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John Wilkinson

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John Wilkinson is sports journalist and recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University where he covered baseball, men's basketball and soccer. He was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by Phoenix sports teams which he came to love. He's witnessed some classic Arizona sports moments, from the Dbacks opening day to routing the Yankees in game six of the 2001 World Series; ASU upsetting Nebraska in 1996 as well as losing to Ohio State in the 1997 Rose Bowl. He likes to root for the underdog and believes in the stories that go beyond sports to what they can tell us about life and people.

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Big Ben leads Steelers past RG3 and Skins, 27-12

The Pittsburgh Steelers remained perfect at home with a 27-12 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Heinz Field.

Harden, OKC still working to get extension done

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and guard James Harden are reportedly still working on a contract extension to keep the NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year from becoming a free agent.

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Bounty appeal hearing reportedly 'adjourned'

According to a report, an Oct. 30 hearing on appeals in the Saints' bounty cases has been postponed due to a looming hurricane and controversy over former NFL commissioner Paul Tagiabue hearing the appeals.

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TE Cooley re-joins Skins in place of injured Davis

The Washington Redskins re-signed tight end Chris Cooley to replace Fred Davis, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury on Sunday. Cooley, who was released prior to 2012, is the Redskins' all-time leader in receptions for tight ends.

Seton Hall starting PG Cosby out 2-4 weeks

Seton Hall sophomore point guard Aaron Crosby could be out up to four weeks with a sprained PCL depending on how his rehab goes, putting him in question for the start of the season.

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Skins TE Davis lost for season with torn achilles

Tight end Fred Davis suffered a torn achilles tendon in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' 27-23 loss to the New York Giants and will be out for the rest of the 2012 season.

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Eli hits Cruz late to beat RG3 and Skins, 27-23

Robert Griffin III tried to lead the Washington Redskins to a late comeback, but Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a 77-yard touchdown in the final two minutes to secure a 27-23 victory.

NBA
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Amar'e will miss start of season with knee cyst

New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire will miss the beginning to the regular season after his knee soreness was diagnosed as a ruptured cyst.

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Saints' Vilma activated for Sunday, Camarillo cut

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma activated for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as his bounty suspension is being appealed. Wide Receiver Greg Camarillo cut to make space on the roster.

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Garcon's foot injury is inflammation not turf toe

Garcon's foot injury is not turf toe, according to head coach Mike Shanahan, but inflammation, which has kept the wide receiver out of the Washington Redskins' lineup.

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