IN BRIEF

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - Sports - — Edited from news ser­vices

BASE­BALL:

The Rangers hired Dodgers third base coach Chris Wood­ward as their man­ager, suc­ceed­ing Jeff Banis­ter. He re­ceived a three-year con­tract.

FOOT­BALL:

The Toronto Arg­onauts fired coach Marc Trest­man af­ter a league­worst 4-14 sea­son.

GOLF:

Bryson DeCham­beau birdied four of the last six holes for a share of the lead with Peter Uih­lein in the Shriners Hospi­tals For Chil­dren Open in Las Ve­gas. DeCham­beau shot a 6-un­der 66 to match Uih­lein at 197 af­ter three rounds. ... Li Hao­tong fired a 63 and had a three-stroke lead at 17 un­der par af­ter three rounds of the Turk­ish Air­lines Open in An­talya. Justin Rose (69), who would go back atop the world rank­ings with a vic­tory, was tied for sec­ond with Alexan­der Levy. ... Min­jee Lee shot an 8-un­der 64 to take a three-shot lead af­ter the sec­ond round of the LPGA Ja­pan Clas­sic in Shiga.

GYM­NAS­TICS:

Si­mone Biles won the floor ex­er­cise at the world cham­pi­onships in Doha, Qatar, and added a bronze on bal­ance beam. The Olympic cham­pion ear­lier won gold in the team fi­nal, the all-around and the vault plus a sil­ver on un­even bars.

NFL:

The Car­di­nals re­leased QB Sam Brad­ford, who started the first three games be­fore be­ing re­placed by rookie Josh Rosen. The for­mer No. 1 pick out of Ok­la­homa, whose eight sea­sons have been plagued by in­juries, has 83 ca­reer starts. ... The Raiders waived lead­ing pass rusher Bruce Irvin. ... Nathan Peter­man will start at QB for the Bills against the Bears af­ter Derek An­der­son was ruled out with a con­cus­sion. ... The Bears placed RG Kyle Long on IR be­cause of a ten­don in­jury in his right foot. ... Pack­ers WR Geron­imo Al­li­son will miss Sun­day night’s game against the Pa­tri­ots with mul­ti­ple in­juries. ... Pa­tri­ots WR Ju­lian Edel­man was fined $26,739 for an un­nec­es­sary-rough­ness penalty. Giants S Sean Chan­dler and Raiders LB Kyle Wil­ber were fined $20,054 each for horse-col­lar tack­les.

SOC­CER:

In its first game since club owner Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha died in a he­li­copter crash, Le­ices­ter edged Cardiff 1-0 in the Premier League. ... Manch­ester United man­ager Jose Mour­inho called him­self “the luck­i­est man­ager in the Premier League” af­ter his side came from be­hind to win at Bournemouth 2-1. ... Real Madrid needed an own goal and a late penalty to beat Val­ladolid 2-0 for its first win in six games.

TEN­NIS:

No­vak Djokovic beat Roger Fed­erer 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) in a Paris Masters semi­fi­nal. Djokovic’s fourth straight win over Fed­erer sends him into the fi­nal against Karen Khachanov, who beat Do­minic Thiem 6-4, 6-1. ... Ash­leigh Barty edged Ju­lia Go­erges 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the semi­fi­nals of the WTA Elite Tro­phy in Zhuhai, China. In the fi­nal she will face Wang Qiang, who beat Gar­bine Mugu­ruza 6-2, 6-0.

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