Jets put Crowell on IR...Beckham out again...Bill Fralic, Joan Steinbrenner die
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have placed running back Isaiah Crowell on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury. Crowell didn’t practice all week and had already been ruled out for the Jets’ game against Houston tomorrow. Crowell has a team-leading 685 yards rushing and six touchdowns. He has never missed a game during his five-year NFL career.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants say Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his second straight game with a quad injury. The NFL’s highest-paid receiver won’t play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Beckham was hurt on the final play of the Giants’ loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia on Nov. 25. He played against Chicago the following week, but missed last week’s game against Washington and didn’t practice the past two days after being limited on Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former star Atlanta Falcons lineman Bill Fralic has died at 56. He was a three-time All-American offensive lineman at Pittsburgh. The university said he had cancer and died at his home in suburban Atlanta. Fralic was the second overall pick in the 1985 draft and spent nine seasons in the league. He was named to the Pro Bowl four times and earned All-Pro honors in 1986 and 1987. The NFL named him to its All-Decade Team for the 1980s. His last season was 1993 with the Detroit Lions.
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died. Joan (joh-AN’) Steinbrenner, who held the title of Yankees vice chair, was 83. The team says she died today surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida. A private family service will be held.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and the Red Sox will open Major League Baseball’s first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon. The June 29 game at London’s Olympic Stadium will be broadcast in the United States by Fox as part of its Saturday “Game of the Week” coverage. The following day’s game will be a “Sunday Morning Baseball” special event for ESPN. Boston is the home team in both games.