Sports News Roundup: Wizards overcome Rockets, Harden in OT; Texas Southern upsets No. 18 Oregon
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Jaguars RB Fournette suspended one game for fight
The NFL has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette for one game without pay for violating league rules on unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness. The league made the announcement on Monday, the day after Fournette and Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson were ejected because of their roles in a brawl between the two teams late in the third quarter Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y. The players threw multiple punches at each other in a melee on the sideline outside the end zone.
Top 25 roundup: Texas Southern upsets No. 18 Oregon
Trayvon Reed scored 23 points on 9-of-9 shooting as visiting Texas Southern recorded a stunning 89-84 upset of No. 18 Oregon on Monday night at Eugene, Ore. John Jones added 20 points for the Tigers (2-4), who halted a four-game losing streak. Jalyn Patterson notched 13 points and 11 assists, Derrick Bruce also had 13 points, and Jeremy Combs added 11.
NFL notebook: Jaguars change QB, OC
The Jacksonville Jaguars benched quarterback Blake Bortles and fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Monday. Head coach Doug Marrone said Cody Kessler will start at quarterback, and QBs coach Scott Milanovich will call plays on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Kessler threw for 156 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his lone appearance this season, while Milanovich is in his second season in the NFL after 14 years between NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League.
College football notebook: Meyer plans to return to Ohio State
Urban Meyer plans to be back as head coach of Ohio State next season, he said Monday during a news conference. "I plan to coach," Meyer said, swiftly shifting the conversation to the Buckeyes' Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday against Northwestern.
Olympics: North Korean sports minister allowed into Japan for meetings
North Korea's sports minister will be allowed to travel to Japan to attend Olympic meetings in Tokyo this week, the Japanese government said on Tuesday. North Koreans are banned from entering Japan as part of sanctions imposed for its missile and nuclear tests.
Film Study: Colts QB Luck better than ever
For much of the past year, many wondered if we'd already seen the best of Andrew Luck. Even three weeks into this season, some questioned the health of Luck's surgically repaired right shoulder, citing a wealth of dink-and-dunk throws (5.3 yards per attempt in Weeks 1-3 despite a 68.6 percent completion rate) and Jacoby Brissett's cameo on a Hail Mary against the Eagles.
NHL roundup: Maple Leafs double up Bruins
Josh Leivo scored on a power play late in the second period to break a tie, Frederik Andersen stopped 38 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs topped the visiting Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night. Travis Dermott, Igor Ozhiganov and Zach Hyman also scored goals for the Maple Leafs, and Mitch Marner added three assists. David Pastrnak scored twice for Boston, with Torey Krug and Brad Marchand each notching two assists. Jaroslav Halak saved 27 shots for the Bruins.
Ex-NFL standout Smith pleads no contest in domestic violence case
Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith entered no-contest pleas to two misdemeanor domestic violence charges on Monday, according to a report. Bay City News said he had been charged with false imprisonment and violating a court order, both misdemeanors.
MLB notebook: Braves sign Donaldson to one-year deal
The Atlanta Braves on Monday night announced the signing of third baseman Josh Donaldson to a one-year, $23 million contract. A three-time All-Star and the 2015 American League MVP, Donaldson missed 110 regular-season games in 2018 because of a calf injury and hit .246 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs. Injuries have cost Donaldson 159 regular-season games the last two seasons.
NBA roundup: Wizards overcome Rockets, Harden in OT
John Wall had 36 points and 11 assists, Bradley Beal added 32 points, and the Washington Wizards rallied from an early 17-point deficit to defeat the visiting Houston Rockets 135-131 in overtime Monday. The Wizards overcame a season-high 54 points from Rockets guard James Harden.
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