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NEWS FROM 2005-08-22
Autopsy Can't Explain Death of 49ers Guard (AP)
AP - The cause of offensive lineman Thomas Herrion's death cannot be determined until toxicology tests are performed, a process that usually takes three to six weeks, a coroner said Sunday.
Herrion's Death Shocks Players Across NFL (AP)
AP - Thomas Herrion's locker stands next to the door leading to the San Francisco 49ers' practice fields. Every player walked past him every day, and the beefy lineman usually had something to say — a quip, a joke or just a quick hello.
Harvard Researchers Detail Cell Study (AP)
AP - Harvard scientists say they have fused an adult skin cell with an embryonic stem cell in a potentially dramatic development that could lead to the creation of useful stem cells without first having to create and destroy human embryos.
ChiSox Drill Johnson in 6-2 Win Over Yanks (AP)
AP - Randy Johnson allowed home runs to three straight batters for the first time in his major league career and four in all during the fourth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-2 Sunday to stop a seven-game losing streak.
BoSox Win 5-1 to Split Series With Angels (AP)
AP - Edgar Renteria hit a three-run homer and Manny Ramirez added a two-run shot as the Boston Red Sox did all their scoring in the eighth inning and beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 Sunday for a four-game split of a series between division leaders.
Herrion was in good spirits before collapse - 49ers coach (Reuters)
Reuters - San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan
says Thomas Herrion was joking around just minutes before
collapsing and later dying following a preseason game.
Global talent tops non-NBA US team at worlds qualifer (AFP)
AFP - Five players from European clubs and three from Asian teams were named to the US roster of non-National Basketball Association talent that seeks a World Championships berth.
Braves Rally to Beat Padres 6-2 (AP)
AP - The Atlanta Braves scored five runs in the eighth inning, helped by two San Diego errors, and rallied to beat the Padres 6-2 Sunday night to salvage a win in the three-game series.
Chivas Ties MetroStars 3-3 on Late Goal (AP)
AP - Amado Guevara scored his third goal of the game in the final minute, giving the MetroStars a 3-3 tie with Chivas USA on Sunday night.
Islanders Sign Defenseman Bouchard (AP)
AP - Defenseman Joel Bouchard signed a one-year contract Friday with the New York Islanders, his eighth NHL team.
Lions, boo birds and ducks – oh my
DETROIT – Lions fans still may wonder about Joey Harrington, but Jeff Garcia hasn't won them over.
Autopsy doesn't reveal why Herrion died (AP)
As he walked off the field on a relatively cool Colorado evening, Thomas Herrion was huffing and puffing. Still, he didn't look much different from his 49ers teammates who played alongside him during the fast-moving final seconds. A few minutes later, the San Francisco offensive lineman collapsed near his locker.
Chargers' Gates expected to end holdout (AP)
Antonio Gates signed a $380,000, one-year contract Sunday night to end his holdout with the San Diego Chargers. The record-setting tight end still appears headed for a three-game suspension, including the season-opener against Dallas, for missing a team-imposed deadline to report to camp. In a new twist to the Chargers' most-pressing saga, general manager A.J.
Eli Manning to have more tests on elbow (AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will have further tests on the right elbow he injured Saturday night in a 27-21 victory over Carolina. Manning woke up Sunday with soreness in the elbow. The second-year quarterback had an MRI and is scheduled to be examined by team orthopedist Dr. Russell Warren on Monday.
Phillips allegedly runs car into teens (AP)
Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, who was wanted by police for domestic violence, was arrested Sunday after allegedly running his car into three teenagers who argued with him during a pickup football game, police said. Police had been seeking Phillips since earlier this month for allegedly attacking his girlfriend twice, once choking her into unconsciousness.
Panthers S Branch out for season (AP)
Panthers safety Colin Branch will miss the entire season because of a knee injury during Carolina's preseason loss to the New York Giants. General manager Marty Hurney said Sunday it was too early to say how the Panthers will replace Branch, or if first-round draft pick Thomas Davis will return to safety after one week at linebacker.
McNabb, Eagles overcome Owens' absence (AP)
If the Philadelphia Eagles without Terrell Owens could come up with enough big plays to beat the Baltimore Ravens, then Donovan McNabb can only imagine how good the offense will be once their gifted wide receiver finally gets some action. Dexter Wynn returned a punt 74 yards for a score, McNabb threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Brian Westbrook, and the Eagles benefited from three turnovers by Kyle...
Steelers not worried about offense (AP)
Two games, no touchdowns by the starting offense. Several wasted scoring opportunities. Some more playoff-like poor throws by Ben Roethlisberger. This isn't the way the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to start the preseason, except for this: They're 2-0, mostly because the offense hasn't been needed to score in games that have been controlled by their defense and special teams.
Cleveland ranks among the NBA's big offseason winners, while the Lakers have languished as one of its losers.
Belkin leaves Hawks, Johnson deal done (AP)
The Atlanta Hawks have a new point guard in Joe Johnson, and are losing Steve Belkin as co-owner -- just as the team's general manager and other owners wanted. ``This is a great day,'' said co-owner Michael Gearon Jr., who will succeed Belkin as the team's NBA Governor. There was a party atmosphere at Friday's news conference on the Philips Arena floor, as Atlanta Spirit LLC employees applauded the...
Jury sides with LeBron in dispute (AP)
A jury has ruled in favor of LeBron James in a multimillion dollar dispute with an entertainment producer who claimed that the NBA star broke a promise to allow him to make a documentary about James' life. James turned to his mother and grinned after hearing the verdict Friday in Summit County Common Pleas Court.
Wolves head to Vegas for some bonding (AP)
Following an immensely disappointing season, the Minnesota Timberwolves were in desperate need of a makeover. Vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale has done that this offseason, hiring a new coach, adding at least three new players and jettisoning fading stars Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell.
Mavs sign Christie, backup C Diop (AP)
Swingman Doug Christie signed with Dallas on Friday, as the Mavericks try to replace the recently released Michael Finley. ``We feel adding Doug Christie to our team is giving us the best chance to win a championship,'' Dallas coach Avery Johnson said. That's a lot of pressure for the 35-year-old, 6-foot-6 Christie, who struggled with injuries and averaged just 6.6 points per game last year with...
Turiaf recuperating from heart surgery (AP)
Los Angeles Lakers second-round draft pick Ronny Turiaf said Friday he's well on his way to recovery from heart surgery and is hopeful he'll one day wear the purple and gold. Turiaf, who is recuperating here after open-heart surgery to repair an enlarged aortic root on July 26, said he will be cheering for his potential teammates this season as he works his way back into playing shape.
Bobcats re-sign Knight to tutor Felton (AP)
Brevin Knight has no problem being a mentor with the Charlotte Bobcats this season. He will not, however, simply step aside to let rookie point guard Raymond Felton slide into his starting spot. Knight, who signed a multiyear contract extension with the Bobcats on Friday, plans to fight for his job. ``I didn't come here just to teach somebody else how to play,'' Knight said.
Grant signs one-year deal with Suns (AP)
Free agent forward Brian Grant signed a one-year, $1.67 million contract Thursday with the Phoenix Suns. The 11-year NBA veteran called the decision to go to the Suns a ``no-brainer.'' He became the first of the players waived under the one-time ``amnesty clause'' to sign with another team. Grant was given an option for a second year.
Bettman see potential with NHL on OLN (AP)
Get the clicker ready, hockey fans. The NHL is taking its games outside the traditional realm of sports television. The NHL announced Thursday it has reached a two-year deal that will put games on Outdoor Life Network, starting on opening night in October. OLN, mostly known for showing Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France, takes over hockey cable broadcasts from ESPN.
Cloutier signs 2-year deal with Canucks (AP)
Dan Cloutier signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. Cloutier, the Canucks' No. 1 goalie, recorded a franchise-record three straight 30-win seasons and posted a better goals-against average and save percentage each season. But the 29-year-old Quebec native has only led Vancouver to one playoff series victory during that time.
Players happy Bertuzzi's on Team Canada (AP)
Shane Doan is no stranger to Todd Bertuzzi. The Phoenix Coyotes forward has had his share of tussles over the years with Bertuzzi, the rugged Vancouver Canucks forward who was recently reinstated to the NHL following a long suspension. But this week has been a relief for Doan, who found himself on the same line as Bertuzzi during Team Canada's Olympic orientation camp.
Carolina inks Vasicek to two-year deal (AP)
Josef Vasicek, who led Carolina in goals, points, games played and game-winning goals in 2003-04, signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes on Thursday. The contract will pay him $1 million this season and $1.3 million in 2006-07, general manager Jim Rutherford said. ``Josef is coming off two very good seasons and is approaching the prime of his career,'' Rutherford said.
Goalie hopes to give NHL Japanese accent (AP)
Yutaka Fukufuji is ready to ride the buses in hockey's backwaters a few more years if that's what it takes to make the NHL. The Japanese goaltender signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings this month and will attend a rookie camp next month. If he doesn't stay with the Kings, he most likely will be assigned to their AHL farm team, the Manchester Monarchs.
Capitals re-sign Zubrus (AP)
Forward Dainius Zubrus re-signed with the Washington Capitals on Thursday, agreeing to a two-year contract. The Capitals also signed free agent right wing Matt Bradley and defenseman Jean-Francois Fortin. Zubrus, is eight-year NHL veteran acquired by the Capitals in a trade with Montreal in 2001. He had 12 goals and 15 assists for Washington in 2003-04.
Lecavalier deal the buzz of Olympic camp (AP)
On the ice, it was the same as always for the stars of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Martin St. Louis spun around in the corner and fed a perfect pass to linemate Vincent Lecavalier, who one-timed a blast past Roberto Luongo to give Team Red a 1-0 lead Wednesday over Team White at Canada's Olympic hockey camp.
Jeremy Mayfield stole the spotlight while garbage almost stole the show at MIS on Sunday.
Mayfield wins NASCAR GFS Marketplace 400 (SportsTicker)
Stewart happy with another top five (AP)
There was no victory to celebrate Sunday, but Tony Stewart was pretty pleased with his fifth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway.
Car crashes into stands at Illinois race track, killing two spectators (AP)
A race car crashed into the stands at a southern Illinois track, killing two spectators and injuring six other people, officials said. The driver also was hurt. State police were trying to determine what caused the car to shoot off the quarter-mile dirt oval track Saturday night at Mount Vernon Raceway.
Mayfield wins race with fuel strategy (AP)
Jeremy Mayfield was happy to leave his winning car behind and walk to Victory Circle on Sunday.
Newman takes Domino's Pizza 250 for second straight Busch win (SportsTicker)
Newman makes late move for Busch win at Michigan (AP)
Ryan Newman raced to his second straight Busch Series victory Saturday, passing Greg Biffle with six laps remaining and holding him off by 0.766 seconds in the Domino's Pizza 250.
Nemechek wins pole for Michigan race (AP)
Joe Nemechek withstood a rain delay Saturday to win his first pole of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season at Michigan International Speedway.
Busch qualifying rained out (AP)
Morning rain washed out qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race at Michigan International Speedway.