Friday’s Sports in Brief (Nov 28, 2015) –


MIAMI (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig sustained a swollen eye and facial bruises during a fight with a bouncer.

Miami police spokesman Major Delrish Moss said the injuries happened Wednesday night as the Cuban slugger was leaving the Blue Martini bar at bouncers’ request following an argument with his sister.

Major League Baseball plans to investigate, making Puig the second player subject to potential discipline under the sport’s new domestic violence policy.

Moss said ”at some point” Puig and a bouncer began to fight, leaving Puig with the swollen left eye and ”minor bumps and bruises” to his face. Moss said the bouncer got a busted lip and minor facial bruises.

The spokesman said the bouncer claimed Puig sucker-punched him; Puig said the bouncer got too aggressive. Moss said neither wanted to press charges.

A Dodgers spokesman said Friday night the team had no comment.


HOUSTON (AP) – Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor said he’s embarrassed about a Boston nightclub scuffle captured on video and is dealing with the team and league on possible discipline.

The rookie taken with the third pick in the 2015 draft said after a shootaround that the fight following a loss to the Celtics was ”definitely dumb on my part.”

Okafor said he reacted to heckling about the 0-16 Sixers, the only team in the NBA without a win.

TMZ posted cellphone video of the altercation on Thursday (, showing Okafor yelling and later shoving a man outside the club.

Okafor had 11 points and six rebounds in a 116-114 loss to Houston on Friday night.

Philadelphia coach Brett Brown says the team will handle the situation internally and he expects input from the league.

Boston police say they do not plan to investigate unless someone involved comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season with a small fracture in the same collarbone that previously sidelined him for seven games this year.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on his radio show that Romo’s left collarbone would not require surgery after getting hurt in the third quarter of Thursday’s 33-14 loss to Carolina. He didn’t need surgery after breaking the collarbone in Week 2 at Philadelphia, either.

It’s the third fracture in Romo’s non-throwing shoulder in his nine-year career as the Dallas starter. He missed most of 2010 after getting hurt against the New York Giants.

Romo was in his second game back after the Cowboys (3-8) lost seven straight without him. The Carolina loss was his first of the season.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Browns coach Mike Pettine said he hasn’t decided if Johnny Manziel will be active on Monday night against Baltimore.

Manziel was demoted from starter to third string this week when a video surfaced of him partying during Cleveland’s bye week in Austin, Texas.

Manziel had promised Pettine and other coaches he would behave during the time off, and Pettine said the second-year quarterback violated ”trust and accountability” with his actions.

Pettine refused to provide more details Friday.

Manziel had been named Cleveland’s starter for the final six games before his off-field behavior got him benched. He has not spoken to reporters since his benching.

Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo left open the possibility that Manziel will play again this season.

Josh McCown, who missed Cleveland’s past two games with injured ribs, will start against the Ravens.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – Cornerback Darrelle Revis will not play in the New York Jets game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday because he is still dealing with a concussion.

Revis was injured during the Jets’ 24-17 loss at Houston last Sunday and has not practiced since. Coach Todd Bowles said that Marcus Williams will start in Revis’ place opposite Antonio Cromartie in the secondary.

Revis remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and must be cleared by doctors before he can practice with the team.

Center Nick Mangold was a full participant for the second straight day and will play Sunday after suffering a deep cut to his right hand against the Texans that required six or seven stitches.

Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) will also play after sitting out last weekend.


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said quarterback Baker Mayfield is expected to play Saturday against Oklahoma State after sustaining a concussion a week ago.

Mayfield took a helmet-to-helmet hit from TCU linebacker Ty Summers early in the second quarter of a 30-29 win last Saturday. The Heisman hopeful finished the quarter, but didn’t play in the second half after acknowledging he had a headache.

Mayfield passed the concussion protocol a day after being hit, and Stoops said in a statement Friday that Mayfield has practiced all week.

Having Mayfield available is critical for the Sooners. Fifth-ranked Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) can clinch the Big 12 conference title with a victory over the ninth-ranked Cowboys (10-1, 7-1).

The Sooners are No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and likely would clinch a berth in the playoff with a win.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State said it has settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, bringing the payout total to nearly $93 million.

The university’s audited financial statements, dated Oct. 30, show $33.2 million in new payments over claims related to the university’s former longtime assistant football coach.

Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.

The report says more claims could be paid in the future, but provides no details.

The audit findings were reported Wednesday by WJAC-TV in Johnstown.

Penn State said in October 2013 it had agreed to pay 26 people $59.7 million related to the Sandusky scandal. The report says the school has now paid 32 claims.


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