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Camacho "brain dead"...Lions host Texans in NFL opener...Longhorns in action

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 10:51am  ET

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Doctors say former great Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after being shot in the face Tuesday night. Dr. Ernesto Torres says doctors are still performing tests on Camacho before meeting with the family of the former world champion.

DETROIT (AP) -- Houston hopes to take a step toward wrapping up the NFL's first playoff berth of the season with a win against the Lions in the annual Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit. The 9-1 Texans would then need a number of teams to lose or tie before the weekend is done in order to clinch a second straight post-season berth.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Eighteenth-ranked Texas still has its sights set on an outside shot at the Big 12 title and a spot in a BCS bowl heading into tonight's game against TCU. The 8-2 Longhorns have won four in a row, and will need victories in their final two games to stay in the hunt.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears may find out today whether quarterback Jay Cutler will play against Minnesota this weekend. Cutler missed Monday's loss to San Francisco due to a concussion. He'll go a limited practice today then could get the go-ahead for a full practice tomorrow ahead of Sunday's game.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Luke Donald shot a 7-under 65 on to lead Rory McIlroy and two others by one stroke after the opening round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship. McIlroy, who has already clinched the European and PGA tour money titles, surged into contention with a string of three birdies on the back nine.

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