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NEWS FROM 2005-11-19
No Ruling Yet on Owens' Grievance Hearing (AP)
AP - Terrell Owens might be closer to returning to the field this season, even though the Philadelphia Eagles still don't want him back.
SuperSonics Rally Past Bulls for 98-84 Win (AP)
AP - Ray Allen scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half to help the Seattle SuperSonics rally for a 98-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Cavaliers Top Magic for 6th Straight Win (AP)
AP - Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half, LeBron James added 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to their fifth blowout win at home, 102-84 over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
House Nets Career-High 31 Points, Suns Win (AP)
AP - Eddie House made seven of 11 3-point attempts en route to a career-high 31 points and the Phoenix Suns handed the Utah Jazz their fourth straight loss, 102-94 on Friday night.
Raptors Suffer Ninth Consecutive Loss (AP)
AP - Ricky Davis and Paul Pierce each scored 26 points to help the Boston Celtics hand the Toronto Raptors their season-opening ninth straight loss, 100-93 on Friday night.
Jets Promote FB Lawton to Active Roster (AP)
AP - The New York Jets promoted fullback Luke Lawton to the active roster, and signed running back Terry Butler to the practice squad Friday.
Wade in command to lead Heat past Sixers (Reuters)
Reuters - Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 32
points and finished one rebound shy of a triple-double in
leading the Miami Heat to a 106-96 victory over the streaking
Philadelphia 76ers in Miami on Friday.
Mets Trade Cameron to Padres for Nady (AP)
AP - Mike Cameron will return to baseball in the same outfield where he was so frighteningly injured last summer.
D.C. United's Gomez Has Hernia Surgery (AP)
AP - D.C. United midfielder Christian Gomez had hernia surgery this week in Germany and the team said Friday he's expected to be ready for the start of the 2006 preseason.
Devils Pull Off Win Despite Blowing Lead (AP)
AP - The New Jersey Devils managed to win at home despite blowing a two-goal lead. The Atlantic Division-rival Philadelphia Flyers weren't so fortunate.
Questions remain about the Bears and Bengals, but we'll get more answers about them in Week 11.
No ruling yet on Owens' grievance (AP)
Terrell Owens might be closer to returning to the field this season, even though the Philadelphia Eagles still don't want him back. Arbitrator Richard Bloch did not issue a ruling after the 13-hour arbitration hearing Friday. Richard Berthelsen, general counsel of the NFL Players' Association, said a decision is expected by Tuesday and expressed optimism that Owens would not have to sit out the...
Bills' Losman to start against San Diego (AP)
J.P. Losman will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills against San Diego after Kelly Holcomb missed his third straight practice since getting a concussion. Coach Mike Mularkey said Friday he expected Holcomb to be medically cleared for the game Sunday, but wasn't sure if he would serve as Losman's backup or be the No.
Redskins WR Patten out for season (AP)
Washington Redskins receiver David Patten is out for the season after undergoing surgery on his right knee Friday. Patten had been feeling irritation in the knee for a couple of weeks and had missed practices but not games. The pain grew worse this week, and doctors diagnosed a cartilage injury that required surgery.
McNabb told to get season-ending surgery (AP)
Donovan McNabb's next important decision won't be calling an audible at the line of scrimmage. McNabb was told Thursday to have surgery for a sports hernia that probably would end his season. The Eagles' quarterback is considering his options. It's likely he'll seek other opinions before making a final decision.
Packers WR Ferguson re-injures knee (AP)
Green Bay Packers receiver Robert Ferguson re-injured his left knee Friday and was carted off the field just one day after returning to practice. Ferguson missed the last three games after tearing a ligament in the knee during a 23-20 loss at Minnesota on Oct. 23. He is expected to be evaluated further on Saturday, team spokesman Aaron Popkey said late Friday afternoon.
Steelers to start Maddox against Ravens (AP)
Tommy Maddox went from being the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting quarterback to No. 3 on the depth chart in barely a year's time. Despite a steep slide that admittedly tested his confidence, he always felt he would start again. What he didn't know was it would be this soon. With Ben Roethlisberger still not ready to return from a knee injury, Maddox will be the Steelers' quarterback Sunday in Baltimore...
Holmes will decide on future after tests (AP)
Priest Holmes says he'll undergo two more tests on his neck and spine and then decide whether to resume his record-setting NFL career next year. In his first public comments since going on injured reserve, the three-time Pro Bowl running back and holder of the NFL's single-season touchdown mark also disputed a report he had a lump on his spine.
Vikings victory in Stringer suit upheld (AP)
The widow of lineman Korey Stringer hit another, probably final legal roadblock Thursday when the Minnesota Supreme Court refused to let her pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the Vikings and several employees. Siding with two lower courts, the Supreme Court's 4-2 decision -- Justice Alan Page, a former Viking, recused himself -- exhausted Kelci Stringer's avenues in state court.
Owners approve Super Bowl for K.C. (AP)
NFL owners voted Wednesday to tentatively award Kansas City a Super Bowl, largely as a tribute to owner Lamar Hunt, who gave the game its name. It comes with one giant string attached: improvements to Arrowhead Stadium, including a rolling roof to keep out the February cold. The team estimates the cost of the roof alone at $100 million to $200 million -- and that's not counting $300 million or so...
Flip side of the brawl
The Pacers-Pistons melee cast the NBA in a bad light, but there's much good being done behind the scene.
Pistons match best start since Bad Boys (AP)
The Detroit Pistons are scoring more this season, but defense is still their calling card. It's also the reason they're still undefeated. Richard Hamilton scored 19 points and the Pistons survived a dismal offensive performance Friday night, beating equally cold-shooting Houston 78-70. The Pistons improved to 8-0, matching their best start since 1988-89, when they won the first of back-to-back NBA...
Wade helps Heat end Sixers' win streak (AP)
With NBA scoring leader Allen Iverson in town, Dwyane Wade rose to the challenge. The high-flying Wade had a season-high six dunks, came within a rebound of a triple-double and scored a season-high 32 points Friday night to help the Miami Heat beat Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers 106-96. The loss ended Philadelphia's six-game winning streak.
Clippers look like L.A.'s best at 7-2 (AP)
The NBA's balance of power in Los Angeles seems to be shifting. Led by Elton Brand, the Clippers beat Kobe Bryant and the Lakers 97-91 on Friday night. Bryant, making some of his off-balance, high-arcing jumpers but missing more often, scored 36 points on 12-of-35 shooting. The win extended the Clippers' franchise-best start to 7-2 and was their third victory in a row over their city rivals dating...
Hornets drop hapless Hawks to 0-9 (AP)
Chris Paul kept telling Salim Stoudamire not to shoot. Once Stoudamire stopped listening, the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 26-point deficit and almost came away with their first victory. But Paul saved the day for the New Orleans, scoring five of his 25 points on free throws in the final 22.7 seconds in the Hornets' 95-92 victory over the winless Hawks on Friday night.
Ilgauskas leads Cavaliers past Magic (AP)
So far the Cavaliers' new scoreboard has said the same thing after every home game: blowout. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half, LeBron James added 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to their fifth straight easy win at home, 102-84 over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Raptors lose in Boston, drop to 0-9 (AP)
Former Connecticut star Charlie Villanueva is doing his best to take the Toronto Raptors' 0-9 start in stride. "We just have to learn how to win," said Villanueva, who scored all 18 of points in the first half in the Raptors' 100-93 loss to Boston on Friday night. "We played a pretty decent half, but didn't get it done when it counted the most.
O'Neal dominates as Pacers beat Bobcats (AP)
Sarunas Jasikevicius gave the Indiana Pacers a big lift in the second half. After sitting out the first half, the 29-year-old rookie from Lithuania scored 14 points to lead the Pacers to a 93-85 victory over Charlotte on Friday night. Jasikevicius entered the game as the Pacers' third point guard and went 6-of-6 from the line in the final 2 minutes to seal the win.
Carmelo lifts Nuggets over Knicks (AP)
Larry Brown couldn't come up with the right plan for either Denver's best player or his own Friday night. Carmelo Anthony sliced through single coverage en route to 25 points for the Nuggets, while Brown left Knicks guard Stephon Marbury watching helplessly from the bench over the final 6 1/2 minutes of Denver's 95-86 win over New York.
Sonics' Allen burns Bulls in second half (AP)
Ray Allen understood the boos in the first half. "You see somebody who can't put the ball in the basket, it's a natural kind of thing," Allen said. Allen quickly made the boos disappear. The All-Star guard scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half to help the Seattle SuperSonics rally for a 98-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Hawks end Flames' 8-game winning streak (AP)
After a forgettable start to the season, Chicago Blackhawks forward Mark Bell has found his scoring touch. Bell and rookie Mark Cullen each had two goals Friday night as the resurgent Blackhawks beat Calgary 5-2, ending the Flames' eight-game winning streak. After scoring on opening night, Bell went without a goal for the next 14 games.
Thrashers rally late, beat Flyers in OT (AP)
Poor special teams cost the Philadelphia Flyers. Greg de Vries scored 3:05 into overtime, after Atlanta wiped out a two-goal deficit with power-play tallies in the final two minutes of regulation, and the Thrashers defeated the Flyers 6-5 on Friday night. After Peter Bondra cut the deficit to one with 1:50 remaining, Patrick Stefan tied it 5-5 with only 7 seconds left.
Gionta, Gomez power Devils past Habs (AP)
The New Jersey Devils' weekend features visits on consecutive nights from Canada's top two teams. After a 5-3 victory Friday night over the Montreal Canadiens -- the Eastern Conference's co-leader -- the Devils set their sights on Saturday's opponent, the Ottawa Senators. "We conquered the hill," said Devils coach Larry Robinson.
Stars PP goals help defeat Jackets, 6-3 (AP)
The Dallas Stars connected three times on the power play and once while short-handed. With all that, the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't stand a chance. Jere Lehtinen broke a tie at 9:06 of the third period with the last of Dallas' man-advantage goals and Stephane Robidas added a short-handed tally to send the Stars to a 6-3 victory over the Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Rookie Svatos scores winner for Avs (AP)
Marek Svatos is out to prove there is more to this season's NHL rookie class than just Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Svatos scored his 10th goal and fifth winner with 5:58 remaining Friday night, giving the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 victory over Anaheim and sending the Mighty Ducks to their seventh straight loss.
Coyotes get Scatchard from Bruins (AP)
The Phoenix Coyotes traded defenseman David Tanabe to the Boston Bruins on Friday night for center Dave Scatchard. Tanabe is expected in Boston on Saturday when the Bruins, who have lost four in a row and are in last place in the Northeast Division, host the Buffalo Sabres. The Bruins have given up 73 goals this season, the third most in the Eastern Conference.
Panthers drop 10th straight, 4-1 to Sens (AP)
Daniel Alfredsson made it clear that the Ottawa Senators' recent power-play struggles were merely a short-term glitch. Alfredsson scored man-advantage goals 20 seconds apart midway through the third period and Ottawa beat Florida 4-1 on Thursday night, extending the Panthers' season-high losing streak to 10 games.
St. Louis' return gives Tampa Bay a lift (AP)
Martin St. Louis' surprise return gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a much needed lift. St. Louis scored a tiebreaking, rebound goal with 1:43 left, leading the Lightning past the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. St. Louis was back in the lineup less than a week after breaking a bone near the tip of his left ring finger.
Hurricanes roll behind Adams' hat trick (AP)
Try as he might, Kevyn Adams couldn't completely remember the last time he scored three goals in a game. The best he could recall was one about 10 years ago in the minors, soon after he left college. Not to worry. The veteran center has a more recent memory to talk about. Adams scored his first three goals of the season for his first NHL hat trick, Eric Staal added his 13th before leaving with an...
Stoll's OT goal lifts Oilers past Wings (AP)
The Edmonton Oilers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period, then blew a two-goal lead and somehow beat the Detroit Red Wings in overtime. Jarret Stoll scored the winning power-play goal to lift the Oilers to a 6-5 victory on Thursday night. "It's great for the fans," said Stoll, who fired his sixth goal past Chris Osgood 33 seconds into the extra session.
End of the road
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Martin Truex Jr. can collect his second consecutive Busch championship this weekend.
Roush still angry at Busch; reigning champion won't be on hand for celebration (AP)
Kurt Busch hoped to be part of the season-finale festivities, lower his championship flag and be on hand when his successor was crowned.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series finale postponed by rain (SportsTicker)
NASCAR trucks season finale postponed (AP)
NASCAR's season-ending truck race, the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was postponed Friday night because of rain.
Police report shows Busch not drunk but belligerent (SportsTicker)
NASCAR ready to overhaul impound rules for 2006 (AP)
NASCAR is overhauling its impound rules.
Gibbs team in capable hands of coach's son (AP)
At Joe Gibbs Racing, nobody calls J.D. Gibbs ``Coach.''
Champ-car king Bourdais plans on skipping Indy in 2006 (AFP)
Sebastien Bourdais, the French auto racer who captured the Champ-car series crown for the second year in a row, has reportedly no plans to race in next year's Indianapolis 500.
AP Exclusive: Busch regrets actions, ready to take over new ride (AP)
Kurt Busch has a lot of regrets as he sits at home this week while his NASCAR Nextel Cup colleagues race in the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.