CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns have signed fullback Eddie Williams
to their practice squad and released fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou.
Williams was with Chicago through training camp and spent the
first week of the regular season on the Browns’ practice squad. He
was signed by Seattle and appeared in three games for the Seahawks
before he was released on Oct. 12. He was drafted by Washington in the seventh round in 2009. Williams spent seven weeks on the Redskins’ practice squad before
being elevated to the 53-man roster. He was inactive for three
games before being placed on injured reserve. Williams spent the
entire 2010 season on the Bears’ practice squad.
Williams played college ball at Idaho. Ta’ufo’ou was signed to the Browns practice squad on Sept. 15.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Boston Herald is reporting that the
New England Patriots have released defensive tackle Albert
Haynesworth. The move came Tuesday, two days after Haynesworth did
not play for most of the second half of Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the
New York Giants. The Patriots would not confirm the report.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells
The Associated Press that former Boston Red Sox manager Terry
Francona has interviewed for the St. Louis Cardinals managerial
vacancy. Francona managed the Red Sox for eight seasons and left
after they blew a nine-game September lead in the AL wild-card
race. St. Louis is seeking a replacement for Tony La Russa, who
retired two days after winning his second World Series in 16
seasons with the Cardinals.

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick
Hall has undergone successful surgery to remove his prostate and
doctors found that his cancer had not spread to other areas. The
team says Hall is expected to recover fully and hopes to be back at
work at Chase Field in the near future. The 42-year-old Hall
disclosed in late September that a prostate biopsy had revealed
cancerous tumors, but it had been caught in the early stages of the

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are keeping ticket prices the
same for 2012 after their September collapse. The club announced on
Tuesday that the cost of all tickets available to the public will
be unchanged, while prices for premium seats bought through
multiyear contracts will vary. It is the second time in four years
the team has kept prices for all publicly available tickets the

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Chris Owusu (oh-WOO’-soo) has been ruled
out for No. 3 Stanford’s game against sixth-ranked Oregon while the
wide receiver recovers from his latest concussion. Stanford coach
David Shaw said Tuesday Owusu will not play Saturday against the
Ducks and the receiver’s status for the rest of the season is still
being evaluated. Owusu has had at least three concussions in the
last 13 months.