6P: Kevin Durant Out Against Boston; Vikings WR Sidney Rice Expects To Play Sunday; Kasey Kahne Qualifies Ahead Of Hamlin, Harvick

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Kevin Durant Likely Out for OKC Thunder's Game Against Boston

Kevin Durant's twisted left ankle will cause him to miss tonight's Thunder-Celtics game in Boston. Durant thinks he suffered the injury after coming down on someone's foot in Wednesday's win over the Houston Rockets.

Sidney Rice: 'I'm going to play' Sunday

Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice says he will make his regular season debut Sunday against the Packers, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. "I'm going to play," Rice said. "I don't think I can go the whole game but I'm going to play as much as I can." Rice underwent hip surgery in late August, just a few days after quarterback Brett Favre rejoined the Vikings in the preseason.

Jimmie Johnson Best Among Contenders

Kasey Kahne won the pole Friday for the season-finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kahne's lap of 176.904 mph earned him the spot. Jimmie Johnson turned a lap of 176.482 mph and will start sixth, while Kevin Harvick qualified 28th and Denny Hamlin was 38th. Hamlin is 15 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson and 46 points up on Harvick heading into Sunday's race.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.