In addition to the Redskins’ overtime win, here is a look at the other big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Oct. 28.
New York loses Beason…Ryan tabs Vick over Smith
New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason will miss the rest of the season because of a foot injury that will require surgery.
Beason tore a ligament and fractured a bone during a team workout on June 12. He spent training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list before being added to the active roster prior to the season-opener.
In other NFL news:
Matheny, Molina to attend Taveras’s funeral
Funeral services are being planned for Oscar Taveras in his hometown in the Dominican Republic following his death in a weekend car crash
The young St. Louis Cardinals prospect is to be buried Tuesday in Sosua. Among those expected are Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates Yadier Molina and Carlos Martinez. The 22-year-old Taveras was killed along with 18-year-old girlfriend Edilia Arvelo when his 2014 Chevy Camaro ran off the road between Sosua and Caberete.
A highway police spokesman says the road was wet from a recent rain but the cause of the crash is under investigation. An autopsy was done Monday but results weren’t available.
Former Tiger Jeff Robinson dies
Former major league pitcher Jeff Robinson died Sunday at age 52. Robinson went 9-6 as a rookie for the AL East-winning Detroit Tigers in 1987 and was 13-6 with a 2.98 ERA the following season. He went 47-40 and made 117 starts for Detroit, Baltimore, Texas and Pittsburgh.
Rangers rally to beat Wild…Oilers blank Habs
One good period of hockey was enough for the New York Rangers on Monday.
The Blueshirts scored five goals in the third period to earn a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild. Anthony Duclair tied the game with his first NHL goal, 37 seconds before Mats Zuccarello put the Rangers ahead with 3:11 remaining.
The Wild entered the final period with a 3-0 lead after outshooting the Rangers 24-8. Rick Nash scored his team-high ninth goal and had an assist during the comeback.
Also on Monday, the Edmonton Oilers continued their recent hot streak by cooling off the visiting Montreal Canadiens 3-0. Ben Scrivens made 12 of his 29 saves in the final period to secure the Oilers’ fourth straight victory and his seventh career shutout.
Benoit Pouliot scored the game-winner and had an assist as the Oilers dropped the Canadiens to 7-2-0.
Surgery slated for Pens’ defender
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will have thyroid surgery next week to remove a potentially cancerous tumor that was discovered during a preseason physical. Maatta underwent further tests before team doctors came to a diagnosis. He is scheduled to miss four weeks but is cleared to play until the surgery.
Jackets place Calvert on IR
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 24. He has a goal and an assist in seven games this season and is expected to miss one week with an upper-body injury.
Sharks enforcer punished
The NHL has announced that San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended two games for his role in a fight with Anaheim’s Tim Jackman. Scott came off the bench on a legal line change and immediately engaged Jackman in a fight. Scott made no effort to play the puck after coming on the ice and league rules say a player can be disciplined if his purpose for coming onto the ice is to start a fight.
Wolves buy out veteran
The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached a buyout agreement with veteran guard J.J. Barea to get down to the 15-man roster limit. Coach Flip Saunders announced the decision as Barea had one year and $4.5 million remaining on his contract.
NCAA president irked at Tar Heels infractions
NCAA President Mark Emmert says findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.
While Emmert said he would withhold final judgment until the NCAA completes its own investigation, the usually cautious former university president was downright blunt during a 20-minute interview with The Associated Press at its Indianapolis headquarters.
Emmert says “this is a case that potentially strikes at the heart of what higher education is about.”
Rain-shortened event ends
The final round of the LPGA event in China has been completed with Lee-Anne Pace the winner. Play had been suspended Sunday after a nearly four-hour rain delay. The South African finished play with a 5-under-67 and a three-shot lead over Germany’s Caroline Masson.
Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda of the U.S. finished tied for third.
Still looking to get out
O.J. Simpson’s appeal for release from a Nevada prison is now up to the state’s Supreme Court.
Simpson lawyers argue in a final brief to the Nevada high court that a lower court judge was wrong to deny the former football star a new trial in his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction for a hotel room heist in Las Vegas. Simpson argues that his trial lawyer botched the case and had conflicted interests.
The filing was submitted Friday and came after prosecutors last month submitted documents saying there’s no need for another trial.
The 67-year-old Simpson and isn’t eligible for parole until 2017.