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Monday Night Football injury report: Brett Favre, Darrelle Revis probable

10.10.10 at 3:09 pm ET
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The Vikings and Jets will face off in a Week 5 Monday night game with its fair share of headlines.

The Vikings will be using new acquisition Randy Moss, who returns to Minnesota after stints with Oakland and New England. Moss will be playing a 17-game schedule this year after the Vikings already passed their bye week in Week 4.

Amongst the controversy surrounding Brett Favre and allegations about sexual harassment, coach Brad Childress said Favre is probable to start on Monday. Favre had an MRI this week that revealed inflammation in his throwing elbow; the QB has struggled with tendinitis throughout the early season.

The Jets have listed star cornerback Darrelle Revis as probable for Monday. Revis has missed the last two games for the Jets after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half of a Week 2 win against the Patriots. Revis aggravated his injury while covering Moss (then playing for the Patriots) on a spectacular catch for a Patriots touchdown. Many eyes will be on the possible match up of Revis and Moss amidst the ongoing talk surrounding the two standout players.

New York linebacker Calvin Pace is also listed as probable against the Vikings. Vikings cornerback Chris Cook will miss Monday’s game after having surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee. Minnesota center John Sullivan is listed as questionable with a calf injury while tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is listed as probable with a lingering hamstring injury.

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Rams’ Mark Clayton suffers knee injury against Lions

10.10.10 at 2:15 pm ET
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Rams receiver Mark Clayton has been carted off the field while suffering an apparent right leg injury. While running a deep pass route, Clayton fell to the ground with an injury. He was carted off soon after when he was unable to get up from the left sideline after falling. Clayton had caught a pass for six yards earlier in the game between the Rams and the Detroit Lions.

Clayton entered Sunday’s game tied for fourth in the NFC with 22 catches. Clayton’s absence will put more pressure on rookie quarterback Sam Bradford to help the Rams’ offense.

Packers receiver Jermichael Finley had already been carted off the field in the Packers-Redskins game with a knee injury.

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Packers’ Jermichael Finley carted off field

10.10.10 at 2:13 pm ET
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Another big impact player will be absent from today’s game between the Packers and Redskins, reports Yahoo! Sports.

Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley was carted off the field on the Packers’ second offensive play of the game. The cause of the injury is mostly unclear but Finley seemingly injured himself on an attempted tackled after Washington safety Karrem Moore returned a Green Bay fumble.

Finley was attended to on the field before a cart took him off of the field.

Finley has been a major weapon in the Green Bay passing attack led by quarterback Aaron Rogers. Finley entered Sunday’s game leading NFC tight ends with 301 yards receiving. His return is questionable and the extent of his injury is not clear at the moment but it appears to be a knee injury that sidelined Finley on the play.

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Albert Haynesworth will miss game for brother’s memorial

10.10.10 at 1:42 pm ET
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Washington Redskins lineman Albert Haynesworth will miss the Redskins’ matchup against the Packers to attend a memorial commemorating the death of his half brother, reports ESPN. Haynesworth’s brother was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday and he has remained in Nashville with his family through the weekend. Friends and family will take part in a memorial motorcycle ride in Nashville to honor Lance McCoy, the 23-year-old cousin of Haynesworth.

McCoy was speeding on his motorcycle Thursday night when he collided with a car. A police investigation found McCoy’s excessive speed was the main cause of the accident. A service is scheduled for Tuesday in Hartsville, S.C.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Albert and his family right now. The team wants him to get through this tragedy,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

Haynesworth has six tackles on the year amidst controversy surrounding him and his new role in the 3-4 defensive scheme implemented by Shanahan. His return to the Redskins is indefinite and Shanahan and owner Dan Snyder are willing to give Haynesworth as long as he needs.

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Terrell Owens violates NFL Twitter policy

10.10.10 at 1:37 pm ET
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Terrell Owens violated the NFL’s rules against social media before games with a Twitter message sent before a Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday, ESPN reports.

@ Terrellowens –“A lucky fan wearing my jersey 2day will get a signed football by Me & Ocho Cinco! My asst will pick U out!! Good luck!”

Owens posted the tweet roughly an hour before a 1 P.M. kickoff between the Bengals and Buccaneers.  NFL policy prohibits social media posts 90 minutes before a game. The rules state that even if someone posted on behalf of Owens, he is in violation of the rule. Owens appeared on the field shortly after the tweet.

Fellow teammate and reality T.V. compatriot Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 by the league for a similar violation before and during an August preseason game.

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Cliff Lee seeking CC Sabathia money?

10.08.10 at 4:26 pm ET
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According to, Rangers starter Cliff Lee might seek something in the vicinity of the seven-year, $161 million deal that former Indians teammate CC Sabathia received from the Yankees as a free agent following the 2008 season. The Yankees are expected to lead the charge in bidding for the left-hander, something that can help to drive up his value.

Pitching for the Rangers in Game 1 of the ALDS, Lee worked seven innings and allowed one run, improving his postseason record to 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA. Over the last three years, Lee is 48-25 with a 2.98 ERA, ranking among the major league leaders in wins (6th), ERA (8th), innings (667, 5th) and walks per nine innings (1.28, 2nd).

The report suggests that while the Yankees are viewed as favorites for the Lee bidding, other teams — most notably, the Rangers and Red Sox — could also court the 31-year-old left-hander.

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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle taken to hospital

10.08.10 at 3:24 pm ET
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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle collapsed during a team practice on Friday and was taken to a nearby hospital. The Mavericks were practicing at the American Airlines Center when Carlisle, entering his third season as coach, fainted after feeling lightheaded. The 50-year-old coach was conscious and answering questions when he was carried from the court on a stretcher for an ambulance that took him to Baylor Hospital.

Team spokeswoman Sarah Melton told reporters that members of Dallas’€™ management visiting Carlisle at the hospital report that the coach ‘€œseems to be feeling better.’€

Carlisle is entering the third year of his four-year deal with the Mavericks. The team will play the Suns on Saturday night.

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Dodgers cut ties with president Dennis Mannion

10.08.10 at 3:20 pm ET
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The Dodgers have decided to sever ties with president Dennis Mannion, reports Fox Sports. Owner Frank McCourt will assume the day-to-day operations of the team after a season filled with controversy. McCourt is in the midst of a highly publicized divorce with his wife, Jamie McCourt, which could decide the future ownership of the Dodgers. An issued statement by the team on Thursday claimed that McCourt would take ‘€œa more direct and active role’€ in the club’€™s management.

McCourt’€™s expanded rule will include being the head of baseball operations, a position that was filled mostly by Mannion over the past year. Mannion was promoted to team president in March after Jamie McCourt was promoted to chief-executive. Before joining the Dodgers, Mannion was a Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Phillies executive.

A written statement by McCourt was presented regarding Mannion’€™s dismissal.

‘€œDennis stepped into the role of president and provided leadership during a challenging period, and I am grateful to him for the job that he has done and the many contributions that he has made to the organization,’€ McCourt said.

Two administrative assistants, Kathryn Kuykendall and Debbie Levy, were also cut by the organization this week.

The Dodgers will certainly have an eventful offseason and the implications of the McCourts’ divorce trial could determine the ownership of one of baseball’€™s most popular franchises.

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Eagles rule out Michael Vick against 49ers

10.08.10 at 2:15 pm ET
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An injured Michael Vick has been ruled out of Sunday’s game between the Eagles and 49ers by Philadelphia coach Andy Reid, reports Yahoo! Sports!. Vick injured himself while running downfield against the Redskins on Sunday, suffering a rib injury when sandwiched between two Redskins defenders.

Kevin Kolb will start for Philadelphia on Sunday. Kolb also started a Week 1 loss against the Packers until being sidelined with a concussion. While recovering with his injury, Kolb watched from the sidelines while Vick’s spectacular play earned national attention and the starting job.

Reid was able to declare running back LeSean McCoy as active for the game against the 49ers. McCoy had been expected to miss time with a broken rib but practiced Friday and should be in the starting lineup. McCoy’s return prompts a sigh of relief for Eagles fans as his replacements at running back have been unimpressive.

Philadelphia will also be without cornerback (and former Patriot) Asante Samuel with a concussion.

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Players get offseason meeting with umpires

10.08.10 at 2:01 pm ET
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The Major League Baseball Players Association will bring together MLB players, umpires and league officials for a Dec. 3 meeting. The meeting will address player-umpire relations and possible instant replay implementation after another season of controversial rulings on the field. The MLBPA received an increased number of complaints this season about umpires, prompting the meeting, reports ESPN.

A season of high-profile mistakes brought the increased attention on the MLB umpires as more extensive video replay has brought many of the mistakes to national attention. Perhaps no mistake this season was scrutinized to a greater extent than Jim Joyce‘€™s missed call that ruined Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga‘€™s perfect game in the ninth inning of a June 3 game.

Earlier this week, in Game 1 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Twins, Yankees outfielder Greg Golson‘€™s ninth-inning catch  was ruled as a non-catch by game umpires although replay clearly showed the erred ruling. The next day, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he’€™d like to see an expansion of instant replay. Another playoff Game 1 faced a controversial call in the NLDS matchup between San Francisco and Atlanta when Giants catcher Buster Posey was ruled safe on a stolen base, although replays once again proved the umpire ruling incorrect.

Already a few games into the 2010 postseason, replay controversy has remained a hot topic due to some close calls and umpire errors. It appears, however, that players and fans will have to play without replay, at least for now.

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