Bradford cancels scheduled news conference
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Sam Bradford of Oklahoma isn't ready yet to talk to the media about his future. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback who re-injured his right shoulder called off a scheduled news conference Wednesday.
Sooners coach Bob Stoops says Bradford needed time to gather more information before making a decision.
Bradford was coming off of 1 of the most prolific passing seasons in NCAA history when he opted to come back for his junior year instead of entering the NFL draft this year. He was considered a top quarterback prospect after throwing for 4,720 yards and 50 touchdowns last season.
Bradford was initially hurt in the season opener against BYU and returned to play one full game before being re-injured against Texas on Saturday.
Buckram scores 2 TDS as UTEP beats Tulsa 28-24
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Donald Buckram ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 29 seconds left in the game, to help UTEP beat Conference USA rival Tulsa 28-24 on Wednesday night.
Buckram's two touchdowns were the final scores of the game, one coming with 6:25 left to play and the other a 3-yard run with less than 30 seconds left. Junior quarterback Trevor Vittatoe threw for 271 yards, including one TD - an 80-yard pass to Donovan Kemp in the first quarter.
G.J. Kinne, Charles Clay and A.J. Whitmore each scores touchdowns for the Golden Hurricane (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA).
Tulsa was coming off a close loss at home to No. 5 Boise State and piled up 791 yards of offense in last year's meeting with the Miners.
UTEP (3-4, 2-1) ranks 119th nationally in total defense.
SEC suspends Florida-Arkansas crew
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has suspended officials from last weekend's Arkansas-Florida game after the crew was involved in its second controversial call of the year.
Referee Marc Curles' crew called a personal foul on Arkansas defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter as the Gators were rallying for a 23-20 victory. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.
The same group of officials called the LSU-Georgia game earlier this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the league said shouldn't have been called.
The SEC says the crew will be removed from its scheduled assignment this weekend and will not be assigned to officiate as a crew until Nov. 14.
The league said the crew's bowl assignments could also be impacted.
Pujols has has operation on his elbow
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow with doctors removing bone chips and trimming bone spurs.
Dr. James Andrews performed the operation Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. He said Pujols would not require ligament reconstruction. Reconstructive surgery would have sidelined him the first few months of next season.
The Cardinals said the 29-year-old Pujols would begin rehabilitation next week in St. Louis and is expected to fully recover. No timetable for his return has been set.
Magazine names Greinke AL Pitcher of the Year
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke has been named American League Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News online magazine.
Greinke was selected for the honor by a panel of 31 Major League general managers and assistant GMs. He finished the 2009 season 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA - the best in baseball - and was second in the American League with 242 strikeouts. He had six complete games and three shutouts, both second in the majors behind Toronto's Roy Halladay.
Former Royals ace Bret Saberhagen is the only other Kansas City pitcher to have received the award. The last 14 American League winners of the TSN award went on to win the Cy Young, which will be announced Nov. 17.
Greinke received the honor on Wednesday, his 26th birthday.
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