Injury riddled Pats host Jets in NFL Thursday nighter
The New York Jets travel to Foxboro to take on New England tonight to take of the Patriots in tonight’s NFL network feature. The Pats are currently -11.5 point favorites with the total down a point to 43 1/2. The Patriots have multiple injuries and will be especially thin at the skill positions where starting WR Danny Amendola (10 catches Sunday) and RB Shane Vereen (broken wrist) have been ruled out. There is a 60% chance of showers and temperature at game time is expected to be around 77.
TCU at Texas Tech highlights NCAAF triple header
Big 12 action highlights tonight’s college football triple-header. In tonight’s 7:30 PM EST ESPN game, the visiting TCU Horned Frogs are -3 (63.5) road favorites over the homestanding Texas Tech Red Raiders. TCU rebounded from their loss at LSU with a half-hearted 38-17 win over SE Louisiana. Texas Tech is 2-0 after wins over SMU and Stephen F Austin. Also at 7:30, Louisiana Tech is a -7.5 (58) home favorite over Tulane and in the Sunbelt, Arkansas State is -8 (57) as the Red Wolves host Troy.
Sanchez likely to have season ending shoulder surgery
Mark Sanchez has a labral tear of his right throwing shoulder and will likely have season ending surgery, effectively ending his career as a New York Jets. Sanchez visited noted orthopedic surgeon Dr James Andrews where he was diagnosed with the tear. Sanchez will take a day or two to mull his options which includes rehabbing the shoulder and playing later in the season. Ultimately, the shoulder will need to be surgically repaired.
Derek Jeter shuts it down
Derek Jeter’s problems with his surgically repaired left ankle continue and the Bomber captain has decided to shut it down after just 17 games. According to the doctor that did Jeter’s surgery, the ankle needs to be strengthened and there is not enough time to do that before the end of the season. Jeter finishes 2013 hitting .190 in 73 plate appearances.
“It’s very disappointing not to be able to play, especially this time of year. This is when I want to play the most,” said Jeter. “This entire year has been pretty much a nightmare for me physically, so it’s kinda fitting that it ends like this.”
The Miami Heat bring back Michael Beasley
A month after getting cut loose from the Phoenix Suns after a felony marijuana arrest, Michael Beasley has signed with the team that made him the overall No.2 pick of the 2008 draft. Beasley will look to revive his career in Miami where he spent two disappointing seasons before getting dealt to Minnesota in 2010. Miami originally had no interest in Beasley the former K-State star’s people sealed the deal with a non-guaranteed contract.
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