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NEWS FROM 2006-07-17
Woods paired with sometimes-critic Faldo
AP - Nick Faldo wore a Superman logo on his cap Monday, appropriate for this British Open.
Tony Stewart suddenly in Chase trouble
AP - Tony Stewart once said he should be fired if he failed to make NASCAR's Chase for the championship. If he truly believes that, then Stewart's job is currently on the line.
Doctor sentenced in NFL steroids case
AP - The doctor who pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally prescribe steroids to several Carolina Panthers was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison.
Dallas Stars sign Eric Lindros
AP - After years of high hopes and high drama, Eric Lindros signed a one-year bargain deal with the Dallas Stars on Monday.
Barbaro's condition still stable
AP - Barbaro remained in stable condition Monday, was eating well after another comfortable night in his stall and was expected to have the fiberglass cast on his ailing left foot changed.
Cowboys safety Keith Davis shot twice
AP - Dallas Cowboys safety Keith Davis was shot twice while driving on a Dallas highway early Sunday and was hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove bullet fragments.
Mourning celebrates decision to return
AP - More money couldn't lure Alonzo Mourning away from Miami. It was the fans who convinced him to delay retirement and play one more season with the Heat.
ESPN analyst Gammons moved from hospital
AP - Peter Gammons, an ESPN analyst and member of the writer's wing of the baseball Hall of Fame, was released Monday from a Boston hospital where he was being treated for a brain aneurysm.
D.C. United leads All-Star selections
AP - English Premier League champion Chelsea will see a heavily United team of MLS All-Stars next month. D.C. United, that is.
Canadiens re-sign Aebischer, sign Samsanov
AP - The Montreal Canadiens re-signed goalie David Aebischer to a $1.9 million, one-year contract Wednesday, and also signed free-agent forward Sergei Samsonov to a two-year contract and made two trades.
The Bengals added a physical presence at inside linebacker with the selection of Virginia standout Ahmad Brooks.
Cowboys safety Davis shot twice, stable (AP)
Dallas Cowboys safety Keith Davis was shot twice while driving on a Dallas highway early Sunday and was hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove bullet fragments. His agent, Curtis Stephens, said the injuries were minor and that Davis expected to be released late Sunday or Monday.
Doctor gets one year in steroids case (AP)
The doctor who pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally prescribe steroids to several Carolina Panthers was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison. Dr. James Shortt pleaded guilty in March to one federal count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. Prosecutors have said current and former members of the Carolina Panthers were some of Shortt's patients.
Doctor who operated on Namath dies (AP)
Dr. James Nicholas, whose pioneering work on sports injuries included four operations on Joe Namath's knees, has died of colon cancer at age 85, Lenox Hill Hospital said Monday. Hospital spokeswoman Barbara Osborn said Nicholas died Saturday at his Scarsdale home. Nicholas founded the world's first hospital-based center for the treatment and prevention of sports injuries at Lenox Hill in Manhattan,...
Owens claims to tell all in new book (AP)
Terrell Owens says plenty in his new book. Except for one word he now claims he didn't say. But making a big deal of an apparent misquotation -- despite the sentence being written in the first-person -- is the kind of media nitpicking Owens would lament in his 242-page book that mostly offers his side of two tumultuous seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Big Ben won't do helmet-safety ads (AP)
Ben Roethlisberger doesn't plan on doing public safety announcements for motorcycle or helmet safety following his accident last month. "I don't think that's my place," the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said in a taped interview aired Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America." "Some people feel that, you know, I probably should be doing that and being a big advocate for that," Roethlisberger said...
Bengals owner defends supplemental pick (AP)
Bengals owner Mike Brown defended the team's decision to take another player with a troubled background in the NFL's supplemental draft, a move that has raised questions about the team's standards. The Bengals chose linebacker Ahmad Brooks in the supplemental draft Thursday. Brooks played at Virginia for three seasons, but was later kicked off the team.
Largent's son indicted on sex charges (AP)
The youngest son of NFL great and former Oklahoma congressman Steve Largent has been indicted by a Delaware grand jury on charges of soliciting an underage girl for sex, according to court records. Kramer Largent, 20, of Tulsa, Okla., was indicted July 3 by a Kent County grand jury on four felony counts of sexual solicitation of a child under 16.
Summer's hot topics
Ben Wallace's departure, LeBron James' extension and Amare Stoudemire's comeback are the talk of the NBA.
Mourning's charity game a celebration (AP)
More money couldn't lure Alonzo Mourning away from Miami. It was the fans who convinced him to delay retirement and play one more season with the Heat. The 36-year-old center said Sunday he declined high-paying offers from other teams, including the San Antonio Spurs, to help the Miami Heat defend their NBA championship.
Kobe likely out of worlds after surgery (AP)
Kobe Bryant had minor surgery on his right knee Saturday and is highly unlikely to play for the United States in the world championships this summer. The announcement Saturday that the U.S. team will be without the NBA's leading scorer comes just five days before the Americans open their training camp in Las Vegas.
Wizards coach Jordan signs extension (AP)
Eddie Jordan signed a three-year contract extension with the Washington Wizards, giving the team the hope of long-term stability at the coaching position for the first time since the early 1990s. The deal, signed late Friday, is worth $12 million over three years, including a team option for the third year, according to an official within the NBA who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...
Iverson: 'I want to be a Sixer' (AP)
Despite the persistent trade speculation, Allen Iverson said Friday he wants to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers -- but only if they want him. "I want to be a Sixer, I have said that since Day 1," Iverson said at a news conference to promote his annual charity softball event. "But if I am not wanted, then I definitely don't want to be a Sixer and I am willing to start my career all over." The 76ers...
Bosh signs 3-year extension with Raptors (AP)
Chris Bosh signed a three-year contract extension with the Raptors on Friday beginning in 2007-08, with a player option for a fourth year. Bosh signed a deal similar to fellow class of 2003 stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who bypassed five-year deals for three years with an option for a fourth -- and the chance to become free agents sooner and potentially make more money.
Hornets trade G Snyder to Rockets (AP)
After acquiring Peja Stojakovic to start at shooting guard, the New Orleans Hornets traded guard Kirk Snyder to the Houston Rockets on Friday for cash and a conditional second-round draft pick in 2008. Snyder started 40 straight games in the Hornets' backcourt last season and averaged 8.0 points and 2.4 rebounds.
Report: Celtics give Pierce extension (AP)
The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms with forward Paul Pierce on a three-year contract extension worth almost $60 million, according to a newspaper report. Terms of the extension, which is subject to league approval, weren't released, but the Boston Herald reported on its Web site that the deal will be for three years and almost $60 million.
Stars sign Lindros to one-year contract (AP)
After years of high hopes and high drama, Eric Lindros signed a one-year bargain deal with the Dallas Stars on Monday. His arrival in Dallas is nothing like his anxiously awaited NHL debut in Philadelphia, his move to the New York Rangers or when he joined his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs last year. This time, the 33-year-old Lindros is trying to bounce back from another injury-marred season by...
Kings G Garon accepts qualifying offer (AP)
Los Angeles goalie Mathieu Garon accepted his qualifying offer on Monday and signed a one-year deal worth $1.216 million to stay with the Kings. The 28-year-old Garon went 31-26-3 record with a 3.22 goals-against average and .894 save percentage last season, his first in Los Angeles. He was chosen as the NHL defensive player of the month in December when he was 9-3 and allowed three goals or fewer...
Coyotes re-sign Saprykin, Sauve, Spiller (AP)
The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed left wing Oleg Saprykin, defenseman Matthew Spiller and goalie Philippe Sauve to one-year contracts on Sunday. Saprykin played in 67 games last season, finishing with 11 goals and 14 assists. Spiller appeared in eight games for Phoenix. Sauve played 13 games with the Calgary Flames and Coyotes last season, posting a 3-7 record and a 3.97 goals-against average.
Oilers ink C Horcoff to three-year deal (AP)
Center Shawn Horcoff signed a three-year, $10.8 million deal with the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, avoiding salary arbitration. The restricted free agent had a career-high 73 points in 79 games last season, his fifth in the NHL -- all with the Oilers. He also had 19 points in 24 games during Edmonton's surprise playoff run.
Devs add G Jordan Parise, Zach's brother (AP)
Goaltender Jordan Parise joined his brother, Zach, as a member of the Devils on Friday, signing his first professional contract with New Jersey. Terms weren't immediately available. The older brother of forward Zach Parise, the goaltender played the last three seasons for the University of North Dakota, posting a 55-20-7 record with 10 shutouts.
Sharks re-sign C Goc, six others (AP)
The San Jose Sharks re-signed seven restricted free agents Saturday, including center Marcel Goc and right wing Grant Stevenson. The Sharks reached deals with defensemen Doug Murray and Jim Fahey, who spent most of last season as reserves in San Jose, and three minor league prospects: center Tomas Plihal, defenseman Garrett Stafford and center Craig Valette.
Flyers re-sign D Joni Pitkanen (AP)
The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed top defenseman Joni Pitkanen to a one-year contract Friday. Pitkanen, their 2002 first-round draft pick, had career highs with 13 goals and 33 assists for 46 points in 58 games for the Flyers last season. He won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers' most outstanding defenseman and the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the most improved player for the 2005-06...
LOUDON, N.H. – Loudon wreaked havoc with the standings, leaving the race to the Chase wide open.
Stewart suddenly in Chase trouble (AP)
Tony Stewart once said he should be fired if he failed to make NASCAR's Chase for the championship.
Kyle Busch gets first win of 2006 (AP)
Kyle Busch believes his team is finally headed in the right direction.
Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Lenox Industrial Tools 300 (SportsTicker)
Stewart loses ground in points (AP)
Tony Stewart's New Hampshire magic fizzled Sunday.
Sprague wins NCTS O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park (SportsTicker)
Sprague races to 26th career Truck Series victory (AP)
Jack Sprague raced to his first victory of the season and the 26th of his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career, holding off rookie Erik Darnell by 0.251 seconds Saturday night in the O'Reilly 200.
Edwards wins NASCAR Busch New England 200 (SportsTicker)
Edwards takes New Hampshire win (AP)
Carl Edwards easily held off a late challenge from Kevin Harvick on Saturday to win the NASCAR Busch Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway.