This Week in Sports

By Katie Engell
November 19, 2009

Westbrook suffers concussion

The Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is scheduled to meet with two specialists in to determine if he can resume playing football after a series of concussions. Westbrook sustained his second concussion in three weeks in Philadelphia’s 31-23 loss at San Diego on Sunday. Westbrook was playing his first game after sitting out two because of a concussion suffered Oct. 26.

Olympic hockey begins its selections

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are just 87 days away and the winter hockey selections have begun. Brian Burke is Team USA’s general manager, while Steve Yzerman is Team Canada’s executive director. The committees are working to select the best players in the league that are coming into the tournament. Canada will name its team on New Year’s Eve and Team USA will announce its roster on New Year’s Day.

Iverson parts ways with Grizzlies

Memphis announced Monday that the team has ended its one-year contract with the former league MVP, Allen Iverson. Iverson will receive only a fraction of the $3 million he was supposed to earn. If he clears waivers, he will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday night. The New York Knicks have already confirmed interest in Iverson.

Bills fire head coach

The Buffalo Bills fired head coach Dick Jauron after a 3-6 start. The Bills offense has been one of the worst in the NFL. Jauron was 24-33 since being hired in 2006 to be head coach. He has two years remaining on his contract that will pay him a total of $6 million in 2009 and 2010.

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