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Clarett arrested with 4 guns in SUV
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_sp_co_ne/fbc_clarett_arrested"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060809/capt.dd0694a6a60843d8a8ab725d324ccf0f.aptopix_clarett_arrested_ohks103.jpg?x=130&y=103&sig=7OvNocVGjzV.c.xEvqVWBw--" align="left" height="103" width="130" alt="Maurice Clarett makes a phone call as he is booked at Franklin County Corrections Center Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 in Columbus, Ohio. Clarett was arrested early Wednesday after a highway chase that ended with police using Mace on the former Ohio State running back and finding four loaded guns in his sport utility vehicle, a police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)" border="0" /></a>AP - When police ran into Maurice Clarett this time, officers said he was driving erratically and carrying an arsenal that included three semi-automatic handguns and an AK-47-type assault rifle in the front seat — all loaded.</p><br clear="all"/>
Rockies end Dodgers' 11-game win streak
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_rockies_dodgers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.8bea93e7a11444968f13faf7987f4dd6.rockies_dodgers_baseball_lad110.jpg?x=84&y=130&sig=rLacqg5EDlZm2.zVIhnd2Q--" align="left" height="130" width="84" alt="Colorado Rockies' Brad Hawpe watches his single off Los Angeles Dodgers' Takashi Saito that scored Garrett Atkins in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. The Rockies won 3-1. (AP Photo/Francis Specker)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Los Angeles Dodgers' longest winning streak in 13 years is over, thanks to Brad Hawpe, Jeff Francis and the Colorado bullpen.</p><br clear="all"/>
Johnson, Yankees escape with 7-6 win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_yankees_white_sox"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.da026484b0724e0ab4c7f1d3fe567815.yankees_white_sox_baseball_cxs102.jpg?x=130&y=91&sig=WeDCWoe6hYleHrWq9Qz8AQ--" align="left" height="91" width="130" alt="New York Yankees starting pitcher Randy Johnson delivers to Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)" border="0" /></a>AP - Randy Johnson is a month shy of his 43rd birthday, and what matters most to him these days is winning games. He might not be the dominant pitcher he once was, but there are still nights when he can take control of a game with sizzling fastballs and long-legged deliveries that baffle opposing hitters.</p><br clear="all"/>
Morneau reaches milestone as Twins win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_twins_tigers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.dc0b750ae0e44632a862eb28d9467da5.twins_tigers_baseball_dts105.jpg?x=130&y=90&sig=n4fikhGc4NIZaT03.huJjg--" align="left" height="90" width="130" alt="Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau, right, talks with, from left, Torii Hunter, Rondell White and Matt Garza after hitting the game winning home run, his 30th home run of the baseball season, against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in Detroit. Morneau also collected his 101st RBI. It marks the first time since 1987 that a Twin has hit 30-or-more home runs and 100-or-more RBIs in the same season. The Twins beat the Tigers 4-3. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Justin Morneau chose the right time to reach a milestone. Morneau hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning — becoming the first Minnesota player with 30 homers in almost two decades — to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Ex-NBA star charged with assaulting girl
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bko_johnson_sexual_assault"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.21377884481b44118aad127a838b94d2.johnson_sexual_assault_ny174.jpg?x=106&y=130&sig=nDRqkUlEiAF5dyakO7lwIw--" align="left" height="130" width="106" alt="This hand out photo provided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office shows former NBA basketball player Eddie Johnson. Johnson was denied bail Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 a day after he was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Marion County Sheriff's Office, HO)" border="0" /></a>AP - Former NBA All-Star Eddie Johnson was denied bail Wednesday, a day after he was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.</p><br clear="all"/>
Eagles camp nice and quiet without T.O.
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_eagles_camp_tranquility"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060809/capt.c9fc1a0f68df41c49ea6d06c5a34bcff.eagles_camp_tranquility_football_park101.jpg?x=130&y=98&sig=aAwWM2hpZFUbaLq1VLVRWA--" align="left" height="98" width="130" alt="Philadelphia Eagles coaches watch Reno Mahe field a punt during the team's football camp Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Bethlehem, Pa. At far right is head coach Andy Reid. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)" border="0" /></a>AP - Donovan McNabb and the other quarterbacks fired passes on one field, linemen battled each other at the opposite end and the kickers and punters booted balls on the side.</p><br clear="all"/>
Celtics' Pierce has minor elbow surgery
AP - Paul Pierce had minor arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Wednesday and is expected to be ready by the start of the Boston Celtics' training camp in early October.
Johnson flirts with no-hitter in narrow Yankees win
Reuters - Randy Johnson took a no-hitter into
the seventh inning and Melky Cabrera, Bobby Abreu and Robinson
Cano homered as the New York Yankees stormed to a big lead then
held on to edge the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Wednesday.
D.C. United plays Real Madrid to draw
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_real_madrid_dc_united"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.e156d1ce550b40c980a97c76c9e9cd7f.real_madrid_dc_united_soccer_watw110.jpg?x=130&y=99&sig=G21MQWDVQX1nvoGYKMpFCA--" align="left" height="99" width="130" alt="Real Madrid's Antonio Cassano, center, has his jersey grabbed by D.C. United's Bryan Namoff, right, as Real Madrid's Roberto Carlos looks on during the first half of a friendly soccer match, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)" border="0" /></a>AP - D.C. United felt it was carrying the torch for American soccer on Wednesday night playing Spanish power Real Madrid. United believed it proved itself and Madrid thought likewise. In a match filled with missed chances and strong defensive play, the best American squad, played the Spanish power an entertaining 1-1 draw Wednesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Hurricanes face Sabres in NHL opener
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060809/ap_on_sp_ho_ne/hkn_nhl_tv_schedule"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060809/capt.d34b6893e8f743848ac7c27146f51ca1.bruins_sinden_hockey_ny165.jpg?x=130&y=99&sig=OWWcL6GaB5rW_yjUnr2rbw--" align="left" height="99" width="130" alt="Boston Bruins General Manager Harry Sinden, center, gestures while talking with coach Steve Kasper, left, and Bruins captain Ray Bourque, right, as they sit together for the team's 1995-96 group photo in Boston, in this Nov. 1, 1995 file photo. Sinden, president of the Boston Bruins for the last 17 of his more than 40 years with the team, resigned Wednesday Aug. 9, 2006 to become an adviser to club owner Jeremy Jacobs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes will play the Buffalo Sabres as part of an Oct. 4 opening night doubleheader on the channel formerly know as OLN.</p><br clear="all"/>
In the Frye-ing pan
CLEVELAND – The Browns hope Charlie Frye can stand the heat as an NFL starting quarterback.
Jets' Martin wants to play this season (AP)
Jets running back Curtis Martin reiterated Wednesday he wants to play this season, but is unsure when he will be able to return. The NFL's No. 4 all-time leading rusher said he is working out every day so he can come back as quickly as possible, and is hopeful he can play in the season opener Sept. 10 at Tennessee.
Skins' Lefotu found unconscious in room (AP)
Washington Redskins rookie offensive lineman Kili Lefotu was found unconscious in his room Wednesday evening and was undergoing tests at a hospital. Coaches became concerned when Lefotu failed to show up for the team's 7 p.m. practice. Representatives were sent to the National Conference Center, where the players are being housed.
Goodell chosen as new NFL commissioner (AP)
The knock on Roger Goodell's hotel room door came almost three hours to the minute after NFL owners began voting for a new commissioner. When he opened it, there stood the Steelers' Dan Rooney. He didn't have to say a word. "When I saw Dan smiling, I knew it wasn't bad news," Goodell said Tuesday. And right then, in a seamless transition that followed a swift, unanimous selection, the symbol of the...
Patriots LB Bruschi has wrist surgery (AP)
Three days before he broke his wrist, Tedy Bruschi didn't want to compare training camps -- the one he missed last summer because of a stroke and the one he felt fine in this summer. "This is a new year," the New England Patriots linebacker and defensive signal-caller said on the opening day. "I had a great offseason and this year I'm looking just to have a good year." The comparisons were...
Cowboys' Owens tests out sore hamstring (AP)
Terrell Owens ran hard, made cuts and came to some quick stops while catching passes Wednesday, but did so during two post-practice session with a fourth-string quarterback, not with the rest of the Dallas Cowboys starters. Owens capped his morning workout by hauling in a long pass at the back of the end zone, slowing immediately to make sure he stayed in bounds, then walked to the locker room.
Browns' Winslow to face Eagles Thursday (AP)
Kellen Winslow has sprinted past cornerbacks and abused linebackers in practices throughout training camp. Now comes a tougher test. A talented tight end whose career has been stalled by serious leg injuries, Winslow will play in his first game in nearly two years when the Cleveland Browns visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.
Colts, Rams playing without star RBs (AP)
Marshall Faulk is out, if not forever, then at least for the Rams' season. Edgerrin James left the Indianapolis Colts for a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals. How their replacements fare will be a focal point Thursday when St. Louis hosts the Colts in the preseason opener for both teams. Steven Jackson took over the starting job last year in St.
Arrington to miss preseason opener (AP)
The New York Giants will have to wait at least another week to see linebacker LaVar Arrington playing for them in a game. Arrington, signed for $49 million in the offseason and touted as a key addition as the Giants seek to elevate themselves into a Super Bowl contender, will miss New York's preseason opener against Baltimore on Friday with soreness in his right knee.
Chargers CB Jammer gets 5-year extension (AP)
San Diego cornerback Quentin Jammer signed a five-year contract extension on Wednesday, taking him through the 2012 season. "Quentin is a major part of our defense," general manager A. J. Smith said. "He's a true pro." Jammer had career highs with 19 passes defended and 72 tackles -- third-best among Chargers.
The status woe
Sticking with the current roster wasn't part of the plan for the Celtics, 76ers and Warriors.
Carmelo Anthony fine after knee injury (AP)
Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony had no swelling or pain Wednesday and was walking normally, one day after hyperextending his knee while playing for the U.S. national team in China. Anthony is considered day-to-day, the Nuggets said. The injury came in the U.S. team's 90-86 victory over Brazil in Guangzhou, China.
Paul Pierce has minor elbow surgery (AP)
Paul Pierce had minor arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Wednesday and is expected to be ready by the start of the Boston Celtics' training camp in early October. The five-time All-Star swingman had one of his best seasons in 2005-06 when he averaged a career-high 26.8 points with 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
New Sonics owner wants new arena (AP)
New SuperSonics owner Clay Bennett is looking for an NBA arena modeled after Safeco Field, the home of baseball's Seattle Mariners, and his team's current home doesn't cut it. "As we've said before, we don't believe KeyArena is a satisfactory facility," Bennett said Wednesday. Bennett made his first trip to Seattle since buying the Sonics and WNBA Storm from the Basketball Club of Seattle on July...
Hornets may open camp in New Orleans (AP)
The Hornets are exploring the possibility of opening their training camp in New Orleans before returning to Oklahoma City for their preseason games. Coach Byron Scott said Wednesday he prefers for his players to prepare away from the comfort of their homes so they can focus on basketball. Last season, the Hornets held their training camp in suburban Oklahoma City before players had a chance to buy...
Eddie Johnson accused of sexual assault (AP)
Former NBA All-Star Eddie Johnson was denied bail Wednesday, a day after he was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Johnson requested to represent himself, but Marion County Judge John Futch assigned him a public defender. The 51-year-old Johnson is accused of entering the apartment where the girl was staying while her mother was out, said Sgt.
Thomas: Jeffries' versatility will help (AP)
Isiah Thomas believes Jared Jeffries adds something more important than size and athleticism to the New York Knicks. "One of the things that was written and said and was true about us, chemistry wasn't right. What Jared brings to us more so than talent, he brings chemistry," the Knicks' president and coach said Tuesday after he introduced the team's newest addition.
Clips owner Sterling sued over housing (AP)
The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday sued Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate mogul Donald Sterling for housing discrimination, claiming he refused to rent apartments to blacks and families with children. Federal prosecutors contend that Sterling, his wife, Rochelle, and their family trust refused to rent to many prospective tenants, treated them poorly and misrepresented the...
Bruins president Sinden resigns (AP)
He was coach when Bobby Orr made his celebratory flop during the Bruins' 1970 championship, the general manager who brought Hall of Famers such as Ray Bourque to Boston and president as the team slipped into mediocrity over the past decade. On Wednesday, Harry Sinden became the latest figure in the team's offseason shake-up.
Flyers D Desjardins set to retire (AP)
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Eric Desjardins, the second-highest scoring defenseman in team history, will retire this week. Flyers spokesman Zack Hill said Wednesday that Desjardins will make an official announcement Thursday. A two-time All-Star, Desjardins' 17-year career was slowed by injuries in recent seasons.
Hurricanes face Sabres on opening night (AP)
The Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes will play the Buffalo Sabres as part of an Oct. 4 opening night doubleheader on the channel formerly know as OLN. The Dallas Stars face off against the Colorado Avalanche in the second game on Versus, the NHL announced Wednesday. The NHL All-Star festivities on Jan.
Sharks re-sign Rissmiller, add D Biron (AP)
The San Jose Sharks re-signed left wing Patrick Rissmiller and added free-agent defenseman Mathieu Biron on Wednesday. Rissmiller, a restricted free agent who got a two-year contract, will make $520,000 next year. He was a solid late-season addition to San Jose's lineup last spring, getting three goals and three assists in 18 regular-season games before appearing in all 11 playoff games.
Sabres walk away from Dumont award (AP)
The Buffalo Sabres rejected forward J.P. Dumont's one-year, $2.9 million salary arbitration award on Tuesday, allowing the seven-year veteran to become an unrestricted free agent. The team exercised its "walkaway" option, as allowed under NHL rules, in an attempt to keep its payroll in line. Dumont's salary, set in arbitration last week, represented a $1.3 million raise over what he made last...
Blues sign G Legace to one-year deal (AP)
The St. Louis Blues signed free-agent goaltender Manny Legace to a one-year contract Tuesday, setting up a likely battle for the starting job. Terms of the deal were not released. Legace, who spent the last six seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, is expected to compete with Curtis Sanford to be the No.
Blackhawks sign G Caron to one-year deal (AP)
The Chicago Blackhawks signed free-agent goaltender Sebastien Caron to a one-year deal on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Caron split last season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. In 26 appearances with Pittsburgh, Caron posted a record of 8-9-5 with an .881 save percentage and a 3.98 goals-against average.
On the Mark
INDIANAPOLIS – Mark Martin may have saved his season with his performance Sunday at the Brickyard.
Unser brothers arrested for ignoring deputies' orders (AP)
Racing veterans Al Unser Sr. and Bobby Unser were arrested Wednesday after sheriff's deputies said the brothers ignored orders to leave an area where authorities had cornered a carjacking suspect. The Bernalillo County sheriff's department said the suspect led police on a high-speed chase while shooting at them Wednesday morning.
Evernham tabs Elliott to replace Mayfield at Watkins Glen (SportsTicker)
STATESVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) - Evernham Motorsports announced Tuesday that veteran Bill Elliott will replace Jeremy Mayfield in the No. 19 Dodge Charger for Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Watkins Glen.
Elliott to replace Mayfield at Watkins Glen (AP)
Bill Elliott will replace Jeremy Mayfield in the No. 19 Dodge at Watkins Glen this weekend, furthering speculation that Mayfield is on his way out at Evernham Motorsports.
Chilled-out Knaus has Johnson on right track to title (AP)
Chad Knaus was on a furious mission two weeks ago, trying to figure out where the tradition of kissing the Yard of Bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway began.
Former motocross racer Jim Pomeroy of Yakima dead in car crash (AP)
Jim Pomeroy, the first U.S. motorcycle racer to win a World Championship Motocross event, was killed in a car accident. He was 53. Pomeroy died Sunday morning when his 1979 Jeep CJ5 went off the road near Tampico, about 20 miles west of his hometown of Yakima, hit a telephone pole wire and landed on its side, the Washington State Patrol said.
Kahne's Brickyard bid ends in disaster (SportsTicker)
INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) - Kasey Kahne had the look of a winner heading into Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
Johnson wins Brickyard in march toward first championship (AP)
Three hours after an improbable Indianapolis Motor Speedway victory, Jimmie Johnson was in desperate search of a cold beer.
Johnson wins NASCAR Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (SportsTicker)