Sports Briefs

Published 12:31 am Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Browns’ Richardson

sustains rib injury

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson sustained a rib cartilage injury in Sunday’s win over Cincinnati.

Richardson was injured in the first half when he was hit with a helmet in the right side. Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that Richardson “is fine and day to day.” Richardson finished with 37 yards on 14 carries and had two catches for 17 yards as Cleveland snapped an 11-game losing streak — and 12-game skid against AFC North opponents — by beating the Bengals 34-24.

Richardson left the game midway through the third quarter and did not return. His replacement, Montario Hardesty, rushed for 56 yards and scored his first career touchdown.


Ravens’ LB Ray Lewis

out rest of the season

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with an arm injury, an enormous blow to an already depleted defense that has uncharacteristically struggled this year.

Lewis tore his right triceps during Sunday’s 31-29 victory over Dallas. Cornerback Lardarius Webb also is out for the year after ripping the ACL in his left knee in the win against the Cowboys.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday both are done for the year.

The 37-year-old Lewis leads Baltimore in tackles and is the voice of experience in the huddle. He’s been invited to 13 Pro Bowls and is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year.

Webb, considered to be Baltimore’s best cornerback, tore his right ACL as a rookie in 2009.


High school girls’

soccer coach killed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville high school coach and English teacher has died in a car wreck in Spencer County.

Kentucky State Police say Brian Walters of Fisherville dropped off the right shoulder of Kentucky 1319 shortly before 7 a.m. EDT Monday, overcorrected, crossed back over the highway and was hit by a pickup truck.

The Courier-Journal reports Walters was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was in stable condition at University of Louisville Hospital.

Walters was in his second season as the girls’ soccer coach at Ballard High School, which was scheduled to play Sacred Heart on Monday in the quarterfinals of the Seventh Region Tournament. The game was postponed.

Walters also taught English at Bullitt East High School.