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Video: Chiefs coach Todd Haley refuses to shake Josh McDaniels’ hand

11.15.10 at 9:08 am ET
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Nobody likes a sore loser.

Following an embarrassing 49-29 loss to the Broncos yesterday, Chiefs coach Todd Haley refused to shake opposing coach Josh McDaniels‘ hand, instead pointing a finger and lecturing him before turning his back. When he was asked about the altercation, Haley offered little, simply calling it a “private moment.”

Haley was presumably upset about the way McDaniels handled a big lead. Though they were up a comfortable margin entering the fourth, the Broncos were still airing the ball out, blitzing on defense and max protecting. Cue the coaching rivalry music.

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Seahawks DE Raheem Brock arrested for DUI

11.15.10 at 9:06 am ET
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As was first reported on KCPQ and then later confirmed by the Seattle Times, Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock was arrested for a DUI Saturday morning. According to Washington State Patrol trooper Julie Startup, Brock was pulled over around 3 a.m. Saturday morning on NE 45th Street over Interstate 5. He was arrested but not booked by the arresting officer, meaning he was released pending charges.

Brock, 32, was signed by Seattle the week before the regular season started and has appeared in every Seahawks game this season. He was active Sunday against Arizona and has recorded 13 tackles and three sacks on the year. Brock is a nine-year veteran, and this is believed to be his first arrest as a pro.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Amar’e Stoudemire questions Knicks’ commitment to winning

11.15.10 at 7:41 am ET
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NHL: Devils at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)


‘™¦ It didn’t take long for Amar’e Stoudemire to question what’s going on at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks’ prized free agent acquisition was livid after Sunday night’s loss to the Rockets that came two days after a meltdown in Minnesota, where New York blew a 21-point lead in a loss to the Timberwolves. “I don’t understand why we’re not playing with the urgency. … It’s almost as if it doesn’t matter,” Stoudemire said after the team’s fifth straight loss. “Maybe it’s the fact that the winning mentality has never been here. I’m used to winning. Used to talking about winning. We just can’t have guys complacent and comfortable with losing. I keep saying that.”

‘™¦ Former Browns receiver Braylon Edwards ignored the taunts as he returned to Cleveland with the Jets on Sunday and left with a win.

‘™¦ The father of new Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was killed after being struck by a car late Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. John Alderson, 87, was crossing a street when he was struck. He died in a hospital shortly thereafter.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 15, 1967, Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski was named American League MVP, but the vote was not unanimous. Which AL player received one first-place vote?

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Dolphins lose QBs Chad Pennington, Chad Henne to injuries

11.15.10 at 6:13 am ET
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It should have been a great win for the Dolphins. A 29-17 victory over Vince Young, Chris Johnson and the Titans would seem a great way to end a five-game away losing streak. However, things got much more bleak in South Florida on Sunday when quarterbacks Chad Pennington and Chad Henne were potentially lost for the season.

Pennington, in his first start of the season, suffered a potentially career-ending right shoulder injury on the second play from scrimmage. Pennington missed most of last season while he underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery.

Enter Henne. Henne was relieved of his starting role after failing to help the Dolphins execute in the red zone and for giving up many costly turnovers. Henne came into the game for Pennington and played well, completing 19-for-28 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown, although he did throw another interception. Henne limped off the field near the end of the third quarter after his leg was twisted on an incomplete pass. He stayed on the field for several minutes as trainers and doctors examined his leg. He soon appeared on the sideline with crutches.

Now, it seems both Henne and Pennington could be out for the year, reports the Miami Sun Sentinel.

The injuries couldn’t have come at a worse time, with a Thursday night game against Chicago (6-3) looming ahead in a short week. In 2009, both Henne and Pat White were knocked out of the season finale, something that coach Tony Sparano never wanted to revisit.

“Second time this has happened to me,” Sparano said. “It’s getting a little bit old. These defensive guys are getting too good.”

With both players out, Miami ran its wildcat offense and even attempted a deep pass with wide receiver Brandon Marshall that fell incomplete. Tyler Thigpen entered in the fourth quarter and went 4-for-6 with 64 yards and a 9-yard touchdown to Anthony Fasano that put the Dolphins out of reach for the Titans.

The Dolphins will need to sign at least one quarterback in the upcoming days, and former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell reportedly is heading in to work out with the team on Monday. Other suspected options include White, Jeff Garcia and Daunte Culpepper.

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Vikings owner Zygi Wilf ‘not considering’ firing Brad Childress

11.14.10 at 5:22 pm ET
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The Minnesota Vikings lost on every side of the ball in their 27-13 loss to Chicago on Sunday. Jake Cutler threw three touchdowns and Brett Favre threw three interceptions, all of them in the second half. Players have expressed discontent with their head coach, and the team cut Randy Moss. A team expected to have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations is now 3-6.

Still, owner Zygi Wilf told ESPN’s Ed Werder that he is not considering firing coach Brad Childress at this time. Wilf still owes Childress anywhere from $9-12 million and it doesn’t seem he is willing to fire the coach with the money on the table.

To add to the chaos, receiver Percy Harvin left Sunday’s game when he limped off the field after a kickoff. The exact cause of the injury is unknown, but Harvin was listed as questionable with lingering migraines and the receiver has been bothered by an ankle problem in the past few weeks.

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Miami’s Chad Henne leaves game; Tyler Thigpen in at QB

11.14.10 at 4:04 pm ET
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Miami quarterback Chad Henne was knocked out of Sunday’s game in the third quarter. Henne was filling in for starter Chad Pennington, who was injured on the first offensive drive of the game. Henne suffered a leg injury and walked off the field, but he has not returned in the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins used the Wildcat formation for a few plays and then brought out No. 3 quarterback Tyler Thigpen. Henne went 19-for-28 for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception before leaving the field. Thigpen has gone 4-for-6 with 64 yards and a touchdown, a 9-yard pass to Anthony Fasano to bring the Miami lead to 29-17. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall even attempted a pass, but it fell incomplete.

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Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller injures hamstring; will not return

11.14.10 at 3:49 pm ET
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Buffalo rookie C.J. Spiller will not return to Sunday’€™s game against Detroit with an injured hamstring, the Associated Press reports. Spiller was injured after a 29-yard punt return in the second quarter. He was hit along the sideline by Vinny Ciurciu and left the field.

Spiller, the dynamic first-round draft pick, was returning punts in place of the injured Roscoe Parrish. Spiller has rushed 39 times for 150 yards on the season and has caught 18 passes for 81 yards and one touchdown. He has spent time returning kickoffs this season and has 763 yards returning including a 95-yard touchdown.

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Cleveland WR Josh Cribbs leaves game with foot injury

11.14.10 at 3:05 pm ET
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Cleveland receiver Josh Cribbs was helped to the locker room in Sunday’€™s game against the Jets with a foot injury. Cribbs, the versatile kick returner and wildcat threat, caught a short pass from quarterback Colt McCoy and ran for a 37-yard gain to the New York 5-yard line. He was tackled by defender Eric Smith and was attended to by trainers before leaving the field.

Cribbs’€™ return to the game is listed as questionable. Cleveland currently trails 17-13 at the half against the Jets. Coming into the game, Cribbs had caught 16 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown as well as serving as a punt and kick returner.

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Chad Pennington leaves field with shoulder injury

11.14.10 at 2:01 pm ET
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Miami quarterback Chad Pennington left the field in Sunday’€™s game against the Titans with a shoulder injury. Pennington was making his first start of the season but was sidelined after only two plays. Pennington was hit during an incomplete passing attempt but stayed in to throw a 12-yard completion to Brian Hartline on the very next play. However, Miami called a timeout and Pennington went to the locker room and was replaced by Chad Henne.

Pennington suffered a season-ending injury to the same shoulder in Week 3 of last season and went through the third reconstructive surgery of his career. This week, coach Tony Sparano benched Henne in favor of Pennington but his return to Sunday’€™s game is listed as questionable.

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Pirates to hire Clint Hurdle as manager

11.14.10 at 1:28 pm ET
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The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle as their manager, signing him to a three-year deal, reports Hurdle was a former manager for the Colorado Rockies from 2002-2009 and he also was the hitting coach for the Rangers in 2010. The official announcement is expected to be made on Monday.

Hurdle was a candidate for the Mets manager position but he will now take over a Pirates team that lost 105 games last season and fired manager John Russell. The Pirates haven’€™t had a winning season since 1992, the longest streak in professional sports.

Hurdle managed the Rockies and was a part of their 2007 World Series run. He posted a 534-625 record while managing the team. In Texas, Hurdle helped the Rangers lead the majors in hitting with a .276 batting average.

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