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NEWS FROM 2005-08-10
Red Sox Beat Rangers 8-7 in 10 Innings (AP)
AP - Edgar Renteria lined a sharp single down the third-base line to score Bill Mueller in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-7 on Tuesday night for their 10th consecutive victory at Fenway Park.
Giants Radio Station Fires Larry Krueger (AP)
AP - The San Francisco Giants' flagship radio station fired controversial talk-show host Larry Krueger and two station officials Tuesday night, six days after Krueger made racially tinged criticisms of the club and manager Felipe Alou.
Angels Clobber Athletics 9-2 (AP)
AP - Vladimir Guerrero and the Angels have been in first place in the AL West nearly all season, and they have no plans to move aside for the streaking Oakland Athletics.
Reyes Sends Cards Past Brewers in Debut (AP)
AP - Anthony Reyes threw 6 1/3 innings of two-hit ball in his major league debut and Mark Grudzielanek had another big night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Tuesday night.
Kenny Rogers Reinstated by Arbitrator (AP)
AP - The Texas Rangers wasted no time getting Kenny Rogers back into the rotation.
Browns Nearing Deal With Rookie WR Edwards (AP)
AP - The Browns are close to a deal with rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
Nets Back Away From Abdur-Rahim Trade (AP)
AP - The New Jersey Nets on Tuesday rescinded their trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim and acquired forward Marc Jackson from Philadelphia.
Palmeiro's Positive Test Shocks Ripken (AP)
AP - Calling steroid use "cheating" and a "black cloud" hanging over major league baseball, former Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken said he was dismayed Rafael Palmeiro tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and was suspended.
Demotion of Soccer Team Prompts Violence (AP)
AP - Police took control of ferry terminals and train stations Tuesday amid the prospect of more violence by soccer fans following Genoa's demotion from Italy's top division for fixing a game.
Lightning Sign Burke to Two-Year Deal (AP)
AP - Four days after losing Stanley Cup-winning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning signed Sean Burke to a two-year deal worth $3.2 million.
Dolphins' deja vu
CANTON, Ohio – Miami's struggles in its preseason opener were eerily familiar for the team and its fans.
Jim Kelly's 8-year-old son laid to rest (AP)
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife buried their 8-year-old son Tuesday with a promise to continue their fight against the disease that claimed his life. Hunter James Kelly died Friday following a lifelong struggle with Krabbe disease, an inherited nervous system disorder that claims most of its victims in their first two years of life.
Owens misses Eagles practice again (AP)
Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens missed practice Tuesday for the fourth time in five days because of a left groin injury. Owens is day to day, and the injury isn't considered serious. He's had groin problems in the past. Owens sat out practices last Friday and Saturday. He returned on Sunday for both the morning and afternoon sessions, but hasn't been on the field since.
Colts still recovering from Japan trip (AP)
The Indianapolis Colts were back on Indiana soil Tuesday, but it could be a while before they're back on Indiana time. The team returned to training camp weary, hot and hurting after an exhausting weekend trip to Tokyo and a 27-21 loss to Atlanta. Coach Tony Dungy said the fatigue was expected after a trip that included two flights, more than 25 hours and a 14-hour time difference.
McNabb focused on winning, not bickering (AP)
Donovan McNabb has handled everything from boos to a heavy rush in the same graceful manner. His public spat with Terrell Owens has been tougher to overcome. Despite his issues with his best receiver, McNabb is focused on leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a championship after falling three points short in the Super Bowl against New England six months ago.
Pennington, Law to miss preseason opener (AP)
Quarterback Chad Pennington and newly signed cornerback Ty Law will not play in the New York Jets' preseason opener against the Detroit Lions on Friday. Coach Herman Edwards said on Tuesday that he wants to be careful with both, who are coming off serious injuries and working themselves back into game shape.
Broncos RB Clarett has MRI on groin (AP)
Maurice Clarett missed another practice Tuesday while he had an MRI on his sore right groin. The rookie third-round draft pick has missed several of Denver's training camp practices with injuries. He was listed fifth at running back on the depth chart released this week by the Broncos, the first of the season behind Mike Anderson, Tatum Bell, Quentin Griffin and Ron Dayne.
Williams: 'Like I had never been away' (AP)
Ricky Williams wonders what all the fuss is about. Williams, who returned to the NFL on Monday night with a mediocre performance -- 8 yards on five carries -- in Miami's 27-24 loss to Chicago in the Hall of Fame game, made it sound as if he never left the sport. Was that one-year retirement in which he, well, dropped out, a mirage?
Heat of the moment
The clock is ticking on Shaq's health. That's why Pat Riley felt compelled to shake up Miami's roster.
Nets back away from Abdur-Rahim trade (AP)
The New Jersey Nets on Tuesday rescinded their trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim and acquired forward Marc Jackson from Philadelphia. The Abdur-Rahim trade was put on hold last week after the nine-year veteran failed a physical. The Nets didn't disclose the nature of the medical problem, but team president Rod Thorn said it was something neither Abdur-Rahim nor...
Ouster of one of Hawks' owners blocked (AP)
A judge stepped into the feud among Atlanta Hawks owners Tuesday, blocking the removal of Boston businessman Steve Belkin as managing partner. Judge Allan van Gestel granted Belkin's request for a temporary injunction, saying a contract signed by all the owners last year prevents the group from voting him out.
Handgun charge dismissed against Wilcox (AP)
A handgun charge against Los Angeles Clippers forward Chris Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. The former Maryland star was arrested in June after police found a gun in his car during a traffic stop. The discovery probably would not have been admissible in court because Wilcox should have been allowed to leave the scene before the arrival of a canine unit that found the weapon, Howard County State's...
Nowitzki's coach in Germany jailed (AP)
Dirk Nowitzki's longtime coach and friend was arrested on tax evasion charges, distracting the Dallas Mavericks star as he prepares for the European championships. ``It's difficult for me to concentrate on basketball,'' Nowitzki said in a statement on the German Basketball Federation Web site. ``I'm training every day as good as I can.'' Holger Geschwindner has been held since July 19, reportedly...
Sixers G Green to have knee surgery (AP)
Philadelphia 76ers guard Willie Green will have arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He was scheduled to sign a $20 million, six-year contract, but the restricted free agent injured his knee in a pickup game. While contract terms were reached, the deal was never signed. Green will be operated on by specialist Dr.
Raptors sign G Duhon to offer sheet (AP)
The Raptors signed free agent guard Chris Duhon to an offer sheet and resigned free agent forward Pape Sow on Tuesday. Duhon, a second-round pick out of Duke a year ago, became a starter last season and helped the Chicago Bulls make the playoffs for the first time since 1998. He averaged 5.9 points and 4.9 assists in 82 games, 73 as a starter.
Timberwolves sign Madsen, Tskitishvili (AP)
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed forwards Mark Madsen and Nikoloz Tskitishvili on Tuesday. Madsen, a free agent who had spent the two previous seasons in Minnesota, signed a five-year contract. The terms of Tskitishvili's deal were not disclosed. Madsen agreed to terms with the Timberwolves in July, but a deal couldn't be announced officially until Aug.
Canucks F Bertuzzi reinstated to NHL (AP)
Todd Bertuzzi's NHL banishment is over, 17 months after his punch to the head of Colorado's Steve Moore. Bertuzzi is allowed to play hockey again, Moore's injuries from the attack might make his return impossible. The Vancouver Canucks forward was reinstated by commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday, nearly a year and a half after Bertuzzi's blindside punch left Moore with a broken neck and a murky...
Gretzky takes over as Coyotes coach (AP)
Wayne Gretzky is amused by the notion great players don't make great coaches. Gretzky, introduced Monday as the coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, plans to lead by the same principles that made him the NHL's all-time leading scorer. ``When I broke into professional hockey at 17 I was told I was too small, too slow and I wouldn't make the NHL,'' he said.
Lightning sign veterans Burke and Boyle (AP)
Four days after losing Stanley Cup-winning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning signed Sean Burke to a two-year deal worth $3.2 million. Burke went 6-5-2 in 15 regular-season appearances with Philadelphia during 2003-04 following a midseason trade from Phoenix. He saw very little action while backing up Robert Esche with the Flyers because of a hip injury that...
Kariya sees Nashville as perfect fit (AP)
Take away the red line, add shootouts to end ties and the chance for two-line passes. Mix that with a speedy, hard-working team, and Paul Kariya said Monday it was an easy decision to pick the Nashville Predators as his new home. The Predators introduced Kariya at a news conference after announcing Friday that they had signed the 10-year veteran and seven-time All-Star to a $9 million, two-year...
Capitals sign Cassels, Nycholat (AP)
Center Andrew Cassels and defenseman Lawrence Nycholat signed free agent deals with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Cassels had six goals and 20 assists in 58 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2003-04 season. In 15 NHL seasons with five teams, Cassels has 200 goals, 520 assists and 396 penalty minutes in 984 games.
Red Wings bring back Osgood (AP)
Chris Osgood agreed to terms on a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, returning the goaltender to the team he helped win the 1998 Stanley Cup. Osgood will compete with Manny Legace for Detroit's top spot in the nets. ``We've got a new coach in Mike Babcock, who has no preconceived notions about either guy,'' Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said.
Blue Jackets sign Nash to five-year deal (AP)
Rick Nash, who tied for the league lead in goals with 41 in 2003-04, re-signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, agreeing to a five-year contract. The 21-year-old left wing was a restricted free agent. He was the Blue Jackets' first overall pick of the 2002 draft. ``The bottom line is, Rick loves Columbus, he loves the city, he loves the team,'' his agent, Joe Resnick, told The Columbus...
Despite winning a title with the team last year, Kurt Busch is leaving Roush Racing. Is trouble brewing in the Roush camp?
Busch can't avoid NASCAR at ball park (AP)
Busy Kurt Busch found enough time to head for Wrigley Field, hoping to forget about NASCAR for at least one night.
Champ Car driver Tracy contemplates going NASCAR (AP)
Champ Car star Paul Tracy is ready for a new challenge and hopes it can come in NASCAR.
Kurt Busch leaves Roush Racing for Penske Racing South (SportsTicker)
CONCORD, North Carolina (Ticker) - Less than nine months after delivering team owner Jack Roush a NASCAR Nextel Cup series title, Kurt Busch is moving on.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Crafton docked 25 points (SportsTicker)
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Ticker) - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Matt Crafton on Tuesday was docked 25 points for a rule violation last week at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
You can go home again -- just bring a fast car (AP)
The racetrack didn't owe him anything. If anything, it was the other way around. Lots of kids grew up in the shadow of racing's most famous oval, zooming over nearby asphalt tracks in sprint cars, midgets and go-carts. And just this once, nobody had to remind Tony Stewart how few of them ever get good or lucky enough to make it inside the gates at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway without buying a...
Leffler fired by Joe Gibbs Racing (AP)
Jason Leffler was fired Monday as driver for the No. 11 Chevrolet at Joe Gibbs Racing. The team will use a combination of drivers to replace him for the final 15 races of the season.
Racer Stewart gets victory of lifetime (AP)
What separates Tony Stewart from so many of the drivers plying their trade on the world's racetracks these days is his passion for the sport.
Johnson stumbles, Earnhardt tumbles at Indianapolis (AP)
Jimmie Johnson endured the harder hit. Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the tougher blow.