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NEWS FROM 2006-07-24
Emotional Tiger Woods wins 11th major
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_british_open"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060723/capt.ca5e76fee47e40a5919b75e8e1ec27ff.britain_golf_british_open_hoy170.jpg?x=130&y=109&sig=564t4XJiJknXQfB2KcP0vA--" align="left" height="109" width="130" alt="Tiger Woods of the United States, right, reacts as he walks off the 18th green with his caddie Steve Williams after winning the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, England Sunday July 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Alessia Pierdomenica)" border="0" /></a>AP - Tiger Woods bottled up his emotions when he buried his father in May. Even as he stalked the brown, baked links of the British Open on Sunday, his steely focus never wavered. Until he tapped in his final putt.</p><br clear="all"/>
Landis extends American streak in France
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_sp_ot/cyc_tour_de_france"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060723/capt.07eed3ce49f747f5b84303689748cdda.cycling_tour_de_france_tdf185.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=8bzVRzUrWetYIuYOGbkf5A--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis of the US tosses champagne as he rides down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, after the final stage of the 93rd Tour de France cycling race between Antony, south of Paris, and Paris, Sunday, July 23, 2006. Thor Hushovd of Norway won the stage. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)" border="0" /></a>AP - The craziest Tour de France in memory ended Sunday the same way the last seven had: with an American wearing the yellow jersey, this time with a Landis instead of a Lance.</p><br clear="all"/>
Law joins Chiefs for reunion with Edwards
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060723/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_chiefs_law"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060723/capt.a317f3a471af42eead4ec91a3f59fb92.chiefs_law_football_ny150.jpg?x=88&y=130&sig=YprCr4ut_e1y4GcTYXTaeQ--" align="left" height="130" width="88" alt="This is a 2003 season photo showing New England Patriots' Ty Law. The Kansas City Chiefs came to agreement Sunday with free agent cornerback Ty Law, a team official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/File)" border="0" /></a>AP - Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law agreed to a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Hamlin in Chase contention after Pocono
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_sp_au_ra_ra_su/car_nascar_pocono"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060723/capt.6afcdf33621a48ae94802f7e0e7bc2cc.nascar_pocono_auto_racing_pack105.jpg?x=130&y=78&sig=U6wq.E5b78ZW02eefIHEnA--" align="left" height="78" width="130" alt="NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin does a burnout after winning the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., Sunday, July 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)" border="0" /></a>AP - As Denny Hamlin celebrated his second win of the season, chaos reigned in NASCAR's garage.</p><br clear="all"/>
Braves' late charge dooms Phillies
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_braves_phillies"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060724/capt.a5f6687bce9246098467e2196f42fd67.braves_phillies_baseball_pxs104.jpg?x=130&y=127&sig=ok8Sh55kkQ0yzA6IaO2U_A--" align="left" height="127" width="130" alt="Atlanta Braves' Edgar Renteria watches his solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning of their baseball game Sunday, July 23, 2006, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/George Widman)" border="0" /></a>AP - Even without their two stars, the Atlanta Braves got back on track.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bengals DT charged with resisting arrest
AP - Officers trying to arrest Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Matthias Askew after a parking violation used a Taser to subdue him and charged him with resisting arrest.
Indiana, Dallas to swap Johnson, Armstrong
AP - The Indiana Pacers will send point guard Anthony Johnson to the Dallas Mavericks for veteran floor leader Darrell Armstrong and two young players, Armstrong's agent said Sunday.
Padres edge Giants 6-5 in 12 innings
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_padres_giants"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060724/capt.657af1b9e0a14bd4a2224a2c968c1d31.padres_giants_baseball_fxpb102.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=ud07oERPruCHfsajDr6new--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="San Diego Padres' Mike Cameron is congratulated by teammates after scoring the go-ahead run off of Eric Young's sacrifice fly in the 12th inning of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Sunday, July 23, 2006. The Padres won 6-5 in 12 innings. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)" border="0" /></a>AP - Mike Cameron already had two flyouts to center field Sunday, and his luck had been similar all series with Steve Finley covering plenty of ground.</p><br clear="all"/>
Lawyers: Juventus should keep 2 titles
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060723/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_italy_scandal"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060722/capt.595ba3c628964a1db17088d0083d57d7.italy_soccer_scandal_rom104.jpg?x=93&y=130&sig=GwxW.kz71MywKgkb1CwaWw--" align="left" height="130" width="93" alt="Italian soccer referee Massimo De Santis, right, arrives at the Parco dei Principi hotel, in Rome, Saturday, July 22, 2006, to attend an appeals trial on match-fixing scandal. An Italian sports tribunal relegated Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina to the second division. AC Milan escaped demotion but was given a 15-point penalty and banned from European play in the upcoming season. Juventus was handed a 30-point penalty, Fiorentina 12 points and Lazio seven. The sports tribunal also sanctioned 19 former officials and referees for influencing the outcome of matches. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)" border="0" /></a>AP - Lawyers for Juventus argued at a sports court tribunal Sunday that the team should keep its last two Serie A titles irrespective of any wrongdoing in the Italian match-fixing scandal.</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.
Ricky Williams to have arm surgery (AP)
Ricky Williams will undergo surgery Monday to repair a broken left arm and is expected to miss at least four weeks, The Globe and Mail reported Sunday. Williams was hurt during the first half of a 26-23 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday. The injury happened when Williams reached out with his left hand to break his fall on the turf at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
Chiefs agree to terms with CB Ty Law (AP)
Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law agreed to a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Law will rejoin Herman Edwards, who coached him with the New York Jets last year, when the veteran came back from a severe foot injury and led the NFL with 10 interceptions. Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore said Law will take his physical Monday.
Cowboys, Witten agree on seven-year deal (AP)
Dallas tight end and two-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten agreed to a seven year, $29 million contract with the Cowboys on Saturday. The deal includes a $6 million signing bonus, a guaranteed $6 million option bonus next March on top of a $500,000 base salary this season, team officials said. Witten, 24, caught 87 passes for 980 yards in 2004.
Browns sign first-round pick Wimbley (AP)
The Cleveland Browns signed first-round pick Kamerion Wimbley to a six-year, $23.7 million deal Saturday. The linebacker, taken 13th overall, is the second player selected in the first round to reach a deal. No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams signed with the Houston Texans before the draft. "It shows the fans and the team I'm ready to be a Brown," Wimbley said.
Eagles' Bloom out with hamstring injury (AP)
Philadelphia Eagles receiver and former Olympian Jeremy Bloom has yet to practice because of a strained hamstring and is listed as day to day. Bloom, a two-time Olympic skier and fifth-round draft pick, tweaked his hamstring working out with quarterback Donovan McNabb in Arizona. He underwent an MRI on Thursday, the first day of training camp.
Bengals DT charged with resisting arrest (AP)
Officers trying to arrest Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Matthias Askew after a parking violation used a Taser to subdue him and charged him with resisting arrest. The 24-year-old Askew struggled with officers trying to handcuff him Saturday evening and broke away before he was shocked, police spokesman Lt.
Browns sign four draft picks (AP)
The Cleveland Browns signed second-round pick D'Qwell Jackson and three others Sunday. Linebacker Leon Williams and offensive lineman Isaac Sowells, both fourth-rounders, and running back Jerome Harrison, a fifth-round pick, also signed. Cleveland has signed nine of its 10 picks, with training camp beginning Wednesday.
Finding the Answer
Which team would be the right fit for Allen Iverson? Let's look at the trade possibilities – or lack thereof.
Pacers, Mavs to swap Johnson, Armstrong (AP)
The Indiana Pacers will send point guard Anthony Johnson to the Dallas Mavericks for veteran floor leader Darrell Armstrong and two young players, Armstrong's agent said Sunday. Armstrong, forward Josh Powell and swingman Rawle Marshall are headed to the Pacers in a sign-and-trade deal that can't be completed until the NBA office opens Monday.
Raptors to sign Pacers G Fred Jones (AP)
Free agent guard Fred Jones will sign with the Toronto Raptors, his agent said Sunday. Jones, a former slam-dunk champion, spent the first four years of his NBA career with the Indiana Pacers and played a key role while the team fought through injuries and suspensions the last two seasons. The 6-foot-2 leaper from Oregon averaged 9.6 points a game as a backup last season, and 10.6 points and 3.1...
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...
Salmons decides not to join Raptors (AP)
John Salmons backed out of a sign-and-trade deal that would have sent the swingman from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Star reported Saturday. "Upon reviewing the basketball situation in Toronto, John decided it's not the best fit for him," Salmons' agent, Joel Bell, said a statement released Friday.
U.S. players use camp to improve (AP)
Adam Morrison's mustache practically stood on end when LeBron James loped through the lane, drew contact and muscled in an underhanded bank shot while flying out of bounds. Morrison gasped and began to rise from his chair in excitement -- until he looked down the unimpressed bench at the U.S. national team's training camp.
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.
US players adjust to international game (AP)
Chris Paul already has a handle on the slick-surfaced, extra-bouncy, two-tone basketball he'll use in the world championships next month. "It looks different and it feels a little different, but I don't really have a problem with it," the New Orleans Hornets guard says, holding the Japanese-made, orange-and-tan ball in his left hand after practice with the U.S.
Sabres F Briere awarded $5M contract (AP)
Buffalo Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere was awarded a one-year, $5 million contract by an arbitrator Sunday. Briere earned $1.938 million last season, when he had 58 points in 48 games and added 19 points in 18 playoff games. If the Sabres accept the arbitrator's ruling, Briere will become the team's highest paid player, surpassing fellow co-captain Chris Drury's $3.15 million.
Islanders F York wins arbitration case (AP)
Islanders forward Mike York was awarded an $800,000 raise Saturday in salary arbitration, the first setback in the tenure of new general manager Garth Snow. York, acquired before last season from the Edmonton Oilers for former New York captain Michael Peca, avoided arbitration a year ago when he signed a $2.05 million contract.
Canadiens ink F Ryder, avoid arbitration (AP)
The Montreal Canadiens avoided salary arbitration with forward Michael Ryder by giving him a big raise Sunday, signing their top goalscorer to a one-year deal worth $2.2 million. The 26-year-old Ryder had a team-high 30 goals last season while earning $1 million. He also had 25 assists in 81 games. Ryder and the Canadiens had been scheduled for a Tuesday arbitration session.
Penguins sign D Orpik, avoid arbitration (AP)
The Penguins re-signed Brooks Orpik to a two-year contract on Sunday, one day before the defenseman was scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing. The 25-year-old Orpik had seven goals, two assists and 124 penalty minutes in 64 games with the Penguins last season, his second full NHL campaign. The 6-foot 2, 228-pound Orpik was drafted 18th overall by the Penguins in 2000.
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.
Sabres re-sign D 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.
Blue Jackets re-sign F Chimera (AP)
The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed forward Jason Chimera to a two-year contract Saturday. Chimera had a career-high 17 goals and 13 assists in 80 games with the Blue Jackets last season. He came to Columbus as part of a five-player trade with Phoenix in early October. Chimera was the Edmonton Oilers' fifth pick in the 1997 draft.
LONG POND, Pa. – For Denny Hamlin, it's not just the car. And for Tony Stewart, it's all about entertainment.
Hamlin sweeps Pocono, races into Chase contention (AP)
Denny Hamlin hardly had to use his rearview mirror at Pocono Raceway, where no one was ever close enough to catch him.
Hamlin wins Pennsylvania 500 to complete Pocono sweep (SportsTicker)
Gilliland in hot demand (AP)
It's a good time to be David Gilliland, who spent Sunday working the garage at Pocono Raceway as he decides what his next career move will be.
Harvick wins fourth Busch race (AP)
Kevin Harvick held off Richard Childress Racing teammate Clint Bowyer by .271 seconds Saturday to win the Goody's 250 NASCAR Busch race at Martinsville Speedway -- the first series race at the track since 1994.
Harvick wins Busch Series Goody's 250 at Martinsville (SportsTicker)
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 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.
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.