How hurt is Roethlisberger?...Rondo extends streak...Hockey Hall adds four
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be anxious to find out how severely quarterback Ben Roethelisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) injured his shoulder in last night's overtime win over Kansas City. He was forced from the game in the third quarter and his status for Sunday's showdown with AFC North leader Baltimore is in question.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josh Smith overcame a stomach illness to score 19 points and haul in 11 rebounds in Atlanta's 95-87 NBA win over Portland. The game also marked the end of the Trail Blazers' streak of 195 consecutive sellouts dating back to 2007.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rajon Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead Boston to a 101-95 win Chicago. That extended Rondo's streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists to 31, the longest in the NBA since John Stockton had 37 straight in 1989.
TORONTO (AP) — The induction of Joe Sakic (SA'-kihk), Mats Sundin (suhn-DEEN'), Pavel Bure (BUR'-ay) and Adam Oates into the Hockey Hall of Fame last night was somewhat subdued due to the ongoing NHL lockout. Yesterday was day 58 of the work stoppage which has claimed 327 regular season games so far. There are no negotiating sessions scheduled.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are among five players nominated for the PGA Tour player of the year, which will be voted on by the golfers. McIlroy is the clear favorite after topping the money list and leading the tour with four wins, including at the PGA Championship. Woods claimed three Tour victories.