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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Thursday’s Sports Minute

COYOTES: Arizona Coyotes' Mikkel Boedker (89), of Denmark, scores the first of two goals in the third period against Edmonton Oilers' Ben Scrivens (30) of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes' Boedker ended up with a hat trick and the Coyotes defeated the Oilers 7-4. Photo: Associated Press/Ross D. Franklin

In addition to the Royals sweep, Steve Nash’s latest injury, and the Giants win, here is a look at the other big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 16.

RG3 practicing again

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is practicing again. Griffin threw passes in individual and one-on-one drills in the early part of practice yesterday, his first such work since he dislocated his left ankle in Week 2. Coach Jay Gruden has said Griffin might begin taking full-team snaps next week.

Dallas RB won’t be suspended

Dallas running back Joseph Randle won’t be suspended after his arrest on a shoplifting charge. Cowboys’ coach Jason Garrett says that Randle is being fined “significantly” and that he will play Sunday against the New York Giants.

Randle was charged with a Class B misdemeanor of theft between $50 and $500 after he was accused of taking $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a department store at a suburban Dallas mall on Monday.

NFL suspends Lane

The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay fullback Jorvorskie Lane for two games without pay for the violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The second-year pro will sit out games against Minnesota on Oct. 26 and Cleveland on Nov. 2.

Coyotes knock off winless Oilers 7-4

Mikkel Boedker scored two of this three goals goal in the third period and added an assist, helping the Arizona Coyotes outlast the winless Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Wednesday night.

Boedker scored in the first period and gave Arizona a two-goal lead midway through the third. He added an empty-net goal for his first career hat trick, giving him five goals in three games.

Connor Murphy, Kyle Chipchura, Rob Klinkhammer and Martin Erat also scored for the Coyotes, who had 13 players with at least one point. Edmonton had another shaky defensive effort, dropping to 0-3-1 on the season.

Taylor Hall had two goals, and Marc Arcobello and Mark Fayne each scored for the Oliers, who have allowed 23 goals in four games.

FIBA: No positive doping tests at World Cup

Basketball’s international governing body says no positive doping tests were recorded at the World Cup or its other major championships this year.

FIBA says more than 300 samples were taken at the men’s World Cup in Spain, the women’s world championship in Turkey and the Under-17 worlds for men and women.

FIBA says no banned substances were detected. It says three samples had “atypical findings” but further checks determined the values were natural. FIBA says the results confirm “that all players who participated are clean” and basketball is “a low-risk doping sport.”

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