David Carr is likely to start at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers at Tennessee on Sunday after Vinny Testaverde missed a third straight practice Friday with a right Achilles’ tendon injury. Coach John Fox held off naming a starter, but Carr practiced without difficulty again despite a sore back.
Bills rookie quarterback Trent Edwards is doubtful for Buffalo’s game Sunday against Cincinnati after missing his third straight practice Friday because of a swollen right hand. Coach Dick Jauron said he’ll wait until game time to determine if Edwards would be able to back up starter J.P. Losman or if he’d be ruled out completely.
Rejuvenated after resting his banged-up body, Ravens quarterback Steve McNair plans to be back under center Monday for the first time in nearly a month. Since missing two starts and recuperating from back and groin injuries during Baltimore’s bye week, McNair is preparing to start Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers for his first action since an Oct.
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have swapped wins, awards and championships. Now they might be trading records, too. The feature attraction in this week’s showdown pits Brady, on pace to shatter the league’s single-season records for touchdown passes and passer rating, versus Manning, the man he’s chasing.
Al Sharpton and his National Action Network backed off their threats of protests at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, satisfied with Isiah Thomas’ stance on derogatory language toward women. A taped deposition shown at a sexual harassment trial against Thomas and MSG appeared to show the Knicks coach saying he felt it was OK for a black man, but not a white one, to call a black woman “bitch.” But…
Cavaliers forward Donyell Marshall will miss Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns because of a sprained right wrist. Marshall is listed as day-to-day as Cleveland begins a six-game road trip, the team said Saturday. He averaged 2.5 points in the first two games. Cavaliers guard Eric Snow has been out since the preseason with a sprained knee.
Simon Gagne was cleared for full activity Saturday, 10 days after the Philadelphia Flyers forward was knocked out of a game and sidelined with vision problems and dizziness. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Gagne passed his baseline tests and was expected to practice with the team on Sunday.
The Chicago Cubs and Daryle Ward exercised a $1.2 million mutual option for next season, but the team declined options on outfielder Cliff Floyd and pitcher Steve Trachsel on Saturday. Ward, primarily a pinch hitter, batted .327 in 79 games last season after signing as a free agent. The left-handed batter led the team with 54 pinch-hit appearances and went 11-for-41, a .268 average.
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…
JAMAICA, New York (Ticker) – Aqueduct Racetrack canceled its horse racing card Saturday afternoon when jockeys refused to ride due to strong winds.
An Australian expert giving evidence at the race-fixing trial of six men has denied having a hidden agenda.