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SportShorts for Thursday, October 3, 2019 – SaukValley.com
03 Oct
8:03

William V. Bidwill, who owned the NFL’s Cardinals franchise in Chicago, St. Louis and Phoenix, has died. He was 88.

The team announced that Bidwill passed away Wednesday. A cause of death wasn’t immediately given.

Reviled by fans at times for what they perceived to be his penny-pinching ways, privately Bidwill was an extremely charitable man, distributing money to many local causes, usually done quietly with no publicity.

Patriots K Gostkowski placed on IR

The Patriots have placed kicker Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve.

The team announced the move Wednesday, but didn’t disclose the 35-year-old’s injury.

He is the fourth Patriots player to go on IR this season, joining receiver N’Keal Harry, left tackle Isaiah Wynn and fullback James Develin.

The franchise’s all-time leading scorer, Gostkowski has appeared in every game for New England since 2011. But he’s struggled thus far in 2019, missing four extra points. He hadn’t missed more than three extra points in any of his previous 13 NFL seasons.

He last missed game action in 2010 when he went on IR with a thigh injury and missed the final eight games that season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Huskers DL suspended for Northwestern game

Nebraska defensive lineman Khalil Davis has been suspended for the game against Northwestern on Saturday for striking an Ohio State player in violation of the Big Ten’s sportsmanship policy.

The Big Ten announced the suspension Wednesday.

The conference said Davis struck an Ohio State player near the 9:18 mark of the first quarter last Saturday. No penalty was called.

NASCAR

Reddick gets ride for Cup series

Tyler Reddick has been promoted to the NASCAR Cup Series with Richard Childress Racing next season to replace Daniel Hemric, who last month was told he would not be retained for a second season.

Reddick is the reigning Xfinity Series champion, and is third in the standings headed into the first elimination race in that series’ playoffs. He’s a five-time winner this year for Childress, which he joined after winning the title for JR Motorsports.

Childress last month compared Reddick to a young Cale Yarborough, the Hall of Famer tied for sixth on NASCAR’s all-time wins list with Jimmie Johnson at 83 victories.

Hemrick got just 1 year in the No. 8 Chevrolet before Childress made the change. The native of Kannapolis was given the No. 8 that is part of the Earnhardt family, the most celebrated residents of the city. But Hemric has just two top-10 finishes, is ranked 25th in the standings, and failed to make the playoffs.

Source: http://www.saukvalley.com/2019/10/03/sportshorts-for-thursday-october-3-2019/atbf2ke/

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