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This week in sports

By Ian Guss

Section: Sports

November 10, 2006

College Football
Police searched for clues Wednesday in the killing of University of Miami lineman Bryan Pata, the shooting marking the team's fourth death in the last decade. His death was ruled a homicide, a Miami-Dade police spokesman said.

Injured Penn State coach Joe Paterno cannot coach from the sideline Saturday against Temple, but may still run the team from the press box, a team doctor said Wednesday.
Butch Davis was hired as head football coach for the University of North Carolina.

Baseball
Angels pitching coach Bud Black was hired Wednesday to replace Bruce Bochy as the manager of the San Diego Padres.

Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning in the series finale to give the MLB All-Stars a 5-3 victory over the Japan stars and a sweep of the five-game series.
The Oakland As reached a deal to build a new ballpark in Fremont.

Football
Injuries are a key factor in the biggest game this weekendChicago Bears at New York Giants. The Giants are without Michael Strahan for 2-4 weeks and the team stunningly lost wide receiver Amani Toomer for the remainder of the year.

Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Tyler Brayton was fined $25,000 and Seattle tight end Jerramy Stevens was fined $15,000 for an altercation at the end of their game earlier in the week. Brayton was ejected in the final minutes of the Raiders' 16-0 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night for kneeing Stevens in the groin at the end of a play.

Running back Willis McGahee is out indefinitely with three broken ribs, leaving the Bills without their best offensive threat against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend.

The Seattle Seahawks will almost certainly be without league MVP Shaun Alexander when Seattle hosts St. Louis. Alexander is likely to miss his sixth consecutive game with a left foot injury.

Basketball
Larry Brown agreed to a settlement of $18.5 million after being fired as coach of the New York Knicks.
Boston Celtics forward Al Jefferson will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing a successful appendectomy.

Jalen Rose signed with the Phoenix Suns after the Knicks bought out his contract last week.

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