A lingering COVID-19 concern with the Dallas Cowboys is prone to hold one among their finest gamers out of the opener at Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay.
4-time All-Professional proper guard Zack Martin is among the many newest Dallas gamers to check optimistic. Requested if he would miss Thursday’s matchup with seven-time champion quarterback Tom Brady, Coach Mike McCarthy stated, “I might say so, sure.”
4 different potential starters had been within the well being and security protocols late within the preseason however have since returned: receiver CeeDee Lamb, left guard Connor Williams, security Damontae Kazee and defensive sort out Carlos Watkins.
Backup sort out Brandon Knight was positioned on the COVID-19 reserve checklist together with Martin. Receiver Noah Brown was already on it.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Rebecca Cooke scored three objectives to steer Quinnipiac (3-0) to a 4-1 win over Maine (2-1-1) in Orono.
Emma Donovan scored within the ultimate minute for Maine.
FOOTBALL: UConn Coach Randy Edsall, whose groups have received simply six video games since he returned to the Huskies for a second stint as coach in 2017, has introduced that he’ll retire on the finish of the season.
WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: Christian Pulisic was again within the U.S. beginning lineup Sunday night time for a qualifier towards Canada in Nashville, Tennessee, three days after lacking the opener at El Salvador whereas regaining health following a optimistic COVID-19 check.
Gio Reyna strained his proper hamstring and was out of the lineup towards Canada. He additionally received’t play at Honduras on Wednesday night time, the U.S. Soccer Federation stated.
U.S. Coach Gregg Berhalter made six modifications from the beginning lineup for the 0-0 draw at El Salvador, inserting Pulisic into the assault. Defender John Brooks, left again Antonee Robinson, midfielders Kellyn Acosta and Sebastian Lletget and ahead Jordan Pefok had been the opposite new starters.
Matt Turner stayed in purpose. Zack Steffen examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is out for the primary three qualifying matches.
• Argentina walked off the sphere after solely seven minutes of its match towards host Brazil after well being officers got here onto the pitch due to coronavirus issues about three Argentina gamers.
Argentina tweeted that the sport wouldn’t resume.
Antonio Barra Torres, the president of Brazil’s well being company, stated 4 Argentina gamers might be fined and deported for allegedly not following the nation’s COVID-19 protocols.
Aston Villa gamers Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia, and Tottenham’s duo of Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristian Romero got here to play for Argentina regardless of England’s Premier League not wanting gamers to be launched for worldwide obligation because of the must quarantine for 10 days in a lodge on their return. Martinez, Romero and Lo Celso began the match. Buendia was not included within the squad.
• Guinea’s World Cup qualifier towards Morocco was postponed after a Guinean military colonel seized management of state tv and stated the federal government had been dissolved.
The West African nation was attributable to host Morocco within the capital of Conakry on Monday. No new date has been set for the fixture.
The Confederation of African Soccer stated the postponement was “to make sure the security and safety of all gamers and to guard all match officers.”
• Italy set a world file by extending its unbeaten run to 36 video games in a 0-0 draw at Switzerland.
The European champions haven’t misplaced beneath Coach Robert Mancini for 3 years now, passing the 35-game world file shared with Spain (2007-09) and Brazil (1993-96).
Italy leads its qualifying group by 4 factors over Switzerland, which has performed two fewer matches.
• Romelu Lukaku celebrated his a hundredth worldwide match with a purpose as Belgium opened up a six-point lead in its qualifying group by profitable 3-0 towards the Czech Republic in Brussels.
SPANISH VUELTA: Primoz Roglic sealed his third straight title, including to his already comfy lead by profitable the ultimate stage’s time trial.
Roglic elevated his benefit to 4 minutes, 42 seconds over runner-up Enric Mas through the 21 miles from Padrón to Santiago de Compostela.
It was the fourth stage win for Roglic at this version of the Vuelta, together with the primary time trial on the opening stage. He took over the pink jersey for good with a stellar efficiency within the excessive mountains over the ultimate week.
FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen thrilled his dwelling crowd by profitable the Netherlands Grand Prix in fashion to reclaim the championship lead from Lewis Hamilton.
The Pink Bull driver’s main seventh win of the season and seventeenth of his profession moved him three factors forward of the defending champion, who completed second however softened the blow with a bonus level for quickest lap.
Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was third.
TRUCKS: Sheldon Creed led the ultimate 80 laps to take his second straight NASCAR Truck Sequence win within the playoffs and second in a row at Darlington Raceway.
Creed, the defending collection champ, moved in entrance on the 68th lap and stayed there the remainder of the way in which. John Hunter Nemechek clawed to a couple of half-second again of Creed on the ultimate lap however couldn’t acquire any extra floor.
WNBA: Allie Quigley scored 22 factors, Diamond DeShields added 17 factors and the Chicago Sky clinched a playoff berth with a 92-84 win at dwelling towards the Las Vegas Aces.
• Tiffany Hayes had 22 factors, eight rebounds and three steals, Monique Billings bought her second consecutive double-double and the Atlanta Dream snapped an 11-game winless streak with a 69-64 victory over the Dallas Wings in Arlington, Texas.