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Darrelle Revis expects to miss 1-2 weeks

09.20.10 at 4:11 pm ET
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Jets corner Darrelle Revis left Sunday’s game with the Patriots after getting burned by Randy Moss on a touchdown catch. Revis grabbed his hamstring on the play, which has been bothering him, and didn’t return. He told reporters Monday that an MRI showed a strained left hamstring. While he wouldn’t rule himself out completely for this week’s game with the Dolphins, Revis said that he wouldn’t play until he’s 100 percent and that he expects to miss one to two weeks of action.

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Jimmy Clausen to start for Panthers

09.20.10 at 2:02 pm ET
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The Jimmy Clausen era is starting quickly in Carolina. John Fox announced today that the rookie from Notre Dame would be his starting quarterback this Sunday when the 0-2 Panthers play the Bengals. Clausen took over for starter Matt Moore on Sunday in a loss to the Bucs after Moore was benched in the fourth quarter. Clausen went 7-for-13 for 59 yards and threw an interception after replacing Moore.

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Troy Polamalu goes Head and Shoulders above the rest (get it?)

09.20.10 at 12:10 pm ET
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In case you missed it, Troy Polamalu’s hair is insured for $1 million. No wonder he can be so reckless …

Phil Fulmer rips into Lane Kiffin

09.20.10 at 11:48 am ET
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Former Tennessee football coach Philip Fulmer went on CBS Saturday and told the world what he thought of former Vols’ head coach Lane Kiffin, who is now coaching at USC. Thanks to Sports By Brooks, here is a snippet:

Tennessee is a very proud program as we all know with great traditions and the people of Tennessee felt betrayed to be honest with you. They were embarrassed, felt jilted with all the cost of the change there was. Kiffin, he left Tennessee with basically his hat in his hand and a bunch of NCAA compliance questions.

Many in our community are glad that he is gone. He never really embraced the traditions, the values of the program or the community for that matter. And often his arrogant attitude turned people off. The bigger question in my opinion is how does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC.’€

Click here to see the entire interview.

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Dolphins’ Vontae Davis injured while celebrating

09.20.10 at 11:16 am ET
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Jets star Darrelle Revis wasn’t the only AFC East cornerback to be injured Sunday. In the Dolphins-Vikings game, Miami’s Vontae Davis hurt himself celebrating a big tackle.

Davis also had a memorable juggling interception of Brett Favre at the 1-yard line.

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Video: Colts fans fight over Brandon Jacobs’ helmet

09.20.10 at 11:05 am ET
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During Sunday night’s game in Indianapolis, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs came off the field and threw his helmet in disgust. However, it got caught on the sticky leather of his gloves and ended up flying 10 rows into the stands. The fan who caught it was reluctant to give it up. Here’s the video of security prying it away.

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Cubs’ Tyler Colvin struck by splintered bat

09.20.10 at 10:47 am ET
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Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is expected to miss the rest of the season after a piece of a broken bat punctured his chest during Sunday’s game vs. the Marlins. Colvin was running down the third-base line when a piece of Wellington Castillo‘s bat flew into his chest and bounced off. Colvin jogged home on the ground-rule double and walked to the dugout, where he received medical assistance. He was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

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Ray Lewis: Referees stole game from Ravens

09.20.10 at 10:37 am ET
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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was not happy with the officiating after his team dropped a 15-10 decision to the Bengals on Sunday in Cincinnati. “They didn’t earn it,” Lewis said of the Bengals.

Lewis’ biggest complaints had to two with two penalties: a 10-yard tripping penalty on Lewis and a 15-yard roughing-the-passer call on Terrell Suggs. Both penalties led to go-ahead field goals for the Bengals.

“There were six points given off B.S. calls,” said Lewis, who was flagged after quarterback Carson Palmer tripped over the linebacker’s leg while Lewis was on the ground. “You put six points on the [expletive] board by people doing their job. There are so many rules that take away from the game. There’s too much crying in the game. Football is getting hit. You don’t come into a lion’s den and be nice. It’s embarrassing.”

The roughing-the-passer call came with 5:31 left. Suggs did not hit Palmer late, but referee Gene Steratore said he had “driven drove his body weight onto the quarterback as he’s tackling him.”

Said Ravens coach John Harbaugh: “It’s hard for us to determine right now what roughing the passer is. If that’s roughing the passer, I don’t know how you are supposed to bring Carson Palmer or any other 250-pound passer down, other than to tackle him.”

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Yankees to unveil George Steinbrenner monument

09.20.10 at 7:53 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ The Yankees will unveil a monument of George Steinbrenner at Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park before Monday night’s game vs. the Rays. With the Dodgers having an off day, Los Angeles manager Joe Torre and his recently announced replacement for 2011, Don Mattingly, have indicated they plan to attend the ceremony. It will be Torre’s first visit to the Bronx since he left the Yankees following the 2007 season after reportedly being offended at a low-ball offer from management. “There are no issues with Joe Torre and the Yankees,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “The issue was his rejecting the offer. Without question he is welcome.”

‘™¦ A huge number of Major League Baseball teams could be changing managers at the end of the season. Phil Rogers in the Chicago Tribune looks at the 13 teams that face a possible turnover. Meanwhile, Bill Plaschke in The Los Angeles Times questions the Dodgers for handing the job to the inexperienced Mattingly .

‘™¦ It’s been under the radar because he plays in Colorado, but Troy Tulowitzki has been on a record tear for the Rockies. On Saturday, he became the third player in the modern era to hit 14 home runs in a 15-game stretch. Evan Drellich at MLB.com looks at Tulowitzki’s Barry Bonds-like month.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Sept. 20, 1994, in the midst of Major League Baseball’s work stoppage, who was fired as Red Sox manager?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We couldn’t do anything in the second half. ‘€¦ We couldn’t run it. We couldn’t throw it. We just sucked.” ‘€” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, following Sunday’s 28-14 loss to the Jets

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 ‘€” Players in NFL history with 150 career touchdown receptions, after Randy Moss became the fourth following his one-handed grab in Sunday’s loss to the Jets

‘NET RESULTS: In case you missed it, here’s Michigan State’s game-winning touchdown on a fake field goal in overtime vs. Notre Dame on Saturday.

Here’s a great soccer goal, as a player uses his back heel to deflect a corner kick into the goal.

From late last week, new Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry injured FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman when Henry went to celebrate a teammate’s goal. Henry went up to kick the ball back in the goal after it came out, and Hartman was preparing to kick it to midfield. Hartman injured the MCL in his right knee on the play.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Butch Hobson

SOOTHING SOUNDS: On this date in 1973, Jim Croce died in a plane crash in Louisiana at the age of 30.

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LEEInks list: Top 10 trick basketball shots

09.20.10 at 6:31 am ET
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Trick basketball shots have always been an intriguing hobby. Whether you the play the sport or not, it is always fun to go out in the street or in the front driveway with a basketball, trying and make a collection of ridiculous and crazy shots.

With the “Dude Perfect” sensation taking over the ‘net (the members have found themselves on CBS and even a series of commercials for GMC), we thought it would be a good time to present a list of some other interesting trick basketball shots that have been popular hits on YouTube.

So, in honor of all the creative minds out there, here are some of the other unique creations that have hit the web.

10. “Ridiculously Amazing Basketball shot”

These kids chose the requisite distance shots, as well as one-handed lobs and off-angle shots. The drop-kick may have been the most impressive out of the selection, and the bounces off the house and railing were a nice touch.

9. “SICK BASKETBALL SHOTS!!”

This kid went with varying distance shots at first, but heated up a bit at about the 1:30 mark, when he used a bike ramp to launch a perfect shot at the hoop. He definitely ran the gamut of trick shots, using behind-the-back, under-the-legs, and behind-the-hoop shots to make a pretty interesting video.

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