Pistons break through...Wizards don't

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 2:06 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Greg Monroe had 19 points, 18 rebounds and six assists to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-76 for their first win of the season. Kyle Singler scored 16 points, and Tayshaun Prince and Brandon Knight each scored 15 apiece for a 1-8 Detroit team off to its worst start in franchise history.

DALLAS (AP) — Detroits win leaves the 0-7 Washington Wizards the only team in the NBA yet to taste victory. The Dallas Mavericks toyed with the Wizards 107-101 behind Chris Kamen's 23 points and eight rebounds.

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of 20-game winners, David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets, are baseball's Cy Young Award winners. Price barely beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander for the American League award while Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young Award, copping NL honors.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Baltimore and seldom used backup Byron Leftwich gets the start at quarterback for the Steelers. In addition to a sprained right throwing shoulder, Big Ben suffered what he calls a dislocated rib last Monday night and is out indefinitely.

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Dallas' professional soccer team is taking an indefinite leave of absence after being accused of beating and choking his wife at a New York City hotel. A statement from FC Dallas soccer team says its president, Douglas Quinn, is taking the leave to "attend to personal matters."

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