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Rockies rout Dodgers … Nationals ace out of commission … ‘No-call’ lawsuit continues

COLORADO (AP) – Jon Gray pitched eight innings of one-run ball for his first win in a month, Nolan Arenado had a two-run single in a five-run fifth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 Monday night. David Dahl homered into the second deck in right field in the eighth – a two-run drive – and Ian Desmond tripled and doubled among his three hits in helping the Rockies pick up just their third win in 11 meetings against the NL West leading Dodgers this season.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington National’s push to catch The Atlanta Braves in the NL East for a wild card berth just got a little bit tougher. Max Scherzer is back on the 10-day injured list. The Nationals announced that Scherzer was placed on the IL with a minor rhomboid strain. It’s in the same area as the inflammation under his right shoulder that forced the ace right-hander to the IL for 19 days earlier this month.

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) – Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn says the issue of protesting during the national anthem “might come up” before the season with owner Jerry Jones. Quinn has raised his fist during the anthem during recent seasons with Miami and with the Rams. Jones has taken a hard stance against displays by his players. Quinn says the two have not discussed yet. The Cowboys open the regular season at home against the New York Giants on Sept. 8.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – It’s the argument that won’t end. A Louisiana judge has ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January’s NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about an infamous “no-call” during January’s NFC title game. Attorney Antonio LeMon, who filed a lawsuit over the game, says he and league attorneys will pick a mutually agreeable date for the questioning – barring any league appeals that might delay or cancel the questioning.

UNDATED (AP) – Hendrick Motorsports has named Cliff Daniels as the new crew chief for seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Daniels will assume the role immediately and be atop the pit box for Sunday’s road course race at Watkins Glen International in New York. Johnson is 12 points out of the 16-driver playoff field with five races left before the cutoff. Daniels replaces Kevin Meendering

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