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This week in sports

Published: September 15, 2006
Section: Sports


Minnesota's Francisco Liriano is out for the season after re-injuring his arm in Wednesday nights loss against Oakland.

Texas outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. hit for the cycle in Wednesday nights win over Detroit.


The NFL season kicked off last weekend with the Giants losing to the Colts in the Manning Bowl 26-21, the first time in NFL history brothers played quarterback against the other.

This weekends NFL schedule features Tampa Bay at Atlanta, New York Giants going to Philadelphia, Washington battling Dallas and on Monday night Pittsburgh visiting Jacksonville.

Trent Green sustained a concussion and will miss at least two weeks.

The Patriots traded Deion Branch to Seattle for a first round pick.

The Green Bay Packers traded running back Samkon Gado to the Houston Texans for running back Vernand Morency.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joe Jurevicius will miss Sundays game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Carolina Panthers star WR Steve Smith is questionable for Sundays matchup at Minnesota.

College Football

Tomorrows action features many ranked matchups, highlighted by No. 6 LSU at No. 3 Auburn, No.11 Michigan at No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 15 Oklahoma at No. 18 Oregon, and No. 17 Miami at No. 12 Louisville.

Northern Colorado back-up punter Mitch Cozad is charged with stabbing rival starting punter Rafael Mendoza in the leg;

Cozad is currently out on bail.


This past weekend, Roger Federer won his third straight US Open title with a gritty 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over American Andy Roddick.

Maria Shavapova dominated the US Open womens final, beating Justine Henin-Hardenne in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. This was the second grand slam win of her career.


Former BU goalie Rick DiPietro re-signed with the New York Islanders on Tuesday, agreeing to a record 15-year deal that will pay the goalie $67.5 million.

Philadelphia Flyers center Keith Primeau retired after failing to recover from a concussion.