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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field after suffering an apparent hip injury during Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

With three minutes left in the first half, Tagovailoa was taken down by a pair of MSU defenders. He was unable to put pressure on his right leg as trainers helped him to his feet.

He also suffered a bloody nose on the play.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Molly McGrath that Tagovailoa was set to come out of the game following that drive. Saban had kept him in the game to practice a two-minute drill.

Alabam was leading 35-7 at the time.

"We've got to block them better so he doesn't get sacked," Saban added. "It's too bad."

McGrath reported that Tagovailoa was screaming in pain as he was lifted onto the cart.

Saban later called the injury "probably something that could be serious."

Tagovailoa was considered a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy this season, and could be a top-10 pick in next year's NFL Draft. Earlier this year he missed one game after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.

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Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(ATLANTA) -- Colin Kaepernick called an audible on Saturday, moving the time and location of his scheduled workout for representatives of more than 20 NFL teams, after the NFL refused to accommodate some of his requests.

In a statement released by his representatives, Kaepernick said the new workout will be held at 4pm instead of 3pm, and will take place at a different location in Atlanta.

"From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one," the statement reads. "Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick's representatives."

The NFL also rejected Kaepernick's request to allow all media into the workout for the purpose of "transparency."

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, the year he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence and racial injustice.

The 32-year-old quarterback has noted previous concerns about the way the workout was arranged. He claimed he was only informed that the league planned to hold the event on Tuesday, and when his representatives requested that the workout be scheduled for a day that would allow NFL executives and coaches to more easily attend, the league rejected that idea.

He also said that the league refused to provide him with a list of team representatives who planned to attend.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Four New Jersey men and a juvenile were arrested after shots rang out during a football game at Pleasantville High School Friday night, sending players and spectators running for cover, Atlantic County Prosecutors announced on Saturday.

Ibn Abdullah is in stable condition after undergoing surgery and a 10-year-old boy was last listed in critical condition, authorities said. A 15-year-old boy who suffered a graze wound was treated and released from a nearby hospital.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said in a press release that 31-year-old Alvin Wyatt was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Michael Mack, 27; Tyrell Dorn, 28; Shahid Dixon, 27 and Vance Golden, 26, were also charged connected to the shootings and are charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to posses a weapon.

Authorities have not released the identity of the alleged juvenile offender.

The suspects were all spectators at the Friday night game between Camden High and Pleasantville. During the third quarter witnesses said shots were fired in the spectator stands.

The shooting, at Pleasantville High School near Atlantic City, continues a nationwide trend of shootings at or around high school football games that stretches back to at least August.

"Unlike some of the shootings that have occurred on school premises throughout the country, this incident had nothing to do with the students of Pleasantville High School or Camden High School," said Tyner. "The venue simply presented an opportunity for criminals to pursue their own form of petty vengeance against one another. As a result, an innocent child was caught and injured in their crossfire. Our community will not be held hostage by a few idiots intent on jeopardizing our safety and the safety of our children.”

At least a half a dozen shots were fired, according to witnesses who spoke to Philadelphia ABC station WPVI.

Video from the scene showed spectators running for safety as players and referees sought cover by lying down on the field.

After the shooting, Dixon, Dorn, Golden and Mack allegedly fled the scene in a car without headlights on, prosecutors said. An officer from the Absecon Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle and saw a firearm get thrown out the window onto the Route 30 Bridge. The car eventually stopped and the quartet were arrested.

"When the shooting happened, it was mayhem," said eyewitness Jonathan Diego. "I mean, it literally was just people coming in waves, running away from the right-hand side of the field towards the high school. And I think part of the fence was actually busted down from bodies of people just going over the fence. And there was just a lot of people afraid. There were kids getting separated from their parents running around the field."

"High school playoff football should be a cause for community celebration, not the backdrop for panic and terror," New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. "I am grateful for the lifesaving, swift actions of first responders to tend to the wounded, and our prayers are with the victims for a swift recovery."

The 10-year-old boy was taken by emergency crews to an area hospital and later transferred to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in serious condition, WPVI reported.

"We're doing everything that we can to make sure that their families and them are getting the medical care that they need," Pleasantville Police Chief Sean Riggin said.

Abdullah, 27, who was the intended target of the shooting, was charged separately with unlawful possession of a handgun because he is a felony offender and is not permitted to carry a gun, police and prosecutors said at a press conference on Saturday afternoon.

An investigation is underway and the police have already received valuable assistance from the community, Riggin added.

The game was suspended following the incident.

Afterward, officials with the Camden City School District said that no Camden students were injured in the shooting.

"We are able to confirm that no Camden High students were injured or otherwise harmed during the incident," officials said on the school district's Twitter account.

The shooting comes two months after two teens were shot during a football game at Philadelphia's Simon Gratz High School.

That shooting, on Sept. 20, marked at least the fifth week in a row that a shooting had taken place during a high school football game in the U.S.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

Charlotte 109, Detroit 106
Orlando 111, San Antonio 109
Houston 111, Indiana 102
Memphis 107, Utah 106
Washington 137, Minnesota 116
Oklahoma City 127, Philadelphia 119 F/OT
Boston 105, Golden State 100
L.A. Lakers 99, Sacramento 97

Columbus 3, St. Louis 2 F/OT
New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1
Boston 4, Toronto 2
Montreal 5, Washington 2
Ottawa 2, Philadelphia 1

(22)Auburn 116, CS Northridge 70
(2)Duke 74, Georgia St. 63
(21)Xavier 59, Missouri St. 56
(5)Kansas 112, Monmouth (NJ) 57
(4)Baylor 72, Texas State 63
(6)North Carolina 77, Gardner-Webb 61
(8)Gonzaga 79, Texas A&M 49
(17)Utah St. 81, NC A&T 54

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:

Miami 108, Cleveland 97
Milwaukee 124, Chicago 115
New Orleans 132, L.A. Clippers 127
New York 106, Dallas 103
Phoenix 128, Atlanta 112
Denver 101, Brooklyn 93

Carolina 5, Buffalo 4 -- OT
Winnipeg 4, Florida 3
Tampa Bay 9, NY Rangers 3
Minnesota 3, Arizona 2
Edmonton 6, Colorado 2
San Jose 5, Anaheim 3
Dallas 4, Vancouver 2
Los Angeles 3, Detroit 2 -- OT

Cleveland 21, Pittsburgh 7

Florida 66, Towson 60
Arizona 87, San Jose St. 39
Michigan St. 76, Seton Hall 73
Saint Mary's (Cal) 81, Long Beach St. 63

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33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After allegations surfaced that the 2017 Houston Astros engaged in illegal sign stealing, Major League Baseball is reportedly expected to expand its investigation to determine whether other teams did the same.

Citing sources familiar with the situation, ESPN reports the league is planning to look into the 2019 Astros and has already contacted Houston and the Boston Red Sox. The sources said MLB plans to interview Astros manager AJ Hinch, Red Sox manager Alex Cora and New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran, all of whom were a part of the 2017 Astros.

The investigation kicked off after Mike Fiers, a former pitcher for Houston, told The Athletic that the 2017 Astros used footage from a camera in center-field to steal signs and help its batters.

Now, the report is bringing into question what methods may have been used by those involved in the last few World Series, sources told ESPN.

The Astros won the World Series in 2017 and made it into the finals this year, losing the championship to the Washington Nationals. Cora and the Red Sox, meanwhile, won the World Series in 2018.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:


Memphis 119, Charlotte 117
Orlando 112, Philadelphia 97
Boston 140, Washington 133
Houston 102, L.A. Clippers 93
Minnesota 129, San Antonio 114
L.A. Lakers 120, Golden State 94
Toronto 114, Portland 106


NY Islanders 5, Toronto 4
Ottawa 4, New Jersey 2
Washington 2, Philadelphia 1 -- SO
Dallas 3, Calgary 1
Chicago 5, Vegas 3


VCU 84, LSU 82
Ohio St. 76, Villanova 51
Texas Tech 103, Houston Baptist 74
Louisville 91, Indiana St. 62

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Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- It was a pair of second-time winners who took home the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday night, presented each year to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball.

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander beat out his teammate, Gerrit Cole, to take home the American League award, while New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom snagged the National League's honor.

The two hurlers are among the now 21 pitchers to win the award at least twice.

Verlander and Cole marked the first time in American League history that two teammates finished first and second in the balloting. That feat had happened four previous times in the National League.

deGrom took home the award for the second consecutive year. He becomes just one of seven NL pitchers to do that.

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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio State University defensive lineman Chase Young will miss one more game for violating NCAA rules before returning in time for the team's game against Penn State next week, OSU announced Wednesday.

Young was deemed ineligible before last week's game against Maryland for accepting a loan from someone he described as a "family friend." He also said he later repaid that loan in full.

Young will also sit out this weekend's game against Rutgers.

The loan is considered an impermissible benefit because he didn't know the friend until after Ohio State was recruiting him to play football there.

"I want to thank and express my sincere gratitude to university staff members who worked so diligently and expertly to learn and understand the facts, and then to report these facts to the NCAA as part of our request to have Chase reinstated," Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday. "This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State. I also want to commend Chase Young and let him know how proud we are of him. He took responsibility for his actions, cooperated throughout the process and understood and accepted that there would be consequences."

In a tweet, Young said he was excited to return to the field.

Young had said that he accepted the loan in order to help pay for his girlfriend to fly to last year's Rose Bowl to watch Ohio State play.

The school reportedly learned of the violation after their game against Wisconsin on October 26.

Young has recorded 13.5 sacks this season, just shy of the school record of 14. He is considered the top defensive player in college football this season, and a contender for the Heisman Trophy.

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Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite a 2-7 record this season, the New York Jets intend to bring head coach Adam Gase back for the 2020 season, the team's CEO said Wednesday.

Christopher Johnson made his first public comments since the season began Wednesday, saying that he had told players last week that Gase would remain in his position. While he called the team's performance "exceedingly frustrating," Johnson praised Gase for keeping the team united and fighting through injuries.

Johnson also expressed confidence in general manager Joe Douglas, who was hired in June.

The team was criticized by some experts for firing former general manager Mike Maccagnan at the end of the offseason, after they had hired Gase as head coach and gone through the NFL Draft and free agency.

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