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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: Detroit Lions 35 (1-0) – New York Giants 14 (0-1)

Arizona Cardinals 18 (1-0) – San Diego Chargers 17 (0-1)

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 8 (74-69) – Chicago Cubs 0 (64-80)

Detroit Tigers 8 (79-65) – Kansas City Royals 5 (79-63)

Los Angeles Angels 12 (88-55) – Cleveland Indians 3 (74-68)

Washington Nationals 2 (81-61) – Atlanta Braves 1 (74-70)

New York Mets 3 (69-75) – Colorado Rockies 2 (59-85)

Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (75-68) – Philadelphia Phillies 4 (66-77)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (80-64) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (67-77)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (84-59) – Boston Red Sox 0 (63-81)

Miami Marlins 6 (70-72) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (74-70)

Chicago White Sox 5 (64-79) – Oakland Athletics 4 (80-63)

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ABC Scoreboard Roundup – 9/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –NFL: Detroit Lions 35 (1-0) – New York Giants 14 (0-1)

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 8 (74-69) – Chicago Cubs 0 (64-80)

Detroit Tigers 8 (79-65) – Kansas City Royals 5 (79-63)

Los Angeles Angels 12 (88-55) – Cleveland Indians 3 (74-68)

Washington Nationals 2 (81-61) – Atlanta Braves 1 (74-70)

New York Mets 3 (69-75) – Colorado Rockies 2 (59-85)

Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (75-68) – Philadelphia Phillies 4 (66-77)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (80-64) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (67-77)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (84-59) – Boston Red Sox 0 (63-81)

Miami Marlins 6 (70-72) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (74-70)

Chicago White Sox 5 (64-79) – Oakland Athletics 4 (80-63)

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Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney out 4-6 Weeks with Torn Meniscus

Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Texans linebacker and number-one overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will miss the next 4-6 weeks.

Clowney suffered a torn meniscus late in the second quarter of the team’s season-opening win against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

“He’s been good,” Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien said. “He’s a great kid. He’s a resilient kid. He’s been a good teammate since the day he walked in the door here. He was disappointed, obviously….We’ve got great doctors here and he’ll be back.”

After a dominating career at South Carolina, where he missed just two games in three seasons, Clowney was tabbed as one of the best defensive prospects to come into the NFL in recent years.

Whitney Marcilus will take Clowney’s spot in the starting lineup in the Texans’ defense.

“It’s football,” O’Brien said. “That’s just the nature of the game. It’s not a matter of frustration….Every team in the league is dealing with injuries. The next guy steps up. That’s why you try to put together the most competitive roster you can.”

The 21-year-old Clowney recorded one tackle during his NFL regular-season debut.

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NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Bowl Ban, Scholarship Reduction

Justin K. Allen/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — The NCAA has announced that Penn State University will be eligible for postseason play this season, and all of their scholarships will be returned next season.

This is the second time sanctions have been reduced towards the university in regard to the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

“Penn State has made remarkable progress over the past year,” said South Carolina president Harris Pastides, a member of the NCAA’s board of directors. “The board members and I believe the executive committee’s decision is the right one. It allows both the university and the association to continue to move toward a common goal of ensuring that educating, nurturing and protecting young people is a top priority.”

Prior to the announcement, Penn State would have had 80 scholarships in 2015, and a full 85 in 2016. They also would not have been able to be eligible for postseason play until 2016.

“This is deserved because those penalties were never deserved,” said Jay Paterno, former Penn State assistant and son of the late Joe Paterno. “I am happy for the university and the team. This is a great thing for the university and the football program but there is still a lot to be done and a lot to be corrected. I think the NCAA saying this relief is because of the Mitchell report process is a cover for the fact that there was a faulty Freeh report.”

In July 2012, Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse of 10 boys. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.

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Ravens Terminate Ray Rice’s Contract, NFL Suspends Rice Indefinitely

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice on Monday in wake of TMZ Sports releasing a new video of him punching his then-fiancee in the face in an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also announced Monday that Rice is suspended indefinitely in the wake of the newly released video.

Rice hit Janay Palmer with a left fist to the head. Palmer fell on the hand rail and landed on the floor before Rice is shown dragging her seemingly unconscious body out into the lobby.

On July 25, Rice was suspended by the NFL for two games and fined more than $500,000. The move was highly criticized and led to Goodell instituting a six-game suspension for any first offenders to a domestic abuse case and a lifetime ban for a second offense.

“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” the NFL released in a statement on Monday regarding the new video. “That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”

Rice had three years and $10 million remaining on his contract.

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Ravens Terminate Ray Rice’s Contract, NFL Suspends Rice Indefinitely

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice on Monday in wake of TMZ Sports releasing a new video of him punching his then-fiancee in the face in an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also announced Monday that Rice is suspended indefinitely in the wake of the newly released video.

Rice hit Janay Palmer with a left fist to the head. Palmer fell on the hand rail and landed on the floor before Rice is shown dragging her seemingly unconscious body out into the lobby.

On July 25, Rice was suspended by the NFL for two games and fined more than $500,000. The move was highly criticized and led to Goodell instituting a six-game suspension for any first offenders to a domestic abuse case and a lifetime ban for a second offense.

“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” the NFL released in a statement on Monday regarding the new video. “That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”

Rice had three years and $10 million remaining on his contract.

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Ravens Terminate Ray Rice’s Contract, NFL Suspends Rice Indefinitely

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice on Monday in wake of TMZ Sports releasing a new video of him punching his then-fiancee in the face in an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also announced Monday that Rice is suspended indefinitely in the wake of the newly released video.

Rice hit Janay Palmer with a left fist to the head. Palmer fell on the hand rail and landed on the floor before Rice is shown dragging her seemingly unconscious body out into the lobby.

On July 25, Rice was suspended by the NFL for two games and fined more than $500,000. The move was highly criticized and led to Goodell instituting a six-game suspension for any first offenders to a domestic abuse case and a lifetime ban for a second offense.

“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” the NFL released in a statement on Monday regarding the new video. “That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”

Rice had three years and $10 million remaining on his contract.

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Royals’ Danny Duffy Will Miss Next Start

BananaStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy will miss his next start due to rotator cuff inflammation, the team announced Monday.

Duffy underwent an MRI and examination on Sunday and general manager Dayton Moore said his starter’s left shoulder is “structurally sound,” but that he will miss his next scheduled start “and will require three, four days’ rest before being re-evaluated.”

Duffy is 8-11 and has a 2.42 ERA in 29 games this season.

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Royals’ Danny Duffy Will Miss Next Start

BananaStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy will miss his next start due to rotator cuff inflammation, the team announced Monday.

Duffy underwent an MRI and examination on Sunday and general manager Dayton Moore said his starter’s left shoulder is “structurally sound,” but that he will miss his next scheduled start “and will require three, four days’ rest before being re-evaluated.”

Duffy is 8-11 and has a 2.42 ERA in 29 games this season.

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Pac-12 Fines USC AD Pat Haden $25,000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Pac-12 handed USC athletic director Pat Haden a $25,000 fine on Monday for leaving the press box and heading down on the field to argue with an official during Saturday’s game against Stanford.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott did not think that Haden represented himself or USC well during the argument with the official.

“The conduct by [Haden] was inappropriate,” Scott said in a statement. “Such actions by an administrator in attempt to influence the officiating, and ultimately the outcome of a contest, will not be tolerated.”

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian sent a text to one of the USC staff in the press box during the third to relay the message to Haden.

“The conduct by both Sarkisian and Haden were in clear violation of our conference’s standards of conduct policy,” Scott said. “We appreciate the public apology and recognition of the errors in judgment, as well as Pat Haden’s self-imposed two-game sideline ban. We took this into consideration as we determined the discipline. Nonetheless, the actions fell short of our expectation of our head coaches and athletics directors as role models for our student-athletes and important leaders of our institutions.”

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