VONN OUT OF THE HOSPITAL
Lindsey Vonn has been released from Vail Valley Hospital two days after being admitted for severe intestinal pain.
Vonn’s publicist Lewis Kay says in an email that she’s “feeling much better and “resting comfortably at home.” He’s not sure when the four-time overall World Cup champion will return to skiing. Kay says doctors were still trying to determine what caused of her illness, but she’s responded well to treatment. Kay says it’s not clear “when she will be able to return to the mountain” but will “update as her health improves.” Vonn was in Colorado to prepare for the upcoming World Cup races in Aspen on Nov. 24.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – An angry Rex Ryan addressed his New York Jets players for some anonymous quotes ripping Tim Tebow in a newspaper report, calling the comments “a cowardly thing.”
Ryan, whose Jets are 3-6 and have lost three straight, says Wednesday that he has no respect for players who say things to the media without putting their names to their comments.
A report in the Daily News says that more than a dozen players and members of the Jets organization believe there’s no chance Tebow could overtake Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback job – with one saying of the backup: “He’s terrible.” Ryan says the Jets never brought Tebow in to be the starter, and adds that he “absolutely wanted Tim here” when New York acquired him from Denver in March.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday against Cincinnati because Brady Quinn still has not been cleared to play following a concussion. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said that Quinn feels better and that he could be cleared by the end of the week, but he couldn’t take the chance that he wouldn’t be ready for the Bengals. As a result, Cassel will start his third consecutive game. Cassel was the starter earlier this year before sustaining his own concussion in a game against Baltimore. Quinn was the fill-in starter for a game, and then got the permanent job, only to be knocked out of his second start against the Raiders. Quinn has been practicing, but Crennel said he’s not been cleared for full contact.
DETROIT (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent outfielder Torii Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person, who spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made, says the deal is pending a physical. The 37-year-old Hunter hit a career-best .313 last season for the Los Angeles Angels. He’ll be able to fill a corner outfield spot for the AL champion Tigers, taking care of a major offseason priority for Detroit. Hunter hit 16 home runs and had 92 RBIs in 2012. He could also help the Tigers improve their defense as they chase their first World Series title since 1984. Detroit was swept by San Francisco in this year’s series.