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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


(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.


(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.



Sources: Ponder to Get Start Against Packers (TEST TEST TEST DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT)

(MINNESOTA) -- Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier has told first round draft pick Christian Ponder that he will be getting the nod over veteran Donovan McNabb on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

McNabb has struggled under center in Minnesota ranking 29th in the league in touchdowns, 26th in in yards passing, and 19th in completion percentage. 

Ponder was taken 12th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft and made his debut in the fourth quarter Sunday Night during the Vikings 39-10 loss to the Chicago Bears.  When called upon, Ponder went 9 for 17 for 99 yards.

On Monday, Frazier said he wasn't interested in rotating quarterbacks in and out, which most likely puts McNabb on the sidelines for the rest of the remaining season.

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World Series Game 1 Preview (TEST TEST TEST DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT)

(ST. LOUIS) -- Game 1 of the 2011 World Series will get under way Wednesday night in St. Louis.  Chris Carpenter will be taking the ball for the Cardinals opposed by the Rangers C.J. Wilson. 

Carpenter will be looking for a franchise record eighth career postseason win.  In his only previous World Series start, Carpenter pitched eight shutout innings to win Game 3 of the 2006 Fall Classic.  C.J. Wilson will be making his third straight playoff Game 1 start.  He has struggled this postseason, sitting at (0-2) with an ERA over eight.  In his one previous World Series start in last year's Fall Classic against the Giants, he pitched six innings in Game 2 giving up two runs on three hits in six innings for the loss.

Rangers Owner Nolan Ryan has already added fuel to the fire during a radio interview this week he said that the Rangers would win the World Series in six games.  "Our focus is forward on doing our thing, Nolan has had nothing but confidence in our organization since he took over and I'll stand behind whatever he said," said Wilson.

There have been questions regarding Chris Carpenter's pitching elbow.  "He finished really strong and he's been getting treatment and I put his hand on the Bible a couple days ago and the trainers and doctors feel he is good to go," said Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa.

First pitch of Game 1 is schedule for 8:05 PM Eastern Time.

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