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November 20, 2017


Former NFL receiver killed in crash

DALLAS (AP) — Officials say former Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn has died following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hurt.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office says Glenn died shortly before 1 a.m. Monday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The ex-Ohio State standout was 43.

Irving police are investigating the cause of the wreck at 12:18 a.m. on eastbound Highway 114. Police spokeswoman Chelsey Jones says Glenn, who lived in the Dallas area, was driving when the vehicle left the highway, struck a concrete barrier and rolled. Glenn was ejected. Jones says his fiancée suffered minor injuries. Her name and further details weren’t released.

Glenn played 12 seasons in the NFL, from 1996 to 2007, with the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers and the Cowboys.


Bears add Santos as new kicker and cut Connor

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears on Monday waived kicker Connor Barth and signed former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos following Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Barth missed a 46-yard field goal wide right that would have tied the game Sunday on the Bears’ final drive. Barth was 11 for 16 this season, with all his misses coming from 40 yards or beyond.

Santos was an undrafted free agent from Tulane who signed with the Chiefs in 2014. The Chiefs put Santos on injured reserve due to a groin strain, then cut him with an injury settlement after Harrison Butker established himself as a capable replacement.

Santos had been 3 for 3 on field goals this season with the Chiefs before his injury, and in four seasons was 89 for 105. He was 125 for 130 on extra points.

The Bears gave Santos a tryout last week.

Barth, a nine-year veteran, was 29 for 39 on field goals in 2016-17 with the Bears.


Ogbah needs surgery on broken foot

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah needs surgery on his broken right foot and will require up to four months of recovery.

Ogbah said Monday that he suffered a non-contact injury in Sunday’s 19-7 loss to Jacksonville. Ogbah, who has been Cleveland’s best all-around defensive player in recent weeks, was chasing Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis when the injury occurred.

Ogbah and top pick Myles Garrett had been developing a strong chemistry up front for the winless Browns (0-10).

His injury is the latest significant one for the Browns. Perennial All-Pro offensive tackle Joe Thomas and linebacker Jamie Collins previously suffered season-ending injuries.

The 24-year-old Ogbah had two sacks last week in a loss to Detroit and had four this season.

The Browns selected the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ogbah in the second round in 2016. He had 5½ sacks as a rookie.


McDermott hasn’t decided who will start

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott hasn’t yet determined who will start at quarterback after his decision to go with rookie Nathan Peterman backfired in a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers.

McDermott says he’s still evaluating whether to give Peterman another start or return to Tyrod Taylor for Buffalo’s game at Kansas City on Sunday.

Peterman unraveled by throwing five interceptions in the first half against the Chargers, before being replaced by Taylor with the Bills down 40-7.

Buffalo (5-5) has lost three straight with McDermott being roundly criticized for taking what he called “a calculated risk” to switch starters while his team is in the playoff race.

McDermott says he has no regrets over making the switch, and supported Peterman by saying: “One game will not definite Nathan or Nathan’s career.”

Peterman completed 6 of 14 attempts for 66 yards over seven first-half possessions and became the first quarterback since 1970 to throw at least five interceptions in the first half of a game, according to Elias Sports Bureau.


Source says Broncos have fired offensive coordinator

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and will turn over play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t made any announcement, confirmed the firing first reported by NFL.com.

The switch could be a precursor to giving former first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch an audition at quarterback.

The Broncos (3-7) are mired in a six-game skid. McCoy has drawn scrutiny for his complex game plans and insistence on using three wide receivers as his base formation to both pass and run, even though the majority of the Broncos’ penalties, sacks and turnovers have come out of that formation.

McCoy joined Vance Joseph’s staff in January for a second stint as Denver’s offensive coordinator after he was fired following a middling four-year run as the Chargers’ head coach.


Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.

Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday’s game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. He hasn’t stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season.

Early today, Trump tweeted, “Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.”

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement last season when he refused to stand during the anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality.


Oklahoma QB will miss his final regular-season game after gesture

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas.

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley also stripped the senior of his captain status for the game. Riley made the announcements Monday.

Kansas team captains did not shake hands with Mayfield before last Saturday’s game. After getting slighted, Mayfield jawed with the Jayhawks and some fans seated behind the Oklahoma bench. He also grabbed his crotch during the Sooners’ 41-3 win. Mayfield apologized afterward.

Kansas coach David Beaty has apologized for himself and his captains and said Monday that he had spoken with Riley. Beaty also apologized to Jayhawks fans, saying he wasn’t aware the captains weren’t going to shake hands. Beaty said he knows his players are passionate and competitive, but they needed to make a better decision.


Duke gets even more first-place votes

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke proved on a national stage at the Champions Classic last week why so many voters had the Blue Devils atop their AP Top 25 ballot before the season began.

Now, even more voters have them there.

The Blue Devils, who beat then-No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in Chicago, pulled in 54 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in the AP Top 25 released Monday. That was an increase of 20 first-place votes over the first regular-season poll released last week.

Arizona was the only other team to receive a No. 1 nod, getting 11 first-place votes and taking the Spartans’ place at No. 2. Kansas moved up to third after topping then-No. 7 Kentucky in the other game at the Champions Classic, while Michigan State and Villanova rounded out the top 5.


UConn remains on top

NEW YORK (AP) — The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll.

The Huskies (3-0) routed then-No. 20 California and No. 15 Maryland this week. UConn once again received all 32 votes from the national media panel on Monday. They topped the Terrapins without junior preseason All-American Katie Lou Samuelson, who will be sidelined with a sprained left foot for a few weeks. UConn is headed out west to face No. 5 UCLA on Tuesday before playing Michigan State and Nevada.

Texas, South Carolina and Louisville are 2-3-4 in the poll.

Notre Dame and Mississippi State follow the Cardinals with Baylor, Ohio State and Oregon rounding out the first 10 teams.


Jones, Thome among first-timers on the ballot

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame.

They are joined by Johan Santana and Chris Carpenter. Also among the newcomers to the 33-man ballot announced Monday are Jamie Moyer, Andruw Jones, Carlos Lee, Kevin Millwood, Carlos Zambrano and Johnny Damon.

Trevor Hoffman, who fell five votes short last year, leads the holdovers that include Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling.

Roy Halladay will not appear on the ballot for another year. The retired pitcher died Nov. 7 when the plane he was piloting crashed off Florida.

About 430 ballots are being sent to eligible voters from the BBWAA. A player must receive at least 75 percent for election. Ballots are due Dec. 31 and results will be announced Jan. 24.


Tennis world mourns two figures

UNDATED (AP) — The Tennis world is mourning two important figures today.

The 1998 Wimbledon champion, Jana Novotna (YAH’-nuh noh-VAHT’-nuh), died Sunday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49.

And Pancho Segura, who won six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships has died at age 96.

Segura once coached Jimmy Connors, who tweeted, “Sad day -- lost my friend-coach- and mentor.”


Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation’s largest domed stadiums has been reduced to rubble in downtown Atlanta.

The Georgia Dome was imploded with nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives this morning.

The dome was the former home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and also the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events.

It’s been replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.

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