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NFL roundup

Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Bills back on practice field at Lionsí facility

After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice.

Blount back in Patriots backfield

There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he'll wear this Sunday.

Injury bug plagues 3-7 Giants

In his 19 years as an NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin has had to endure his fair share of injuries to his players

France, Switzerland are even after Day 1

Lille, France - Roger Federer's valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on...

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Dinner for a cause highlights Turkey Day rivalry

Food and football, aside from riding the same alliterative boat, are among the co-stars of...

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Snow day in Buffalo: Bills will meet Jets on Monday in Detroit

Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night.

NFL notes

The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.

Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Brady likely to have increased role against Lions

Tom Brady didn't have to throw much or especially well for the New England Patriots to get their sixth straight win.

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Baseball notes

The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

Kershaw, Trout take home the MVP honors

A day after unanimously taking the NL Cy Young Award, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers completed a Los Angeles sweep. A little earlier, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL MVP.

Baseball notes

Maeda leads Japan over MLB All-Stars in opener

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Celtics are all business vs. 76ers

Brandon scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory Wednesday night.

NBA roundup

Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night.

NBA suspends Hornets' Taylor 24 games

The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month.

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NHL roundup

Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Boston Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Friday night.

Rangers' Talbot shuts out Flyers 2-0 for first win

Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his first win of the season and fourth career NHL shutout, and the New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

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Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers

LeGarrette Blountís teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform.

Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final

Saying he has recovered from a back injury, Roger Federer has the chance to finally win one of the only notable titles missing from his collection. Federer will play Gael Monfils today in the second singles match as Switzerland takes on France in...

Collins announces his retirement from NBA

Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, announced Wednesday his retirement from the league.

Giants' offensive line likely to change with Schwartz back

For the first time this season, the New York Giants seemingly will make changes on their struggling offensive line. Coach Tom Coughlin just isn't letting everyone know where.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN - Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying from United Arab Emirates. (taped today)

Basketball

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Nebraska at Rhode Island.

8:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs.

Football

Noon, ESPN - NCAA: Minnesota at Nebraska.

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA: Penn State at Illinois.

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA: Northwestern at Purdue.

Noon, ESPNEWS - NCAA: SMU at Central Florida.

Noon, FS1 - NCAA: Kansas at Oklahoma.

Noon, SNY - NCAA: Elon at James Madison.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA: Yale at Harvard.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 20 - Virginia Tech at Wake Forest.

2 p.m., ESPN Classic - NCAA: Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M from Orlando, Fla.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA: Mississippi at Arkansas.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NCAA: Boston College at Florida State.

3:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - NCAA: Louisville at Notre Dame.

3:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Arizona at Utah.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Wisconsin at Iowa.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Syracuse at Pittsburgh.

3:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA: New Hampshire at Maine.

3:30 p.m., YES - NCAA: Georgia State at Clemson.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 20 - Florida International at North Texas.

4 p.m., FS1 - NCAA: Stanford at California.

4 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA: South Florida at Memphis.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Miami at Virginia

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Samford at Auburn.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 61 - NCAA: Oklahoma State at Baylor.

7:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Missouri at Tennessee.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA: Richmond at William & Mary.

8 p.m. CBS Sports Network, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA: Cincinnati at UConn.

8 p.m., Ch. 8 - NCAA: Southern Cal at UCLA.

10:15 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Boise State at Wyoming.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Fresno State at Nevada.

Golf

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA Tour Championship from Naples, Fla.

9:30 p.m., Golf Channel - Australasia PGA: Australian Masters from Melbourne.

2:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel - European PGA Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins.

10:05 p.m., WCBS (880-AM) - NHL: New Jersey Devils at Calgary Flames.

Soccer

9:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: West Bromwich at Chelsea.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - Premier League: Arsenal vs. Manchester United from London.

Tennis

9:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - Davis Cup: France vs. Switzerland in final from Lille, France.