Compiled from wire reports
Bucs’ guard Nicks, All-Pro, put on IR
•?The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed guard Carl Nicks, an All-Pro last season, on injured reserve. They also put tight end Danny Noble on IR and elevated guard Roger Allen to the active roster from the practice squad.
•?Wide receiver Ben Obomanu has been placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Seattle Seahawks with a wrist injury suffered in Sunday’s loss. Seattle released cornerback Danny Gorrer.
•?The Jacksonville Jaguars traded receiver Mike Thomas to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed draft pick.
•?The Arizona Cardinals promoted linebacker Zack Nash from the practice squad and released fullback Reagan Maui’a.
Former OSU player Don Steinberg dies
•?Don Steinberg, who helped Ohio State win its first national championship in 1942, died Monday at age 90. The university said Steinberg was in hospice and died of congestive heart failure in Perry Township. Steinberg was an end on the 1942 Buckeyes who were 9-1. Following his graduation in 1946, Steinberg went on to become a surgeon.
•?Baldwin Wallace says its athletic teams will skip postseason play this academic year as it investigates mistakes in awarding financial aid for student-athletes. The Division III school said it notified the NCAA that the Yellow Jackets are withdrawing from consideration for postseason play. It says it will investigate mistakes in the application of NCAA regulations regarding aid.
•?Brittney Griner, the 6-foot-8 Baylor senior, became only the third player to be a two-time unanimous choice on the Associated Press’ women’s basketball preseason All-America team, receiving all 40 votes from a national media panel. Griner joined former UConn star Maya Moore and Duke great Alana Beard in that select club. Griner wasn’t the only unanimous choice on the preseason team. Delaware senior Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame senior Skylar Diggins were also on all 40 ballots. Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike (23 votes), Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas (19) and Baylor’s Odyssey Sims (19) rounded out the squad.
Vonn step closer ?to racing men
•?Lindsey Vonn moved a step closer to her goal of racing against men today as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association wrote to the sport’s ruling body asking it to consider the request. Olympic downhill champion Vonn approached the International Ski Federation (FIS) in early October with the request to compete in a men’s World Cup downhill on Nov. 24 in Lake Louise, Alberta.
•?British time trial champion Alex Dowsett has become the latest member to leave Team Sky. He joined the Spanish team Movistar in a move that follows the departures of sporting director Steven De Jongh and race coach Bobby Julich.
•?Rory McIlroy is officially a free agent when it comes to golf equipment. McIlroy and Acushnet Co., which has supplied the 23-year-old star from Northern Ireland with Titleist and FootJoy gear since he turned pro five years ago, said they will not extend the relationship past this year.
— From wire reports