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Antoine Walker Dealt in Largest NBA Trade (AP)
AP - In the largest trade in NBA history, Antoine Walker was dealt from Boston to Miami on Tuesday night in a transaction involving five teams and 13 players.
Supplement Use Dicey Venture for Athletes (AP)
AP - Depending on whom you ask, Rafael Palmeiro's claim that he unwittingly took something to cause a positive test for steroids is either plausible — or laughable.
Carpenter Wins 16th Game for Cardinals (AP)
AP - Chris Carpenter is coming out on top against all of the National League's aces. The St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander threw a three-hitter Tuesday night to become the major leagues' first 16-game winner in a 3-1 victory over Dontrelle Willis and the Florida Marlins.
Streaking Athletics Topple Twins 5-2 (AP)
AP - Mark Kotsay had three hits and scored the go-ahead run, and Danny Haren pitched seven strong innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to their sixth straight win on Tuesday night, 5-2 over the Minnesota Twins.
Indians Hold Off Yankees Rally to Win 6-5 (AP)
AP - Scott Elarton contained New York's power-packed lineup for six innings and led the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 win Tuesday night over the Yankees, who couldn't stage their third straight comeback.
Jaguars Looking for Jones to Catch Up (AP)
AP - The Jacksonville Jaguars sure hope it doesn't take Matt Jones extra time to learn his new position. After Jones missed the opening of training camp by holding out — he also missed most of minicamp and several summer workouts because of a sprained left hamstring — the former Arkansas quarterback signed a five-year, $8.45 million contract Tuesday with the Jaguars.
Green Signing on Hold After Pickup Game (AP)
AP - Willie Green should have waited before playing basketball again.
Mets Beat Brewers 9-8 in 11 Innings (AP)
AP - Pinch-hitter Mike Piazza drew a bases-loaded walk from Julio Santana in the 11th inning, and the New York Mets rallied past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-8 Tuesday night.
Mexico Soccer Won't Appeal FIFA Sanctions (AP)
AP - Mexico's soccer federation will not appeal sanctions by FIFA for failing to follow anti-doping procedures.
Kings Agree to Terms With Pavol Demitra (AP)
AP - Three-time All-Star center Pavol Demitra agreed to a three-year deal worth $13.5 million with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
RIVER FALLS, Wis. – The Chiefs know their offense's best days are numbered. That explains the sense of urgency.
Eagles prez: Owens is committed to team (AP)
Unlike his parking lot basketball shots, Terrell Owens' quest for a new contract remained a giant airball. Perhaps still stung by the Philadelphia Eagles' refusal to budge off their no-renegotiation stance, Owens again gave the media the silent treatment Tuesday after the NFC champions practiced for the first time at Lehigh University.
Patriots reach deal with Seymour (AP)
The New England Patriots defense headed in a new and improved direction Tuesday. One of its stars returned to the team instead of leaving it. Richard Seymour ended his holdout by getting a new deal less than two weeks after linebacker Tedy Bruschi said he wouldn't play this year and less than one week after linebacker Ted Johnson retired.
'Neon' Deion camps out at training camp (AP)
Deion Sanders flashed his trademark smile as he stepped in front of a wave of cameras, microphones and tape recorders. He spoke at length Tuesday about his second year with the Baltimore Ravens when the questions suddenly turned to the hottest topic in sports: steroids. Someone asked Sanders if he believed that Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro might have accidentally taken steroids.
McDougle discharged from Miami hospital (AP)
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jerome McDougle was discharged from a South Florida hospital Tuesday, and police said three teenagers were arrested in connection with his shooting. McDougle, 27, was shot late Thursday after three armed robbers approached him while he was sitting in his silver Mercedes coupe in southwest Miami.
Young's crooked path ends in Canton (AP)
For once in his life, Steve Young doesn't have to wait for the good part. Most of the milestones in Young's life were reached only through an extraordinary amount of persistence and patience. Not many players have followed a road to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with as many detours, wrong turns and rest stops as the one traversed by the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
Favre no longer carrying weight of world (AP)
Brett Favre spent the offseason determined to unburden his heavy heart and beefy body. He didn't throw a football until July and was excused from both minicamps as he and his wife Deanna dealt with her recovery from breast cancer and the grief of her brother's death in an all-terrain vehicle accident at the couple's home last October.
Rogers agrees, Campbell signs with Skins (AP)
In less than 24 hours, the Washington Redskins went from two Auburn holdouts to none. Carlos Rogers, the No. 9 overall pick in April's draft, agreed to a five-year, $17.45 million deal with the Redskins on Tuesday, the same day No. 25 overall selection Jason Campbell reported to camp and signed a five-year, $7.5 million contract.
Larry Brown loves to clean up other people's messes. That's why he wants to coach the washed-up Knicks.
Shaq signs $100M, 5-year deal with Heat (AP)
Shaquille O'Neal likely left millions on the bargaining table. What he wants more than money is another championship. O'Neal signed a $100 million, five-year contract with the Miami Heat on Tuesday, a deal that gives the 12-time All-Star center added financial security while allowing his team salary flexibility to pursue other players.
Walker heads largest deal in NBA history (AP)
In the largest trade in NBA history, Antoine Walker was dealt from Boston to Miami on Tuesday night in a transaction involving five teams and 13 players. The Heat also acquired point guard Jason Williams and small forward James Posey from Memphis, while the Grizzlies received guard Eddie Jones from the Heat.
Hawks, Suns awaiting approval on trade (AP)
The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns ran into ``procedural issue'' Tuesday, holding up a sign-and-trade deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks. The Hawks wouldn't reveal the nature of the hang-up, but said the deal had not been finalized. ``At this time, there is a procedural issue regarding the reported deal with Atlanta and Phoenix that needs to be resolved,'' Atlanta general manager...
Kings get Wells from Memphis for Jackson (AP)
The Sacramento Kings acquired guard Bonzi Wells from the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday in a long-anticipated trade for guard Bobby Jackson and center Greg Ostertag. Memphis was expected to then send Ostertag to the Utah Jazz for guard Raul Lopez, forward Kirk Snyder and center Curtis Borchardt, but the Grizzlies said that trade hadn't been made yet.
Spurs keep Horry, sign Argentine forward (AP)
Robert Horry, one of the NBA's best clutch 3-point shooters and the star of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, has signed a new contract to remain with the league champion San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs also announced Tuesday the signing of Argentine forward Fabricio Oberto, who has played in Europe the past seven years.
Antonio Daniels formally joins Wizards (AP)
Life just won't calm down for Antonio Daniels. After spending a nerve-racking summer in free agency, the veteran guard formally joined the Washington Wizards on Tuesday -- just one day before his wife is due with the couple's first child. ``I haven't slept for a while,'' Daniels said. ``Now, I'm really not going to sleep for a while.'' The former Seattle guard made a whirlwind stop at the MCI...
Celtics announce Scalabrine signing (AP)
The Boston Celtics signed former New Jersey Nets forward Brian Scalabrine to a five-year contract on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-9 Scalabrine was chosen by the Nets in the second round of the 2001 draft out of Southern California. He played in 54 games last season, averaging 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Yzerman signs one-year deal with Wings (AP)
The Captain is coming back to the Red Wings. Steve Yzerman signed a one-year deal Tuesday that will ensure a 22nd season with Detroit, the only NHL team for which the 40-year-old forward has played. ``I'm very pleased to have Steve re-sign for another season with the Red Wings,'' general manager Ken Holland said.
Thrashers sign C Holik to $12.75M deal (AP)
The Atlanta Thrashers took a big step toward their first playoff appearance, signing center Bobby Holik to bolster an offense that already includes Ilya Kovalchuk and Dany Heatley. Holik, who was bought out by the New York Rangers after the NHL and the players' association agreed to a new labor deal, signed a three-year, $12.75 million contract with the Thrashers on Tuesday.
Kings agree to terms with Pavol Demitra (AP)
Three-time All-Star center Pavol Demitra agreed to a three-year deal worth $13.5 million with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. The 30-year-old unrestricted free agent from Slovakia was with St. Louis for the past eight seasons and led the Blues in scoring in four of the last six seasons. ``The attraction for us is first of all Pavol is a very good person and he's been an excellent player, been a...
Snag could endanger NHL in Olympics (AP)
The Russian hockey federation refused to sign the player transfer agreement between the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation, a move the sport's governing body said could jeopardize the NHL's participation at the 2006 Olympics. The Russians -- the only European federation to reject the deal between the IIHF and the NHL -- didn't sign because their clubs unanimously rejected it at a...
Avs D Foote signs with Blue Jackets (AP)
Adam Foote, a defensive cornerstone of two championship teams in Colorado, signed a three-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Foote, the highest-profile player to sign with the 5-year-old Blue Jackets, was lured to Columbus by the promise that general manager Doug MacLean would improve the team.
Flyers sign Ds Hatcher, Therien, Rathje (AP)
The Philadelphia Flyers bulked up their defense Tuesday by signing hulking blueliners Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien to free-agent contracts. Hatcher, who captained the Dallas Stars to the 1999 Stanley Cup title under current Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock, signed a four-year deal worth $14 million.
Islanders lose Aucoin, sign Zhitnik (AP)
The Islanders signed defenseman Alexei Zhitnik on Tuesday to a four-year deal just hours after losing Adrian Aucoin to the Chicago Blackhawks. During the 2003-04 season, the last before the NHL lockout, the 32-year-old Zhitnik had four goals and 24 assists in 64 games. He played last season with Kazan Ak-Bars of the Russian Hockey League, with a goal and eight assists in 23 games.
A swear isn't always a swear when it comes to NASCAR and its drivers.
New Ford Cup car gets first track test (AP)
Dale Jarrett gave the Ford Fusion, the automaker's proposed NASCAR Nextel Cup entry for 2006, its first on-track test.
Martin still says he'll race in Cup, if needed, in 2006 (AP)
LOCUST GROVE, Ark. – Mark Martin fans could see him back on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit next year despite...
Rookie Sorenson wins NASCAR Busch Series Wallace Tribute 250 (SportsTicker)
Sorenson wins Wallace Family Tribute 250 (AP)
At an event honoring the Wallace racing family, Reed Sorenson stole the show.
Raceway recognizes Wallace family with grandstand (AP)
MADISON, Ill. – Paying tribute to a legendary racing family, Gateway International Raceway dedicated the...
Kurt Busch showing signs he can repeat as NASCAR champ (AP)
LONG POND, Pa. – Kurt Busch may not have acted like a champion at times this year, but he sure is driving...
Federal judge throws out Ford lawsuit against NASCAR driver Kahne (AP)
A federal judge has dismissed a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne by Ford Motor Co.
NASCAR president: Atlanta Motor Speedway damage worst he's seen (AP)
HAMPTON, Ga. – Amid toppled scoring towers and blown-out condominiums, NASCAR president Mike Helton said...