DOL­PHINS’ TAN­NEHILL IN­JURED, EX­TENT TBD

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FLA.» Mi­ami Dol­phins quar­ter­back DAVIE, Ryan Tan­nehill rein­jured his left knee in prac­tice Thurs­day when it buck­led as he scram­bled and fell with­out be­ing hit.

Tan­nehill walked slowly off the field ac­com­pa­nied by train­ers. He un­der­went an MRI, but re­sults weren’t de­fin­i­tive re­gard­ing the ex­tent of the in­jury, and fur­ther as­sess­ment was ex­pected Fri­day.

“You see your quar­ter­back go down, you think the worst,” tight end MarQueis Gray said. “He’s in all of our prayers, and we hope he’s back on the field.”

Tan­nehill missed last sea­son’s fi­nal four games, in­clud­ing a play­off loss at Pittsburgh, af­ter sprain­ing two lig­a­ments in the same knee. He de­cided against surgery and took part in all off­sea­son drills.

He was wear­ing a brace when his knee gave out near the right side­line while run­ning full speed to es­cape tackle Ndamukong Suh.

• Carolina Pan­thers quar­ter­back Cam New­ton was held out of pass­ing drills for the third straight day while bat­tling sore­ness in his sur­gi­cally re­paired right shoul­der.

• Chiefs line­backer Der­rick John­son re­turned to train­ing camp af­ter miss­ing two work­outs with a tooth ab­scess.

• Hous­ton coach Bill O’Brien says re­ceiver Will Fuller’s col­lar­bone in­jury is not sea­son-end­ing. Fuller broke it Wed­nes­day and will need surgery.

• Seat­tle Sea­hawks de­fen­sive end Frank Clark was tossed from prac­tice af­ter punch­ing team­mate Ger­main Ifedi in the face dur­ing a heated skir­mish be­tween of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive line­men.

• With no stars and few starters on the field, the Dal­las Cow­boys edged the Ari­zona Car­di­nals 20-18 in the Hall of Fame game in Can­ton, Ohio. Rookie Sam Ir­win-Hill, un­likely to beat out Dal­las vet­eran Dan Bai­ley for the place-kick­ing job, made field goals of 23 and 43 yards, the lat­ter pro­vid­ing the win­ning points in the fourth quar­ter.

WADA warns Rus­sia.

MOSCOW» The e World Anti-Dop­ing Agency says the Rus­sian gov­ern­ment must ac­cept the find­ings of a re­port that ac­cused it of over­see­ing wide­spread dop­ing and a cover-up, though Rus­sia ap­pears un­likely to com­ply.

Last year’s re­port by WADA in­ves­ti­ga­tor Richard McLaren said Rus­sian Sports Min­istry of­fi­cials de­cided which ath­letes to “save” by cov­er­ing up failed drug tests, and swapped sam­ples con­tain­ing banned sub­stances at the 2014 Win­ter Olympics.

Vi­taly Smirnov, the head of Rus­sia’s an anti-dop­ing com­mis­sion, re­jected WADA’s de­mand.

Wake For­est star dies.

Dickie Hem­ric, the lead­ing scorer and re­bounder in Wake For­est his­tory, has died. He was 83.

School spokesman Steve Kirk­land said fam­ily mem­bers told the school that Hem­ric died Thurs­day in Akron, Ohio. No cause of death was given.

Hem­ric scored 2,587 points and an At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence record 1,802 re­bounds while play­ing for the De­mon Dea­cons from 1952-55, win­ning con­sec­u­tive ACC player of the year awards in 1954 and 1955. The 6-foot-6 power for­ward av­er­aged 24.9 points and 17.3 re­bounds and still holds 10 school records.

Foot­notes.

Nashville Preda­tors cap­tain Mike Fisher an­nounced his re­tire­ment. Fisher, 37, said in a let­ter to Preda­tors fans that “this is the hard­est de­ci­sion that I’ve ever had to make, but I know I’ve made the right one.” … For­mer NASCAR team owner Harry Scott Jr. has died at 51. His fam­ily said in state­ment he died Wed­nes­day but de­tails were not dis­closed. Scott owned HS­cott Mo­tor­sports, which ran teams in the NASCAR Mon­ster En­ergy Cup se­ries from 2013 un­til last sea­son. … For­mer mo­tor­bike world cham­pion An­gel Ni­eto has died af­ter sus­tain­ing a head in­jury in a quad­bike ac­ci­dent last week. He was 70. Ni­eto, who was in­jured while rid­ing a quad­bike on July 26, won 13 world mo­tor­bike cham­pi­onships be­tween 1969 and 1984.

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