September 13, 2008 in Sports

Trufant joins long list of injured Seahawks

From staff and wire reports
 
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Seattle Seahawks’ Marcus Trufant, left, has a cracked bone in his hand.
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Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Trufant has a cracked bone in his left hand, but it won’t keep him from playing against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Trufant hurt his hand when he collided with another player while trying to defend against a pass during practice Thursday.

“It’s very, very sore,” coach Mike Holmgren said. “He has a cast on and we’re now trying to evaluate what to put on his hand to protect it. Allow him some comfort, but also allow him to play.”

The Seahawks have had a number of injuries lately. Starting wide receiver Nate Burleson and starting right guard Rob Sims were placed on injured reserve earlier this week with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn pectoral muscle, respectively.

Middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu suffered a knee injury during a preseason game in San Diego and injured his right thumb against Buffalo last week. He will play Sunday.

South Florida prevails: Freshman Maikon Bonani kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired, giving No. 19 South Florida a 37-34 victory over No. 13 Kansas in Tampa, Fla.

Matt Grothe threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns for USF (3-0) which overcame a 17-point deficit to take a two-touchdown lead before Kansas’ Todd Reesing tied the game with two fourth-quarter TD passes.

•Report on Young released: The Tennessee Titans called police Monday night for help searching for Vince Young because his therapist told coach Jeff Fisher the quarterback mentioned suicide several times before driving away from his home with a gun, according to a Nashville police report.

Both Fisher and Young have said what happened Monday night was overblown by the media.

Young seemed happy and laughed a bit Thursday when he discussed the past few days with reporters. He blamed his mother for overreacting and the media for making too much of nothing.

•Tomlinson questionable: San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Denver because of a jammed right big toe.

Tomlinson was hurt during Sunday’s 26-24 loss to Carolina.

•Company out of stadium negotiations: The New York Giants and Jets have canceled negotiations on stadium naming rights with a German insurance company that once had ties to the Nazis.

Allianz had been seeking a deal to put its name on the stadium being built by both teams in the Meadowlands.

•Wells out for USC game: Ohio State running back Chris “Beanie” Wells will not play for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes against No. 1 Southern California tonight in Los Angeles because of his injured right foot.

Wells was injured in the third quarter of Ohio State’s opener against Youngstown State.

•Police under investigation: The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into reports that some police used excessive force on football fans during East Carolina’s dramatic win last weekend.

Officials said the SBI will consider video that shows fans being knocked down by officers as fans rushed the field after the Pirates’ 24-3 upset win over then-No. 8 West Virginia.

Golf

Kerr atop field at Bell Micro

Cristie Kerr moved into position for her second straight LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 6-under-par 66 in windy conditions to take a two-stroke lead over Angela Stanford in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala.

Kerr had a 9-under 135 total.

Wendy Ward of Edwall, Wash., shot a 1-over 73 and is tied for 20th while Rathdrum’s Tracy Hanson shot a 5-over 77 and missed the cut.

Eaks leads after huge round: Defending champion R.W. Eaks shot an 11-under 61 in the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., missing a chance for the first 59 in Champions Tour history when he parred the final three holes.

“I hit my first ball down the fairway, and thought, ‘You know what? This is going to be a great day,’ ” said Eaks, three strokes ahead of second-place Tom Jenkins.

Miscellany

Little leads Storm past Atlanta

Camille Little scored a career-high 21 points and Katie Gearlds added a career-high 20 to lead the Seattle Storm to a 77-72 win over the Atlanta Dream in Seattle.

The loss gave Atlanta (4-30) the league record for most losses in a season. The Chicago Sky had a 5-29 record in 2006.

Armstrong begins comeback: For Lance Armstrong, the road back to the Tour de France began in the Laurentian Mountains in Mont-Tramblant, Quebec.

The seven-time winner of cycling’s showcase race came to a resort north of Montreal and rode with about 40 cyclists over more than 60 miles of rain-soaked roads. To ride with Armstrong, each cyclist had to raise at least $25,000 for a cancer-care fund.

•Davydenko cleared: Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko was cleared by the ATP after a yearlong investigation into suspicious betting patterns on a match he lost to a low-ranked opponent.

The governing body of men’s tennis said it found no evidence of wrongdoing by Davydenko, opponent Martin Vassallo Arguello of Argentina or anyone else associated with their match in Sopot, Poland, on Aug. 2, 2007.


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