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Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown Injures Calf And Taken To Hospital During Sunday’s Game

Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers headed to a local hospital for further evaluation of his left calf injury during Sundays game against the Patriots, the Steelers announced. Brown suffered a calf injury in the first half and was initially listed by the team as questionable to return to the Steelers’ game against the New England Patriots before the latest development. Brown left early in the second quarter with an apparent leg injury. Shortly after, he was helped to the locker room. Though the team listed him as questionable, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said at halftime that they “don’t expect him back tonight.”  Brown caught two passes for 24 yards before he suffered the injury. ...Read more

Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis Plans To Leave Team After This Season

After 15 seasons in Cincinnati which made him the longest-tenured head coach in franchise history, Marvin Lewis is planning to leave the Bengals after this season to pursue opportunities elsewhere. As he has done in the past, Lewis willingly opted to enter 2017 on the final year of his contract, but unlike in other years, this time he is planning to leave Cincinnati, sources said.  If a head-coaching job does not materialize, sources said Lewis would be interested in working in another team’s front office or as a coaching adviser for a former Bengals assistant coach who has gone on to become a head coach. ...Read more

Los Angeles Angels Acquire Ian Kinsler In Trade With Detroit Tigers

The Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old Kinsler hit .236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs in 139 games last season for the Tigers. He is due to earn $11 million next season in the final year of his contract. ...Read more

Milwaukee Bucks Forward Mirza Teletovic Sidelined With Pulmonary Emboli In Lungs

Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic will be sidelined as a result of pulmonary emboli in both lungs, Bucks officials announced Thursday, December 14th. According to the Bucks, Teletovic’s condition was discovered when consulting with Bucks team physicians after he experienced unusual fatigue earlier this week. Following a 10-day rest period, Teletovic will begin his supervised rehabilitation program and updates on his condition will be provided when appropriate. ...Read more

Bob Costas Headed To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Broadcasting legend Bob Costas has been named the 2018 Ford C. Frick Award winner. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Costas will be recognized during the Hall of Fame awards presentation on July 28, 2018 during Hall of Fame weekend. He becomes the 42nd winner of the Frick Award. The Ford C. Frick award is voted upon annually and named in memory of sportswriter, radio broadcaster, National League president and baseball commission. ...Read more

Miami Marlins Trade Marcell Ozuna To Cardinals

Miami agreed to trade Marcell Ozuna — their Gold Glove, Silver Slugger left fielder — to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. He is the third All-Star to be traded in six days. The Cardinals are reportedly sending four prospects to the Marlins, including right-handed pitcher Sandy Alcantara. Ozuna is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2019 season. For the Marlins, this is another step in that offseason roster deconstruction. It started with Dee Gordon, continued with Giancarlo Stanton, now includes Ozuna and could send more Marlins packing in the coming days and weeks. ...Read more

NFL Network Suspends Three Former Players After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

The NFL Network has suspended three members of its on-air team, former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor, in response to allegations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit by a former employee. Former wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor detailed several sexually inappropriate encounters with the trio, and others who have worked for the NFL Network, according to court documents.  Former NFL Network executive Eric Weinberger and former NFL Network analyst Donovan McNabb are also among those named in the suit.  ...Read more

Devin Hester Announces Retirement From NFL

Devin Hester, the NFL’s career leader in combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns, announced his retirement via Twitter on Tuesday. Hester, 35, finishes his career with 14 punt returns for touchdowns — also the best in NFL history — and five TDs on kickoff returns. Considered the best return man in the NFL for many years, Hester made four Pro Bowls and was first-team All-Pro three times. In his Twitter post, Hester said: “I have good news and bad news. Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back at the 30. Bad news: Y’all will have to find a new favorite returner.” ...Read more

Jack Morris And Alan Trammell Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Former Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were both elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the the Modern Era Committee, MLB announced Sunday. Morris, a pitcher, and Trammell, a shortstop, both failed to gain entry during their 15 years on the regular ballot. In balloting by the 16-member Modern Era panel, with 12 votes needed for election, Morris got 14 votes and Trammell received 13. “I’m so proud that Jack and I will be going in together,” Trammell said. Morris added, “I can’t think of a better scenario to go in with a former teammate and a guy that I respect and love so much, and I know it’s going to be good day.” ...Read more

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz Out For Season With Torn ACL

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday. The 24-year-old Wentz, who was expected to be an NFL MVP candidate this season, underwent an MRI on Monday morning after suffering the knee injury in Sunday’s 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. It usually takes a player six to nine months to recover from the required surgery. ...Read more