Donovan McNabb has his mobility back, and along with it, his starting spot. About the reception he’ll receive Sunday from fickle Philadelphia Eagles fans, with whom he’s had a career-long on-again, off-again relationship, the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback is unsure and even a bit indifferent, McNabb returned to practice Wednesday for his first full workout since spraining his right ankle and…
Marshawn Lynch is scheduled to practice in pads Thursday, the next step in determining when the Buffalo Bills running back can return since spraining his left ankle more than three weeks ago. Coach Dick Jauron said Wednesday that Lynch has shown significant progress and he hoped the rookie starter and team’s top offensive threat could play Sunday when Buffalo hosts the Miami Dolphins.
Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth watched practice Wednesday, giving his sore right hamstring time to heal from his first game action after missing three straight weeks. Haynesworth said his hamstring was a little sore, which was to be expected. He said he thinks he will be good to play Sunday when San Diego (7-5) visits.
A season removed from the Super Bowl, the Chicago Bears are mastering the art of inconsistency. Their results so far? They opened this way: loss, win, loss. Then, after a second consecutive loss in Week 4, the Bears have put together this string over the past eight games: win, loss, win, loss, win, loss, win, loss.
Roy Williams might be the only NFL player excited about the idea of playing at Lambeau Field in late December. The Detroit Lions receiver is expected to miss the rest of the season after spraining his right knee in Sunday’s loss in Minnesota, but he remains hopeful that he could return for at least one more game.
An attorney for the 17-year-old accused gunman in the killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor wants to work with prosecutors to resolve the case. Sawyer Smith, who along with his father Wilbur is representing Eric Rivera, said Wednesday his client was admitting no wrongdoing yet. “When the State Attorney’s Office is ready, we would like to sit down and begin discussion with them so we can…
They call it the “Masters of College Golf,” the annual tournament that gives the country’s All-American golfers a chance to showcase their skills on the links without their teammates. It’s been a late fall tradition that 30 of the nation’s top male college golfers have looked forward to for 33 years, but a rule change by the NCAA may make the most recent showcase in November the last.
The trial of Indiana Pacers players Jamaal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels stemming from a bar fight almost a year ago was delayed until Jan. 14. Defense attorney James Voyles confirmed the new date Wednesday. The trial was to have begun Monday, but Voyles requested the delay, the second since September, because the Pacers play at Cleveland on Tuesday.
The first female commissioner of a major college conference will resign next year after leading the Atlantic 10 since 1994. Linda Bruno’s resignation will take effect June 30. That will leave two other women as commissioners of Division I conferences — Carolyn Schlie Femovich of the Patriot League and Brenda Weare of the Northeast Conference.
A season removed from the Super Bowl, the Chicago Bears are mastering the art of inconsistency. Their results so far? They opened this way: loss, win, loss. Then, after a second consecutive loss in Week 4, the Bears have put together this string over the past nine games: win, loss, win, loss, win, loss, win, loss.
Brandt Snedeker cashed checks worth $2.8 million, won a PGA tournament and finished in the top 10 in five other events. All in his rookie season. The 26-year-old from Nashville, Tenn., is a favorite for the tour’s rookie of the year award. He’s the highest first-year player on the money list (17th) and the FedEx Cup points standings (9th).
Nite Light held off Successful Affair by a neck Wednesday to win the $76,700 Coyote Lakes Stakes amid snow flurries at Aqueduct. Nite Light benefited from a clever ride by Mike Luzzi, who sent the 3-year-old to the early lead and then slowed the pace to a crawl in the 1 1/2 mile race. The final time on fast track was 2:34.33.