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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said Friday there is no timetable for the return of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a concussion after hitting his head in the turf the previous day against the Cincinnati Bengals.

McDaniel also defended Tagovailoa’s injury against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, when the QB appeared to have taken a hit from linebacker Matt Milano late in the first half and hit his head. He stumbled when he got up, was hauled into the locker room to be evaluated for concussion, and returned to the game at the start of the third quarter.

McDaniel reiterated Friday that Tagovailoa was cleared by several layers of medical professionals during Sunday’s game and said the QB did not have a head injury.

Many observers wondered why Tagovailoa was allowed back on the field against the bill.He was not on concussion protocol heading into Thursday’s game.

Tagovailoa had an MRI on Friday, along with X-rays and a CT scan taken the night before at a hospital in Cincinnati. McDaniel said he had headaches on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Tagovailoa was sacked by Bengals defensive tackle Josh Topou late Thursday night. He spun awkwardly on play and was thrown onto the grass. While on the ground, Tagovailoa seemed to display a fencing reaction with his fingers frozen in front of his face. He lay down for over seven minutes before being loaded onto the backboard and stretched off the field.

The Dolphins later said he was conscious and had movement in all four limbs.

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) — New England quarterback Mac Jones made a surprise return to the practice range after being sidelined for Sunday’s Patriots game in Green Bay.

Jones was wearing a uniform with a tight wrap around his injured left ankle Friday and moved cautiously during the short portion of the workout that was shown to the media. He said Brian Hoyer would start against the Packers.


NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge didn’t hit his 62nd home run as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees, 2-1.

After one game tying the American League home run record set by Yankees star Roger Mullis in 1961, Judge struck out in the first inning, got a hit in the third, and walked in the sixth against Jordan Lyles. did. Bautista.

Judges have six games left. It’s his two games against the Orioles this weekend, and his four against Texas when the regular season ends.


PGA TOUR files counterclaim against Saudi-funded LIV Golf, alleging rival leagues induced top players to breach PGA TOUR contracts, arguing TOUR cannot enforce contracts did.

The counterclaim was included in the PGA Tour’s response to an amended antitrust lawsuit filed in federal court in Northern California, which included LIV Golf as a plaintiff.

Since then, eight of the 11 players who have sued the PGA Tour have sought exclusion from the lawsuit, including Phil Mickelson. Mickelson said his involvement was no longer necessary because LIV Golf is suing the Tour.

In response to a lawsuit filed late Wednesday, the PGA Tour said the court had ordered LIV Golf to void its rules “with the stroke of a pen” after it lured players out of Saudi Arabia’s public investment fund for hundreds of millions of dollars. It claims that it is seeking

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mackenzie Hughes leads the Sanderson Farms Championship with a 9-under 63.

Hughes birdied the final two holes at Jackson’s Country Club and caught Belgium’s Thomas Detry, who posted his second straight 67 in the morning.

They were 10-under 134, one stroke behind Sepp Straka (66).

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Charley Hull forced himself to work a little harder on his putts. She achieved her eight birdies in a round of 7-under 64, giving her a lead of 36 her holes at The Ascendant LPGA. .

The Englishwoman took control with four birdies in the six-hole stretch around the turn, giving her a two-shot lead over Xu “Janet” Lin (68) and Thailand’s Ataya Titikul, with an eagle birdie finish where she scored 67. did.

If she wins the LPGA tour for two weeks in a row, she will become the number one in the women’s world ranking.

st. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (AP) — England’s Richard Mansell said Alfred Dunhill was in the Lynx He was halfway through the championship in wind and rain at Old He was on the course at 4-under 68, just two shots behind. I extended my lead.

Mansell was 10-under in the three-course event. Sweden’s Alex Noren was his second behind his 69 at Kingsbarns.


BOSTON (AP) — Blake Griffin has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person confirmed the move to AP on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. ESPN first reported. The 33-year-old forward averaged 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in Brooklyn last season.