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NFL fines Haynesworth, Jacobs for fight

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been fined $10,000 by the NFL and New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has been hit for $7,500.

Promoter: Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is dead

Promoter Bob Arum declared the megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

College football's most valuable teams

The University of Texas Longhorns won’t play for the national championship until Jan. 7, but when it comes to team value, they’re already college football’s runaway winners.

Injury-riddled Blazers lose center for rest of season

Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured right patella tendon.

Report: Madoff treated for face, rib injuries

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was hospitalized late last week and treated for facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, a Raleigh, North Carolina television station reporte

Lions' Stafford done for '09, needs knee surgery

The season is over for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has been placed on injured reserve ahead of what the team calls minor right knee surgery.

USC RB McKnight rejoins team, still not cleared to play

Southern California tailback Joe McKnight has rejoined the Trojans for practice after missing their early preparations for the Emerald Bowl.

Legendary sports broadcaster George Michael dead at 70

George Michael, a mainstay on the Washington, D.C., sports television scene for decades who reached a national audience with "The George Michael Sports Machine" highlights show, has died.

Delhomme done for rest of '09; future in Carolina unclear

The Carolina Panthers placed quarterback Jake Delhomme on injured reserve Thursday with a broken finger on his throwing hand, ending his worst season as a pro.

Source: Uribe close to deal with Giants

Juan Uribe is close to returning to the Giants on a one-year contract with a club option for 2011, according to a major-league source.