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October 17, 2008|By From Sun news services

Cowboys' Romo practices despite broken pinkie

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who wants to play despite a broken pinkie on his throwing hand, practiced and threw passes to receivers yesterday in Irving, Texas. Owner Jerry Jones said, "It looks promising," when asked at an earlier news conference whether Romo would play Sunday at St. Louis. Romo was hurt on the first play of overtime in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

More Cowboys:: Cornerback Adam Jones is weighing his post-suspension options, including the possibility of entering an alcohol treatment facility in the Dallas area on an inpatient basis, ESPN.com reported. According to an anonymous source, the NFL - which Tuesday suspended Jones indefinitely after an alcohol-related scuffle last week with a bodyguard assigned to protect him - has given Jones specific options regarding treatment.

Browns: : Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow rejoined the team, one week after he was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness that sidelined him for one game and could keep him out for another. Coach Romeo Crennel said Winslow could practice today.

Et cetera: : Chiefs running back Larry Johnson will sit out against the unbeaten Titans for violating team rules. ... The Vikings signed linebacker Napoleon Harris.

TCU hands No. 9 BYU its first defeat, 32-7

COL. FOOTBALL

Andy Dalton threw for two touchdowns, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley became a running threat and Texas Christian beat ninth-ranked Brigham Young, 32-7, in Fort Worth, ending the Cougars' 16-game winning streak that was the longest in major college football. BYU (6-1, 2-1 Mountain West) never had a chance, not with Kerley running nine times for 77 yards for the Horned Frogs (7-1, 4-0).

Florida State 26, North Carolina State 17:: Christian Ponder threw for the go-ahead touchdown to help the visiting Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Wolfpack (2-5, 0-3).

Wizards center Haywood could miss season

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Washington Wizards center Brendan Haywood might miss the entire season while recovering from surgery yesterday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist. He had the operation in New York and will spend 2 1/2 months in a cast before starting rehabilitation. Haywood was hurt Oct. 2 during training camp. He averaged career highs of 10.6 points and 7.2 rebounds last season.

Heat: : Forward James Jones will be out for three months because of a ruptured tendon in his right wrist.

Union says teams acted in concert against Bonds

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The baseball players union said it has found evidence teams acted in concert against signing Barry Bonds this season, but it reached an agreement with the commissioner's office to delay the filing of any grievance. The union expressed concern in May about the lack of offers to the home run king. Bonds was indicted Nov. 15 on charges related to 2003 grand jury testimony during which he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs.

Yankees:: Co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said right-hander Joba Chamberlain likely will return to New York's rotation at the beginning of the 2009 season.

Obituary:: Tom Tresh, the 1962 American League Rookie of the Year and part of three Yankees teams that reached the World Series, has died. He was 71. Tresh died Wednesday after a heart attack, according to a funeral home in Venice, Fla. Tresh was a 1962 All-Star as a shortstop and made the team in 1963 as a center fielder.

Et cetera:: Major League Baseball has agreed to push back the start time of a potential World Series Game 6 by eight minutes to allow Democrat Barack Obama to purchase a half-hour of air time on the Fox network. The game time would now be 8:35 p.m. ... The Indians exercised their $2.5 million option on infielder Jamey Carroll.

Ballesteros suffers surgery complication

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Seve Ballesteros developed a complication after brain tumor surgery, requiring doctors to remove a piece of the golf star's skull to relieve pressure. The Spaniard, 51, was stable but still in intensive care, La Paz Hospital officials said. A sizable part of the tumor was taken out Tuesday, although it was not yet known whether it was malignant.

PGA Tour: : Coming off a victory in the Texas Open, 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson shot a 10-under-par 62 in Las Vegas for a share of the first-round lead with Marc Turnesa in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Et cetera: : Tiger Woods' AT&T National event will be coming to Aronimink Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia, in Newton Square, Pa., in 2010 and 2011. The tournament will be played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda in 2009. The greens there are to be renovated in 2010, and the U.S. Open will be played there in 2011. ... Eight-time major champion Tom Watson, 59, is recovering from hip-replacement surgery.

Gordon's delayed goal gives Caps comeback win

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