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A Buffalo Bills cap and candles are placed on the lawn of Millard Fillmore Gates hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett is being cared for at Millard Fillmore Gates. The message reads, Get well soon! Nobody circles the wagons like

Kevin Everett will be transferred Friday morning to a Houston hospital to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation, less than two weeks after the Buffalo Bills tight end sustained a life-threatening spinal cord injury. And doctors said Thursday they believe he will be walking within weeks — perhaps sooner.

  • Doctor: Everett will walk within weeks

    Kevin Everett will be transferred Friday morning to a Houston hospital to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation, less than two weeks after the Buffalo Bills tight end sustained a life-threatening spinal cord injury. And doctors said Thursday they believe he will be walking within weeks — perhaps sooner.

  • QB Holcomb likely to start for Vikings

    Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, and it’s appearing more likely that veteran Kelly Holcomb will start for Minnesota against the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson injured his groin in the fourth quarter against Detroit last Sunday, and has been unable to participate in the first two practices of the…

  • Lawyers refile Dubai slavery case

    US lawyers refile a lawsuit against the deputy ruler of Dubai for allegedly enslaving boys for camel racing.

  • Reds’ Griffey to miss rest of season

    Ken Griffey Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a strained groin, the latest in a string of injuries to Cincinnati’s All-Star outfielder. Griffey left Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in the eighth inning after injuring himself while fielding a ball in right field.

  • Holliday homers again, Rockies sweep LA

    Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies can only hope their streaks carry over to Petco Park. Holliday homered again and Troy Tulowitzki also connected as the Rockies completed a four-game sweep Thursday with a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies won their fifth in a row and remained 4 1/2 games behind…

  • Astros hire Ed Wade as general manager

    Ed Wade was hired Thursday as general manager of the Houston Astros, two years after the Philadelphia Phillies fired him as GM following eight seasons without a playoff appearance. The 51-year-old Wade, who worked in public relations for the Astros early in a career that began in 1977, was heavily criticized in Philadelphia for his…

  • Isbister’s late goal lifts Canucks

    Brad Isbister scored on a 2-on-1 break with 2.5 seconds left, snapping a low shot over Mathieu Garon’s blocker to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 preseason win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Ethan Moreau scored five minutes into the third period and Ales Hemsky tied it with 3:22 left as the…

  • Toskala loses in Leafs debut

    Vesa Toskala gave up a soft goal on the first shot he faced in his Toronto debut, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 in a preseason game Thursday night. The Leafs have such high hopes for the former San Jose backup that they gave him a two-year deal worth $8 million after…

  • Pennington looks ready to start for Jets

    Kellen Clemens is ready to step aside and be the New York Jets’ backup quarterback again. “It was a lot of fun and it was a great experience being the starter for a week,” Clemens said Thursday. “Hopefully that’s going to pay dividends down the line.” Coach Eric Mangini said Chad Pennington will be the…

  • Clark, Diem, Morris miss Colts practice

    Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark, right tackle Ryan Diem and outside linebacker Rob Morris — all starters — missed their second straight practice Thursday, and coach Tony Dungy has not said whether they will play Sunday at Houston. Clark and Diem have neck injuries, while Morris has an abdominal strain.

  • Keeneland yearling sale again shows gains over 2006

    Sales were up again Thursday at Keeneland’s September yearling sale from the same session a year ago, with a filly from the family of Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense fetching the top price. Hold That Tiger, out of the Jules mare Julie Girl, brought a final bid of $182,000 from agent Tom Gentry. Also from…

  • Jays’ Wells to get season-ending surgery

    Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells will have season-ending surgery Tuesday for a cyst and torn labrum in his left shoulder. Dr. James Andrews will operate in Birmingham, Ala. Toronto expects Wells to be ready for the start of spring training. Wells originally was to have the operation after the season, but the surgery was…