Redskins' Haynesworth sent home

Press box

December 26, 2009

NFL: Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was sent home from practice. Coach Jim Zorn told reporters Friday he sent home Haynesworth for disciplinary reasons. Zorn says Haynesworth will still play Sunday against the Cowboys but might not start. ... Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal will not play against the Eagles due to neck and hand injuries. ... Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was limited in practice, and his availability against Atlanta will be a game-time decision. Brian Brohm would start if Fitzpatrick can't go. ... Brian Westbrook completed a full week of practice and is expected to play for the Eagles against Denver after missing five weeks with a concussion. ... Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is doubtful against the Giants after missing his third straight practice with a sprained left ankle. ... Patriots running back Fred Taylor is listed as questionable against the Jaguars. Taylor has missed the last 10 games with an ankle injury.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Honolulu police say Nevada linebacker Andre Davis was detained this week by security at a Waikiki store before he was turned over to authorities. Nevada coach Chris Ault said Davis had been dismissed from the program for violating team and athletic department policy although he did not disclose the exact violation. Davis apologized to his team and family in an interview with Hawaii's KGMB-KHNL news station Wednesday after posting bail. He is expected to be arraigned in January, and his attorney says he doesn't plan to fight any charges.

BASEBALL: Newsday reported that the Mets and right-hander Kelvim Escobar have agreed to a one-year major-league contract, a person familiar with the situation confirmed. Escobar must pass a physical for the deal to become official.

FIGURE SKATING:Daisuke Takahashi finished first in the short program at the Japan national figure skating championships, moving a step closer to earning a spot for the Vancouver Olympics. Takahashi, who is making a comeback from a knee injury, landed all his jumps to record a personal-best score of 92.85 points.

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