ORCHARD PARK, NY (AP) – The Buffalo Bills have re-signed defensive tackle Jay Ross and offensive lineman David Snow to their practice squad.
The moves made Tuesday, came a day after both players had been released to make room for Buffalo to sign defensive end Shawne Merriman and safety Delano Howell.
Ross and Snow return to the Bills practice squad a week after they had been promoted to the team’s active roster as injury replacements in Buffalo’s 19-16 overtime win at Arizona.
The Bills (3-3) host Tennessee (2-4) on Sunday.
DETROIT, MI (AP) – Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the AL championship series.
Phil Coke gave up consecutive singles with two outs in the ninth before striking out postseason star Raul Ibanez for his second save in two games.
Verlander allowed only a pair of singles by Ichiro Suzuki and a leadoff homer by Eduardo Nunez in the ninth. Delmon Young hit a solo home run for the Tigers, and Miguel Cabrera had an RBI double.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes was lifted in the fourth because of a stiff back, and manager Joe Girardi’s lineup shuffle – Alex Rodriguez was benched again – failed to snap New York out of its untimely hitting funk.
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ARLINGTON, VA (UNCW) — UNCW was picked to finish tied for seventh overall during the upcoming 2012-13 season and senior forward Karneshia Garrett was named an Honorable Mention Preseason All-CAA selection during the league’s Basketball Media Day Tuesday at Champps-Pentagon Row.
The Seahawks, who return three starters and seven letterwinners from last season’s squad that posted 20 victories and made its second straight appearance in the Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament, and George Mason were selected to finish seventh in a vote of the league’s 11 head coaches.
“I think even with success we’ve have the past couple of years, there is so much transition heading into this season with a new coach and trying to replace two starters that it is hard to know what to expect of this new phase of UNCW women’s basketball,” said first-year Head Coach Adell Harris. “I’m not sensitive at all about where we were selected. Preseason polls are for media and fans. I feel we can compete with any team in the league and we’ll have a chance to prove that this season.”
Delaware was selected to repeat as league champions. The Blue Hens return all five starters from last year’s 31-2 squad that captured the program’s first CAA title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Blue Hens senior Elena Delle Donne, who led the nation in scoring (28.1 ppg) a season ago, was tagged the league’s Preseason Player-of-the-Year on Tuesday.
James Madison, who welcomes back four starters back from last year’s 29-8 squad that advanced to the finals of Postseason WNIT, was tabbed to finish second. Hofstra was picked third, followed by Drexel, Old Dominion, Northeastern, UNCW and George Mason (tie), Towson and William & Mary (tie) and Georgia State.
Joining Dellle Donne on the Preseason All-CAA First Team are Hofstra’s Shante Evans, JMU’s Tarik Hislop, Northeastern’s Deanna Kerkhof and Drexel’s Hollie Mershon.
Garrett earned Honorable Mention Preseason All-CAA accolades after appearing in 32 games and making 21 starts during her first season with the program in 2011-12. Garrett averaged 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while pacing the team with seven double-doubles.
“Karneshia will have as good as a senior year as she decides to have,” said Harris. “If she decides to dedicate her efforts to making herself better, she has the ability to be a standout player in this league. We believe in her, she just needs to take her preparation to a whole new level in order for her to have the success we know she can have this season.”
2012-13 CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
2. James Madison
5. Old Dominion
7. George Mason
William & Mary
11. Georgia State
ARLINGTON, VA (UNCW) — Senior workhorse Keith Rendleman of UNCW was named First-Team Preseason All-CAA and the UNCW men’s basketball team selected to finish in 11th place at Tuesday’s Colonial Athletic Association’s Basketball Media Day.
The Seahawks, who tied for eighth place last season with a 5-13 conference record, return three starters from the 10-21 squad in 2011-12. Third-year head coach Buzz Peterson wasn’t surprised with results of the poll conducted by the league’s coaches, media relations directors and media members.
“I knew we would be picked low,” said Peterson, who owns a 23-39 record in two seasons. “That’s not where we’re going to finish. This group of guys is a determined bunch who will get better and better as the year progresses. We have a challenging non-conference schedule and look forward to conference play in January.”
UNCW, which has won four CAA titles (2000, 2002, 2003, 2006), trailed Drexel, Delaware, George Mason, Old Dominion, Northeastern, James Madison, Hofstra, Georgia State, William & Mary and Towson in the balloting.
Rendleman, a 6-8, 220-pound forward from Iron Station, N.C., averaged 15.3 points and 10.0 rebounds one year ago, collecting a whopping 16 double-doubles for the Seahawks. He was joined on the First-Team by Drexel playmaker Frantz Massenat (Preseason Player-of-the-Year), Jamelle Hagins (Delaware), Damion Lee (Drexel), Jonathan Lee (Northeastern) and Devon Saddler (Delaware).
“Keith continued to improve last season and showed why he is one of the best players in this league,” said Peterson. “He works hard every day and carries that over to game day. Keith has proven that hard work pays off and he should have a great season this coming year.”
In other news, the UNCW men’s team will appear twice on the CAA’s television package in 2012-13 and both will be at Trask Coliseum. The UNCW-George Mason game on Jan. 12, 2013, the lone meeting between the two teams this season, will begin at 2 p.m., while the UNCW-Hofstra matchup on Feb. 9, 2013, has been moved up to Noon.
2012-13 CAA Men’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish
3. George Mason
4. Old Dominion
6. James Madison
8. Georgia State
9. William & Mary
2012-13 CAA Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams
First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Jamelle Hagins, Delaware# Sr. F 6-9 50 Roanoke, Va./William Fleming
Damion Lee, Drexel% So. G 6-6 195 Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall/St. Thomas More
Jonathan Lee, Northeastern^ Sr. G 6-2 200 Flint, Mich./Flint Carmen-Ainsworth/Hun School
Frantz Massenat, Drexel* Jr. G 6-4 195 Ewing, N.J./Trenton Catholic
Keith Rendleman, UNCW* Sr. F 6-8 220 Denver, N.C./East Lincoln
Devon Saddler, Delaware# Jr. G 6-2 205 Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen/Winchendon Prep
Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
A.J. Davis, James Madison Sr. G 6-6 210 Columbus, Ohio/Harmony Comm./Wyoming
Quincy Ford, Northeastern% So. F/G 6-8 212 St. Petersburg, Fla./Gibbs
Marcus Thornton, William & Mary% So. G 6-4 185 Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara
Devonta White, Georgia State Jr. G 5-10 158 Alpharetta, Ga./Centennial
Sherrod Wright, George Mason Jr. G 6-4 196 Mount Vernon, N.Y./Mount Vernon