Draymond Green will be away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors indefinitely, which Coach Steve Kerr called a “mutual decision” after the star forward punched teammate Jordan Poole in the face Wednesday.

Kerr said there is “no set date” for when Green will be back and that it would be determined based on private discussions among everyone involved.


NFL: The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to modify the league’s concussion protocol following a joint investigation into the league’s procedures after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury against the Buffalo Bills last month.

The league and players’ union said in a joint statement that the outcome of the Tagovailoa case “was not what was intended when the Protocol was drafted.” As a result, language addressing abnormality of balance/stability was added to the league’s protocol list of symptoms that would keep a player from returning to action.



PGA: Patrick Cantlay came within one putt of a 59, instead matching his low score on the PGA Tour for a share of the lead with 20-year-old Tom Kim going into the final round of the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas.

Cantlay had a birdie attempt from just inside 25 feet on the 18th hole that broke sharply to the right, and he played it a little too high of the cup.

Kim birdied five of his last six holes for a 62 that put him in a tie with Cantlay at 19-under 194.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Jon Rahm took a one-shot lead after carding a 6-under 65 in the third round of the Spanish Open in Madrid.

Rahm won the Spanish Open in 2018 and 2019. A third title would tie him with Seve Ballesteros for the tournament record.


Min Woo Lee of Australia was in second place after a 66.


XFINITY: It took two overtimes for AJ Allmendinger to remain undefeated on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway and seize the momentum for the next round of the Xfinity Series playoffs.

Allmendinger has won four consecutive races on the hybrid road course/oval, as well as back-to-back races following last week’s win at Talladega Superspeedway.

The playoff field was trimmed from 12 to eight, with reigning champion Daniel Hemric, Ryan Sieg, Riley Herbst and Jeremy Clements eliminated.



NHL: Nino Niederreiter scored two goals and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 for a sweep of their two season-opening games in Prague, Czech Republic.

• The Calgary Flames signed Coach Darryl Sutter to a multiyear contract extension.

The reigning Jack Adams Award winner led the team to a 50-21-11 season and a Pacific Division title last year.


ENGLAND: Christian Pulisic made the most of a rare start by scoring in a 3-0 win for Chelsea over Wolverhampton.

The American forward was handed just his second Premier League start this season and made it 2-0 with a delicate chip in the 49th minute at Stamford Bridge.


• Erling Haaland netted his 15th league goal to put the finishing touches on Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League, taking the Norway striker’s remarkable scoring streak to 10 games in all competitions.

• Harry Kane scored on a header in the 22nd minute as third-place Tottenham won at Brighton, 1-0.

• Newcastle climbed up to fifth place with a 5-1 win over Brentford, as Bruno Guimaraes scored twice.

GERMANY: Borussia Dortmund substitute Anthony Modeste scored in the last minute of injury time against Bayern Munich to salvage a dramatic 2-2 draw.

Dortmund overcame a 2-0 deficit to remain level on points with the 10-time defending champions after nine rounds.



ASTANA OPEN: Novak Djokovic survived a second-set tiebreaker in the semifinals in Kazakhstan before his opponent, Daniil Medvedev, retired because of a leg injury.

Djokovic, who dropped the first set against Medvedev, will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final. Tsitsipas rallied to beat Andrey Rublev, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

JAPAN OPEN: Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz set up an all-American final by winning three-set semifinals.

Tiafoe beat Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea, 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, to reach his second final of the season.

Fritz fought back from 3-1 down in the third set to beat Denis Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3.

AGEL OPEN: No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek became the first WTA Tour player since 2017 to achieve 60 wins in a calendar year when she outlasted Ekaterina Alexandrova, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4, to reach the final in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Swiatek, who is 7-0 in finals this year, next faces home favorite Barbora Krejcikova, who rallied past Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

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