Bruins lose captain Zdeno Chara to lower-body injury

12:49 AM ET The Boston Bruins, already with four defensemen sidelined with injuries, lost captain Zdeno Chara to a lower-body injury in the first period of Wednesday night’s game in Colorado. The team was already without defensive stalwarts Charlie McAvoy (concussion), Kevan Miller (broken hand) and Brandon Carlo (lower body), as well as rookie Urho …

Fitchburg State suspends Kewan Platt for dirty play, bars him from campus

2:06 PM ET A Division III basketball player is now suspended indefinitely and banned from campus after hitting an opposing player with a vicious elbow during a game on Tuesday night. Late in a loss to Nichols College, Fitchburg State’s Kewan Platt hit Nate Tenaglia with a right elbow as he shot a 3-pointer. In …

Ohio State, Urban Meyer deny allegation of Zach Smith racial slur

5:39 PM ET Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that the university investigated and dismissed an allegation that former assistant coach Zach Smith used a racial slur toward a former player and is “certainly looking into” taking legal action against the news outlet that published the claim. The father of former Ohio State receiver …

Northern Arizona-Sacramento State game canceled after wildfires led to game

5:21 PM ET FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona University‘s football game against Sacramento State, which was postponed last weekend because of poor air quality, has been canceled. A wildfire north of the Sacramento area produced smoke that made the sky hazy at the game site last Saturday night. Northern Arizona said Tuesday the schools explored …

Kyle Love 'pissed' at video's false portrayal, Panthers teammate says

5:47 AM PHT CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kyle Love isn’t happy about the circulation of a video that has some saying he was asleep on the bench in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 52-21 loss at Pittsburgh. The 2015 second-round pick is in a contract year, and his statistics — so far …

Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson going to work for friend Marvin Lewis

9:13 AM ET CINCINNATI — Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is returning to the Bengals coaching staff this week for a third stint in Cincinnati, having been named special assistant to the head coach. “I have a great comfort level with Hue and his ability to assist me with the day-to-day responsibilities on defense, …

Bucs to start Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Giants, waive PK Chandler Catanzaro

8:05 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — The Buccaneers will be sticking with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday against the New York Giants but will have a different kicker. The Buccaneers waived kicker Chandler Catanzaro on Monday and signed veteran kicker Cairo Santos to replace him, the team announced. Coach Dirk Koetter announced his decision to …

Jonathan Klinsmann called up for United States friendlies – Hertha Berlin

10:46 AM ET Jonathan Klinsmann has been called up to the United States squad, his club Hertha Berlin have said.¬†Photo by City-Press via Getty Images Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann has been called up to the United States squad for the forthcoming friendlies against England and Italy after goalkeeper Zack Steffen and midfielder Darlington Nagbe …