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Seahawks lose Jamal Adams to shoulder injury

NO DATE (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks will be without starting safety Jamal Adams for the remainder of the season after he suffered a labrum tear in his left shoulder. Adams is expected to undergo surgery Thursday for an injury sustained during the first half of the Seahawks’ win over San Francisco, which snapped Seattle’s three-game losing streak. He had surgery to repair damage to the same shoulder last offseason.

Adams is in his second season with Seattle and signed a $ 70 million four-year extension with the Seahawks before the start of the season.

In other NFL news:

– Justin Fields is ready to return to the Chicago Bears lineup. Coach Matt Nagy says the prized rookie quarterback will start when the team visits the Green Bay Packers this week after missing the last two games due to a broken rib. Fields, the 11th pick in the draft, has not played since leaving in the second half of a loss to Baltimore on Nov. 21.

– Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says his injured little finger on his pitching hand won’t keep him out of Sunday’s game against San Francisco. The finger was dislocated last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Burrow hasn’t pitched since and won’t until at least Thursday.

Washington has put pass running back Montez Sweat on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list. Sweat was expected to return to practice this week and play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday after missing the last four games with a broken jaw. Sweat was one of the few unvaccinated players in Washington. The team also put tight end Logan Thomas on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed running back Jonathan Williams from the New York Giants practice team.

– New York Jets rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore is dealing with a quadriceps injury that could knock him out of the game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Coach Robert Saleh said the team’s top receiver with 43 receptions will be on a day-to-day basis as the Jets monitor the injury.

– The Detroit Lions had a tour instead of practice Wednesday because coach Dan Campbell says many players have flu-related illnesses. Campbell says the diseases are not COVID-19. Lions quarterback Jared Goff was one of the players diagnosed with the flu who stayed home and participated virtually in the meetings.

– Newly signed quarterback Jake Fromm took most of the plays for the New York Giants as the team practiced at the University of Arizona for Sunday’s game in Los Angeles against the Chargers. Giants coach Joe Judge said starting quarterback Daniel Jones was seen by a neck specialist in California on Monday. You have not been authorized for contact. Backup Mike Glennon started Sunday in Miami and suffered a concussion that was not diagnosed until after the game. Stay in garter protocol.

– The Houston Texans have resigned outside linebacker Zach Cunningham following his second suspension for violating team rules this season. Cunningham was a second-round pick in 2017 and has been one of the most consistent players on the team. The Texans signed him to a four-year, $ 58 million contract extension before last season.

Alabama authorities are investigating after former New Orleans Saints player Glenn Foster Jr. died in custody following a high-speed chase that resulted in his arrest and later a fight involving officers in jail. where he was detained. Court records say that while in handcuffs, Foster fought a Pickens County officer and a correctional officer, injuring the officer’s nose and hand.

– Former Buffalo Bills special teams standout Mark Pike has died after a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 57 years old. The Buffalo Bills announced that Pike died after his condition worsened as a result of COVID-19 followed by a bout of pneumonia. During his 12-year career with the Bills, from 1987 to 1998, Pike established and still holds the Buffalo franchise record of 255 tackles on special teams, ranking second on the NFL roster.


Hawks lose veteran wing Solomon Hill for remainder of season

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Hawks forward Solomon Hill is expected to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, adding to the team’s growing lack of depth at wing. . The Hawks say an MRI showed Hill suffered a torn right hamstring when he slipped and made a split in Sunday’s loss to Charlotte. Hill will have surgery. The Hawks are already playing without starting forward De’Andre Hunter, who is recovering from surgery on his right wrist. Another top forward, Cam Reddish, is out with a crooked wrist. Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (bahg-DAH’-noh-vich) recovers from a sprained ankle.


Penguins Guentzel Out With Upper Body Injury

NO DATE (AP) – Jake Guentzel’s fiery start for the Pittsburgh Penguins has come to an abrupt halt. The team says the star forward is “week after week” with an upper body injury.

Coach Mike Sullivan did not elaborate on how or when Guentzel was injured. Guentzel left the ice briefly in the first period of a win over Seattle on Monday night, though he came back and finished with two goals and one assist.

Guentzel is riding a 13-point streak and has 15 goals and 12 assists on the season.

In other NHL news:

– Mark Giordano has rejoined the Seattle Kraken in practice after 10 days at a Florida hotel following a positive COVID-19 test. Giordano tested positive on November 26 as Seattle began a road trip in Tampa Bay. The team underwent tests that morning and Giordano’s initial test, along with a couple of follow-up tests, returned positive results. The 38-year-old Seattle captain says he had a bit of congestion and lost his sense of taste for a short time, but that was about the extent of his symptoms while he was trapped in the hotel. Giordano said his taste is already starting to return.

– Chicago Blackhawks forward Jujhar Khaira (JOO’-jehr KEHR’-ah) was taken to a hospital after New York Rangers defender Jacob Trouba shot him down and carried him away on a stretcher Tuesday for the night. The team says the 27-year-old suffered a “blow to the upper body.” Interim coach Derek King said after Chicago’s 6-2 loss that Khaira was talking and “very receptive.”


Serena Williams will not play at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Serena Williams confirmed that she will not play at the Australian Open.

The Australian Open website says the seven-time women’s singles champion will not compete in the season-opening major in January “on the advice of her medical team.” Williams told the website that she is not where she needs to be to compete. Williams, 40, has not played since retiring from his first-round match at Wimbledon with a right hamstring injury and his ranking has dropped to 41st. He won the last of his 23 Grand Singles titles. Slam in 2017. Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) is on the list of male entrants at No. 1 in one more indication that he will play at Melbourne Park despite strict Australian regulations requiring all players to , officials and fans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Djokovic has declined to comment on his vaccination status in recent months.


Canada joins the United States and its allies in boycotting the Beijing Olympics

NO DATE (AP) – Canada joins the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns.

Wednesday’s announcement came after the White House, the Australian government and the UK government confirmed diplomatic boycotts of the Winter Olympics in February to protest against human rights abuses in China. Diplomatic moves do not affect your athletes’ ability to compete in the Winter Games.

China has promised to react with “strong countermeasures.”

In other news related to the Olympics:

– Natalie Geisenberger of Germany, the two-time Olympic bobsled champion, is considering skipping the Beijing Games due to her dissatisfaction with the way Chinese officials treated athletes when they trained there earlier this season. Geisenberger is generally considered the greatest female luge athlete in history, has a total of four Olympic golds (two singles, two teams) and her 50 singles World Cup victories are by far the most in history. of this sport.

– A member of the board of directors of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee is among those who echo the IOC’s call for behind-the-scenes negotiations to ensure the well-being of tennis player Peng Shuai. The president of the International Tennis Federation, David Haggerty, told the BBC that the ITF does not “want to punish one billion people” to solve the Peng case. The USOPC is expected to formalize its position at its board meeting next week.

– Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve will be USA Basketball’s next women’s coach. Reeve has been an assistant on the last two women’s Olympic teams. She will be the first professional women’s basketball coach to lead Team USA since Anne Donovan was on the court for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Geno Auriemma of UConn (aw-ree-EH’-muh) was the coach from the 2012 and 2016 Games. South Carolina’s Dawn Staley led the Americans to a seventh consecutive gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.


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