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Henin-Hardenne, Federer in action today
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_us_open"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060904/capt.xnyf12009041646.us_open_tennis_xnyf120.jpg?x=130&y=127&sig=l6Bkarnsk6PLMpR4evUy_Q--" align="left" height="127" width="130" alt="Justine Henin-Hardenne, of Belgium, reacts after defeating Shahar Peer, of Israel, at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)" border="0" /></a>AP - Justine Henin-Hardenne faces Lindsay Davenport and Roger Federer takes on Marc Gicquel in U.S. Open tennis today. Also in action are Elena Dementieva, James Blake and Marat Safin.</p><br clear="all"/>
Yankees rally in 8th to beat Royals
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_al_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060905/capt.b2b10b76cb114d8f905736f62e399474.yankees_royals_baseball_mocr112.jpg?x=130&y=84&sig=aXLufI_e4F5728rZSBy4HA--" align="left" height="84" width="130" alt="New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano celebrates with Alex Rodriguez (13) as he passes Kansas City Royals catcher John Buck after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 in Kansas City, Mo. The Yankees won the game 12-5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)" border="0" /></a>AP - After getting swept in three games at Kansas City last year, the New York Yankees trailed the Royals by four runs in the eighth inning. Then they steamrolled the Royals with a rally to remember.</p><br clear="all"/>
Ortiz punctuates Nats' dramatic weekend
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_nl_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060904/capt.ecd1934432f740ae86e30d7b2ef9b997.cardinals_nationals_baseball_rfk107.jpg?x=97&y=130&sig=3bopKeK1uiCFFFCOPc.YiQ--" align="left" height="130" width="97" alt="Washington Nationals starter Ramon Ortiz adjusts his cap after he gave up a hit to St. Louis Cardinals' Aaron Miles during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, in Washington. Ortiz had a no-hitter going into the ninth inning until Cardinals lead off hitter Aaron Miles hit a single. The Nationals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)" border="0" /></a>AP - Ramon Ortiz punctuated a dramatic holiday weekend for the Washington Nationals with a near no-hitter.</p><br clear="all"/>
Tiger rallies for 5th straight victory
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_deutsche_bank"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060904/capt.3c53c9406f2c446fa693dcbbed4e5934.deutsche_bank_championship_golf_mack103.jpg?x=130&y=91&sig=Ec0tpvTEG7QIhPxm2eouXg--" align="left" height="91" width="130" alt="Tiger Woods pumps his fist after dropping a putt on the 10th hole during the final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament at the TPC of Boston in Norton, Mass., Monday Sept. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)" border="0" /></a>AP - Tiger Woods needed only three holes to make it a fair fight. Before long, it was no contest. Woods made two eagles in his first seven holes to turn a rally into a rout, matching the best final round of his career with an 8-under 63 to win the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday and stretch his PGA Tour winning streak to five tournaments.</p><br clear="all"/>
Florida State wins opener in Miami by 3
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_florida_st_miami"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060905/capt.435c80a208b54231afd054bc99cae0c9.florida_st_miami_football_xmh104.jpg?x=130&y=114&sig=s88BpgHTPeKuyNGFq12g_Q--" align="left" height="114" width="130" alt="Miami quarterback Kyle Wright (3) is sacked by Florida State players Buster Davis, foreground, and Paul Griffin, rear during the first quarter Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)" border="0" /></a>AP - Gary Cismesia tossed blades of grass skyward on the Florida State sideline, trying to decipher which way the wind was blowing.</p><br clear="all"/>
Can Packers take pressure off Favre
AP - For the Green Bay Packers, this year isn't about Brett Favre and his gunslinging.
NBA to broadcast games to China via Internet
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060903/sp_afp/basketchnnbamedia"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20060903/capt.sge.jvj25.030906153145.photo00.photo.default-262x390.jpg?x=87&y=130&sig=pNDL_U.vjzd1eW0ague.Ig--" align="left" height="130" width="87" alt="As many as 87 basketball games of the upcoming NBA season will be made available to the Chinese public via the Internet, state media said.(NBA)" border="0" /></a>AFP - As many as 87 basketball games of the upcoming NBA season will be made available to the Chinese public via the Internet, state media said.</p><br clear="all"/>
Weaver wins 10th as Angels blank Orioles
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_orioles_angels"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060905/capt.597716461e984d5fa614e8d0e1c36b9f.orioles_angels_baseball_ans108.jpg?x=104&y=130&sig=ShKdrg4JhkBwfQnb7U5Tqg--" align="left" height="130" width="104" alt="Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver throws to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)" border="0" /></a>AP - Jered Weaver rebounded quickly. The Los Angeles Angels' right-hander regained his winning form after the worst outing of his rookie season, scattering six hits over seven innings Monday night in a 1-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.</p><br clear="all"/>
No. 13 Louisville pounds Kentucky 59-28
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060904/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/fbc_t25_kentucky_louisville"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060904/capt.74d11146986a4d99b0ea3e277adae449.kentucky_louisville_football_kyer107.jpg?x=130&y=85&sig=ktiPCoYybesfGrVuZ_tj2Q--" align="left" height="85" width="130" alt="Louisville's Michael Bush is carted off the field after breaking his leg during the second half of his team's college football game against Kentucky Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)" border="0" /></a>AP - Michael Bush sat up on the stretcher and waved to the Papa John's Stadium crowd. He didn't anticipate having to say goodbye so soon.</p><br clear="all"/>
Penguins, Malkin look to wrap up deal
AP - Evgeni Malkin is about to become a Pittsburgh Penguins player. Malkin has spent three weeks training in the Los Angeles area, but is expected to sign with the Penguins on Tuesday — two days before the start of rookie training camp.
Step by step
Gary Kubiak's plan to improve the play of QB David Carr includes basic steps like improving his footwork.
Owens looks like a go for Cowboys opener (AP)
T.O. looks like a go for the season opener. Terrell Owens got in plenty of work during practice Monday, then stayed late to run some extra routes for quarterback Drew Bledsoe. He came away sounding confident that he'll be over his hamstring injury and in the starting lineup when the Dallas Cowboys face the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Sunday.
Chargers LB Foley shot, out for season (AP)
Chargers linebacker Steve Foley will miss the season after being shot near his suburban home by an off-duty police officer. Foley was placed on the non-football injured reserve list on Monday, a day after he was shot by an off-duty Coronado officer and a week before the Chargers open at Oakland. Chargers general manager A.J.
Ward expects Big Ben to miss only 1 game (AP)
Ben Roethlisberger will miss at least one game following his emergency appendectomy. Hines Ward, who had the same procedure four years ago, will be surprised if the Pittsburgh quarterback misses a second. After all, Ward said, isn't Roethlisberger's remarkably fast recovery from his June motorcycle accident proof enough how fast a healer he is?
Texans sign RB Ron Dayne (AP)
Ron Dayne signed with Houston on Monday, reuniting the free agent running back with new Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner, was cut by the Denver Broncos on Saturday after entering training camp as the starting tailback. The signing of Dayne adds a veteran presence to complement Houston's two young running backs -- rookie Wali Lundy and second-year player Vernand...
Colts' Vinatieri says he's ready to play (AP)
Adam Vinatieri slipped a brace onto his non-kicking foot Monday, then calmly pronounced himself ready to play. Five days after the most discussed foot in Indianapolis become a headline topic, Vinatieri ended the discussion about his availability for the Colts' season opener Sunday at New York. He says he'll play.
Darrell Jackson returns to Seahawks (AP)
Darrell Jackson returned to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday for the first time since last February's Super Bowl loss to Pittsburgh and knee surgery a few weeks later. Seattle's leading receiver came back with his often long, beatnik-style goatee tied in four squiggly lines. "Someone told me if I pinned it up, it would grow a little more," Jackson said after his first practice of the season, six days...
Dolphins sign Lee Suggs as backup RB (AP)
Injury-plagued running back Lee Suggs signed with the Miami Dolphins on Monday, two days after being released by Cleveland. Suggs led the Browns with 744 yards rushing in 2004, but he has missed 23 of 48 career games with neck, shoulder, toe, ankle and thumb injuries. Last month he was traded by Cleveland to the New York Jets and then returned to the Browns when he failed a physical.
Iffy Vanderjagt may miss Cowboys' opener (AP)
As angry as Bill Parcells was over Mike Vanderjagt missing two short field goals in the preseason finale, the coach said Monday he never considered releasing his new kicker. But the misses did have an impact on the rest of the roster. And there's a chance Vanderjagt will miss the opener Sunday at Jacksonville.
RB Thomas Jones to start for Bears (AP)
Thomas Jones will start for Chicago Bears at running back, regaining the role he lost before training camp after missing voluntary offseason workouts. His competitor, Cedric Benson, injured his shoulder after taking a hit during a training camp practice and for the second straight year did not play in a preseason game.
Back to Earth
Team USA won’t play for gold in this year’s World Championships, but its future is looking bright.
U.S. settles for improvement at worlds (AP)
All that talk of the United States returning to the top of the basketball world will have to wait. The reality is that the Americans are no closer now than they were two years ago. The U.S. players returned home Sunday from the world championships with bronze medals, just like the ones Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony won at the 2004 Olympics.
Spain routs Greece 70-47 to win worlds (AP)
Pau Gasol's teammates kept their word, and he had a trophy for each crutch supporting him. Spain won its first world championship without its star in a performance worthy of a Hollywood script. With the injured Gasol cheering from the bench, Spain beat Greece 70-47 Sunday night in an emotional victory some thought couldn't happen and few thought would be so easy.
Officials: Gasol could be out 3 months (AP)
Memphis Grizzlies center Pau Gasol could be out up to three months after sustaining a partial fracture in his left foot in the semifinals of the world championships in Japan, officials said. The 7-footer was hurt Friday near the conclusion of Spain's 75-74 semifinal victory against Argentina. He underwent X-rays and an MRI exam Saturday at the Kato Orthopedic Clinic in Saitama, Japan, according to...
Warriors welcome back Nelson as coach (AP)
During Don Nelson's first tenure with the Golden State Warriors, his team wore plain blue uniforms while playing a style of basketball that was far from boring. Although Nelson can't promise a return to that classic look, he definitely knows the Warriors will be interesting again when he gets back on their sideline this fall.
Sprewell questioned in sex assault case (AP)
Police questioned former NBA player Latrell Sprewell on Wednesday in connection with a sexual assault allegation. A 21-year-old Milwaukee woman reported a sexual assault on a boat at the McKinley Marina on Tuesday, but Milwaukee police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz would not discuss the specifics of that alleged assault.
Wolves sign 2nd-round pick Craig Smith (AP)
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed their second-round draft pick, forward Craig Smith, on Thursday. Smith, a 6-foot-7 standout at Boston College, was selected with the 36th overall choice this summer. He averaged 17.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in 36 games for the Eagles, earning first team all-conference honors in the ACC.
Lithuania tops Germany 77-62 at worlds (AP)
Darius Lavrinovic scored 18 points to lead Lithuania to a 77-62 victory over Germany in the seventh-place game Sunday, matching its best finish in a FIBA world championships. Lithuania (5-4) was seventh in 1998 during its run of three Olympic bronze medals from 1992-2000. It appeared to be in control of this game early, leading 38-23 with 6:43 left in the first half.
Keenan resigns as Panthers GM (AP)
Mike Keenan spent the offseason assembling a roster that he believes could vault the Florida Panthers into playoff contention for the first time since 2000. He won't be around to see if his moves were good enough. Keenan resigned Sunday as the Panthers' general manager, stepping down after a little more than two years running the team's day-to-day operations.
Penguins, Malkin look to wrap up deal (AP)
Evgeni Malkin is about to become a Pittsburgh Penguins player. Malkin has spent three weeks training in the Los Angeles area, but is expected to sign with the Penguins on Tuesday -- two days before the start of rookie training camp. Malkin's agents said last week they would open contract talks early this week, and the Penguins are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce the signing.
Red Wings to retire Yzerman's jersey (AP)
Steve Yzerman, who led the Detroit Red Wings to three Stanley Cups, will have his No. 19 jersey retired Jan. 2. The 41-year-old Yzerman retired in July after playing each of his 22 seasons in Detroit -- 20 as captain -- where he became one of the most famed athletes in Michigan history and one of the NHL's all-time greats.
Wild's Boogaard charged with assault (AP)
Minnesota Wild winger Derek Boogaard was charged with assault causing bodily harm in connection with a nightclub fight. A 20-year-old man was injured as a result of the fight outside downtown early on Aug. 12, Regina Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich said Friday. The 24-year-old Boogaard was arrested Aug.
Predators sign F Dumont to two-year deal (AP)
The Nashville Predators never expected J.P. Dumont to be available during this offseason. When the Buffalo Sabres decided that the price was too high for the forward, the Predators were more than happy to bring him down south. Dumont agreed to a two-year deal Tuesday with the Predators that will pay him $2 million during the upcoming season and $2.5 million in 2007-08.
Flyers' Primeau won't give up on return (AP)
Keith Primeau still hopes to return to the Philadelphia Flyers despite lingering effects of a concussion that forced him to miss much of last season. "I'm trying to become, or maintain, being symptom free as best I can, and then evaluate it when we get to camp," Primeau said Tuesday at the Flyers' practice facility.
Sabres re-sign D Kalinin for two years (AP)
The Buffalo Sabres re-signed Dmitri Kalinin on Wednesday, securing the final piece of its defensive corps. A restricted free agent, Kalinin signed a two-year deal expected to provide the six-year NHL veteran a raise over the $1.33 million he made last season. The addition of the 26-year-old Russian fills out the top six spots in the Sabres' defensive ranks.
WWD: Sony HD 500
FONTANA, Calif. – One thing is for certain after Sunday's race: Kahne indeed is able.
Champ Car star to drive 2 NASCAR truck races (AP)
Champ Car sensation A.J. Allmendinger will drive two NASCAR Truck Series races for Bill Davis Racing this season.
Kahne proves NASCAR needs an emphasis on winning (AP)
Ryan Newman won a series-high eight races in 2003, yet never contended for the NASCAR championship.
Kahne wins at Fontana, closes in on top 10 (AP)
Kasey Kahne figured that winning the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at California Speedway was the one way he could assure himself of remaining in the fight for the upcoming playoffs.
Burton sits on bubble with one race left before Chase (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Kahne revives Chase hopes with win at California (SportsTicker)
Martin proud of 12th-place finish (AP)
Twelfth was just fine with Mark Martin.
Kahne wins shootout with Menard (AP)
Kasey Kahne outdueled Paul Menard in an exciting NASCAR Busch Series shootout Saturday night that ended with Kahne in California Speedway's Victory Lane and Menard coasting across the finish line out of fuel.
Kahne wins Busch Series Ameriquest 300 at California (SportsTicker)