Sports, October 1st

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University’s president is recommending that the university start raising funds for a new football stadium on campus, but he says the idea will have to be suspended if a viable financing plan can’t be found within two years.

CSU has been examining since February whether replacing the aging, off-campus Hughes Stadium is feasible. Consultants hired by the school and by opponents of a new stadium have disagreed about how much revenue would be generated by a new on-campus facility, whose costs are estimated at about $246 million.

University President Tony Frank said in a written statement Monday that he envisions at least $125 million of the cost being funded by donations.

CSU’s Board of Governors is scheduled to consider Frank’s recommendation Thursday.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Two offensively challenged teams will be on the field tonight to bring the curtain down on Week 4 of NFL play. Both the Dallas Cowboys and visiting Chicago Bears have ridden their respective defenses to a 2-1 start.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jets coach Rex Ryan says Santonio Holmes is “doubtful” for this week’s game against undefeated Houston after being injured early in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s loss to San Francisco. Ryan says X-rays on the wide receiver’s foot were negative, but the team is awaiting results of an MRI exam that was shipped to a different place.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers say that Andrew Bynum has a bone bruise on his right knee and will sit out three weeks as a precaution. The veteran center says the current problem is unrelated to the treatment he underwent in Germany to help stimulate healing in arthritis-affected areas in both knees.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira (teh-SHAYR’-uh) is in the Yankees lineup for tonight’s game against the visiting Red Sox. The veteran slugger is playing first base and batting fifth after missing several weeks due to an injured left calf muscle.

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Washington Nationals send out veteran left-hander John Lannan tonight against Philadelphia in their bid to wrap up the NL East title. The Nats’ magic number is one over Atlanta with the Braves in Pittsburgh to open a three-game season finale.