Sports – Saturday, November 24th

| November 24, 2012 | 6:53 am
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We will be honoring the top high school football players from around the listening area with the KMZU Football Dream Team broadcast this evening.  Mike Stone will have interviews with coaches and they’ll reveal who made this year’s dream team.  The broadcast starts at 6:00 p.m. on KMZU.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Missouri basketball team has lost its first game of the season, but it came against the nation’s No. 2 team. Louisville cruised 84-61 yesterday in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantic tournament in the Bahamas. The Cardinals forced 23 turnovers that they turned into 31 points. Louisville and Duke play for the championship tonight.

NEW YORK (AP) — The 4th-ranked Michigan men’s basketball team has won a tournament but lost a top player to injury. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points, but he had to leave the game after he was kneed in the head. The Wolverines beat Kansas State 71-57 yesterday to win the NIT Season Tipoff. It’s Michigan’s first win in the tourney.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Work harder. That’s the message Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dexter McCluster got from an elderly fan on Thanksgiving Day after he delivered a free turkey and canned goods. McCluster says the woman told him she was praying for the team but told him he needed to do more. The Chiefs play Peyton Manning and rival Denver on Sunday.

NEW YORK (AP) — A top NFL executive says the rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston touchdown Thursday “may be too harsh” and will be re-examined immediately.  Ray Anderson, the league’s director of football operations, says a 15-yard penalty for throwing the challenge flag on a play that is automatically reviewed might be enough.  For now, throwing the challenge flag also eliminates the use of replay; all scoring plays otherwise are reviewed.  Justin Forsett’s third-quarter 81-yard run in the Texans’ 34-31 overtime victory at Detroit initially was ruled a touchdown, although replays clearly showed his knee and elbow touched the turf when he was hit by Lions defenders. Detroit coach Jim Schwartz challenged, resulting in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

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