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FOOTBALL

Rams' Talib, Noteboom on IR

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib and left guard Joe Noteboom are headed to injured reserve. Talib, who did not play in the Rams' 20-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday because of fractured ribs, is expected to return later this season, coach Sean McVay said Monday. Noteboom sustained a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee in the first quarter against the 49ers and will miss the rest of the season. The injuries come as the Rams have lost three straight games for the first time in McVay's three seasons in charge. Talib has 14 tackles in five games this season, but has yet to intercept a pass.

Huskies' Tafisi recovering

Washington linebacker M.J. Tafisi is "doing well" after suffering what head coach Chris Petersen called "a significant stinger" in the third quarter of UW's 51-27 victory over Arizona last weekend. Initially, the injury looked much worse. The 6-foot, 235-pound redshirt freshman lay on his back on the Arizona Stadium turf for several minutes while trainers attended to him and teammates prayed by his side. Tafisi was eventually moved to a backboard and then taken off the field on a cart, before being transported to a local hospital. Tafisi was released from the hospital on Saturday evening and flew home to Seattle with his teammates. Petersen said Monday that UW's team doctors "got him checked out again here yesterday. He was with us yesterday at the team meetings."

TENNIS

Federer to play 2020 Olympics

Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform supplier. Federer will turn 39 shortly after the Olympic tournament. He had previously planned his schedule up to Wimbledon, which ends two weeks before the Tokyo Games. He will need a wild-card exemption because he has not played Davis Cup matches to be eligible. Federer won doubles gold for Switzerland with Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver in singles at the 2012 London Games at Wimbledon. He missed the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics with an injury.

SOCCER

Ronaldo nets 700th career goal

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal but couldn't keep Portugal from losing 2-1 to Ukraine in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday. Ukraine qualified for Euro 2020 with the victory, its sixth in seven matches in Group B. Portugal remains in second place and will need to keep battling for its spot in the remaining rounds. Ronaldo netted his milestone goal for club and country by converting a penalty kick in the 72nd minute, when the defending European champions already trailed by two goals.

Sports on 10/15/2019

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