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Thu., Dec. 9, 2010

Voted Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick leads Pro Bowl voting. Vick has 729,838 fan votes, nearly 39,000 more than Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning, the NFL said Wednesday.

Decided Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler says now he will not play college basketball. The 6-foot-8 Osweiler committed to playing basketball at Gonzaga after his freshman season in high school, but focused on football instead. Last month, he said he would join ASU’s basketball team after the football season.

Hospitalized Quarterback Matt Cassel, a key reason the Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as contenders in the AFC West, underwent an appendectomy. His status for the Chiefs’ next game is unknown.

Awarded Longtime Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins play-by-play announcer Dave Van Horne won the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

Injured Boxer Wladimir Klitschko withdrew from his WBO and IBF heavyweight title defense against unbeaten British challenger Dereck Chisora because of a torn muscle in his back.

Appeared Standout Iowa receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos made his initial court appearance on drug charges that have left his future in doubt.

Suspended Nebraska suspended starting defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler for the Holiday Bowl because he was ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving.

Retired Finnish player Jere Lehtinen retired from the NHL, ending a 14-season career spent entirely with Dallas.

Postponed A federal judge in Washington postponed the trial of baseball star Roger Clemens until July so his attorneys can review the evidence generated during a 21/2-year investigation into whether he lied about using performance- enhancing drugs.


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