ST. LOUIS Stedman Bailey was in intensive care and in stable condition at a Miami area hospital Wednesday after undergoing a surgical procedure that the St. Louis Rams say lasted 4-6 hours for a bullet wound to the head.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills—again.
After shouting the name of the Buffalo coach as an audible, Brady led New England to a 20-13 victory over the Bills last night and kept the defending Super Bowl champs on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.
MINNEAPOLIS—Through another seemingly interminable losing streak, the Philadelphia 76ers have been done in by some of the NBA’s biggest names.
Tim Duncan rallied the Spurs to a win. Dirk Nowitzki broke their hearts in Dallas.
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh blitzed them over the final seven minutes in Miami.
TORONTO—Coach Mike Babcock went home last night thinking of ways to re-tool his power play.
The Toronto Maple Leafs battled to force overtime against the Boston Bruins after falling behind two goals early.
Then they had a great opportunity to win the game when Boston’s top penalty-killer, Patrice Bergeron, was assessed a minor for holding in the extra period.
HOMESTEAD, Fla.—When he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch instantly knew his right leg and left foot were broken.
His first thought was that his career was over.
“I was really worried,” Busch admitted. “I was like, ‘Man, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to get back in a car again.’
OTTAWA—Henry Burris and Greg Ellingson ended their former team’s Grey Cup aspirations and sent Ottawa to its first CFL championship appearance since 1981.
Burris’ 93-yard TD strike to Ellingson with just over a minute to go rallied Ottawa to a stirring 35-28 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division final yesterday afternoon.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Green Bay Packers were in a funk, booed by their loyal fans the week before, and passed by the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North.
But Aaron Rodgers and the Packers responded with a resolute victory—fending off the Vikings like Clay Matthews waving his finger after tackling Adrian Peterson for a loss.
LOS ANGELES—The Toronto Raptors shut down Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, then had enough to hold off the L.A. Clippers at the very end.
DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, and DeMarre Carroll scored all of his 21 points in the first half, as the Raptors held Griffin and Paul scoreless through the first 20-plus minutes of a 91-80 victory over the Clippers yesterday.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Kevin Harvick has made a predictable habit of trying to rattle his opposition when the stakes are at their highest.
But with Jeff Gordon sitting to his left, the reigning NASCAR champion didn’t dare play any mind games.
MONTREAL—Mike Condon did a solid job holding the fort, but now Carey Price is ready to go back into the Montreal Canadiens’ net.
Coach Michel Therrien announced after a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes last night that Price will be in the net when the Canadiens visit the N.Y. Islanders tonight.