Luck makes trip to Houston with Colts

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck made the trip to Houston but three of his teammates stayed home.

Team officials said linebackers Jerrell Freeman and Bjoern Werner and running back Tyler Varga did not travel Wednesday. None of the three practiced this week. Freeman is out with a groin injury, Werner has an injured hamstring and Varga will miss his second straight game with a concussion.

The bigger question has been Luck, who was limited in practice this week with an injured right shoulder.

Floods push LSU-Gamecocks to Baton Rouge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina is moving its home game against LSU to Baton Rouge because of massive flooding around the university.

The time for Saturday's game at LSU has not been announced. (MORE)

NFL OKs more non-US games besides London

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL's appetite for international games is growing.

The league's owners approved more such games through 2025 on Wednesday, including ones in places other than England - possibly Mexico, Germany and Canada. (MORE)

FanDuel bans employees from daily play

NEW YORK (AP) Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said Wednesday it will permanently ban all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for money and begin an internal probe following reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to unfairly valuable data before winning $350,000 in a FanDuel contest.

FanDuel said in a release there's no evidence showing the contest was compromised or that non-public information was used to gain an unfair advantage. But the New York-based company said it doesn't want to rely only on what it knows right now and wants to rebuild trust with its players. (MORE)

Cubs put Lester on wild-card roster

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Chicago Cubs placed Jon Lester on their wild-card roster on Wednesday as insurance should they need it during the one-game playoff against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cy Young Award candidate Jake Arrieta will start against the Pirates. Lester, who won a pair of World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox in 2007 and 2013, is on the roster in case Arrieta has a short start or the game extends into extra innings. (MORE)

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