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NEWS FROM 2005-09-27
Broncos Stampede Chiefs 30-10 (AP)
AP - Mike Anderson ran for a 44-yard touchdown and Rod Smith became the first undrafted player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards receiving Monday night, as the Denver Broncos handled the Kansas City Chiefs from start to finish in a 30-10 victory.
No. 10 Tenn. Beats No. 4 LSU 30-27 in OT (AP)
AP - Rick Clausen and Tennessee refused to be part of LSU's feel-good story. Gerald Riggs Jr. pushed into the end zone from a yard out in overtime to give the 10th-ranked Volunteers a 30-27 comeback win Monday night in the Tigers' long-awaited, hurricane-delayed home opener.
Angels Closing in on AL Division Crown (AP)
AP - The Los Angeles Angels closed in on another division title, and rain wreaked some havoc in the AL East race.
Padres Lose Another Game Off NL West Lead (AP)
AP - Brian Giles lost the ball, and Trevor Hoffman lost the lead. By now, plenty of people are wondering if something else is going to slip away from the San Diego Padres.
MLB Players Back Stiffer Steroids Penalty (AP)
AP - Baseball players are willing to again toughen the sport's drug policy, offering to accept a 20-game penalty instead of 10 days for first-time steroid offenders along with tests for amphetamine use.
Broncos Rod Smith Reaches 10,000 Yards (AP)
AP - Rod Smith never heard his named called on draft day. He spent his first NFL season on the practice squad. Twelve years later, he produced yet another example of how far an underdog can go if he works hard and refuses to quit.
NBA Reschedules Preseason Games (AP)
AP - The New Orleans Hornets announced Monday they will play two of their preseason games at their temporary home at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.
Yankees crush Orioles to edge ahead of Red Sox (Reuters)
Reuters - Randy Johnson tossed six scoreless
innings and Jason Giambi belted a three-run homer as the New
York Yankees pounded the Baltimore Orioles 11-3 at Camden Yards
on Monday to take over top spot in the AL East.
U.S. Knocked Out of Under-17 Championship (AP)
AP - The United States was eliminated from the FIFA Under-17 World Championship on Monday, losing 2-0 to Netherlands in a quarterfinal round game.
Capitals Get Jeff Friesen From Devils (AP)
AP - Left wing Jeff Friesen was traded to the Washington Capitals by the New Jersey Devils on Monday for a conditional 2006 draft pick.
The knockout blow?
If Rodney Harrison is out for an extended period of time, you can count out the Patriots for a third straight title.
Source: Pennington out for the season (AP)
For years, Jets quarterback Chad Pennington was a boy wonder. Now, he's simply a cause for wonder. Pennington is out for the season after tearing his right rotator cuff for the second time in less than a year, The Associated Press learned Monday night. The injury was confirmed by a person with knowledge of his condition, but who declined to be identified because the team had not made an official...
Broncos easily handle Chiefs (AP)
It was a milestone game for Rod Smith and a pretty memorable night for the rest of the Denver Broncos, too. Mike Anderson ran for a 44-yard touchdown and Smith became the first undrafted player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards receiving, as the Broncos handled the Kansas City Chiefs from start to finish in a 30-10 victory Monday night.
Clock error aids NE in win over Steelers (AP)
A clock error added 52 seconds to the fourth quarter of the Patriots-Steelers game Sunday. The extra time aided the Patriots during a winning drive that ended with Adam Vinatieri's 43-yard field goal with 1 second remaining. The Patriots won 23-20, their fourth victory against the Steelers in five games since 2001, including AFC championship game victories during the 2001 and 2004 seasons.
Titans RB Henry suspended four games (AP)
The Tennessee Titans lost their insurance policy for oft-injured Chris Brown when the NFL suspended running back Travis Henry for four weeks Monday for violating the league's substance abuse policy. At least the suspension without pay, which began immediately, gives the Titans salary cap relief to find a replacement.
Akers likely out, McNabb uncertain (AP)
The Philadelphia Eagles already dealt with plenty of distractions. Now they have to overcome a few injuries. David Akers probably will miss Philadelphia's game at Kansas City next week because of a torn hamstring, while Donovan McNabb's status is uncertain. Akers, who collapsed to the ground in pain after the opening kickoff, fought through the injury to make a 23-yard field goal with 9 seconds left...
Bills LB Spikes out for season (AP)
When Buffalo's Takeo Spikes sat on the field in pain and slammed his helmet to the ground, everyone knew something was wrong. When the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker had tears in his eyes while carted to the training room, everyone knew it was serious. Spikes, who has never missed a game due to injury in his seven-plus NFL seasons, is out for the year with a torn right Achilles' tendon.
Warner to miss game in Mexico City (AP)
Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will miss Arizona's upcoming game in Mexico City with a right groin strain. Warner, the biggest free agent acquisition in the Cardinals' attempt to quickly end their losing ways, was hurt Sunday while scrambling after the pocket broke down in the second quarter at Seattle.
Jags' Henderson accused of battery (AP)
A former live-in girlfriend of Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle John Henderson told police that he kicked in her front door earlier this month and threw her around the apartment when she refused to have sex. Valerie Denise Jones, 26, said Henderson came to her apartment early Sept. 16 after she didn't take his calls, according to a police report.
Two Vikings arrested after scuffle (AP)
Minnesota Vikings linemen Bryant McKinnie and rookie Marcus Johnson were arrested in connection with a scuffle at a gas station early Monday. McKinnie, Minnesota's starting left tackle, was held on suspicion of disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process. He was freed on $50 bail. Johnson, a second-round draft pick from Mississippi who started at right guard in Sunday's 33-16 win over New...
Wizards draftee Blatche shot (AP)
Washington Wizards rookie forward Andray Blatche was shot during an attempted carjacking and remained hospitalized Monday. ``The information that we have received is that Andray was a victim of a carjacking,'' president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld said. ``We have spoken to Andray and the doctors have informed us that he is in good condition and is doing well.'' Blatche's mother, Angela...
Greece handles Nowitzki, wins Euro title (AP)
Greece beat Germany 78-62 Sunday to win its second European Championship, frustrating Dirk Nowitzki with strong defense and getting 22 points from Theodoros Papaloukas. Nowitzki, the tournament's MVP, scored 23 points but was only 1-for-8 from 3-point range. The Dallas Mavericks star had nine rebounds but four turnovers.
Wolves sign free agent guard Frahm (AP)
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed former Gonzaga guard Richie Frahm on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound perimeter shooting specialist averaged 3.8 points and 11.6 minutes in 43 games for Portland last season, his second in the NBA. Frahm played for Seattle in 2003-04 after playing overseas the previous two years.
Oberto, another Argentinian, joins Spurs (AP)
Fabricio Oberto wore a sad smile while speaking longingly of the luxury Porsche SUV he had to dispose of in Spain earlier this summer. His new ride is a four-door Dodge station wagon more functional than flamboyant. His villa in the lively city of Valencia is empty now, too, his wife and baby daughter having already abandoned the Mediterranean coast to relocate deep in the heart of Texas.
Artest, O'Neal, Jackson given probation (AP)
Indiana Pacers players Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson were sentenced to a year's probation Friday, plus 60 hours of community service and $250 fines for their roles in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history. The three -- all of whom entered pleas of no contest -- were also ordered to undergo anger management counseling, although Oakland County assistant prosecutor John...
Heat sign Gary Payton to one-year deal (AP)
Once again, Gary Payton couldn't turn down Shaquille O'Neal. Payton signed a $1.1 million, one-year contract with the Miami Heat on Thursday -- a move that begins a reunion with O'Neal, who lured him to the Los Angeles Lakers two seasons ago for what ultimately was a failed title run. Now the duo is determined to get Payton -- a nine-time All-Star entering his 16th NBA season -- his first title.
Bulls sign Songalia, wait on Curry (AP)
The Chicago Bulls signed free agent Darius Songaila to a two-year contract Friday that will reportedly pay him $2.2 million next season. Songaila spent two seasons with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds last season. The 6-foot-8 Songaila has an option for 2006-07, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Capitals acquire LW Friesen from Devils (AP)
Left wing Jeff Friesen was traded to the Washington Capitals by the New Jersey Devils on Monday for a conditional 2006 draft pick. The deal gives the Capitals a proven forward and allows the Devils to trim salary so they can get under the NHL's new $39 million cap. Friesen is set to make $2.28 million this season.
Forsberg, Hatcher practice with Flyers (AP)
Peter Forsberg and Derian Hatcher, both sidelined for most of training camp by injuries, practiced Monday with the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time. Forsberg skated on Friday but hadn't practiced since having surgery to remove a bursa sack from his right ankle earlier this month. Hatcher was sidelined with a sprained left knee, an injury sustained Sept.
Red Wings sign Datsyuk (AP)
Pavel Datsyuk is back with the Detroit Red Wings, spurning the chance to go home to play in Russia. Datsyuk signed a two-year contract on Monday that will pay him $3.9 million per season. ``We're obviously very happy that we got Pavel back,'' Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. ``He's a talented young player that had a very good year for us two years ago, and we're hoping for more of the...
Rangers G Blackburn retires (AP)
New York Rangers goalie Dan Blackburn retired Sunday, citing permanent nerve damage in his left shoulder from an injury sustained in 2003. The Rangers' first-round pick in the 2001 NHL entry draft, Blackburn hurt his shoulder before the start of training camp in 2003 and missed the entire 2003-04 season.
Sens win first preseason sellout (AP)
Brandon Bochenski had three goals and an assist and linemate Jason Spezza added a goal and three assists to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 7-4 exhibition victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night. Bochenski scored two power-play goals in the first period, helping the Senators to a 4-1 lead.
DOVER, Del. – Jimmie Johnson soared, Roush Racing stumbled and Bart Simpson entertained at Dover on Sunday.
Johnson's crew chief never felt like also-ran (AP)
Jimmie Johnson's crew chief never thought his race team was anything but a top-notch outfit.
Johnson wins MBNA RacePoints 400, takes over standings lead (SportsTicker)
Helton lays down the law (AP)
NASCAR president Mike Helton, dissatisfied with recent driver conduct, said offenders could be seriously punished for violations in Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway.
Bodine makes late pass, wins NASCAR Trucks Las Vegas 350 (SportsTicker)
Todd Bodine wins NASCAR Craftsman Truck race (AP)
Todd Bodine passed Ted Musgrave on the final lap in a green-white-checker finish Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory of the season.
Ryan Newman wins fourth straight Busch Series race (SportsTicker)
Angelelli and Taylor win again in Rolex series at Watkins Glen (AP)
Max Angelelli and Wayne Taylor beat Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz by 0.473 seconds Saturday after Angelelli hit a woodchuck with three laps to go in the Crown Royal 250 at Watkins Glen International. It was their second win in a month on the historic road course and fifth victory of the season, one off the Rolex Sports Car Series record for Daytona Prototypes.
Newman ties Busch record, sets Dover mark (AP)
Moonlighting Ryan Newman tied a NASCAR Busch Series record by winning in his fourth consecutive start this season, a dominant performance in a wreck-filled race Saturday at Dover International Speedway.