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NFL

Reggie Bush not expected to play in Week 12
Reggie Bush | DET
(November 22, 2014 5:39 PM EST)
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) isn't expected to play in Week 12.
Bush practiced on a limited basis this week, but still isn't ready to return from his ankle injury. Theo Riddick will continue to replace him as the Lions' passing down back, and is on the RB3/FLEX radar. Bush should have a decent chance of returning in Week 13. Joique Bell will be a mid-range RB2 against the Patriots.
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Jason LaCanfora on Twitter
'Very, very low' chance Arian Foster suits up
Arian Foster | HOU
(November 22, 2014 8:51 AM EST)
ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli said the chances Arian Foster (groin, questionable) plays Week 12 against the Bengals are "very, very low."
Foster did not practice on Thursday or Friday. The Texans are still calling Foster a "game-time decision," but every indication is Foster will miss his second straight game. Alfred Blue saw 36 carries as Foster's replacement Week 11. He will be a borderline RB1 against the Bengals' struggling run defense.
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Tania Ganguli on Twitter

MLB

Report: Astros interested in David Robertson
David Robertson | NYY
(November 22, 2014 11:39 PM EST)
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports the Astros have contacted the agent for David Robertson to express their interest in the free agent closer.
MLB.com's Brian McTaggart previously reported the Astros were aggressively seeking a top closer, so it makes sense that they would be interested in Robertson. The 29-year-old is said to be looking for a contract along the lines of what Jonathan Papelbon got from the Phillies, so if the Astros are willing to pony up the two could be a match. A return to the Yankees is also a strong possibility, and as many as a half-dozen teams have reached out to express their interest in the right-hander.
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New York Post
Giants to pursue Tomas if Sandoval leaves
Yasmany Tomas | INT
(November 22, 2014 5:24 PM EST)
The Giants are "expected to make a serious bid on Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas" if Pablo Sandoval signs elsewhere, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.
With the Padres reportedly having made the biggest offer to Sandoval and the Red Sox believed to be his preference at the moment, things don't look promising for a Sandoval return to San Francisco. In that event, Shea said the club will turn its focus to the 24-year-old Tomas. They wouldn't be the only team interested, either -- Tomas has suitors in the Padres, Braves and Phillies, among others.
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San Francisco Chronicle

NBA

Kris Humphries goes for 12 and nine
Kris Humphries | WAS
(November 23, 2014 1:41 AM EST)
Kris Humphries scored 12 points against the Bucks during a 111-100 win on Saturday to go with nine rebounds, one assist and one block.
Nene (foot) went down tonight and there is a very good chance he will miss time. Humphries has some upside to be a double-double guy with some defensive stats, so he's a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 20 points
Giannis Antetokounmpo | MLW
(November 23, 2014 1:28 AM EST)
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Wizards during a 111-100 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.
He made all eight shots from the line and was 6-of-11 from the field in the loss. Antetokounmpo has started to get into a groove on the offensive end and his discovery of the one-dribble drive has gone a long way to help his shooting percentages. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but most of value will likely lie in March and April.

NHL

Awful third period dooms Clemmensen in loss
Scott Clemmensen | NJ
(November 23, 2014 1:30 AM EST)
Scott Clemmensen gave up four goals on 37 shots in the Devils’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Flames on Saturday night.
Clemmensen was making his first start of the season, as it gave Cory Schneider a night off after making 20 straight. That Clemmensen even got the Devils a point is a minor miracle because he was all over the place in the third period, giving up three goals on nine shots. Calgary was down 4-2, and scored twice — with 2:22 left and five seconds remaining to force overtime. Clemmensen has a 4.71 goals-against average and .852 save percentage this season.
Hossa notchs 4 points in 7-1 rout of Oilers
Marian Hossa | CHI
(November 23, 2014 1:19 AM EST)
Marian Hossa led the Blackhawks' 7-1 rout of the Oilers with four points Saturday night.
The 35-year-old scored once and assisted three teams. Even with the performance, Hossa still has three goals and 15 points on the season. The puck luck hasn’t been there just yet, but when it does come, watch out. He has points in three straight games, with seven over that span. Jonathan Toews (two goals), Kris Versteeg (goal, assist), Patrick Kane (goal, assist), Duncan Keith (goal) and Marcus Kruger all contributed to the offense. Brandon Saad notched two assists.

PGA

Cullen wins Aussie Masters; Firestone awaits
Nick Cullen | PGA
(November 23, 2014 1:34 AM EST)
With a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the BetEasy Masters, Nick Cullen recorded a one-stroke victory over a trio of runners-up, including two-time defending champion Adam Scott.
The lefty opened with a bogey-5 at the first hole at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne today, but rallied with an eagle-3 at the No. 4. He added four birdies to help offset two bogeys the rest of the way and posted 9-under 279. Fellow Aussies Josh Younger and former PGA TOUR member James Nitties also shared second place. Cullen started the week slotted 632nd in the Official World Golf Ranking. Thanks to his breakthrough on the PGA Tour of Australasia, he'll vault to approximately 250th. In addition to the gold jacket, one of the perks he'll collect is a tee time at Firestone Country Club's South Course in the 2015 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
Tiger Woods' new swing coach is Chris Como
Tiger Woods | PGA
(November 22, 2014 1:41 PM EST)
Tiger Woods alerted his 4.13 million followers on Twitter today that he's hired Chris Como as his swing coach.
Woods wrote, "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I’m excited to be back competing." The former world's No. 1-ranked golfer was introduced to Como by longtime pal Notah Begay III this summer. Como works out of Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. He follows Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Sean Foley, respectively, as the primary set of eyes and intellect in which Woods will have faith. The future Hall of Famer is expected to return to competition at the Hero World Challenge on Dec. 4-7.
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Tiger Woods on Twitter

NASCAR

Townley full-time trucks, part-time XFINITY
John Wes Townley | 805
(November 21, 2014 4:00 PM EST)
Athenian Motorsports, LLC is proud to announce it will field a Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and a Chevrolet Silverado in all 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015 with engines provided by Hendrick Motorsports.
John Wes Townley will compete full-time for AMS in the Truck Series and run a partial schedule on the circuit previously known as the Nationwide Series. A search is underway to find a driver with sponsorship who will pilot the No. 25 Camaro in the remaining XFINITY Series events. Veteran crew chiefs Mike Ford and Michael Shelton will continue to call the shots for AMS. Ford, a multiple-race winner in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, will return to lead the XFINITY team. Michael Shelton, who guided James Buescher to a NASCAR Truck Series title, will direct Townley’s 2015 effort in the Truck Series.-Athenian Motorsports
Kimmel to get CGS Imaging Hard Charger award
Frank Kimmel | A44
(November 20, 2014 11:30 PM EST)
Frank Kimmel is a 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion and has collected plenty of hardware in his illustrious ARCA racing career.
This past season, he finished fourth in points and didn’t win a race. However, he won’t leave the December 13 post-season ARCA banquet empty-handed. Kimmel will take with him the 2014 CGS Imaging Hard Charger Award. The driver who advances the most positions during each race receives the CGS Imaging Hard Charger Award for that event, and the driver who improved the most positions by the end of the season receives the CGS Imaging Hard Charger of the Year award.
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ARCA Racing