Sports News Roundup: NFL-Bills Jackson cornerback evaluated for neck injury; Cricket-New Zealand’s Allen says not fighting to dislodge Guptill and more

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NFL-Bills Jackson cornerback assessed for neck injury

Buffalo cornerback Dane Jackson is being assessed for a neck injury but has full movement in his extremities, the Bills said, after leaving the field in an ambulance following a hit during the game Monday against the Tennessee Titans. Jackson was making a tackle on a Titans player just before halftime when teammate Tremaine Edmunds dived, inadvertently causing a helmet-to-helmet collision that knocked Jackson’s head off.

Cricket-New Zealand’s Allen says not fighting to dislodge Guptill

Power hitter Finn Allen could be Martin Guptill’s natural successor in New Zealand cricket, but the top young batsman says he’s in no rush to unseat his veteran team-mate ahead of the T20 World Cup. Both were named in the New Zealand squad on Tuesday for October 16-November. 13 tournament in Australia where the Black Caps hope to do better after making last year’s final in the United Arab Emirates.

MLB roundup: Mets seal playoff offer behind Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer earned his 200th career victory by pitching six perfect innings on Monday as the visiting New York Mets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2. Pete Alonso hit a monstrous three-run homer in the fourth inning to spark the fifth straight victory for the Mets, who remained one game ahead of the second-placed Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Brewers have lost 2½ games behind the inactive Philadelphia Phillies in the race for the third and final wildcard spot in the NL.

NFL-49ers QB Lance has had ankle surgery, full recovery expected

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance says he has undergone successful surgery to treat the right ankle injury he suffered in Sunday’s game and is expected to make a full recovery . “I really appreciate all the messages and prayers,” Lance posted on Twitter Monday alongside a photo of himself smiling in a hospital bed and his right leg in a cast.

Cricket-Black Caps modify 2021 squad for T20 World Cup

New Zealand have named a largely settled 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia with Finn Allen and Michael Bracewell the only players not in the squad that made the final in 2021. Martin Guptill will play in his seventh T20 World Cup and Devon Conway will retain wickets in addition to his batting duties at the tournament, which begins for the Black Caps with a replay of last year’s final against Australia in Sydney on October 22.

Golf-No LIV Players But Rebel Tour Should Dominate Presidents Cup

Saudi Arabia has never been part of the Presidents Cup, which pits the best golfers in the United States against the best in the rest of the world every two years, excluding Europe.

But this week at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour will be in the thick of the action, as the feud between it and the PGA Tour continues to escalate, affecting both teams.

Soccer-Tielemans doesn’t regret staying at struggling Leicester

Youri Tielemans has said he has no regrets staying at Leicester City amid interest from other Premier League clubs during the closed season and is confident the international break will allow his side to recharge after a poor start to the campaign. Leicester are bottom of the league having won just one point in seven matches so far. They have lost six games in a row since drawing with Brentford in their first league game.

Doping – WADA still monitoring Russia before ban expires – Banka

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is still monitoring testing operations in Russia ahead of the decision to re-enter the country, despite complications caused by the war in Ukraine, President Witold Banka said on Tuesday. The current two-year ban from international sport imposed by WADA on Russia for widespread, state-sponsored violations of anti-doping regulations expires at the end of the year.

Cricket-Australia’s Finch wants to pursue ‘exciting’ T20 journey

Australian Aaron Finch finds Twenty20 cricket “exciting” and has no plans to quit the format anytime soon, the 35-year-old said ahead of their three-game series against India on Monday. Australia’s white ball captain Finch dropped out of one-day cricket after the home series against New Zealand earlier this month following a prolonged drought in that format.

Football-Barcelona expects 274 million euros in profit this season

Barcelona said they recorded a profit of 98 million euros ($98.27 million) for the 2021-22 financial year and expect a profit of 274 million euros for this season. Barcelona ranks second on Forbes’ list of football team valuations with a current value of $5 billion, behind rivals Real Madrid, who are valued at $5.1 billion.

(With agency contributions.)

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