|Friday’s Morning Mashup: Lions’ Ndamukong Suh under fire for latest questionable play||11.23.12 at 7:59 am ET|
FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Thunder at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM)
College basketball: Northeastern vs. Belmont, 11 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: West Virginia vs. Davidson, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Pittsburgh vs. Delaware, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Marist vs. Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Pacific vs. St. Mary’s, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Kansas State vs. Michigan, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Clemson vs. UTEP, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Xavier vs. Drexel, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Missouri-Kansas City vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Iowa State vs. Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Duke vs. VCU, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Oklahoma vs. Gonzaga, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Oakland at Michigan State, 8:15 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Oregon at UNLV, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Missouri vs. Louisville, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Rice vs. Drake, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Creighton vs. Wisconsin, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Georgia Tech vs. California, midnight (ESPN2)
College football: Nebraska at Iowa, noon (ABC)
College football: Syracuse at Temple, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Ohio at Kent State, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Marshall at East Carolina, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football: LSU at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. (CBS)
College football: Utah at Colorado, 3 p.m. (FX)
College football: West Virginia at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
College football: Washington at Washington State, 3:30 p.m. (Fox)
College football: South Florida at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Arizona State at Arizona, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was suspended two games last year for stomping on the arm of Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith in a Thanksgiving Day game, might face disciplinary action again this year after his foot landed in the midsection of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during Detroit’s overtime loss Thursday.
On a first-quarter play, Suh was on the ground after being taken down by an offensive lineman when he extended his left foot and it landed below Schaub’s belt.
Suh let the locker room without speaking to reporters. Schaub, asked about the play, did his best to take the high road.
Said Schaub: “I really don’t have anything to say about that play or that person.”
Boomer Esiason, on CBS’ halftime show, had no doubt the kick was intentional.
“I would never shake this guy’s hand, because once again he has crossed the line,” Esiason said. “It’s obvious that it was on purpose.”
Added analyst Shannon Sharpe: “This was intentional. There’s a reason why he’s … voted dirtiest player in the NFL by his peers — because of plays like this.”
♦ Ravens running back Ray Rice took some heat for draping a Terrible Towel over his head while walking off the field Sunday night following a 13-10 victory over the Steelers in Pittsburgh. However, Rice made it clear that he meant no disrespect.
“I actually asked a fan to trade like I’ve been trading jerseys with guys at the end of the game,” Rice told The Baltimore Sun. “So, I didn’t stomp it or do anything wrong. I actually walked out with it and I think I’m going to save it and put it in my basement to cherish the rivalry. It’s not like you get out there and do derogatory stuff and spit, no none of that stuff. If you think about it, where I’m at in my career, you cherish these rivalries, cherish the moments.
“I apologize to those who saw it as disrespectful. For me, I thought it was a pretty cool gesture, exchanging my gloves with a fan and walking out with it. Obviously, getting a victory there was cool. … To have something in your basement to know what the rivalry is all about is pretty cool. I’ve been exchanging jerseys with guys. My basement is getting pretty colorful down there with other teams’ stuff.”
Added Rice: “The other side, they don’t really like it, which I understand why like, ‘Nobody plays with the Terrible Towel,’ and I understand that. I respect this rivalry. I respect their organization. It’s not like you’re going to catch me on YouTube burning a Terrible Towel. I’ll keep it in my basement and when I get to grow up and my time is done you get to look back on these moments: ‘I got to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.’ This has actually been the first year I’ve started to collect other teams’ stuff.”
♦ There weren’t many people watching, because it was the Bobcats vs. the Hornets, but at the end of Wednesday night’s game in Charlotte, Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani air-balled a shot with two seconds left and his team trailing by a point. On Thursday, the NBA acknowledged that a foul should have been called on Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist that would have sent Bargnani to the free throw line.
The league did not indicate that any punishment would be due for officials Ed Malloy, John Goble and Violet Palmer.
♦ Former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho is clinically brain dead following Tuesday night’s shooting in his home country of Puerto Rico. Family members initially disagreed whether to remove the 50-year-old from life support, although reports indicated the holdout family members agreed to pull the plug after two more days.
“We have done everything we could,” said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. “We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.”
Camacho won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight titles in the 1980s. He had a career record 79-6-3. He also had issues with drugs and alcohol and served a brief jail term in Mississippi for a 2005 burglary.
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|Week 10 NFL Injury Roundup: Matt Cassel’s season in danger||11.15.11 at 10:19 am ET|
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could miss the rest of the season, as his injured throwing hand will “probably” need surgery, according to coach Todd Haley.
Cassel injured his right hand late in the Chiefs’ loss to the Broncos on Sunday, the injury appearing to occur when Cassel was sacked. The former Patriots quarterback is likely out for Kansas City’s game against New England next Monday night. Tyler Palko filled in for Cassel after he was injured against Denver and stands to get the starting nod against the Patriots.
Cassel has struggled this season after hurting his ribs early on in the 2011 campaign. He is completing just 59.5 percent of his passes and has a pedestrian 10 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. Cassel signed a six-year, $63-million contract with the Chiefs in 2009 after his breakout 2008 season with the Patriots filling in for the injured Tom Brady.
Here are more notable injuries and updates following Week 10 of the NFL season.
• Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the season with a lisfranc injury, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter yesterday. Schaub was injured in the first half of Houston’s win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
• It was a bad week for quarterbacks, as the Eagles’ Michael Vick was also injured on Sunday when he broke two ribs in Philadelphia’s loss to the Cardinals. It is unknown whether Vick will play against the Giants this coming week or not.
• Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Denver’s win over the Chiefs on Sunday. Coach John Fox said that Moreno will have surgery on the knee in the near future.
• Bills center Eric Wood also tore a ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season. Wood suffered the injury in Buffalo’s loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
• The Bears have placed left guard Chris Williams on injured reserve after he had surgery to repair a dislocated left wrist on Sunday night. Williams was injured in the first half of Chicago’s win over the Lions on Sunday.
|Report: Texans quarterback Matt Schaub out for season||11.14.11 at 6:18 pm ET|
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the season with a lisfranc injury, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schaub was injured in the first half of Houston’s 37-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday, a win that tied the Texans with Pittsburgh for the best record in the AFC at 7-3.
Houston has never made the playoffs in its brief history in the NFL, but with Indianapolis and Jacksonville struggling, they enjoy a two-game lead over Tennessee in the AFC South. Former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart will replace Schaub.
The Texans are already without Mario Williams, who is out for the season with a torn chest muscle and wide receiver Andre Johnson, who has missed six games with a hamstring injury.
|Week 5 NFL injury roundup: Texans LB Mario Williams out for season||10.12.11 at 7:10 am ET|
After falling to the Raiders, 25-20, on Sunday, the Texans received some bad news when they learned that linebacker Mario Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, Williams suffered the injury in the first quarter of Houston’s loss to Oakland. He had made the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker at the start of this season.
“I feel so bad for Mario, because he’s such a heck of a player,” coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. “He had really taken to the position he’s playing. He was improving every day in practice, improving in every game. I’d never seen him so upbeat about what was going on.”
Here are more notable injuries and updates heading into Week 6 of the NFL season.
• The Texans are also keeping an eye on quarterback Matt Schaub, who is day-to-day with a sore throwing shoulder and thigh bruise. Wide receiver Andre Johnson is doubtful for Houston’s game against the Ravens this Sunday with a right hamstring injury.
• Packers left tackle Chad Clifton left Green Bay’s game against Atlanta with what coach Mike McCarthy is terming a “significant” hamstring injury. With McCarthy saying it could take “a couple of weeks” to determine the full extent of Clifton’s injury, it looks like the veteran offensive linemen will be missing at least be missing the next few weeks.
• 49ers receiver Joshua Morgan will miss “an extended period of time” according to coach Jim Harbaugh after Morgan broke a bone in his lower right leg in San Francisco’s 48-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
• Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes suffered a broken foot in Arizona’s loss to the Vikings on Sunday. The injury will require surgery and will force Rhodes to miss a significant amount of time.
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