NFL

Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams has been charged with misdemeanor assault for shoving a photographer to the ground as he left the field following a loss at Kansas City.

Kansas City, Missouri, police said Adams pushed Ryan Zebley to the ground while running off the field following the Raiders’ 30-29 loss to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night. Police called it an ”intentional, overt act” that caused whiplash, a headache and a possible minor concussion.

Charges were filed Wednesday morning in Municipal Court of Kansas City.

Adams apologized in his postgame comments to the media and later on Twitter.

The NFL is also investigating Adams’ actions. A person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Adams could face possible punishment, including a fine or suspension.

SOCCER

NEW YORK (AP)Defending Major League Soccer champion New York City is shifting its postseason opener from one second home to another.

Unable to use its regular home venue of Yankee Stadium because of the baseball postseason, NYC on Wednesday rescheduled its Oct. 17 match against Miami to the Mets’ Citi Field.

The game originally had been set for Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, home of NYC’s MLS rival. Citi Field became available when the Mets lost their wild card series to San Diego last weekend.

NYC played 10 of 17 league home matches this season at Yankee Stadium, four at Citi Field and three at Red Bull Arena.

In addition, NYC played two U.S. Open Cup home games at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University, one CONCACAF Champions League match at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles and a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Owned by City Football Group, the parent company of Manchester City, NYC has been seeking to build its own stadium since the team was founded in 2013.

AUTO RACING

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Alex Bowman said Wednesday he will miss the next three NASCAR races with a concussion he suffered last month in a crash in NASCAR’s new Next Gen car.

Bowman, who sat out the past two races, will miss this weekend at Las Vegas, then sit out at Homestead and Martinsville. He won at Las Vegas in the spring.

Bowman said he was evaluated Wednesday by Dr. Micky Collins, clinical director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Bowman posted a statement on social media that stated: ”I am continuing to focus my efforts on getting my health back to 100% so that I can return racing as soon as possible.”

He did not rule out returning for next month’s season finale at his home track, Phoenix Raceway.

Noah Gragson will continue to fill in for Bowman in the No. 48 car.

BASEBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A goose on the loose caused a brief delay during the National League playoff game between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

The bird flew into Dodger Stadium and landed in shallow right field with two outs in the eighth inning. It sat on the grass as Gavin Lux of the Dodgers singled to right.

Then the pursuit was on.

The grounds crew closed in on the goose, but the bird took off. It flew all the way to near the Dodgers’ on-deck circle, where Cody Bellinger was standing. He flinched and edged away from it.

With a blue plastic garbage bin, the crew approached the goose again. It flew to the infield near third base. A worker rushed over and put a towel over the goose and dropped it into the bin.