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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has lost the appeal of his one-game suspension and will miss Sunday night's game in Minnesota. Hearing officer James Thrash upheld the punishment for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules after handling the appeal yesterday. The league suspended Beckham on Monday for his conduct Sunday afternoon against Carolina, when he drew three personal foul penalties.
NEW YORK (AP) — Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman was fined a total of more than $26,000 by the NFL for his role in several incidents involving Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday. He was fined $17,363 for striking Beckham in the head, and close to $8,700 for a face-mask infraction. Norman received two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties during the game.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Quarterback Brock Osweiler will make his sixth consecutive start when the Denver Broncos host the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. He hurt his shoulder on a 7-yard scramble during Sunday's 34-27 loss at Pittsburgh, but said it didn't play a role in his poor second half that followed a four-touchdown first half. Peyton Manning returned to practicing on his own at the team's indoor facility, something the quarterback did two weeks ago and what he'll do the rest of this week.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has reinstated quarterback Maty (MA'-tee) Mauk, who was twice suspended by then-coach Gary Pinkel this season. New coach Barry Odom said he was convinced after meeting with Mauk that he was excited about rejoining the program. Mauk has one year of eligibility remaining and could contend with freshman Drew Lock for the starting job next season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free agent John Jaso (JAY'-soh) and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract. The Pirates plan to use him at first base after the 32-year-old Jaso played mostly in the outfield and at catcher during his big league career. Jaso spent last season with Tampa Bay, hitting .286 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 216 plate appearances.