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Wednesday
Nov162011

Cowboys' Felix Jones Expected Back Sunday -- As a Backup

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- After missing the past four games with an ankle injury, Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones is expected back for the team's game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

According to team owner Jerry Jones though, Jones will longer be the team's starting running back. Rookie DeMarco Murray, who took over for Jones since his injury, will continue to be the starting running back.

"One thing that comes to mind is that Murray looks like the more he carries, the more effective he gets," Jones said on KRLD-FM. "You think theoretically about a workhorse running back, they get better as the game goes along." "On the other hand, Felix -- this is not in a negative way -- but Felix has always been a guy that looks like the best way for him to be his best is to inject him in spots."

It is hard to argue who has been the more effective back for the Cowboys this season. Before he got hurt, Jones had 253 yards on 63 carries (4.0 yards per carry). Meanwhile, Murray has 674 yards on 100 carries (6.7 yards per carry).

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Sabres' Ryan Miller Not Happy with NHL's Decision On Lucic Collision

Dave Sandford/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- This past Saturday, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic collided with Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, sidelining Miller due to concussion-related symptoms. Lucic claims it was an accident, but Miller doesn't think that was the case. Lucic was not disciplined by the NHL for the hit, but Miller feels as though something should of been done.

"I think he said what he needed to say to avoid being suspended," Miller said. "It's the NHL, man. The guy can skate. He can stop. He can turn. He can pick his head up."

Miller was referring to Lucic's post-collision meeting with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

While Miller added that he is feeling better, he is still experiencing pains in his neck along with other concussion-related symptoms. The timetable for his return to the ice is unknown at this time.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/15/11

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (2) Kentucky (2-0) defeated (12) Kansas (1-1), 75-65

(3) Ohio State (2-0) bounced (7) Florida (1-1), 81-74

(5) Syracuse (3-0) downed Albany (1-2), 98-74

(6) Duke (3-0) defeated Michigan St. (0-2), 74-69

(10) Memphis (1-0) beat Belmont (0-2), 97-81

(11) Baylor (3-0) topped San Diego St. (3-1), 77-67

(13) Xavier (2-0) trounced IPFW (1-1), 86-63.

(18) Vanderbilt (2-1) took care of Bucknell (0-2), 80-68

(20) Cincinnati (2-0) waxed Jacksonville St. (1-2), 73-59

(23) California (3-0) over Austin Peay (0-2), 72-55

NHL:The New York Rangers (10-3-3) lassoed the New York Islanders (4-8-3), 4-2

The Ottawa Senators (9-9-1) extinguished the Calgary Flames (7-9-1), 3-1

The Florida Panthers (9-5-3) blanked the Dallas Stars (11-6-0), 6-0

The Minnesota Wild (10-5-3) skated past the Columbus Blue Jackets (3-13-1), 4-2

The Boston Bruins (9-7-0) edged the New Jersey Devils (8-7-1), 4-3

The Pittsburgh Penguins (11-4-3) doubled up the Colorado Avalanche (8-9-1), 6-3

The St. Louis Blues (9-7-1) stopped the Detroit Red Wings (9-6-1), 2-1

The Phoenix Coyotes (9-4-3) outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-6-2), 3-2

The Nashville Predators (9-5-3) contained the Washington Capitals (10-5-1), 3-1

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Coach K Passes Knight on All-Time Wins List

Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) -- Duke men's basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski passed his mentor Bob Knight to become the all-time leader in men's Division I wins, as the sixth-ranked Blue Devils defeated unranked Michigan State 74-69 at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.

Coach K, who played for Knight during his college career at Army, improved to 903-284 in his 37th season as a college coach.

The Blue Devils (3-0) were led by Andre Dawkins, who scored 14 of his 26 points in the first half. Keith Appling led all Spartans (0-2) with 22 points.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

NBA Cancels Games Through Dec. 15th: Report

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A day after the locked-out players rejected the NBA's latest CBA proposal, the league has canceled games though December 15th, according to ESPN.com.

Tuesday was supposed to be the first day players were to have received paychecks for the 2011-2012 season.

The lockout began July 1st.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

NFL Week 11 Preview: NY Jets (5-4) @ Denver (4-5) 

Scott Boehm/Getty Images)(DENVER) -- The Denver Broncos (4-5) play host to the New York Jets (5-4) this Thursday night in week 11 of NFL action. Denver comes into the showdown riding a two-game winning streak, and is 3-1 since naming Tim Tebow its starting quarterback.

“We are just consistently getting better every week and it sounds cliché, but trying to improve,” Tebow said. “Just every day get a little bit better, find ways to study a little bit more, practice a little bit harder, just get a little bit better.”

In last Sunday's 17-10 victory over Kansas City, the Broncos ran the ball 55 times, while Tebow attempted only eight passes.

“You cannot just go to sleep,” Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said. “This is a game where it's probably going to be a lot of running. Their running backs are getting a lot of carries and that can kind of allure you to sleep.”

Gang Green will be looking to rebound from Sunday night's crushing 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots, in which first place in the AFC East was on the line.

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. Eastern time.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Verlander Wins AL Cy Young Award

Detroit Tigers/MLB(NEW YORK) -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander has unanimously won the American League Cy Young Award.

Verlander went 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts this season, and also threw a no-hitter.  He helped the Tigers win the American League Central division. The team reached the American League Championship Series before being eliminated by the Texas Rangers.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Tom Bradley Focused On Ohio State Amid Scandal

ABC News(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) -- Penn State visits Ohio State on Saturday afternoon in a matchup of two scandal-wracked Big Ten teams.

Nittany Lyons head coach Tom Bradley said he did not watch NBC's interview with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year span. "I was working on Ohio State last night. I had other things to do," Bradley told reporters.

Ohio State's football program dealt with a scandal of its own earlier this year, centering on extra benefits.

Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno was fired last week after coming under fire for not acting on the allegations against Sandusky. Bradley, who has not met with Paterno since his exit, was asked about the Big Ten removing Paterno's name from the conference's championship trophy.

"I just think it's another part of a tragedy that's occurring," Bradley said.

Bradley knows his players -- who he says have used practice as an escape from the scandal -- are aware of what is at stake going into Saturday's game: their team sitting in first place in the Big Ten's "Leaders" division.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Shaq On Lockout: Fans "Really Missing Out"

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The 2011-12 NBA season appears to be in jeopardy after locked-out players rejected the league's latest offer on Monday and vowed to decertify as a union.

Former NBA center Shaquille O'Neal, who retired earlier this year, knows NBA fans are getting impatient.

“They’re the only one that really misses out in this," Shaq told ABC News Radio.  "You know, nobody really knows all the issues but it’s painted as billionaires versus millionaires.  For a regular person, millionaires is a lot, and for a regular person, billionaires is even more, so it depends on how they look at it.  But, you know, we’ve already wasted enough time.”

Shaq admitted he did not know all of the issues surrounding the current work stoppage but said he was "heavily involved" in the last lockout of 1998-99, when the season was shortened to 50 games.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Packers Dominate Vikings 45-7 on 'Monday Night Football'

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Green Bay Packers' pursuit of perfection continues after their 45-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. By handlily defeating their NFC North division rival Monday night, the team is now 9-0 -- and is the only undefeated team in the NFL.

It was just another normal game for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: he completed 23 of 30 passes for 250 yards, while also throwing for 4 touchdowns. Rookie wide receiver Randall Cobb also added an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown to add insult to injury to a Vikings team that is now 2-7.

"I'm excited about being 9-0. You know we're first place in our division and our goal every year is to win the division, to get a home playoff game here," Rodgers said. "As we saw it last year, we peaked at the right time so it doesn't matter how we're playing right now. We're excited about being undefeated, but it's a long time till December and the playoffs, we need to be peaking then."

After another dominating performance, Rodgers now leads the NFL in passer rating, completion percentage, and touchdowns.

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