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Miami suspends player, cites misconduct

MIAMI — The Dolphins have suspended guard Richie Incognito for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin (above), who abruptly left the team a week ago to receive help for emotional issues. In a statement released shortly before midnight Sunday, the Dolphins said they believe in maintaining a culture of respect and, as a result, believe the suspension of Incognito is in the best interest of the organization. The move came after the team and NFL began investigating allegations of misconduct made Sunday by representatives of Martin. Before being suspended, Incognito posted several tweets saying he wants his name cleared after reports linked him to the Martin matter. The Dolphins have attributed the second-year offensive lineman's absence to an illness not tied to football. Martin left the Dolphins Oct. 28. It's unclear whether or when he's expected back. His agent, Kenneth Zuckerman, declined to comment Sunday. The Dolphins resume practice today after three days off. Martin's departure came on the heels of a four-game losing streak. The resulting rumblings of locker-room dissension included reports of complaints by young players that they're being pressured to pay more than their share when members of the team go out on the town or vacation together. Some rookie hazing has long been part of the NFL. "Everything tastes better when rookies pay for it," Miami DL Jared Odrick tweeted Friday.

BILLS: WR Robert Woods (lower leg) left in the third quarter. Coach Doug Marrone said tests were negative.

CHARGERS: The team set a franchise record by not allowing an offensive TD for a 12th consecutive quarter. The streak ended when Redskins RB Alfred Morris scored in the second.

JETS: The team has alternated wins and losses for nine straight weeks, tying the 2005 Patriots for the longest such string to begin a season, according to STATS.

PATRIOTS: Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, accompanied by several teammates, carried the World Series trophy onto the field before the game. "Maybe we got inspiration from the Red Sox," coach Bill Belichick said.

RAIDERS: RB Darren McFadden left in the first half after re-aggravating a hamstring injury.

Number of the day

7 Touchdown passes in a game, an NFL record tied Sunday by Eagles QB Nick Foles — and the number of passers who have done it: Sid Luckman (Bears, 1943), Adrian Burk (Eagles, 1954), George Blanda (Oilers, 1961), Y.A. Tittle (Giants, 1962), Joe Kapp (Vikings, 1969) and Peyton Manning (Broncos, 2013)

Times wires

Thursday

Washington at Minnesota, 8:25

Sunday, Nov. 10

Detroit at Chicago, 1

Philadelphia at Green Bay, 1

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1

Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1

St. Louis at Indianapolis, 1

Seattle at Atlanta, 1

Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1

Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 1

Carolina at San Francisco, 4:05

Denver at San Diego, 4:25

Houston at Arizona, 4:25

Dallas at New Orleans, 8:30

Open: Cleveland, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, New England

Monday, Nov. 11

Miami at Tampa Bay, 8:40



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Your way-too-early 2018 college football schedule viewing guide

Your way-too-early 2018 college football schedule viewing guide

Although we still don't know the full 2018 college football schedule, we do know the full slates for Florida, Florida State and Miami, after the ACC announced its games Wednesday.Let's look ahead:Best date: Oct. 6. LSU-Florida and FSU-Miami are on th...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning falls to Golden Knights

Lightning falls to Golden Knights

TAMPA — The door to the Lightning dressing room remained closed a little longer than usual Thursday night, and that wasn’t surprising.After the kind of performance displayed in its 4-1 loss to the expansion Golden Knights, this had players-only meeti...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning journal: Cory Conacher ready to take advantage of J.T. Brown’s departure

Lightning journal: Cory Conacher ready to take advantage of J.T. Brown’s departure

TAMPA — The loss of wing J.T. Brown to Anaheim will be a gain for some Lightning forwards in terms of ice time. Whether those players are currently with the team or still at AHL Syracuse has yet to be determined.For now, C Cory Conacher will try to t...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Friday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosNASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony8 p.m.NBCSNCollege basketballBuffalo at Western Michigan7 p.m.ESPNUSt. Bonaventure at Davidson7 p.m.ESPN2Canisius at Manhattan9 p.m.ESPNUIllinois at Wisconsin9 p.m.FS1College gymnasticsFlorida at Kentuc...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Strong ties: USF vs. Louisville

Strong ties: USF vs. Louisville

TAMPA — USF has scheduled a three-game football series with Louisville — coach Charlie Strong’s former team — starting in 2022, giving his Bulls nine games against Power Five teams over the next seven years.USF visits Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on ...
Updated: 8 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Jan. 18

Thursday’s scoreboardGirls basketballNortheast 64, Largo 24Boys soccerIndian Rocks Chr. 3, Berkeley Prep 2Palm Harbor U. 7, Tarpon Springs 0Girls soccerCountryside 5, Pinellas Park 0Palm Harbor U. 5, Tarpon Springs 1...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Djokovic wins in rising heat

Djokovic wins in rising heat

MELBOURNE, Australia — On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, however, complained about the brutal conditions during h...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Sports in brief

GymnasticsUSA gymnastics Ends deal with KAROLYI ranch tainted by SEX abuse allegationsINDIANAPOLIS — The long relationship between USA Gymnastics and the Karolyi Ranch is over. The organization announced Thursday that it has terminated its agreement ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Star battle: Team LeBron versus Team Stephen

Star battle: Team LeBron versus Team Stephen

Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA’s new All-Star matchup. Cleveland’s LeBron James and Golden State’s Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped All-Star Game. James and Curry received th...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Bruins continue climb up Atlantic Division

Bruins continue climb up Atlantic Division

NEW YORK — Patrice Bergeron scored three goals to lead Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Islanders on Thursday night, giving the Bruins at least a point for the 15th consecutive game. Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists as Boston improved to 11-0...
Updated: 9 hours ago