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No. 5 Miami Dominates No. 3 Va. Tech 27-7 (AP)
Miami wide receiver Darrnell Jenkins (8) is lifted up by teammate Greg Olsen (82) after a touchdown catch during second half  action at the Miami-Va Tech Atlantic Coast Conference college football game at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 (AP Photo/Don Petersen)AP - Miami swaggered into Virginia Tech as underdogs and took a huge bite out of the Hokies' national title hopes. The fifth-ranked Hurricanes put the clamps on Marcus Vick, forcing him into six turnovers, and blew the Hokies right out of the national title picture with a stunning 27-7 victory on Saturday night.


No. 1 USC Defeats Stanford 51-21 (AP)
Southern California's Brandon Hancock celebrates as he scores a touchdown as Stanford's Michael Craven, left, David Lofton (6) and Nick Sanchez give chase during the second half, Saturday night, Nov. 5, 2005, in Los Angeles. USC won 51-21. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)AP - There was little drama in the first game pitting longtime friends Pete Carroll and Walt Harris against each other as head coaches. No. 1 Southern California saw to that.


Owens Suspended Indefinitely for Comments (AP)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) carries the ball into the end zone on a 4-yard pass from Donovan McNabb as San Diego Chargers safety Terrence Kiel follows in the second quarter Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, in Philadelphia. Owens apologized to the  Eagles on Friday, one day after blasting the organization for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch two weeks ago.  'I've had an opportunity to talk with the Eagles organization and I have learned that the team does not recognize individual achievements,' Owens said in a prepared statement. 'It has been brought to my attention that I have offended the organization and my teammates. Therefore, I would like to apologize for any derogatory comments toward them.'(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)AP - Terrell Owens can host an open house, exercise on his front lawn or practice a new touchdown celebration Sunday. He won't be playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. Owens was suspended indefinitely by the Eagles on Saturday, two days after he criticized the organization for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch two weeks ago.


Sorenstam Wins Fifth Straight Mizuno Title (AP)
Sweden's Annika Sorenstam tees off on the 12th hole on the second day of the Mizuno Classic, a LPGA tournament, on the Seta Golf Course in Otsu, central Japan, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. Defending champion Sorenstam finished the second round in second place with 13 under par. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)AP - Annika Sorenstam became the first player in LPGA Tour history to win a tournament five straight times, shooting an 8-under 64 in steady drizzle Sunday for a three-stroke victory in the Mizuno Classic.


76ers Edge Past Pacers 111-109 (AP)
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Maurice Cheeks shouts instructions to his team during the second quarter against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. The 76ers' defeated the Pacers, 111-109. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)AP - Allen Iverson had 29 points and 12 assists, and Philadelphia beat the Indiana Pacers 111-109 Saturday night for Maurice Cheeks' first win as 76ers coach.


Sportsview: T.O. Is Really All About M.E. (AP)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens sits on the bench during the first half against the Washington Redskins in this Nov. 21, 2004 photo, in Philadelphia. Owens was suspended indefinitely by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, two days after he criticized the organization for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch two weeks ago. The star receiver apologized Friday in a statement and later on his weekly radio show, but the damage already was done.  The Eagles issued a statement that said Owens was suspended 'for conduct detrimental to the team.' The team added that it will have no further comment. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)AP - When Terrell Owens returned to the Eagles last August after being sent home because of his disruptive behavior, his teammates were guarded, suggesting essentially that his conduct would be judged on a day-to-day basis. "It's all right today," safety Brian Dawkins, one of the team leaders, said that day. "But we don't know what will happen in Week 5.


Clippers Edge Past Timberwolves 100-99 (AP)
Los Angeles Clippers' Cuttino Mobley, right, takes a shot in front of Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith during the first half, Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)AP - Cuttino Mobley had 27 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, Elton Brand also scored 27 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers survived a missed jumper by Kevin Garnett in the final seconds of overtime to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-99 Saturday night.


Brewers Extend GM Melvin's Contract (AP)
Robin Yount is flanked by Milwaukee Brewers' owner Mark Attanasio, right, and general manager Doug Melvin at home plate at Miller Park Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, in Milwaukee. Yount is returning to the Milwaukee Brewers as bench coach. Yount, the first Brewer elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, returned to baseball as bench coach with Arizona in 2002. He resigned when the Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Brenly in July 2004. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)AP - Brewers general manager Doug Melvin received a three-year contract extension Saturday after a .500 season — the team's first nonlosing record since 1992.


Galaxy Beat Rapids, Advance to MLS Finals (AP)
Los Angeles Galaxy's Alan Gordon (21) and captain Peter Vagenas pile on top of Landon Donovan after Donovan scored his second goal of the game against the Colorado Rapids during the second half of their 2005 MLS Cup western conference championship match at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. Los Angeles beat Colorado, 2-0, to advance to the MLS Cup championship. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)AP - Landon Donovan scored two goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy used strong defense to advance to the MLS finals with a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.


Avalanche's Four-Game Winning Streak Ends (AP)
Colorado Avalanche center Pierre Turgeon, back left, fights for control of the puck with Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco, back right, and defenseman Jon Klemm in the first period in Denver, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. Turgeon is still one goal short of becoming the 34th player in the history of the NHL to score 500 career goals. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)AP - Marty Turco stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime and made two more saves in a shootout, helping the Dallas Stars end the Colorado Avalanche's four-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Saturday night.


Read and React: Dinner reservations
A certain NFL writer is having second thoughts about promising to eat a laptop if the Bears win the NFC North.

Owens suspended indefinitely by Eagles (AP)
Terrell Owens can host an open house, exercise on his front lawn or practice a new touchdown celebration Sunday. He won't be playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. Owens was suspended indefinitely by the Eagles on Saturday, two days after he criticized the organization for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch two weeks ago.

Broncos' Carswell released from hospital (AP)
Broncos offensive lineman Dwayne Carswell was released from the hospital Friday, a week after he was critically injured in a car crash. Carswell suffered rib fractures, a ruptured diaphragm, a ruptured spleen and internal injuries in the Oct. 27 crash and is out for the season. He underwent a five-hour operation to remove his spleen and repair internal organ damage hours after the collision.

Favre's future tied to Sherman's? (AP)
Brett Favre says he would be reluctant to return to Green Bay next season if Mike Sherman isn't still coaching the Packers. The Packers (1-6) are off to their worst start since 1991, which has led to speculation about Sherman's future. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Favre said Sherman's status would play an important role in his annual decision to keep on playing or to call...

Seahawks coach Rhodes back in hospital (AP)
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes, who had a mild stroke two months ago, was hospitalized Friday after another ``episode'' and will miss Sunday's game at Arizona. ``It wasn't as severe as the first one,'' coach Mike Holmgren said, declining to say if Rhodes had another stroke. ``I'll let the medical people define that,'' he said.

Superdome's reopening date pushed back (AP)
The projected reopening date for the Louisiana Superdome has been pushed back about a month after a proposal for architectural design work was rejected. The Superdome, which became a symbol of the destruction wrought by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and a shelter for thousands displaced by the storm, is not expected to be repaired and ready to host football games until November 2006.

Steelers RB Staley to play Sunday (AP)
Duce Staley is going to carry the ball for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday for the first time in almost 11 months. The Steelers and their running back can only hope his return was worth the wait. With Jerome Bettis not expected to play because of a quadriceps injury, Staley will be activated for only the second time this season when the Steelers visit Green Bay on Sunday.

Upset Vikings organize TV boycott (AP)
Minnesota Vikings players have encouraged teammates to boycott a local TV station in response to a report Thursday night related to the infamous boat party. At least 10 signs -- reading ``Boycott Channel 5'' above a red circle/slash through the KSTP-TV logo -- were posted in the locker room Friday. After getting a tip that offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and running back Mewelde Moore were seen...

Green to start at QB for Chiefs (AP)
Trent Green looked sharp and ready Friday in his first practice of the week and will start on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs play Oakland, coach Dick Vermeil said. Vermeil had expressed concern on Thursday that Green might not be ready by Sunday. Services for Green's father, who died suddenly on Oct.

Chargers LB Godfrey to miss game (AP)
San Diego Chargers linebacker Randall Godfrey will miss Sunday's road game against the New York Jets in order to attend the funeral of his sister, who was killed earlier this week in Georgia. ``He said his family is doing reasonably well considering the circumstances,'' said coach Marty Schottenheimer, who spoke with Godfrey by phone.

NBA dream season
Larry's hoop dreams include a Miami reality show, realism in L.A. and return of basketball's most devastating shot.

Missing McGrady, Rockets lose to Hornets (AP)
The Houston Rockets failed their first test playing without Tracy McGrady. With their superstar sidelined three weeks with back spasms, the Rockets struggled down the stretch on Saturday night, losing to the New Orleans Hornets 91-84. The Rockets found out before the game that McGrady could be out for the rest of November after hurting his back during Friday's practice.

Nowitzki, Mavs hand Spurs first loss (AP)
When Michael Finley stepped onto the Dallas Mavericks' court wearing the silver and black of the San Antonio Spurs, the home fans stood and cheered -- even team owner Mark Cuban, coach Avery Johnson and assistant coach Del Harris. Then Dirk Nowitzki and Devin Harris really gave the locals something to celebrate.

Arenas, Wizards stay hot, beat Magic (AP)
Three numbers, written in black marker on the white board in the locker room, revealed the key to the Washington Wizards' 3-0 start. Thirty-six percent. Thirty-eight percent. Thirty-one percent. Those are the opponents' shooting percentages in the first three games. Maybe the Wizards aren't piling up the points themselves, and maybe their rebounding and foul shooting aren't yet up to scratch, but...

Sixers top Pacers, Cheeks gets first win (AP)
The Philadelphia 76ers hadn't won a game. The Indiana Pacers hadn't lost. Until Saturday night. The 76ers, playing their fourth game in five days, handed the Indiana Pacers a 111-109 loss and gave Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks his first win with the team. The Pacers were unbeaten and are among the favorites to contend for the Eastern Conference title.

Bucks stay perfect, beat Shaq-less Heat (AP)
Terry Stotts' home debut trumped Dwyane Wade's homecoming Saturday night, and once again the refurbished Milwaukee Bucks rallied past a more experienced team to win. Bobby Simmons and Michael Redd each scored 23 points as the Bucks recorded their third straight comeback win over a playoff team with a 105-100 victory over the short-handed Miami Heat.

Bobcats open new arena with OT win (AP)
The Charlotte Bobcats celebrated the opening of their new arena by becoming a winning team for the first time in franchise history. Gerald Wallace scored 25 points, including a layup with 2:24 to play in overtime, to lead the Bobcats to a 107-105 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. It moved the Bobcats to 2-1 on the season -- the first time in their short history they've been over...

Prince paces Pistons in rout of Raptors (AP)
The Detroit Pistons didn't think the Toronto Raptors had anyone capable of guarding Tayshaun Prince on Saturday night. They were right. Prince scored 15 of his 27 points in the first half, dominating rookie Joey Graham and second-year player Matt Bonner, and the Pistons stayed unbeaten with a 117-84 victory.

Surprising Clippers improve to 3-0 (AP)
Most of the Clippers' current players were in elementary school or diapers the last time the franchise started a season 3-0. The times appear to be changing for them, thanks to their new starting backcourt of Cuttino Mobley and Sam Cassell. Mobley had 27 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, Elton Brand also scored 27 points, and the Clippers survived a missed jumper by Kevin Garnett in the final...

Gasol leads Grizzlies past Cavaliers (AP)
The Memphis Grizzlies relied on Pau Gasol inside early and their 3-pointer shooters late. Gasol scored 29 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Grizzlies over the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-106 on Saturday night. Gasol made 11 of 15 shots from the field for Memphis, which won its second straight game.

Power Rankings
There's a lot to like about the new NHL, but don't count the schedule – void of a Power Rankings showdown – on the list of positives.

Sens win big again, blank Islanders 6-0 (AP)
Daniel Alfredsson thinks he's playing the best hockey of his career -- and he has seven goals in his past three games to prove it. The Ottawa captain scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season and also had an assist, and Dominik Hasek made 28 saves for his third shutout in the Senators' 6-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Hurricanes extend win streak to seven (AP)
The Carolina Hurricanes have proven they can come back from any deficit. This time, however, there was no need for a dramatic comeback. Rod Brind'Amour and Niclas Wallin scored third-period goals Saturday night to lead the Hurricanes past the Florida Panthers 2-0, extending the best start in franchise history and tying the franchise mark with their seventh straight win.

Gagne's trick helps Flyers top Thrashers (AP)
Simon Gagne is proving he can be a premier goal scorer in the new NHL. Gagne had his second career hat trick, and Peter Forsberg added a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night. ``He's built a great foundation of two-way hockey,'' Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock said of Gagne.

Kovalev has two goals as Habs stay hot (AP)
Jose Theodore managed to hold off Daniel Briere and the Buffalo Sabres, Northeast Division rivals who kept pressing in vain for a tying goal right to the end. Alex Kovalev scored twice and Richard Zednik had a goal and an assist, leading the Eastern Conference-leading Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.

Turco comes up big for Stars in shootout (AP)
Caught offbalance by a fake, Marty Turco spun around and blocked Milan Hejduk's shot with his back. Next up was Alex Tanguay, who seemed to have Turco beat only to have the Dallas goalie nearly do the splits and block the shot with his skate. Just like that, Dallas' first shootout ended just as coach Dave Tippett expected.

Sundin leads Leafs in return from injury (AP)
Mats Sundin exceeded his own expectations after missing a month. Sundin had a goal and an assist in his first game since sustaining a serious eye injury, and the Maple Leafs held on for a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. ``I was a little worried before the game about how it was going to go, but it went better than I thought,'' Sundin said.

Joseph blanks Wings in return to Detroit (AP)
Curtis Joseph made himself right at home at Joe Louis Arena. The Phoenix goalie stopped 36 shots in his first game in Detroit since leaving the Red Wings, leading the Coyotes to a 4-1 victory Saturday night. ``Anytime you've played in a place and you get a win against your old team, it feels good,'' said Joseph, who signed as a free agent with Phoenix after playing for Detroit from 2002-04.

Kiprusoff sharp again in Flames' win (AP)
Marcus Nilson gave Miikka Kiprusoff all the help he needed. Kiprusoff made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season and Nilson scored the lone goal in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 victory over Vancouver on Saturday night. Kiprusoff has not allowed a goal in 99:01 and has given up only one in his last three games, all victories, to help the Flames improve to 7-7-2.

Prucha's SO goal gives Rangers sweep (AP)
Luckily for Kevin Weekes, Brian Gionta was the only New Jersey Devils player who figured him out during a home-and-home series. Weekes made 23 saves in regulation and overtime and then stopped three more shots in the shootout Saturday, lifting the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Devils and a sweep of the two games.

Falling short
FORT WORTH, Texas – Rusty Wallace's career isn't ending on the high note he had hoped for.

Gordon hoping to cash in on a potential title by Johnson (SportsTicker)

Harvick wins NASCAR Busch Series O'Reilly Challenge (SportsTicker)

Harvick gets emotional Busch victory (AP)
A fast pit stop helped Kevin Harvick grab an emotional victory Saturday in the NASCAR Busch Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Biffle sets off controversy about testing (AP)
Greg Biffle set off a controversy Saturday, accusing Hendrick Motorsports of some shady business in testing.

Stewart looking for breathing room in Texas (AP)
Tony Stewart is still the guy to beat in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup championship. That doesn't mean he's feeling comfortable.

Todd Bodine wins NASCAR Trucks Silverado 350 (SportsTicker)

Bodine wins another NASCAR trucks race at Texas (AP)
Todd Bodine slipped under Mike Skinner with 23 laps to go and then held the lead after a final restart to win the NASCAR truck race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

Rocketman wins pole and crashes (AP)
Despite having the fastest car in qualifying, Ryan Newman is going to have to race from the rear of the field in Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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