Brady dealing with injured right hand

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots say quarterback Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled AFC championship news conference Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff for a right hand injury.

According to New England's first injury report of the week, Brady was a limited participant in the practice held earlier in the day.

It was the Patriots' first practice in preparation for Sunday's conference title game against Jacksonville. Defensive lineman Alan Branch and running backs Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead also were limited by knee injuries.

Steelers part ways with OC Haley

PITTSBURGH (AP) Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most dynamic in the NFL.

All the yards and all the touchdowns weren't enough, however, for the fiery offensive coordinator to keep his job. (MORE)

Rockets' Green, Ariza suspended 2 games

Trevor Ariza said nothing happened. The NBA strongly disagreed.

Ariza and Gerald Green will both be suspended for Houston's next two games, with the NBA coming down hard on both Wednesday for what the league said was their "hostile, verbal altercation" with several players in the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room earlier this week. (MORE)

Jets fire OC Morton after 1 season

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets are looking for someone to lead their offense - again.

The Jets announced Wednesday night that they fired offensive coordinator John Morton after just one season. His departure means the franchise will have its sixth offensive coordinator in eight years next season. (MORE)

Spurs F Leonard sidelined indefinitely

NEW YORK (AP) Kawhi Leonard is headed back to the sidelines, and he'll stay there until his leg is ready.

The San Antonio Spurs decided to shut their All-Star forward down Wednesday, saying Leonard would be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from injury. (MORE)

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