Rehabbing Romo practices but not likely to play Sunday when Cowboys host Eagles

Tony Romo participated in throwing drills at practice Wednesday for the first time since the Dallas quarterback broke a bone in his back in a preseason game at Seattle in August.

The 36-year-old Romo worked in several individual drills in shorts and a T-shirt with his teammates in full pads. While he almost certainly won’t play against Philadelphia on Sunday, it’s the biggest step in his latest return from injury.

The Cowboys (5-1) have won five straight with Dak Prescott.

 C.J. Anderson is seeking a second opinion on his injured right knee 48 hours after his best performance of the season sparked Denver’s 27-9 win over the Houston Texans.

 Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was a limited participant in practice, listed with knee and pectoral injuries.


BANNED: Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo had her doping ban doubled to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

In its ruling, the CAS judging panel in Geneva extended Jeptoo’s ban until October 2018 and stripped her of her 2014 win in Boston, plus results, prize and appearance money dating back to April 17, 2014.

The Kenyan runner previously lost her 2014 Chicago victory.


ERSTE BANK OPEN: Top-seeded Andy Murray lost a set for the first time in 11 matches as he beat Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-0 in the opening round in Vienna.

WTA FINALS: Svetlana Kuznetsova became the first player to reach the last four of the WTA Finals after sealing her second round-robin victory this week, beating Karolina Pliskova in Singapore.

Kuznetsova secured a 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) win.


DOPING: Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, have been retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after failing retests of their doping samples.

Four athletes from former Soviet countries were stripped of silver medals, and two of bronze medals. The medals were in weightlifting, wrestling and steeplechase.


MLS: Sebastian Giovinco had a goal and two assists to lead host Toronto FC to its first playoff victory ever, 3-1 over the Philadelphia Union.