Bills QB Allen cleared to play against Ti­tans

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Bills start­ing quar­ter­back Josh Allen was cleared from the NFL’s con­cus­sion pro­to­col and is ex­pected to play against the Ti­tans on Sun­day. The team also says full­back Patrick DiMarco and safety Dean Mar­lowe have been cleared to play af­ter spend­ing this past week in the pro­to­col.

Browns star Odell Beck­ham Jr. was fined $14,037 by the NFL for un­sports­man­like con­duct af­ter he fought with Ravens cor­ner­back Mar­lon Humphrey last week. Beck­ham and Humphrey were flagged af­ter they tan­gled. Humphrey, who played Beck­ham ag­gres­sively the en­tire game, was as­sessed the same $14,037 penalty.

The Fal­cons placed long­time punter Matt Bosher on in­jured re­serve and re-signed Matt Wile ahead of Sun­day’s game against the Tex­ans.

Col­lege Bas­ket­ball

Kan­sas apol­o­gizes for Snoop Dogg show: The Uni­ver­sity of Kan­sas apol­o­gized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rap­per Snoop Dogg per­formed, strip­per poles were wheeled onto the Allen Field­house floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospec­tive re­cruits. Ath­letic di­rec­tor Jeff Long said “we ex­pected a clean ver­sion of the show.”

Ten­nis

Thiem, Barty reach fi­nals: Top seeds Do­minic Thiem and Ash Barty are through to the fi­nals of the China Open in Bei­jing. Thiem will face Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas in the fi­nal. Barty, who de­feated Kiki Bertens, meets two-time Grand Slam win­ner Naomi Osaka, who downed de­fend­ing cham­pion Caro­line Woz­ni­acki in straight sets.

Thiem dropped the first set to Karen Khachanov, but came roar­ing back to win 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5. Third-seeded Tsit­si­pas fought past sec­ond-seeded Alexan­der Zverev 7-6 (6), 6-4.

No­vak Djokovic has been in dom­i­nant form at the Ja­pan Open. That bodes well for the topranked Serb’s chances of win­ning the gold medal at next year’s Olympics. Play­ing on the court that will host the Tokyo Olympics, Djokovic beat third­seeded David Gof­fin 6-3, 6-4 to reach his fifth fi­nal this sea­son.

Horse Rac­ing

Preak­ness to stay: The city of Bal­ti­more and the own­ers of the his­toric but di­lap­i­dated Pim­lico Race Course came up with a way to keep the pres­ti­gious Preak­ness Stakes at the 149-year-old track in north­west Bal­ti­more. The Stronach Group has pledged to do­nate the land to the city for de­vel­op­ment in and around the track. A new club­house would be built.

Buoyed by the pres­ence of two-time Ken­tucky Derby-win­ning trainer Doug O’Neill, about 50 work­ers and sup­port­ers of horse rac­ing ral­lied out­side Santa Anita’s main en­trance. They toted signs ex­press­ing their love of horses and sup­port for the jobs the in­dus­try pro­vides in Cal­i­for­nia.

WNBA

Delle Donne, Atkins ques­tion marks: Wash­ing­ton Mys­tics coach Mike Thibault said his team is pre­par­ing to play Sun­day’s Game 3 of the WNBA Fi­nals with­out league MVP Elena Delle Donne and guard Ariel Atkins. Delle Donne is suf­fer­ing from a her­ni­ated disk that is pinch­ing a nerve in her back. The se­ries is tied at 1.

Track and Field

US wins re­lay: The United States won the men’s 4x100-me­ter re­lay, hand­ing Chris­tian Cole­man and Noah Lyles their sec­ond gold medals of the world cham­pi­onships. Joe Ko­vacs of the United States won the shot put with the big­gest throw in 29 years in a con­test de­cided by a sin­gle cen­time­ter. Ko­vacs threw 22.91 me­ters in the fi­nal round.

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