Sports, November 12th

GOOD NEWS FOR ELVIS

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – An MRI on Broncos defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil’s left shoulder Monday showed no tear.
Dumervil had two tackles and a forced fumble when he left Sunday’s 36-14 win over in the second quarter.
Coach John Fox said Monday that the injury was a muscle strain and the Broncos would know more when they return to practice Wednesday. The seventh-year veteran missed all of 2010 with a torn pectoral muscle, then came back last season and made the Pro Bowl with 9 1/2 sacks.
Dumervil, who led the league with 17 sacks in 2009, has six this season.

REFS BLOW CALL IN BRONCO GAME

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The NFL says the 76-yard punt return by Denver’s Trindon Holliday against Carolina on Sunday should have been ruled a touchback, not a touchdown. In the second quarter of Denver’s 36-14 win, the Broncos’ returner raced up the sidelines and appeared to score. Replays showed Holliday prematurely celebrating the TD by flipping the ball out of his hands before crossing the goal line. Replay official Bob Boylston confirmed the touchdown and, as a result, referee Alberto Riveron did not stop the game for an instant replay review. The NFL said Monday in a statement “Boylston should have stopped the game to initiate an instant replay review” and “the result of the play should have been a touchback – not a touchdown -with Carolina gaining possession at the 20 yard-line.”

LINDSEY VONN IN THE HOSPITAL

VAIL (AP) – Lindsey Vonn has been admitted to a hospital in Vail with an undisclosed illness. Her spokesman, Lewis Kay, had no other updates on the U.S. skier’s condition Monday. The four-time World Cup overall champion skipped a slalom competition in Finland last weekend to prepare for upcoming races in Aspen. She also had a promotional event lined up for last Friday in Vail, but had to cancel because she was sick. Vonn recently requested to compete in a men’s downhill race, only to be rejected by the International Ski Federation. She was hoping to enter the men’s race Nov. 24 at Lake Louise, Alberta. Had she been allowed to compete against the men, Vonn would’ve missed the two races in Aspen because they take place the same weekend.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

New Orleans 31 Atlanta 27
New England 37 Buffalo 31
Minnesota 34 Detroit 24
Cincinnati 31 N-Y Giants 13
Baltimore 55 Oakland 20
Tampa Bay 34 San Diego 24
Tennessee 37 Miami 3
Seattle 28 N-Y Jets 7
Dallas 38 Philadelphia 23
OT St. Louis 24 San Francisco 24
Houston 13 Chicago 6

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Brooklyn 82 Orlando 74
L-A Clippers 89 Atlanta 76
Memphis 104 Miami 86
Oklahoma City 106 Cleveland 91
L-A Lakers 103 Sacramento 90

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