- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PRO FOOTBALL

Redskins sever ties with veteran receiver Stallworth

ASHBURN, Va. | Wide receiver Donte Stallworth was among four players released by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday.

Also waived were tight end Dominique Byrd, defensive lineman Darrion Scott and cornerback Brandyn Thompson. Tristan Davis was released from the practice squad.

The Redskins signed wide receiver David Anderson, defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer and cornerback Domonique “D.J.” Johnson.

Anderson, 28, has appeared in 63 games with 10 starts during his six NFL seasons, all with the Houston Texans. For his career, he has 82 receptions for 895 yards (10.9 avg.) and three touchdowns.

Patriots bring an end to Haynesworth experiment

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | The New England Patriots released defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth on Tuesday.

Haynesworth, traded to the Patriots on July 28 after a trouble-filled season with the Washington Redskins, was cut after sitting out most of the second half of Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the New York Giants. He had just six tackles in six games, missing two with a back injury.

New England obtained Haynesworth for a fifth-round draft choice after he spent two seasons with Washington on a seven-year, $100 million contract. He constantly feuded last season with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and was suspended for the last four games for conduct detrimental to the club.

c The Seattle Seahawks activated wide receiver Deon Butler from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday Butler broke his right leg during a touchdown catch against San Francisco last December.

SOCCER

Manassas native Sapong named top MLS rookie

Sporting Kansas City forward C.J. Sapong, a Manassas native and Forest Park High grad, has been voted Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year.

The 22-year-old, selected 10th in January’s draft after playing at James Madison, received 42 percent of media votes, 30 percent of player votes and 34 percent of club votes announced Tuesday.

D.C. United defender Perry Kitchen was second with a total of 34.6, followed by Philadelphia midfielder Michael Farfan (33.5). Sapong started 22 of 34 games and totaled five goals and five assists.

PRO BASKETBALL

Players union digging in its heels at latest offer

NEW YORK | Union president Derek Fisher says his orders from NBA players are clear: No deal. The league proposed that players receive between 49 percent and 51 percent of basketball-related income, though players argue it would be nearly impossible to get above 50.2 percent.

Players have until Wednesday afternoon to take the deal. If not, the next offer is expected to call for rolling back players’ salaries, a 53-47 revenue split in the owners’ favor and essentially a hard salary cap.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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