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NEWS FROM 2005-11-28
Seahawks Beat Giants 24-21 in OT Battle (AP)
AP - The Seattle Seahawks survived a huge NFC challenge Sunday — barely.
Bears Top Bucs, Extend Win Streak to 7 (AP)
AP - There's a good reason Lovie Smith's Chicago Bears are drawing comparisons to the old Monsters of the Midway. The NFC North leaders play an awfully stingy brand of defense, too.
Ex-Cowboy Irvin Arrested on Drug Charge (AP)
AP - Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after Plano police officers searched his vehicle during a traffic stop.
Brooks Leads Saints to Victory Over Jets (AP)
AP - Aaron Brooks finally led the New Orleans Saints to a long-awaited victory at the Meadowlands. Brooks threw three touchdown passes, and the Saints broke a six-game losing streak with a 21-19 win over the New York Jets on Sunday night in their second visit to East Rutherford in one season.
Eagles Complain Cowboys Tampered With T.O. (AP)
AP - The Philadelphia Eagles have filed a tampering complaint against the Dallas Cowboys after Dallas owner Jerry Jones suggested on a radio show that his team is often interested in players such as suspended wide receiver Terrell Owens.
Curtis Martin Nets 14,000 Rushing Yards (AP)
AP - Jets running back Curtis Martin became the fourth NFL player to rush for 14,000 yards, reaching the mark with a 23-yard run in the first quarter of New York's 21-19 loss to New Orleans on Sunday night.
Nets Defeat Lakers 102-96 in Overtime (AP)
AP - Jason Kidd scored five of his season-high 35 points in overtime, and also had eight rebounds and 12 assists Sunday night, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 102-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Beckett 'Pumped' About Joining Red Sox (AP)
AP - Josh Beckett would love jersey No. 21, but the newest member of Boston's starting rotation knows the Red Sox might not hand over Roger Clemens' old number.
McBride Leads Fulham Past Bolton 2-1 (AP)
AP - American Brian McBride scored two goals Sunday, leading Fulham over Bolton 2-1 in the English Premier League.
Avalanche Top Canucks, Archenemy Bertuzzi (AP)
AP - Milan Hejduk scored 11 seconds into the game and Dan Hinote finally got his first goal of the season Sunday night to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks and archenemy Todd Bertuzzi.
If the NFC's road to the Super Bowl goes through the Northwest, wind and rain will only be part of the challenge.
Seahawks outlast Giants on FG in OT (AP)
The more the Seahawks tried to hand the game to the Giants, the more Jay Feely kept kicking it back. And short. And wide. NFC-leading Seattle survived a wild finish and an even wilder overtime to steal a 24-21 victory Sunday over New York, which had three chances to win with Feely -- 23-of-25 on field goals up to that point -- on the field.
Bears hold off Bucs, win 7th in a row (AP)
Seven straight victories and first place in the NFC North are just a start for the Chicago Bears. Coach Lovie Smith thinks the NFL's top-ranked defense is capable of leading his rejuvenated team to even greater heights. "Hopefully it can carry us all the way. If you don't let a team score you have a heck of a chance of winning.
L.T.'s OT dash lifts Chargers by 'Skins (AP)
Instead of crowing about a victory over his former team, Marty Schottenheimer decided once and for all to proclaim LaDainian Tomlinson the greatest running back ever. Who could blame him? Tomlinson tied the game with a 32-yard run late in the fourth quarter and won it with a 41-yard scamper on the second play of overtime.
Saints top Jets to end six-game skid (AP)
The Saints trudged back to the Meadowlands for the second time this season. Ironically enough, they fared better as the road team. Aaron Brooks threw three touchdown passes, and New Orleans broke a six-game losing streak with a 21-19 win over the Jets on Sunday night, sending New York to new depths of despair.
Eagles say Cowboys tampered with T.O. (AP)
The Philadelphia Eagles have filed a tampering complaint against the Dallas Cowboys after Dallas owner Jerry Jones suggested on a radio show that his team is often interested in players such as suspended wide receiver Terrell Owens. "In general, I am a risk-taker. We've gone down that road," Jones said when asked if the Cowboys might be interested in Owens.
Former Cowboys receiver Irvin arrested (AP)
Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after Plano police officers searched his vehicle during a traffic stop. Irvin, an ESPN analyst and semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, told The Associated Press late Sunday that the drug pipe found in his car belonged to a friend of 17 years who left a Houston rehab center and...
Jags lose Leftwich, hold off Cards 24-17 (AP)
The Jacksonville Jaguars became a playoff contender with young Byron Leftwich at quarterback. For at least the next month, they will try to persevere without him. The third-year player from Marshall broke a bone in his left ankle when he was sacked by Adrian Wilson on his first play of the game, but the Jaguars still won their fourth straight, 24-17 over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Panthers all alone atop NFC South (AP)
Carolina's stout defensive effort allowed quarterback Jake Delhomme time to show the Panthers can win without Steve Smith leading the way. With Smith blanketed all game, Delhomme hit third-string tight end Michael Gaines for a 3-yard touchdown, lifting Carolina to a 13-9 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Chiefs get four INTS, beat Pats 26-16 (AP)
It's time for people to start taking notice when Greg Wesley makes bold predictions. Right before a game against Miami in 2002, Kansas City's free safety said he would get three interceptions, and did. Then Sunday he picked off three of Tom Brady's passes after telling teammates he would, and Sammy Knight grabbed a fourth in a 26-16 victory over the injury-tattered New England Patriots.
Bryant or bust
Until they learn the triangle offense, the Lakers will only be as good as Kobe Bryant's shooting percentage.
Kidd, Nets overcome Kobe's 46, win in OT (AP)
Once the Los Angeles Lakers forced overtime, it seemed the New Jersey Nets were destined for another road defeat. Jason Kidd and a band of reserves prevented that from happening. Kidd scored five of his season-high 35 points in overtime, and had eight rebounds and 12 assists Sunday night, leading the Nets to a 102-96 victory over the Lakers.
Artest returns, leads Pacers past Clips (AP)
All five Indiana starters played significant roles for coach Rick Carlisle against the Los Angeles Clippers -- none bigger than Austin Croshere. After being held to five points through the first three quarters, Croshere scored 12 in the fourth and grabbed a critical offensive rebound in the final seconds to help the Pacers hold off a late rally by the Clippers for a 97-92 victory on Sunday.
Miles denies Hawks third straight win (AP)
Josh Smith showed off his leaping ability last year by winning the NBA slam-dunk contest, but some may still doubt he can jump so high without help. In a controversial call, official Phil Robinson said Smith grabbed the rim to make an offensive rebound with 7.2 seconds left, giving Portland the ball for Darius Miles' winning shot in a 77-75 victory over Atlanta on Sunday.
LeBron scores 38, but K.G. gets the win (AP)
In the final minute, the Timberwolves needed someone to step up, and someone to make a big shot. Instead, they got two of each. Kevin Garnett and Marko Jaric made jumpers in the final minute, barely beating the 24-second shot clock both times, as Minnesota downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 89-85 Saturday night for its first road win.
Mavs F Howard out with bad ankle (AP)
Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard will miss the team's two-game trip to Toronto and Milwaukee after injuring his ankle in Saturday's loss to Memphis. An MRI was scheduled for Sunday, team officials said. Howard hurt his right ankle with 2:35 left in the Mavericks' 112-92 loss to the Grizzlies when he stepped on teammate Devin Harris' foot.
Knicks win on Robinson's 3 at OT buzzer (AP)
After playing poorly in the first half, the New York Knicks went with a smaller lineup and came up with their biggest win of the season. A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by 5-foot-9 Nate Robinson lifted the Knicks to a 105-102 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Stephon Marbury scored a season-high 33 points and rookie Channing Frye added 21 points and 11 rebounds for New York,...
Howard, Magic finally get past Heat (AP)
Brian Hill had a brief message for his players before they went out to face the Miami Heat on Saturday. "I told them eight is enough. Let's end it right here," the Orlando Magic coach said of his team's losing streak against Miami. "That's really all I had to say." The Magic players took it from there, leading wire-to-wire against their in-state rival and sealing their 80-77 victory with tough...
West leads Hornets past Sonics (AP)
Chris Paul's ability to create is making things easy for David West and the New Orleans Hornets. West continued his string of strong performances with 21 points, and the Hornets won consecutive games for the second time this season with a 105-99 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Saturday. After averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds in his previous three games, West was 7-of-12 and pulled down...
Wallace lifts Bobcats over Wizards (AP)
The Charlotte Bobcats lost five of six games when Gerald Wallace was out with a right wrist fracture earlier this month. Now that he's back, the Bobcats are, too. Wallace had 26 points and 14 rebounds Saturday night to lead Charlotte to a 100-82 victory over the Washington Wizards. The Bobcats have won two of three since Wallace returned, and the only loss came on a last-second shot at Boston on...
The Power Rankings wake up to hot streaks from Calgary and Dallas, while San Jose and Boston move perilously close to the basement.
Avalanche starts quick, routs Canucks (AP)
Before Avalanche archenemy Todd Bertuzzi heard his first jeer, or even stepped onto the ice for that matter, Vancouver had fallen behind. It kept getting worse for the Canucks on yet another disappointing trip to Colorado. Milan Hejduk scored 11 seconds into the game and the Avalanche scored three more times in the first period en route to a 6-2 victory Sunday night over Bertuzzi and the Canucks.
Modin's two PP goals lead Lightning (AP)
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a bad weekend in Florida. Fredrik Modin scored two power-play goals and John Grahame stopped 20 shots in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Sunday. Not only did Pittsburgh drop two games in three days, they played Sunday without captain Mario Lemieux and with sore rookie center Sidney Crosby.
Kovalchuk stars as Thrashers top 'Canes (AP)
The Atlanta Thrashers are quite comfortable on the Carolina Hurricanes' home ice. Ilya Kovalchuk had two goals and two assists, and Marian Hossa scored the go-ahead goal to lead the Thrashers past the Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday, giving Atlanta its second road win in two tries against Carolina. Marc Savard and Jean-Pierre Vigier also had goals for the Thrashers, and rookie Michael Garnett made 27...
Sabres extend unbeaten streak to six (AP)
The Buffalo Sabres had a simple game plan against Washington, keep the pressure on the tired Capitals. The strategy worked. Jason Pominville netted his first NHL goal, and Thomas Vanek and Jochen Hecht also scored to help the Sabres stretch their unbeaten streak to six with a 3-2 victory Sunday. Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff knew Washington didn't get much sleep after the Capitals played a game in New...
Ducks continue dominance of 'Hawks (AP)
With only zeros on the scoreboard in the third period, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks kept their poise and waited for their chances. Teemu Selanne and Joffrey Lupul broke the game open late, lifting the Mighty Ducks to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Selanne took a cross-zone pass from Andy McDonald and put his own rebound past goalie Nikolai Khabibulin to give Anaheim a 1-0...
Avs LW Konowalchuk out for season (AP)
Colorado Avalanche left wing Steve Konowalchuk will have surgery on his right wrist and be out the rest of the season. "Further examination along with an MRI confirmed that Steve has torn ligaments in his right wrist and that surgery is necessary," Avalanche head athletic trainer Matt Sokolowski said Sunday.
Wings hand Sharks ninth straight loss (AP)
This was a signature game for the new NHL -- a wide-open, high-scoring contest that had fans jumping in and out of their seats all game long. But even some of the winning players had to wonder whether the tight calls and numerous power plays leads to hockey being played at its best. Brendan Shanahan scored the tying and winning goals in a 70-second span late in the third period and Mathieu...
Sundin's OT goal helps Leafs top Habs (AP)
Jose Theodore thought the officials played for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. "It's hard to play seven against five for the whole game," the Montreal goalie said after Mats Sundin scored a power-play goal at 1:29 of overtime to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the Canadiens. Montreal's Craig Rivet was called for tripping Nik Antropov at the end of regulation, giving Toronto the...
Johnson helps end Jackets' 7-game skid (AP)
In a battle to escape the NHL basement, the Columbus Blue Jackets discovered the offense they'd been missing. Aaron Johnson's first goal of the season snapped a third-period tie and the Blue Jackets ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. "It's big, these are teams we have to jump on," Johnson said.
Team (doesn't always) work
Some Nextel Cup teams had their stuff together in 2005 while others missed the mark.
Stewart's slow start turns into championship season (AP)
What started out as a lost season for Tony Stewart wound up as the best time of his life. Few who saw it will...
In NASCAR, 2005 a season of personality (AP)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The season started with Tony Stewart out front, only to fade at the end of the biggest...
Authorities identify four killed in plane crash off Dana Point (AP)
Off-road racer Jason Baldwin was among four people killed last weekend in a plane crash off the California coast, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Divers recovered the bodies Tuesday, three days after the plane sank in about 200 feet of water off Dana Point. Along with the 35-year-old Baldwin, also identified were pilot Daniel M.
NASCAR's championship format was a winner, and closer than it looked (AP)
There was no last-lap drama in this Chase.
Sister: Racer Baldwin aboard crashed plane (AP)
Off-road racer Jason Baldwin was one of four people aboard a small plane that crashed into the Pacific off the Orange County coast. "It was his time to go," his sister, Kelley Renezeder, said Sunday. "We will all learn in our way why he died. He did not die as though he never lived. He lived each day to the fullest." A dive team will arrive Tuesday to retrieve the wreckage of the plane, which crashed...
Gordon claims coveted 11th spot in NASCAR points (AP)
Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has no need for racing's most coveted consolation prize.
Stewart caps second championship with steady final run (AP)
Long before he battled for a second NASCAR championship, Tony Stewart had to fight for his job.
Jimmie Johnson endures more season-finale heartbreak (SportsTicker)
HOMESTEAD, Florida (Ticker) - Jimmie Johnson entered Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup championship within his grasp. For the second year in a row, he let it slip away.