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By: AP
By: AP

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A thumb injury suffered in last weekend's game will keep Fred Taylor off the field for the rest of the 2008 NFL campaign. The Jaguars veteran running back, who ranks 16th on the all-time rushing l9ist, had hoped to play though the injury, but a second opinion confirmed the need for season-ending surgery.

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sunday's NFL game in St. Louis between the 2-and-11 Rams and the 2-and-11 Seattle Seahawks will not be televised locally after failing to sell out 72 hours before kickoff. It's the fifth time in the last three seasons it's happened to the Rams, who sold out their first 100 games after moving to St. Louis in 1995.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam started the final tournament of her career today with a 2-under 70, four shots off the lead at the Dubai Ladies Masters. The Hall of Fame golfer announced earlier this year that she would retire at the end of the season.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The European Elite Athletes Association is objecting to the whereabouts requirement in the World Anti-Doping Agency's new code, which goes into effect Jan. 1, saying in a statement that it "effectively places elite players under house arrest for one hour each day, 365 days a year." Under the new WADA (WAH'-duh) code, athletes will be required to provide authorities with a daily one-hour window during which they must be available for testing or risk being penalized for missing a test.

LONDON (AP) -- Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has come out against FIA (FEE'-uh) president Max Mosley's proposal to use a standardized engine for all F1 cars. Mosley has called for the introduction of a low-cost Cosworth (KAHZ'-wurth) engine for the 2010 season as part of cost-cutting measures being discussed with the teams. The FIA World Motor Sport Council will be voting on the proposals tomorrow in Monte Carlo.


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