Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions place quarterback on reserve/COVID-19 list | NFL News

first_imgThe Detroit Lions have placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on the reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time in three months, the team announcedWednesday.Stafford was put on the list during training camp on August 1 but was reinstated a few days later after further tests revealed a false positive.Stafford, 32, will miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Chase Daniel is the backup behind Stafford.- Advertisement – Stafford played just eight games last season after suffering a back injury on the final drive of Detroit’s 31-24 loss to Oakland on November 3. Stafford was put on injured reserve on December 17. Stafford had a streak of 136 straight regular-season starts snapped. – Advertisement – Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August Matthew Stafford will miss Detroit’s match against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with Chase Daniel filling in for the Lions; Stafford was first put on the list during training camp in August but was reinstated a few days later after it was found to be a false positive Last Updated: 04/11/20 9:51pmcenter_img Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August

Chelsea sweat on Costa verdict

first_img Press Association Chelsea face the prospect of playing Saturday’s Premier League title showdown with Manchester City without Diego Costa after the striker was charged with violent conduct. Costa faces an immediate three-match ban for his apparent stamp on Liverpool defender Emre Can in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg win. The incident happened in close proximity to the dugouts, but was missed by the match officials. As the Capital One Cup is a Football League competition, the disciplinary process differs slightly from a Premier League match where a three-man panel of former referees would decide whether he should be charged. Referee Oliver was asked by the FA whether he or any of the officials saw the incident and, as they did not, footage was reviewed to determine if a sending-off offence had occurred. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who earlier on Wednesday was fined £25,000 for claiming there was a “clear campaign” against Chelsea, has insisted that both stamps were “absolutely accidental”. A three-match ban would rule Costa the City clash, as well as matches with Everton and Aston Villa. There is no right of appeal. It was reviewed on video by referee Michael Oliver on Wednesday, with the charge following as part of the Football Association’s fast-tracked procedures. Costa, who faces no action for a similar incident involving Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge. If Costa denies the charge, the appeal will be heard on Friday, but he would require the appeal commission to side with him in order to face City. Either way, there will be a resolution before Saturday’s contest at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea’s lead from City at the top of the Premier League could extend to eight points, or fall to two. A FA statement read: “Diego Costa has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. “The charge is in relation to an incident involving the Chelsea forward and Liverpool’s Emre Can which occurred in the 12th minute of the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge last night (Tuesday, January 27, 2015). “The player has until 6pm on Thursday, January 29, 2015 to respond to the charge. “Following a review of an incident during the game involving Costa and Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel, The FA will not be taking any further action.” last_img read more

Lakers fall to 0-5 after 112-106 loss to Suns

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Bryant hardly sounded apologetic either, noting that his teammates needed to match his energy level. “I was just being aggressive and playing with a lot of energy,” Bryant said. “It’s easy to look at the box score and say 37 shots. But you don’t see how hard I was working to get easy opportunities.”Hence, why Bryant played a season-high 44 minutes, which surpassed the Scott’s minute restriction that entailed playing between 30-40 minutes per game. But Scott increased Bryant’s playing time partly because the Lakers do not play until Sunday against Charlotte at Staples Center.“Whether I can shoulder the load consistently with these minutes, probably not,” Bryant said, “But every now and then, it will be necessary.”The Lakers sensed that urgency when Scott addressed his team during Tuesday’s morning shootaround, lamenting their league-worst defense. Before the game, Scott said, “We have to play this like it’s Game 7. We have to do that for the rest of the season.” Scott liked the effort. But it hardly made a difference in several areas. The Suns scored 58 points in the paint. The Lakers went scoreless in the final minute after Bryant’s 3-pointer reduced the deficit to 106-104. Phoenix boasted five double-digit scorers in Gerald Green (26 points), Markieff Thomas (23), Isiah Thomas (22), Goran Dragic (16) and Marcus Morris (12).“It’s more about getting the guys to understand and buy into what we need to do on a night-to-night basis,” Scott said. “Nobody puts more pressure on being prepared and having these guys prepared than I do.” center_img Even as everything crumbled around him in the first week of the Lakers’ NBA season, Kobe Bryant stayed patient and optimistic things would improve quickly.Bryant will still have to wait. The Lakers’ 112-106 loss on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center marked their fifth consecutive loss. Only the 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers fared worse, starting with an 0-7 record before eventually finishing with a 19-63 mark. “We all need a win,” Bryant said, “The biggest thing for them to learn is to play relentless. I want them to play as relentlessly as I did and go after it.”Bryant sure did, posting a team-high 39 points and 14 in the final quarter. But Bryant’s scoring output came on a 14-of-37 clip. It took Bryant 46 shots to post a career-high 81 points nearly eight years ago. Lakers coach Byron Scott did not take issue with Bryant’s shot selection, saying he plays every game like it’s his last game. That’s what you want.”last_img read more