BRONCOS RUNNING BACK ON IR
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Willis McGahee has been placed on recallable injured reserve by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos. The Broncos (7-3) put their 31-year-old running back on the list Wednesday, meaning he can return to practice after missing the final six regular-season games and play in a game after missing two more.
That would bring Denver up to the AFC title game. McGahee tore the medical collateral ligament in his right knee Sunday when he was tackled low by San Diego cornerback Quentin Jammer. Coach John Fox says McGahee won’t need surgery.
McGahee ranks fifth among AFC rushers with 731 yards. He’ll be replaced by rookie Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and former first-round pick Knowshon Moreno, who’s been inactive since Week 2.
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Tufts University in Massachusetts has rescinded Lance Armstrong’s honorary degree. A university spokeswoman says the school’s trustees voted unanimously at their meeting this month to rescind the doctor of humane letters bestowed upon Armstrong in 2006. During his keynote speech in which he revealed a Tufts cycling jersey beneath his academic robes, Armstrong talked about his battle with testicular cancer and the need for everyone to get involved. He told graduates: “Be active. Be involved. Be heard. Be aggressive. Be smart. Don’t be afraid.” The university said Wednesday that while respecting Armstrong’s cancer-fighting efforts, the board concluded his “actions as an athlete are inconsistent with the values of the university.” Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour De France titles after the U.S. anti-doping agency revealed evidence of performance-enhancing drug use.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A longtime friend of boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho says the former world champion’s condition has worsened after he was shot in the face last night in Puerto Rico. Friend and former manager Ismael Leandry tells The Associated Press that doctors are waiting for Camacho’s mother to decide whether he should be taken off life support.
NEW YORK (AP) – NHL negotiations are set to resume this morning in an effort to end the lockout that has entered its 67th day. The league asked the players union on Monday to bring a new complete proposal when the two sides get back together, but it’s not known if that will happen. The union huddled for internal discussions after Monday’s brief 90-minute bargaining session.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mike D’Antoni finally got to work the sidelines as the new Lakers coach last night and the team responded with a 95-90 victory over Brooklyn. D’Antoni had been limited in his game-day activities since being hired ten days ago, as he continues to recover from knee replacement surgery.
UNDATED (AP) – Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor is likely icing down his right shoulder today after a record shattering scoring performance in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible last night. The sophomore hoisted up 107 shots, including 71 three-point attempts, on the way to a NCAA scoring record 138 points in the win.
NEW YORK (AP) – Yogi Ferrell had seven of his 14 points in overtime to help top-ranked Indiana turn back an upset bid from Georgetown 82-72 in title game of the Legends Classic. The overtime victory helped the Hoosiers improve to 5-0.