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Redskins Edge Cowboys 14-13 (AP)
AP - Mark Brunell hit Santana Moss in stride for touchdown passes of 39 and 70 yards in the final 3:46, then the defense made it stand up, giving the Washington Redskins a 14-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Monday night.
Giants Trounce Saints, 27-10 (AP)
AP - Aside from a few superficial touches, it didn't look, sound or feel like home. The New Orleans Saints better get used to it — because this is how it's going to be all season.
Congress Talking to Players About Palmeiro (AP)
AP - Still trying to figure out whether Rafael Palmeiro lied under oath about using steroids, Congress wants to hear what other players might know.
AP: Congress to Probe Orioles' Palmeiro (AP)
AP - Congressional investigators looking into whether Rafael Palmeiro lied under oath are interviewing players who know him, including a Colorado outfielder suspended this year for steroids.
Athletics Beat Twins 7-6 (AP)
AP - Nick Swisher hit a three-run homer, Mark Ellis followed with a solo shot, and the Oakland Athletics staked Barry Zito to a quick lead in a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Moss catches two late TDs as Redskins stun Cowboys (Reuters)
Reuters - Santana Moss hauled in two late
touchdown passes from Mark Brunell to give the Washington
Redskins an improbable 14-13 comeback win over the Dallas
Cowboys in National Football League play Monday night in
Trail Blazers Sign Blake to Offer Sheet (AP)
AP - The Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent guard Steve Blake to an offer sheet on Monday.
Nationals Host Bonds' First Road Trip (AP)
AP - This is why, for more than 30 years, baseball fans in the nation's capital ached for the sport to return. It's September, the Nationals are playing games that mean something in the standings, and the biggest love-him-or-hate-him star in the majors is coming to town: Barry Bonds.
Premier League Teams Eye Beating Chelsea (AP)
AP - It's been 597 minutes since Chelsea yielded a Premier League goal — and that was an own-goal in the final game of last season.
Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Adam Pineault (AP)
AP - The Columbus Blue Jackets signed right wing Adam Pineault, the club's second-round pick in the 2004 draft, on Monday.
Minnesota's missing pieces have left Daunte Culpepper and the Vikings looking lost during their 0-2 start.
Giants beat displaced Saints (AP)
To the New Orleans Saints, Monday night's bizarre ``home'' opener was unfair from the outset. And they played like they didn't want to be there in losing 27-10 to the New York Giants. ``They made this seem like the Super Bowl,'' quarterback Aaron Brooks said of the NFL and the hoopla after New Orleans had six turnovers and 13 penalties.
Moss, Redskins stun Cowboys late (AP)
Joe Gibbs has won three Super Bowls and two NASCAR championships. Yet of all the thrills he has experienced, he puts what happened Monday night near the top of the list. The Washington Redskins, seemingly stuck in neutral or perhaps even reverse, got touchdown passes of 39 and 70 yards from Mark Brunell to Santana Moss in the final 3:46, then their defense made it hold up for a 14-13 victory over...
Texans fire offensive coordinator Palmer (AP)
The Houston Texans fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer on Monday following the team's second straight embarrassing loss. Joe Pendry, the team's offensive line coach, was introduced as his replacement by coach Dom Capers Monday afternoon. ``We have not performed up to our expectations,'' Capers said.
Jets RB Martin has strained right knee (AP)
Jets running back Curtis Martin has played through ankle injuries, torn ligaments, even an injured tailbone. Can he play through pain again? Martin strained his right knee against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and his status is uncertain for this week's game against Jacksonville. Coach Herman Edwards said Monday that Martin was undergoing an MRI and would wait for the results before determining...
Vick's hamstring a concern after loss (AP)
With the game hanging in the balance, Michael Vick headed to the sideline. He ripped off his helmet and slung it to the ground, fully aware that his day was over. One play later, the Atlanta Falcons were done, too. When Vick's left hamstring tightened up, the Falcons had to go with backup Matt Schaub on their final offensive play, a last-gap attempt to come all the way back from a 21-point halftime...
T.O. put on quite a show against 49ers (AP)
Terrell Owens gave Andy Reid an earful on the sideline, trying to persuade the coach to call his number one more time. There was no argument, no heated dispute, no name-calling or calling out. It was just T.O. wanting to rub it in against his former team. Reid simply ignored Owens and kept watching the backups finish out the Philadelphia Eagles' 42-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Tomlinson frustrated with Chargers (AP)
LaDainian Tomlinson has never been one to hide his frustration. The San Diego star isn't thrilled with the Chargers' 0-2 start, and, although he's always been unselfish, Tomlinson more than hinted that he'd like to touch the ball a little more than he has. And when the NFL's highest-paid running back gains 124 yards on 38 carries in two games, that's not a lot.
Raiders WR Curry out for season (AP)
Oakland receiver Ronald Curry re-tore his left Achilles' tendon in just his second regular season game back from the same injury last year and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. Curry was hurt in the final 2 minutes of Oakland's 23-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night and an MRI on Monday revealed the tear, Raiders spokesman Mike Taylor said.
Vikings ready to announce stadium plan (AP)
The Minnesota Vikings and Anoka County have agreed on a plan for a $675 million football stadium with a retractable roof in suburban Minneapolis. The sides intend to reveal how they want to pay for the stadium in a news conference on Tuesday in Blaine, north of Minneapolis. ``We've been working around the clock and we are just putting the finishing touches on the agreement,'' Vikings executive...
The wisdom of Hubie
After spending some time with Hubie Brown, you quickly learn why he's in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
NBA unveils team affiliations for NBADL (AP)
C.J. Miles learned Monday that Albuquerque, N.M., may be his detour destination if the road to the Utah Jazz includes a stint in the minor leagues. Announcing the affiliations NBA teams will have with the eight clubs in the National Basketball Association Development League, league officials unveiled some of the details of the new program that allows teams to assign first- and second-year players...
Report: Hornets may play in Okla. City (AP)
Oklahoma City officials are drafting a proposed lease agreement that will bring the NBA's New Orleans Hornets to the Ford Center to play at least part of their 41-game home schedule. An announcement is scheduled as early as Monday on plans to temporarily relocate the Hornets to Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, making it unfeasible for the team to play its season, which...
Nowitzki stars at Euro Championship (AP)
Dirk Nowitzki is leading the European Championship in scoring and rebounding, carrying Germany into the playoff round. Tony Parker, another NBA star in the tournament, has been no factor and France clearly will need stronger play from him. Preliminary play ended Sunday with Spain, Russia, Slovenia and defending champion Lithuania gaining quarterfinal berths and two days off.
Pacers G Johnson pleads no contest (AP)
Indiana guard Anthony Johnson pleaded no contest Friday to a count of misdemeanor assault and battery stemming from last season's Pacers-Pistons brawl . Johnson, one of five Indiana players, is scheduled for a sentencing hearing Oct. 7. Jury selection was to have started Friday. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.
Heat re-sign Shandon Anderson (AP)
The Miami Heat re-signed free agent swingman Shandon Anderson on Monday. Anderson, who originally signed with the Heat on Nov. 14, averaged 3.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 65 games with Miami and New York last season. For his nine-year NBA career, the defense-minded Anderson has averaged 7.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
Report: Lakers' Divac to retire (AP)
Los Angeles Lakers center Vlade Divac plans to retire as a player but will remain with the team as an assistant coach and scout, a Serbian newspaper reported Friday. ``It is enough,'' Divac told the Blic daily. ``No, I won't play the next season. I'll work for the Lakers as an assistant coach and an international scout.'' The 37-year-old Divac, who returned to the Lakers last season, underwent back...
Cavs sign Alan Henderson (AP)
Free agent forward Alan Henderson signed a one-year contract Saturday with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who added another veteran to support LeBron James in hopes of making the playoffs. The 32-year-old Henderson spent last season with Dallas after playing nine seasons for the Atlanta Hawks. ``Alan is a proven veteran with playoff experience who will be a valuable asset to us on the floor and in the...
Union appeals Tkachuk suspension (AP)
The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on behalf of St. Louis Blues forward Keith Tkachuk, who was suspended Friday for failing his physical. Blues general manager Larry Pleau said he was aware of the grievance but did not know any particulars, and wouldn't have discussed the situation if he had read the appeal.
Lightning win first game since Cup (AP)
Martin St. Louis broke a tie with a power-play goal early in the third period and added two assists to help the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning beat Detroit 5-3 on Monday night in the exhibition opener for both teams. Fredrik Modin had two goals and an assist for Tampa Bay and Brad Richards and Evgeny Artyukhin also scored.
Heatley has two assists in Sens debut (AP)
Jason Spezza had a goal and two assists to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Dany Heatley also had two assists in his first game for Ottawa. He was acquired from Atlanta in a trade for Marian Hossa last month.
Bondra signs with Thrashers (AP)
Unrestricted free agent Peter Bondra signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday. The deal was thought to include a base salary of around $500,000 and he could earn another $2.9 million if the Thrashers win the Stanley Cup. Bondra reported to Thrashers training camp when it opened last Tuesday and has been working out with the team.
Former Devils owner McMullen dies (AP)
John J. McMullen, former owner of the New Jersey Devils and the Houston Astros, died Friday at 87. The cause of death was not released by the Devils. McMullen was credited with bringing NHL hockey to New Jersey, acquiring the Colorado franchise in 1982 and moving it to the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Under his ownership, the team won two Stanley Cups.
Coach Gretzky sees G Boucher get hurt (AP)
Wayne Gretzky got an early lesson in the harsh realities of coaching. Unexpected twists can ruin a good night. Gretzky's Phoenix Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in his coaching debut on Friday night. But goalie Brian Boucher left with a groin injury that occurred after the preseason opener ended. ``I know there are going to be days that are going to be disappointing, as tonight is with `Boosch'...
New Hampshire observations
Sunday's Chase kickoff provided an opening shot to be remembered.
Robby Gordon among those fined by NASCAR (SportsTicker)
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Ticker) - Robby Gordon's helmet-throwing incident proved costly.
Gordon, Kahne avoid suspension, only fined for New Hampshire outbursts (AP)
Robby Gordon and Kasey Kahne avoided suspensions Monday when NASCAR penalized them for road-rage incidents in New Hampshire.
Newman outduels Stewart for first Chase win (AP)
Ryan Newman hadn't won a NASCAR Nextel Cup race in a year and it looked as if he lost another opportunity when Tony Stewart muscled past him with nine laps to go at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Tempers flare during New Hampshire race (AP)
NASCAR was threatening very heavy penalties Sunday after tempers ran hot during the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Newman edges Stewart in chippy NASCAR Sylvania 300 (SportsTicker)
Defending champion crashes early in race (AP)
A second-lap crash cost defending NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch dearly Sunday, relegating him to a 35th-place finish and last place in the Chase for the championship.
Peugeot racer killed during Wales rally (AP)
Peugeot co-driver Michael Park was killed during the Wales Rally GB on Sunday after his car went off the course and hit a tree. The 39-year-old Englishman sustained fatal injuries during the 17-mile, 15th stage, organizers said. Markko Martin, the driver, was not injured. Peugeot said Martin struck a tree on the right side of the car.
Crawford edges Setzer in Truck Series Sylvania 200 (SportsTicker)