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NEWS FROM 2005-08-15
PGA Suspended With Phil Mickelson Leading (AP)
AP - The PGA Championship finally got a break from days of sweltering heat. It also got an extra day.
Palmeiro Gets Mixed Reception (AP)
AP - Rafael Palmeiro had the perfect chance to turn Baltimore fans in his favor. Kansas City had two opportunities to end its embarrassing losing streak.
Wait for No-Hitter Goes on for Martinez (AP)
AP - Pedro Martinez will have to keep waiting for a no-hitter. So will the New York Mets.
Stewart Dominates in Win at Watkins Glen (AP)
AP - Tony Stewart won for the fifth time in seven races with a dominant performance Sunday at Watkins Glen International that padded his lead in the Nextel Cup standings.
U.S. Rules at World Track and Field (AP)
AP - The Stars and Stripes flew highest when dusk descended one last time on the world track and field championships.
Rattay's Play Spices Up 49ers' QB Battle (AP)
AP - The San Francisco 49ers have a long history of quarterback controversies, and the latest battle got a bit spicier in their preseason opener.
Rodman Won't Face Charges Over Unpaid Bill (AP)
AP - Police have declined to file charges over Dennis Rodman's unpaid gas bill after an anonymous female basketball fan stepped in to help keep the former NBA star out of trouble.
Baseball Today (AP)
AP - Baltimore at Oakland (10:05 p.m. EDT). Oakland's Barry Zito (11-8) goes for his ninth straight victory.
MetroStars Defeat Crew 2-1 (AP)
AP - Youri Djorkaeff's shot deflected off a defender and into the goal in the 66th minute to give the MetroStars a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew in a game delayed for more than an hour by severe weather on Sunday night.
Kings Agree to Terms With Bure, Frolov (AP)
AP - Free agent forward Valeri Bure agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Kings on a one-year contract Friday.
Worth the wait
SAN FRANCISCO – LaMont Jordan's patience paid off with a $27.5 million contract and a starring role on the Raiders.
Limbaugh wants to end Owens-McNabb flap (AP)
This time, Rush Limbaugh wants to help Donovan McNabb, not criticize him. Limbaugh, who once said the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed, wants to help McNabb and wide receiver Terrell Owens settle their differences on his radio show.
Ex-NFLer Robbins arrested on drug charge (AP)
Former NFL offensive lineman Barret Robbins, awaiting trial on attempted murder, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, police said Sunday. Robbins, a former Pro Bowler with Oakland, was detained Saturday night after a bike patrol officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his car, Officer Joe Rios said.
Two Chiefs arrested (AP)
Kansas City defensive tackle Junior Siavii and teammate Greg Wesley were arrested after allegedly getting into a drunken confrontation with police in a downtown Minneapolis hotel early Sunday. Police spokesman Ron Reier said Sunday night that the two players were both arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
Eagles, Steelers put aside distractions (AP)
After two weeks of no-shows and sideshows, distractions and departures and wide receivers who don't show up or don't shut up, the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers finally play a game Monday night that Pennsylvania preferred to see in February. Just don't expect anything resembling playoff-style football from the Eagles, who play for the first time since losing to the Patriots in the...
Bears sign QB Blake to 1-year deal (AP)
The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year deal with veteran quarterback Jeff Blake on Sunday, two days after Rex Grossman broke his left ankle. Grossman, expected to be the starter, was scheduled for surgery Monday afternoon and will miss three to four months. The injury occurred during the second quarter of Friday's preseason game at St.
Smith sacked by Sapp in Niners debut (AP)
Alex Smith took a few lumps. Randy Moss barely got touched. And Tim Rattay showed he's ready to fight. After No. 1 draft pick Smith struggled in his first NFL action, Rattay threw touchdown passes to Brandon Lloyd and Arnaz Battle early in the second half of San Francisco's 21-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the annual preseason Battle of the Bay on Saturday night.
Crennel era begins with a victory (AP)
The Romeo Crennel era began with a bang, some booms and more than a few bolts. Cleveland's first-year coach had his debut diluted by some severe weather that caused a lengthy delay, but he got his first exhibition win as the Browns rallied for a 17-14 win over the New York Giants on Saturday night. Rookie Tyler Jones kicked a 41-yard field goal with 6:18 left as Crennel got a victory that may not...
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.
Shaq believes Heat better after moves (AP)
The temptation to play reporter was too strong for Dwyane Wade to resist, so he grabbed a microphone and asked the $100 million question. ``Shaq, now that you didn't take all the money, what's next for the Heat?'' Wade asked, grinning. Shaquille O'Neal hopes the eventual answer to that question is a championship.
Redd's deal with Bucks signed (AP)
The Milwaukee Bucks re-signed guard Michael Redd on Saturday. Redd signed a six-year, $90.1 million contract after agreeing to the deal last month. ``This was something that we felt was going to happen ever since the start of last season, when we knew Michael was going to be a free agent,'' Bucks general manager Larry Harris said in a statement.
Kings sign F Shareef Abdur-Rahim (AP)
When the New Jersey Nets decided they didn't want Shareef Abdur-Rahim, the Sacramento Kings eagerly grabbed him. The Kings signed Abdur-Rahim to a multiyear contract Friday, three days after the Nets rescinded a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers because of medical concerns about the nine-year veteran's right knee.
Timberwolves trade Cassell to Clippers (AP)
Sam Cassell complained about his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves in training camp, then struggled and sulked through an injury plagued season. That was enough for Timberwolves vice president Kevin McHale. McHale shipped the aging and disgruntled Cassell and a conditional first-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night for guards Marko Jaric and Lionel Chalmers.
Judge clears way for Belkin's removal (AP)
The Atlanta Hawks owners are free to remove Steve Belkin as the team's NBA governor after a Boston judge on Friday lifted the injunction he issued earlier in the week. Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche confirmed the owners had received the ruling from Suffolk County Superior Court Judge Allan van Gestel.
Sixers waive G McKie, sign C Hunter (AP)
The Philadelphia 76ers waived guard Aaron McKie on Friday and signed free agent Steven Hunter. McKie will be designated as the team's amnesty player under the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. That allows the Sixers to release him and remove his contract amount from the team's salary cap for purposes of calculating the luxury tax.
Gadzuric re-signs with Bucks (AP)
The Milwaukee Bucks re-signed center Dan Gadzuric on Friday. Gadzuric's agent said last month the contract was for six years and worth $36 million. ``Dan is an extremely active player who has improved every year he's been with us,'' Bucks general manager Larry Harris said in a statement. ``He plays with high energy and runs the floor extremely well.'' The 27-year-old Gadzuric is beginning his fourth...
Leafs sign Eric Lindros to one-year deal (AP)
Eric Lindros admits he is not the player he once was. But even after eight concussions, he thinks he has plenty left to offer the Toronto Maple Leafs. General manager John Ferguson is giving Lindros that opportunity and taking a chance by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.55 million with the hulking forward.
Isles ink York, Hunter to one-year deals (AP)
The New York Islanders signed Mike York and Trent Hunter to one-year deals on Saturday, avoiding arbitration with both forwards. York, acquired from Edmonton last week in the trade that sent captain Michael Peca to the Oilers, will earn $2.05 million. Hunter, New York's co-leader in scoring during his rookie season of 2003-04, will receive $1 million.
Flames sign Hamrlik (AP)
The Calgary Flames signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Roman Hamrlik on Sunday, their latest move in a busy offseason. Terms of the deal weren't released. Hamrlik spent last season with the New York Islanders, scoring seven goals with 22 assists in 81 games. The Flames have been aggressive since the NHL reopened for business following the lockout.
Bruins sign Thornton to three-year deal (AP)
Joe Thornton is going to captain the Boston Bruins for quite some time. The 26-year-old star center, who could've become an unrestricted free agent next summer, signed a three-year deal with the Bruins on Thursday that will pay $6.6 million in each season. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, no player can make more than 20 percent -- or $7.8 million -- of a team's $39 million salary cap...
Moore surprised Bertuzzi cleared to play (AP)
Steve Moore is surprised Todd Bertuzzi was reinstated by the NHL for a blindside punch that broke the neck of the former Colorado Avalanche forward. ``It's difficult to see that he's able to play again when I still have a long way to go, and not just in hockey, but with my health,'' Moore said in Thursday's Denver Post.
Senators sign Spezza, four others (AP)
Center Jason Spezza was among five players to sign contracts with the Ottawa Senators on Friday. Spezza, the American Hockey League's most valuable player last season, center Antoine Vermette, right-winger Chris Neil and defenseman Christoph Schubert each signed a one-year deal. Defenseman Anton Volchenkov signed a two-year contract.
Sabres re-sign Gs Biron, Miller (AP)
The Buffalo Sabres re-signed goaltenders Martin Biron and Ryan Miller and defenseman Brian Campbell after they accepted one-year qualifying offers Friday. Biron, who will make $2.128 million this season, is the returning starter after going 26-18-5 with two shutouts in 2003-04. He's a six-year veteran with Buffalo, and took over the starting job after the team traded Dominik Hasek to Detroit in the...
Watkins Glen observations
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Seemingly the only thing that can stop Tony Stewart nowadays is his tardiness to the prerace meeting.
Stewart wins at Watkins Glen (AP)
Tony Stewart gave his hometown fans even more to celebrate Monday at his victory parade.
Kraig Kinser wins Knoxville Nationals (AP)
Kraig Kinser kept the family name out front at the Knoxville Nationals. Kinser claimed the pole position earlier in the day and then led from start to finish in the 30-lap feature Sunday night to claim the $140,000 first-place check, the richest prize in sprint car racing. It was the first Nationals title for Kinser, but the latest in a long string for his family.
Tony Stewart repeats at Watkins Glen International (SportsTicker)
Scott Pruett completes a tiring weekend at Watkins Glen in style (AP)
Scott Pruett was ready to hit the sack. He should sleep very well.
Coo Coo Marlin, early NASCAR star and father of Sterling Marlin, dead at 73 (AP)
Clifton ``Coo Coo'' Marlin, one of NASCAR's early stars and father of current Nextel Cup driver Sterling Marlin, died early Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73.
Reutimann wins NCTS Toyota Tundra 200 (SportsTicker)
Newman wins Busch Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen (SportsTicker)
Newman wins Zippo 200 Busch race at Watkins Glen (AP)
Ryan Newman won a three-lap dash to the finish Saturday, holding off hard-charging Robby Gordon to win the Busch Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.