FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.
The quarterback will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being punched by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali in the locker room Tuesday morning. Smith, entering his third season, will require surgery to repair the injuries. He hadn't yet undergone the procedure as of late Tuesday afternoon.
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Coach Todd Bowles made the stunning announcement in an impromptu news conference before training camp practice was scheduled to start.
Enemkpali (EN-um-PAL-ee), an outside linebacker in his second season, was immediately released by the Jets. Bowles said Smith and Enemkpali got into an ''altercation'' in the locker room Tuesday morning.
''It had nothing to do with football,'' Bowles said. ''It was something very childish, and he got cold-cocked, sucker-punched - whatever you want to call it - in the jaw.''
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Chargers, Raiders and Rams understand the risks that go along with applying for relocation.
NFL owners met in suburban Chicago on Tuesday to hear more about moving at least one team to the Los Angeles market. The Chargers and Raiders are proposing a stadium in Carson, and the Rams are looking to build a facility in Inglewood.
The high-stakes game of musical chairs likely will send at least one team back to a market it tried to leave, but Goodell says ''those are the circumstances as they are. You take a risk if you file for relocation of whether it'll be approved.''
Goodell says he anticipates the league will decide on a relocation fee this fall, and the traditional window for applying for relocation that usually runs from Jan. 1 to Feb. 15 could be moved up or tightened.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge took a peacemaker's role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find common ground to settle differences before he lowers the gavel on a controversy over deflated footballs.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman asked Brady and Goodell to ''engage in further good faith settlement efforts'' a day before they meet in Manhattan federal court for the first time.
Brady was not at Patriots training camp on Tuesday.
Two weeks ago, the NFL sued its players union, asking Berman to declare that Goodell followed the league's collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association when he suspended Brady for four games after concluding the quarterback had to know balls were purposefully deflated.
The union countersued to block the suspension.
Berman directed lawyers, including Brady and Goodell, to update him in private Wednesday about settlement negotiations a half hour before they appear in court.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders said he's being treated for Hodgkins lymphoma, and his doctors consider it ''very treatable and curable.''
Saunders was diagnosed with a cancer of the immune system two months ago and has been undergoing chemotherapy. He plans to remain as the Timberwolves head coach and top executive while being treated.
''I am taking it step by step and day by day to understand how to best manage this process,'' Saunders said Tuesday in a statement.
The 60-year-old Saunders returned to the Timberwolves as team president in 2013. Last year, he replaced the retired Rick Adelman on the Wolves bench and the team finished 16-66.
Even while undergoing treatment, Saunders remained active with the team, overseeing draft workouts, selecting Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 1 overall and trading for Tyus Jones on draft night in June.
Doug Melvin is leaving his job as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The team and Melvin announced the move Tuesday on Twitter. He will continue to lead the team's baseball operations department before ''transitioning into an advisory role.''
The Brewers are in last place in the NL Central and are in Chicago to start a three-game series with the Cubs.
Milwaukee is rebuilding, having traded Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez at the July 31 trade deadline. Melvin fired manager Ron Roenicke in May and replaced him with Craig Counsell.
The Brewers are 48-65, with the second-worst record in the NL. This follows the late-season collapse in 2014 when the Brewers fell out of first place and the playoff race.
Melvin joined the Brewers on Sept. 26, 2002 as the eighth general manager in the team's history.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Tiger Woods comes to the final major of the year without much talk about winning. He simply wants to get better.
Woods has slipped so far because of injury and poor play that he was able to show up last weekend at Whistling Straits to get ready for the PGA Championship. That's because he wasn't eligible for the World Golf Championship at Firestone for the first time in his career.
He hasn't won a tournament in two years. When asked if he knew his world ranking, Woods said only that it was somewhere in the 200s. He is No. 278.
Woods says consistency is the one area holding him back. He has missed the cut in his last two majors.
GENEVA (AP) - FIFA has turned to Francois Carrard, who helped oversee cleaning up the IOC after the Salt Lake City bidding scandal, to chair a group leading reforms of football's corruption-hit governing body.
Carrard, former director general of the International Olympic Committee, was chosen Tuesday to lead a team of 12 officials picked by the six soccer continental confederations, plus two chosen by World Cup sponsors.
The selection of new FIFA executive committee member Sheik Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait as a member of the reform team confirmed the IOC powerbroker's growing influence in world soccer.
By now including sponsors in the project, FIFA acknowledged its growing anxiety since 14 people were indicted and four more made guilty pleas in an American federal investigation of racketeering and bribery in international soccer in May.
''It's a very big crisis,'' Carrard said in a conference call with reporters. ''The objective is to get acceptable reforms to the world and to restore FIFA's credibility.''
NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame football will be the subject of an all-access series on Showtime.
The premium cable channel said Tuesday that ''A Season With Notre Dame Football'' will air weekly starting Sept. 8. The 30-minute episodes will be broadcast at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Production has begun on the show and cameras will follow players and coaches all season.
Documentary-style programs about sports teams have become popular with TV networks after the success of HBO's NFL training camp series ''Hard Knocks.''