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NEWS FROM 2005-09-13
Falcons Defeat Eagles 14-10 (AP)
AP - Michael Vick ran for one touchdown and set up another with a long pass, enough to give the Atlanta Falcons a 14-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.
Giants Edge Padres 4-3 (AP)
AP - Barry Bonds is just a foot or two shy of his old sluggin' self.
Marlins' D-Train Homers, Gets 21st Win (AP)
AP - Dontrelle Willis gave Florida the NL wild-card lead with an outstanding all-around effort. The effervescent lefty homered and pitched his seventh complete game this season, earning his 21st victory in the Marlins' 8-2 win Monday night over the Houston Astros.
Big Papi Strokes Another Game-Winning HR (AP)
AP - David Ortiz hit two home runs, including a drive in the 11th inning that gave the Boston Red Sox a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
A's Snap Tribe's Seven-Game Win Streak (AP)
AP - Dan Haren limited baseball's hottest team to four singles in 6 2-3 innings and pushed Oakland higher in the AL wild-card standings as the Athletics beat Cleveland 2-0 Monday night, stopping the Indians' seven-game winning streak.
Falcons clip Eagles to win ill-tempered season opener (Reuters)
Reuters - Michael Vick threw for 156 yards and
ran for a touchdown to lead the Atlanta Falcons to a 14-10
victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday in an
ill-tempered rematch of last season's NFC championship game.
Moe Has Surgery for Prostate Cancer (AP)
AP - Denver Nuggets assistant coach Doug Moe had surgery for prostate cancer Monday.
Bonds shows some power after long injury (Reuters)
Reuters - San Francisco Giants slugger
Barry Bonds, out of action all season because of an ailing
right knee, came back with an initial roar Monday, drilling a
double to left-center in his first at bat.
Advocaat Hired As S. Korean Soccer Coach (AP)
AP - South Korea's soccer team turned to a Dutch coach once again, hiring Dick Advocaat Tuesday.
Saskin Asks NHL Union for Secret Ballot (AP)
AP - Ted Saskin has asked the executive board of the NHL Players' Association to vote again on his five-year deal as the new executive director — this time by secret ballot.
Hail Jim Haslett
Often criticized, Jim Haslett did his best coaching job in leading the Saints to an unexpected win at Carolina.
Falcons edge Eagles in NFC title rematch (AP)
Less than eight months after facing off in the NFC championship game, the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles couldn't wait to meet again Monday night. That much was apparent in the warmups -- the teams started jawing, a scuffle broke out, punches were thrown and two players were ejected. Then, they got on with the game.
Saints to play in Baton Rouge, Alamodome (AP)
The New Orleans Saints will head back to their home state for four games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., and will play three others in San Antonio's Alamodome, their headquarters since being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. While the team and league settled that matter Monday, most of the specifics are still being determined.
Packers WR Javon Walker out for season (AP)
The records Pro Bowl receiver Javon Walker now will chase are all about rehabilitation and not receptions. Brett Favre's best receiver will miss the rest of the season after tearing up his right knee in Green Bay's opening loss at Detroit on Sunday, the very thing his agent Drew Rosenhaus feared when trying unsuccessfully to get Walker a new contract over the summer.
Colts give Dungy three-year extension (AP)
Tony Dungy never intended to leave Indianapolis for another job. Now, he's sure won't. One day after owner Jim Irsay announced the Colts had given Dungy a three-year contract extension, Dungy said Indianapolis would be his final stop on the NFL's coaching carousel. ``I don't know how long I'll coach, but this is it,'' Dungy said.
Jenkins out for season with torn ACL (AP)
Kris Jenkins was poised to regain his status as the best defensive tackle in the NFL this season. Instead, the cog of the Carolina Panthers' line will miss his second straight year due to injury. Jenkins, a 2003 All-Pro, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Carolina's loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Hurting Boller out, Wright in for Ravens (AP)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller will miss this Sunday's game against Tennessee with a hyperextended right big toe, so Anthony Wright will make his first start since facing the Titans in the 2003 playoffs. Boller was injured Sunday night while being sacked by Larry Tripplett in the third quarter of the Ravens' 24-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Broncos' Bailey, Anderson banged up (AP)
Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has a dislocated shoulder and running back Mike Anderson has separated cartilage in his ribs. Both players need to be evaluated further before their status for next week is decided. Bailey hurt his left shoulder making a tackle in the third quarter of Denver's 34-10 loss to Miami on Sunday.
Brunell to start for Redskins vs. Dallas (AP)
Mark Brunell needed only one game to become the starting quarterback job for the Washington Redskins, with Patrick Ramsey undone by an interception, two fumbles and a very sore neck. Joe Gibbs said Brunell will start next Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, a quick undoing of the coach's 10 months of preparation for Ramsey to be the 2005 starter.
Colts beat Ravens at own game, with 'D' (AP)
An outstanding performance by the Indianapolis defense enabled Peyton Manning to take his time before finding a way to get the offense in working order. The Colts barely missed their first shutout since 1997, Manning threw two second-half touchdown passes, and Indianapolis cruised past the Baltimore Ravens 24-7 Sunday night.
The wisdom of Hubie
After spending some time with Hubie Brown, you quickly learn why he's in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
NBA stars in Houston for Katrina relief (AP)
Chris LaRoche doesn't have any clothes, toys or a place to go home to, but on Sunday the 12-year-old's dream came true when he played basketball against LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Chauncey Billups, Ron Artest and a host of other NBA stars. LaRoche and about 1,100 other Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in Houston's George R.
Cavs' home now named Quicken Loans Arena (AP)
The home of the Cleveland Cavaliers is now Quicken Loans Arena. Dan Gilbert, who bought the Cavaliers this year, officially renamed the building after the online lending firm he founded. The change had previously been announced and was made official Saturday during a party at the former Gund Arena to mark the 20th anniversary of Gilbert's founding of Quicken Loans.
Shaq, wife coordinate relief effort (AP)
Sweat dripping from his head as he worked in the midday South Florida sun, Shaquille O'Neal loaded the last item into a cavernous 18-wheel trailer and pointed to the generous stranger. ``Give the man a hug,'' he urged his children, who quickly obliged. ``Tell him thank you.'' For the last week, O'Neal and his wife have coordinated efforts to help those in Louisiana and Mississippi whose lives were...
Auerbach still hospitalized, improving (AP)
Boston Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach was alert and comfortable after being hospitalized earlier this week for an unspecified ailment, a team spokesman said Friday. The 87-year-old coaching great has been in and out of the hospital over the past month for tests and a successful surgical procedure, Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said.
Oklahoma City could host Hornets (AP)
NBA representatives toured the Ford Center and met with local officials Friday about the possibility of temporarily moving the displaced New Orleans Hornets to the city. Mayor Mick Cornett said five NBA officials walked around the facility and discussed possible terms of a lease should the team decide to play its 41-game home schedule at the arena, which seats 19,675 for basketball.
Devin Brown officially joins Jazz (AP)
Devin Brown officially became a member of the Utah Jazz on Friday when the San Antonio Spurs declined to match an offer sheet. Brown was in his hometown of San Antonio helping the Salvation Army assist victims of Hurricane Katrina when the move was announced Friday by Jazz president Dennis Haslam. Terms of the multi-year deal were not released.
Damon Jones joins Cavs with 4-year deal (AP)
Damon Jones is ready to give the Cleveland Cavaliers something they've needed: a top 3-point shooter. Jones passed his physical Thursday after agreeing to a four-year, $16.1 million contract. In acquiring Jones, who made 225 3-pointers for the Miami Heat last season, the Cavaliers took another step in their effort to avoid missing the playoffs for an eighth consecutive season.
Messier retires, ends 25-year career (AP)
Mark Messier was 30 and already a five-time Stanley Cup champion when it was time to leave the hometown Edmonton Oilers. That was the summer of 1991, three years after Wayne Gretzky's stunning trade to Los Angeles and a year removed from the Oilers' fifth title in seven years. The dynasty was over and Messier was the latest big star about to be shipped out.
NHL, XM Radio agree to 10-year deal (AP)
The NHL announced a 10-year, $100 million deal with XM Satellite Radio on Monday that begins this season and will make XM the league's exclusive satellite radio broadcast partner beginning with the 2007-2008 season. XM will broadcast more than 1,000 games a season -- beginning with the Oct. 5 opening this year -- as well as the All-Star game, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the finals.
Thrashers close to signing Bondra (AP)
Uunrestricted free agent forward Peter Bondra was close to signing a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday. A source within the NHL said Bondra was in Atlanta, had passed a physical and was discussing an incentive-laden deal that would probably include a base salary of around $500,000.
May looks for acceptance with Avalanche (AP)
When it comes to hockey villains in Denver, there are the Red Wings, there is Todd Bertuzzi and running a distant third, there is Brad May. The Red Wings play in Detroit. Bertuzzi plays in Vancouver. And starting this season, May will play in Denver for the Colorado Avalanche. May was the Vancouver player who said -- in jest, he claims -- that there should be a bounty put on Avalanche forward Steve...
Panthers re-sign captain Jokinen (AP)
The Florida Panthers re-signed top scorer Olli Jokinen and defenseman Mike Van Ryn to one-year contracts, and agreed to terms with defenseman Jay Bouwmeester on a one-year deal Monday. Jokinen signed a one-year, $2.5-million deal, but the Panthers hope to sign their team captain to an extension because he again will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Klatt retires from NHL after 14 seasons (AP)
Kings right wing Trent Klatt announced his retirement Monday after 14 seasons in the NHL. Klatt played in 782 career games for the Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars-Minnesota North Stars. He played in the 1997 Stanley Cup finals with the Flyers and was on the U.S. teams in the 1991 world junior championships and 1999 world championships.
Gretzky formally meets Coyotes' veterans (AP)
Phoenix Coyotes veterans met formally with coach Wayne Gretzky on Sunday night, bonding during a team meeting and meal that signaled the start of the first training camp in two years. The players take physicals and undergo fitness testing Monday and begin practice Tuesday, pointing for the exhibition opener Friday night against Minnesota.
RICHMOND, Va. – The end of the Chase for the Chase created an electric atmosphere in Virginia.
Roush has five in Chase, but Stewart is man to beat (AP)
Tony Stewart was in a good place before the final race to set the field for NASCAR's Chase for the championship, his spot atop the standings secure.
Unique chemistry has Roush team winning (AP)
It would be hard to find five more different personalities in the NASCAR Nextel Cup garage than the Roush Racing drivers.
Jeff Gordon misses "Chase for the Nextel Cup" (SportsTicker)
RICHMOND, Virginia (Ticker) - The sound of defeat echoed from Jeff Gordon's voice as he saw his chance at making the "Chase for the Nextel Cup" come to a screeching halt.
Kurt Busch wins race; Ryan Newman makes the "Chase" (SportsTicker)
Gordon falls out of Chase, Newman and Kenseth make it in after frantic race at Richmond (AP)
The ``Drive for Five'' is alive, but not for Jeff Gordon. Instead, it's Carl Edwards, the surprise Nextel Cup title contender who gives car owner Jack Roush five chances to win the Chase for the championship.
Roush owns half the Chase field (AP)
It took Jack Roush 16 years to win a championship in NASCAR's top stock car series. Now, it looks like he might be a shoo-in to win a third straight title.
Rookie Busch only star for Hendrick at Richmond (AP)
With the pre-race buildup over teams needing to be sharp and drivers on top of their games in the race to set the field for NASCAR's Chase for the championship, Hendrick Motorsports instead stumbled into the 10-race playoffs.
Gordon falters and misses NASCAR playoffs (AP)
Jeff Gordon challenged his team to be almost perfect Saturday night and get him into NASCAR's Chase for the championship. When they faltered, he did, too, and the four-time champion's bid to win his fifth was finished early.