Top National Sports Stories: Costly win...Elliot suspension begins...Chicago gets all-star contest

Published on November 10, 2017 at 06:56AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle’s 22-16 win over Arizona in Thursday night Football came at a price: five injuries including Rhichard Sherman’s torn Achilles tendon. A pair of Cardinals players were also hurt. Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham and the Seahawks added to their history of success in Arizona. The Seahawks (6-3) limited Adrian Peterson to 29 yards in 21 carries.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott begins his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence Sunday. A federal appeals court in New York City denied Elliot’s request for an injunction yesterday but ordered a hearing on the player’s appeal as soon as possible. It wasn’t immediately clear how soon the court would rule on Elliott’s claim that he was treated unfairly by the NFL.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is on the list of NBA All-Star game venues again for the first time since Michael Jordan sparkled for the home crowd. A person familiar with the situation said the All-Star festivities will be held in the Windy City in 2020. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. Commissioner Adam Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls officials are expected to make the announcement today.

BOSTON (AP) — A researcher says former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young. Dr. Ann McKee, director of Boston University’s CTE Center, stressed that she could not “connect the dots” between the brain disease and the behavior of the 27-year-old who hanged himself in April while serving life in prison for murder.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Patton Kizzire carried some momentum from last week in Las Vegas by running off six straight birdies and opening with a 9-under 62 that gave him a two-shot lead going into today’s second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico. Kizzire closed with a 64 in Las Vegas to tie for fourth, his best finish in more than a year on the PGA Tour.