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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. Adidas NMD Schweiz Discount . A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:- BOSTON -- Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel agree to merge after months of increasing scrutiny. The companies say they can now cut costs while battling regulators across the country to remain legal.- HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- With almost no fanfare, NASCARs most complicated driver is retiring Sunday. Tony Stewart will then be able to finally answer only to himself.- HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Kyle Busch is trying to repeat as NASCARs champion in the title-deciding finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.- CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Luke Kuechly was carted off the field Monday night with a possible concussion, which would be his second in two years. Coach Ron Rivera is to discuss the injury to the Panthers star linebacker.- FRISCO, Texas -- Dez Bryant says he couldnt have played a day after his fathers death without his teammates support. This team chemistry is one reason this is becoming a special season for the Cowboys.- Eleven years after ESPN telecast an NFL game from Mexico City, the network does so again when the Raiders play the Texans on Monday night. This time, ESPN intends to capture the full vibrancy of the city.- In the lone college football game Friday night involving a ranked team, No. 22 Boise State is home against UNLV. (9 p.m.). Boise State is back in the discussion for a major bowl after UNLV upset Wyoming last week.- Stories on three key games Saturday: No. 8 Oklahoma-No. 10 West Virginia; No. 12 Colorado-No. 20 Washington State; and No. 16 LSU-No. 21 Florida.- HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The judge who has presided over Jerry Sanduskys criminal case for five years is removing himself from the former Penn State assistant coachs appeal.- LOS ANGELES -- DAngelo Russell and Los Angeles Lakers go for their seventh victory in nine games when they play Pau Gasol and the first-place San Antonio Spurs, who have won four straight. Game starts 10:30 p.m.- Two notable mens college basketball games: No. 3 Villanova vs. Wake Forest at Charleston, S.C. (1:30 p.m.) and No. 11 Xavier vs. Clemson at Orlando, Fla. (1:30 p.m.).- LONDON -- Andy Murray qualifies for the semifinals of the ATP finals by beating Stan Wawrinka. Murray needs to do better than Novak Djokovic this weekend to finish the season at No. 1.- ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Mackenzie Hughes is in front and one shot ahead of Stewart Cink entering the second round of the RSM Classic at Sea Island.- NAPLES, Fla. -- Shanshan Feng has the lead going into the second round of the CME Group Tour Championship, with the Chinese star trying to win her third straight event. Adidas NMD Schweiz Sale . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. Adidas NMD Schweiz Shop . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. He bettered that with a long-range blast that went in off the goal frame in the 18th, and converted a penalty in the 72nd after Diego Mainz was sent off for fouling Aduriz with only the goalkeeper to beat. http://www.schweiznmd.ch/ . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home.TORONTO -- Brandon Morrows season is effectively over after the Toronto Blue Jays starter was diagnosed with a nerve injury in his right forearm. Morrow has an entrapped radial nerve that will keep him from throwing for the next six weeks. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews made the diagnosis, which the team announced Thursday. "He was feeling better, but he wasnt making a whole lot of progress," manager John Gibbons said. "They recommended six weeks off, and when you look at six weeks, how much time is left? But the thinking is that they want him, hopefully when that six weeks is up, he starts getting on the mound so that when the year is over hes at least thrown from the mound doing something. So he goes in the off-season knowing where hes at and feeling good about it, anyway." Morrow went 2-3 with a 5.63 ERA in 10 starts before leaving the Blue Jays game May 28 after two innings. Several MRIs were taken on the right-handers sore arm, but all that doctors found was inflammation, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Because of that uncertainty, Anthopoulos said Wednesday afternoon that he wasnt very optimistic about Morrows status. "I dont know enough about the severity," Anthopoulos said. "I just know that its not safe for him to go out there." Morrow had been throwing side sessions while rehabbing in Dunedin, Fla., but Andrews prescribed six weeks off. That would take the 28-year-old to September, when it would be difficult for him to get ramped back up for big-league action. "After six weeks you figure its got to be better, you would hope," Gibbons said. "But Im no doctor." The Blue Jays might noot know for sure about Morrows future until spring training when he faces live hitters again, but they hope hell be able to test things out in the fall. Adidas NMD Schweiz Outlet. "If he throws after six weeks and hes feeling good and its all behind him and he gets on the mound, I mean it wouldnt be actual game competition but hed be airing it out," Gibbons said. "Youd have a better idea, anyway." Anthopoulos also said he likes the flexibility afforded the Blue Jays by Brett Lawries ability to play second and third base. But for the majority of at least the short-term future, Lawrie will be a corner infielder. Gibbons stopped short of saying the Lawrie at second base experiment was over for good, but he penciled the 23-year-old in at third base again for Thursdays series opener against the Houston Astros and plans on keeping him there. "We always have a right to change our mind," Gibbons said. "Its not definite where hes going to be only (at third base), but well see how that plays out." Gibbons cited Lawries defensive plays Wednesday night as his reasoning, saying, "Im dumb, Im not stupid. Ive seen him be good, hes always been good." Mark DeRosa might still see some time at third, which would require Lawrie to move over to second. Lawrie is hitting .208 this season -- .215 at third base and .158 at second. According to Gibbons, Lawrie is OK with moving back and forth. "He said, Ill play anywhere, whatever the team needs. That was his answer," Gibbons said. "I said, We dont want to get into the habit of moving you around, but I think it helps our flexibility and who knows what it might address down the road." ' ' ' 
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