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December 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have starting safety Kenny Vaccaro available for this afternoon’s home game against the Washington Redskins after he worked his way through the concussion protocol. Linebacker Brian Orakpo is missing his second straight game with an injured elbow and cornerback Logan Ryan is on injured reserve with a broken left leg. The Redskins will be without tight ends Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed right tackle Jermey Parnell and safety Ronnie Harrison on injured reserve and promoted cornerback Breon Borders and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas from the practice squad. Both starters were ruled out yesterday for tomorrow’s game at Miami. Place-kicker Josh Lambo and receiver DJ Chark also were ruled out.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Memphis Tigers’ Tony Pollard has tied the NCAA record with his seventh career kickoff return for a touchdown. The junior scored on a 97-yard run-back in the second quarter against Wake Forest today in the Birmingham Bowl. That matched the career mark shared by Clemson’s C.J. Spiller, Houston’s Tyron Carrier and San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny. It was Pollard’s first kick return for a score this season, with teams kicking to him only 21 times.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Wieskamp scored a career-high 24 points, Jordan Bohannon had 18 on six 3s and No. 23 Iowa blew past Savannah State 110-64 today for its fourth straight victory. Tyler Cook scored 16 points in 17 minutes for the Hawkeyes, who were playing without center Luka Garza, who recently tweaked his ankle. Iowa also was without backup point guard Connor McCaffery, who is in the concussion protocol, but none of that mattered against the overwhelmed Tigers.

BUENA, N.J. (AP) — A high school wrestler who was told to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit his match is getting support from an Olympic champion. Jordan Burroughs, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time wrestling world champion, called Wednesday’s incident in New Jersey “nonsense.” He described it as “a combination of an abuse of power, racism, and just plain negligence.”

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