Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was stretchered with a head injury
CINCINNATI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered neck and head injuries after being knocked to the ground against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night and was carried off the field. The dolphins said Tagovailoa was conscious and had movements in all his extremities after he was stretchered from the field and taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The Dolphins said after their 27-15 loss to the Bengals that Tagovailoa is expected to be discharged from the hospital and flown home with the team. Miami coach Mike McDaniel said Tagovailoa suffered a concussion when he was chased and fired by Josh Tupou about six minutes from time in the first half. He remained on the ground for more than seven minutes before being loaded onto a backboard and removed with a stretcher.
Explainer: Tua Tagovailoa, fencing reaction and NFL log
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a second frightening injury in five days when he was carted off the field on Thursday, and many want to know why he played in the first place. Tagovailoa and the team claimed the first scary injury on Sunday, when he struggled to walk after a big hit, was actually a problem with his back. His quick return nonetheless led to a joint review by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. He was carried away on a stretcher on Thursday and taken to hospital with concussion symptoms after being thrown onto the lawn. After the hit, he fell into what appeared to be a “fencing position”, a possible indication of a traumatic brain injury.
Ohtani takes no-hitter to 8th, Angels beats Athletics 4-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani threw a no-hit ball in the eighth inning and extended his hit streak to 14 games as he led the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 over the Oakland Athletics. In his final home start of the season, Ohtani gave Tony Kemp a leadoff walk before retiring the next 22 batters in turn. Conner Capel broke the no-hit bid with a sharp grounder that deflected the glove of sliding shortstop Livan Soto and got into left midfield with two outs in eighth. Even if Soto could have fielded it, he would have had trouble kicking Capel out. Luis Rengifo, Taylor Ward and Max Stassi all had solo home runs for the Angels, who have won four straight and five of six.
Buccaneers, Chiefs play in Tampa as scheduled
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Sunday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs will be played as scheduled at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Bucs spent most of this week in the Miami area preparing for the much-anticipated prime-time matchup that would see quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes avoid direct contact with Hurricane Ian. The team trained at the Miami Dolphins Training Center on Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday, the team said its stadium could host the game after assessing the damage caused by the storm. The NFL had said the game would be played in Minneapolis if it couldn’t be played in Tampa.
PGA Tour counterclaim accuses LIV Golf of unfair tactics
The PGA Tour is attacking in its legal battle with Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf. The tour was responding to LIV Golf’s amended antitrust lawsuit. The tour also filed a counterclaim for damages against the competing league. The tour claims LIV Golf used Saudi Arabian funds to attract top players and misled them by claiming the tour could not enforce its regulations. The tour suspended players who signed with LIV Golf because they didn’t have clearances for competing events. A judge in August ruled against three players who requested emergency stays to play on tour.
Big series in ATL: Mets vs Braves with NL East on the line
ATLANTA (AP) — Two months into the season, it looked like the New York Mets were headed for a breakaway from NL East. The answer from the reigning World Series Champion didn’t come that quickly. Spurred on by two rising stars, the Atlanta Braves suddenly found their mojo. Now they’re just a game behind the Mets en route to their biggest series of the year, a three-game set in Atlanta on the final weekend of the regular season. While both teams have secured the spots in the playoffs, the Eastern champion earns a first-round bye. Just tempting, this is the only division race that hasn’t been decided yet.
The USA run past Canada in the World Cup gold medal game
SYDNEY (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 17 points and the United States took an early lead to defeat Canada 83-43 and advanced to the World Cup gold medal game for the fourth consecutive year. The Americans face either China or Australia, who played later in the day. USA (7-0), who have a record pace in terms of points and winning margin in the tournament, took control of the game early and scored the first 15 points. Canada (5-2) failed to recover. The Canadians are vying for their first medal since 1986 when they won bronze.
Garrett back with Browns cited for speeding after crash
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns All-Pro Myles Garrett returned to the team’s headquarters but did not practice Thursday after crashing his car earlier this week. Police cited Garrett for speeding and said he lost control on a country road Monday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said he was driving at 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. Garrett overturned his Porsche and hit a fire hydrant. The defensive end suffered a sprained shoulder, a strained bicep and had multiple cuts and bruises from the wreckage. Garrett and a 23-year-old passenger were both treated at a hospital after the crash. The Browns have not ruled out Garrett for Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
The North Americans in Russia’s KHL face tough choices
North American players of the Russia-based Continental Hockey League are in a difficult position as the US and Canadian governments are asking them to resign. The US Embassy in Moscow issued a security alert urging American citizens to leave Russia. The KHL responded that there was no concern that US or Canadian-born hockey players would be drafted for the war in Ukraine. The arrest and sentencing of American basketball star Brittney Griner has heightened tensions. An agent representing Canadian ice hockey players in the KHL says he’s not worried about his clients’ safety.
Mariners overtake Rangers in 11, near playoff spot
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger and Jarred Kelenic both scored twice, JP Crawford secured the winning run in the 11th inning and the Seattle Mariners finished in the playoffs for the first time in 21 years with a 10-9 win over the Texas Rangers. The Mariners drew for the second of three AL wildcards a half game before Tampa Bay, reducing their magic number to one to secure a postseason berth. Another win or loss in Baltimore would give Seattle its first playoff appearance since 2001 and end the longest drought in North America’s big four professional sports. The Mariners are 1 1/2 games behind Toronto for the top wild card hosting a best-of-three series starting Oct. 7. The other two wildcards are played on the go.
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