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Knicks’ Jose Calderon Out 2-3 Weeks

Knicks’ Jose Calderon Out 2-3 Weeks

Ingrim Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With the regular season barely a day old for the New York Knicks, they've already lost their starting point guard: Jose Calderon will be out the next 2-3 weeks with a right calf strain.

Up until about 90 minutes before the Knicks' season opener against the Chicago Bulls, the team expected Calderon in the starting lineup until he aggravated the calf injury during warm-ups.

The Knicks brought in the 33-year-old Calderon to help stabilize the position for the team. He had spent the last season with the Dallas Mavericks where he averaged 11.4 points and 4.7 assists per game for the team.

He was part of the trade that sent center Tyson Chandler back to the Mavericks.

Replacing Calderon in the lineup will be second-year guard Shane Larkin, who was also acquired in the Chandler trade.

In the first start of his NBA career on Wednesday, Larkin scored six points and three assists in 26 minutes of action in what proved to be a 24-point loss.

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Gus Malzahn Says Ole Miss Is ‘One of the Better Teams’

Gus Malzahn Says Ole Miss Is ‘One of the Better Teams’

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(AUBURN, Ala.) -- Third-ranked Auburn (6-1) will get one the biggest tests this season when they travel to fourth-ranked Ole Miss (7-1) on Saturday.

The Tigers are 3-1 in their SEC matchups this year and head coach Gus Malzahn is well aware of Mississippi's defense that is only allowing 10.3 points per game.

"[They have a] great defense [and] very good on offense," Malzahn said. "They have a senior quarterback who has a lot of experience. He's a very nifty runner in their zone read and power [run game]."

"Overall, this is one of the better teams in their country," he added.

Malzahn credited the work Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze has done in a short amount of time at the school.

"He's really good at what he does," Malzahn said.  "He's a great coach, he's a great communicator, he's got great vision. It doesn't surprise me because he's one of the best at what he does."

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Bruins Lose Krug for 2-3 Weeks

Bruins Lose Krug for 2-3 Weeks

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Mass.) -- The Boston Bruins' blueline takes another hit.Torey Krug will miss two to three weeks with a broken finger, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Wednesday morning.Krug broke the finger after getting slashed during his final shift in the Bruins loss to Minnesota Tuesday night.Krug joins a growing list of injured Boston defensemen. The B's are already without captain Zdeno Chara for four to six weeks with a left knee injury and Kevan Miller, who has a dislocated right shoulder.Despite the growing list of injuries, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is staying upbeat.“For us, with our system, it’s about not just about the defensemen, but really the whole aspect of all the guys on the ice and playing a good system,” Bergeron said. “And that’s what we need to have.”The Bruins (5-6-0, 10pts) re-called defensemen David Warsofsky and Joe Morrow from their AHL affiliate in Providence to pick up the slack.

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Bumgarner Does It Again, Giants Win World Series

Bumgarner Does It Again, Giants Win World Series

Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday pitched five innings of scoreless relief on two days' rest to lead the San Francisco Giants to their third World Series title in five seasons.

Bumgarner inherited a one-run lead when he came into the game in the fifth inning and maintained it until the end, as the Giants nipped the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the Fall Classic.

"This is as good as it gets, World Series Game 7," Bumgarner said. "It's a pretty stressful one at the same time. We're just thankful for the opportunity and we're blessed to have the success that we've had." 

The Giants took a quick two-run lead in the top of the second when Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford hit sacrifice flies off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. The Royals answered back in the bottom half of the inning. Alex Gordon doubled home Billy Butler and then scored on an Omar Infante sac fly to tie the game.

Guthrie pitched into the fourth inning, where he allowed two singles and was relieved by Kelvin Herrera. Herrera allowed an RBI single to Morse to give the Giants the lead for good.

Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson lasted only 1 2/3 innings, allowing three hits, two runs and one walk, while striking out one, before being relieved by Jeremy Affeldt. 

Affeldt pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to earn the win before giving way to Bumgarner.

Bumgarner threw 68 pitches, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out four en route to winning the series MVP. The performance dropped his career World Series ERA to a record-low 0.25.

"That first inning that he came out I could tell he was just trying to get loose a little bit," Giants catcher Buster Posey said of Bumgarner's performance. "But after that it was like he was in Game 5. I mean he was just hitting his spots, moving it both sides of the plate, throwing the breaking ball. It's gotta be one of the greatest performances in postseason history."

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/29/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB - World Series - Game 7: San Francisco Giants 3 - Kansas City Royals 2 (Giants wins World Series, 4-3)

NBA: Charlotte Hornets 108 (1-0) – Milwaukee Bucks 106 (0-1) OT

Indiana Pacers 103 (1-0) – Philadelphia 76ers 91 (0-1)

Boston Celtics 121 (1-0) – Brooklyn Nets 105 (0-1)

Miami Heat 107 (1-0) – Washington Wizards 95 (0-1)

Toronto Raptors 109 (1-0) – Atlanta Hawks 102 (0-1)

Memphis Grizzlies 105 (1-0) – Minnesota Timberwolves 101 (0-1)

Chicago Bulls 104 (1-0) – New York Knicks 80 (0-1)

NHL: Detroit Red Wings 4 (5-2-2; 12pts) – Washington Capitals 2 (4-3-2; 10pts) 

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Saints Prepare for Panthers

Saints Prepare for Panthers

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The New Orleans Saints will travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers Thursday night.

New Orleans is coming off a surprising 44-23 win over the Packers on Sunday and are tied for first in the NFC South.

"Anytime you're playing in the division, it's always an important game," Saints head coach Sean Payton said on Tuesday. "Playing on the road in the division makes it that much more important."

New Orleans has still yet to get a win on the road (0-4), but Saints right tackle Zach Strief remains positive.

"You look at how we've lost three of those four road games and you say, 'We made some critical errors at the end,'" Strief said. "It's not that we were getting dominated on the road."

The Saints are averaging 28.4 points per game, while Carolina has been held to 20.9.

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Lakers’ Julius Randle Breaks Leg

Lakers’ Julius Randle Breaks Leg

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle broke his leg midway through the fourth quarter in Tuesday night's 108-90 loss to the Rockets.

Team doctors said that Randle suffered a broken tibia and his return this season is in question.

"It is heartbreaking, because I saw him all summer," coach Byron Scott said. "I saw the work that he was putting in. I saw the progression that he was making, the steps that he was taking to get better. And his first game, he goes down."

"I don't think anybody in that locker room is happy about the way we played, but we're even more saddened about the fact that we lost one of our young guys," he continued.

"I just told him to stay strong," Scott added. "Adversity tests the true character of a man. This is some adversity that we're facing with a young guy being out, and obviously, it's something that he's facing. I feel for him. I feel extremely bad for him. He was kind of crying, and I just told him to stay strong and that it's going to make him a better basketball player."

Hall of Famer James Worthy, who was drafted by the Lakers in 1983 and suffered the same injury during his rookie season, gave some encouraging word to Randle.

"I had the same injury as @J30_RANDLE - he'll recover fine. #StayStrong," Worthy tweeted following Randle's injury.

The Lakers drafted Randle in the first round with the seventh pick this year.

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Royals Stomp Giants, Force Game 7

Royals Stomp Giants, Force Game 7

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Royals made sure early on their season wouldn't end Tuesday night.The Royals exploded for seven runs in the second inning, chasing San Francisco Giants starter Jake Peavy out of the game, in route to a 10-0 smashing of the Giants to force a Game 7 in the World Series.The Royals' bats, which were mainly held at bay the last three games in San Francisco, came to life in Game 6.All nine Kansas City starters had at least one hit, and seven of them had at least one RBI in the win.

"Guys stepped up in a big way tonight," Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain said.Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura pitched seven innings of shutout ball, allowing three hits and five walks, while striking out four.Peavy only lasted 1 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and five runs, ballooning his career World Series ERA to 9.58 in three starts.The do-or-die Game 7 is Wednesday night in Kansas City.Tim Hudson takes the mound for the Giants. He'll be opposed by Jeremy Guthrie.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/28/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/28/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: New Orleans Pelicans 101 (1-0) – Orlando Magic 84 (0-1)

San Antonio Spurs 101 (1-0) – Dallas Mavericks 100 (0-1)

NHL: Minnesota Wild 4 (5-3-0; 10pts) – Boston Bruins 3 (5-6-0; 10pts)

Ottawa Senators 5 (5-2-1; 11pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (4-5-0; 8pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 8 (5-2-1; 11pts) – New Jersey Devils 3 (4-3-2; 10pts)

Winnipeg Jets 4 (4-5-0; 8pts) – New York Islanders 3 (6-3-0; 12pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 3 (4-3-2; 10pts) – Los Angeles Kings 2 (6-1-2; 14pts) OT

Tampa Bay Lightning 7 (6-3-1; 13pts) – Arizona Coyotes 3 (3-4-1; 7pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (4-4-1; 9pts) – Buffalo Sabres 0 (2-8-0; 4pts)

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Rays Deny Rumors They’re Interested in Moving to Montreal

Rays Deny Rumors They’re Interested in Moving to Montreal

Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Will Major League Baseball move back to Montreal? Not so fast says the Tampa Bay Rays who are denying rumors that the franchise may be interested in relocating to Montreal.

Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reports that Rays owner Stuart Sternberg has had discussions with “wealthy Wall Street associates” about possibly moving the team to Montreal.

Whether the report is true or not, the team felt it was necessary to address it in a statement.

“We are committed to making baseball work in the Tampa Bay region," the statement read. "We will do everything we can to make that happen and right now things are moving in a productive and positive direction. We have not spoken to Montreal -- or any other city, including Tampa -- about relocation at any point.”

The Rays have been one of the better teams in the American League since they made the World Series back in 2008.

Still, attendance has been below average annually. This past season, the Rays ranked dead last in Major League Baseball in attendance and are locked into their current lease at Tropicana Field until 2027.

The Expos left Montreal after the 2004 season.

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Ravens Cornerback Jimmy Smith to Miss a Few Weeks

Ravens Cornerback Jimmy Smith to Miss a Few Weeks

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(OWINGS MILLS, Md.) -- While getting ready for a pivotal game against their NFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers, the Baltimore Ravens will have to do so without top cornerback Jimmy Smith as he'll miss the next few weeks with a sprained left foot.

Smith suffered the injury on the opening drive of the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

"He'll be back soon," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday.

Aside from being one of the top defensive backs on the team, Smith is emerging as one of the top young cornerbacks in the NFL. He leads the Ravens with eight passes defended.

The Ravens are thin when it comes to cornerbacks now -- Ladarius Webb, Dominique Franks, Chykie Brown are the only healthy corners the team has.

At 5-3, the Ravens and Steelers are tied for second in their division, with the Bengals holding a half-game lead over both teams at 4-2-1.

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Rams Lose Jake Long and Brian Quick to Season-Ending Injuries

Rams Lose Jake Long and Brian Quick to Season-Ending Injuries

Leon Halip/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- The injuries continue to pile up for the St. Louis Rams as tackle Jake Long will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL while wide receiver Brian Quick will also miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn rotator cuff and separated shoulder.

This is the second time Long has tore his ACL in under a year, same with starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who has missed the entire season.

When on the field, Long has been as good as advertised for the Rams as he's provided steady protection for quarterback Austin Davis this season.

For Quick, this is a tough blow for him as he was firmly establishing himself as the Rams go-to wide receiver. In just seven games this season, Quick had already set career highs in catches, yards, and touchdowns.

"He was very productive," Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. "He took advantage of all the opportunities, he made tough plays, tough catches, we're going to miss him. But as is the case when you have injured players, people step up so we have got to have people step up."

Receivers Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens will see an increase in playing time now.

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World Series Game 6 Preview

World Series Game 6 Preview

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, MO) -- The Kansas City Royals title hopes are on the brink with a tough matchup against the San Francisco Giants' Jake Peavy in game six of the World Series.

The Royals are nicked up but that won't slow them down according to outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

"I'll be ready to go. We're all dealing with stuff right now," said Cain, who has been playing through leg pain. "I've done the best I could to stay healthy and just stay on the field."

Even though the Royals smacked four runs in against Peavy in game 2, hitting coach Dale Sveum explained to MLB Network that the pitcher will prove to be a tough matchup the second time around.

"He's not going to give in, he's going to keep the ball down," Sveum explained. "He still knows how to pitch. He competes as well as anybody. He's just a guy you are going to have to get up in the zone and be patient on."

For the Royals, they will send out Yordano Ventura; a young pitcher that manager Ned Yost believes is ready for the moment."

"His confidence is just staggering," Yost said. "You walk in that clubhouse and he looks you square in the eye with that glint that says, 'I'm ready for this.'"

Ventura may have the confidence, but as Giants manager Bruce Bochy explains, his team has got the experience.

"They're not going to change anything, they're not going to put any added pressure on themselves," Bochy said. "They've been through so much with their history in the postseason."

Youthful exhuberance versus established experience.  Game six at Kaufman Stadium should be an entertaining game for any baseball fan.

 

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ESPN: Lions’ Fairley Out 4-5 Weeks

ESPN: Lions’ Fairley Out 4-5 Weeks

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(DETROIT, MI) -- After a scary collision with teammate Ndamokung Suh, Nick Fairley's season appeared to be over.

The young defensive tackle's knee bent awkwardly as he attempted to make a tackle against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and needed assistance off the field.

According to a report from ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright, Fairley has a sprained MCL and PCL in his knee and will be out four to five weeks - much less than what was feared.

This is good news for both the Lions and Fairley.  The young nose tackle has been an integral part of the improved Lions defense this season. The Lions are holding opponents to less than 300 yards per game.

As for Fairley, the Lions declined a team option that would have kept him under contract through 2015.  He would have been set to enter free agency this coming offseason and a severe knee injury would have hurt his market.

 

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Redskins Upset Cowboys in Overtime

Redskins Upset Cowboys in Overtime

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(DALLAS,TX) -- Colt McCoy just got his first start as a quarterback in the NFL since 2001; he made the most of it. McCoy got the nod over Kirk Cousins and helped lead the Washington Redskins to a 20-17 overtime upset over the Cowboys in Dallas.

With sharp passes and smart decisions, McCoy was 25-30 for 299 yards while methodically moving the ball against the Cowboys defense. McCoy also showed his legs were still fresh as he scored a touchdown from seven yards out to break a 10-10 tie in the fourth quarter.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered an injury in the third quarter and was forced to the locker room. Backup Brandon Weeden entered and tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17-17.

After receiving an injection in the locker room, Romo returned, but a drive he began to lead stalled at the Dallas 32.

The game entered overtime and McCoy led a nine-play, 58-yard drive that set up a go ahead field goal by Kai Forbath.

Romo tried to counter, but the Redskins defense made several plays to break up contested passes and in the end, the Cowboys simply ran out of downs.  

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Idzik Shoulders Blame for Jets Season

Idzik Shoulders Blame for Jets Season

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, NJ) -- In a season that has left fans irate, Jets General Manager John Idzik addressed the media and accepted the blame for a New York team off to a 1-7 start.

In his mid-season press conference, Idzik took accountability for the dissapointing start.

"It starts with me," Idzik stated. "My performance as General Manager, everything falls under me."

Idzik's hand picked quarterback Geno Smith has dramatically regressed in his second season.  In the worst start ever by a Jets quarterback, Smith completed two of eight passes for five yards and had three interceptions.

When asked who would start at quarterback this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, Idzik deflected the responsibility to head coach Rex Ryan, simply stating it was "an organizational decision... everyone has a card in that game" and that Ryan would answer that question.

In a later press conference Ryan announced that he would go ahead with Mike Vick.

In spite of the terrible performances, Idzik maintained support for Smith.

"He is still a New York Jet," Idzik said when asked if Geno would see the field again this season. "We are still trying to develop Geno Smith."

The Jets general manager remained adamant that this is a long-term plan.  It remains to be seen if anyone will be left when the season is over to execute it.

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/27/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/27/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: New York Rangers 5 (5-4-0; 10pts) – Minnesota Wild 4 (4-3-0; 8pts) 

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Magic Guard Victor Oladipo to Miss the Next Month with Facial Fracture

Magic Guard Victor Oladipo to Miss the Next Month with Facial FractureAndy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is having a rough start to his second NBA season. After already dealing with a sprained MCL, Oladipo is now expected to miss a month after suffering a facial fracture. After dealin...

Warriors Consider Bringing Andre Iguodala Off the Bench

Warriors Consider Bringing Andre Iguodala Off the BenchNBA via Philadelphia 76ers(NEW YORK) -- Despite being one of the highest paid players on the team and a seasoned veteran, first-year Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is strongly considering bringing Andre Iguodala off the bench. The Warriors...

ESPN: Timberwolves Set to Waive Guard J.J. Barea

ESPN: Timberwolves Set to Waive Guard J.J. BareaRonald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As he enters the final season of his contract, ESPN reports the Minnesota Timberwolves are set to buyout guard J.J. Barea. If Barea and the Timberwolves reach a buyout, it will enable him to become a free agent...

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