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Associated Press

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 9:35 AM

NFL-BUCCANEERS/DOLPHINS

Bucs pick up first win...Dolphins owner to meet with Martin

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to become the last NFL team to win a game this season, one day after Jacksonville earned its first victory. Meanwhile, things have gone from bad to worse for the Miami Dolphins.

The Bucs coughed up a 15-0 lead before Bobby Rainey scored on a one-yard run with 10:19 left to help Tampa Bay beat the Dolphins 22-19. Rainey had 45 of the Buccaneers' 140 rushing yards on a night Miami had just two yards on 14 carries.

Ryan Tannehill hit Richard Matthews for a pair of TDs while Miami was scoring 19 straight points. But the Dolphins had just 213 total yards in falling to 4-5.

Mike Glennon threw for 139 yards and a first-quarter TD as the Bucs improved to 1-8.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross met with the media before the game and made his first public statements about Jonathan Martin since the offensive tackle left the team. Ross says he's appalled by Martin's allegations of daily harassment by teammates and plans to meet with the player on Wednesday.

Martin continues to stay away from the team as the NFL investigates his allegations against teammates, including suspended player Richie Incognito. A special investigator for the league will determine whether Incognito harassed Martin, and whether the Dolphins mishandled the matter.

NFL

Manning will play against Chiefs...Locker done for season...Cutler, Tillman shelved

UNDATED (AP) — Denver Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio says Peyton Manning will start against Kansas City this week. A person with knowledge of the situation has told The Associated Press that an MRI shows Manning aggravated a right ankle injury at the end of Sunday's win over San Diego.

Also in the NFL:

— Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with an injury to his right foot that may need surgery. The quarterback was hurt in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. Ryan Fitzpatrick replaces Locker with the Titans hosting Indianapolis on Thursday night.

— The Chicago Bears say quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Sunday's game against Baltimore with a high ankle sprain. He'll be replaced by Josh McCown for the 5-4 Bears. The Bears also say top cornerback Charles Tillman will be out for the next two months with a triceps injury suffered in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

— Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson took part with the team in a light practice on Monday and apologized afterward for the attention he brought to the organization over the weekend following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

NBA-SCHEDULE

Pacers still perfect...Spurs crush Sixers

UNDATED (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have become the NBA's seventh team since 2000 to open the season with eight straight victories.

Paul George scored 23 points and Lance Stephenson posted his first career triple-double as the Pacers hammered Memphis 95-79. Stephenson finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists to help the Pacers extend the best start in franchise history. George Hill also had 13 points and Roy Hibbert added five more blocks to his NBA-leading total.

The San Antonio Spurs are 7-1 after posting their second blowout victory in as many days.

Danny Green scored 18 points and the Spurs followed Sunday's 31-point rout of the Knicks by crushing the 76ers 109-85 in Philadelphia. Tony Parker added 14 points for San Antonio, which played without Tim Duncan after coach Gregg Popovich decided to rest his 37-year-old forward.

The Utah Jazz are still looking for their first win after they were outscored 30-13 in the fourth quarter of a 100-81 loss to Denver. Andre Miller scored nine of his season-high 15 points in the final period, including a three-pointer during a 10-1 run that put the Nuggets ahead by eight with 7:13 remaining.

Checking out the rest of Monday's NBA action:

— Derrick Rose had 16 points and seven assists before leaving with a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of Chicago's 96-81 verdict over Cleveland. Rose calls it a minor injury, and the Bulls say he will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

— Blake Griffin's 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists keyed the Los Angeles Clippers' 109-107 win against Minnesota. Chris Paul added 21 points and 11 assists to help the Clippers overcome Kevin Love's 23 points and 19 rebounds.

— Jeremy Lin scored 31 points off the bench, but Houston still needed two overtimes to knock off Toronto 110-104 and halt a two-game skid. Dwight Howard had 18 points and 24 rebounds, while James Harden furnished with 26 points and 10 assists.

— Al Horford had 24 points and Cartier Martin added 16 off the bench in Atlanta's 103-94 win at Charlotte. Jeff Teague chipped in 14 points and 12 assists for the Hawks, who trailed by eight before outscoring the Bobcats 34-16 in the third quarter.

— Avery Bradley scored 24 points and the surprising Boston Celtics improved to 4-4 with a 120-105 win over Orlando. Jeff Green, Jordan Crawford and rookie Kelly Olynyk (OH'-lih-nihk) each added 16 points to the Celtics' fourth consecutive win.

— Portland was a 109-103 winner over Detroit as Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 25 points. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Blazers picked up their third straight win and improved to 5-2.

NBA-BOBCATS/CLIFFORD

Clifford returns...Surgery for Sanders...Harden gets flop fine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford returned to the court on Monday, three days after having two stents placed in his heart.

Clifford was given a warm welcome by the home crowd during pregame introductions against Atlanta. He said he felt "fine" before the game and is taking every necessary precaution to ensure he's safe.

In other NBA news:

— Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will miss approximately six weeks after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Sanders hasn't played since injuring the thumb in a fight at a nightclub on Nov. 3, No charges were filed.

— Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. Harden was cited on Saturday during the fourth quarter of the Rockets' 107-94 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

MLB-AWARDS

AL and NL Rookie awards handed out

NEW YORK (AP) — The American and National League rookies of the year have been announced, and both come from the state of Florida.

Outfielder Wil Myers is the third Tampa Bay Rays player in six years to be selected AL Rookie of the Year, joining pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and third baseman Evan Longoria. Myers picked up 23 of 30 first-place votes and 131 total points after hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in 88 games following his recall on June 18. Detroit shortstop Julio Iglesias was second in the balloting, followed by Rays pitcher Chris Archer.

The NL Rookie of the Year award goes to Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172 2/3 innings. Fernandez is the fourth Marlin since 2003 to capture the award, joining Dontrelle Willis, Hanley Ramirez and Chris Coghlan. Fernandez picked up 26 of 30 first-place votes to easily beat runner-up Yasiel Puig (YAH'-see-ul pweeg) of the Dodgers and St. Louis pitcher Shelby Miller.

MLB-DODGERS

Mattingly to return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Mattingly will return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next season, along with most of his coaching staff.

Tim Wallach was named the new bench coach, moving over from third base to replace Trey Hillman, who was fired last month. Mattingly returns for his fourth season with general manager Ned Colletti making no announcement about a possible contract extension. Mattingly's option worth $1.4 million vested with the team's first-round playoff victory over Atlanta.

MLB-TWINS

Mauer moving to first

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer is now the team's everyday first baseman, beginning next season.

The 30-year-old Mauer missed the last six weeks of the season recovering from a concussion. The Twins said they consulted with Mayo Clinic doctors and team physicians before the team and Mauer agreed the move was in the best interest of his long-term health given the inherent injury risks behind the plate.

The 2009 AL MVP won the Silver Slugger award for American League catchers this year by batting .324 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs in 113 games.

MLB-BRAVES STADIUM

Braves leaving

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017.

Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said the team decided not to seek another 20-year lease at Turner Field and began talks with the Cobb Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority in July.

The infrastructure at Turner Field was originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympics before being converted to a baseball park that opened in 1997.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-BAYLOR INJURIES

Bears receiver has surgery

WACO, Texas (AP) — Fourth-ranked Baylor has lost speedy receiver Tevin Reese for the rest of the regular season after he suffered a dislocated right wrist. Reese has had surgery for the injury. He was averaging a team-high 25 yards per catch and 118 yards per game this season.

T25-BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE

Wildcats, Bulldogs coast

UNDATED (AP) — Sixth-ranked Arizona had no trouble improving to 2-0.

Aaron Gordon had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats whipped Long Beach State 91-57. Brandon Ashley added 16 points for Arizona, which shot 58 percent from the field while holding the 49ers to 27 percent.

Also in top-25 men's hoops:

— No. 15 Gonzaga clobbered Colorado State 93-61 behind Gary Bell Jr., who scored all of his 24 points on 3-pointers. Gerard Coleman added 16 points and Kevin Pangos had 13 for the Bulldogs.

— Fred VanVleet scored 17 points and Kadeem Coleby had 13 to lead No. 16 Wichita State in a 66-49 victory over Western Kentucky early Tuesday morning. T.J. Price and Aleksej Rostov scored 12 points each to lead Western Kentucky (0-1). After unveiling the banner to commemorate its run to the Final Four last season, Wichita State led just 30-28 at halftime and then scored the first nine points of the second half to take control.

— Shabazz Napier has recorded the 10th triple-double in Connecticut men's basketball history, delivering 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the 19th-ranked Huskies beat Yale 80-62. Napier had one previous triple-double for UConn.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLL

Top-25

UNDATED (AP) — Kentucky and Michigan State held the top spots in The Associated Press' first regular-season college basketball poll, setting up the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in five years. The Wildcats held the same three-point advantage over the Spartans from the preseason Top 25, and they will meet tomorrow night in Chicago. The last 1-2 matchup was No. 2 Tennessee's 66-62 victory over Memphis on Feb. 24, 2008.

Kentucky received 28 first-place votes while Michigan State got 22 first place ballots. Defending champion Louisville remained third and was No. 1 on 12 ballots.

Fourth-ranked Duke is followed by Kansas, Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Syracuse and Ohio State.

NHL-SCHEDULE

Lightning lose game, Stamkos

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning lost a road game on Monday while losing their best player in the process.

Steven Stamkos had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher after breaking his right leg in the second period of the Lightning's 3-0 shutout loss to the Bruins in Boston. Stamkos got tied up with Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton and crashed into the right post. He is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Stamkos has 14 goals and 23 points this season. He's tied with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby in the NHL scoring race, and co-leaders with Alex Steen of St. Louis in goals.

The game was scoreless until Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES' BEHR'-zhehr-ahn) and Daniel Paille (PY'-ay) scored 20 seconds apart shortly after Stamkos was injured. Tuukka (TOO'-kah) Rask stopped 28 shots for his 18th career shutout and second this season.

TENNIS-ATP FINALS

Djokovic wins finals

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) beat top-ranked Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-EHL' nah-DAHL') 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals, extending his winning streak to 22 matches and claiming the season-ending title for the third time.

Djokovic has not lost a match since his defeat to Nadal in the U.S. Open final. Nadal hit only nine winners and was broken three times.

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