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Jets defensive coordinator has ‘serious’ illness...Thunder’s Roberson out 2 months...Devils’ Bratt has broken jaw

October 5, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is dealing with what coach Todd Bowles calls a “serious” illness and it’s uncertain if he’ll be on the sideline for Sunday’s home game against Denver. The Jets also say cornerback Trumaine Johnson won’t play Sunday because of a quadriceps injury. Also ruled out are wide receiver Charone Peake and tight end Neal Sterling.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is doubtful for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati with a knee injury. Wake sat out practice today for the third day in a row. He has been nursing the injury for a couple of weeks. Cornerback Bobby McCain and tight end A.J. Derby were ruled out.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Andre Roberson will miss at least two months after a setback in his recovery from left knee surgery. A Thunder spokesman says Roberson underwent a minor procedure yesterday. He previously had been doing non-contact work in practice and had hoped to be ready to play in December. Roberson suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in January and missed the second half of the season.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils forward Jesper Bratt will miss the start of the NHL season because of a broken jaw. The 20-year-old Swede was hit in the face by a puck that was shot from the point and deflected off the crossbar during a practice on yesterday in Sweden. The team says he’ll be out a few weeks. The Devils will open their season against the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow in Sweden.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Sports betting has arrived in Delaware, and Dover International Speedway is ready to throw open the betting windows. Fans may wager on Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race — the winner, the first two stage winners and a slew of prop bets that range from number of drivers to lead a lap to the average race speed.

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