Patriots coach Bill Belichick says LeGarrette Blount will have to earn his playing time with the Patriots "just like everybody else."
Despite the backing of the NBPA, Hornets forward Jeff Taylor will not appeal his 24-game suspension.
Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
The NHL has responded to a class action concussion lawsuit alleging that the league did not provide the proper protection and information to its players regarding traumatic head injuries.
Scott Kacsmar provides advice on players to target and players to avoid this week for fantasy owners in salary-cap leagues. Carson Palmer and Ben Tate are among the players with favorable matchups in Week 10.