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Wednesday
Nov162011

Maddon, Gibson Are MLB Managers of the Year

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was named the American League manager of the year, and Arizona Diamondbacks skipper Kirk Gibson won the honor for the National League.

Maddon guided the Rays on an improbable run to the playoffs this year, overtaking the Boston Red Sox on the final day of the season before being eliminated in the Divisional Series by the Texas Rangers.

Gibson led the surprising D-Backs to the National League West title this season, though Arizona lost to the Milwaukee Brewers in the Divisional Series.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

NBA Players Miss First Paychecks

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA players missed their first set of paychecks on Tuesday as the lockout drags on. Under the previous collective bargaining agreement, which expired when the lockout began July 1, players would have received 1/12 of their salary on November 15 of each year.

While most of the league's star players will be financially stable during the lockout, other players on the lower rungs of the pay scale may have to start looking for other work.  Some players have already headed overseas to play professionally.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Vick Misses Practice, Status for Sunday Unclear

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who broke two ribs during Sunday's home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, did not practice on Wednesday, and it is still unclear if he will be available for Sunday night's game against the 6-3 New York Giants.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Vick, who was hurt early in the game Sunday but played through the pain, is still sore.

The Eagles, 3-6 on the season, need a win on Sunday to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Texans' Andre Johnson Expected Back After Bye

Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- After missing the past six games, Houston Texans All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson is expected to return to the team's lineup after their upcoming bye-week. Johnson suffered a hamstring injury back in week four's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Johnson's return couldn't come at a better time. The team just lost starting quarterback Matt Schaub to a leg injury that will keep him out the rest of the season. Former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart -- who hasn't even thrown a pass since 2009 -- will take over for Schaub.

"It's a great offense to be a part of," Leinart said. "And now we get the best receiver in the NFL back, which is awesome to have. That's going to be great."

Despite Johnson's absence, the Texans are 7-3, boasting the best record in the AFC. The offense hasn't missed a beat either, as the Texans rank third in the NFL in total points

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Steelers' Roethlisberger Has Fractured Thumb, Hopes Not To Miss Any Time

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers bye-week comes at a perfect time for the team, specifically quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger fractured his right thumb at an unknown point during the team's 24-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but despite the injury during the game, Roethlisberger didn't miss a single play under center for the first place Steelers.

Roethlisberger has played with a similar injury before. Back in 2005 Big Ben had a thumb injury, but it didn't keep the team from winning the Super Bowl that season.

Luckily for Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers, the has the next week off before they take to the field on November 27th against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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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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