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Report finds Maryland trainers at fault in player death...Rangers dump Banister...Penn St., UCF win

September 22, 2018

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. The sports medicine consultant who led the investigation launched by the school following McNair’s death, said Friday “there was a failure to identify symptoms and aggressively treat it.”

ARLINGTON (AP) — The Texas Rangers have dismissed manager Jeff Banister after securing a second straight losing season. The Rangers captured AL West titles in each of his first two seasons, but they were 64-88 and had lost 11 of their last 15 games under Banister. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu (wah-kah-MAHT’-soo) is serving as interim manager for the remainder of the season and led Texas to an 8-3, rain-shortened win over Seattle.

UNDATED (AP) — Tenth-ranked Penn State and No. 16 UCF rolled to lopsided victories Friday. Miles Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns as the Nittany Lions ripped Illinois, 63-24. UCF has run the nation’s longest winning streak to 16 games as McKenzie Milton ran for a career-best three touchdowns while throwing for three more in a 56-36 thrashing of Florida Atlantic.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson says he’s not ready to officially name his starter for next week’s game despite Baker Mayfield’s enthusiastic performance in Thursday’s 21-17 win over the New York Jets. The top pick in this year’s draft replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor in the second quarter and was 17 of 23 for 201 yards while leading four scoring drives after the Browns fell behind, 14-0. Although Jackson wouldn’t publicly say Mayfield is his new starter, he gave strong indication he’s leaning that way by telling reporters on a conference call, “I think that you guys all feel good about where things are headed.”

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods continues to own a piece of the lead at the midway point of the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Woods followed yesterday’s 65 with a 2-under 68 that leaves him tied with World No. 1 Justin Rose at 7 under heading into the weekend. Woods last shared the 36-hole lead in the 2015 Wyndham Championship.

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