitt Special'' during the second week of training camp. Just in case arrived late Saturday afternoon with Pitt trailing 15th-ranked UCF by six and a minute to go. Facing fourth-and-2 at the UCF 3, an official came over and told Whipple the Panthers could still get a first down if they got to the 1.

Redskins TE Reed ruled out for MNF

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed on Saturday was ruled out for Monday night's game against the visiting Chicago Bears due to lingering effects from a concussion. Reed has yet to play this season after being hurt in Washington's third preseason game. The 29-year-old Reed sustained a concussion following a helmet-to-helmet hit by Atlanta safety Keanu Neal on Aug. 22.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Junior running back Jonathan Taylor scored two first-quarter touchdowns, and junior quarterback Jack Coan rushed for two more scores as No. 13 Wisconsin defeated No. 11 Michigan, 35-14, in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams Saturday in Madison, Wis. Taylor, who earned All-American honors last season, had 12 carries for 143 yards and two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. NFL star wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has been accused of rape by his former personal trainer, was released on Friday by the New England Patriots, the team said less than two weeks after signing the prolific pass-catcher to a contract.

Pitt shocks No. 15 UCF with fourth-down trick-play TD in the final minute

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Pitt QB Kenny Pickett caught the game-winning touchdown pass to beat UCF in dramatic fashion. This week, Pitt reached deep into the playbook to upset a team that had lost just one time in its last 29 games. On fourth-and-two from the UCF 3-yard line, the Panthers pulled out the “Pitt Special,” an homage to the famous play the Philadelphia Eagles used in the Super Bowl a few years back.

49ers-Steelers odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 3 game

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The 49ers host the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first home game of the season. It's also the first time in 30 years San Francisco enter their regular-season home opener with a 2-0 record. In what should be a loud homecoming for the squad, the 49ers will face a Ben Roethlisberger-less Steelers team after the quarterback underwent season-ending elbow surgery last week.

Lions sign Hall to active roster, release Lacy

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Marvin Hall to the active roster from the practice squad and released receiver Chris Lacy. The Lions also announced Saturday that they have signed defensive end Jonathan Wynn to the practice squad. Hall spent the preseason with Chicago.