November 25, 2013 in Sports

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Sidelined Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will have season-ending surgery. Georgia announced Sunday that tests confirmed Murray tore the ligament in the second quarter of the Bulldogs’ 59-17 rout of Kentucky on Saturday. Murray is expected to have surgery this week. Murray started all 52 games in his four years and became the Southeastern Conference’s career leader in yards passing, touchdown passes, completions and total offense. The senior is the first quarterback in SEC history to pass for at least 3,000 yards in four seasons. Murray completed 18 of 23 passes for 183 yards with four TDs against Kentucky.

Honored The funeral of Michael Weiner drew baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, adversaries who both attended to honor the union leader during a 35-minute service in Paramus, N.J. Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, David Cone, Bobby Bonilla, Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, incoming union head Tony Clark and former union head Donald Fehr were among the hundreds who crowded into Sunday’s service. Weiner died Thursday of brain cancer at age 51, less than four years after taking over as union head from Fehr. He was eulogized by his wife, Diane Margolin.

Fined Sacramento Kings forward Travis Outlaw has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for pulling down Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick on a fast break Saturday. Outlaw received a flagrant-2 foul and was ejected.

Changed Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan says his team will use purple and teal as its primary colors when it changes its name to the Hornets next season. Those are the same colors players wore when the Hornets were in Charlotte from 1998-2002, before the franchise moved to New Orleans. The Hornets name became available when New Orleans became the Pelicans this season.


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