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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart left Wednesdays preseason finale against the New York Knicks after spraining his left ankle in the second quarter of a 121-96 loss at home. Bob Probert Jersey .During a radio appearance on 98.5 the Sports Hub on Thursday, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said the team is still evaluating Smarts injury and remains uncertain on his opening-night status.We dont know enough to determine whether hell be ready to play opening night or how long hell be out, Ainge told the Sports Hub. Obviously, well be very careful with him. ... I think over the next few days well have a little bit better of an indication on Marcuss ankle and how much it swelled. It didnt seem to be a terrible one but he was in some pain, so its a little bit concerning.Smart is expected to undergo further testing Thursday and Ainge said the team would have a better timeline later this week.Smart rolled the ankle after driving into the lane and stepping on the foot of Knicks guard Justin Holiday. Smart took a couple of hops before lying down on the TD Garden court in visible pain.Boston opens the regular season at home against the Brooklyn Nets next Wednesday.It is unknown whether Smart would return for that game.?Smart is entering his third year in Boston. He averaged 9.1 points per game last year coming off the bench for the Celtics.? Pavel Datsyuk Jersey .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. Curtis Joseph Jersey . Down by seven with 90 seconds left in regulation, thats where they looked comfortable. http:///...ll-red-wings-jersey/ . The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Saskatchewan Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in the CFLs championship game. INDIANAPOLIS -- The Houston Texans hoped to cash in on a hefty offseason investment in the offense.Turns out, their rugged defense may still be the way to the playoffs.On a day the Texans scored only one touchdown against Indianapolis, the defense forced three turnovers and stopped the Colts on fourth-and-1 with 1:24 left in the game to preserve a 22-17 win on Sunday.What the defense did is truly unbelievable, quarterback Brock Osweiler said. It was like a playoff game.Win a couple more, and it will be a playoff game.By snapping a three-game losing streak, Houston (7-6) and Tennessee remained tied atop the AFC South though the Texans are better positioned because of season sweeps over the Titans and Colts (6-7).The Texans won their second straight game in Indy after losing their first 13 and have won nine straight over division foesThis one sure wasnt easy.Nick Novak made five field goals, Lamar Miller ran 21 times for 107 yards and scored on a 2-yard run late in the first half for all of the points.Osweiler, meanwhile, went 14 of 24 for 147 yards with no touchdowns despite twice starting drives inside the Colts 20-yard line.Still, the old-school style played right into the hands of Houstons defense, which picked off Andrew Luck twice and recovered a fumble after Jadeveon Clowney beat tight end Dwayne Allen on third-and-goal from the 3-yard line.They finished it off by beating the Colts with a blitz that forced an errant throw on Indys final play.Luck blamed himself.Bad plays, I mean those turnovers, he said after going 24 of 45 for 276 yards with two TD passes. We didnt execute and youve got to execute to have a chance to win the game.After the Colts took a 3-0 lead on their opening series, they didnt score again until Frank Gore took a screen pass and raced 18 yards to the end zone to make it 16-10 early in the third quarter. T.Y. Hilton scored on a 35-yard TD pass early in the fourth, cutting the deficit to 19-17.But the Texans used nearly 6 1/2 minutes on the ensuing drive to set up Novaks 34-yard field goal, and the defense, as it did all day, held up.Was it perfect by any means? No. But we got the job done, Osweiler said.MOVING ON UPGoree and Adam Vinatieri continue climbing the NFL charts. Steve Yzerman Jersey. Gore, the Colts top running back, finished with 74 yards from scrimmage to move past Terrell Owens (16,185) for No. 11 on the NFLs list.And Vinatieri scored five points, ending the day with 104 to extend his NFL record to 19 100-point seasons. Hes achieved that feat nine times since joining the Colts, a franchise record.Texans linebacker Brian Cushing finished with six tackles, giving him 639 in his career -- breaking DeMeco Ryans franchise record (636).REACHING 1,000While Houston ran 41 times for 185 yards, Miller reached the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career. The milestone came on a 20-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. He has 1,012 yards this season -- a pretty good return for a team that signed the free agent to a four-year deal in March.INJURY REPORTTexans: Cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ribs) was inactive, and right guard Jeff Allen left in the third quarter with a concussion.Colts: Already short-handed on defense and down one starting offensive lineman before the game, things got worse throughout the day. Indy lost left guard Jack Mewhort (left knee) in the third quarter and starting center Ryan Kelly also left briefly in the third quarter.Linebacker Curt Maggitt (knee) limped directly from the field to the locker room after getting hurt on a fourth-quarter kickoff and receiver Donte Moncrief injured his hamstring.THEY SAID ITTexans: Our defense competes. Our defense is tough to beat with our secondary playing well, Texans coach Bill OBrien said.Colts: We had a different play called and they did a nice job and they called timeout got it in right at the right time, took a picture of what we were doing, coach Chuck Pagano said, referring to Indys final play. They made a substitution and we called a different play and the executed it and obviously we didnt.UP NEXTTexans: Host Jacksonville next Sunday.Colts: Travel to Minnesota next Sunday.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL . ' ' '
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