Amos fined by NFL for hit on Ertz

Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday) - - SPORTS -

The NFL socked Bears safety Adrian Amos with a $26,739 fine Sat­ur­day for his un­nec­es­sary­rough­ness penalty in the play­off loss to the Eagles last Sun­day.

Amos hit tight end Zach Ertz, who was deemed a de­fense­less re­ceiver, in the third quar­ter of the Eagles’ 16-15 victory.

Eagles de­fen­sive line­man Michael Ben­nett was docked $10,026, also for un­nec­es­sary rough­ness, for an open-handed punch to the face of Bears right guard Kyle Long in the sec­ond quar­ter.

♦ The Steel­ers are be­lieved to be seek­ing a sec­ond-round pick and more for dis­grun­tled wide re­ceiver An­to­nio Brown, and the Bron­cos could top the list of po­ten­tial suit­ors, ac­cord­ing to NFL Net­work.

Teams that might be in­ter­ested ac­cord­ing to their salary-cap space are the Colts, Jets and 49ers. But NFL Net­work’s Ian Rapoport re­ported the Bron­cos might make a run at Brown, who had 104 catches for 1,297 yards and a league-high 15 touch­down catches.

♦ Cow­boys coach Ja­son Gar­rett likely will re­ceive a con­tract ex­ten­sion this off­sea­son, ac­cord­ing to NFL Net­work. Gar­rett, in his ninth sea­son with the Cow­boys, is un­der con­tract through next sea­son. In 2015, he signed a fiveyear, $30 mil­lion deal.

Kuchar up by two in Honolulu

Matt Kuchar kept an­other clean card and shot a 4-un­der 66 to take a two-shot lead into the fi­nal round of the Sony Open in Honolulu as he goes for his sec­ond victory this sea­son on the PGA Tour.

He has made one bo­gey through 54 holes at Wa­ialae Coun­try Club. His 18-un­der 192 was the low­est 54hole score of his ca­reer. An­drew Put­nam is sec­ond af­ter a 67.

Wolves stum­ble on road

To­mas Hyka and Brooks Macek scored for the Wolves (2213-3-1) in a 3-2 road loss to the Tuc­son Road­run­ners. Zach Fu­cale (0-1-0) stopped 27 shots in his Wolves de­but.

♦ Two-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion Pe­tra Kvi­tova topped Ash­leigh Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the women’s sin­gles fi­nal at the Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional in Aus­tralia. Barty led the de­cid­ing set 3-0 be­fore Kvi­tova be­gan a come­back to win her 26th WTA ti­tle.

♦ Amer­i­can Sofia Kenin, 20, won her first WTA ti­tle at the Ho­bart In­ter­na­tional in Aus­tralia by beat­ing Anna Karolina Sch­miedlova 6-4, 6-0.

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Adrian Amos in­ter­cepts a pass against the Eagles. He also had an un­nec­es­sary-rough­ness penalty for a hit on Zach Ertz that drew a $26,739 fine from the NFL.

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