Dez a Saint…Tannehill out again…Jokic fined for comment…Harvick punished
METAIRIE, La. (AP) – Wide receiver Dez Bryant has signed with the New Orleans Saints, giving quarterback Drew Brees another target for the team’s explosive offense. Bryant spent his first eight years in the NFL with Dallas and caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns for the Cowboys last season before he was released in a salary cap move. It remains unclear to what extent Bryant will play when the Saints visit Cincinnati on Sunday.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Green Bay, allowing Brock Osweiler to make his fifth consecutive start. Tannehill will rest his injured throwing shoulder for the next several days as the team heads into a bye week following this Sunday’s game. Miami is 2-2 with Osweiler as their starter, but he threw for just 139 yards and engineered no touchdown drives in the Dolphins’ 13-6 win over the New York Jets three days ago.
NEW YORK (AP) – Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview. Jokic was discussing Chicago rookie center Wendell Carter when he made the comment in question following the Nuggets’ 108-107 overtime victory against the Bulls on Oct. 31. Jokic just missed a triple-double in the game, finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his automatic berth in the Nov. 18 championship race after NASCAR ruled his car had an illegal spoiler when he won at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. He enters this weekend’s race at Phoenix fourth among the remaining eight playoff drivers, three points above the cutline. Harvick must also close out the final two races of the season without crew chief Rodney Childers and car chief Robert Smith, who were suspended due to Sunday’s infraction.
NEW YORK (AP) – The NHL has fined Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic $10,000 for roughing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph. Lucic was assessed minor penalties for interference and roughing, as well as a 10-minute misconduct, for a hit on Joseph in the third period of Edmonton’s 5-2 road loss to the Lightning last night.