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Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd plans to file suit against Dr. James Andrews over what the 27-year-old claims was a knee surgery gone wrong. Floyd, according to multiple reports, planned to file the $180 million lawsuit in Florida Tuesday, Nov. 6, against Dr. Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and others, claiming a 2016 routine arthroscopic procedure turned into a career-ending operation.
LOS ANGELES -- Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari scored 22 points each and Lou Williams added 20 off the bench as the Los Angeles Clippers held off a late run from the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to earn a 120-109 victory on Monday night, Nov. 5. Harris shot 4-for-7 from 3-point range as the Clippers were 14 of 31 (45.2 percent) from behind the arc as a team. Seven Los Angeles players made 3-point shots as the Clippers improved to 4-1 at home.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Marcus Mariota passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the Tennessee Titans to a 28-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, Nov. 5, at Arlington, Texas. Mariota completed 21 of 29 passes for 240 yards and tossed scoring passes to running back Dion Lewis and tight end Jonnu Smith. Lewis had 122 total yards (62 rushing, 60 receiving) and safety Kevin Byard recorded an interception as the Titans (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers were the headliners. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, however, delivered the big pass of the night. His 37-yard completion to running back James White on a trick play was the play that helped send the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, Nov. 4, in Foxboro.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers breezed to a 111-81 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, Nov. 4. Damian Lillard scored 18 points and CJ McCollum added 16 for the Trail Blazers, who were in front after the opening minutes and led by as many as 36 points. Meyers Leonard came off the bench for season highs in scoring (15) and rebounds (12) and Zach Collins added 11 points for the Blazers.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Harvick became the second driver to earn a berth in the four-car Championship Round of the playoffs when he won the 500-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 4. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Harvick led a race-best 177 laps in the 337-lap race. It was his eighth win of the season, which is tops in the series.
LOUIS — Eric Staal opened the scoring with his 400th career goal and the visiting Minnesota Wild cruised from there to an easy 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturda, Nov. 3. The 34-year-old Staal became the sixth active player in the NHL to reach the 400-goal mark. The others are Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Ilya Kovalchuk, Sidney Crosby and Marian Gaborik.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson saved 10 of his 22 points for the first six minutes of the fourth quarter Friday night, Nov. 2, helping the Golden State Warriors overcome a deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-99 in Oakland. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 33 points and Stephen Curry dropped in 28 with nine rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors, who won their seventh straight, but failed to reach 120 points for the first time during the streak.
SAN FRANCISCO — Nick Mullens made a splashy NFL debut under the national-television spotlight Thursday night, Nov. 1, throwing three touchdown passes and directing the host San Francisco 49ers to a 34-3 demolition of the rival Oakland Raiders. In a game that featured two of the NFL's three remaining one-win teams, the 49ers (2-7) ended a six-game losing streak in the San Francisco Bay Area clubs' final scheduled meeting before the Raiders (1-7) move to Las Vegas.
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Elias Pettersson scored two goals, including the winner, as the host Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Monday night, Oct. 29. Pettersson, a 19-year-old Swedish rookie, notched the second two-goal game of his seven-game NHL career. With a team-leading seven goals on the season, he is scoring at a goal-per-game clip. Despite missing several players due to injuries, the Canucks picked up their first win in three games. The Wild saw their win streak end at five games.