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Vikings visiting Rams on short rest

LOS ANGELES—Kirk Cousins was an eager young quarterback and Sean McVay a precocious offensive co-ordinator when they got together in Washington.

After they collaborated on two tremendously-productive seasons, the partnership led to big things for both men: McVay became the NFL's youngest head coach in Los Angeles while Cousins got an $84-million contract in Minnesota.

Gibbons not returning as Jays' manager

TORONTO—John Gibbons got a chance to say goodbye yesterday at Rogers Centre as the Toronto Blue Jays made the long-expected announcement that the longtime manager would not return for the 2019 season.

General manager Ross Atkins made it official at an afternoon news conference before the team closed out its home schedule with a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros.

Jets nip Flames in OT

CALGARY—The odds are stacked against Sami Niku when it comes to cracking an experienced Winnipeg Jets' blueline this season.

But the 21-year-old Finn is showing he's not far away.

Niku and Nikolaj Ehlers, who notched the overtime winner, each scored twice last night as Winnipeg won 5-4 over the Calgary Flames.

CJ Suess rounded out the scoring for Winnipeg.

Busch tops at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va.—Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway.

Five months after winning the spring race on the 0.75-mile oval from the 32nd starting spot, Busch did even better Saturday night—winning from 39th to complete a season sweep of the NASCAR Cup Series races.