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NEWS FROM 2005-09-21
White Sox Beat Indians 7-6 in 10 Innings (AP)
AP - Joe Crede hit two homers, including a game-winning shot leading off the 10th inning, and the Chicago White Sox stopped their slide Tuesday night with a 7-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Sacramento Monarchs Win First WNBA Title (AP)
AP - Yolanda Griffith had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sacramento Monarchs won their first championship with a 62-59 victory over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Rockies Trounce Padres, 20-1 (AP)
AP - The Padres in the playoffs? It really could happen, hysterical as that notion might seem after the show they put on Tuesday night.
Giants Top Nationals; Bonds Hits 706th HR (AP)
AP - Barry Bonds turned jeers to cheers with an upper-deck homer in his 2005 road debut, then drew a walk before Moises Alou's go-ahead, three-run shot in the ninth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Red Sox Trounce Devil Rays, 15-2 (AP)
AP - David Ortiz hit his AL-leading 45th and 46th homers and drove in four runs Tuesday night to help Curt Schilling and the Boston Red Sox hang on to first place in the AL East with a 15-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Haslett: Game Put Saints at Disadvantage (AP)
AP - Now that he's been through the experience of playing a "home" game on the road, and came away a loser, New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett is furious about it all.
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.
Alou, Bonds homer as Giants edge Nationals (Reuters)
Reuters - Moises Alou hit a three-run go-ahead
home run in the ninth inning and Barry Bonds belted career
homer No. 706 as the San Francisco Giants edged the Washington
Nationals 4-3 in National League play Tuesday at RFK Stadium.
U.S., Brazil Win at Under-17 World Cup (AP)
AP - Ofori Sarkodie, Kile Nakazawa and Ryan Soroka scored second-half goals Tuesday to lead the United States past Italy 3-1 and clinch a berth in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 World Championship
Wild Defeat Sabres 6-3 (AP)
AP - Pascal Dupuis had a goal and three assists, and the Minnesota Wild scored six unanswered goals in the final two periods to beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 Tuesday night.
With 18 NFL teams at 1-1, figuring out who belongs in this week's Top 12 was no easy task.
NFL's Katrina telethon raises $5 million (AP)
A fund-raising telethon that featured more than 30 current and former NFL players raised $5 million for the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund in about 6 1/2 hours. Monday night's telethon was part of the NFL's ``Hurricane Relief Weekend'' and coincided with a special ``Monday Night Football'' doubleheader on ABC and ESPN.
Ravens' Boller likely out another month (AP)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller is likely to be out until the end of October with his injured right toe. Team officials said Tuesday that Boller will not require surgery on the toe, but will need at least another three weeks to heal. The earliest he could return is Oct. 16 against the Cleveland Browns.
Saints lose to Giants in 'home opener' (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, 14-13 (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...
Larry Johnson's assault case postponed (AP)
Larry Johnson's assault case was postponed Tuesday until Nov. 29, despite objections by the lawyer for the Kansas City running back. Johnson was cited for domestic abuse assault last week after an altercation with his girlfriend at a bar. A court date was set for Tuesday. A city prosecutor asked for a continuance, saying a witness was not in court.
Test on Jets RB Martin's knee negative (AP)
Jets running back Curtis Martin should be able to play this weekend against Jacksonville after an MRI on his strained right knee came back negative. The team was encouraged with the test result, which was revealed Tuesday. Coach Herman Edwards will address the injury Wednesday. Martin was injured in a 17-7 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Parker helps France stun Serbs (AP)
Tony Parker played his best game of the tournament Tuesday as France stunned Serbia-Montenegro 74-71 to reach the quarterfinals of the European Championship. Parker, the point guard for the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, had 13 points and Antoine Rigaudeau added 14 against the defending world champions.
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...
Blazers sign G Blake to offer sheet (AP)
The Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent guard Steve Blake to an offer sheet on Monday. Blake, 25, has spent the last two seasons with the Washington Wizards, who have until Sept. 28 to match the Trail Blazers' offer. The 6-foot-3 Blake, a member of Maryland's 2002 NCAA championship team, averaged 4.3 points in 44 games last season.
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.
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.
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...
Coyotes lose in Gretzky's debut (AP)
Wayne Gretzky stepped behind the Phoenix bench for the first time Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough as the Coyotes lost 8-4 to the Los Angeles Kings. Craig Conroy and Valeri Bure scored two goals each, Pavol Demitra had a goal and three assists to lead the Kings. Gretzky drew generous applause from a sparse crowd announced at 7,219 when he came out of the tunnel before the first period.
Red Wings expect Datsyuk to re-sign (AP)
The Detroit Red Wings expect restricted free agent center Pavel Datsyuk to re-sign with the club this weekend, general manager Ken Holland said Tuesday. Datsyuk and his agent, Gary Greenstin, have been negotiating since before the NHL lockout began on Sept. 16, 2004. Holland said Greenstin told him Monday, ``We have a deal.'' Holland said he spoke Tuesday with the 27-year-old Russian.
Avs' Hejduk to miss start of season (AP)
Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk will miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his right knee. ``The procedure went really well and a full recovery is expected,'' Colorado trainer Matt Sokolowski said Tuesday. Hejduk will be out for at least four weeks, the team said. The NHL season begins Oct.
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.
Zhitnik nets two as Isles top Rangers (AP)
Alexei Zhitnik scored twice to lead the New York Islanders over the New York Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Alexei Yashin, Jason Blake and rookie defenseman Chris Campoli also scored for the Islanders, who got 14 saves and an assist from starting goalie Rick DiPietro, and seven more saves from Garth Snow.
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.
LOUDON, N.H. – This year's Chase left New Hampshire with a bit of a black eye.
Stewart wrecks during Charlotte test, drivers complain about track surface (AP)
NASCAR points leader Tony Stewart crashed during a test session at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Tuesday, raising serious questions about the track surface.
Jarrett gets Parrott back as crew chief (AP)
After failing to qualify either Elliott Sadler or Dale Jarrett for NASCAR's playoffs, Robert Yates Racing shook the teams up Tuesday and sent crew chief Todd Parrott back to work with Jarrett.
Robert Yates Racing makes personnel changes (SportsTicker)
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) - With neither of their two cars qualifying for the "Chase for the Championship," Robert Yates Racing decided to try something new.
Gordon auctioning off helmet for Katrina fund (AP)
Robby Gordon is auctioning off the helmet he threw at Michael Waltrip, with all proceeds going to a relief fund for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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.