- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas quarterback Tony Romo isn’t sure if he will be able to return this season after injuring the same shoulder that sidelined him for seven games this season.

Romo, who threw three interceptions and had two of them returned for touchdowns in a 33-14 loss to undefeated Carolina, was knocked out on the final play of the third quarter. He stayed down on the field after he was sacked by linebacker Thomas Davis.

The injury was eerily similar to the one in Week 2 against Philadelphia. He rolled over on his left shoulder as he was tackled, and said after the game it was a similar feeling. But he said he would await more test results Friday before knowing whether he could return.

Coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t rule out Romo returning this season, and said he would play if he was cleared even with the Cowboys (3-8) unlikely to have a realistic shot to defend their NFC East title.

The Cowboys lost all seven games that Romo missed with a broken left collarbone before winning in his return at Miami last week

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Brett Favre had one more memorable moment with the Green Bay Packers.

With cold, driving rain drenching Lambeau Field, the Packers unveiled Favre’s name and retired No. 4 on the stadium facade at halftime against the Chicago Bears.

Favre thanked his former teammates and fans as the crowd roared its approval. Hall of Famer Bart Starr also was on hand, and the two former quarterbacks embraced at midfield.

The long-anticipated ceremony is the latest step in a lengthy reconciliation between the Packers and their former star quarterback. The three-time MVP helped revive a struggling franchise when he arrived in 1992.

The sides had a messy divorce in 2008 with Favre waffling about retirement.

The Bears beat the Packers 17-13.


HOUSTON (AP) - Former University of Houston men’s basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the Phi Slama Jama teams of the 1980s, died. He was 93.

He died at a retirement facility in Kyle, Texas, on Thanksgiving morning surrounded by family, the school said.

Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years. He guided Houston to back-to-back NCAA title games in 1983 and ‘84 but never won the national championship, losing to N.C. State in the 1983 final on Lorenzo Charles’ last-second shot, one of the NCAA Tournament’s greatest upsets and most memorable plays.

Lewis, who helped lead the integration of college basketball in the South by recruiting Elvin Hayes and Don Chaney to Houston, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.


MONACO (AP) - Sebastian Coe gave up his role as a special adviser to Nike Inc. that left the new president of the IAAF open to accusations that he was vulnerable to conflicts of interest.

Coe told a news conference in Monaco that he felt that “noise” about his ties to Nike were distracting him from his work at the International Association of Athletics Federations.

“It is clear that perception and reality have become horribly mangled,” he said.

Coe has been under increasing scrutiny for his long-standing ties to the U.S. sportswear giant.

Coe said he didn’t believe that his “long and historic relationship” with Nike was a conflict of interest. But he added that media speculation about it has obscured his work putting out numerous fires at the IAAF, including systematic doping in Russia and alleged corruption involving his predecessor, Lamine Diack.

The “noise level is not good for the IAAF and it is not good for Nike,” Coe said.

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