Sports Report: Thanksgiving Day Football
In the NFL today on Thanksgiving Day football, Philadelphia is in Detroit at 12:30 on Fox, Carolina goes up against the Cowboys in Dallas at 4:30 on CBS, and then Chicago is in Green Bay at 8:30 on NBC.
St. Louis Rams receiver Stedman Bailey is in intensive care and in stable condition at a Miami area hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure for a bullet wound to the head. Police say Bailey was shot as he and four others were sitting in a car outside a home in suburban Miami Tuesday night. Another man was shot in the incident, while the three others in the car were not wounded.
The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death. In a statement released through NBC News on Wednesday, the family said he had "experienced firsthand" symptoms associated with CTE but did not offer specifics. Gifford died of natural causes at his Connecticut home in August at age 84.
Seattle Seahawks runn— Case Keenum has returned to St. Louis Rams practice on a limited basis, although he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. Coach Jeff Fisher said he was optimistic the quarterback would be available this weekend, but would know more Friday. Keenum made his first start of the year last Sunday and was injured late in a loss at Baltimore.
ing back Marshawn Lynch will be out at least three or four weeks after undergoing surgery today to repair an injury related to a sports hernia. Seattle is hopeful that Lynch will return at some point this season and will keep the bruising running back on the active roster. Lynch first showed up on the injury report with the abdominal problem on Nov. 13, two days before the Seahawks faced Arizona.
The Washington Redskins could become the first team to play two NFL games in London in the same season, and in consecutive weeks. The Redskins will face the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 30 at Wembley Stadium and could also face the St. Louis Rams a week earlier at Twickenham Stadium, depending on how the team finishes in the NFC East. In the first of the three games scheduled for next season in London, the Indianapolis Colts will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley on Oct. 2.
Also in the NFL:
— Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has made his first public comments since being diagnosed with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle. Luck said that he felt better, was confident he'd return before the end of the regular season, and is starting to increase his rehab work. Coach Chuck Pagano said Luck was expected to miss two to six weeks after getting hurt in the fourth quarter of a 27-24 victory over Denver on Nov. 8.
— Cornerback Darrelle Revis and center Nick Mangold might have to sit out the New York Jets' showdown with the Miami Dolphins. Revis is dealing with a concussion and Mangold has a deep cut on his snapping hand that required six or seven stitches to close.
— The Washington Redskins could become the first team to play two NFL games in London in the same season, and in consecutive weeks. The Redskins will face the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 30 at Wembley Stadium and could also face the St. Louis Rams a week earlier at Twickenham Stadium, depending on how the team finishes in the NFC East. In the first of the three games scheduled for next season in London, the Indianapolis Colts will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley on Oct. 2.
In the NBA, Orlando beat New York 100-91, Boston bested Philadelphia 84-80, Oklahoma City won against Brooklyn 110-99, Toronto defeated Cleveland 103-99, Detroit trumped Miami 104-81, Minnesota beat Atlanta 99-95, New Orleans topped Phoenix 120-114, Memphis beat Houston 102-93, Charlotte defeated Washington 101-87, Utah beat the Clippers 102-91, Sacramento out-scored Milwaukee 129-118, and it was San Antonio over Dallas 88-83.
In the NHL, Montreal topped the Rangers 5-1, the Islanders won against Philadelphia 3-1, Boston edged Detroit in overtime 3-2, Nashville bested Buffalo 3-2, Columbus slid past New Jersey 2-1, Tampa Bay beat Los Angeles in a shootout 2-1, Arizona doubled up Anaheim 4-2, Ottawa won against Colorado 5-3, Carolina bested Edmonton 4-1, Vancouver defeated Minnesota 3-2, Washington beat Winnipeg 5-3, and it was Chicago over San Jose 5-2.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed general manager and executive vice president Marc Bergevin to a multiyear contract extension through the end of the 2021-22 season. The Canadiens have made the playoffs in three straight seasons under Bergevin's watch, including an appearance in the Eastern Conference final in 2013-14.
Oakland has reacquired infielder Jed Lowrie in a trade with Houston for minor league right-hander Brendan McCurry.
The deal comes less than a year after Lowrie left Oakland to sign a three-year, $23 million deal with the Astros.
The 31-year-old hit .222 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 69 games for Houston this year. He was sidelined for more than three months by a torn ligament in his right thumb.
— The Braves have added a veteran pitcher to their young rotation, agreeing to a one-year contract with right-hander Bud Norris. He was 3-11 splitting time between Baltimore and San Diego last season.
— Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. The .242 career hitter had spent all seven years of his major league career with Detroit.
— Free-agent catcher Geovany Soto and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $2.8 million, one-year contract. Soto hit .218 with 21 RBIS in 78 games with the White Sox last season.
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