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NBA

Kidd fined $50,000 for spilling drink on court

NEW YORK – The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets Coach Jason Kidd $50,000 for intentionally spilling a drink on the court to delay a game.

Kidd bumped into Brooklyn reserve Tyshawn Taylor with 8.3 seconds left in the Nets’ 99-94 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday, causing his drink to spill. A video of the fumble showed Kidd appearing to tell Taylor to “hit me” as the guard walked toward the bench, and the resulting delay while the floor was being cleaned allowed the Nets, who were out of timeouts, to diagram a play.

Kidd denied any intent after the game, joking that he had sweaty palms.

NHL

Flames rookie phenom Monahan out with injury

CALGARY, Alberta – Flames rookie forward Sean Monahan has a hairline fracture in his foot. The team said the 19-year-old’s status is week to week.

With nine goals and six assists, Monahan is second in NHL rookie scoring behind Thomas Hertl of the San Jose Sharks. Monahan is also second for Calgary in scoring.

NFL

Broncos’ Fox set to return to work Monday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – John Fox is returning to work on Monday, less than a month after undergoing open-heart surgery, and he plans to coach the Denver Broncos in their game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 8.

What hasn’t been determined is whether Fox will coach from the sideline or the booth. Fox Sports first reported Fox’s impending return.

The Broncos visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in an AFC West showdown of 9-2 teams.

Golf

Madsen leads at Alfred Dunhill

MALELANE, South Africa – Morten Orum Madsen leads the Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a 7-under 65 in the opening round at Leopard Creek.

The Dane followed up his first European Tour title last weekend with eight birdies and just a single dropped shot yesterday for a one-stroke advantage over South Africa’s Allan Versfeld and Portugal’s Ricardo Santos.

Defending champion Charl Schwartzel was in a four-way tie for fourth after a 68, while American John Daly shot a 72 for a tie for 48th in his second tournament back from right elbow surgery in July.

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