CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Bobcats beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-88 last night. Jeffrey Taylor scored nine of Charlotte's first 22 points. Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker added 18 apiece, and Walker also dished out a season-high 10 assists. Philadelphia was led by Tony Wroten's 21 points. Evan Turner added 16, Hollis Thompson scored 12 and Spencer Hawes had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Cameron Wright scored 14 points to lead five Pittsburgh players in double figures in an 85-68 victory over Loyola Marymount at the Petersen Events Center last night. The Panthers extended their lead to as much as 22 in the final minutes.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is ready to return for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Woodley has missed the last three games with a left calf injury. Woodley practiced yesterday and says he'll be at his usual spot on the left side of Pittsburgh's 3-4 defense. Jason Worilds, who played very well while filling in for Woodley, will move back to the right side.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin is "day to day" with a lower body injury and will not play today when the Penguins visit Boston. Malkin, who is second in the league the 38 points, sustained the injury during a team skate on Thursday morning and sat out Thursday night's 5-1 win over San Jose.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Lions have listed cornerback Darius Slay as doubtful against the Eagles because of a knee injury. Slay didn't practice yesterday, a day after he was hurt in practice in what Detroit coach Jim Schwartz describes as "sort of a freak thing."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Temple University says it is cutting seven sports programs in 2014, including baseball, women's rowing and softball, among others. Nine coaches will lose their jobs. The university says the decision to cut the sports, which also include men's indoor and outdoor track and field, men's crew and men's gymnastics, was the culmination of the school's underfunded athletic department and its large number of sports that it does field.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The former U.S. senator brought into monitor athletics at Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal says the school's football players get about the same medical care as other major programs. Athletics integrity monitor George Mitchell released his fifth quarterly report yesterday, including findings from an investigation into sports medicine that began after a critical article in Sports Illustrated in May.
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