|| Return to Sports News Main Page |
NEWS FROM 2006-07-09
Woods moves up leaderboard at Western Open
AP - Tiger Woods smiled and laughed as he walked off the course on Saturday. He had fun, looked more like his old self and vaulted into contention at the Western Open. All while Vijay Singh grabbed the lead.
LeBron agrees to $80 million extension
AP - LeBron James likes it where he's at — close to home and closing in on an NBA title. Cleveland's All-Star forward agreed Saturday to sign a contract extension of up to five years and worth as much as $80 million with the Cavaliers, a huge relief for the rising team and its fretting fans who worried he might be planning an escape.
Mauresmo wins 2nd Grand Slam title
AP - Amelie Mauresmo sank into her chair after losing the first set of the Wimbledon final and buried her face in a towel. Then Mauresmo straightened up and gave herself a little talking-to, deciding that this was the moment to cast off the burden of being known as a player who couldn't come through when it counted.
Defense will decide World Cup final
AP - No Italian opponent has scored in this World Cup. France has allowed two goals overall. Even with all the offensive flair on both sides, defense will decide the title Sunday in Olympic Stadium.
D'Backs nip Rox as teams score 13 in 9th
AP - With a low arm angle and a nasty slider, Colorado Rockies closer Brian Fuentes had allowed only two hits to left-handed hitters all season. Knowing this, Arizona's Chad Tracy went up there with one intention — swinging where he thought the ball might be. After taking a slider, Tracy guessed right on the next pitch and his grand slam helped send the Diamondbacks to an 8-7 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Attorney: Woman wants Holmes case tossed
AP - The woman who was allegedly assaulted by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has asked that charges against the former Ohio State star be dropped, his attorney said Friday.
LeBron agrees to five-year NBA extension with Cavaliers: report
AFP - LeBron James, the 21-year-old prodigy set to become the National Basketball Association's next superstar, reportedly has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Guillen, Tigers beat sinking Mariners 2-1
AP - Strong bullpen management is yet another of Jim Leyland's strengths that have helped the Detroit Tigers to the best record in baseball.
Germany takes 3rd with win over Portugal
AP - Fireworks thundered and flashbulbs popped all around the darkened stadium, illuminating the German players' brilliant white shirts and the thousands of flags that waved in their honor. Fans screamed and sang for an hour afterward, savoring the lingering moments as hosts of the World Cup. And that was after the consolation game.
Flyers' Forsberg begins ankle rehab
AP - Peter Forsberg has begun rehabbing his surgically repaired right ankle, seven weeks after the first of two planned ankle operations.
More draft supplements
Texas DT Marco Martin and N.C. State all-purpose back Richard Washington are available for the July 13 supplemental draft.
The wild, wild East
There's a reason the Pistons and Bulls would overpay for Ben Wallace. Three of them, actually.
LeBron agrees to extension with Cavaliers (AP)
LeBron James likes it where he's at -- close to home and closing in on an NBA title. Cleveland's All-Star forward agreed Saturday to sign a contract extension of up to five years and worth as much as $80 million with the Cavaliers, a huge relief for the rising team and its fretting fans who worried he might be planning an escape.
Injury keeps Redick out of summer league (AP)
The Orlando Magic are holding guard J.J. Redick out of summer league play because of a back injury. Redick repeatedly has said he's not bothered by the herniated disc in his back, an injury announced just before the Magic took him No. 11 overall in the NBA draft. He received a cortisone shot about a month ago and said he won't need surgery.
Mavs send Daniels to Pacers for Croshere (AP)
The Dallas Mavericks, looking for a solid backup to Dirk Nowitzki, plan to trade Marquis Daniels to the Indiana Pacers for Austin Croshere. Daniels' agent, Glenn Schwartzman, said Thursday the deal cannot become official until Wednesday, when teams can complete trades and sign free agents. Croshere was entering the final year of his five-year contract that pays him nearly $7 million a year.
Report: Bulls trade Chandler to Hornets (AP)
Tyson Chandler is ready for a fresh start. The Chicago Bulls agreed Wednesday to send the center to the New Orleans Hornets for veteran forward P.J. Brown and swingman J.R. Smith, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday night on its Web site. Officials with both the Bulls and the Hornets declined comment.
Pacers keep Granger and Harrison (AP)
The Indiana Pacers exercised contract options on former first-round draft picks Danny Granger and David Harrison, and cut former Notre Dame standout Chris Thomas from their rookie/free agent camp roster on Friday. Harrison and Granger are now signed through the 2007-2008 season. If the Pacers didn't pick up the options, both could have become unrestricted free agents at the end of next season.
Nuggets G Hodge has bullet removed (AP)
Denver Nuggets guard Julius Hodge was expected to resume workouts in a week after undergoing minor surgery Friday to remove a bullet fragment from his left thigh. Hodge was shot three times in his left leg April 8 while driving on a Denver freeway after he left a nightclub. Investigators said the shots were fired from a car that drove next to Hodge's.
Celtics exercise option on Telfair (AP)
The Boston Celtics exercised the options on newly acquired point guard Sebastian Telfair and three others Thursday, then signed undrafted free agent Allan Ray of Villanova. Telfair, along with forward Al Jefferson and guards Delonte West and Gerald Green, will remain under contract through the 2007-08 season.
Top pick Erik Johnson to attend college (AP)
Erik Johnson, the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, will go to the University of Minnesota this fall rather than join the St. Louis Blues. The Blues retain the rights to the defenseman, and the team was part of his decision to go to college. "We feel this is a win-win situation for Erik to be going to an excellent hockey program to continue his development," Blues president John Davidson said Friday on...
Forsberg begins ankle surgery rehab (AP)
Peter Forsberg has begun rehabbing his surgically repaired right ankle, seven weeks after the first of two planned ankle operations. The Philadelphia Flyers center started his rehabilitation on Thursday. In mid-May, Forsberg had torn ligaments repaired and several bones realigned in his right ankle during a three-hour operation.
D Poti leaves Rangers for Islanders (AP)
Tom Poti is leaving the Rangers, but the veteran NHL defenseman is staying in New York. The 29-year-old Poti joined the rival Islanders on Saturday by signing a one-year, $2.75 million deal after three-plus, up-and-down seasons on Broadway. "From the beginning of free agency, I told my agent that I wanted to see if something could be worked out with the Islanders," said Poti, a U.S.
Hurricanes re-sign D Wesley for one year (AP)
The Carolina Hurricanes re-signed veteran defenseman Glen Wesley on Thursday to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. Wesley just finished his 18th NHL season, and had two goals and eight assists in 64 regular-season games. He had appeared in three Stanley Cup finals before finally winning the championship with the Hurricanes last month.
Lightning ink Fedotenko to one-year deal (AP)
The Tampa Bay Lightning and left wing Ruslan Fedotenko avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $1.65 million, one-year contract Thursday. Fedotenko had a career-high 26 goals and 41 points for Tampa Bay this past season. "In a perfect world we would have liked to sign Ruslan to a long-term contract," Lightning general manager Jay Feaster said in a statement.
Blue Jackets sign G Conklin (AP)
The Blue Jackets signed former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ty Conklin on Thursday, giving Columbus a backup to Pascal LeClaire. Conklin's signing was completed a week after the Blue Jackets traded goalie Marc Denis to the Tampa Bay Lightning for veteran European netminder Fredrik Norrena. Conklin, 30, went 8-5-1 and allowed an average of 2.80 goals in 18 games with the Oilers last season.
Coyotes hope free agents can end drought (AP)
As the most popular player since the Phoenix Coyotes moved to the desert in 1996, Jeremy Roenick wore No. 97 in the team's oft-ridiculed, multicolored uniforms before leaving in a salary dispute five years ago. On Thursday, the nine-time NHL All-Star slipped into a new sweater with his old number, in the club's more traditional brick-red design.
JOLIET, Ill. – Brian Vickers is heading to Toyota, but he's making the most of his final months in the No. 25 Chevy.
Kasey Kahne the man to beat in Sunday's USG Sheetrock 400 (SportsTicker)
Hornaday wins NCTS Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky (SportsTicker)
Hornaday gets 29th truck series win (AP)
Ron Hornaday Jr. believes the reason he keeps finishing strong in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is because he keeps starting slowly.
Mears wins Busch Series USG Durock 300 (SportsTicker)
Mears wins first career Busch Series race (AP)
Casey Mears always had the family pedigree. And as of next year, he'll have a new ride at the elite Hendrick Motorsports team.
Ferrell takes a few hot laps at Chicagoland (AP)
Will Ferrell got a little woozy during his joyride around Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday morning.
Edwards could be reunited with crew chief Osborne (AP)
Despite an early season shakeup that saw him lose his crew chief to teammate Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards heads into Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway just outside the top 10 in the Nextel Cup standings.
UPS plans to stick with Jarrett next year (AP)
JOLIET, Ill. – Dale Jarrett says he didn't want any part of trying to recruit his current sponsor to follow...