MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Tua Tagovailoa has fractured his ribs and will not play on Sunday when the Miami Dolphins visit the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Dolphins announced the updated diagnosis on Wednesday, after initial tests suggested Tagovailoa had bruised ribs. Further exams have shown the fractures, and the Dolphins have already decided Jacoby Brissett will start this weekend.
It’s unclear how long Tagovailoa will be sidelined. Dolphins coach Brian Flores declined to offer a timeline for a potential return, but said Tagovailoa is already improving.
TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) – Ten eligible first-year players, including defensive stars DeMarcus Ware and Robert Mathis, and wide receivers Andre Johnson, Steve Smith and Anquan Boldin are among the 122 nominees for the 2022 Class of professional football.
Other first year eligible are returner Devin Hester; offensive linemen Jake Long and Nick Mangold; defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and defensive back Antonio Cromartie.
The list will be reduced to 25 semi-finalists in November and 15 finalists in January before the selection committee discusses and chooses the class of 2022 to be dedicated in August.
The nominees list consists of 65 offensive players, 46 defensive players and 11 special teammates.
A plan to expand the college football playoffs was stalled on Wednesday when college athletic administrators who oversee the playoff system were unable to reach consensus on whether to increase the playoff format from four to 12 teams.
The 10 major college conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s sports director who make up the CFP’s management committee met to share their members’ feedback and address concerns about the expansion proposal that was unveiled in June.
Among the challenges: the number of teams. College football playoff executive director Bill Hancock said an eight-team format was part of the talks on Wednesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Reds and manager David Bell have announced a two-year extension of his contract until 2023.
Bell, 49, accepted a three-year contract in October 2018 that included a team option for 2022. The Reds are 76-74 this season, third at NL Central and 184-190 under Bell.
Cincinnati was swept by Cincinnati 2-0 in the first round of the extended playoffs last year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves sacked basketball operations president Gersson Rosas on Wednesday, less than a week before training camp, as part of a new leadership change for the long-running franchise .
Owner Glen Taylor announced that the Timberwolves had “parted ways” with Rosas in a two-sentence statement that revealed no direct explanation for the dismissal after just two seasons.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The NHL has found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has bet on NHL games or attempted to pitch games after investigating his ex’s allegations -wife.
Anna Kane alleged in an Instagram post this summer that Kane was betting on NHL games and was “obviously throwing games to make money”, launching an investigation by the league.
The NHL on Wednesday released the findings of the investigation conducted by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in conjunction with NHL Security, a day before the start of the Sharks’ training camp.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Stanley Cup-winning general manager Peter Chiarelli has been promoted to vice president of hockey operations for the St. Louis Blues, who also brought in Ken Hitchcock as a coaching consultant.
Former Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Taylor is now Senior Advisor in the Hockey Operations Department. Hockey operations president and general manager Doug Armstrong announced the changes on Wednesday at the start of training camp.
NEW YORK (AP) – Jonquel Jones is the unanimous choice for AP Player of the Year by the 14-member panel.
The WNBA will announce its league awards during the playoffs, which begin Thursday.
Jones guided Connecticut to the league’s best record and seed in the WNBA playoffs. She finished the season averaging 19.4 points and a record 11.2 rebounds.
The Sun also has the AP’s most improved player in Brionna Jones. She averaged a career-high 14.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and shot 57.1 percent from the field.
U.S. athletes attempting to compete in the Winter Olympics will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a groundbreaking new policy announced by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday.
CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that from November 1, the USOPC will require that staff, athletes and others using USOPC training centers and other facilities be vaccinated.
The requirement, she said, “will also apply to our entire Team USA delegation to future Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Naomi Osaka withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, a move that was expected after indicating after her loss at the US Open this month that she planned to take another extended hiatus tennis.
The pullout was announced via the official Twitter feed of the hard-court tournament in Indian Wells, which is scheduled for October 4-17 after being twice delayed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Osaka is a quadruple Grand Slam champion who was ranked No.1 and is currently No.8.
LONDON (AP) – The standing sections are set to return to Premier League stadiums for the first time in 27 years.
UK authorities on Wednesday announced a pilot program that will allow some clubs to test licensed standing areas from January, ending a blanket ban on those sections in top stadiums.
All-seater stadiums have been mandatory in the first two levels of English football since 1994-95, following safety recommendations made after the Hillsborough Stadium crash in 1989 which resulted in the deaths of 97 people.
LONDON (AP) – Marathon runner Mary Keitany retired from the sport on Wednesday with a back injury, ending a career in which she won several races in London and New York and set the record of the world of a race reserved for women.
The 39-year-old Kenyan said travel restrictions linked to the pandemic had prevented her from coming to Europe to seek treatment for an injury suffered in 2019.
Keitany has won the London Marathon three times, in 2011, ’12 and ’17. In her victory in 2017, she finished in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 1 second. Only two women – Brigid Kosgei and Paula Radcliffe – ran a faster marathon and they competed in races that also included male race leaders.
NEW YORK (AP) – The American Football Federation has urged the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling to dismiss the pay discrimination portion of a lawsuit brought by members of the the women’s national team, arguing that the law does not. demand that the federation pay players “tens of millions of dollars in phantom revenue that it never received”.
In a 59-page brief filed with the San Francisco Court of Appeals on Wednesday, the USSF said U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles had properly rendered summary judgment to the federation on the request of compensation in May 2020. The judge ruled on women. rejected a pay-to-play structure similar to the men’s deal with US Soccer and accepted higher base salaries and benefits than men. He allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to be tried and the parties reached an agreement on this part.
The women have asked the 9th Circuit to overturn the trial court’s decision and put their wage claim back on track. A three-judge panel will likely hear oral argument at the end of this year or early 2022.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Federal judge has dismissed some of the largest remaining lawsuits over Ohio state’s failure to end decades-long sexual abuse by team doctor Richard Strauss , now deceased, saying on Wednesday that it was indisputable that Strauss had abused hundreds of young men, but agreed with the OSU’s argument that the legal window for such claims has passed.
“For decades, many members of the state of Ohio charged with protecting and training students and young athletes have turned a blind eye to the exploitation of Strauss,” wrote the United States District Court judge. Michael Watson in a decision. âFrom 1979 to 2018, the state of Ohio totally failed with these victims. The plaintiffs are begging this court to hold the state of Ohio accountable, but today the legal system is failing the plaintiffs as well. “
Lawyers for at least some of the plaintiffs concerned immediately vowed to appeal.
Around 400 men and one woman had sued the university since 2018 for its failure to stop Strauss despite concerns they said were raised with school officials during his two-decade tenure, as soon as the years ended. 1970s.