Doctors say Dwyane Wade is ready to play. Wade isn’t completely convinced quite yet. So that’s why the star Miami Heat guard said Saturday that he doesn’t have a specific game in mind for his return to the lineup, following nearly six months of rehabilitating his surgically repaired left shoulder and left knee.
With another Nextel Cup regular about to wrap up a Busch Series championship, NASCAR is looking at a number of possible changes for its top development series.
Veteran defenseman Darius Kasparaitis is leaving the American Hockey League to join SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Super League. The 35-year-old Kasparaitis played four games this season with the New York Rangers’ AHL affiliate in Hartford, Conn., and was loaned by the Rangers on Saturday to St. Petersburg.
As he reached adulthood, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid searched for his own identity and found it on the bleak streets of North Philadelphia. Garrett Reid “got a thrill” out of being a drug dealer in the ‘hood, just a few miles from his parents’ suburban Villanova mansion. “I liked being the rich kid in that area and having my own high-status life,” Reid told a probation…
Frank Gore was limited again Friday in practice with the San Francisco 49ers, who will make a game-time decision on their Pro Bowl running back’s availability for Sunday’s game at Atlanta. Gore, who sprained his ankle two weeks ago against the New York Giants, has been limited in practice all week. He managed just 41 yards against New Orleans last Sunday, giving him 435 yards rushing and three…
Matt Hasselbeck and his achy side looked far better, leaving the Seahawks’ quarterback ready to start Sunday’s game at Cleveland. He may not have his leading receiver ready with him. Again. Deion Branch was supposed to have returned by now from the sprained foot that has caused him to miss Seattle’s last two games.
Colts doctors have told Pro Bowl receiver Marvin Harrison he can play against New England, and he hopes to. Whether he actually makes it on the field is up to coach Tony Dungy. Harrison missed all three practices this week because of a bruised left knee, and Dungy said Harrison and several others are expected to be game-time decisions for the contest between the NFL’s final two unbeaten teams.
This was the day Adam “Pacman” Jones was to tell NFL commissioner Roger Goodell he’s done enough to end his season-long suspension. However, whether the suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback actually met with Goodell in his office Friday was unclear. The NFL declined comment, as did both of Jones’ lawyers.
New England Patriots rushing leader Sammy Morris was placed on injured reserve Friday, ending his first season with the team. The Patriots listed linebacker Mike Vrabel, tight end Benjamin Watson and free safety Eugene Wilson as questionable for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis between the NFL’s only unbeaten teams.