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OU receiver Broyles out 2-4 weeks

Sophomore fractured left shoulder blade in Miami game

October 6, 2009

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Norman, Okla. — Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles will be out for two to four weeks with a broken left shoulder blade, starting with this week’s game against Baylor.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops confirmed Monday that Broyles suffered the fracture during Saturday night’s 21-20 loss at Miami.

Broyles leads the Sooners (2-2) with 23 catches for 346 yards and seven touchdowns this season. The sophomore had also been the team’s top punt returner.

Stoops also said Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford practiced again with the No. 19 Sooners on Monday, but he doesn’t plan to make a decision on whether the quarterback will play until Thursday. Stoops said he doesn’t plan to answer questions about Bradford until then.

College football

Tech QB’s status unknown

Taylor Potts left a Lubbock, Texas, hospital Sunday afternoon, but it’s not clear whether the Texas Tech quarterback will play in Saturday’s Big 12 game against Kansas State.

Potts suffered a concussion in the second quarter of Saturday’s 48-28 win over New Mexico when he was sacked twice during a three-play sequence. The multiple hits landed him in the Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, where he stayed overnight before he was released.

Tech coach Mike Leach has a long-standing policy of not commenting on player injuries. In Potts’ case, Leach said: “He’s doing fabulously well, and he’s a great member of our team and we continue to look forward to his success.”

Also, right guard Brandon Carter was reinstated by Leach on Sunday.

Without Carter, a preseason All-American, the Raiders allowed a season-high five sacks against New Mexico. Carter didn’t allow any sacks last year and has yet to allow one this season.

Tebow not cleared yet

Gainesville, Fla. — Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is reading, watching television, attending class, studying tape and doing everything else he was before his concussion.

Except practicing.

Florida coach Urban Meyer said Monday his star player has not been cleared to practice or play against fourth-ranked LSU on Saturday night. But Meyer added that the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is no longer dealing with post-concussion symptoms.

NFL

Coach: 49ers want WR

Santa Clara, Calif. — Coach Mike Singletary said Monday that the San Francisco 49ers would still like to have first-round draft pick Michael Crabtree play for the team this season.

Responding to a report that Crabtree and his agent were about to renew negotiations with the team, Singletary said he would not close the door on Crabtree, even though the wide receiver from Texas Tech has yet to practice with the 49ers because of a contract impasse.

McFadden out 2-4 weeks

Alameda, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders’ struggling offense will be without starting running back Darren McFadden for the next few weeks.

Coach Tom Cable said Monday that McFadden would have surgery today to repair torn cartilage in his knee. McFadden is expected to miss two to four weeks.

Eli Manning’s foot inflamed

East Rutherford, N.J. — New York Giants quaterback Eli Manning was diagnosed with inflamed tissue in his right foot late Monday following an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. It’s a problem that usually develops over time and lingers.

Team physician Russell Warren told Manning he could play this weekend against the Oakland Raiders if he could tolerate the pain.

McNabb returns

Philadelphia — Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb returned to practice Monday and is expected to start Sunday when the Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cowboys S needs surgery

Irving, Texas — Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh will have surgery to repair a broken plate in his right thumb and could be out up to a month.

Raiders probe forwarded

Alameda, Calif. — The Napa police have finished their investigation into allegations that Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable assaulted one of his assistants and forwarded the case to the district attorney’s office.

Commander Andy Lewis said Monday the case was sent to the district attorney’s office for review “very recently.” Lewis said the police would have no additional comment on the specifics of the case.

NBA

LeBron criticizes Edwards

Berea, Ohio — LeBron James called Cleveland Browns receiver Braylon Edwards “childish” for allegedly punching James’ friend early Monday morning outside of a Cleveland night club.

James said Edwards punched Edward Givens, a friend of James’ and a promoter with a Cleveland marketing firm who was working outside the club around 2:30 a.m. EDT.

“I’ve never crossed paths with Braylon before, but it seems like there’s a little jealousy going on with Braylon and me and my friends. I have no idea why,” the Cavaliers superstar said after practice. “I’ve never said anything to Braylon at all. But for him to do that is very childish. My friend is 130 pounds. Seriously. It’s like hitting one of my kids. It doesn’t make sense.”

Edwards was not available for comment Monday. He did post a message on his Twitter account — OfficialBraylon — at 5:25 p.m., offering praise to James.

“I have no issue with LeBron,” Edwards tweeted. “I respect and admire him.”

Jazz guard out

Salt Lake City — Utah Jazz shooting guard C.J. Miles has a ruptured ligament in his left thumb and will need surgery.

Baseball

Hoffman, Brewers agree

Milwaukee — All-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman agreed Monday to a one-year, $8 million contract to return to the Milwaukee Brewers next season.

A person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that it includes a mutual option for 2011 that could be worth up to an additional $8.5 million. The person requested anonymity because the contract had not been formally announced.

Golf

Kuchar wins playoff

Verona, N.Y. — Matt Kuchar won the Turning Stone Resort Championship on Monday, besting Vaughn Taylor on the sixth hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Kuchar improved to 2-0 in playoffs and won the top prize of $1.08 million, boosting his earnings for the year over $2 million.

Dyson wins in Scotland

St. Andrews, Scotland — Simon Dyson of England won the Dunhill Links Championship by three strokes after shooting a 6-under 66 that included birdies on six of the first seven holes.

Courts

Suspect can stand trial

Iowa City, Iowa — A judge ruled Monday that the man accused of gunning down legendary Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas is mentally competent to stand trial.

Mark D. Becker, 24, can appreciate the first-degree murder charges against him, understand the proceedings and assist with his defense, according to an order filed by Butler County District Judge Stephen Carroll.

College Volleyball

OU heckling being reviewed

Lincoln, Neb. — The Big 12 Conference said Monday it is reviewing actions by Oklahoma volleyball fans, including members of the women’s basketball team, accused of excessively heckling Nebraska players during a match last week.

Nebraska coach John Cook said Monday that OU event management staff and Big 12 referees lost control of Wednesday’s match in Norman, Okla. The Huskers beat the Sooners in five sets before a crowd of 2,046, the second-largest in OU volleyball history.

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