DOLPHINS’ TANNEHILL INJURED, EXTENT TBD
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.
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.