NBA Players Reject Offer, Seek Decertification

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Locked-out NBA players have rejected the league's latest offer and will seek to decertify after meeting for four hours on Monday.

"We want to still make it clear to our fans that this is not something that, although we chose this today, we have not chosen to be in this position," National Basketball Players Association president Derek Fisher said at a press conference. "A lockout continues to be something that is imposed upon us by the league and by owners. This is not a strike."

The two sides have struggled to figure out how to split up all basketball related income.  The lockout began July 1.

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Oregon, Fourth in BCS, Back in National Title Hunt

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Oregon moved up from seventh to fourth in the BCS standings after a huge 53-30 win at Stanford Saturday night.  LSU is still number one, followed by Oklahoma State and Alabama.  Oklahoma, ranked sixth last week, moved up to fifth, despite not playing over the weekend.

Stanford and Boise State, which also lost on Saturday to TCU, fell to ninth and tenth in the standings, respectively.

Arkansas, ranked sixth, number seven Clemson, and eighth-ranked Virginia Tech all moved up two spots.

TCU, ranked 19th, and number 25 Florida State, were newcomers to the BCS standings this week.

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Michael Vick Has Broken Ribs

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced on Monday quarterback Michael Vick has two broken ribs.  Vick suffered the injury during the Eagles' 21-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  Vick completed less than fifty percent of his passes in the game and threw two interceptions.  Philadelphia fell to 3-6 with the loss.

Reid said it was too early to determine if Vick would be able to play against the New York Giants on Sunday night.

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Tim Tebow Now 3-1 as the Broncos' Starting Quarterback

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- They may not have been pretty, but the first four games of the Tim Tebow era in Denver this season have been a success. Just try not to be too critical of the statistics.

After the team's 17-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Broncos improved to 4-5 on the season, and 3-1 with Tebow under center. Kyle Orton, the quarterback Tebow replaced, was just 1-4 for the team when he was the starting quarterback.

Tebow completed just two passes in eight attempts for 69 yards and a touchdown. Tebow had more carries than pass attempts. He made nine carries for 43 yards and a touchdown.

"I play this game, and you're on a team to win games and that's it, however we can do that," Tebow said. "You know, I'm a football player first before quarterback, and [will do] whatever we can do to win games."

With the Broncos' win, they are just one game behind the Oakland Raiders for first place in the AFC West division.

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Cardinals Hire Former Catcher Mike Matheny as Manager

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- When former St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa retired after this past season, he did so with 2,728 career wins in the major leagues. The man who will replace him has a grand total of zero career wins -- at least as a manager. The team will hire former catcher Mike Matheny to succeed La Russa as manager of a team that is fresh off a World Series championship.

Matheny's baseball resume on the field is certainly one to be proud of. He spent 13 seasons in the major leagues where he played for the Brewers, Cardinals, and Giants. Matheny spent six seasons with the Cardinals. During his time with the team (2000-2004), Matheny won three of his four career Gold Glove awards and was part of a Cardinals team in 2004 that reached the World Series.

While Matheny's on the field resume isn't in question, there are concerns over his managerial resume -- principally, because it doesn't exist. Despite the inexperience, the team is confident Matheny will bring the same leadership qualities that he brought to the field as a player.

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Dodgers Could Sell for $1 Billion, Economists Say

Kirby Lee/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Even though Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt isn't thrilled about selling the team due to financial issues, he may feel a little better when the offers start rolling in.

According to a study by economists, the Dodgers should be expected to sell for $1 billion. Part of the reason for the high price tag has to do with all of the underdeveloped land by Dodger Stadium. Surrounding the Stadium is 275 acres of of land that may be used to create an entertainment complex for the stadium.

"If you're talking about the asset value of the Dodgers franchise, the stadium, the parking lots and the surrounding acreage, I think a number in the neighborhood of $1 billion is reasonable," Said Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College.

Two years ago, the Chicago Cubs were sold for a record $845 million. I remains to be seen just how high the bids will be for the Dodgers.

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Diamondbacks Reportedly Re-Sign Second Baseman Aaron Hill

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and second baseman Aaron Hill reportedly have agreed on a 2-year, $11 million deal.

Last season, in 104 games, Hill was hitting just .225 for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was eventually traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks and looked like different player in the desert: he hit .315 in 33 games with the Diamondbacks. He also hit .278 for the team in the National League Divisional Series.

Hill made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays in 2005, after being drafted 13th overall back in the 2003 draft.

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49ers Stay Hot, Beat Giants, 27-20

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco 49ers (8-1) got by the New York Giants (6-3), 27-20 on Sunday at Candlestick Park.

They trailed in the fourth quarter but scored twice within a blink of an eye and continued their impressive 2011 regular season with another win in the books.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning had another chance to be the hero and lead his team down the field once again in an effort to try and atleast tie the game but Justin Smith batted down a pass on fourth-and-2 from the 10 yard line and handed New York the loss.

"Our guys played better, our defense played better, made plays when it had to make plays, kept them out of the end zone twice in the first half.  That's not easy to do against an offensive team like that," said 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh after the win.

"We have a lot of heart and dedication.  We got a lot of guys on this team that can make plays and get it done," 49ers running back Vernon Davis told ESPN about his team's (8-1) record.

San Francisco will look to improve their record next Sunday at home against the Arizona Cardinals (2-6).

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Kasey Kahne Wins Kobalt Tools 500

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(AVONDALE, Ariz.) -- In the second to last race of the NASCAR season, Kasey Kahne took home the checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway.

It was an emotional win for the Red Bull Team Driver, he dedicated the victory to his grandmother in honor of his great grandfather that passed away last week.

In the victory, he snapped an 81-race winless streak in Phoenix as well.

"It feels so good, it's been a long time coming," said Kahne who had not won a race since 2009 in Atlanta.

Next week at Homestead will be his last race in a Red Bull uniform, he'll be moving to Hendrick Motorsports and Red Bull will be pulling out of NASCAR.

"I wouldn't say there's anyone out there that's building better cars at this time. The Red Bull guys are doing an awesome job and they haven't given up," he said. "It's tough to hear it's shutting down in eight days. Over the last three months, you have one of the top five cars in NASCAR shutting down and that's crazy."

Sprint Cup points leader Carl Edwards finished in second and still leads Tony Stewart who finished in third by 3 points heading into the last race in the chase for the championship.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 11/13/11

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: The New England Patriots (6-3) ko'ed the New York Jets (5-4), 37-16.

The Chicago Bears (6-3) pounded the Detriot Lions (6-3), 37-13.

The Seattle Seahawks (3-6) stunned the Baltimore Ravens (6-3), 22-17.

The San Francisco 49ers (8-1) popped the New York Giants (6-3), 27-20.

The New Orleans Saints (6-3) snuck by the Atlanta Falcons (5-3), in overtime, 26-23.

The Houston Texans (7-3) cruised past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5), 37-9.

The Tennessee Titans (5-4) downed the Carolina Panthers (2-7), 30-3.

The Arizona Cardinals (3-6) upset the Philadelphia Eagles (3-6), 21-17.

The Denver Broncos (4-5) sliced the Kansas City Chiefs (4-5), 17-10.

The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) got by the Cincinnati Bengals (6-3), 24-17.

The Miami Dolphins (2-7) ran past the Washington Redskins (3-6), 20-9.

The Dallas Cowboys (5-4) crushed the Buffalo Bills (5-4), 44-7.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) dusted off the Indianapolis Colts (0-10), 17-3.

The St. Louis Rams (2-7) sliced the Cleveland Browns (3-6), 13-12.

NHL: The Philadelphia Flyers (9-4-3) ko'ed the Florida Panthers (8-5-3), 3-2.

The Chicago Blackhawks (11-4-3) doubled up the Edmonton Oilers (9-6-2), 6-3.

The Minnesota Wild (9-5-3) downed the Anaheim Ducks (6-8-3), 3-2.

The Vancouver Canucks (9-8-1) topped the New York Islanders (4-7-3), 4-1.

Top 10 Men's Basketball: North Carolina (2-0) bounched UNC Asheville (0-2), 91-75.

Cleveland State (1-0) knocked off Vanderbilt (1-1), 71-58.

Louisville (2-0) rocked Lamar (1-1), 68-48.

Pittsburgh (2-0) slipped by Rider (0-2), 86-78.

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