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No. 8 UCLA Escapes Stanford 30-27 in OT (AP)
AP - UCLA is still unbeaten, thanks to the come-from-behind Bruins' most unlikely escape yet. Brandon Breazell caught a 23-yard TD pass from Drew Olson in overtime after No. 8 UCLA scored 21 points in the final 7:04 of regulation to beat stunned Stanford 30-27 on Saturday.
No. 7 LSU Rockets Past North Texas 56-3 (AP)
AP - Shyrone Carey ran for two scores and fellow backup tailback Justin Vincent added a TD run as No. 7 LSU rolled past North Texas 56-3 Saturday night in a game that had been postponed by Hurricane Katrina.
S.C. Edges Past No. 23 Volunteers 16-15 (AP)
AP - Steve Spurrier brought a different team to Tennessee and left with a familiar result. Josh Brown kicked a 49-yard field goal with 2:45 left and South Carolina held on to beat the No. 23 Volunteers 16-15 on Saturday night.
Saint Liam Wins Breeders' Cup Classic (AP)
AP - Saint Liam came through in the Breeders' Cup Classic and probably wrapped up Horse of the Year honors Saturday at Belmont Park with a stirring victory in America's richest race.
Los Angeles Dodgers Fire General Manager (AP)
AP - Paul DePodesta was fired as general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Team owner Frank McCourt cited the team's lack of success as the reason DePodesta was let go.
Struggling Pats May Get Help From Bruschi (AP)
AP - Tedy Bruschi could help the New England Patriots solve one of their major problems — big plays against their injury-plagued defense. The Pro Bowl linebacker might even do it Sunday night.
Don't Expect Pacers' Ron Artest to Change (AP)
AP - Some folks know Ron Artest only from the TV clip that played incessantly last fall, a brawl with Detroit fans that got the Indiana Pacers forward tossed out of the NBA for the rest of the season.
Braves Name Roger McDowell Pitching Coach (AP)
AP - The Atlanta Braves named Roger McDowell their pitching coach on Saturday, replacing Leo Mazzone.
Galaxy Ties With Quakes, Reaches WCC (AP)
AP - The Los Angeles Galaxy reached the Western Conference Championships after a 1-1 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night, advancing on aggregate goals in the two-game series.
Laperriere Helps Avalanche Nip Canucks 4-3 (AP)
AP - Ian Laperriere scored on a breakaway in overtime Saturday to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over Vancouver on another no-win night for Todd Bertuzzi and the Canucks.
A true NFL giant
Days after the passing of legendary owner Wellington Mara, the Giants face the Redskins in a crucial NFC East showdown.
Patriots' Bruschi eligible to play (AP)
The New England Patriots activated linebacker Tedy Bruschi from the physically unable to perform list on Saturday afternoon, making him eligible to play in Sunday night's game against the Buffalo Bills. Coach Bill Belichick has said that once Bruschi was on the active roster, he would be treated like any other player.
NFL out in force for Mara services (AP)
On a crisp autumn morning, perfect for the game he loved, New York Giants owner Wellington Mara was revered Friday as a peerless father, friend and football man at a service packed with luminaries from across an extraordinary career. Mara's coffin sat in the aisle of St. Patrick's Cathedral flanked by the two most important groups in his long life: his wife, Ann, their 11 children and an assortment...
Reggie White heads Hall of Fame nominees (AP)
Reggie White, a two-time NFL defensive player of the year who died last year at 43, heads a list of players, coaches and contributors eligible for induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. White is eligible for the first time along with quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Warren Moon. Other first-year eligible players include running back Thurman Thomas, wide receiver Andre Reed and offensive lineman...
Ravens 'embrace' underdog role (AP)
Beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh on a Monday night is imposing enough, even for a healthy team playing well. But the last-place Baltimore Ravens are missing several key players, haven't won on the road in 11 months and are averaging an NFL-worst 11 1/2 points a game. So what possible chance do they have of defeating their archrivals, who have won 10 straight at home on Monday night?
Carswell upgraded to serious condition (AP)
Denver Broncos offensive lineman Dwayne Carswell was upgraded to serious condition Friday, a day after having his spleen removed and undergoing other surgery after a five-car traffic accident on his way to practice. ``He's doing better, a lot better,'' coach Mike Shanahan said. ``They think he will be able to sit up soon.
Bills' McGee agrees to 4-year extension (AP)
Cornerback Terrence McGee signed a four-year contract extension Friday, allowing the Buffalo Bills to lock up their No. 2 pass defender and Pro Bowl kickoff returner through 2009. McGee's agent Terry Bolar told The Associated Press the deal was worth $18 million and includes a $5 million signing bonus.
49ers to start Dorsey at QB vs. Bucs (AP)
The NFC's worst offense will have a new starting quarterback, Ken Dorsey, on Sunday when it faces the NFL's top-ranked defense. Dorsey, San Francisco's No. 3 quarterback eight days ago, will start for the 49ers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in place of injured rookie Alex Smith. Smith missed practice again Thursday with strained ligaments in his right knee, and coach Mike Nolan said that means...
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.
Reebok drops Hall for wearing Nikes (AP)
Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall lost his endorsement deal with Reebok after wearing cleats with the Nike swoosh during a Monday night game. ``Effective immediately, DeAngelo Hall will no longer be a Reebok-endorsed athlete,'' John Lynch, vice president of sports marketing for Reebok, said in a statement.
Too hot to handle?
ORLANDO, Fla. – Stan Van Gundy must create the right chemistry with the Heat's volatile mix of talent and egos.
Marquee coaches in spotlight, Spurs rule (AP)
Out on the West Coast, the NBA's Zen master has returned home from a yearlong sabbatical, accepting a task sure to disturb his implacable cool. On the other coast, Brooklyn's wayward son finally has his dream job, moving into Madison Square Garden for the ultimate stop in a lifetime of wandering. And in the heart of Texas, geographically smack-dab between the Lakers' Phil Jackson and the Knicks'...
Don't expect Artest to change (AP)
Some folks know Ron Artest only from the TV clip that played incessantly last fall, a brawl with Detroit fans that got the Indiana Pacers forward tossed out of the NBA for the rest of the season. To them, he's a thug, an out-of-control athlete who symbolizes everything wrong with the NBA -- all of professional sports, really.
Bryant, Lakers close preseason with win (AP)
Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 24 points, including a crucial field goal with 45 seconds to play, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings 105-103 on Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams. Bryant, who had 17 in the second half, put the Lakers up 101-98 with his final field goal.
Magic's Hill to miss up to six weeks (AP)
All-Star forward Grant Hill was expected to miss three to six weeks after he has surgery for a sports hernia. Hill, the Orlando Magic's second-leading scorer last season, saw several specialists after he was pulled from the lineup Oct. 19. The club said Thursday that Dr. William Myers would operate next week in Philadelphia.
Nets end preseason with win over Knicks (AP)
Larry Brown made it clear that the New York Knicks still have a lot of work to do before they open the regular season. ``If today's an indication if we're ready for opening night, I'd say we're far from it,'' the first-year Knicks coach said Friday night after New York wrapped up the exhibition season with a 91-86 loss to the New Jersey Nets.
Anthony, Nuggets hold on to beat Jazz (AP)
Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and six rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to an 89-83 win over the Utah Jazz in a preseason game Friday night. Voshon Lenard added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Nuggets, who went 7-1 in the exhibition season. Andre Miller was the only other Denver player in double figures, finishing with 15 points, to go along with six rebounds and five assists.
Arenas helps Wizards beat Pacers (AP)
Gilbert Arenas needed a half to shake off some of his rust. After a shaky first half, Arenas scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting in the third quarter to help Washington defeat Indiana 85-77 in the preseason finale for both teams Friday. Arenas missed the Wizards' loss to Houston on Sunday with an eye abrasion and had missed two other preseason games due to groin soreness.
If you missed Jason Spezza's game-winning goal Thursday, you missed the reason why Ottawa retained the top spot in the power rankings – for now.
Heatley scores four goals in Sens' rout (AP)
Dany Heatley took advantage of the new NHL and had a lot of fun at Toronto's expense. Heatley scored four consecutive goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 8-0 rout over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. ``I'm a fan of the rules,'' Heatley said smiling. ``It's been an exciting month in the NHL.'' He netted his first on a rebound when goalie Ed Belfour failed to catch a puck after initially making...
Wings beat 'Hawks, win eighth in a row (AP)
Chris Osgood is giving the Detroit Red Wings quite a 1-2 punch in goal. Robert Lang scored in the third period and Osgood made 23 saves to lead Detroit to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. After becoming the first NHL goalie to win 10 games in October on Thursday night, No. 1 goalie Manny Legace got his first night off of the season.
'Canes top Pens for fifth straight win (AP)
Maybe the Carolina Hurricanes should spot their opponents a couple goals at the start of every game. It's worked very well so far this season. For the fourth game in a row, the Hurricanes came back from a two-goal deficit and they won their fifth in a row by topping the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 Saturday night.
Moore, Jagr lead Rangers past Habs (AP)
Chasing Jose Theodore from the nets was more of a bonus than an accomplishment for Dominic Moore and the New York Rangers. Moore scored twice and Jaromir Jagr notched his NHL-leading 11th goal in New York's 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Martin Rucinsky had a goal and an assist for the Rangers, who scored three goals on their first 10 shots against Theodore, who left after...
Oilers hand Preds first regulation loss (AP)
The Edmonton Oilers found the secret to beating the Nashville Predators, keep scoring on the power play. The Oilers cashed in on three of six chances, including their last three goals Saturday night, and defeated the Predators 5-1 -- sending Nashville to its first regulation loss of the season. Edmonton's penalty killing was just as strong.
Modin helps Lightning rally to win (AP)
The Tampa Bay Lightning are starting to resemble the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Atlanta Thrashers are playing like a team that will be sitting home again at playoff time. Fredrik Modin scored two goals, including the winner off an Atlanta player, and the Lightning rallied for a 3-2 victory over the slumping Thrashers on Saturday night.
Fedorov and Ozolinsh put on injured list (AP)
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks placed center Sergei Fedorov, defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh and right wing Corey Perry on the injured list on Saturday. Fedorov has been slow to recover from a left groin strain and has missed eight consecutive games. He has appeared in only three of the Ducks' first 11 contests.
Kozlov, Devils edge Bruins in SO (AP)
When it comes to shootouts, Scott Clemmensen has the kind of experience that even Martin Brodeur can't match. Having played last year in the AHL, where the NHL's new tiebreaker was tested, Clemmensen was ready on Saturday night when the New Jersey Devils faced their first shootout. After making 27 saves in regulation, he stopped two of three penalty shots to give New Jersey a 5-4 victory over the...
Sabres score 3 late PP goals, top Isles (AP)
The New York Islanders had only themselves to blame after the Buffalo Sabres rallied in the third period to beat them. Power-play goals by Daniel Briere, Tim Connolly and Ales Kotalik lifted the Sabres to a 6-4 win over the Islanders on Saturday night. ``Again, we took stupid penalties, and again, those who did sat for a period of time,'' Islanders coach Steve Stirling said.
Bourdais taking stock?
HAMPTON, Ga. – Sebastien Bourdais was impressive in IROC this season, and the stock car world took notice.
Best could be yet to come for Biffle in the "Chase" (SportsTicker)
Kyle Busch emerges winner of wild NCTS event (SportsTicker)
Busch's late charge nets truck win (AP)
Gambling on a late pit stop for fresh tires in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, Kyle Busch charged from eighth to a victory in a three-lap dash that ended with most of the leaders involved in a crash.
Truex Jr. wins IROC race; Mark Martin claims title (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Truex holds off champ Martin for win (AP)
Martin Truex Jr. won the final event of the International Race of Champions series with champion Mark Martin looming in his rearview mirror Saturday. Martin, the longtime NASCAR star needed only to start the 65-lap race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to wrap up a record fifth IROC title. It looked for a while as if he might be on the way to a third victory in four races in this year's all-star series.
Day off brings varying reactions from Cup drivers (AP)
Most of NASCAR's Nextel Cup drivers found themselves with time on their hands Saturday.
Stewart and Johnson vying on and off track (AP)
Crashing and banging on the racetrack is an accepted part of life in NASCAR. To a lesser extent, so are mind games.
Newman rockets to another pole (AP)
When it comes to qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman is in a class by himself.