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Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith Breaks Leg Vs. Houston Texans

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered two broken bones in his right leg, during the third quarter of Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans. Smith was hurt when Houston’s J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson sacked him with 7 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third quarter. Though Washington initially stated it was an ankle injury, coach Jay Gruden confirmed after the game that Smith had broken his tibia and fibula and would need immediate surgery.  ...Read more

Cleveland Browns Considering Condoleezza Rice For Head Coach Interview

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is under consideration for an interview for the Cleveland Brown head coaching role, this according to ESPN reports on Sunday. Rice, who chaired the Commission on College Basketball and served on the College Football Playoff selection committee from 2013-16, has no coaching experience, and would also become the first woman known to interview for a head coaching job in the NFL. ...Read more

L.A. Lakers’ Rajon Rondo To Undergo Surgery On Hand; Expected To Be Out 3-5 Weeks

The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday that point guard Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery to repair the fractured third metacarpal in his right hand. Rondo broke his shooting hand while making a steal late in L.A.’s win Wednesday night against the Trailblazers. The Lakers expect him to be out three to five weeks. Rondo is expected to have the surgery by Friday. ...Read more

LeBron James Passes Wilt Chamberlain For Fifth Place On All-Time NBA Scoring List

LeBron James passed legendary L.A. Laker Wilt Chamberlain to take fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list on Wednesday night. James scored 44 points against the Portland Trail Blazers to bring his career total to 31,425. James entered the game trailing Chamberlain’s career mark of 31,419 points by 38 of his own. James now sits behind Michael Jordan for fourth on the scoring list. Jordan finished his career with 32,292 points. ...Read more

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby Skips Practice With Upper-Body Injury

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skipped practice while being evaluated Wednesday for an upper-body injury. Crosby did not miss a shift and played more than 21 minutes during Pittsburgh’s 4-2 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night, but Coach Mike Sullivan declined to get elaborate about Crosby’s injury.  The 31-year-old Crosby has eight goals and 11 assists in 16 games so far this season. The Penguins host Tampa Bay on Thursday, November 15. ...Read more

Chiefs-Rams Game Moved From Mexico City To LA Due To Field Conditions

Monday night’s Chiefs-Rams game is being moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of field conditions, the league announced Tuesday. After rumors surfaced on Tuesday that discussions about moving the game were taking place, it was reported that a “number” of players were considering not playing in the game if it remained slated for Mexico City due to concerns about injuries. The Chiefs and Rams were slated to play in Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, but according to ESPN, the field was “a mess” and might not be safe for players. As part of the NFL’s international series, the home team must keep the date open at its stadium in case of an emergency. Because of that, the Rams have kept the L.A. Coliseum available. Both teams are at 9–1, so the game is widely anticipated. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. ...Read more

Washington Capitals’ Forward Tom Wilson Has Suspension Reduced To 14 Games

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 games by neutral arbitrator Shyam Das, making Wilson eligible to play in Washington’s game on Tuesday vs. the Minnesota Wild. Wilson was banned by the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit to the head on St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist during a preseason game played on Sept. 30. It was his fourth suspension since September 2017, thus deeming him a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. This is the second time recently that Das has overruled an NHL suspension, having dropped Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson’s 27-game suspension, handed out for an offseason domestic assault incident, to 18 games on Oct. 12.  ...Read more

MLB Investigating Discrimination Claims Against Seattle Mariners

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday it plans to investigate claims of racial discrimination against the Seattle Mariners, made on Monday by a former employee. The league said in a statement that the “MLB is aware of the allegations made by a former employee of the Seattle Mariners regarding the conduct of Club employees. Consistent with our policies, we are investigating the allegations.” The Mariners former director of high performance, Lorena Martin, accused the organization of discrimination and derogatory remarks in an Instagram post Monday. She singled out general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay, saying the trio called Latin American players “LAZY, DUMB, and STUPID, especially the DOMINICANS.” Martin also accused the team of “firing innocent trainers for trying to do the right thing and because of their color/race.” ...Read more

Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp Out For Season With Torn ACL

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a non-contact knee injury in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, and now the team has confirmed that Kupp indeed has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. Kupp suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the game and was helped off the field by the Rams’ training staff, without returning. Kupp also suffered a concussion during the first meeting with Seattle in Week 5 and then was carted off with a knee injury against the Broncos the following week. He leads the Rams with six TD receptions and is third on the team in catches (40) and receiving yards (566). In Kupp’s absence, Todd Gurley will be in the backfield with their two leading receivers, Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks.  ...Read more