FANTASY PLAYS: First bye week means replacement challenges

Fantasy football players must now deal with an added challenge: the bye weeks. That means replacing top players in your lineups, starting with those from Seattle and Green Bay, where the Packers looked better on offense last week.

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Newcomers _ 6 Euros, 2 Yanks _ could be key to Ryder Cup

Welshman Jamie Donaldson had quite the debut in the Ryder Cup two years ago, though his rookie success wasn't enough to get him invited back.

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Watt has back surgery, expected to miss rest of season

HOUSTON (AP) A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive lineman had back surgery Thursday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

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Cardinals top Reds on Molina's disputed double in 9th inning

ST. LOUIS (AP) Yadier Molina hit a disputed double that drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.

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Freeman's streak over, Braves rally past Phillies 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) Freddie Freeman's 30-game hitting streak ended when he struck out in the eighth inning of a tie game Thursday night, but the Atlanta Braves managed to score four runs after that off Philadelphia closer Jeanmar Gomez and beat the Phillies 5-2.

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