November 2, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Acquired The New England Patriots moved to shore up their shaky secondary on Thursday by obtaining cornerback Aqib Talib from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots traded their fourth-round pick in next year’s draft for the former first-round choice, who is coming off his second NFL suspension, and a seventh-rounder in 2012.

Announced Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill remains limited in practice, and his availability for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis is uncertain. Nursing a leg injury, Tannehill took snaps with the first team and threw on the run. But for the second consecutive day he practiced wearing a brace and thigh-to-ankle sleeve on his left leg.

• Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has had surgery to repair the torn abdominal muscle that has sidelined him for much of the season. No return date has been given, though Packers coach Mike McCarthy says it would probably be at least a few weeks.

• Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, one of the leaders of the Atlanta Falcons’ defense, will miss Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys with a right ankle injury. Coach Mike Smith said receiver Kevin Cone, who has a groin injury, will also miss the game.

Suspended Iowa State senior guard Chris Babb has been suspended from the Cyclones’ men’s basketball team for three games for violating team rules.

Filed Former heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield filed a lawsuit to try to stop the upcoming auction of some of his boxing memorabilia, including an Olympic bronze medal and the gloves he wore to fight Mike Tyson. Holyfield’s lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles and seeks an order blocking the sale of 20 of the almost 450 items set for auction Nov. 30 by Julien’s Auctions.

Extended Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington will serve three extra months of federal probation in a 2010 perjury case, U.S. authorities and his attorney said. Authorities are looking into whether Pocklington may have withheld personal financial information from probation officials.


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