Romo has broken back, return unclear

(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season.

Garrett said Saturday that Romo sustained a broken bone in his back when he was hit from behind by Seattle's Cliff Avrill and slid awkwardly on the third play of a preseason game.

Romo tried to get back into Thursday's game and said afterward that he was OK. But Garrett said the 36-year-old woke up Friday with stiffness, and an MRI revealed Romo's fourth back injury in less than four years. The injury will not require surgery.

Torn Achilles ends TE Watson's season

BALTIMORE (AP) Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has torn his right Achilles tendon and is likely lost for the season.

The injury occurred on Baltimore's first offensive play in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. (MORE)

Kaepernick sits during anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media . (MORE)

Yanks' Sanchez quickest to hit 11 homers

NEW YORK (AP) With each day, with every swing, this run by Gary Sanchez becomes even more remarkable.

The New York Yankees rookie hit a home run for the third straight game Saturday, highlighting a 13-5 rout over the Baltimore Orioles. (MORE)

Rams extend WR Austin for 4 years, $42M

DENVER (AP) Wide receiver Tavon Austin has signed a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.

The deal was announced while the team was in Denver for an exhibition game Saturday night. NFL.com reported the deal was worth $42 million with $30 million guaranteed. (MORE)

 Pedroia falls short of hits mark in win

 Wade speaks out after cousin murdered

 Miami kicks off 2 defensive starters

 Seager sets Dodgers' SS HR record in win

 4 Tigers ejected as win streak ends


w10 © 2016 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.