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Dolphins place Green on IR, ends his season

MIAMI -- There will be no comeback this season by Trent Green, leaving the Miami Dolphins with an uncertain quarterback situation yet again.

Green was placed on injured reserve Saturday, shelving him for the rest of the season following his second severe concussion in 13 months.

The 37-year-old said he has made no decision about playing next year. A series of test results were normal following the latest injury Oct. 7, but doctors were concerned about possible long-term effects and declined to clear him to play.

By putting Green on injured reserve, the winless Dolphins freed up a spot on the 53-man roster, which they used to activate receiver Kerry Reed from the practice squad.

• PRO BASKETBALL -- Allan Houston ended his comeback attempt with the New York Knicks, saving Isiah Thomas from possibly having to cut one of the top scorers in franchise history.

Houston rejoined his former team late last week, two years after he was forced to retire because of chronic knee pain. However, the Knicks already had the maximum 15 players under contract, and Thomas said he only gave the 36-year-old guard an invite to camp because of his history in New York.

Houston's chances were even slimmer because he didn't join the team until 10 days after practices began. He cited the timing issue in his decision to walk away again.

• Sacramento Kings reserve center Justin Williams and his girlfriend had consensual sex with the woman who is accusing him of sexual assault, his attorney said.

Police announced Thursday they were investigating allegations that Williams had sexually assaulted a woman. They were notified by a hospital on the morning of Oct. 12 that a woman in her 20s had reported being sexually assaulted by Williams.

Police announced Thursday they were investigating allegations that Williams had sexually assaulted a woman. They were notified by a hospital on the morning of Oct. 12 that a woman in her 20s had reported being sexually assaulted by Williams.

• Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith was suspended for the first three games of the regular season "for conduct detrimental to the team."

Nuggets player personnel director Mark Warkentien declined to specify Smith's transgression.

Smith served a 10-game suspension last year for his role in a fight with the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden and was injured in a car crash last summer in New Jersey that killed his friend, Andre Bell, 21.

• TENNIS -- Defending champion Roger Federer will play David Nalbandian in the finals of the Madrid Masters.

Federer defeated Nicolas Kiefer 6-4, 6-4, and Nalbandian defeated third-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-6 (4).

The top-ranked Swiss will play for his seventh title of the season against the 25th-ranked Argentine, who reached his first final of the year. Federer won his 18th straight match to reach his 10th final in 13 events.

• Justine Henin rallied to defeat Nicole Vaidisova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and advanced to the final of the Zurich Open.

The top-ranked Henin will play Tatiana Golovin, who defeated Francesca Schiavone 6-0, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

Henin, a winner of 19 consecutive matches, has captured eight titles in 12 tournaments this season.

• BOXING -- Germany's Felix Sturm retained his WBA middleweight title, fighting to a draw with American Randy Griffin.

Both fighters traded shots nonstop for 12 rounds, standing toe-to-toe for many of them. One judge ruled the fight 114-114, while the other two had it 117-11 for Griffin and 115-114 for Sturm.

Griffin, ranked No. 1 by the WBA, never stopped moving forward and throwing punches at the favored German. By the final two rounds, the crowd was on its feet.

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