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HOUSTON -- Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing did not return to Sundays 23-14 win against the Chicago Bears with a knee injury.Cushing suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain, a source told ESPNs Josina Anderson.Cushing left the game early in the first quarter after Texans trainers looked at his knee. He went into the locker room and was initially announced as questionable to return.Cushing has played in 30 of 32 regular-season games the past two seasons but missed time in 2012 after tearing his ACL and again in 2013 after tearing his LCL and breaking his leg.Texans head coach Bill OBrien said he does not know how long Cushing will be out, but that its hard any time you lose, basically, the heart and soul of your team.Hes the tone-setter out there, inside linebacker Brian Peters said. He obviously has the mic, hes making the calls and all that kind of stuff. But the dude plays with his heart on his sleeve. Hes a stud and the tempo he plays with is contagious and all the guys follow his lead.Cushing has played in 30 of 32 regular-season games the past two seasons but missed time in 2012 after tearing his ACL and again in 2013 after tearing his LCL and breaking his leg.He had 100 combined tackles, including four for a loss and a forced fumble last season.Inside linebacker Max Bullough replaced Cushing in the game.Hopefully [Cushing will] be back at some point, OBrien said. Max [Bullough] is a very bright player, B-Mac [Benardrick McKinney], those guys are good football player. We feel like weve built depth there, and its next man up. Thats the National Football League. Sometimes injuries happen. Its a tough, tough game and the next guy has to step up. Cheap Air Max Outlet .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. Air Max Outlet Online . 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He figured he could have done better.Team Penske added Josef Newgarden to its roster on Wednesday, giving the organization the top four finishing drivers in this seasons IndyCar standings.Newgarden, who finished fourth this year in the series, was the top free agent in IndyCar and becomes the first American driver on Penskes open wheel roster since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2007.Thats not the reason we hired him, Penske team president Tim Cindric said, but a bonus for sure.Newgarden was hired because hes the future of IndyCar. The Tennessee native turns 26 in December, and although he has just three career wins in four seasons, he found success with tiny Ed Carpenter Racing in a series that is dominated by Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing.Hell replace Juan Pablo Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 last year for Penske and lost the series title on a tie-breaker. Newgarden joins a lineup that includes reigning champion Simon Pagenaud, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and former series champ Will Power.Penske expanded his roster to four cars to make room for Pagenaud, who became a free agent after the 2013 season. The team was rewarded when Pagenaud gave the organization its 14th IndyCar title last month. So with Newgarden available, Penske again made a shrewd move and offered him Montoyas seat.You have to decide if hes going to join you, or you are going to race against him for a little while, Cindric said.Montoya was told during the summer that the teeam was looking at other options for its aging roster -- Montoya and Castroneves are both 41 -- but was given the options to race in the Indy 500 for Penske.ddddddddddddWeve got a seat at Indy for him if he wants one, Cindric said. Our offer is open for him, wed love for him to continue with our team. But we didnt want to miss the opportunity to have Josef be a part of team in the future.Newgarden and Ed Carpenter Racing announced last week that Newgarden would not return, and Newgarden wasted no time jumping into Penske mode. He said he had his first phone conversation with Penske on Tuesday, he was at the North Carolina shop on Wednesday morning and will test with the entire organization next week at Road America in Wisconsin.His crash course into all things Penske was an admitted information overload, but Newgarden doesnt plan to waste any time contributing. He anticipates eventually relocating from Indianapolis to North Carolina, where Pagenaud and Power both live to be close to the shop.Ill try to add value to the group, which is going to be hard to do, he said. Team Penske is a dream job. 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