Bernie Casey, pro FB player turned actor, dies

In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Bernie Casey appears after a performance of "The Tallest Tree in the Forest" in in Los Angeles. Casey, the professional football player turned actor known for parts in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 78. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. He was 78.

LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

In this June 18, 1949, file photo, newly crowned World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta, accompanied by his wife Vicky, arrives at Grand Central Terminal in New York after defeating Marcel Cerdan in Detroit on June 16. LaMotta, whose life was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was 95. (AP Photo/File)

MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert DeNiro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.

Rockies lose early lead, fall to Giants 4-3

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik, left, throws to first base after forcing out Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon at second base on a double play hit into by DJ LeMahieu during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez could have let the ball drop and watched Hunter Pence end the game with a hit. Instead, with the Rockies playing five infielders, Gonzalez ran down a difficult fly ball in center field and Pence had a sacrifice fly.

Brickley leads Panthers to win over Predators

Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad (27) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier (45) into the boards during the third period of the second game in an NHL hockey preseason doubleheader Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connor Brickley had two goals and an assist, helping the Florida Panthers beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in a preseason split-squad game on Tuesday night.

Chase Elliott’s title chances take hit with penalty

Chase Elliott drives during a NASCAR Cup Monster Energy Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott suffered a setback to his championship hopes when NASCAR penalized his Hendrick Motorsports team Tuesday for a modification to his Chevrolet in the opening round of the playoffs.

Connecticut Sun extend contract of coach Miller

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, left, beats teammate Alyssa Thomas (25) and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, left, and Camille Little, to a rebound in WNBA basketball playoffs quarter final action Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — WNBA coach of the year Curt Miller has received a contract extension from the Connecticut Sun.

Muguruza reaches Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico during their second round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Garbine Muguruza began her reign as No. 1 with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Monica Puig on Wednesday, earning a spot in the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.

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