Nov 20

Injury sidelines Vols’ Crowder for No. 19 Missouri

<!– google_ad_section_start –> KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee center Mack Crowder will miss the Volunteers’ game Saturday with No. 19 Missouri due to a high ankle sprain & knee sprainCoach Butch Jones said Wednesday on his ”Vol Calls” radio show that Crowder wouldn’t play & that sophomore Dylan Wiesman would start in his place. Jones had indicated Tuesday that it was doubtful that Crowder could play against Missouri.Crowder’s injury will force Tennessee to use its sixth different starting combination on the offensive line this season. Crowder had started each of Tennessee’s first 10 games.A victory Saturday would make Tennessee (5-5, 2-4 SEC) bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. Missouri (8-2, 5-1, CFP No. 20) can capture a second straight SEC Eastern Division title by winning its last two regular-season games.Sports & RecreationAmerican FootballMissouriButch Jones<!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Nov 20

Georgia police re-open child abuse investigation of NBA star Howard

November 16, 2014: Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard (12), smiles as he, Jason Terry (31) & James Harden, right, walk off the court during a time out in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City. Houston won 69-65. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Police in Georgia say they are investigating Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for suspected child abuse. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cited police in Cobb County, which covers several suburbs of the city, in reporting the investigation Tuesday. It is the second time that Cobb County Police have investigated Howard over child abuse allegations, though the eight-time NBA All-Star has not been charged. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The allegations were brought by Howard’s ex-girlfriend Royce Reed, with whom he has a 7-year-old son. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce told USA Today that the initial abuse report was made Oct. 1. An initial investigation resulted in no further action, yet Pierce said that information received by police within the previous 48 hours necessitated a second look at the case. …

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