9:41 a.m. on October 10, 2022 The NFL is changing its concussion protocols, the Eagles remain undefeated after defeating the Cardinals, a Rams player tackled a protester, NASCAR is warning of layoffs, and how much is Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball worth? The following are the top sports stories from October 2 to October 9. Following Tua Tagovailoa’s review, the NFL changes its concussion protocol. Following a joint investigation into the procedures after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered what was described as a back injury against the Buffalo Bills last month, the NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to make changes to the league’s concussion protocol. In a joint statement issued Saturday, the league and players’ union stated that while the Dolphins followed protocol following the injury, the outcome of the Tagovailoa case “was not what was intended when the Protocol was drafted.” As a result, language addressing abnormal balance/stability was added to the league’s protocol list of symptoms that would prevent a player from returning to play. Haason Reddick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles sacks Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on October 9, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Norm Hall/Getty Images) 2. Eagles keep their unbeaten streak alive by defeating the Cardinals. 20-17 Kyler Murray found receivers on quick hitters and broke off chunk runs on designed keepers, putting the Arizona Cardinals in position for a tying field goal, and possibly the game-winning touchdown. With a short slide, a third-down spike, and a missed kick, Arizona had its longest home losing streak in 64 years. The Cardinals were forced to try a 43-yard field goal after spiking the ball on third down and lost 20-17 to the Philadelphia Eagles when Matt Ammendola pushed his kick wide right with 17 seconds left. 3. A Los Angeles Rams player tackles a protester who ran onto the field. A protester turned trespasser ran past security on the field, waving pink smoke flares, and was tackled by Rams’ Bobby Wagner – and that protester has now filed a police report. You’d think he had no case at all, wouldn’t you? Consider again. That tackle has the potential to change the legal landscape. The first protester was apprehended before she could reach the field. Alex Taylor, the second, was able to make it onto the field. Wagner and fellow Rams linebacker Takkarist McKinley took matters into their own hands as Taylor approached the Rams’ sideline, bringing Taylor to the ground before he could continue. Direct Action Everywhere, the group that claimed responsibility for both protesters, stated in a now-deleted tweet that Taylor had “a burn on his arm,” but the two protesters were “a bit beaten up but in good spirits.” On Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, a fan with a smoke bomb is tackled on the field by Los Angeles Rams’ Bobby Wagner, #45 Takkarist McKinley #50, and a security guard during their NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. 4. NASCAR teams declare their revenue model “broken,” threatening layoffs. The most powerful NASCAR teams warned Friday that the venerable stock car racing series has a “broken” economic model that is unfair and has little to no chance of long-term stability, adding to a growing list of woes. The Cup Series heads into Sunday’s road course playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with three full-time drivers sidelined due to injuries sustained in NASCAR’s new car and no clear solution to the safety concerns. 5. What is the value of Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball? Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hit his 62nd home run ball on Tuesday night in Arlington, setting an American League record. With Judge out of the lineup on Wednesday night, Cory Youmans caught the ball, and the bidding war will begin. The main question is how much the ball is worth. Some have estimated that it is worth up to $2 million.