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Thursday
Nov172011

Missouri Coach Pinkel Arrested for DUI

Jackson Laizure/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  Pinkel issued a statement Thursday morning.

"Last night after practice, I met some friends for dinner. After dinner, I was stopped by a Boone County officer and received a citation for impaired driving," Pinkel said. "First and foremost, I am very disappointed in myself for my lack of judgment in this instance.  Nobody should drink and drive, including me.  My staff and I constantly reinforce with each of our players the importance of not putting yourself into a position such as this. I did not follow that here and for that, I sincerely apologize."

Missouri is 5-5 this season.  They face Texas Tech on Saturday.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Blues' Stewart Suspended Three Games

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart for the hit that was put on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall from behind during the first period of Tuesday night's game.

The announcement was made on Wednesday and the league says Stewart will give up $46,621.62 in salary.

Kronwall practiced on Wednesday with the team and says he put himself in a bad spot but does admit that Stewart made a poor decision by making the hit.

Stewart will be able to make his return to the ice when the Blues take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 23.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Rough Start for Woods and Stricker at Presidents Cup

WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Austrailia) -- Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker tied the record for the biggest loss in Presidents Cup history on Thursday morning.

The USA team lost 7 and 6 to the International team of Adam Scott and K.J. Choi.  This marked the biggest loss for Woods in any format for his playing career.  Scott and Choi's dominance also tied a record for biggest margin of victory in the cups history.

"They got off to a quick start and we just couldn't keep up," said Woods in an interview with the Golf Channel.

The Americans still found a way to salvage Woods and Strickers poor performance and lead 4-2 after the opening session.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Cubs Make Offer to Sveum

Jason Wise/MLB PhotosUPDATE: The Chicago Cubs have hired Dale Sveum as their new manager.

(MILWAUKEE) -- The Chicago Cubs have made an offer to Dale Sveum to become the team's next manager.  Sveum, who has also interviewed with the Boston Red Sox, is currently the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Chicago fired manager Mike Quade earlier this offseason after Theo Epstein was named the Cubs' president of baseball operations.

Sveum briefly managed the Brewers at the end of the 2008 season.  He was also Boston's third base coach in 2004 and 2005.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Matt Cassel Has Successful Surgery On Throwing Hand

National Football League(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel underwent successful surgery Monday on his right throwing hand that he injured in Sunday's, 17-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

For now, Kansas City has not placed him on the injured reserved list and Chiefs head coach Todd Haley still hopes Cassel will be able to return before the season's end.

The Chiefs next game will be on Monday night against the New England Patriots (6-3).  Tyler Palko will be the starting quarterback and Ricky Stanzi will be the backup.

Kansas City (4-5) sits in a three-way tie for second place with the San Diego Chargers (4-5) and Denver Broncos (4-5) trailing Oakland Raiders (5-4) in the AFC Western Division by one game.

Any chances of a playoff birth now hang in the recovery of Cassel's hand.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Long Beach State upsets (9) Pittsburgh, 86-76

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Long Beach State (2-0) upset (9) Pittsburgh (2-1), 86-76, on Wednesday night. 

With the win, Long Beach State became only the second non-Big East team to win at the Petersen Events Center and shock the Panthers.  It was their first victory over a top-10 team since beating then-No. 1 Kansas in 1993.

"They wanted it more than us.  They worked harder.  They ran harder. They got to loose balls.  They executed better than us.  They outsmarted us," said Pittsburgh senior forward Nasir Robinson who put in 19 points in the loss.

"I appreciate Jamie (Dixon) giving us an opportunity to come in here because he knew we were going to be a good team this year.  It's a tough hurdle to get your kids to believe that they can compete in these environments against a team like this, it was very gratifying," said Long Beach State head coach Dan Monson with ESPN after the win.

49ers senior guard Casper Ware contributed 28 points in the victory.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/16/11

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men's College Basketball: Long Beach State (2-0) upended (9) Pittsburgh (2-1), 86-76.

(14) Wisconsin (2-0) defeated Colgate (1-1), 68-41.

(25) Florida State (3-0) bounced Stetson (2-1), 79-66.

NHL: The Montreal Canadiens (8-7-3) blanked the Carolina Hurricanes (6-10-3), 4-0.

The Chicago Blackhawks (12-4-3) cruised past the Vancouver Canucks (9-9-1), 5-1.

The Los Angeles Kings (9-6-3) got by the Anaheim Ducks (6-8-4), in a shootout, 2-1.

The New Jersey Devils (9-7-1) skated past the Buffalo Sabres (11-7-0), 5-3.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

New Mexico Hires Bob Davie

John Atashian/ESPN(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- Former Notre Dame coach and current ESPN college football analyst Bob Davie will be introduced Thursday as New Mexico's new head coach. Labos vice president of athletics Paul Krebs announced the hiring Wednesday.

Davie will become the school's 31st coach, replacing Mike Locksley, who was fired earlier this season after going 2-26.

Davie spent five seasons as the head coach of the Fighting Irish, compiling a record of 35-25. He was let go after the 2001 season.

New Mexico is currently 1-9 on the season.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

College Football Preview: (18) USC @ (4) Oregon

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(EUGENE, Ore.) -- (4) Oregon (9-1) will play host to Pac-12 rival (18) USC (8-2) Saturday night. If the Ducks win, they will clinch the Pac-12 North Division title and a spot in the conference championship game. Since losing their season opener to LSU, Oregon is on a nine-game winning streak, including a 53-30 victory over then-No.3 Stanford last Saturday.

“Whoever is the reigning champs, you are the champs to somebody proves you different,” Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin said. “I said that when we got here. If you are the conference champs, you got to beat them or else you’re not top of the conference.”

Even though the Trojans come into the showdown leading the Pac-12 South Division, they are ineligible to play in the conference title game because of a two-year postseason ban for giving improper benefits to former running back Reggie Bush.

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

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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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