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Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 3:39am  ET

REDSKINS-BROWN

Redskins keep RT Brown on PUP, done for season

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have kept right tackle Jammal Brown on the physically unable to perform list, giving up hope that he will play this season.

Brown was placed on PUP after surgery on a torn ligament in his left hip in August. Tuesday was the last day the Redskins could activate him to the 53-man roster.

Brown was a two-time Pro Bowler with the New Orleans Saints but missed the 2009 season after hip surgery. He was then traded to Washington, where he has struggled to stay healthy but was nevertheless re-signed to a five-year, $27.5 million deal last year.

Brown re-injured his hip while running sprints before this year's training camp. He returned to practice two weeks ago but suffered another setback a few days later.

VIRGINIA-WISE-HUNTLEY

UVa-Wise football player charged in shooting

NORTON, Va. (AP) -- A University of Virginia-Wise football player has been dismissed from the team and suspended from school after being charged with shooting a woman.

School spokeswoman Kathy Still says 21-year-old Melquan Huntley of Newport News was kicked off the team Tuesday, a day after his arrest. Dean of Students Jewell Worley suspended Huntley pending the outcome of the criminal charges.

Norton police Capt. Roger Cooke says 18-year-old Jahnae Foster was shot in the head at Huntley's home last Wednesday. She remains hospitalized at Johnson City Medical Center.

Huntley, a third-year student who played fullback, is charged with shooting in an occupied dwelling and unlawful shooting of a person. He has been released on $50,000 bond. Arraignment is set for Dec. 3. A court official said Huntley hasn't hired a lawyer yet.

IOWA-VIRGINIA TECH

Green's 24 lead Virginia Tech past Iowa, 95-79

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Erick Green scored 24 points and Robert Brown had 18 Tuesday night, leading Virginia Tech to a 95-79 victory against Iowa in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The Hokies (6-0) broke away with a 19-1 run spanning the halves, then withstood a run that pulled the Hawkeyes to within 57-54 with 12 minutes left. Virginia Tech then went on a 12-4 burst to rebuild the margin. The victory, under first-year coach James Johnson, gave the Hokies their first 6-0 start since 1982-83.

Aaron White had 21 points to lead the Hawkeyes (5-2) and Roy Devyn Marble added 18.

Virginia Tech tried to take command to start the second half as Green scored the first nine points, extending the Hokies' lead to 55-38 -- their largest to that point in what had been a very close game.

HOWARD-PITTSBURGH

Patterson leads Pittsburgh past Howard, 70-46

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lamar Patterson and Tray Woodall scored 15 points each and Pittsburgh pulled away from Howard in the second half for a 70-46 victory Tuesday night.

Talib Zanna added 12 points and eight rebounds and freshman point guard James Robinson had 11 points and eight assists for the Panthers (6-1), who had little trouble against the overmatched Bison (1-6) after a lethargic first half.

Simuel Frazier led Howard with 12 points and Mike Phillips and Alphonse Leary scored 10 points each for the Bison but could do little over the final 20 minutes after Pitt got serious.

The Panthers, playing in their first game since a respectable third-place finish in the NIT Season Tip-Off last week, were sluggish to start but rode the hot shooting of Patterson -- who hit his first four 3-point attempts -- beginning a soft spot in their schedule with a convincing win.

ACC EXPANSION

AP Source: ACC leaders to discuss expansion plans

UNDATED (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says that the Atlantic Coast Conference's presidents and chancellors have scheduled a conference call for Wednesday morning to discuss plans about replacing Maryland.

The person spoke to The Associated Press early Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the ACC has not publicly discussed future expansion plans.

Maryland announced last week it would join the Big Ten in 2014.

If the ACC chooses to replace the Terrapins, Big East schools Louisville and Connecticut are considered the front-runners to fill that vacancy.

A message to ACC spokesman Brian Morrison was not immediately returned early Wednesday morning.

The plans for the conference call were first reported late Tuesday night by ACCSports.com.

MLS-UNITED-PAYNE

DC United President and CEO Kevin Payne steps down

WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. United President and CEO Kevin Payne is leaving the Major League Soccer club after more than 15 years.

United owner Jason Levien praised Payne's "strong acumen as a leader" in a statement announcing Payne's departure Tuesday.

Payne, United's top executive since the club began play in 1996, said: "For me, D.C. United has been like my child."

With Payne, United won MLS championships in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004.

This season, the club returned to the playoffs for the first time since 1997 and lost to the Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference final.


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