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NEWS FROM 2005-10-27
Chisox Win First World Series Since 1917 (AP)
AP - The Chicago White Sox are World Series champions again at last, and yet another epic streak of futility is not just wiped away but swept away.
Jermaine Dye Named World Series MVP (AP)
AP - Jermaine Dye drove in the first run of the World Series for the Chicago White Sox, and the last. From start to finish, he certainly was the most valuable player.
Predators Set Sights on Rest of Season (AP)
AP - Now that the zero is gone from the Nashville Predators' loss column, Tennessee's suddenly good hockey team can look toward building the streak it really wants.
Packers Managing Despite Injuries (AP)
AP - Packers coach Mike Sherman began his midweek news conference by getting any injury-related questions out of the way.
Vitt Carries on for Rams in Martz Absence (AP)
AP - Joe Vitt spent most of his first 26 seasons as an NFL assistant coach hidden behind the scenes.
Dorsey likely to start in place of injured Smith for 49ers (Reuters)
Reuters - Reserve quarterback Ken
Dorsey will likely start for the injured Alex Smith when the
San Francisco 49ers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Miami Heat owner Arison elected NBA board chairman (AFP)
AFP - Micky Arison, managing general partner of the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat, was elected as the new chairman of the NBA Board of Governors.
White Sox another example of AL superiority (USATODAY.com)
USATODAY.com - For the second straight season, an American League team has thoroughly dominated an NL team in the World Series. This year the White Sox won four consecutive games against the Astros – and they did it a different way each time.
Klinsmann Remains Firm on California (AP)
AP - Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann won't be moving out of California despite criticism from Bundesliga coaches.
Report: Mantha May Fight OHL Suspension (AP)
AP - Former NHL player Moe Mantha is considering legal action against the major junior hockey league that suspended him for hazing and player fighting last week, the Toronto Sun reported .
All indications in St. Louis point to Mike Martz not returning as the Rams' head coach in 2006.
Patriots' Bruschi hopes to play Sunday (AP)
Tedy Bruschi handled the hits his teammates dished out in practice. Whether he'll get a chance for more contact in Sunday night's game remains uncertain. The energetic catalyst of the New England Patriots' defense who had a mild stroke 8 1/2 months ago must await coach Bill Belichick's decision whether he'll play against the Buffalo Bills.
Raiders LG Walker has emergency surgery (AP)
Oakland Raiders starting left guard Langston Walker had emergency surgery to repair a hemorrhage in his stomach. Walker complained of pain in his abdominal area Tuesday, then the team's training staff quickly got him to a doctor. The 6-foot-8, 345-pound lineman had an arthroscopic procedure later in the day and is expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks.
Ravens' Ray Lewis, Ed Reed out this week (AP)
Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed -- the past two NFL Defensive Players of the Year -- have been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Baltimore (2-4) will also be without fullback Alan Ricard (calf) against Pittsburgh (4-2). Quarterback Kyle Boller, out for five games since hyperextending his right big toe in the season opener, is listed...
49ers' Dorsey likely to start for Smith (AP)
Ken Dorsey was among the last players off the San Francisco 49ers' practice field Wednesday, a bag of footballs slung over his sweaty shoulder following his usual post-practice throwing session. Even though Dorsey probably will start for the 49ers on Sunday in place of injured rookie Alex Smith, the recent third-string quarterback is sticking to his routine of extra work and additional...
Dilfer still Browns' starter (AP)
Browns quarterback Trent Dilfer will start Sunday's game against winless Houston after getting the ``benefit of the doubt'' from Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel. Dilfer has had two straight poor performances for the Browns (2-4), who are a 2-point underdog this week against the Texans. Last Sunday, Dilfer completed 10 of 19 passes for 73 yards and threw three interceptions in a 13-10 loss to the...
Testaverde to keep starting job for Jets (AP)
Vinny Testaverde has hit the turf more times than he cares to think about, and his right calf is aching. Still, he believes he can help the Jets' offense turn itself around. So does coach Herman Edwards. True to his word, Edwards avoided any prolonged controversy when he said Wednesday thatTestaverde would start Nov.
Favre wonders if he has any magic left (AP)
Even Brett Favre isn't sure he's got the magic to pull the Green Bay Packers back from the brink. The Packers are 1-5 and injuries have devastated the three-time defending NFC North champs who are without their top two running backs and three of their top wide receivers. ``I feel like when I'm on the field I will always have a chance to help this team win and will be the difference,'' Favre said...
Cadillac practices, hopes to play (AP)
Carnell ``Cadillac'' Williams practiced Wednesday and was optimistic about the prospect of returning from a foot sprain when Tampa Bay faces San Francisco on Sunday. The rookie running back has missed the past two games after injuring his left arch against Buffalo on Sept. 18. He carried the ball 37 times to key a win over Green Bay the following week, but has been hobbled since.
Cards' McCown gets fourth straight start (AP)
Josh McCown got Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green's nod Wednesday to start against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend. Green wouldn't reveal his reasons for picking the fourth-year quarterback over two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner and said McCown's being a native Texan pumped up to play in Texas Stadium could be a plus or a minus.
The pressure is really on for 10 players and coaches in the NBA, including three figures in Lakerland.
Hornets trade Magloire to Bucks (AP)
The New Orleans Hornets traded center Jamaal Magloire to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in exchange for forward Desmond Mason, an unconditional first-round pick in the 2006 draft and cash. Magloire, an All-Star two seasons ago, averaged 11.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in 23 games for the Hornets last season.
Duhon hurt in Bulls' loss to Wolves (AP)
The NBA's best sixth man may be headed to the starting lineup. The Chicago Bulls lost guard Chris Duhon to a neck injury in Wednesday night's 100-92 exhibition loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Duhon was carried off the floor on a stretcher after being fouled by Eddie Griffin on a drive to the basket late in the first period.
Bobcats get F Jumaine Jones from Lakers (AP)
The Charlotte Bobcats acquired forward Jumaine Jones on Wednesday from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a future second-round pick. Jones, who averaged 7.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and shot .391 from 3-point range last season, will give Charlotte much-needed depth at small forward. Gerald Wallace is the starter and second-year player Bernard Robinson has not challenged him for playing time.
Rockets beat Jazz without McGrady (AP)
Yao Ming and David Wesley each scored 19 points to help lead the Houston Rockets to an 88-80 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Tracy McGrady sat out the game with tendinitis in both knees. McGrady is expected to return for the Rockets final preseason game against New Orleans at Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Felton has 20 points, Bobcats top Pacers (AP)
The Charlotte Bobcats gave rookie Raymond Felton one last warmup before the NBA season begins, letting him close out the final minutes of their last preseason game. Felton showed natural jitters with the game on the line, but stepped up to hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to help Charlotte to a 109-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Iverson to miss 76ers' preseason finale (AP)
Allen Iverson will not play in the Philadelphia 76ers' preseason finale in San Antonio on Thursday night because of soreness in his right knee. Iverson has missed three preseason games, including a loss to New York on Tuesday night. The 76ers will open the regular season Tuesday night against Milwaukee.
Arison to chair Board of Governors (AP)
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison was elected chairman of the NBA's Board of Governors on Wednesday, replacing Phoenix Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo. ``I'm looking forward to an interesting period,'' Arison said. ``We have a lot of opportunities obviously for the league and a lot of challenges, and I look forward to working with the league office to help in any way I can.'' Colangelo, who served two...
The new-look NHL turns 100 games old in the latest installment of the Power Rankings.
Foote, Jackets hand Predators first loss (AP)
Adam Foote ruined Nashville's perfect season with a flick of his wrist. Foote scored on a short-handed rush 35 seconds into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over Nashville on Wednesday night that snapped the Predators' season-opening, eight-game winning streak. ``I just said to the guys, 'When certain things end you've got to get back on the horse and start all over...
Brodeur injured in 6-3 loss to Lightning (AP)
The only good news to come out of the New Jersey Devils' loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning concerned Martin Brodeur's right knee. The Devils' two-time Vezina Trophy winner left with 6:50 remaining, and New Jersey's one-goal deficit turned to three in a 6-3 loss to the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night.
Bertuzzi sure to hear it in Denver (AP)
The fans were buzzing about an exciting win as they walked up the stairs to the concourse that would take them to the parking lot. With the excitement of Colorado's 5-3 victory over Edmonton still in the air on Tuesday night, the public-address announcer had one last bit of housecleaning to take care of: ``Join us Thursday night, when the Avalanche takes on the Vancouver Canucks,'' he said.
Cullen lifts Carolina over Boston in OT (AP)
The Carolina Hurricanes are making a habit of coming from behind. For the second straight game, they pulled out a victory after trailing by two goals. ``It's definitely not the scenario we want every night,'' center Eric Staal said. ``But we're going to take the wins as they come.'' Matt Cullen reached around Nick Boynton to knock in his second goal of the game, helping the Hurricanes rally for a...
Marleau's OT goal helps Sharks top Stars (AP)
Marco Sturm rescued San Jose from the brink of another defeat, then Patrick Marleau ended the Sharks' four-game losing streak with a burst in overtime. Marleau's breakaway goal 3:20 into overtime lifted San Jose to a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. ``We're finally getting some breaks,'' Marleau said.
Giguere sharp as Ducks beat Flames (AP)
Jean-Sebastien Giguere is healthy again, and so is the Anaheim Mighty Ducks' power play. Giguere made 25 saves after missing three games because of a groin strain, and Anaheim got power-play goals from Joffrey Lupul, Keith Carney and Teemu Selanne in a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Heward's PP goal lifts Caps over Sabres (AP)
The Washington Capitals put together an impressive victory and gave goalie Olaf Kolzig a much-needed breather in the process. Kolzig only needed to make 15 saves, and Jamie Heward broke a tie on a two-man power play early in the third period in Washington's 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
Quinn, Carlyle fined for ripping refs (AP)
Toronto coach Pat Quinn and Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle were fined an undisclosed amount Wednesday by the NHL for recent comments about the game and officiating. Quinn criticized officials after a 9-1 victory over Atlanta on Oct. 14. The game included two third-period brawls that led to 109 penalty minutes.
Penguins' winless streak hits nine games (AP)
The hurricane-weary Florida Panthers had plenty on their minds besides hockey, but still had enough to rally and win on a night Sidney Crosby seemed determined to get Pittsburgh's first victory of the season by himself. Stephen Weiss' slap shot from the right faceoff dot eluded Pittsburgh goalie Jocelyn Thibault on a power play 53 seconds into overtime and the Panthers extended the Penguins'...
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon's win on Sunday just didn't mean as much as his late-season victories usually do.
Marlin to join MB2 Motorsports, Wimmer out at Bill Davis Racing (AP)
Sterling Marlin was hired to drive for MB2 Motorsports next season, and the team will let him switch his car number to 14 in memory of his late father.
Homestead track escapes brunt of Wilma, will host season finale (AP)
Homestead-Miami Speedway sustained some damage from the strong winds of Hurricane Wilma, but next month's season-ending NASCAR race will go on as scheduled, the track president said Tuesday.
Gordon gets early start on team rebuilding (AP)
Jeff Gordon is out of the Chase for the championship, and thinks he deserves to be. These days, while he breaks in a new crew chief, Gordon talks a lot about being better next year.
Stewart, Johnson dabble in mind games amid title chase (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Stewart, Johnson play pre-race head games (AP)
The mind games started way before Sunday.
Jeff Gordon wins Subway 500; Stewart remains atop standings (SportsTicker)
Bowyer wins NASCAR Busch Series Sam's Town 250 (SportsTicker)
Bowyer rallies to win Sam's Town 250 (AP)
Clint Bowyer won his second Busch Series race of the season, rallying from deep in the field to win the Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday.