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Saturday
Oct222011

Hamilton's Injury a Mystery to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is suffering from some kind of groin injury, but he and the team are saying nothing further.

When asked about the injury, Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, pleads the fifth on specifics. Some say the Rangers know and are keeping it a secret to prevent their World Series opponents, the St. Louis Cardinals, from gaining any advantages.

Game 3 of the World Series is set for Saturday at 8:05 p.m.

Saturday
Oct222011

Vikings' Cook Arrested for Domestic Battery

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested on Saturday on domestic battery charges. He could miss Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Eden Prarie, Minn. police said Cook was taken in without incident after a 911 call reported a commotion across the street.

Cook, a second-year player with the Vikings, was expected to start because of an injury to Antoine Winfield. Cook is due in court on Monday morning.

Saturday
Oct222011

Blackmon Hurt In Oklahoma State's Win Over Missouri

No. 6 Oklahoma State cruised to a 45-24 road victory at Missouri on Saturday to remain unbeaten. However, they may have lost their top receiver for a few games.

Justin Blackmon caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter. He left shortly after due to a shoulder injury.

Running back Joseph Randle picked up the slack on the Cowboys offense, running for 138 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a receiving touchdown.

The Cowboys' next game is Oct. 30 against Baylor.

Friday
Oct212011

Report: Palmer Accepts $5 Million Pay Cut (TEST TEST TEST)

(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Carson Palmer took a $5 million pay to play with the Oakland Raiders this season, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Palmer, who was acquired by the Raiders in exchange for a 2012 first-round pick and a conditional first-rounder in 2013, was set to make a prorated figure of $7.44 million this year. According to Schefter, Palmer accepted a pay cut that will see him earn $2.5 for the rest of the season.

The Raiders also guaranteed $5 of his $12.5 million contract next season after potentially giving up two first round picks -- the 2013 pick becomes a first-rounder if the Raiders make it to the AFC Championship Game this season.

Palmer, 31, has yet to play this season after demanding a trade from the Bengals during the summer. The nine-year veteran passed for 3,970 yards with 26 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 2010.

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Friday
Oct212011

Buccaneers Host Bears in London (TEST TEST TEST)

(LONDON) -- The (4-2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be making their second appearance in the NFL International Series game in London on Sunday.  They'll be the home team hosting the (3-3) Chicago Bears. 

The last time the Buccaneers made the trip to London was in 2009 against the New England Patriots, they enjoyed the trip but not the 35-7 loss at Wembley Stadium.  Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said, "We're road warriors, you go on the road and you have to go play.  We're out in London and enjoying the people, the town, and everything that is going to happen."

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted he didn't really know anything about the London culture, "I'm so not cultured when it comes to that stuff.  I'm going to have fun in my room I guess watching TV."

Kickoff is set for 1 PM Eastern Time.

Friday
Oct212011

Ortiz Named 2011 Clemente Award Winner (TEST TEST TEST)

(ST. LOUIS) -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took home the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award on Thursday Night before Game 2 of the World Series.  The award is given to the player that best exemplifies sportsmanship and community service.

Ortiz was not expecting to win and was very surprised to hear that he beat out his friend and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, "I saw my boy Pujols on the list and I was like did I beat Pujols? It's a great honor for me."

'Big Papi' is a free agent to be once the season is over, when asked about if he'd like to be back in a Red Sox uniform in 2012 he said, "Of course I would like to come back, you know they have a lot of things going on right now.  So once they go through all the stuff - GM, and manager and things - I think they're going to start talking to the players.  We'll see.  We've got time."

Ortiz batted .309 with 29 homers in the 2011 season.

Friday
Oct212011

Hopkins Gets Back Light Heavyweight Title (TEST TEST TEST)

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Bernard Hopkins got back his light heavyweight championship after the World Boxing Council declared the fight with Chad Dawson a technical draw on Thursday. 

The controversial fight ended after Dawson lifted Hopkins and tossed him to the canvas late in the second round on Saturday night.  Hopkins suffered a dislocated shoulder and Dawson was awarded a second-round technical knockout.

After reviewing the video, the WBC unanimously declared that Dawson intentionally lifted Hopkins followed by a push that made Hopkins fall on his left side with part of his body on the ropes.

"I feel very happy, I feel that justice was done," said Hopkins on Thursday.

Hopkins became the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world championship in May after he defeated Jean Pascal.

Friday
Oct212011

Ryan Apologizes for "More rings" statement (TEST TEST TEST)

(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan admits he was wrong for calling out San Diego Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner during an interview this week in preparation for their game on Sunday. 

On Wednesday, Ryan said he would of had more rings if he was Norv Turner with the Chargers team.  That came in response to when he was asked about an interview he had with San Diego back in 2007.  Thursday Ryan apologized for his statements, "It was me, it's all one me.  I'm guilty. Absolutely, it was unintentional."

Even though he's apologized, he's left the Chargers with plenty of drawing board material for their matchup Sunday afternoon in New York.

Thursday
Oct202011

(TEST TEST TEST) Texas Rangers win Game 2 of World Series

(ST. LOUIS) -- The Texas Rangers mounted a ninth-inning comeback to win Game 2 of the 2011 World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1.

Josh Hamilton and Michael Young each hit sacrifice flies in the top of the ninth inning to give the Rangers the lead. Game 1 hero Allen Craig knocked in St. Louis' only run.

The series is now tied at one game each as the teams head to Arlington, Texas for games 3, 4 and 5. Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday at 8:05 p.m. Eastern.

Thursday
Oct202011

(TEST TEST TEST) NBA Labor Talks Fall Apart

(NEW YORK) -- NBA labor negotiations fell apart on Thursday after players and owners were unable to reach an agreement on how to split basketball-related income.

Executive director of the NBA Players' Association Billy Hunter said the owners offered them a 50-50 split of revenue. Hunter said the players felt that was unacceptable, leading to the end of talks.

NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the players lowered their request from 53 percent of revenue to 52.5.

Commissioner David Stern was not present at Thursday's talks because of illness. No further talks have been scheduled.

 







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