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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tavon (TAY'-vahn) Austin scored two touchdowns and Case Keenum passed for 234 yards and two TDs as the St. Louis Rams downed Tampa Bay 31-23. Fans chanted "Keep Our Rams! Keep Our Rams!" during the game amid the team's proposed threat to move back to Los Angeles. Owner Stan Kroenke (KRAHN'-kee) attended the Rams' last home game but kept a low profile.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck returned to practice yesterday after his left arm was immobilized most of the week due to a rib injury. Coach Chuck Pagano has said all week he believes Hasselbeck will play in Sunday's pivotal game against AFC South co-leader Houston. The 40-year-old Hasselbeck is 4-2 as a starter this year and has dealt with neck, rib, back and shoulder injuries over the past two weeks.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The banged-up New York Giants have signed defensive tackle Barry Cofield, a member of their 2007 Super Bowl championship team. Cofield hasn't played since being released by the Redskins last season. The Giants are last in the NFL in total yards allowed and next-to-last with just 16 sacks.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The wife of PGA star Jason Day had to be taken from Quicken Loans Arena on a backboard after LeBron James collided with her during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-100 victory over Oklahoma City last night. James went after a loose ball and crashed into Ellie Day during the fourth quarter. She was taken off on a stretcher, treated and released from a hospital this morning.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have introduced free-agent pickup Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh), one day after he passed a physical that included an MRI on his pitching elbow. The 29-year-old Cueto signed a six-year, $130 million package after going 11-13 with a 3.44 ERA in 32 starts for Cincinnati and Kansas City this year. The contract includes an opt out after two years and $46 million.
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