- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says the “fumble” ruling that resulted in the Carolina Panthers’ first touchdown Sunday was not overturned because the NFL replay system had been shut down.

All touchdowns are reviewed but after Carolina’s Thomas Davis picked up the ball and ran 46 yards for a score, the conversion kick came quickly and the call stood.

Television replays showed that Carson Palmer had shoved the ball forward in the direction of running back David Johnson.

Arians said he was told the replay official “did not have the proper feed for instant replay, so they shut it down” to fix it.

Arians said “it was confirmed” later that it was a forward pass.

The Cardinals went on to lose 30-20.

The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he’s involved in ongoing discussions with the NFL and the Players Association about ways to make sure league MVP Cam Newton is given the same protection in the pocket as other smaller quarterbacks.

Newton blasted NFL officiating following Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals after taking a shot to his lower right leg from defensive tackle Calais Campbell as he was releasing the ball. Campbell was not flagged for the hit and the Panthers settled for a short field goal rather than an automatic first down.

Newton said after the game, “I could have torn my ACL.”

“I would like to see our quarterback get those calls,” a calm, but stern Rivera said.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Cleveland Browns acquired linebacker Jamie Collins from New England one day before the NFL’s trade deadline.

A second-round draft pick in 2013, Collins has been one of the Patriots’ better defensive players for just over three seasons, but his rookie contract ends after this season. The Patriots will get a conditional third-round selection for Collins, 27.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Collins missed one game this season with a hip injury. He has 43 combined tackles and two interceptions.

At 0-8, the Browns certainly can use an infusion of talent, and Collins immediately becomes their best linebacker.


LONDON (AP) - Britain’s champion jockey, Jim Crowley, and fellow rider Frederik Tylicki were taken to the hospital with suspected spinal injuries following a pile-up involving four horses at Kempton.

Crowley and Tylicki were treated at the racecourse before being taken to the major trauma unit at a hospital in south London.

Barney Clifford, clerk of the course, said Crowley and Tylicki “are on spinal boards.”

Later Monday, the Newmarket-based Injured Jockeys Fund said Crowley had been discharged to return home, while Tylicki was conscious and “in intensive care in a stable condition.”

Racing was delayed for more than an hour after the accident, before a decision was made to abandon the remaining four races on the card.

The incident occurred after two horses - Nellie Deen and Madame Butterfly, ridden by Tylicki - had heavy falls. Crowley’s mount, Electrify, and Skara Mae were racing behind and were brought down.

The horses were not reported to be seriously injured.

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has been retired and will begin his stud career next year in Kentucky.

Darley confirmed the news that had been expected since Nyquist was withdrawn from the Breeders’ Cup Classic last weekend because of a “puffy ankle.”

Darley says Nyquist’s stud fee will be $40,000.

Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist had been scheduled to make his final career start in the $6 million Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old colt won his first eight starts, with five Grade 1 victories that included the Kentucky Derby, Florida Derby and BC Juvenile, before losing his final three.

Darley acquired Nyquist’s stud rights last fall.


MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say they’ve charged a man with reckless driving after a crash injured 22 people in a Martinsville Speedway parking lot after a NASCAR race.

Police said in a statement that 65-year-old Gary T. Edem of Fairfax, Virginia, was released after a magistrate placed him on unsecured bond.

Troopers say Edem was driving a Chevrolet when he tried to pass a Jeep in the disabled parking area Sunday evening. Investigators say Edem struck the Jeep and the pedestrians.

Police say 22 people ranging in age from 12 to 65 were injured, including 17 people who were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

The incident remains under investigation.

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