Friday, October 31, 2014
Professional Sports
Chancellor, Okung to be game-time decisions

The Seattle Seahawks could be without starting safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.

Chancellor (groin) and Okung (calf) were held out of practice Friday and are listed as questionable.

Jets fans create site urging team to fire Idzik

A few frustrated — and creative — New York Jets fans have created a website urging the team to fire general manager John Idzik just 24 games into his tenure.

FireJohnIdzik.com is a creation of a few season ticket holders as the Jets are off to a 1-7 start that includes seven straight losses. It highlights the "Idzik Hall of Shame," criticizing some of the GM's moves, such as signing Mike Goodson and Dimitri Patterson.

Elliott Sadler leaving Gibbs for Roush next year

Elliott Sadler is headed to Roush Fenway Racing next year in a move that will reunite the team with a former sponsor in NASCAR's second-tier series.

Sadler sponsor OneMain Financial announced Friday that it is moving with the driver when he leaves Joe Gibbs Racing after the season.

Johnson: New title format 'has seemed bizarre'

Jimmie Johnson says NASCAR's new championship format has "seemed bizarre," but the eliminated six-time champion knows he has to think about the big picture for racing.

Johnson was among 16 drivers who initially made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He's already out of contention for his seventh season title even with three wins and 1,119 laps led this year. Four-time race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. also can't win the title after the first two championship rounds cut the field to eight drivers.

Monaco held to 1-1 draw by Reims

Substitute Benjamin Moukandjo scored the equalizer against his former club as Reims drew 1-1 with Monaco in the French league on Friday.

Moukandjo put the teams level 10 minutes from time after Elderson Echieljile opened the scoring in the 20th after connecting with a Bernardo Silva's cross.

Brewers exercise Gallardo's option, decline Weeks

The Brewers exercised right-hander Yovani Gallardo's $13 million option for next year and their half of third baseman Aramis Ramirez's $14 million option.

Milwaukee also announced Friday it had voided Rickie Weeks' $11.5 million salary for 2015, making the second baseman eligible for free agency. The Brewers had the right to void the salary because Weeks did not have 1,200 plate appearances in 2013-14 combined, with at least 600 this year.

Cavaliers sign C Varejao to contract extension

Best known for his wild hair and hustle, Anderson Varejao's heart and hard work got him a new contract with the Cavaliers.

Cleveland signed its starting center to a contract extension on Friday. Terms of the deal were not immediately confirmed, but the sides had been discussing a three-year, $30 million contract.

49ers LB Willis to be game time decision

Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams.

The playmaking linebacker missed the 49ers' loss in Denver two weeks ago with a big toe injury. Willis, third on the team with 49 tackles, said he still feels pain but is getting better every day.

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