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NEWS FROM 2006-07-22
Glaus, Blue Jays foil A-Rod's milestone
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_yankees_blue_jays"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060722/capt.a8c8f6baaa9f416a8797f555b3fc9f02.yankees_blue_jays__baseball_fng103.jpg?x=130&y=114&sig=WvP7IQcKh2MCahe2Rc.HBQ--" align="left" height="114" width="130" alt="New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, right, is congratulated by third base coach Larry Bowa as he rounds the bases on his three run home run during third inning AL action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday July 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Frank Gunn, CP)" border="0" /></a>AP - Alex Rodriguez enjoyed reaching some milestones that reminded him how good he is after a week of criticism. Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 450 home runs, but committed his team-leading 18th error in the New York Yankees' 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bonds leaves game with left quad injury
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_giants_bonds_hurt"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060722/capt.d2ba69d332dd494199f0d0c45f493350.padres_giants_baseball_fxpb104.jpg?x=130&y=130&sig=oGfGDqT5sXmigEpxadHMYw--" align="left" height="130" width="130" alt="A pitch by the San Diego Padres' Jake Peavy bounces off the left knee of San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds in the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 21, 2006 in San Francisco. Bonds left the game in the third inning with pain in his knee. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)" border="0" /></a>AP - Barry Bonds left the Giants' game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a contusion in the quadriceps area of his left leg.</p><br clear="all"/>
Tiger Woods soars to British Open lead
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_british_open"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060721/capt.195d9d9aacbd425e8a4c4ae02ec3340f.britain_golf_british_open_hoy126.jpg?x=102&y=130&sig=oiN5cIJ88TfHTo2LMjLjwQ--" align="left" height="130" width="102" alt="Tiger Woods of the United States reacts to making a birdie putt on the 8th during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, England Friday July 21, 2006. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)" border="0" /></a>AP - Tiger Woods couldn't even see the flag, but he knew his 4-iron was close to perfect. Thousands of fans who were crammed elbow-to-elbow on a grassy hillock above the 14th green saw the ball bang into the cup, but they had no idea who hit it.</p><br clear="all"/>
White leads red-hot Twins' hit parade
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_twins_indians"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060722/capt.f4200847dc4c494bba13f22682ed5a0a.twins_indians_baseball_ohmd107.jpg?x=130&y=104&sig=Tu52gfNuZLSzM0EBLmHE0w--" align="left" height="104" width="130" alt="Minnesota Twins' Rondell White singles off Cleveland Indians reliever Edward Mujica to drive in two runs in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, July 21, 2006, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Minnesota Twins have struggled on the road — until Friday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Faulk to miss season with knee surgery
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_rams_faulk"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060721/capt.a6cc59c0ea684b7fb43b042969b7e755.rams_faulk_football_mojf110.jpg?x=117&y=130&sig=_NHbnRQEMph_2saM8auQ5A--" align="left" height="130" width="117" alt="St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk is shown in July 30, 2005 during the team's football training camp in St. Louis. The team announced Friday, July 21, 2006, that Faulk will have major reconstructive knee surgery and miss the 2006 season, a blow that could spell the end of his career. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)" border="0" /></a>AP - St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk will have major reconstructive knee surgery and miss the 2006 season, a blow that could spell the end of his career.</p><br clear="all"/>
Faulk out for season due to knee surgery, career in jeopardy
Reuters - St. Louis Rams running back Marshall
Faulk will miss the 2006 season due to reconstructive knee
surgery, the team said on Friday.
Court rules in MJ's favor in legal battle
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_jordan_lawsuit"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060722/capt.nyol50307220300.jordan_lawsuit_nyol503.jpg?x=86&y=130&sig=LWE.tcjRmlqPRvHPZOzwsg--" align="left" height="130" width="86" alt="Basketball great Michael Jordan makes an appearance at a Madison Square Garden event in New York, on Feb. 7, 2006 in this file photo. A judge ruled in the former NBA star's favor on July 21 in a legal battle between Jordan and a woman who claimed he reneged on a promise to pay her $5 million in hush money when she claimed she was pregnant with his child. (AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel)" border="0" /></a>AP - A judge ruled Friday for Michael Jordan in a legal battle between the former NBA star and a woman who claimed Jordan reneged on a promise to pay her $5 million in hush money when she claimed she was pregnant with his child.</p><br clear="all"/>
Giants top Padres, trade for Hillenbrand
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_padres_giants"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060722/capt.dd2bd0f8853d4918b004a2fc09572895.padres_giants_baseball__fxpb106.jpg?x=78&y=130&sig=PqbC5r9iXoesgjGJxMO5Jg--" align="left" height="130" width="78" alt="San Francisco Giants starter Matt Cain throws to the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco on Friday, July 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)" border="0" /></a>AP - Matt Cain took a shutout into the ninth to win for the first time in more than a month, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Friday night, then traded for Shea Hillenbrand.</p><br clear="all"/>
Rapids earn tie with Chivas USA
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060721/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_mls_chivas_usa_rapids"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060721/capt.178b84215499469b98fdbb61d6e7d73e.mls_chivas_usa_rapids_soccer_cojd103.jpg?x=88&y=130&sig=zWE1Guh35LBptHEMns34.g--" align="left" height="130" width="88" alt="Colorado Rapids defenseman Dan Gargan (4) goes up for a header over Chivas USA forward Juan Francisco Palencia during the first half of an MLS soccer match Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)" border="0" /></a>AP - Jacob Peterson scored in the 93rd minute to give the Colorado Rapids a 3-3 tie with CD Chivas USA in wet conditions Thursday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Oilers re-sign coach and CEO for 4 years
AP - The Edmonton Oilers gave coach Craig MacTavish and president Patrick LaForge four-year contract extensions on Thursday.
Will Reggie run a reverse?
Reggie Bush may not only hold out. He may miss the entire 2006 season and re-enter the draft in 2007.
Rams' Faulk expected to miss season (AP)
St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk will have major reconstructive knee surgery and miss the 2006 season, a blow that could spell the end of his career. Though coach Scott Linehan said at a news conference Friday that the 33-year-old Faulk wasn't ready to call it quits, retirement might be on the horizon.
McNabb mocks Owens over receiver's book (AP)
Donovan McNabb does a better job avoiding tacklers than lingering questions about Terrell Owens. Speaking to reporters after practice Friday, a cordial McNabb called Owens' recently released autobiography a "children's book," mocked the star receiver for saying he was misquoted in his own book and disputed some of the written allegations.
Former Pats LB Johnson, wife arrested (AP)
Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson and his wife were both charged with assault and battery following a domestic dispute at their home, authorities said. Police responding to a report of a domestic disturbance Sunday found Jacqueline Johnson in the driveway of the couple's home, said Melissa Sherman, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney's office.
Titans RB Chris Brown wants trade (AP)
Titans running back Chris Brown is heading into the final year of his contract and believes being traded away from a crowded backfield is his best career move, his agent said Friday. Brown's agents, Ryan Morgan and Wynn Silberman, officially requested a trade in a letter sent Monday. Brown has been the Titans' starter the past two years and tops the depth chart this season.
Browns open talks with rookie LB Wimbley (AP)
The Browns began contract talks with rookie linebacker Kamerion Wimbley on Friday, seeking to have their first-round pick present on the first day of training camp for the first time since 2000. Wimbley's agent, Joe Linta, met with the Browns at their headquarters in suburban Berea. He said he was encouraged after talks ended Friday.
Jets rookies Ferguson, Mangold absent (AP)
First-round picks D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold missed the Jets' opening day of rookie orientation because they aren't under contract. Rookies were asked to arrive Thursday, a week before the full squad reports, for conditioning work and meetings. Practice starts next Friday when training camp opens.
Ravens, four draft picks agree to terms (AP)
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with four draft picks Friday, including second-round offensive lineman Chris Chester and third-round cornerback David Pittman. Chester, a converted tight end from Oklahoma who is expected to contend for a starting spot at either center or right guard, agreed to a four-year contract.
Finding the Answer
Which team would be the right fit for Allen Iverson? Let's look at the trade possibilities – or lack thereof.
Nuggets sign Nene to six-year, $60M deal (AP)
Two weeks after getting married, Nuggets power forward Nene made another long-term commitment by signing a six-year, $60 million contract to stay in Denver on Thursday. "I want to be like (Karl) Malone," Nene said of the consummate power forward who played 18 of his 19 NBA seasons in Utah. "We want you to be like Malone, also," interjected Mark Warkentien, the Nuggets' director of player personnel.
Lakers C Mihm to undergo ankle surgery (AP)
Lakers center Chris Mihm will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to have scar tissue removed from his right ankle. Mihm should be able to return to the court in four to six weeks, and be fully recovered by the start of training camp. He first injured the ankle in the final seconds of a game against Seattle on March 12.
Sonics ownership doesn't want to move (AP)
Members of an Oklahoma City business group that purchased the SuperSonics said Thursday they are disappointed many people have scoffed at the notion that their goal is to keep the team in Seattle. Members of the group, Professional Basketball Club LLC, were instrumental in making Oklahoma City a temporary home to the New Orleans Hornets after Hurricane Katrina, and there has been much public...
Young U.S. stars get crash course (AP)
Dwight Howard and Greg Oden aren't old enough to gamble, so this Vegas trip is all about business. The two most talented American centers under 21 are in camp with the U.S. national team, soaking up instruction and atmosphere as the club prepares for its trip to Asia for next month's world championships.
U.S. hoops stars in tryout mode at camp (AP)
Don't call it a tryout, coach Mike Krzyzewski insists. Every player at UNLV's training complex this week is a member of the U.S. men's national basketball team, and that won't change next week when Krzyzewski and his staff select the 12 who will be in uniform for the world championships next month. The handful of camp invitees left stateside still will be contributors to the national team before...
Judge rules for Jordan in legal battle (AP)
A judge ruled Friday for Michael Jordan in a legal battle between the former NBA star and a woman who claimed Jordan reneged on a promise to pay her $5 million in hush money when she claimed she was pregnant with his child. Judge Stuart E. Palmer ruled in Cook County Circuit Court that any alleged agreement between Jordan and Karla Knafel would be invalid, pointing to definitive tests that showed...
Shawn Kemp charged with drug possession (AP)
Shawn Kemp was arrested and charged Friday with possession of marijuana, the latest drug-related trouble for the former NBA All-Star. Kemp, 36, was arrested following a traffic stop for driving without a license plate shortly after midnight Friday. An officer with the Harris County Sheriff's Department pulled Kemp over and said he noticed the smell of burning marijuana coming from Kemp's vehicle.
Oilers give MacTavish 4-year extension (AP)
The Edmonton Oilers gave coach Craig MacTavish and president Patrick LaForge four-year contract extensions on Thursday. MacTavish guided the Oilers to their first Stanley Cup final since 1990. They lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in game seven. "From his role as a team captain while a player, to his tenure as coach of the Oilers, Craig has been a superb leader," Oilers general manager Kevin Lowe...
Capitals re-sign LW Clymer (AP)
The Washington Capitals re-signed left wing Ben Clymer to a three-year contract on Friday. Clymer, 28, had a productive first season with Washington, finishing with 16 goals and 17 assists. His 33 points in 77 games were good enough for seventh on the team in scoring. Clymer had spent five years in Tampa Bay, but had never scored more than 14 goals in a season before coming to Washington.
Penguins re-sign F Colby Armstrong (AP)
The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Colby Armstrong, a linemate of Sidney Crosby, on Friday. Armstrong was called up Dec. 29 from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL and played in 47 games for Pittsburgh, recording 40 points and 58 penalty minutes. Armstrong was drafted by the Penguins in the first round of the 2001 NHL entry draft.
Sabres re-sign defenseman Tallinder (AP)
The Buffalo Sabres agreed to a multi-year deal with defenseman Henrik Tallinder, general manager Darcy Regier announced Friday. Tallinder, 27, a restricted free agent who made just under $560,000 last year, was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Wednesday. He had already rejected his one-year qualifying offer last weekend.
Snow starts quickly as Islanders GM (AP)
Garth Snow settled into his new office early Wednesday morning and took a break only to attend a luncheon in his honor. Not bad for a guy who was the New York Islanders' backup goalie one day earlier. Snow traded in his pads for a suit and went from the Islanders' locker room to the board room Tuesday when he was the surprise choice to replace general manager Neil Smith, abruptly fired less than...
Ducks give LW Kunitz two-year deal (AP)
Left wing Chris Kunitz signed a two-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. He set club rookie records last season for goals (19), assists (22), and shots (149) while appearing in 67 games for Anaheim. The 26-year-old Kunitz added three goals and five assists in Anaheim's 16 postseason games.
Sharks trade LW Ekman to Penguins (AP)
The San Jose Sharks traded left wing Nils Ekman and goalie Patrick Ehelechner to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday for a second-round draft pick next season. Ekman scored 112 points in 159 games for the Sharks over the past two seasons, playing on San Jose's top line with MVP Joe Thornton and NHL goal-scoring champion Jonathan Cheechoo last year.
Chase up front and center
LONG POND, Pa. – It still is nearly two months away, but the Chase is all anyone's talking about at Pocono.
Andretti returns to scene of Cup win as Busch rookie (AP)
The field of drivers racing in Goody's 250 NASCAR Busch race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday includes Nextel Cup veterans, past track winners and series rookies -- and one driver that can claim to be all three.
Hamlin wins pole for Pennsylvania 500 (SportsTicker)
Hamlin wins pole at Pocono (AP)
Denny Hamlin is the new driver to beat at Pocono Raceway, proving that Friday by winning the pole at the track where he scored his first career victory.
RYR hits rock bottom with Sadler departure (AP)
Robert Yates Racing has officially hit rock bottom.
Biffle iffy about Chase chances (AP)
Greg Biffle was positive he would make the Chase for the championship 10 weeks ago.
Sadler to leave Yates Racing at end of season (SportsTicker)
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) - Elliott Sadler and Robert Yates Racing have decided to go their separate ways.
Sadler to leave Yates team after 2006 (AP)
Robert Yates Racing will let Elliott Sadler out of his contract at the end of the season.
Waltrip ready for Busch race (AP)
Retired three-time NASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip is taking his first Busch Series start in 11 years seriously.