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September 18, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense lawyers insist that NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris had nothing to do with a 2015 beating that resulted in felony assault charges against them. Their lawyers delivered opening statements in a Phoenix courtroom in which they put blame on others and questioned the motives of the victim. Marcus Morris’ defense attorney Tim Epstein said witness statements that are the basis for the prosecution’s case are “entirely inconsistent and incompatible with the truth.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The banged-up Washington Redskins won’t have Su’a Cravens for the rest of the season after putting the 22-year-old safety on the reserve/left squad list.Cravens left the team before Week 1 while contemplating retirement. The Redskins had a month to decide what to do with the 2016 second-round pick and opted to rule him out this season.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck will miss his third consecutive game Sunday after being ruled out by Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano. And there’s still no timetable for his return to practice. While Pagano didn’t rule out the possibility of Luck coming back Wednesday, Pagano acknowledged that doctors still have not cleared the franchise quarterback to participate.

NEW YORK (AP) — Week 2 of the National Football League season concludes tonight with the Detroit Lions playing the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Eli Manning and the Giants will have to wait until pregame warmups to see if wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s sprained left ankle will keep him out for a second straight game. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, the league’s highest-paid player, was in midseason form in Detroit’s 35-23 season-opening win over Arizona with 292 yards passing and four touchdowns while engineering his 27th fourth-quarter or overtime comeback since 2011.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will be without tight end Greg Olsen for the next several weeks. Coach Ron Rivera says Olsen had surgery to repair a broken right foot. The injury occurred while Olsen was running a route and felt something pop in the foot. Olsen has never missed a game due to injury in 11 seasons. He has gained at least 1,000 yards receiving in each of the past three seasons.

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