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The underachieving Philadelphia Eagles could be undermanned against Detroit. Tight end L.J. Smith had surgery Friday for an injured groin and won’t play when the Lions (2-0) visit Sunday. All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins missed practice again with a neck stinger and will be a game-time decision, while Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard likely will miss his second straight game with a knee injury.

  • Eagles lose TE Smith, Dawkins out too?

    The underachieving Philadelphia Eagles could be undermanned against Detroit. Tight end L.J. Smith had surgery Friday for an injured groin and won’t play when the Lions (2-0) visit Sunday. All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins missed practice again with a neck stinger and will be a game-time decision, while Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard likely will miss…

  • McNair to return for Ravens, Ogden isn’t

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair will start Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals and offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden will be out for the second consecutive week. McNair missed last week’s win over the New York Jets with a groin pull. “Steve seems to have gotten through the week OK, so hopefully it will show up…

  • NFL destroys materials from Patriots

    The NFL has received and destroyed all materials it requested from the New England Patriots concerning videotaping of opponents’ sidelines, and a league spokesman said the team was unlikely to face any further sanctions. An NFL statement Thursday said the team was in compliance with a request for tapes and other documents.

  • Keeneland single-day prices up nearly 50 percent from last year

    Buyers paid $8.3 million for 289 horses at Friday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, up 47.4 percent from the same period last year. Overall sales remained down from 2006, 5 percent lower after Friday’s figures were added. A colt by Orientate consigned by Gainesway as agent paced Friday’s sales, bringing $235,000 from Timothy…

  • Earnhardt crew chief Eury Jr. set to get head start at Hendrick

    Junior is getting a head start at Hendrick Motorsports.

  • Wolves hire Pinckney as assistant coach

    The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Ed Pinckney as an assistant coach Friday. Pinckney, who has been an assistant at Villanova, his alma mater, since 2003, will join head coach Randy Wittman on the Timberwolves bench. He will work primarily with Minnesota’s post players, including Al Jefferson, who was acquired from Boston in a trade for Kevin…

  • Jazz F Kirilenko still wants to be dealt

    Disgruntled forward Andrei Kirilenko is apparently willing to accept any option that will get him away from Utah. Whether he really has any choices will be up to the Jazz. Kirilenko repeated his trade request to a Russian newspaper, saying he is unhappy playing the structured style Utah coach Jerry Sloan demands.

  • Mets’ Milledge appeals 3-game suspension

    Mets outfielder Lastings Milledge was suspended three games by Major League Baseball on Friday, a day after arguing his ejection during a game against the Marlins. Milledge appealed and will continue playing as the Mets try to hold off Philadelphia in the NL East. “I think the three games are a little harsh,” Milledge said.

  • BoSox’s Ramirez likely out this weekend

    Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez was out of the starting lineup for the 22nd straight game Friday night with a strained left oblique muscle and is not expected to play in this weekend’s series against Tampa Bay. “I’d say it’s unlikely,” Boston manager Terry Francona said. “That’s probably the best answer.

  • Eagles lose TE Smith, Dawkins out too?

    The underachieving Philadelphia Eagles could be undermanned against Detroit. Tight end L.J. Smith had surgery Friday for an injured groin and won’t play when the Lions (2-0) visit Sunday. All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins missed practice again with a neck stinger and will be a game-time decision, while Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard likely will miss…

  • Jags’ Henderson may finally miss a game

    Jaguars defensive tackle John Henderson missed his third consecutive practice Friday and was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at Denver. Henderson, a two-time Pro Bowler who has not missed a game in his six-year career, suffered a concussion last week against Atlanta. He returned to the game later, then had to be helped to…

  • Jags’ Henderson may finally miss a game

    Jaguars defensive tackle John Henderson missed his third consecutive practice Friday and was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at Denver. Henderson, a two-time Pro Bowler who has not missed a game in his six-year career, suffered a concussion last week against Atlanta. He returned to the game later, then had to be helped to…