Tuesday, April 24, 2018

NFL news and notes

Around the league

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


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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Updated: 2 hours ago

High school scoreboard for April 23

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Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

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Alex Cobb and Logan Morrison have ex-Ray vision. Here’s what they see.

Alex Cobb and Logan Morrison have ex-Ray vision. Here’s what they see.

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Published: 04/23/18