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NEWS FROM 2005-11-15
Roy Williams' Late TD Stuns Eagles 21-20 (AP)
AP - Now the Eagles' problems are much bigger than just Terrell Owens.
Redick Leads No. 1 Duke Over Boston U. (AP)
AP - Failing to make a 3-pointer hardly bothered Duke guard J.J. Redick. Those two missed free throws? That's another matter.
Alex Rodriguez Wins AL MVP Award (AP)
AP - Alex Rodriguez showed slick fielding counts, winning his second American League Most Valuable Player award in three seasons by defeating David Ortiz in a vote that rewarded an all-around player over a designated hitter.
Blake's Shootout Goal Wins It for Isles (AP)
AP - Jason Blake, New York's ninth shooter of an extended shootout, nearly lost the puck but recovered to steer a shot past Jocelyn Thibault and give the Islanders a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.
History Points Toward USC-Texas Rose Bowl (AP)
AP - Only once before has a team been where Southern California and Texas are in the Bowl Championship Series standings and not played for a national title.
Late touchdowns give Cowboys surprise win (Reuters)
Reuters - Roy Williams returned an interception
46 yards for a touchdown with less than three minutes to play
to give the Dallas Cowboys a surprise 21-20 road win over the
Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.
Richardson's 32 Leads Warriors Over Bulls (AP)
AP - Jason Richardson scored a season-high 32 points and the Golden State Warriors thrived on a quiet night for Baron Davis, beating the Chicago Bulls 100-82 Monday.
Orioles Won't Bring Back Palmeiro, Sosa (AP)
AP - The Baltimore Orioles have bid farewell to Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa.
Spanish, Czechs on Course for World Cup (AP)
AP - Spain, the Czech Republic and Switzerland are in good shape to qualify for the World Cup.
Iginla's Late Goal Gives Flames Win (AP)
AP - Jarome Iginla scored a power-play goal with 1:07 left to give the Calgary Flames their seventh straight victory, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
The wait is over
SEATTLE – The patience of Seahawks fans is finally being rewarded with a bona fide Super Bowl contender.
McNabb's mistake helps 'Boys stun Eagles (AP)
Now the Eagles' problems are much bigger than just Terrell Owens. Roy Williams intercepted Donovan McNabb's pass and ran it back 46 yards for a touchdown with 2:43 left, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 21-20 comeback victory over Philadelphia on Monday night in the Eagles' first game since T.O. was told not to return to the team.
Tice hurt vs. Giants, may need surgery (AP)
Mike Tice has given plenty of injury reports this season. Monday was the first time his name had to be included. The Minnesota coach sprained a ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of Sunday's victory over the New York Giants when Vikings cornerback Laroni Gallishaw blocked Jamaar Taylor into him on a punt return.
Giants facing illness of second co-owner (AP)
The New York Giants are dealing with the terminal illness of one of their co-owners for the second time in less than a month. Robert Tisch, 79, who purchased 50 percent of the team in 1991, has inoperable brain cancer. On Oct. 25, Wellington Mara, who had co-owned the team since 1930, died of cancer at 89.
Fox apologizes to Jets for quit comment (AP)
John Fox apologized Monday to New York coach Herman Edwards for comments Carolina cornerback Ken Lucas made about the Jets quitting during the Panthers' 30-3 victory. Fox, who keeps his team buttoned-up and frowns on bravado, also lectured the NFC South-leading Panthers about the consequences of trash talking.
Seahawks' Rhodes could have limited role (AP)
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes discovered a new love Sunday. His television. Rhodes spent Sunday in front of his screen at home, feeling and agonizing and ultimately relishing his defense limiting the St. Louis Rams' second-ranked offense to one fourth-quarter touchdown despite five trips inside the Seattle 20.
Bears' Miller, Kreutz admit to fight (AP)
Bears center Olin Kreutz will not be suspended by Chicago coach Lovie Smith for breaking teammate Fred Miller's jaw in a fight last week. The players admitted Monday they had the fight. Smith, obviously unhappy he wasn't told the truth about what happened until late last week, said he won't suspend the players but will discipline them.
Bears' Benson out with sprained knee (AP)
Cedric Benson's first NFL start could turn out to be his last one of the season. The Chicago Bears' top draft pick sprained a ligament in his right knee during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the 49ers and will be out an undetermined amount of time. Coach Lovie Smith said Monday he expects Benson to play again this season.
Bengals get their wish: Colts unbeaten (AP)
Before they headed off for their week of R&R -- rest and relaxing in first place -- the Cincinnati Bengals made a wish. They wanted the Indianapolis Colts to be unbeaten when they returned after their bye week, giving them the chance to bump off a 9-0 team for the second time in three years. "I would love it, and all the hype that comes with it coming into Cincinnati," guard Bobbie Williams said,...
Return of Rams stars is not much help (AP)
The St. Louis Rams got three of their offensive stars and their best defensive player back, but it was far from the bonanza the team was expecting. The return of Marc Bulger, Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce from injuries added up to one touchdown in a 31-16 loss to Seattle that put the Seahawks in commanding position in the NFC West.
Behind early-season MVP Gilbert Arenas, the Wizards shot up the weekly rankings again.
Knicks beat Jazz with dominant defense (AP)
Larry Brown is getting his point across about defense. Jamal Crawford scored 20 points and the New York Knicks held Utah scoreless for almost 9 1/2 minutes in the third quarter while pulling ahead for their second straight win, 73-62 over the Jazz on Monday night. The Knicks set a team record for fewest points allowed in the shot-clock era and won for only the second time under their new coach.
Kings fined for Detroit-bashing pictures (AP)
The Sacramento Kings were fined $30,000 by the NBA on Monday for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens prior to their home opener against the Pistons. When the Pistons were introduced Nov. 8, the Arco Arena scoreboard flashed pictures of abandoned buildings, burned-out cars, piles of rubble and other negative images of Detroit.
Gasol leads Grizzlies past Lakers, 85-73 (AP)
Phil Jackson wasn't surprised by Kobe Bryant's second off night in a row. "We were relying on Kobe and Kobe couldn't shoot the ball because of a hand injury. He was just reluctant to shoot," Jackson said after the Los Angeles Lakers' 85-73 loss Monday night to the Memphis Grizzlies. Bryant had 18 points, just one more than he scored in the Lakers' loss Friday night in Philadelphia.
James becomes youngest to 4,000 points (AP)
LeBron James made history. Donyell Marshall helped make sure it came in a victory. James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 4,000 career points and finished with 26 to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 108-100 in overtime on Sunday night. "Unbelievable," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said.
LaFrentz's 32 lift Celtics over Rockets (AP)
Raef LaFrentz feels healthy, and it showed. LaFrentz was 7-for-7 from 3-point range in the first half and scored 27 of his 32 points in the opening 24 minutes to lead the Boston Celtics to a 102-82 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. LaFrentz, who had his 2003-04 season cut short following right knee surgery in December 2003, matched his career high for points, added eight rebounds and...
Iverson helps 76ers win fourth in a row (AP)
Lee Nailon was startled when he saw the sizable crowd in front of his locker that left him less room to move than when he's trapped in even the toughest double team. "Y'all don't want to talk to me some other days," Nailon playfully shouted to the media. Well, Nailon hadn't had a day like this in his short stint with Philadelphia.
Minus Martin, Nuggets beat Timberwolves (AP)
Marcus Camby had another dominant game, DerMarr Johnson came through in a surprise start and the Denver Nuggets finally started looking like the good team many people thought they'd be this season. Johnson scored 17 points in his first start of the season and Camby had 18 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocked shots to help the Nuggets to a 102-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday...
Sonics need OT to beat winless Raptors (AP)
Rashard Lewis hated the thought of losing to the lowly Toronto Raptors, so he played his best game of the young season. Lewis scored 41 points Sunday, and the Seattle SuperSonics recovered after blowing an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the winless Raptors 126-121 in overtime. "It would have been real bad for us if we didn't win," Lewis said.
Arenas' 43 lift Wizards over Spurs (AP)
Everything was going in for Gilbert Arenas on a 43-point night, right down to a 30-foot heave off the glass at the third-quarter buzzer. And nothing was going in for Tim Duncan on a 3-for-18 night, right down to putbacks with the ball near the rim. In a game the hosts insisted might as well have been against any ol' team -- rather than a meaningful, show-how-good-we-are matchup against the reigning...
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.
Flames beat Wild, win seventh straight (AP)
Jarome Iginla scored a power-play goal with 1:07 left to give the Calgary Flames their seventh straight victory, 3-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Iginla also set up third-period goals by Dion Phaneuf and Daymond Langkow as the Flames battled back from a 2-0 deficit to improve to 11-7-2. Mikko Koivu and Randy Robitaille scored for the Wild, who lost their third straight to drop to 8-9-2.
Isles' Blake beats Pens in extended SO (AP)
Six, seven, eight shooters got the puck for the New York Islanders in the NHL's longest shootout so far, and still Jason Blake didn't get the call. When it comes to skating 1-on-1, he is the Islanders' last choice right now. Blake, New York's ninth and final shooter of the extended shootout, nearly lost the puck when he finally got his chance but recovered to steer a shot past Jocelyn Thibault and...
Prospal, Lightning end six-game skid (AP)
Vinny Prospal led the way as the Tampa Bay Lightning played like the Stanley Cup champions again. Prospal had three goals and an assist to help the Lightning snap a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. "It's a win, it's two points, but more important is how we did it," Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella said.
Two firsts for Oilers in win over Avs (AP)
An exhausting, seven-game road trip finally came to an end for the Oilers. And now, maybe Edmonton will start feeling a little more like home to Chris Pronger. Pronger, the star defenseman traded away by St. Louis last summer after nine seasons with the Blues, scored his first goal for the Oilers on Monday night in a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Kovalev to miss 3-4 weeks after surgery (AP)
Star Canadiens wing Alexei Kovalev is expected to miss three to four weeks following knee surgery Tuesday. He will operated on in Pittsburgh, where he once played for the Penguins. Team doctor David Mulder said there is no ligament damage and Kovalev's right knee is "absolutely" stable. Kovalev is second on the team in scoring with 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) in 18 games.
Lightning's St. Louis out 2-4 weeks (AP)
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis is expected to miss two to four weeks with a broken bone near the tip of his left ring finger. The 2004 NHL MVP also has a damaged nail bed, the result of being hit in the hand by defenseman Darryl Sydor's shot in practice Sunday. "I knew right away it was bad," St.
Blues look to talk to other buyers (AP)
Dave Checketts' group withdrew from negotiations to buy the St. Louis Blues, putting the team back on the open market Monday. Blues owners Bill and Nancy Laurie had signed a letter of intent with Sports Capital Partners granting them exclusive rights to negotiate for 30 days to buy the team and the operating lease on the Savvis Center, where the Blues play.
Canucks top Wings on Bertuzzi hat trick (AP)
The only difference Todd Bertuzzi sees in his game is a little good fortune is now coming his way. Bertuzzi notched his fourth career hat trick Sunday night, lifting the slumping Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the NHL-leading Detroit Red Wings. With five goals in three games, Bertuzzi matched his total from the previous 33 -- dating to the 2003-04 season when he scored just 17.
Frolov, Conroy hat tricks lift Kings (AP)
The Los Angeles Kings were concerned about being shown up. The Columbus Blue Jackets should have been the worried ones. Alexander Frolov scored three goals in the opening 12:35 -- on a power play, at even strength and short-handed -- and Craig Conroy also had a hat trick to lead the Kings to an 8-2 victory on Sunday.
AVONDALE, Ariz. – The Busch brothers made Phoenix interesting while Tony Stewart continued to keep his cool.
Kurt Busch goes from champ to chump in a hurry (AP)
Even for a guy who spends so much time in the fast lane, Kurt Busch went from champ to chump in a hurry.
One Busch missing, another takes checkered flag in Phoenix (AP)
One took the checkered flag. The other was booted from his car before the race even began.
Busch suspended for season's last two races (AP)
The message Jack Roush was getting from the public and the team's sponsors: Send Kurt Busch packing.
Stewart closing in on second NASCAR title (SportsTicker)
AVONDALE, Arizona (Ticker) - Tony Stewart, who has finally found a calmer, inner confidence despite being a self-professed smart aleck, took a major step toward his second NASCAR Nextel Cup championship.
Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Checker Auto Parts 500 (SportsTicker)
''Supersub'' Wallace gets another ride thanks to Busch's woes (AP)
When Jack Roush needed a driver at the last minute, he knew who to call.
Roush Racing suspends Kurt Busch for remainder of season (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Edwards and Beard are glamour couple for "Generation Next" (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor