Former QB Brennan is out of the hospital

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Former University of Hawaii and Washington Redskins quarterback Colt Brennan has been released from a Honolulu hospital more than a week after an accident left him with broken ribs and injuries to his head and collar bone. Brennan issued a statement saying he was leaving Queen's Medical Center on Saturday and is headed to his parents' home in Southern California to continue his recovery.

Authorities say Brennan, 27, was a passenger in an SUV that crossed a highway centerline and collided head-on with a sedan driven by 47-year-old Theresa Wang on Nov. 19.

Brennan said in the statement that he goes home with a "heavy heart" because Wang remains hospitalized. . . .

New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was arrested in Louisiana after he was accused of grabbing his wife's hair and pulling her down the street.

Police in Lafayette, about 50 miles west of Baton Rouge, said Smith and his wife had gotten into an argument just after 2 a.m. while leaving a nightclub. . . .

Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel won't play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday because of a knee injury. He injured his knee while recovering a fumble in a 27-17 win over the New York Giants. . . .

The Bufflao Bills placed Shawne Merriman on injured reserve because of a nagging Achilles' tendon injury.


The U.S. is on its way to the Women's World Cup after beating Italy, 1-0, on Saturday in Bridgeview, Ill., on a first-half goal by Amy Rodriguez.

The Americans won the home-and-home playoff on 2-0 aggregate to earn the last spot in the 16-nation World Cup, which will be played June 26 to July 17 in Germany.

The draw is Monday in Frankfurt.

The top-ranked Americans were in danger of missing the tournament they've won twice after an upset loss to Mexico in the semifinals of regional qualifying. It was just their second loss since the 2007 World Cup. . . .

Dimitar Berbatov scored five goals to lead Manchester United into the English Premier League lead with a 7-1 rout of visiting Blackburn. Berbatov took just two minutes to end a 10-match goal drought. United helped the Premier League set a single-day scoring record with 36 goals, according to Sky Sports.


Roger Federer joined Rafael Nadal in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals by beating Novak Djokovic, 6-1, 6-4, in London.

Federer picked his shots throughout the match, keeping Djokovic on the run and forcing the third-ranked Serb into errors during the long rallies.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion will face the top-ranked Nadal in Sunday's final at the O2 Arena.

Nadal beat Andy Murray, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), earlier in a back-and-forth match.


Detroit Red Wings center Mike Modano is out indefinitely after having surgery on his right wrist.

Modano suffered nerve damage and a sliced tendon in his wrist after getting cut by a skate blade Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Michael Walchhofer won the first men's downhill of the World Cup season, leading a strong Austrian showing on a day when Bode Miller finished eighth in Lake Louise, Ontario. Walchhofer, 35, competing in his last season, won in 1 minute 47.78 seconds. . . .

Tessa Worley of France won a women's World Cup giant slalom, edging Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany by 0.01 of a second in Vail, Colo. Three-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn failed to finish the first run.


Michigan State center Derrick Nix has rejoined the team in a mutual decision after he met with teammates and coaches.

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