Ben Roethlisberger sits out practice again
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed practice again on Thursday due to an issue with his right elbow. Roethlisberger injured the elbow on Pittsburgh’s next-to-last offensive snap in a Week 1 tie with Cleveland. He did not practice on Wednesday and second-year quarterback Josh Dobbs took all the snaps with the starters on Thursday. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner declined to get into specifics about Roethlisberger’s status for Sunday’s home opener . . . The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges . . . Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa will miss Sunday’s game at Buffalo because of a bone bruise to his left foot . . . Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was again held out of practice with a sore knee, leaving his status uncertain this weekend's game against Carolina. Freeman had six carries for 36 yards and three catches for 14 yards in Atlanta’s 18-12 loss at Philadelphia last week . . . Tight end Tony Gonzalez, safety Ed Reed, cornerback Champ Bailey and linebacker London Fletcher are first-year eligible players among the 102 modern-era nominees for the 2019 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Manziel eager to start
Johnny Manziel wonders why he’s isn’t starting for the Montreal Alouettes. The quarterback returned to practice and said he had been healthy and available to play for the previous two weeks, fully recovered from the concussion he suffered in his second start on Aug. 11. Antonio Pipkin is expected to start when the Alouettes play the B.C. Lions Friday. Matthew Shiltz is the other quarterback on the roster. Als coach Mike Sherman said it was ‘‘too soon’’ to predict whether Manziel would be the team’s third quarterback.
Maria Torres went birdie-birdie-eagle from the 13th to 15th holes for a 6-under-par 65 that tied her atop the leaderboard with Carlota Ciganda in the last women’s major tournament, the Evian Championship in France . . . China’s Ashun Wu shot a bogey-free 64 to take the lead after the opening round of the European Tour’s KLM Open in The Hague, Netherlands.
Revolution add Hauche
The Revolution added one more attacking player for their playoff push, signing Argentine midfielder Guillermo Hauche. Hauche, 25, is a similar player to Revolution midfielder Cristian Penilla, regarded for his speed on the ball. Primarily a central attacking midfielder, Hauche can also play on the left side . . . Erik Andrade, a Milwaukee police officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown, was fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, said the city’s police chief, Alfonso Morales. The firing decision was not tied to anything Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but Morales explained that the social media posts compromised the officer’s ability to testify in other cases. Andrade was at the scene when Brown was arrested but was not among the officers who took him down, according to police. A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained, but Andrade was not among those punished at the time . . . Former Major League pitcher Billy O'Dell, who won 105 games in a 13-year career, died Wednesday at 85. O'Dell was twice named to the American League All-Star team in 1958 and 1958. Obituary, C12.