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SportShorts for Thursday, October 17, 2019


Buckingham aces No. 15 at Deer Valley

Joe Buckingham hit a hole-in-one xon the 122-yard par-3 No. 15 at Deer Valley on Sunday.

He used his 9-iron.

The shot was witnessed by Maggie Hudson, Bob Durham, George Branson, Brian Hunter and Joe Rivera.


Fighter dies 4 days after bout

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, 4 days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell.

Promoter Lou DiBella said Day, 27, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Day had brain surgery after being knocked out in the 10th round Saturday night at Wintrust Arena. Knocked down twice earlier in the bout, the junior middleweight was taken from the ring on a stretcher.


Rosen benched,
Fitzpatrick to start

The winless Miami Dolphins have again changed starting quarterbacks because coach Brian Flores changed his mind.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his first start since Week 2 when the Dolphins play at Buffalo on Sunday. Flores had previously said Josh Rosen would remain the starter after Fitzpatrick came off the bench and nearly rallied Miami to its first victory last Sunday against Washington.

Titans make switch at quarterback

The Titans want to jump-start an offense that has just one touchdown over the past 10 quarters, so they’re turning to veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill and benching Marcus Mariota.

At least for Sunday.

“We’re trying to get a little spark, trying to evaluate what we’re doing and how we’re functioning as an offense,” coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday.

Raiders tackle sued for domestic violence

Oakland Raiders tackle Trent Brown has been sued by his ex-girlfriend for what she says were multiple acts of domestic violence over the past year.

Diorra Marzette-Sanders filed a civil suit in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday accusing him of several attacks that left her bloodied, bruised and fearing for her safety.

According to the lawsuit, Marzette-Sanders accused Brown of slapping her, hitting her and choking her at different times and threatening to shoot her in the “head before you walk out that door with my son.”

Brown denied the accusations.


ESPN might overhaul SNB lineup

There reportedly is a chance ESPN might not bring back its “Sunday Night Baseball” announcing trio intact.

Alex Rodriguez apparently is considered untouchable – presumably because of his celebrity status – but the New York Post has reported play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian and analyst Jessica Mendoza are on the bubble.

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