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NEWS FROM 2005-11-07
Redskins Stop T.O.-Less Eagles 17-10 (AP)
AP - With or without Terrell Owens, the Philadelphia Eagles are losing and in danger of slipping out of the playoff race.
Owens, Former Teammate Involved in Fight (AP)
AP - Terrell Owens was involved in a locker-room fight with former teammate Hugh Douglas a few days before the All-Pro wideout was suspended indefinitely without pay by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Giants Dominate 49ers in 24-6 Win (AP)
AP - The New York Giants' return to Candlestick Park featured few dramatics, no comebacks and certainly no collapses. Just another methodical win for a team that's already thinking about a return to the playoffs.
Bears Nip Saints 20-17 on Late Field Goal (AP)
AP - The Chicago Bears' depth at running back became even more apparent Sunday, as did their status as a playoff contender. The New Orleans Saints knocked starter Thomas Jones from the game in the first half, only to watch Adrian Peterson and Cedric Benson combine for 137 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown in a 20-17 Bears victory. Robbie Gould hit the winning field goal with 6 seconds to go from 28 yards.
Lakers Clobber Nuggets 112-92 (AP)
AP - Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away to beat the Denver Nuggets 112-92 on Sunday night.
Davis rushes streaking Panthers past Buccaneers (Reuters)
Reuters - Stephen Davis ran for a pair of
touchdowns in leading the streaking Carolina Panthers to a
fifth straight win, a 34-14 road victory over the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers in National Football League play on Sunday.
Warriors edge Knicks 83-81 (Reuters)
Reuters - Jason Richardson scored 24
points and Troy Murphy had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help
the Golden State Warriors edge the New York Knicks 83-81 at
Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Kim Ng Interviews for Dodgers GM Job (AP)
AP - Kim Ng, a vice president and assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers the past four years, became the first candidate to interview for the team's vacant GM job.
Manchester United Tops Chelsea 1-0 (AP)
AP - Manchester United got a goal from Darren Fletcher in the 31st minute, and the Red Devils beat Chelsea 1-0 Sunday to end the Blues' 40-game unbeaten streak in the English Premier League.
Wild Stops Mighty Ducks 4-3 in Shootout (AP)
AP - Mikko Koivu scored his first NHL goal, Stephane Veilleux recorded his first of the season and Randy Robitaille netted the winner in a shootout, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Sunday night.
Reid and react
The most impressive play of Week 9 was made by a head coach who finally put his foot down.
Without Owens, Eagles lose to Redskins (AP)
For a change, the Washington Redskins' opponents were the controversial team, and the drama surrounding Terrell Owens didn't help the Philadelphia Eagles a bit. A cast of less famous names led by Mike Sellers, Chris Cooley, Ryan Clark, Ladell Betts, Derrick Dockery, and -- OK, this is a popular one -- LaVar Arrington helped lead the Redskins to a 17-10 victory Sunday night over the Philadelphia...
Tomlinson's four TDs spark Chargers (AP)
LaDainian Tomlinson and his Chargers teammates watched the Jets get one final chance to pull out an improbable victory. One thought must have crossed their minds: 'Oh no. Not again.' No matter that Tomlinson was dazzling, with a career-high four touchdowns and one particularly impressive move that left Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law frozen in his tracks.
Vermeil gambles, Chiefs beat Raiders (AP)
Dick Vermeil was going to be the biggest fool or the shrewdest gambler in the NFL. With 5 seconds left, Kansas City trailed by three and had the ball on the Oakland 1 and Vermeil faced one of the toughest decisions of his long coaching career. Have placekicker Lawrence Tynes -- who's on a 13-for-13 streak -- kick a virtually automatic field goal and force overtime?
Panthers rip Bucs for fifth straight win (AP)
The Carolina Panthers don't want to get ahead of themselves. Five straight victories have propelled them to a 6-2 record and a tie for first place in the NFC South midway through the season, but coach John Fox and his players feel it's important to keep their strong start in perspective. ``It's like how nobody remembers halftime scores.
Defense stars for undermanned Steelers (AP)
Troy Polamalu called himself an accidental hero. His 77-yard touchdown return of Brett Favre's fumble set the stage for Pittsburgh's 20-10 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, when both teams turned to their stingy defenses to bail out their injury-ravaged offenses. ``I thought our defense played outstanding,'' said Favre, whose streak of 27 straight home games with a touchdown pass came to an...
Giants return to San Francisco, win big (AP)
Though Jeremy Shockey and Michael Strahan had miserable memories of Candlestick Park, Eli Manning was still in college when the New York Giants' last trip to the playoffs ended here in a historic collapse. The young quarterback thought the old building was an excellent place to get his first true road victory.
Backups give Bears fourth win in a row (AP)
The Chicago Bears showed off the depth of their running attack and strengthened their credentials as a serious playoff contender. The New Orleans Saints knocked starter Thomas Jones from the game in the first half, only to watch Adrian Peterson and Cedric Benson combine for 137 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in the Bears' 20-17 victory Sunday.
Palmer leads Bengals past Ravens 21-9 (AP)
It didn't take a brilliant mathematician to figure out why the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens. Each team had three scoring drives Sunday. Cincinnati scored touchdowns; the Ravens settled for field goals. As a result, the Bengals remained in first place in the AFC North with a 21-9 victory.
Seahawks' Alexander burns Cards again (AP)
The Seattle Seahawks came off their bye week rested, relaxed and ready -- especially Shaun Alexander. The powerhouse back gained 173 yards in 23 carries, including touchdown runs of 88 and 14 yards, and the Seattle Seahawks won their fourth in a row by beating the Arizona Cardinals 33-19. ``The run he popped in the second half obviously was a big, big, important play in this game,'' Seahawks coach...
NBA dream season
Larry's hoop dreams include a Miami reality show, realism in L.A. and return of basketball's most devastating shot.
Warriors keep Knicks winless (AP)
New York coach Larry Brown is still trying to find the right combination that will bring the Knicks their first victory. Desperate for a win, Brown tinkered with the New York lineup, playing rookies David Lee, Channing Frye and Nate Robinson together, and it seemed to spark the Knicks. However, Golden State proved to be too much for New York, as Jason Richardson had 24 points to lead the Warriors...
Bryant, Lakers pull away from Nuggets (AP)
Chris Mihm was so ineffective in the Los Angeles Lakers' first two games of the season that he didn't even play in the second half of Game 2. He was way, way better Sunday night. Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, Mihm had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 112-92 Sunday night.
Abdur-Rahim lifts Kings to first win (AP)
Shareef Abdur-Rahim stayed humble in victory. The power forward scored Sacramento's final six points and sealed the win with a blocked shot in the final seconds as the Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 118-117 on Sunday night. Then he acknowledged that he could have been the scapegoat after missing two free throws with the Suns leading 114-112 with 1:16 to play.
Minus 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.
Mavericks hand Spurs first loss, 103-84 (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.
Wizards improve to 3-0, top Magic 87-79 (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...
Cheeks gets first win as 76ers coach (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 unbeaten, top 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...
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.
Blues lose team-record eighth straight (AP)
Tomas Holmstrom's job has gotten a whole lot easier in the new NHL. Holmstrom scored two goals and added an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings stayed perfect on the road with a 4-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Blues on Sunday night. Over the years, Holmstrom absorbed much punishment while camping in front of the opponent's net.
Ovechkin nets two in Caps win over Leafs (AP)
Alexander Ovechkin reached an early milestone Sunday with a two-goal performance. What made it even better was it came in a Washington Capitals victory. Ovechkin, the top pick in the 2004 NHL draft, scored the 10th goal of his young career, both on power plays, to lead the Capitals to a 5-4 win Sunday over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Robitaille lifts Wild over Ducks in SO (AP)
Teemu Selanne's gunslinger antics in the shootout were a lot funnier to the Minnesota Wild once they had dispatched the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Randy Robitaille netted the deciding goal in the tiebreaker after his team blew a two-goal lead, Mikko Koivu scored his first NHL goal and Stephane Veilleux recorded his first of the season to lead the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Mighty Ducks on Sunday...
Rookie Seabrook again lifts 'Hawks in OT (AP)
Rookie Brent Seabrook is showing a veteran's touch late in games. For the second time in less than a week, Seabrook scored in overtime -- this one lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night. ``He's got great hockey sense,'' coach Trent Yawney said. ``He's seeing the ice as well as probably any young player on defense in the game right now.'' After...
Blackhawks' Ruutu out up to three months (AP)
Blackhawks center Tuomo Ruutu is expected to miss three-to-12 weeks because of a back injury. Ruutu was in the lineup Tuesday in Detroit after sitting out six games, but he returned to Chicago after the game to be examined by the Blackhawks' medical staff. No structural damage was found in a series of tests, but Ruutu will be sidelined for some time.
Sens win big again, 6-0 over Islanders (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 hat trick powers Flyers (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.
FORT WORTH, Texas – Texans love their NASCAR, and Roush Racing loves Texas Motor Speedway.
Edwards wins second in a row; points race tightens (AP)
Carl Edwards is having fun, and that translates to success on the racetrack.
"Chase" field reduced to three drivers with a legitimate shot (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Edwards wins second in a row, climbs to third in the standings (SportsTicker)
Biffle's day goes from promising to costing ground in Cup chase (AP)
Greg Biffle was out in front and seemingly headed for the strong showing he wanted -- and needed -- in Texas. He then started getting bad vibrations.
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.
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.