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Houstonquarterback DEriq King will miss the remainder of the season with a torn meniscus in his right knee, a source with knowledge of the injury confirmed Friday. King, who leads the FBS with 50 touchdowns responsible for this season, suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Cougars 48-17 win over Tulane on Thursday night. The Houston Chronicle first reported Kings diagnosis. A junior, King has been the linchpin of Houstons offense, the fourth-highest scoring unit in the country. He suffered the non-contact injury after handing the ball off late in the second quarter and carrying out a fake. King grabbed his right knee and fell to the turf immediately afterward and was later carted off. Houston coach Major Applewhite said late Thursday night that King could not straighten out his leg. King has thrown for 2,982 yards and 36 touchdowns, which is No. 1 in the FBS this season. He has rushed for 674 yards and 14...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts rookie guard Quenton Nelson is a loud person when he makes a big play on the field. He just wasnt loud on the video of him delivering a crushing pancake block against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday that went viral Monday. The Colts, according to a team spokesman, took the audio of Nelson screaming from another play and added to the play where the No. 6 pick in this years draft pulled and flattened Jaguars safety Barry Church into the ground on a Marlon Mack run to the right side in the first half. Video of the play from the Colts Twitter account was one of the most talked about events on social media Monday. It was up to more than 11,000 retweets and 37,000 likes on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. I saw it got pretty viral on the internet, which was cool, Nelson said Tuesday. ...Yeah, I wasnt yelling, not on that play. I dont know how it got amped...
Three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird, introduced Friday as a basketball operations associate for the Denver Nuggets, wasnt looking to get into NBA management when the teams president of basketball operations, Tim Connelly, called this fall with what she called the perfect match for her goals. Not long after Bird led the Seattle Storm past the Washington Mystics in the WNBA finals, Connelly reached out to her through a mutual friend -- longtime NBA forward Caron Butler, a contemporary of Birds at the University of Connecticut who played for Connelly with the Wizards before Connellys move to Denver. Bird, who plans to return for her 17th WNBA season at age 38, was quickly sold on the fit. It was really a perfect match, because here they are giving me this amazing opportunity but also understanding that Im still a player, said Bird, the WNBAs all-time assists leader. I still have a season, and Im still preparing for that. Its just, for me personally, the...
Editors note: This story was originally posted in 2014. One woman is from Mulga, Alabama, the other from Clanton, Alabama. They are both grandmothers of six. One cheers for Alabama the other for Auburn. Like most college football fans in the gridiron-crazed state of Alabama, theyre mortal enemies this week, as the No. 1 Crimson Tide prepares to play the No. 15 Tigers in Saturdays Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Ive never met Tammy, but she really seems to be a sweet girl, said Phyllis Perkins, who is known as Phyllis from Mulga on the Paul Finebaum Show, which airs on the ESPN-owned SEC Network. But its Iron Bowl week, so I dont know about her. She can probably hurt me physically because shes younger than me. No, I take that back. If she hits me, her ass is grass. Among Finebaums legion of loyal and colorful callers, theres none more famous than Perkins, a two-time cancer survivor, and...
Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors
R.J. White has his finger on the pulse of the Vikings and Bears
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Bosa has been out all season with a foot injury
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Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points on 35 shot attempts and had zero assists, leaving the second-year Jazz star to question his performance in Utahs 113-107 loss to the 76ers.
After scoring 23 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday against the Raptors, Kyrie Irving stressed the need for the Celtics struggling offense to be more aggressive and attack the rim.
Major Applewhite and Ed Oliver said theyve learned from what happened on the sideline Thursday and will move on from it together.
Colts rookie Quenton Nelson will appeal a $26,739 fine for leading with his helmet on a block against Jaguars safety Barry Church that went viral this week, a source told ESPN.
Ed Oliver, a defensive tackle who plays for the University of Houston Cougars, became angry and shouted at Coach Major Applewhite on Thursday night.
The Miami Marlins have debuted their new logo, colors and uniforms, hoping to rebrand the team.
Miami Heat star Hassan Whiteside reportedly had a $50,000 rifle stolen from him over the summer.
Earlham College has suspended its football program after a fifth consecutive winless season and a Division III record 53 straight losses.
The Los Angeles Rams raised $1.1 million for victims of the wildfires in California, according to multiple reports.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is hot while the Eagles Doug Pederson and Jim Schwartz might soon be feeling the heat. And, the Texans are cool again.
Jimmy Butler played one of his most efficient games of the season in a 76ers win, then proceeded to throw a few pointed jabs at his former teammates.
College football staff picks for Week 12 focus on the showdown between Notre Dame and Syracusse plus a key Big 12 matchup as Texas hosts Iowa State.
The college football season continues and the staff at USA TODAY Sports has some bold predictions for Week 12, including some possible upsets.
Week 12 brings five games that impact on the College Football Playoff, including Notre Dame and Syracuse along with Duke-Clemson and Iowa State-Texas.
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