ST. LOUIS (AP) – The San Francisco 49ers have kept their unbeaten string alive with a 28-25 of the Phoenix Cardinals. Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-puh-loh) threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns after falling behind 7-0 early. San Francisco is now 8-0 for the season. Arizona is now 3-5-1 after losing its second straight game. Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
ATLANTA (AP) – The Miami Heat’s Kendrick Nunn has scored the most points through his first five games for any undrafted player in NBA. His 28 points in Thursday night’s 106-97 Heat win over the Atlanta Hawks mean he scored 112 points in the five games. Nunn is a 6-foot-2 guard from Oakland University in Michigan.
NASHVILLE (AP) – It took overtime, but the Calgary Flames edged the Nashville Predators 6-5 Thursday night. Matthew Tkachuk tied the game in the final minute of regulation and scored the winning goal with a second left in overtime on a nifty shot between his legs. Calgary rallied from a three-goal deficit and ended Nashville’s four-game winning streak.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – The Washington Redskins say they’ve requested the NFL Management Council convene a joint committee with the Players Association to review Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams’ medical records and the care given to him. Williams disclosed Thursday that his long holdout was due in part to a cancer diagnosis and surgeries to remove a tumor from his skull. He’s expressed frustration with the team’s handling of his medical situation.
NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have declined their 2020 option for Edwin Encarnacion, making the veteran slugger a free agent. Encarnacion was due $25 million in 2020, but the Yankees bought out the remaining year of his contract for $5 million. The Yankees acquired the three-time All-Star from Seattle in June to bolster a lineup sapped by injuries. Encarnacion led the AL with 21 homers at the time, but a strained left oblique limited the 36-year-old down the stretch.