Oklahoma suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season Monday after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault.

One of the nation’s top recruits, Mixon is accused of knocking a woman unconscious with a punch and breaking several bones in her face last month.

“That’s not something I’m going to delve into right now, because it leads to further questions in that regard, and I’m going to talk about the guys that are eligible to play right now,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday.

The university said in a release Monday that Mixon may continue as a student and may be eligible for financial aid.

“As the university has demonstrated in the past, we are committed to winning the right way,” the school said in the release. “As an example to others, OU sets the highest possible standards for its student athletes, coaches and staff.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

The grind of training camp wasn’t enough to keep Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles out of Sunday night’s preseason game against the Panthers.

But leaving the training camp site was.

Charles slipped on a grassy slope and turned his foot while moving out of the dorms at the Chiefs’ training camp facility last Thursday, as the team was set to return to its own practice facility.

X-ray and MRI results both came back negative, but coach Andy Reid had no timetable on Charles’ return.

“He’s feeling better today. We’re optimistic about it,” Reid said Monday. “Initially there was a little concern, but he had all stuff done to it and everything is clear.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his right shoulder in practice Monday and could miss the upcoming season, according to a report by The Columbus Dispatch.

The potential loss of Miller would be a crushing one for the No. 5 Buckeyes. The senior is a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and was considered a top candidate for the Heisman Trophy this season.

Miller missed spring practice after receiving “minor, outpatient surgery” on his throwing shoulder. He had been held out of a scrimmage and a few practices through August training camp due to some soreness in the shoulder, but said he felt healthy.

If Miller can’t go, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett would likely get the start in the season opener Aug. 30 against Navy.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery.

Dockett was hurt in an 11-on-11 drill. He originally limped away but had to be helped onto a cart.

Dockett’s injury is a particularly big blow for an Arizona defense that ranked sixth in the NFL last season. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has missed just two games in 10 NFL seasons.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Reds at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. (MLB Network)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Canada vs. Tennessee, noon (ESPN)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Mexico vs. Venezuela, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League Baseball: World Series, Texas vs. Illinois, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Arsenal at Besiktas, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Supercopa de Espana, Atletico Madrid at Real Madrid, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

– Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel lived up to his billing in Monday night’s game against Washington, drawing attention for both his play and his behavior — and neither was positive.

On a second-and-7 play late in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 24-23 loss, Manziel rolled out near the Washington sideline and threw an incompletion. As he headed back toward his huddle, he stuck out his middle finger over his right shoulder.

“I get words exchanged throughout the entirety of the game, every game, week after week, and I should’ve been smarter,” Manziel said. “It was a ‘Monday Night Football‘ game and cameras were probably solid on me, and I just need to be smarter about that. … It’s there, and it’s present every game, and I just need to let it slide off my back and go to the next play.”

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It wasn’t clear what the Washington players said to Manziel to irritate him, although earlier in the game Washington linebacker Brian Orapko twice celebrated plays by doing the money gesture that Manziel is known for.

Manziel was not penalized, but he’s likely to face a fine from the league.

“It did not sit well,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “I was informed of it after the game and it’s disappointing. Because what we talk about is being poised and being focused — that you have to be able to maintain your poise.”

Added Pettine: “That’s a big part of all football players, especially the quarterback, that we have to keep our composure. So that’s something that we’ll obviously address with him.”

Manziel went on to throw a touchdown pass on the drive, but he finished the night just 7-of-16 for 65 yards. Starting quarterback Brian Hoyer also struggled, going 2-for-6 for 16 yards.

– When the Redskins next play on CBS, at least two analysts won’t refer to the team’s nickname.

“My very first thought is it will be ‘Washington’ the whole game,” Phil Simms, the network’s lead analyst, told The Associated Press.

Added Simms: “I never really thought about it, and then it came up and it made me think about it. There are a lot of things that can come up in a broadcast, and I am sensitive to this.”

Studio analyst Tony Dungy is taking a similar approach.

“I will personally try not to use ‘Redskins’ and refer to them as ‘Washington,’ ” the former coach said. “Personal opinion for me, not the network.”

Other analysts including Boomer Esiason and Troy Aikman said they will continue to use the nickname, while lead play-by-play caller Jim Nantz said it’s “not my job to take a stance.”

– New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer made his presence known during a rally for the team Monday to celebrate the change at the top.

Ballmer high-fived and chest-bumped fans as he walked to the stage at Staples Center to join coach Doc Rivers and players Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, among others, and he threw his hands in the air to fire up the crowd before taking the microphone.

“We’re looking forward,” he said. “Everything is about looking forward.”

Ballmer spent a record $2 billion to buy the team previously owned by Donald Sterling, who was banned by the league after being taped making racist comments.

“We’re going to be bold. Bold means taking chances,” Ballmer said. “We’re going to be optimistic. We’re going to be hard-core. Nothing gets in our way, boom! The hard-core Clippers, that’s us.”

Said Griffin afterward: “When he came through the crowd, I literally had goose bumps. I don’t know if there’s one good word to describe him. I know all our guys are excited about the energy he brings. It’s completely different.”

Added Rivers: “I love energy. You get caught up in that and that’s good. That was great for our fans.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 19, 1921, which baseball legend recorded his 3,000th hit against the Red Sox?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I was just disappointed in myself, not necessarily about the move, because if you play better, then they won’€™t send you down. It’€™s one of those things where, you get the news and you just move on.” Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., on being sent to the minors Monday

STAT OF THE DAY: 1-for-14 – The Red Sox’ batting line with runners in scoring position in Monday’s 4-2 loss to the Angels

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Adam LaRoche gives the Nationals their third straight walkoff win with his 11th-inning home run to beat the Diamondbacks.

Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis leaps at the fence to rob White Sox batter Conor Gillaspie.

Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans manager Joe Mikulik puts on a show after being ejected from Sunday’s game against the Salem (Va.) Red Sox, sliding into home and then removing his jersey and cleats and neatly leaving them on the plate.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy visit Jimmy Fallon to play a game in which they chip golf balls at glass pictures of themselves.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb, who would finish his career with 4,189 hits

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Former Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan was born on this day in 1945.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.
We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

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[0:05:25] ... jumped out to me from last week's game was the play where. Darren Sproles is treacherous snake through line I remember this just as a teammate just the the awareness stuff on view line in the ...
[0:06:19] ... does and I came here taught in the rules on you know Richard Seymour arms and Taiwan. With the mcginnis. All right here's. And all those guys it's kind of teach me the game in and ...





We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

[0:00:13] ... the the fan rope line there witches that delaying a little bit Vince Wilfork visit with -- still trying to -- some time here in the next few minutes. Bill Belichick will join us at 515 his second weekly visit of the season and the first opportunity I've had -- to be part ...
[0:05:25] ... jumped out to me from last week's game was the play where. Darren Sproles is treacherous snake through line I remember this just as a teammate just the the awareness stuff on view line in the ...
[0:06:19] ... does and I came here taught in the rules on you know Richard Seymour arms and Taiwan. With the mcginnis. All right here's. And all those guys it's kind of teach me the game in and ...