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NEWS FROM 2006-07-18
Woods paired with sometimes-critic Faldo
AP - Nick Faldo wore a Superman logo on his cap Monday, appropriate for this British Open. Everyone must feel like they're on another planet at Royal Liverpool, a links course tucked along the Irish Sea that has not hosted professional golf in 25 years and hasn't held the British Open since 1967.
Angels win 7th straight, 10-5 over Tribe
AP - Dustin Moseley didn't have much time to savor his victorious major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels. They optioned him back to Triple-A Salt Lake after the game, and the nameplate over his locker was taken down quickly.
Gonzalez's 2nd homer of game lifts Padres
AP - Adrian Gonzalez says Petco Park is not a hitter's park. He didn't back up his words Monday night. Gonzalez's second home run of the game, a three-run shot in San Diego's four-run seventh inning, led the Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
U.S. beats Japan to capture softball title
AP - With a breakthrough against Japan's ace pitcher, the United States moved a step closer to reaffirming its position as the world's dominant softball team.
Will Stewart get 'smoked' out of Chase?
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.
Terrell Owens blames media for portrayal
AP - Terrell Owens blames the media for portraying him as a selfish player, although he admits a tendency of saying things about others that he wouldn't want said about himself.
Bobcats hire Jordan confidante as COO
AP - Fred Whitfield, a close friend, confidante and business partner of Bobcats co-owner Michael Jordan for more than 25 years, has inherited the challenge of selling the team to Charlotte.
Morneau's hit leads Twins; Yanks win again
AP - The Minnesota Twins keep winning despite a rash of injuries in their outfield. The New York Yankees hope Alex Rodriguez doesn't become their latest injured All-Star.
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.
Lindros considers Stars 'a good fit'
AP - After years of high hopes and high drama, Eric Lindros could've been excused for letting out a sigh of relief Monday after signing a one-year bargain deal with the Dallas Stars.
The Bengals added a physical presence at inside linebacker with the selection of Virginia standout Ahmad Brooks.
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.
T.O. tells HBO he is misunderstood (AP)
Terrell Owens blames the media for portraying him as a selfish player, although he admits a tendency of saying things about others that he wouldn't want said about himself. In an interview with Bryant Gumbel airing Tuesday night on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," Owens acknowledges dishing out more criticism than he's willing to take.
Eagles, Justice agree to four-year deal (AP)
Second-round draft pick Winston Justice signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, leaving only their first-round pick unsigned heading into training camp. Justice, a 6-foot-6, 319-pound tackle, started 36 games at USC, earning All-Pac 10 honorable mention honors as a senior and sophomore.
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 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...
Summer's hot topics
Ben Wallace's departure, LeBron James' extension and Amare Stoudemire's comeback are the talk of the NBA.
Bobcats name Jordan confidante team prez (AP)
Fred Whitfield, a close friend, confidante and business partner of Bobcats co-owner Michael Jordan for more than 25 years, has inherited the challenge of selling the team to Charlotte. Whitfield was hired Monday as the new president and chief operating officer of Bobcats Sports & Entertainment, the company that owns the Bobcats, the WNBA's Charlotte Sting and the teams' home arena in downtown...
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.
Lindros considers Stars 'a good fit' (AP)
After years of high hopes and high drama, Eric Lindros could've been excused for letting out a sigh of relief Monday after signing a one-year bargain deal with the Dallas Stars. His arrival in Dallas is nothing like his anxiously awaited NHL debut in Philadelphia, his move to the bright lights of New York and the Rangers or the buzz of joining his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs last year.
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...
Leafs sign C Wellwood, three others (AP)
The Maple Leafs secured their young core Monday, signing restricted free-agent forward Kyle Wellwood to a two-year contract and defensemen Brendan Bell, Carlo Colaiacovo and Jay Harrison to one-year deals. The 22-year-old Wellwood had 11 goals and 34 assists in 81 games for the Leafs last season, ranking ninth in scoring among rookies and second on the team behind Alex Steen.
Capitals re-sign C Sutherby (AP)
The Washington Capitals re-signed center Brian Sutherby on Monday. Sutherby, 24, scored a career-best 14 goals last season and had 16 assists in 76 games. He was Washington's eighth leading scorer and second among centermen. Also on Monday, Washington re-signed center Rico Fata, who had three goals and three assists in 21 games last season with the Capitals.
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.
WWD: Lenox Industrial Tools 300
Driving hard paid off for Kyle Busch. The same can't be said for Tony Stewart.
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.