The Buffalo Bills placed starting safety Micah Hyde on season-ending injured reserve on Saturday because of a neck injury.

Hyde already had been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Miami. He was carted off the sideline in the second half of Buffalo’s 41-7 win over Tennessee on Monday night.

Buffalo will be without at least four defensive regulars for its AFC East showdown against the Dolphins. Cornerback Dane Jackson, tackle Ed Oliver and backup tackle Jordan Phillips also were ruled out Friday.

• Baltimore offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at New England because of lingering ankle issues.

• The Los Angeles Rams placed receiver Van Jefferson on the injured list during his recovery from knee surgery, opening a roster spot to sign defensive back Grant Haley from the practice squad.


Jefferson had surgery early in training camp, but Rams Coach Sean McVay repeatedly said Jefferson had a chance to get back into the lineup to start the season. Instead, Jefferson will be out through the Rams’ bye week in late October, missing at least the first six games.

• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted wide receiver Cole Beasley to the active roster from the practice squad.


XFINITY: Noah Gragson opened the Xfinity Series playoffs by becoming the first driver in 39 years to win four races in a row, going to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway after being just in front of a massive wreck that took out three playoff contenders.

The victory for Gragson locked up the first spot in the round of eight, with two more races to determine the other seven drivers that will advance with him.

Sam Ard, in 1983, is the only other driver to win four consecutive races.


The top six finishers were playoff contenders. Austin Hill was the runner-up, a spot ahead of Ty Gibbs.


GIRLS’ SOCCER: Chili Dowd, Grace Libby and Julia Cabral scored first-half goals to lead Berwick Academy to a 3-0 win at home against Winsor School.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Rasmus Hojgaard shot a 3-over 74 but maintained a one-shot lead over George Coetzee at the French Open in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.

Hojgaard, of Denmark, slipped to 12 under overall after starting the day with a six-stroke advantage.



WORLD CUP: A’ja Wilson finished with 20 points to help the U.S. beat China, 77-63 in Sydney.

The U.S. improved to 3-0 and now has won 25 consecutive World Cup games since losing in the 2006 semifinals to Russia.


NATIONS LEAGUE: Diogo Dalot helped Portugal take control of its Nations League group by scoring his first two international goals in a 4-0 rout at the Czech Republic.

Portugal moved two points ahead of Spain, which lost 2-1 at home against Switzerland. Portugal hosts Spain on Tuesday in a match that will decide who advances to the final four next June.

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