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Three Steelers suffer concussions against Bengals

11.09.10 at 4:12 pm ET
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Steelers running backs Mewelde Moore, Isaac Redman and safety Will Allen, all sustained concussions Monday night. The three players will not be cleared to play against the Patriots Sunday night, unless they can pass post-concussion tests.

Head injuries were just the beginning for the Steelers, who also saw three offensive lineman injured against the Bengals. Left guard Chris Komoeatu sprained his right knee and could be limited in practice this week.

“We’ll see if we can get him going, get him enough snaps in preparation to be available to us,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday.

Center Maurice Pouncey and left tackle Max Starks also sustained injuries. The Steelers had Tuesday off and will be back to practice on Wednesday.

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford may be out for season

11.09.10 at 10:26 am ET
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The Lions are worried that they may have lost quarterback Matthew Stafford for the season with a separated shoulder, a source told Booth Newspapers in Michigan. Stafford suffered the injury late in 23-20 loss to the Jets on Sunday. Stafford underwent tests Monday and the Lions have had no comment.

This is Stafford’s fourth injury in less than two years since becoming the No. 1 overall draft pick. He missed most of his rookie season with a dislocated knee cap and an injury to his left shoulder.

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Report: Heisman hopeful Cam Newton in cheating scandal

11.09.10 at 10:19 am ET
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According a report on, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was involved in three different instances of academic cheating while at Florida. The report quotes a source who says that Newton put his name on a paper that was not his own and then purchased a replacement paper off the internet. Newton had previously been implicated in the theft of a laptop.

Newton transferred to Auburn after a stop at Blinn Community College and has led the Tigers to a 10-0 record and the No. 2 ranking in the BCS standings. He is also a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy.

This is the second scandal involving Newton in as many weeks. ESPN reported that a man named Kenny Rogers sought $180,000 from Mississippi State for Newton to play for the Bulldogs. The NCAA is investigating the first claim.

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Colorado fires Dan Hawkins

11.09.10 at 10:09 am ET
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Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins began the season on the proverbial hot seat and blowing a 28-point fourth quarter lead against Kansas proved to be his undoing as the university fired him after going just 17-39 in four-plus seasons. It’s the first time Colorado has fired its football coach during the middle of a season.

Hawkins helped build Boise State into a national power before taking over the Buffaloes, but he couldn’t duplicate his success in the Big 12. Brian Cabral was named interim coach and the university is planning a national search for its next coach.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: George Steinbrenner on Hall of Fame ballot

11.09.10 at 7:48 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

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‘™¦ The Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ballot for its veterans committee, and the most prominent names are late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and his frequent sidekick, Billy Martin. Results of the voting will be announced Dec. 6.

‘™¦ Isiah Thomas still dreams of returning to the Knicks, but Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo! Sports writes that it’s unlikely anyone in the NBA would go near the Florida International coach. Thomas’ latest attempts to undermine the current Knicks regime along with revelations of apparent misconduct under his watch make it near impossible to give him an NBA job.

‘™¦ Cowboys owner Jerry Jones fired coach Wade Phillips on Monday. Tim Cowlishaw in The Dallas Morning News wonder if the problem really is the team’s general manager ‘€” Jones.

‘™¦ Tom Brady signed a deal with Under Armour to endorse the apparel company’s products, and the Patriots quarterback will have a share of the company in return. At, Robert Boland notes that it’s another shrewd decision by Brady and explains why.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 9, 1972, which Bruin had a goal and an assist in an 8-3 victory over the Red Wings and in the process became the seventh player in NHL history with 1,000 career points?

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ESPN parts ways with Joe Morgan

11.08.10 at 7:37 pm ET
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Joe Morgan will no longer be part of ESPN’s Sunday night baseball broadcast team.

Per The Associated Press, the network announced on Monday that after 21 years of being paired with play-by-play man Jon Miller, Morgan — a Hall of Fame second baseman and two-time National League MVP — will no longer be part of its weekly broadcast.

“Over the last two decades, Joe went from Hall of Fame player to one of his sport’s top analysts and Jon’s Hall of Fame voice and tremendous knowledge of the game have connected with baseball fans everywhere,” ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson said in a statement Monday. “We owe them our deepest thanks for an outstanding body of work.”

While the network said that Morgan’s contract, which has expired, will not be renewed, it suggested that Miller — whose contract has also expired — may remain with ESPN as part of the Sunday Night Baseball series and covering postseason baseball for ESPN Radio.

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Jarrod Washburn considering a comeback

11.08.10 at 3:24 pm ET
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According to John Paul Morosi of, veteran pitcher Jarrod Washburn said he is thinking about making a comeback after he sat out the 2010 MLB season. Washburn went 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA in the first half of 2009 with the Mariners, but struggled after the All Star Break when he was traded to the Tigers.

“This past week I have already been contacted by a couple teams, just to gauge my interest in coming back, so that has made me think about it a little,” Washburn told

He stressed that he would like to pitch near his Wisconsin home. The Brewers might make sense, as new manager Ron Roenicke was a coach with the Angels when Washburn was with the team. “I will not say I am 100 percent retired because a great opportunity might present itself,” Washburn said.

The southpaw is 107-109 in 300 career starts with a 4.10 career ERA. Washburn said that his knee “feels great.”

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Reports: Wade Phillips fired in Dallas

11.08.10 at 2:52 pm ET
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Local television news stations in Dallas are reporting that the Cowboys have fired head coach Wade Phillips. The Cowboys are scheduled to have a news conference at 5 p.m. Eastern time and it is expected that offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will be named interim coach.

The Cowboys fell to 1-7 after a humiliating 45-7 loss to the Packers Sunday. It’s the worst eight-game start for the Cowboys since the 1989 season.

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Nick Collins hit on Roy Williams could lead to further punishment

11.08.10 at 2:45 pm ET
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Packers safety Nick Collins could be facing a fine or suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cowboys receiver Roy Williams. Collins hit Williams after an incompletion and was flagged for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter of the Packers‘ 45-7 victory. Williams lay on the ground after the hit and had to be attended to by the Cowboys training staff before leaving the field.

An NFL representative has said that the play is under review. After the game, Williams said that he didn’t think that Collins should be punished. Williams finished with one catch for six yards in the loss.

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Marlins ‘may seriously consider’ trading Dan Uggla

11.08.10 at 2:15 pm ET
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According to’s Joe Frisaro, the Marlins “may seriously consider” trading Dan Uggla this offseason. The second baseman turned down the team’s four-year, $48 million contract this weekend.

According to Ken Rosenthal of, the move “stunned” the Marlins. Uggla is still under team control for another year through salary arbitration, but the Marlins may not be able to sign him after this season.

He is the only second baseman in the league to have hit 30 or more home runs in each of the past four seasons. With the Marlins, Uggla has averaged 31 home runs, 93 RBIs and 99 runs over the past five season, while filling a spot in the heart of the order.

According to Rosenthal, Uggla may have interest in playing for the Red Sox, Yankees or Phillies. Rosenthal also hinted that Uggla could switch positions, as all three teams already have All-Star players at second base.

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