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Briefs

Cougars to be without running back, lineman

Saint Francis football coach Kevin Donley won’t know for sure about the future availability of running back Garrett Harvey until midweek or so. But he does know what the immediate future looks like for Harvey, offensive lineman Jesse Boley and quarterback Josh Miller, all of whom went down with injuries in the Cougars’ 37-28 victory over Saint Francis (Ill.) on Saturday.

“Harvey and Boley are out this week,” Donley said Monday.

And Miller?

“Kind of tweaked his ankle again, so we’ve got to wait and see how he is tomorrow,” Donley said.

Harvey had an MRI on his injured knee Monday. In his stead, freshman Jason Nicodemus came on to rush for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries; David Yoder, meanwhile, again shone in a relief role for Miller, completing 31 of 51 passes for 262 yards and two scores.

The injuries have made it a long week already, even though it was only Monday. On the way home from the game, one of the Saint Francis team buses was struck by a car on I 80/94; one of the two passengers in the car died.

“What a tragedy,” Donley said.

BASEBALL

Surgery possible for Tigers’ slugger

Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera might need surgery to repair a tear in his groin that limited him in the playoffs. General manager Dave Dombrowski said Cabrera was checked by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia before the postseason. Dombrowski said resting Cabrera for a couple of weeks wouldn’t have been enough to help him get healthy, so he kept playing.

Dodgers’ Kemp has surgery on ankle

Matt Kemp s had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle, and the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder should be ready in time for the start of next season. The team said the surgery took place Monday in Charlotte, N.C., and involved removing several spurs, a loose body, and a microfracture procedure on a bone. Kemp will be in a splint for two weeks, then will wear a boot for another two weeks.

BASKETBALL

Around the NBA

Denver guard Nate Robinson was fined $10,000 for pushing Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest during a preseason game. …

Oklahoma City center Hasheem Thabeet was suspended one game without pay by the NBA for head-butting the New Orleans’ Greg Stiemsma. …

Cleveland will former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey No. 11 in a ceremony March 8 when the Cavaliers play New York. He is the team’s career leader in games and rebounds,

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FOOTBALL

NCAA to reveal Miami sanctions

Miami is finally about to learn its NCAA fate. The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions will reveal any proposed sanctions against the Hurricanes today, roughly 2 1/2 years after the investigation into Miami athletics started. If stiff penalties are proposed, Miami plans to appeal. The Hurricanes say they believe already-self-imposed sanctions such as missing three postseason football games should be enough to atone for whatever rules were broken.

Toledo dedicates seat to POWs, MIAs

The University of Toledo dedicated a permanently unoccupied seat at its football stadium to military members who were prisoners of war and those who were declared missing in action. A ceremony marked the dedication of the seat Saturday at the Glass Bowl before Toledo’s 45-44 victory over Navy in double overtime.

Injured Nebraska QB practices

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Taylor Martinez practiced Sunday for the first time since mid-September. Pelini said Martinez could play against Minnesota on Saturday if he’s able to put more stress on his injured left foot as the week progresses.

Hernandez judge won’t step aside

The judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder case declined to recuse herself, saying she has no bias against prosecutors. Prosecutors in Fall River, Mass., asked Judge Susan Garsh to step aside, alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a “history of antagonism” stemming from a 2010 murder trial. In her ruling, Garsh said she harbored no bias in 2010 and doesn’t now.

DIVING

Indy finalist for Olympic trials

Atlanta and Indianapolis were chosen as finalists to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic diving trials. The meet will determine the U.S. diving team for the Rio Games.

HOCKEY

Around the NHL

Colorado forward Cody McLeod was suspended for five games by the NHL for his hit along the boards on Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall last week. …

New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner was suspended for two games by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Carolina forward Nathan Gerbe.

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