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This Week in Sports - November 26-30, 2007

NFL star Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins was gunned down in his Miami home early Monday morning.
Sean Taylor

Tragedy strikes the NFL as Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor gets gunned down. Read what else happened this week!

Sports News - NFL Star Dies

One of the NFL's best players, Sean Taylor, was killed early Monday morning in his Miami home. The 24-year-old Washington Redskins' safety was shot in the leg, wounding his femoral artery. He died less than a day later in the hospital. Police believe the murder was random and the intruder was most likely a robbery. Taylor was a Pro Bowl safety who was an All American at the University of Miami. Taylor leaves behind a girlfriend and an 18-month-old daughter.

Sports News - Jamario Who?

A few months ago, Jamario Moon was a complete unknown to the sports world. Today, he is the starting small forward for the Toronto Raptors and one of the top rookies in the NBA. After going undrafted out of Community College, this Alabama native spent time in different basketball minor leagues and overseas. After a Raptors scout saw him play, Moon was brought in for summer league and training camp where he impressed his coaches. In a game last Sunday against the Bulls, Moon had an impressive stat line - 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals and an incredible 6 blocks!

Sports News - Cowboys Top Packers

By far the biggest NFL showdown happened on Thursday as the Green Bay Packers took on the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams were 10-1 coming into the game. The Packers played most of the game without star quarterback Brett Favre, who was injured in the second quarter. The Cowboys 37-27 win over the Packers gave them first place in the NFC. Favre's injury might compromise his record streak of 249 consecutive starts. He has 10 days to rest before the Packers host the Oakland Raiders on December 9.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • Legendary motorcycle daredevil Evil Knievel passed away on Friday after years of fighting diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis. He was 69 years old.
  • After years of being a secret, the salary of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has finally been revealed. The future Hall of Famer makes $500,000 annually.
  • In one of the largest beatings in NBA history, the New York Knicks lost by 45 points to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. At one point the lead was over 50 points! The final score ended up being 104-59.
  • One of the rising teams in the NHL are the Vancouver Canucks. Led by the great play of Markus Naslund and Roberto Luongo, the Canucks have won seven of their last 10 games.
  • Los Angeles Lakers' head coach Phil Jackson agreed to a 2-year, $24 million contract extension. He will coach the Lakers throughout the 2009-10 season.
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