Update on the latest in sports:
Patriots go up against the Jets
UNDATED (AP) – The New England Patriots and the New York Jets are meeting for the eighth time on “Monday Night Football.”
New York is ahead 4-3 in the previous meetings.
Tom Brady has New England off to a 6-0 start for the fourth time in team history.
They’ll take on Sam Darnold and the Jets (1-4), who are coming off their first win of the season after the quarterback returned from missing three games with mononucleosis.
World Series Game 1 on Tuesday
HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Astros have advanced to the World Series for the second time in three years after outlasting the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night.
Game 1 of the World Series is set for Tuesday night at home against the NL champion Washington Nationals.
MLB umpire dies at age 52
UNDATED (AP) – Major League Baseball umpire Eric Cooper has died at age 52. Cooper died after having a blood clot following knee surgery days prior.
Cooper worked the AL Division Series two weeks ago and was at second base on Oct. 7 for the clinching Game 3 between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Cooper umpired in 10 division series, four League Championship Series and the 2005 All-Star Game, along with two World Baseball Classics.
Tua to miss Razorbacks game
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) will miss Saturday’s game against Arkansas after having a procedure for a high ankle sprain.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa had what’s known as a “tightrope” procedure on his right ankle Sunday.
He says it’s the same injury the 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up sustained in the Southeastern Conference championship game last season, just to the other ankle.
Study highlights fresh dementia concerns from playing soccer
LONDON (AP) – British scientists who assessed the causes of death of soccer players have found higher dementia rates that raise fresh concerns about long-term health dangers from playing the sport.
Researchers from the University of Glasgow looked into the causes of death of 7,676 Scottish men who played soccer and were born between 1900 and 1976. The causes were compared with a sample of 23,000 people from the general population.
The study found that former professional players had a rate of death due to neurodegenerative diseases 3.5 times higher than expected.
English Football Association chairman Greg Clark says “the whole game must recognize that this is only the start of our understanding and there are many questions that still need to be answered. It is important that the global football family now unites to find the answers and provide a greater understanding of this complex issue.”
Willie Stewart, who led the study, says their analysis showed a five-fold increase in the chance of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease among soccer players.
But players were found to be less likely to die of other common diseases, including some cancers.