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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis won’t make his season debut Sunday at Miami. Ellis returned to practice on a limited basis this week after an extended rehabilitation from a torn left Achilles’ tendon. Coach Wade Phillips said Friday that Ellis hasn’t had a setback but hasn’t made enough progress to play.

  • Cowboys LB Ellis won’t play Sunday

    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis won’t make his season debut Sunday at Miami. Ellis returned to practice on a limited basis this week after an extended rehabilitation from a torn left Achilles’ tendon. Coach Wade Phillips said Friday that Ellis hasn’t had a setback but hasn’t made enough progress to play.

  • Finnish two-time world rally champion Marcus Gronholm to quit

    Two-time world rally champion Marcus Gronholm said Friday he will quit at the end of the season while still “at the top.” The 39-year old Finnish driver said the decision was difficult to make. “I’ve thought and wondered and pondered about it,” Gronholm said. “One day I feel like continuing and then on another day…

  • Marbury: Isiah’s sex harass suit ‘funny’

    Knicks guard Stephon Marbury testified Wednesday in the case of a fired team executive who has accused coach Isiah Thomas of sexual harassment, calling the lawsuit absurd while downplaying an encounter with a drunken intern. After hearing about the lawsuit brought by Anucha Browne Sanders, “I laughed,” Marbury said in U.S.

  • Bill Russell goes into FIBA Hall of Fame

    Boston Celtics great Bill Russell and former North Carolina coach Dean Smith were among 20 former players, coaches and technicians inducted into FIBA’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Russell, winner of 11 NBA championships and an Olympic gold medal, led a list of 12 players from 10 different countries, while Smith headlined the four coaches.

  • Belkin has setback in bid to buy Hawks

    Boston-based businessman Steve Belkin suffered a setback on Tuesday in his long-running attempt to buy out the other owners of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals threw out a 2006 lower court ruling that Belkin is entitled to buy out his fellow Hawks-Thrashers owners at cost and take over…

  • Ankiel says he met with MLB about HGH

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he met earlier this week with baseball officials to answer questions about human growth hormone. Major League Baseball had requested a meeting after a New York Daily News report that Ankiel received eight shipments of HGH in 2004.

  • Sabres to host Penguins in outdoor game

    Get ready for an NHL big chill on New Year’s Day: Penguins at Sabres in an outdoor game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The league is set to announce next week that the Buffalo Sabres will host the Pittsburgh Penguins, a person familiar with the event told Sports Betting News, in what would be the NHL’s…

  • Maple Leafs F Bell suspended 15 games

    Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell was suspended for 15 games without pay Wednesday by the NHL after his plea last month of no contest to drunken driving and hit-and-run charges. “Playing in the National Hockey League is a privilege, and with that privilege comes a corresponding responsibility for exemplary conduct off the ice as…

  • Pakistan v Scotland as it happened

    Pakistan beat Scotland by 51 runs in their opening World Twenty20 match in Durban.

  • GB defend European eventing title

    BBC racing presenter Clare Balding previews this weekend’s European Eventing Championships in Italy.

  • Meadowlands Barn Notes – Friday, September 14

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  • No marijuana charge for Pacers’ Williams

    Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams intends to plead guilty to charges of driving without a license. Defense attorney John Tompkins said Friday that Williams plans to enter a plea agreement on the misdemeanor charge by Oct. 1, the day before the Pacers open training camp. Williams did not attend Friday’s initial court hearing, but he…