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NEWS FROM 2005-09-14
Broussard's 2 HRs Lead Tribe Over A's 5-2 (AP)
AP - The lights went out for a while before Ben Broussard restored power for the Cleveland Indians. Broussard's second homer of the game, a tiebreaking three-run shot in the eighth inning, sent Cleveland to a 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night and kept the Indians in control of the AL wild-card race.
Yanks Crush D-Rays 17-3, Gain on Red Sox (AP)
AP - Jason Giambi hit his 30th homer and drove in five runs, helping the New York Yankees rout the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 17-3 Tuesday night to nudge closer to first-place Boston in the AL East.
Jays Continue to Afflict Bosox in 9-3 Win (AP)
AP - Gabe Gross hit his first home run in nearly a year during a five-run second inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Boston 9-3 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 13 games against the Red Sox this season.
Nats Beat Mets in Three-Run Third Inning (AP)
AP - Hector Carrasco filled a hole in Washington's rotation with a solid spot start, and the Nationals used a three-run third inning to beat Tom Glavine and the New York Mets 4-2 Tuesday night.
Phils Nick Braves, Wild Card Stays Tight (AP)
AP - Mike Lieberthal drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the sixth inning, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Ex-Jets Star Joe Klecko Kills Man With Car (AP)
AP - Former New York Jets player Joe Klecko accidentally hit and killed a man while driving on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, police said Tuesday.
Nuggets Re-Sign DerMarr Johnson (AP)
AP - The Denver Nuggets on Tuesday re-signed DerMarr Johnson, one of four players who shared off-guard duties last season.
Rare Call Helps Marlins Beat Astros 4-2 (AP)
AP - An unusual call against Houston pitcher Wandy Rodriguez helped boost the Florida Marlins' lead in the NL wild-card race. Juan Pierre walked in the seventh inning when umpires said Rodriguez touched his mouth with his hand while on the mound, and Paul LoDuca followed with a tiebreaking, two-run homer that sent Florida on to a 4-2 victory over the Astros on Tuesday night.
Real Salt Lake's Kreis Out Indefinitely (AP)
AP - Real Salt Lake forward Jason Kreis, MLS' career scoring leader, could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Sharks Finally Get Back to Work at Camp (AP)
AP - Devin Setoguchi wandered the halls at the San Jose Sharks' training complex Tuesday, still learning the layout of the building where he hopes to earn an NHL job in the next few years.
Standing toe to toe
ATLANTA – The Falcons proved to the Eagles that they won't be pushed around anymore.
Chiefs RB Larry Johnson arrested (AP)
Larry Johnson turned himself in to face an assault charge after an altercation with his girlfriend at a bar, the latest in a series of troubles with the law for the Kansas City running back and other Chiefs players. Police Department spokesman Darin Snapp said Johnson was cited Monday for domestic abuse assault.
Superdome to be cleaned, decontaminated (AP)
Experts will have to clean and decontaminate the Louisiana Superdome before the stadium's future can be determined. Superdome officials took their first look at the Superdome, which was wrecked while housing thousands of people seeking refuge from Hurricane Katrina, on Friday. Those officials said Tuesday that mounds of trash have been removed from the Superdome's concourses and the interior is...
Falcons building rivalry with Eagles (AP)
The Atlanta Falcons were heading back to the locker room after pregame warmups when Ike Reese gave some inside info to his new teammates. ``They're going to stomp on our logo,'' Reese said, motioning back to his former teammates, the Philadelphia Eagles. Sure enough, the Eagles gathered on the 50-yard line, hopping up and down on the Falcons' odd-looking emblem.
Owens-McNabb feud takes back seat (AP)
There was significant diplomatic news at the Georgia Dome: Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens were seen talking on the field. ``I guess that's something positive for you guys to talk about,'' McNabb said after Owens caught seven of his passes for 112 yards -- but no touchdowns -- in the Philadelphia Eagles' 14-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.
Saints to play in Baton Rouge, Alamodome (AP)
The New Orleans Saints will have two homes away from home this season. With the Superdome damaged and rendered unusable by Hurricane Katrina, the Saints will play four home games in Baton Rouge, La., and three more in San Antonio, where they've already set up operations for the season. Owner Tom Benson was pleased that the Saints would have some semblance of a home-field advantage.
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.
The wisdom of Hubie
After spending some time with Hubie Brown, you quickly learn why he's in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Shaq assists Miami police in arrest (AP)
Shaquille O'Neal provided an assist to police over the weekend, trailing a man who allegedly assaulted a gay couple before alerting an arresting officer. The 7-foot-1 Miami Heat center, who is in the process of becoming a Miami Beach reserve officer, was driving on South Beach around 3 a.m. Sunday. He saw a passenger in a car yell anti-gay slurs at the couple, who were walking, said Bobby Hernandez,...
Bobcats F Sean May has knee surgery (AP)
Charlotte Bobcats forward Sean May had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday and will not be ready to play when training camp begins next month. May, the former North Carolina star selected 13th overall in the NBA draft, is expected to be ready in time for Charlotte's Nov. 2 season opener. ``We are fortunate that this was a minor injury and caught early,'' Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff...
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.
Moe has surgery for prostate cancer (AP)
Denver Nuggets assistant coach Doug Moe had surgery for prostate cancer Monday. The 66-year-old Moe was diagnosed with cancer recently, around the time Denver head coach George Karl was given a clean bill of health after also have prostate cancer surgery himself. Moe is Denver's winningest coach with 432 victories from 1980-90.
Olowokandi acquitted in nightclub flap (AP)
A judge acquitted Minnesota Timberwolves center Michael Olowokandi of misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct at a downtown nightclub last fall. Olowokandi was arrested about 3 a.m. on Nov. 25 after he refused to leave Tiki Bob's and had to be subdued by police with a stun gun. He was held overnight in jail and released in the morning, and the Timberwolves suspended him for...
Suns sign former ASU star House (AP)
Former Arizona State star Eddie House has signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns. The 6-foot-1 guard enters his sixth NBA season after being drafted in the second round by the Miami Heat in 2000. He averaged 5.8 points in 50 games for Sacramento after being claimed off waivers from Milwaukee the Kings on Jan.
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.
Great One feels like a beginner again (AP)
Wayne Gretzky gave a hint of his coaching style Tuesday when he opened training camp with a greeting to Phoenix Coyotes players, then went into the stands at Glendale Arena to watch two scrimmages while his assistants oversaw the line changes. Gretzky, who stayed on as the team's managing partner for hockey operations despite announcing on Aug.
Messier retires, ends 25-year career (AP)
In 1979, Glen Sather had no idea his 18-year-old fourth-line winger would grow up to be Mark Messier -- the second-leading scorer in NHL history. ``He didn't have superstar written all over him, but he had the desire to play,'' Sather said Monday, shortly after Messier announced his retirement following a 25-year career.
Crosby feels at home with Lemieux, Pens (AP)
Now, it's just hockey for Sidney Crosby. Finally. After three months of spinning lottery balls, preordained status as the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, endless comparisons to Wayne Gretzky and new housemate Mario Lemieux, million-dollar endorsement signings and more photo shoots than a supermodel, Crosby was on the ice Tuesday.
Dallas Stars back on ice (AP)
Within the first 30 seconds of the Dallas Stars' first scrimmage of training camp, two goals had already been scored. Maybe those new rules intended to increase scoring chances will really work. Or maybe these guys had that much energy built up after the NHL's lost season. ``The greatest thing is the players' spirits are unbelievable,'' coach Dave Tippett said.
Thrashers begin camp with Bondra (AP)
Seventeen months after their last game, the Atlanta Thrashers finally got back on the ice. Peter Bondra was there. Ilya Kovalchuk was not. The Thrashers opened training camp Tuesday with a full-speed workout that left the team's newest player gasping for breath. The 37-year-old Bondra said he's never been through such a strenuous practice on the first day.
Stanley Cup champs get back to work (AP)
John Tortorella is tired of hearing how good the Tampa Bay Lightning were when they won the Stanley Cup. ``Any situation you need to feel good about yourself. I'll never take that away from them,'' the coach says. ``But there's a fine line there as far as thinking about the past. ... We can't be involved in what happened.
Saskin asks NHLPA for secret ballot vote (AP)
Ted Saskin's decision to reopen the vote on his appointment as executive director of the NHL Players' Association seems to have appeased at least the Toronto chapter of the dissident faction challenging the way in which he was first named union boss. The dissidents had complained that the vote by team player representatives and the NHLPA executive committee to appoint Saskin was done over the...
RICHMOND, Va. – The end of the Chase for the Chase created an electric atmosphere in Virginia.
NASCAR, ISC seek dismissal of Kentucky Speedway lawsuit (AP)
NASCAR wants a federal judge to dismiss a $400 million lawsuit filed by Kentucky Speedway, calling the action ``a study in contradictions and irony.''
Truex docked 25 points, fined for actions at Richmond (SportsTicker)
Martin Truex Jr. apparently hasn't learned anything from his co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Truex docked points and fined for obscene gesture at Richmond (AP)
Reigning Busch Series champion Martin Truex Jr. was penalized $10,000 and 25 points by NASCAR on Tuesday for using an obscene gesture during last week's race.
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.