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Last Update on October 20, 2014 22:46 GMT

NFL-SCHEDULE

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two .500 teams are squaring off in the NFL game this evening. In Pittsburgh, the Steelers are playing host to the Houston Texans. This is just the fifth game between these teams with the series split at 2-2. Each team is coming off a loss as the Steelers lost to the Browns 31-10 while the Texans were taken out by the Colts 33-28.

The Texans have lost two straight after a 3-1 start to the season while the Steelers have alternated wins and losses all season.

NFL-INJURIES

UNDATED (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday for a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver. Marcus Martin, a 20-year-old rookie third-round draft pick, is the favorite to fill in for Kilgore on the starting offensive line. Martin recently returned to practice following a training camp knee injury.

Martin's NFL debut would likely be Nov. 2 at home against the Rams after the bye.

In other NFL injury news:

-- The Buffalo Bills are down two running backs. C.J. Spiller has had surgery to repair a collarbone injury, and it's uncertain if his season is over. Earlier in the day Fred Jackson said he expects to be out for about four weeks with a groin injury. Jackson told WGR radio that doctors gave him that prognosis. Both were hurt in the Bills' 17-16 win Sunday over the Vikings.

-- Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo will miss the rest of the season because he needs surgery on a torn right pectoral muscle. He's a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

WORLD SERIES-STARTERS

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- The wait is almost over. The opening game of the World Series is just a day away.

Game 1 for the Giants and Royals will be played tomorrow night in Kansas City with James Shields getting the ball for the home team against Madison Bumgarner. Shields is getting the opening game assignment for the third time this post season, while Bumgarner, who was named NLCS MVP, hasn't allowed a postseason run away from home in an MLB-record 26 2/3 innings. That record goes back to 2010.

The Royals advanced with a four-game sweep of the Orioles in the American League Championship Series while the Giants eliminated the Cardinals in five games to win the NLCS.

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series will be Wednesday night in Kansas City before the series moves to San Francisco.

WORLD SERIES-ANTHEMS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series. According to Major League Baseball, Yearwood will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 1 on tomorrow night and Santana will perform an instrumental rendition of the national anthem with his son before Game 4 on Saturday at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.

NHL-SCHEDULE

EDMONTON (AP) -- To say it is a light NHL schedule tonight would be ridiculous as there is just one game taking place this evening. That contest is in Edmonton as the Oilers face-off with Tampa Bay. This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. They split the two games last season, with the home team winning by two goals in each outing.

Five games into the season, Edmonton is the only team in the Western Conference without a win. The Oilers are 0-4-1 while the Lightning start the night with a mark of 3-1-1.

NHL-FLAMES

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension. Brodie is in the final year of a two-year deal signed in 2013 which paid him an average annual salary of $2.1 million. The 24-year-old has three goals and four assists in seven games this season for the Flames.

The defenseman has 11 goals and 55 assists in 192 games.

NHL-KINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Hockey League has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (SLAH'-vuh VOY'-nawf) because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning but isn't providing other details. He will be paid during the investigation.

The National Football League has received widespread criticism for its handling of recent domestic violence charges against several players.


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