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Le’Veon Bell’s long-awaited return to the playing field will have to wait. New York Jets coach Adam Gase told reporters Sunday that his Pro Bowl running back will not play in the preseason. It was a scenario Gase said he was already considering. A season-ending injury to linebacker Avery Williamson, who tore his ACL in…

Week 2 of the 2019 preseason resumed Sunday afternoon between the Saints and Chargers with standout showings from backup quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Cardale Jones. New Orleans Saints 19, Los Angeles Chargers 17 1. You can’t stop Taysom Hill from making quarterback cameos. And if you’re the Chargers, you can’t contain them either. Hill took…

Antonio Brown missed practice again, and it was because of his helmet, again. Just 24 hours after participating in the Raiders’ walkthrough, the wide receiver did not attend Oakland’s workout in Napa, California. General manager Mike Mayock delivered a stern message afterward — which the team issued itself on Twitter — regarding Brown’s absence. “You…

By Russell Fuller BBC tennis correspondent in Winston-Salem Murray will not take part in the US Open later this monthBritain’s Andy Murray says he is hoping “to get through a few matches” as he plays his second singles tournament since recovering from hip surgery.The former world number one lost 6-4 6-4 to Richard Gasquet in…

Thomas now leads the FedExCup standings after his victory at MedinahBMW Championship final leaderboard -25 Thomas (US); -22 Cantlay (US); -20 Matsuyama (Jpn); -18 Finau (US); -16 Rahm (Spa)Selected others: -13 Fleetwood (US); -11 McIlroy (NI); -10 Casey (Eng), Koepka (US); -8 Poulter (Eng); -7 Woods (Eng); -5 Lowry (Ire); -4 Rose (Eng)American Justin Thomas…

Alves (left) played as a midfielder on SundayDani Alves scored the winner on his Sao Paulo debut as they beat Ceara 1-0 in the Brazilian Serie A.Alves, 36, left Paris St-Germain during the summer and joined the club he supports earlier this month.Despite spending his career as a right-back, he was played in midfield on…

Manchester City dropped two points after being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Tottenham, while Liverpool overcame spirited Southampton 2-1.Arsenal also made it two wins out of two by edging Burnley 2-1 and Chelsea were held 1-1 by Leicester in Frank Lampard’s first home game as Blues boss.Elsewhere, Bournemouth won 2-1 at Aston…