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Sidelined Montana State scoring leader Xavier Blount is expected to miss the rest of the season after injuring a shoulder and breaking his nose in a fight with other Bobcats athletes outside a bar early Sunday. He is averaging 11.7 points and tied for the team lead with 26 steals. Blount, 20, was charged with minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct. Montana State starting linebacker Roger Trammel, 21, was charged with misdemeanor assault. An MSU official said Trammel has been dismissed from the football team. Track star Chris Wilson, 20, was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a driver’s license. Defensive tackle Zach Minter, 21, was charged with unlawful use of a driver’s license.

Recovering Texas Rangers baseball slugger Josh Hamilton says he’s undergoing counseling individually and with his wife in the aftermath of his admitted relapse with alcohol and is “doing things right a day at a time.” In an interview, Hamilton said he knows it’s a serious issue. He said he’s doing well and so is his family.

• Doctors who operated on Tony Gwynn say it appears the Hall of Fame outfielder’s cancer has not spread. But they say it will take up to 18 months for him to regain movement in the right side of his face.

• Overall World Cup leader Ivica Kostelic said he hopes to return to competing within a month despite having a knee operation. The defending overall champion underwent surgery in Basel, Switzerland, after partially tearing cartilage in his right knee during his super-combined victory in Russia on Sunday.

Retiring Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton, who had the memorable call on Henry Aaron’s 715th home run, will retire as the radio voice of the Houston Astros after the 2012 season. This will be the 84-year-old Hamilton’s 28th year with the Astros and 59th year overall calling Major League Baseball games.

Released Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.