MINNEAPOLIS -- The boot on Nikola Pekovics injured right ankle has been removed. Camiseta Lucas Vazquez Barata . Theres no sign yet of his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, though. Coach Rick Adelman said he had "no idea" when the team will have the 6-foot-11, 285-pound centre back in the lineup. Hes recovering from bursitis, which is inflammation around the joint. The Wolves have six games in the next nine days before the All-Star break, which will give Pekovic an opportunity for extra rest. Pekovic has sat out of the last three games, two of them losses. The 28-year-old Pekovic is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and minutes per game. Camiseta Real Madrid Rebajas .Brooks, a three-year veteran, was slow to get up after suffering the injury during a 5-yard run by Arian Foster.Brooks limped off the field midway through the quarter and then slowly walked to the locker room a few minutes later. Camiseta Sergio Ramos Niño . -- The Oakland Raiders expect to have starting right tackle Tony Pashos back for Sundays game against the Houston Texans.MANCHESTER, England -- Wayne Rooneys headline-grabbing presence couldnt inspire Manchester United to victory over Chelsea on Monday as the title rivals played out a dull 0-0 draw in the Premier Leagues first blockbuster match of the season. David Moyes marked his first home game in charge of United with the bold selection of Rooney against a club that has twice lodged unsuccessful offers to sign the England striker this summer. That selection added extra spice to a game that is always eagerly anticipated but, despite a standout performance from Rooney in his first start of the season, neither team created a clear-cut chance in a disappointing stalemate at Old Trafford. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted surprisingly to start with no recognized striker, only bringing on Fernando Torres after the 60 minutes, and was happy to leave with a point that keeps his team unbeaten after three matches in his second spell in charge. Chelsea is top of the early standings on seven points. "I think for us, after two home victories, to come to the champions in their first match at home and get a point, I think its fine, its positive," Mourinho said. Continuing the traditions of his predecessor Alex Ferguson, Moyes fielded an attacking lineup that contained three strikers -- including Rooney -- but his team lacked the attacking spark that lifted it to a season-opening 4-1 win at Swansea last weekend. Danny Welbeck wasted the home sides best chance, scooping over from 10 yards out in the second half, but United found Chelsea centre backs John Terry and Gary Cahill an impenetrable barrier. It was Uniteds first 0-0 league draw at Old Trafford since 2009. "I thought if anyone created the chances, it was us," Moyes said. "It was a tight game and we just didnt have the final cross or the final pass tonight. But I thought we played very well." Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Mourinho in the technical area and opposite an overbearing stand bearing Fergusons name, Moyes was given yet more indications of the size of his daunting task at United. His decision to start with Rooney, however, showed he will be his own man at United and he was treated to an impressive display from a striker who was serenaded with chants from both sets of fans. While United supporters belted out "Rooney, Rooney" throuughout, Chelseas travelling contingent replied with: "Well see you next week" and "Sign him up. Camiseta Casemiro Real Madrid. " It must have been a strange evening for Rooney, who indicated to United toward the end of last season that he wanted to leave and has been relentlessly -- and openly -- pursued by Mourinho. He coped well, though. Neat and tidy throughout in his role behind Robin van Persie, he linked up play well, tracked back, showed a good range of passing and had two shots saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. In the final moments, Rooney attempted a bicycle kick from eight yards out but he failed to connect. "Hes been great in training and anybody who was watching might have seen a slightly leaner-looking Wayne," Moyes said. "I thought he worked back, he tackled, he chased ... I think Wayne has a positive mind at the moment. "I think his performance tonight said enough." Robin van Persie has replaced Rooney as the leading striker at United but he had a quiet night up against Terry and Cahill, with a 23rd-minute shot into the side-netting the Dutchmans only real chance. At the other end, Oscar had two low efforts easily saved by United goalkeeper David de Gea in the first half but Chelseas counter-attacks were sporadic and ineffective. Despite fielding a plethora of playmakers and attacking midfielders, Mourinho -- strongly linked with the United job before Moyes replaced Alex Ferguson -- tellingly chose not to start Juan Mata, who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. The Spain international -- one of the leagues top performers last season -- was on the bench with compatriot Torres, who was introduced on the hour to finally give Chelsea an attacking outlet. But it was United looking slightly more dangerous, Welbeck scooping over the bar when well-placed after receiving Rooneys disguised pass. Errors remained frequent, though. One five-second passage of play summed the game up, when Torres passed straight to Patrice Evra, who then slid the ball out of play trying to find Van Persie. In one of the many subplots surrounding the game, John Terry and Rio Ferdinand played against each other for the first time since Terry allegedly racially abused Ferdinands brother, Anton, in a league match in October 2011. The pair shook hands before kickoff. ' ' '
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork. Joe Montana Youth Jersey .com) - The Edmonton Oilers fired head coach Dallas Eakins on Monday. Eakins was in just his second season with the perennially rebuilding Oilers, who reside in the Western Conference basement with a 7-19-5 record. They are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for the fewest points in the league at 19. TSN is reporting that general manager Craig MacTavish will take over the coaching duties on an interim basis. He coached the Oilers for eight seasons from 2000-09. Eakins dismissal comes as the Oilers are in a free fall, having lost 15 of their last 16 games (1-11-4). Edmonton went 29-44-9 last season under Eakins, who landed his first NHL head coaching job on the strength of a four-year stint directing the Toronto Marlies, the top minor league affiliate of the Maple Leafs. Eakins was the Oilers fourth head coach since MacTavishs run. Edmonton hasnt reached the playoffs since losing to the Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. Y.A. Tittle Jersey . Both had to wait out a rain interruption lasting nearly five hours before taking comprehensive third-round victories to join Carling Bassett-Seguso (1983, 1986), Patricia Hy-Boulais (1996-97) and Daniel Nestor (1999) as Canadians who made it into the second week of a major. Deion Sanders 49ers Jersey . Toronto FC hosts the three-time Italian league champions in a friendly Aug. 7 at BMO Field, a game that Roma CEO Italo Zanzi said falls within a key part of their pre-season.NAGANO, Japan -- Defending champion Michael Mulder of the Netherlands won the mens 500-meter race at the world sprint speedskating championships on Saturday. Mulder clocked a time of 34.83 seconds to finish 0.36 seconds ahead of Daniel Greig of Australia. Mirko Giacomo Nenzi of Italy was third with a time of 35.27 seconds. Shani Davis of the United States was 11th with a time of 35.58. Jing Yu of China won the womens 500 with a time of 37.67, 0.33 seconds ahead of Margot Boer of the Netherlands. Defending champion Heather Richardson of the United States was third with a time of 38.04. The world sprint speed skating championships features 50 of the fastest sprinters in the world competing in the 500 and 1,000 metre races. Denis Kuzin of Kazakhstan won the mens 1,000 with a time of 1 minute, 09.37 seconds, edging Davis by 0.07 seconds. Kjeldd Nuis of the Netherlands was third in 1:09. Jimmy Garoppolo Womens Jersey . 56. Hong Zhang of China won the womens 1,000 event with a time of 1:15.17, edging Boer by 0.14 seconds. Jing Yu of China was third in 1:15.61. It was a poor day for Canadas Christine Nesbitt. The London, Ont., native finished fifth in the 1,000 in 1:16.42 and well back in 15th in the 500. William Dutton had Canadas best result. Dutton, from Humbolt, Sask., was fourth in the 1,000 in 1:09.89. Quebec Citys Alexandre St-Jean was 10th, Winnipegs Tyler Derraugh was just behind in 11th and Laurent Dubreuil of Levis Que., trailed in 13th. In the mens 500, Dutton finished fifth in in 35.37 seconds. Dubreuil as ninth while Derraugh tied for 16th. The skaters who start in the inner lane on Saturday will start in the outer lane on Sunday to have equal circumstances for everyone. ' ' '