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NFL Capsule-Panthers at Chiefs

NFL Capsule-Panthers at Chiefs

CAROLINA (3-8) At KANSAS CITY (1-10)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 5-6; Kansas City 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Tied 2-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 26; Chiefs No. 32

LAST MEETING - Panthers defeated Chiefs 34-0, Oct. 5, 2008

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Eagles 30-22; Chiefs lost to Broncos 17-9

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19T), RUSH (18), PASS (16)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (25), PASS (11)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (4), PASS (29)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (24), PASS (10)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: The suicide on Saturday of Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins, minutes before turning the gun on himself has completely changed the emotions surrounding this game, with the Chiefs stunned by the deaths ... Before Saturday, Kansas City's concern was it had lost eight straight games. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 306 yards and accounted for four TDs last week against Philadelphia. ... Carolina had lost seven of eight before beating Eagles on Monday night. ... Chiefs last in scoring at 14.6 points per game. ... Rookie MLB Luke Kuechly leads Carolina with 128 tackles. ... Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has gone over 100 yards rushing four times this season, including last week against Denver. ... Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe needs two more catches to surpass Otis Taylor (410) for third-most in franchise history. He needs eight to pass Henry Marshall for second behind Tony Gonzalez. ... Kansas City leads AFC with 145.6 yards rushing per game. ... Panthers WR Steve Smith has caught pass in 86 straight games dating to the 2006 season. Smith has started 141 games, tied for second-most in team history behind OT Jordan Gross, who is expected to start 147th Sunday. ... Carolina has only attempted 11 FGs in 11 games.

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Masahiro Tanaka hit in the head off a comebacker from Giancarlo Stanton

Masahiro Tanaka hit in the head off a comebacker from Giancarlo Stanton

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka took a scary line drive off of his head during the Yankees practice on Saturday. 

The comebacker came from the bat of the hard-hitting Giancarlo Stanton at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka was throwing a simulated game during the team's first day back together for practice at 'Training Camp 2.0.'

Below is the video of the 31-year-old right-hander being struck. Warning: the video is graphic.

According to multiple reports, Tanaka was on the ground for roughly five minutes and immediately attended to by New York's training staff. Afterward, Tanaka was able to walk to the dugout with some assistance. 

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The team announced Tanaka is alert, responsive and was sent to a local hospital for further evaluation and testing.

The six-year veteran has spent his entire United States baseball career with the Yankees. Last year he posted a disappointing 11-9 record and a 4.45 ERA. He is expected to be the Bronx Bombers' No. 2 starter behind offseason acquisition Gerrit Cole.

Already the Yankees lost one starting pitcher this season as Luis Severino underwent Tommy John surgery in the spring.

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FC Dallas-Vancouver Whitecaps match postponed after eight positive coronavirus tests

FC Dallas-Vancouver Whitecaps match postponed after eight positive coronavirus tests

The MLS is Back Tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps set for Thursday has been postponed after eight players tested positive for the coronavirus.

The group-stage game will be rescheduled, the league said Saturday.

FC Dallas announced earlier this week that six players had tested positive for the virus upon arrival in Florida for the tournament. The entire team was quarantined.

Two Whitecaps players tested positive, forcing the team to remain in Canada, the league said. Additional tests were negative, but the team had to push back travel until Monday.

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The MLS is Back Tournament is set to open on Wednesday with a match between Orlando City and expansion Inter Miami.

The league's 26 teams will be sequestered in hotels for the duration of the monthlong tournament played without fans at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World.

MLS shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 12 after teams had each played two games.

FC Dallas said all players and staff tested negative for the coronavirus before leaving for the tournament on last Saturday. Upon arrival, two players tested positive. Subsequent tests found four more players infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

"In consultation with MLS medical officials, FC Dallas took proactive steps to isolate the newly affected players as well as all FC Dallas players and staff in Orlando out of an abundance of caution. All members of the club delegation are following MLS health and safety protocols and will remain quarantined in their hotel rooms pending the results of further COVID-19 testing," the team said in a statement.

The names of the players were not released.

The league said no other team was in contact with the FC Dallas delegation. League protocol requires players and staff to be tested every two days upon arrival in Florida.

FC Dallas will now open the tournament on July 15 against the Seattle Sounders, while the Whitecaps will play the San Jose Earthquakes later that day.

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