Top-ranked Alabama is expected to be without Jalston Fowler, its second-leading rusher, for the rest of the season after he suffered a left knee injury Saturday against Western Kentucky. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that Fowler, a 245-pound junior, will undergo surgery but didn’t elaborate on the nature of the injury . . . Arkansas coach John L. Smith said quarterback Tyler Wilson still has symptoms from a head injury suffered Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe, and his status is uncertain for this weekend’s game against Alabama . . . Florida coach Will Muschamp said running back Mike Gillislee, the team’s leading rusher, “should be fine” after injuring his groin Saturday against Texas A&M. The Gators will be without linebacker Jelani Jenkins (thumb) and cornerback Cody Riggs (foot) for this weekend’s game at Tennessee. Both players could miss up to four weeks.
Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn decided to walk away from football after an injury to his non-throwing shoulder that will require surgery. Wynn, a junior, has already had three shoulder operations while at Utah. He’s eighth all time in school history with 4,637 passing yards . . . Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson said it’s still too early to know the long-term effects of the spinal injury Devon Walker suffered Saturday against Tulsa. Walker remains in stable condition in intensive care after undergoing surgery Sunday. Dickson said Walker is alert and responsive . . . Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson had surgery to repair a broken lower left leg suffered Saturday against UMass and is expected to resume football activities in 5-6 months . . . Wisconsin is replacing offensive line coach Mike Markuson. Badgers coach Bret Bielema cited personal matters involving Markuson’s family, but also made it clear that he wasn’t happy with the line’s performance.
Lance Berkman is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his troublesome right knee, leaving the Cardinals without a dangerous bat as they try to secure a playoff spot. Berkman, who had surgery on the same knee in May, traveled to Houston Monday to meet with the medical team that performed the first operation. The same group of doctors will perform the surgery Tuesday . . . Angels ace Jered Weaver is slated to pitch Thursday against Oakland after skipping a start to rest his right shoulder. Weaver, who is second in the AL with 16 wins, took a break last week after struggling through his previous five starts with a flare-up of tendinitis. The righthander threw 49 pitches in a bullpen session Monday and reported no problems . . . Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has showed encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week, and is likely to leave the hospital soon.
Texas Tech men’s coach Billy Gillispie is on indefinite sick leave while his bosses investigate allegations that he mistreated his players during practices. Gillispie recently spent six days in a hospital for an illness. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt spoke with Gillispie’s players last week regarding the allegations, which included excessive practice time. Jordan Tolbert, the Red Raiders’ leading scorer last season, told ESPN.com, “I don’t want to play for him if he comes back.” . . . Connecticut junior guard Shabazz Napier, the Huskies’ top returning scorer, had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. He is expected to be ready to participate in UConn’s first practice Oct. 13 . . . The Cleveland Cavaliers signed swingman Alonzo Gee to a three-year, $9.75 million contract. Gee averaged 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 63 games with the Cavaliers last season.
US Olympian Ryan Hall will skip the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4 because of several nagging injuries. Hall dropped out of the marathon at the London Olympics last month because of a tight right hamstring . . . A man who appeared to win the Sioux Falls Marathon was disqualified for running the wrong course, but he said he was not trying to cheat. Olok Nykew, 37, a native of Sudan who lives in St. Paul, registered for the full marathon and crossed the finish line first Sunday. But his fast time — 25 minutes better than the course record — raised eyebrows, and race officials determined that he had run only the half-marathon. The two races followed separate but sometimes overlapping routes through South Dakota’s largest city before ending at the same finish line. “I was just confused,” said Nykew. “It was an honest mistake.’’
An estimated crowd of 1 million lined the streets of London for a parade marking the official end of the city’s host status of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics. ‘‘Every street you passed, you could see the masses disappearing into the horizon — phenomenal,’’ said six-time Olympic champion cyclist Chris Hoy. ‘‘Eventually it has to come to an end and that’s the hard part.” . . . Newly retired Andy Roddick isn’t through with tennis just yet. Roddick will play Canada’s Milos Raonic in a Nov. 16 exhibition at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. The exhibition card will also include a rematch of the US Open’s women’s final between Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska . . . Inside Lacrosse reported the Professional Lacrosse Players Association is filing a petition to the National Labor Relations Board to be recognized as the union for players in Major League Lacrosse. The PLPA represents the National Lacrosse League.