U-High’s Moses among finalists for award

University High freshman running back/linebacker Dylan Moses is one of six finalists for the Gen. Dennis D. Cavin Youth Player of the Year Award.

Moses had 158.5 tackles, 13 for loss and six forced fumbles. He ran for 475 yards with seven touchdowns.

The award is named after Gen. Dennis D. Cavin, who was instrumental in the creation of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

The winner will be recognized after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio.

Manuel’s status uncertain for finale

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel resumed practicing, though it’s not clear whether he’ll play in Buffalo’s season finale at New England this weekend.

Coach Doug Marrone was non-committal about Manuel’s chances after the first-round draft pick tested his injured left knee Tuesday. Marrone wants to review the practice video and evaluate Manuel’s mobility once the Bills (6-9) return to practice Thursday following a day off.

Manuel was hurt in a 27-20 win at Jacksonville on Dec. 15. He had swelling in his knee, which forced him to sit out a 19-0 win over Miami last weekend.

Manuel and backup Thad Lewis split snaps during the portion of practice open to the media.

Running back Fred Jackson (ribs) and starting safety Aaron Williams (ribs) did not practice.

30 arrests during 49ers game at Candlestick

SAN FRANCISCO — Police made 30 arrests during the 49ers final regular season game at Candlestick Park on Monday, police said.

Most of the arrests were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium, Sgt. Eric O’Neal said. Police had to transport suspects to smaller lockups at district police stations because San Francisco’s jail became so full at one point, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

An additional 81 people were ejected and seven people cited, police said. One person suffered a minor head injury, the Chronicle reported.

Still, O’Neal said the event went well overall. Police Chief Greg Suhr had said earlier that fans could expect 50 percent more officers at Monday’s game than a regular night game.

“For such a large number of people, there were a very small number of arrests,” O’Neal said. “We’re very pleased with that.”

The Niners began playing at The Stick in 1971. The team is moving to a new, $1.2 billion stadium next season.

Watt likely to have surgery to repair nose

HOUSTON — Houston’s J.J. Watt is known for his ferocious play and hard hits as one of the top defensive ends in the league.

Watt’s penchant for violent collisions resulted in a deep gash on the bridge of his nose which required six stitches in Week 4 this season. Each time he’s played since, the wound has been reopened, resulting in a permanent — and ugly — mark on his face.

Now that the season is winding down, last season’s Defensive Player of the Year told The Associated Press he’ll look into having plastic surgery in the offseason to repair the injury. He’s considering the procedure mostly at the prodding of his mother.

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