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NEWS FROM 2006-03-28
Augustus Helps LSU Join Men in Final Four
AP - Seimone Augustus gave her old neighborhood — and all the rest of Baton Rouge — another reason to celebrate. Two days after her middle-school AAU teammate Glen "Big Baby" Davis and other longtime pals got the LSU men into the Final Four, Augustus did the same for the Lady Tigers in quite a memorable way.
Heat Rallies for Victory Over Pacers
AP - The Miami Heat lost their shooting stroke for the entire second quarter.
Rangers Back in First With Win Over Sabres
AP - The third period belonged to Jaromir Jagr and Henrik Lundqvist.
George Mason Relishes Improbable Spotlight
AP - The coach of perhaps the most improbable Final Four team in NCAA history was running on pure adrenaline. George Mason's Jim Larranaga had slept for only two hours, and his extremely hoarse voice didn't deter him from what essentially became a day of nonstop talking.
No Committee Yet for Tagliabue Successor
AP - The search for Paul Tagliabue's successor may take awhile.
Packers Re-Sign Running Back Davenport
AP - Running back Najeh Davenport re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on Monday.
AP - Dallas at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST). The Pistons look to bounce back from their first regulation loss at home in a year against New Jersey on Sunday.
Phillies Pitcher Gavin Floyd Back on Track
AP - Gavin Floyd went from being a can't-miss pitcher to a first-round flop and back to a top prospect all in one year.
Manchester United Back in Second Place
AP - Manchester United moved back into second place in the English Premier League on Sunday, getting two goals from Ryan Giggs in a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Birmingham City.
AP - Anaheim at Colorado (9 p.m. EST). The Mighty Ducks have won six straight.
The order of business
Preventing another Wonderlic score fiasco will be part of the agenda at this week's owners meetings.
Cowboys WR Glenn signs $20M, 5-year deal (AP)
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension Monday to line up with Terrell Owens and keep catching passes from Drew Bledsoe. Glenn was under contract for two more seasons, and was scheduled to make $2 million in 2006. The new deal replaces the old contract and runs through 2010.
Panthers give John Fox 5-year extension (AP)
The Carolina Panthers have given coach John Fox a five-year contract extension as a reward for taking them deep into the playoffs in two of the last three seasons. Fox, who had two years left on his current contract, received a deal that runs through 2010 and will pay him close to $5 million a season.
TD celebrations might be curtailed (AP)
Bad news might be on the horizon for Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson and the other purveyors of outrageous touchdown celebrations. The NFL's competition committee is proposing a crackdown on rocking the baby, teeing off like Tiger and anything else that might be considered taunting. This isn't particularly new.
Dolphins at Steelers to open NFL season (AP)
A Thursday night season opener featuring Miami at Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh, and a Thanksgiving night game at Kansas City highlight a portion of the NFL scheduled announced Monday. The league's new tradition of opening on a Thursday night moves to NBC, which has taken over one of the prime-time television packages.
Packers ink RB Davenport, three others (AP)
Running back Najeh Davenport re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on Monday. The team also signed three other free agents: kicker Billy Cundiff, wide receiver Marc Boerigter and linebacker Ben Taylor. The Packers lost longtime kicker Ryan Longwell when he signed as a free agent with Minnesota. Cundiff spent four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, making 60 of 82 field-goal attempts.
Texans most interested in Bills' Moulds (AP)
The Houston Texans have emerged as the team most interested in trading for disgruntled Bills receiver Eric Moulds, who has vowed he won't return to Buffalo. "I've had a great conversation with Charley Casserly, and it's intriguing," Moulds' personal adviser Greg Johnson said Monday, referring to the Texans' general manager.
Dhani Jones arrested for dance in street (AP)
Dancing in the street got Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Dhani Jones arrested. Jones was charged with the misdemeanor of failure to obey a lawful command after he allegedly refused to stop dancing outside a South Beach club early Sunday, according to Miami Beach police. "He refused several orders to get out of the street, and he was arrested," said police spokesman Bobby Hernandez on Monday.
Back in the driver's seat
The Pistons are cruising once again as the rankings' No. 1 team after beating the Heat.
Nets win 9th straight, rout Suns 110-72 (AP)
New Jersey's dominance of Phoenix was so stunning that Nets coach Lawrence Frank had trouble keeping track of it. Nenad Krstic had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Nets won their ninth straight game, holding the Suns to their lowest point total of the season in a 110-72 rout on Monday night. "Midway through the third quarter, I was working on my math skills," Frank said.
Heat rally from 14 down to edge Pacers (AP)
Tempers flared during the game and more fighting words came afterward. At least the Miami Heat were able to leave happy. The Heat overcame five technical fouls and the ejection of starting forward Udonis Haslem for scuffling with Jermaine O'Neal to beat Indiana 96-91 Monday night -- only their second victory over the Pacers in the last 16 regular-season meetings.
Man found guilty in Palace brawl case (AP)
The man accused of sparking the brawl between players and fans at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 2004 was convicted of assault Monday for punching Ron Artest. John Green was acquitted, however, of throwing a cup at Artest -- who was playing for the Pacers at the time -- before the forward charged into the stands and began fighting with Detroit Pistons fans.
Jazz top Hornets, move into 9th in West (AP)
Now that the two-game losing streak is over, the Utah Jazz need to put together a winning streak if they are going to make a run at the playoffs. The Jazz passed New Orleans for ninth place in the Western Conference standings and moved within two games of the final playoff spot by beating the weary and slumping Hornets 104-80 Monday night.
Arenas, Jamison lead Wizards by Warriors (AP)
Most of Golden State's fans finally have forgiven Gilbert Arenas for leaving them. They probably wish Arenas and Antawn Jamison would lay off the Warriors they left behind, though. Arenas scored 40 points and Jamison added 31 as they beat their old team with a sensational two-man show, leading the Washington Wizards to a 116-98 victory over Golden State on Monday night.
Warriors' Taft to have back surgery (AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Chris Taft will undergo surgery Tuesday to fix a herniated disc in his back, ending his rookie season. Taft, a second-round draft pick from Pittsburgh, has missed 46 games this season with the injury, which causes chronic back pain. He hasn't played since Jan. 11, missing the last 32 games, and averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 17 games this season.
Villanueva has 48, but Bucks top Raptors (AP)
The best game of his NBA career couldn't save a lousy day for Charlie Villanueva. Villanueva scored a career-high 48 points, but the Milwaukee Bucks got 35 points from Michael Redd to beat the Toronto Raptors 125-116 in overtime Sunday. That came less than an hour after Connecticut, Villanueva's college team, was upset by George Mason in the NCAA tournament.
LeBron lifts Cavs past Rockets in OT (AP)
The Cleveland Cavaliers got their second overtime win of the week and LeBron James took down the only NBA team he'd yet to beat. James scored 36 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 3:24 left in overtime, to lead the Cavaliers to a 104-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Four days after hitting his first game-winner in the final seconds for a 120-118 overtime victory over Charlotte,...
Kings' Wells fined for punching ball (AP)
Sacramento Kings forward Bonzi Wells was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Monday for punching a ball into the locker-room tunnel during a loss to Golden State. Wells was ejected during the first quarter of Sunday's 90-83 loss to the Warriors. He was angered by a foul called against him, bounced the ball high into the air and then volleyed the bounce into the tunnel leading to the Kings' locker room.
No lead is safe in the new NHL, so who's to say which team will reach the playoffs atop the Power Rankings.
Jagr ties club marks, Rangers win in SO (AP)
Henrik Lundqvist heard the cheers before the lights brightened the ice for the third period. Fans grew tired of backup goalie Kevin Weekes and were frustrated that the New York Rangers appeared on the verge of a third straight loss. The roar began as Lundqvist led his teammates out of the tunnel, grew louder when he was announced into the game, and was deafening when he blanked the Buffalo Sabres...
Hurricanes clinch playoff berth (AP)
The Carolina Hurricanes have much bigger goals than simply making the playoffs as they wrap up the best regular season in franchise history. Still, qualifying for the postseason is the first step, one they officially took Monday night. "Obviously, the goal is to win the Stanley Cup," coach Peter Laviolette said.
Yzerman helps Wings clinch playoff spot (AP)
Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings just keep rolling along. Yzerman scored his 690th goal to tie Mario Lemieux for eighth place on the career list and help the NHL-leading Red Wings clinch a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. However, you won't hear Yzerman compare himself to Lemieux.
Preds F Hordichuk suspended three games (AP)
Nashville Predators forward Darcy Hordichuk was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Monday for initiating a fight Saturday night with the Los Angeles Kings' George Parros. Hordichuk was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a misconduct for the second-period brawl in the Predators' 6-4 road loss to the Kings.
Jokinen, Luongo lift Panthers in SO (AP)
The Florida Panthers got the bounce they needed in a shootout. Olli Jokinen scored in the tiebreaker and Roberto Luongo stopped all three Boston attempts in the Panthers' 4-3 victory over the fading Bruins on Monday night. Seemingly out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture a few weeks ago, the Panthers have won six straight and are 9-1-1 in their last 11 to move six points behind seventh-place...
Rookie Burrows' hat trick powers Canucks (AP)
Alexandre Burrows had the biggest night of his life in the Vancouver Canucks' biggest game of the season. After going 21 games without a goal, Burrows scored two of his three during a 3-minute span late in the second period and the Canucks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-4 on Monday night. "Right now every night is the biggest game of my life down the stretch," said Burrows, a 24-year-old...
Modano's record PP goal lifts Stars (AP)
Mike Modano scored his first power-play goal in 1988 while playing for the Minnesota North Stars. He finally broke the franchise record 17 years later -- long after the team moved to Texas. Modano set the mark in the second period on Sunday and Niko Kapanen added a short-handed goal to send the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Stars exercise Tippett's one-year option (AP)
The Dallas Stars extended coach Dave Tippett's contract through the 2008 season after exercising a one-year option Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Stars, in the fourth season under Tippett, are 48-20-3 and in second place in the Western Conference. Since being named head coach in 2002, Tippett's record of 135-68-30 is the NHL's best among active coaches.
Lightning D Kubina injured in game (AP)
Tampa Bay defenseman Pavel Kubina left the Lightning's game Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes because of a lower-body injury. His absence left the Lightning even more short-handed on the blue line because Dan Boyle didn't even dress. He hurt his right ankle Saturday night against the New York Rangers, and is listed as day to day.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Matt Kenseth is a nice guy, but that only goes so far in Nextel Cup.
Bristol bump and bad-mouthing puts Busch back in spotlight (AP)
Poor Kurt Busch. He tries his best to avoid controversy, yet still ends up smack in the middle of it.
Busch bumps past Kenseth to win at Bristol (AP)
Kevin Harvick doesn't like Kurt Busch, and now maybe Matt Kenseth is mad at him, too.
Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Nextel Food City 500 (SportsTicker)
Knaus' return ends terribly (AP)
Chad Knaus' return to the race track was far from triumphant. In fact, it was pretty terrible.
Kyle Busch wins Busch Sharpie Mini 300 (SportsTicker)
Kyle Busch wins Busch race at Bristol (AP)
Kyle Busch benefited from Greg Biffle's late tire problem to take the lead with 12 laps to go and held on to win the Busch Series race on a cold, snowy Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Longtime RIR PR man Kenneth Campbell dies (AP)
Robert Kenneth Campbell, an innovative promoter who helped shepherd NASCAR through its infancy and worked with the likes of Lawrence Welk, Guy Lombardo, the Harlem Globetrotters and Rolly Derby, has died. He was 83.
Knaus returns at Bristol after four-race suspension (AP)
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Crew chief Chad Knaus returned to the track Friday after a four-week suspension, greeted...