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NFL: Panthers TD should not have counted...Pagano in remission...Big Papi inks new deal

Monday - 11/5/2012, 7:32pm  ET

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The NFL says a 30-yard touchdown run by Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams in yesterday's 21-13 win at Washington should not have counted because of an inadvertent whistle. The league says the Panthers should have instead been given the ball at the 17-yard line -- at the point where line judge Thomas Symonette blew his whistle and mistakenly thought Williams had stepped out of bounds.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Chuck Pagano's doctor says the Indianapolis Colts' coach's leukemia is in remission. Dr. Larry Cripe tells The Associated Press that Pagano's white blood cell count is normal and his bone marrow shows no indication of the disease. Earlier today, interim coach Bruce Arians said the Colts hoped to have Pagano back on the sideline for their regular-season finale Dec. 30.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both have high ankle sprains and their status is in doubt for the upcoming week. Both were injured in yesterday's 42-32 loss to Tampa Bay. Coach Dennis Allen hasn't ruled out either player for Sunday's game in Baltimore but the team may need to bring in another back in case they'll be unable to play.

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have formally announced the signing of slugger David Ortiz to a two-year, $26 million contract. Ortiz has been the face of the Red Sox since helping Boston end an 86-year World Series drought in 2004. The eight-time All-Star has hit 343 homers for Boston, which is fifth on the team's career list.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Former Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun will sit in as a radio commentator during the Huskies' season opener Friday against Michigan State in Germany. The Hall-of-Fame coach, who retired in September, will provide color to go along with Joe D'Ambrosio's play-by-play of the Armed Forces Classic on the UConn Radio Network. Calhoun will sub for longtime color commentator Wayne Norman, who is staying in Connecticut to broadcast UConn's football game that same night against Pittsburgh.

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