Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NBA CAPSULES ; Ellis, George Lead Pacers Past Mavericks; Rivera: Panthers RB Stewart Won't Play against Giants

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NBA CAPSULES ; Ellis, George Lead Pacers Past Mavericks; Rivera: Panthers RB Stewart Won't Play against Giants

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running back Jonathan Stewart will not play Sunday against the New York Giants due to a sprained left foot. Stewart, who is third in the NFL in rushing with 989 yards, left last Sunday's 38-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons early. Either Fozzy Whittaker of Mike Tolbert will start for Carolina.

Rivera also said he's uncertain whether Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen will play against the Giants, saying the team will take a "we'll see approach this week. Like Stewart, Olsen injured his knee against the Falcons and he did not play in the second half.

Luck returns to practice, won't play against Texans

INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck did limited work at practice Wednesday but will not play on Sunday against Houston.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said his quarterback did limited work on the field, but ruled him out as he recovers from a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle.

The announcement means both teams will start backup quarterbacks in this key matchup. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Brian Hoyer would miss the game with a concussion.

The Colts (6-7) could be in even worse shape.

Matt Hasselbeck, who is 4-2 as Luck's replacement, did not practice Wednesday because of a rib injury and appeared to have his left arm immobilized. If Hasselbeck can't play, the Colts would likely start Charlie Whitehurst.

Macho' Camacho elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

CANASTOTA, N.Y. - The late Hector "Macho Camacho, a three- division champion, flamboyant showman and one of boxing's most colorful characters, has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Also selected were Lupe Pintor of Mexico and Hilario Zapata of Panama, each a two-division champion.

Picked in the non-participant and observer categories were: Harold Lederman, a judge for over 30 years; sports columnist Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star-Ledger; Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for 14 years; and Col. Bob Sheridan, an international television broadcaster since 1973. …

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