The NFL Network and Comcast are going back to court, with the nation's largest cable company claiming the league is violating a contract over which the two sides are already embroiled in a lawsuit.

The complaint, filed with the New York State Supreme Court on Thursday, asks for unspecified damages because of NFL officials' efforts to encourage customers to switch from Comcast and other large cable providers to television services that carry the network as part of basic programming.

The suit acknowledges that the NFL's campaign has been successful in persuading customers to leave Comcast.


Miami owner Wayne Huizenga is discussing the sale of the 0-13 Dolphins to two real estate developers, the Miami Herald reported.

Huizenga declined to comment.

Linebacker Channing Crowder will miss tomorrow's game against Baltimore because of a sprained right foot and sore left knee, coach Cam Cameron said.


Safety James Butler will miss his second consecutive game because of a hamstring injury.


Starting safety George Wilson was placed on injured reserve, ending his season a week after he broke two ribs.


Safety Dwight Smith was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana after his vehicle was stopped for impeding traffic at a downtown Minneapolis intersection Thursday night, according to a police report.

Last year, Smith was cited by police for indecent conduct with a woman in a downtown stairwell and was suspended for the 2006 opener.


Nose tackle Jay Ratliff received a $20.5 million, five-year contract extension, including an $8 million signing bonus.


Marc Bulger is back as St. Louis' starting quarterback after a full week of practice with no concussion-related symptoms.


With 44-year-old Vinny Testaverde feeling his age, undrafted rookie Matt Moore could become the fourth quarterback to start for Carolina this season when the Panthers play Seattle tomorrow.

Vick's friend sentenced.

If federal prosecutors had their way, the man who gave them most of the gruesome details about Michael Vick's dogfighting enterprise would not go to prison for killing dogs and helping create Bad Newz Kennels.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson disagreed, saying it would not be right to let Tony Taylor walk after sentencing Vick to 23 months in prison and two other codefendants to 18 and 21 months.

At sentencing in Richmond, Va., Hudson gave Taylor two months in prison. Prosecutor Michael Gill had recommended probation.

"Pacman" appeals.

The NFL players' union appealed the season-long suspension of Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, calling the punishment excessive.

Jones, the sixth pick overall in the 2005 draft, was suspended for the 2007 season by commissioner Roger Goodell after brushes with the law.

No charges.

A police officer will not face criminal charges for shooting and wounding former San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley during a late-night confrontation in September 2006.

San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said Officer Aaron Mansker had acted in self-defense.

Foley pleaded guilty in May to misdemeanor drunken-driving charges.