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NEWS FROM 2005-11-12
New York Knicks Still 0-For-Larry Brown (AP)
AP - Adonal Foyle scored the go-ahead basket with 48.9 seconds left, then grabbed a crucial rebound on the other end, and the Golden State Warriors survived a frantic final minute to beat Brown's winless Knicks 86-84 on Friday night.
Pistons Off to Best Start Since 1988-89 (AP)
AP - Chauncey Billups had 21 points and 10 assists to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Portland Trail Blazers 84-81 on Friday night.
A.I. Outplays Kobe As Sixers Beat Lakers (AP)
AP - Allen Iverson outplayed Kobe Bryant in an anticipated matchup of the league's leading scorers, scoring 34 points and sinking the winner with 22.2 seconds left to lead the 76ers to an 85-81 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Kovalchuk Scores Four Goals in Atlanta Win (AP)
AP - Ilya Kovalchuk scored a career-high four goals — all in a row — and the Atlanta Thrashers rallied from an early deficit to beat Tampa Bay 5-2 Friday night and send the defending Stanley Cup champions to their sixth straight loss.
Cards' Brohm Leads Air Assault Vs. Rutgers (AP)
AP - Even taking away one of the nation's leading scorers didn't seem to slow down the Louisville Cardinals. Brian Brohm passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 23 Louisville rout Rutgers 56-5 on Friday night.
Saints Cornerback Brown Arrested for DWI (AP)
AP - New Orleans Saints cornerback Fakhir Brown was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, the team said Friday.
Spurs extend domination over Celtics (Reuters)
Reuters - Tim Duncan scored a game-high 29
points and had 12 rebounds while Tony Parker chipped in with 23
points and six assists as the San Antonio Spurs dumped Boston
103-82 on Friday at TD Banknorth Garden, claiming their 16th
straight win over the Celtics.
Beattie Interviews for Red Sox GM Job (AP)
AP - Trading away a Dominican star wouldn't faze Jim Beattie. As general manager of the Expos, he once sent Pedro Martinez packing from Montreal.
Two-Time MVP Headlines MLS All-Time Team (AP)
AP - Two-time MVP Preki headlined a group of five veterans selected to the MLS' 10th anniversary team on Friday.
Kings' PK Solid Again in Win Over Chicago (AP)
AP - Mathieu Garon stopped 32 shots and Los Angeles' penalty killing was perfect for the third straight game in the Kings' 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Who needs a T.O.?
Think there's no chance Terrell Owens will join your favorite team? Crazier things have happened, Larry says.
Holmes' dad says Priest is not retiring (AP)
Kansas City running back Priest Holmes, out for the rest of the season, is taking a break back home in Texas and is not thinking about retirement, his father said. There had been speculation earlier this week that Holmes might retire after seeing three medical specialists following a helmet-to-helmet collision against San Diego on Oct.
Unproven WRs try to fill T.O.'s shoes (AP)
Greg Lewis didn't work on his dance moves. Reggie Brown hasn't thought of any new routines. Billy McMullen isn't the showboating type. The trio of Philadelphia Eagles' wide receivers are too busy trying to fill Terrell Owens' shoes on the field to worry about imitating his touchdown celebrations. "I'm not trying to be somebody I'm not," said Lewis, a third-year pro who has two career TDs, including...
Taylor ruled out of Jags game vs. Ravens (AP)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor will not play Sunday against Baltimore because of an injury to his right ankle. He had been listed as doubtful on this week's injury report, but was ruled out after practice Friday. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio wouldn't say who will start against the Ravens.
NFL reaches agreement on L.A. return (AP)
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue emerged from a closed-door meeting with the mayor, stood on the steps of City Hall and announced that a preliminary agreement had been reached to finally return a team to Los Angeles. After answering reporters' questions for 15 minutes, even he couldn't gauge the significance of his announcement Thursday.
Hamlin shows up at Seahawks practice (AP)
Seattle Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin showed up at the team's practice Friday, still recovering from injuries sustained nearly four weeks ago in a fight outside a Seattle nightclub. Wearing a black sweat shirt and black sweat pants, Hamlin arrived at the Seahawks' indoor practice bubble about halfway through the team's 75-minute practice.
Saints CB Brown charged with DWI (AP)
New Orleans Saints cornerback Fakhir Brown was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, the team said Friday. Brown, who was arrested Wednesday, is the second Saints player to face a DWI charge in San Antonio in two weeks. Linebacker Courtney Watson was charged with drunken driving on Oct. 26.
Redskins S Taylor likely out vs. Bucs (AP)
Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is likely to miss Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a sprained ankle. Taylor hurt the ankle in the victory over San Francisco three weeks ago, but he was able to play in a loss to the New York Giants and last week's win over Philadelphia.
Lions to start Harrington vs. Cardinals (AP)
Quarterback Joey Harrington is getting another chance to start for the Detroit Lions. With Jeff Garcia still bothered by a sore leg, Lions coach Steve Mariucci said Thursday that Harrington will start Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. ``We are about where we were last week,'' Mariucci said.
Patriots lose CB Starks for season (AP)
Duane Starks was placed on injured reserve Thursday with a bad shoulder, ending the season for the cornerback who replaced Ty Law in the New England secondary. The move further depletes an injury-riddled secondary that was just abused by the Indianapolis Colts with Starks as one of the main victims. He was benched for the second half of Monday night's 40-21 loss and was beaten for five touchdowns...
MIAMI – Do the Rockets have enough talent around Yao and T-Mac to take off as a title contender?
Pistons improve to 6-0 under Saunders (AP)
Chauncey Billups kept the Detroit Pistons hanging around. When Rasheed Wallace got in the act, his former team wilted. Billups had 21 points and 10 assists and the Pistons beat the Portland Trail Blazers 84-81 on Friday night. Billups hit two free throws with 9.3 seconds left and Zach Randolph missed a 3-pointer as the Pistons survived a tough challenge from the rebuilding Blazers.
Knicks fall to 0-5 under Larry Brown (AP)
A dismayed Malik Rose sat in silence for several minutes with the stat sheet inches from his eyes. New York's losses are eerily similar: The Knicks play well for long spurts only to lose in heartbreaking fashion. They are still 0-for-Larry Brown. Adonal Foyle scored the go-ahead basket with 48.9 seconds left, then grabbed a crucial rebound on the other end, and the Golden State Warriors survived a...
A.I. outplays Kobe, 76ers edge Lakers (AP)
Allen Iverson made the most of the wide-open look Andre Iguodala never gave Kobe Bryant. Iverson outplayed Bryant in an anticipated matchup of the league's leading scorers, scoring 34 points and sinking the winner with 22.2 seconds left to lead the 76ers to an 85-81 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Duncan continues domination of Celtics (AP)
With all their talent, the San Antonio Spurs don't need an extra push to beat the Celtics. They got it anyway from their desire to extend their eight-year winning streak over Boston. Tim Duncan had 29 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs pulled away in the third quarter for their 16th consecutive win over the Celtics, 103-82 Friday night.
Artest scores 30 as Pacers beat Nets (AP)
Veteran guard Anthony Johnson made a strong case for more playing time. Johnson scored 15 of his 19 points in the third period, shooting 7-of-8 from the field, to help lead the Indiana Pacers to a 102-90 win over the New Jersey Nets on Friday night. Ron Artest scored a season-high 30 points to lead all scorers.
Arenas helps Wizards bury Sonics (AP)
Bob Weiss ran out of ways to chastise the Seattle SuperSonics after they allowed the Washington Wizards' most points in 11 1/2 years, so he left the locker room and told his players to hash it out themselves. Then the first-year coach began contemplating how to fix things, saying lineup changes might be in store after three straight lopsided losses.
LeBron, Cavaliers lock down Grizzlies (AP)
Zydrunas Ilgauskas' two big defensive plays probably didn't impress 100 million Chinese watching on TV. LeBron James, though, was blown away. Ilgauskas, Cleveland's slow-footed 7-foot-3 center, scored 14 points, added 12 rebounds and drew two offensive fouls as the Cavaliers clamped down defensively on Memphis in an 89-70 rout Friday night.
Nuggets still can't win in Sacramento (AP)
Back in friendly Arco Arena, the Sacramento Kings finally resembled the team that won 55 games or more the past four seasons. Peja Stojakovic scored 23 points to lead the struggling Kings to a 101-85 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. Sacramento (2-4) entered the 1-4 and the normally high-scoring team had been under 90 points in three of those losses.
Nowitzki shrugs off bad back, leads Mavs (AP)
Dirk Nowitzki looked nothing like a guy with a back so sore he wasn't sure he could play a mere 90 minutes before tipoff. Nowitzki lit up the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night, scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks' 98-88 victory. "The back felt a lot better than I thought it would," he said.
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.
Kovalchuk scores four in Thrashers win (AP)
Ilya Kovalchuk couldn't let Dany Heatley, his friend and former teammate, have all the fun. Kovalchuk scored a career-high four goals -- all in a row -- and the Atlanta Thrashers rallied from an early deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Friday night, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their sixth straight loss.
'Canes top Panthers, win ninth straight (AP)
Martin Gerber has no problem shutting down the Florida Panthers. Gerber stopped 26 shots Friday night and Eric Staal scored the game's only goal in the Carolina Hurricanes' 1-0 victory over the Florida Panthers. Gerber posted his second shutout of the season -- both over Florida -- and had to be perfect to outduel Roberto Luongo, his Panthers counterpart.
Brodeur returns to lead Devils past Caps (AP)
Martin Brodeur thrust his glove hand into the air in an instant to knock down a point-blank shot from the league's hottest rookie. Rust? What rust? The Vezina Trophy winner returned from the longest injury-induced absence of his NHL career Friday, making 21 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 4-3 Veterans Day matinee victory over the Washington Capitals.
Oilers maintain dominance over Jackets (AP)
The Edmonton Oilers once again had all the answers against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Fernando Pisani's third-period goal gave goaltender Jussi Markkanen all the offense he needed in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Pisani's third goal of the season came 7:36 into the period and gave the Oilers a 2-1 lead.
Connolly helps Sabres snap losing skid (AP)
Tim Connolly picked the perfect time to record his first NHL two-goal game. Connolly netted the winner in the third period, and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. "It's really satisfying," said Connolly, who missed the entire 2003-04 season with a concussion.
Backup Garon helps Kings past 'Hawks (AP)
Perfect penalty killing was the difference again for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings were 6-for-6 in short-handed situations and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Friday night. Los Angeles has turned away 21 straight power-play chances by opponents -- including a 5-on-3 against the Blackhawks -- and has not allowed a power-play goal in three games.
Shanahan, Williams lift Wings past Wild (AP)
It took the Detroit Red Wings one period to remember how to beat the Minnesota Wild's neutral-zone trap. Once they did, Brendan Shanahan and Jason Williams scored second-period goals to lift Detroit to a 3-1 win over the Wild on Friday night. Johan Franzen added a goal, and Manny Legace made 16 saves for the Red Wings, who have won three straight.
Habs retiring No. 12 of Moore, Cournoyer (AP)
Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer played such an important part in the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens. So it's fitting the team will twice honor the No. 12 they shared during nearly 30 years. Hall of Famers who won 16 Stanley Cups between them, Moore and Cournoyer will become the first Canadiens to have the same jersey retired when their number is raised to the Bell Centre rafters before...
Crosby's SO goal lifts Pens over Habs (AP)
Sidney Crosby is spending his first NHL season learning from Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux. On a night Crosby lived up to his hype, he won a game by not copying Lemieux. The 18-year-old rookie beat Jose Theodore with a backhander for the only goal in the first shootout in Montreal Canadiens history and Pittsburgh recovered after losing a two-goal lead for a 3-2 victory Thursday night.
A step back
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Will Bobby Labonte's move to Petty Enterprises signal the end of his career as a competitive driver?
Roush takes car limit personally (AP)
Jack Roush bristled again a day after NASCAR's decision to limit the number of cars a team owner can field beginning next year.
Bodine gets second straight win at NCTS Chevy Silverado 150 (SportsTicker)
Bodine wins again; points race tightens (AP)
Todd Bodine raced off to his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win in a row Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jack Roush infuriated by NASCAR's new team cap rule (SportsTicker)
Newman fastest in practice; crashes again (AP)
Ryan Newman's racing luck has taken a nasty turn.
Labonte joins Loomis on Petty team (AP)
Petty Enterprises is ready to take the next step toward returning to prominence in NASCAR's top stock car series.
Bobby Labonte signs with Petty Enterprises (SportsTicker)
LEVEL CROSS, North Carolina (Ticker) - It didn't take long for former NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte to get over his breakup with Joe Gibbs Racing.
NASCAR puts brakes on multicar teams (AP)
When NASCAR first proposed setting a cap on the number of teams a car owner could have, Jack Roush couldn't help but feel as if he was being picked on.