Sunday, November 10, 2002

NFL notebook, standings


Kidney concerns keeping Carter out

The Associated Press

MIAMI - Dolphins wide receiver Cris Carter will be sidelined indefinitely after tests revealed kidney-function abnormalities, the team said Saturday.

Carter, a Middletown native who came out of retirement three weeks ago, missed Miami's practices this week because he felt ill. When the former Ohio State star was re-evaluated Friday by team physicians, tests disclosed the abnormalities.

Carter will undergo further testing. He won't play tonight against the New York Jets and didn't accompany the Dolphins on their flight Saturday. Team officials wouldn't elaborate on Carter's condition and declined to say whether he had been hospitalized.

Miami coach Dave Wannstedt declined to comment.

Carter retired last spring after 15 NFL seasons, then signed with the Dolphins three weeks ago to reinforce an injury-depleted receiving corps.

The eight-time Pro Bowl receiver struggled in his first game with Miami, a 24-10 loss Monday night at Green Bay. He lost a fumble following his first catch and failed to catch a pass that was then intercepted. He finished with three receptions for 31 yards.

Carter, who turns 37 on Nov. 25, ranks behind only Jerry Rice in career receptions (1,096) and touchdown catches (129).

James McKnight will start in place of Carter against the Jets. The game will be the first Carter has missed because of illness or injury since 1992, when he broke his collarbone while with the Minnesota Vikings.

COLTS: The mayor of Indianapolis began formal talks Friday with Colts owner Jim Irsay about the team's future and sounded confident the NFL franchise wouldn't be leaving town.

"That's not even part of the discussion," Mayor Bart Peterson told reporters after the two-hour, closed-door session. "They're not going to be leaving Indianapolis."

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv
Miami530.6252001673-1-02-2-04-2-01-1-02-1-0
Buffalo540.5562482692-3-03-1-02-4-03-0-01-2-0
New England440.5002061652-2-02-2-04-3-00-1-02-1-0
N.Y. Jets350.3751602061-3-02-2-02-5-01-0-01-2-0

South

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv
Indianapolis440.5001601672-2-02-2-04-3-00-1-02-1-0
Tennessee440.5001832122-2-02-2-03-2-01-2-02-0-0
Jacksonville350.3751641572-2-01-3-02-4-01-1-00-3-0
Houston260.2501072141-3-01-3-01-5-01-1-01-1-0

North

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv
Pittsburgh530.6251921602-1-03-2-05-2-00-1-04-0-0
Cleveland450.4442051952-3-02-2-04-4-00-1-01-3-0
Baltimore350.3751391622-2-01-3-03-2-00-3-01-1-0
Cincinnati170.1251132140-4-01-3-01-5-00-2-00-2-0

West

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayAFCNFCDiv
Denver620.7502071703-1-03-1-04-2-02-0-02-0-0
San Diego620.7501861633-1-03-1-05-2-01-0-02-1-0
Kansas City440.5002592402-2-02-2-04-4-00-0-01-2-0
Oakland440.5002261882-2-02-2-03-2-01-2-00-2-0

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv
Philadelphia620.7502211184-0-02-2-05-0-01-2-03-0-0
N.Y. Giants440.5001131322-2-02-2-03-4-01-0-01-1-0
Washington440.5001551912-2-02-2-02-4-02-0-00-1-0
Dallas360.3331151552-2-01-4-02-5-01-1-00-2-0

South

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv
Tampa Bay720.7782031093-1-04-1-04-2-03-0-02-1-0
New Orleans620.7502562093-1-03-1-05-2-01-0-01-1-0
Atlanta530.6251871363-2-02-1-03-3-02-0-02-1-0
Carolina350.3751111172-2-01-3-02-5-01-0-00-2-0

North

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv
Green Bay710.8752271644-0-03-1-05-1-02-0-02-0-0
Detroit350.3751582203-1-00-4-03-3-00-2-01-2-0
Chicago260.2501521991-3-01-3-02-5-00-1-01-3-0
Minnesota260.2501862302-2-00-4-02-4-00-2-02-1-0

West

WLTPctPFPAHomeAwayNFCAFCDiv
San Francisco620.7502031643-1-03-1-05-1-01-1-03-0-0
Arizona440.5001501582-2-02-2-04-3-00-1-01-2-0
St. Louis350.3751661722-2-01-3-02-4-01-1-02-1-0
Seattle260.2501451801-3-01-3-02-5-00-1-00-3-0

Today's Games

Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.
New England at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Cleveland

Monday's Game

Oakland at Denver, 9 p.m.



BENGALS / NFL
Ravens 38, Bengals 27
Blake empathizes with former mates
Bengals' defense will need to step up once again
The Edge
Isolation booth: Johnson vs. Demps
Levi: Life as a Rookie
Bengals, Ravens stats
Bengals-Ravens by the numbers
NFL notebook, standings
Are you ready for some Monday Night Football history?
Curnutte's NFL power rankings


UC BEARCATS
Sloppy UC still slams NKU
Daugherty: Wrath - not grapes - seems more Huggins' style
Center position still work in progress
UC women win C-USA soccer crown

XAVIER HOOPS
Cole ponders redshirt season
XU women win exhibition

REDS / BASEBALL
Bowden mum regarding free agent wish list
Reds Q & A
Phils set to spend on Thome

OHIO FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Elder, Colerain at Nippert Saturday
Where to buy football tickets
Elder 31, Wayne 3
Colerain 28, Lebanon 7
Ohio scores | Ohio pairings
Fans enjoy atmosphere at Paul Brown Stadium
Kings 36, Edgewood 19
Reading 41, Coldwater 38

KENTUCKY FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Kentucky scores | Kentucky pairings
CovCath 54, Harrison Co. 6
Beechwood 55, Fairview 7
Boone Co. 34, Oldham Co. 28
Dixie Heights 43, Lou. Ballard 41
Eastern 22, Conner 7
Highlands 56, Anderson Co. 0
Holy Cross 35, Nicholas Co. 14
Lex. Catholic 52, Holmes 20
Lloyd 51, East Carter 20
Louisville Trinity 48, Ryle 9
NewCath 57, Paris 14
Russell 31, Newport 14
Scott 53, Bourbon Co. 22

INDIANA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
East Central 38, Whiteland 30


OHIO VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ursuline unseats St. Ursula as Div. I champs
GGCL players rule all-state team

OHIO SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
St. Ursula loses soccer final
Wyoming girls denied soccer title
Madeira boys win state title

KENTUCKY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
St. Henry boys take cross country title
Highlands girls run to state title

PREP INSIDER COLUMN
Prep Insider: Late coach was ahead of his time


COLLEGE FOOTBALL
With backs to wall, Buckeyes battle to 11-0
Hail Mary heave halts fun for UK
Bowen corners market at Miami
Huskies stun BGSU, take first in division
Mount St. Joseph thumped by undefeated Hanover 49-14
Miami crushes Vols
Texas shows Baylor some attitude
Texas A&M ruins party for Sooners
Irish escape Navy
Syracuse topples No. 8 Virginia Tech in 3OT
Big Ten roundup
Top 25 roundup
How the Top 25 fared
College Football Today

COLLEGE HOOPS
Hoops: Big matchups come early, often
Dayton player's parents don't believe son lied

REGIONAL INTERESTS
MSJ football finally growling
Five questions with Brandon Miree
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

NATIONAL HEADLINES
Dredge leads Volvo Masters
Mighty Ducks blank Barons
Kolzig slams door on Flyers
Second-half scoring surge lifts Pacers over Raptors
Women's soccer: U.S. 2, Canada 1
Serena Williams, Capriati advance to WTA semis
Will Fittipaldi be first of new wave of drivers?
Stewart on cusp of Cup title

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