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Heat forward Udonis Haslem out until at least February

11.22.10 at 9:11 am ET
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A league source told Yahoo! Sports that Heat forward Udonis Haslem will be sidelined until at least the All-Star break in February, quite possibly longer, with a torn ligament in his left foot. Haslem was scheduled to visit a foot specialist Monday to determine whether surgery would be necessary to repair the injury. Still, the Heat and Haslem are prepared for the fact that late February and probably March are likely his earliest possible returns to the floor. If surgery is needed, the recovery could push into the spring.

Haslem was injured in a loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday night, and an MRI on Sunday confirmed the ligament was torn. The forward, arguably the top inside presence for the team, had averaged 8.0 points and 8.2 rebounds in 13 games. Zydrunas Illgauskas will be asked for more minutes in wake of the injury, and Lebron James could see more time at power forward.

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Report: Cowboys QB Tony Romo still at least three weeks away

11.22.10 at 9:09 am ET
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According to an ESPN source, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is still “at least three weeks away” from returning from his fractured collarbone. Romo threw for the first time Sunday since suffering the injury against the Giants on Oct. 25, and was reportedly due for X-rays either Sunday or Monday. Even if the team is officially eliminated from playoff contention, owner Jerry Jones insists Romo will play as soon as he’s ready. Jones believes in the importance of ending the season with a “good taste” in the mouth, which would explain if Romo does play this December.

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Report: Mets hire Terry Collins as manager

11.22.10 at 8:44 am ET
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According to’s Ken Rosenthal, the Mets have selected Terry Collins to manage their club. The 61-year-old beats out fellow finalists Wally Backman, Bob Melvin and Chip Hale to become the 20th manager in franchise history. Collins has not managed a major league team since 1999, when he was let go by the Angels. He had a 444-434 record in six years with the Astros and Angels. Collins served as the organization’s minor league field coordinator this past season, and most recently managed the Orix Buffaloes in Japan in 2007 and 2008, then China’s entry in the World Baseball Classic last year.

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Terrell Owens on Bengals: ‘We’re terrible, me included’

11.22.10 at 7:42 am ET
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Following the Bengals’ seventh loss in a row, this one a 49-31 setback to the Bills in which Cincinnati blew a 17-point first-half lead and surrendered 35 consecutive second-half points, wide receiver Terrell Owens did not mix words. “We’re terrible, me included,” he said. “Let me emphasize terrible. We find ways to lose. We may go two [wins] and whatever. Fourteen. We’ve made enough mistakes the last six ballgame to last us a lifetime.”

Added Owens: “After our second win, it’s been self-destruction. I don’t blame fans for booing or for people not wanting to come.”

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Boy falls from luxury suite after Lakers game

11.22.10 at 7:33 am ET
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According to a report in The Los Angeles Times, a young boy fell from a Staples Center luxury suite to the lower bowl following Sunday’s game between the Lakers and Warriors. The boy, believed to be between the ages of 2 and 5, was moving his arms and legs while being loaded onto a stretcher, a witness said.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Early departing fans miss Jets comeback

11.22.10 at 7:24 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NBA: Celtics at Hawks, 7 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI)
NHL: Bruins at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. (NESN, VERSUS)


‘™¦ Last week, Jets coach Rex Ryan challenged fans to get to their seats by kickoff and help his team get off to a fast start. Apparently, the fans didn’t realize Ryan also would like them to stay until the finish. Thousands of fans headed for the exits after the Jets squandered a fourth-quarter lead Sunday vs. the Texans, and they missed the Jets’ game-winning touchdown drive engineered by Mark Sanchez. Meanwhile, the news got worse for five Jets fans who were sent to the hospital after an escalator accident at the Secaucus train station.

‘™¦ Quarterback Vince Young had a meltdown after the Titans’ overtime loss to the Redskins, throwing his shoulder pads in to the crowd and storming out of the locker room. Coach Jeff Fisher subsequently announced that Young had lost his starting job. David Climer in The Tennessean writes that the relationship between QB and coach appears to be beyond repair.

‘™¦ Following Richard Seymour‘s smack to the facemask of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, columnist Gregg Doyel wants commissioner Roger Goodell to come down hard on the Raiders lineman.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 22, 1959, the Patriots made Ron Burton their first-ever draft pick. Which player was their first territorial selection?

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Raiders DE Richard Seymour ejected for striking Ben Roethlisberger

11.21.10 at 5:27 pm ET
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Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour was ejected from Sunday’s game after striking Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger threw a 22-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders and jumped into the arms of tackle Flozell Adams.

Roethlisberger appeared to say something to Seymour before the defensive end struck him with an open-palmed punch. Seymour was ejected Dec. 27 for hitting Browns running back Jerome Harrison after a play was over. Harrison was fined $10,000 for the hit.

For video of Seymour’s smack of Roethlisberger, click here.

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Redskins’ Clinton Portis re-injures groin vs. Titans

11.21.10 at 5:27 pm ET
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Washington running back Clinton Portis returned to action on Sunday against the Titans and left the field while re-injuring his groin. Portis had missed the past five games with the injury and had five carries for 32 yards before leaving the game.

The extent of Portis’ injury is unknown.

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Bengals WR Terrell Owens catches touchdown No. 152

11.21.10 at 2:45 pm ET
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Cincinnati receiver Terrell Owens caught a 4-yard touchdown pass for his fifth touchdown since Oct. 24. In that same span, Randy Moss has failed to catch a touchdown. With his catch, Owens is only one TD behind Moss for second-place on the all time receiving touchdown list.

Moss has 153 touchdowns while Owens has moved to 152. Sunday’s catch was made against his former team, the Buffalo Bills. Leading all-time receiver Jerry Rice has 197 touchdowns.

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Vikings activate WR Sidney Rice

11.21.10 at 2:13 pm ET
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Minnesota activated wide receiver Sidney Rice for Sunday’s game against Green Bay. Rice had hip surgery in August and returned to practice two weeks ago. Rice was a breakout star and Brett Favre‘s favorite target in 2009 where he compiled 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Vikings have missed Rice’s presence all year as receiver injuries and the short tenure of Randy Moss have given Minnesota little offensive stability. Rice is in the last year of a four-year contract with the Vikings. Rice will be on Sunday’s active roster and if healthy, will be an effective fantasy option.