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NEWS FROM 2006-09-11
Peyton's Colts best Eli's Giants 26-21
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060911/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_colts_giants"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060911/capt.b813c0ae04944043b058ae415f0f3a4b.colts_giants_football_eru204.jpg?x=130&y=92&sig=6icIcFqK4uBY5Rm08mPTwg--" align="left" height="92" width="130" alt="New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, walks off the field with brother, Peyton Manning, quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts after the Colts beat the Giants 26-21 in NFL football action at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)" border="0" /></a>AP - After beating little brother Eli, all Peyton Manning felt was relief and pride.</p><br clear="all"/>
Roger Federer wins 9th career Grand Slam
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060911/ap_on_sp_te_ga_su/ten_us_open"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060911/capt.a4b842c01213402dbd7daf937e8839c0.aptopix_us_open_tennis_xnyf232.jpg?x=130&y=75&sig=Qr0Oe5LYVhUlU1BMMPdb2g--" align="left" height="75" width="130" alt="Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after defeating Andy Roddick, of the United States, in the men's final at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)" border="0" /></a>AP - This U.S. Open was all about the greats of the game, from Andre Agassi's tearful farewell, to the renaming of the site to honor Billie Jean King, to Martina Navratilova's this-time-she-means-it retirement. It was only fitting, then, that the tournament's final point was won by Roger Federer.</p><br clear="all"/>
Jaguars spoil T.O.'s Cowboys' debut
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060911/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_cowboys_jaguars"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060910/capt.b6a4f404510e43bb9d790d1177aa8256.cowboys_jaguars_football_flpc207.jpg?x=130&y=80&sig=lataKkWxizyv4wKTU43oxg--" align="left" height="80" width="130" alt="Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens, right, makes a fourth-quarter touchdown catch over Jacksonville Jaguars defender Donovin Darius, left, during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)" border="0" /></a>AP - Terrell Owens gave the Dallas Cowboys almost everything they wanted in the season opener: big plays, a touchdown and no surly behavior. The only thing missing was a victory.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bears hand Favre 1st shutout of career
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060911/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_bears_packers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060910/capt.e26132f280bc41d7a252fa71a8219b34.bears_packers_football_wimg104.jpg?x=130&y=80&sig=0K8Lj.rWnmrp6DMxXXBrSg--" align="left" height="80" width="130" alt="Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre looks to pass the ball after falling down during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, in Green Bay, Wis. Favre was sacked on the play. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)" border="0" /></a>AP - Brett Favre is back. The Chicago Bears did their best to make sure nobody noticed. The Bears delivered the first shutout of Favre's 16-year career on Sunday, beating the Green Bay Packers 26-0 at Lambeau Field.</p><br clear="all"/>
Cardinals open new stadium with win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060911/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn49ers_cardinals"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060910/capt.5aba498b21034bd29af2d268fb96a4f6.49ers_cardinals_football_azmy117.jpg?x=91&y=130&sig=s9cDH55XJ._H7M51UB1_Yg--" align="left" height="130" width="91" alt="Arizona Cardinals receives Bryant Johnson (80) and Anquan Boldin (81) celebrate Boldin's touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of NFL football action Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 at Cardinals Stadium in Glendale. Ariz. The Cardinals won 34-27. (AP Photo/Roy Dabner)" border="0" /></a>AP - The new stadium was packed and rocking for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The NFL's long-suffering franchise finally has a home — a palace is more like it — and the Cardinals christened the place with a 34-27 season-opening victory over the San Francisco 49ers.</p><br clear="all"/>
Peyton edges Eli in Manning brothers showdown
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060911/sp_nm/nfl_sunday_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20060911/2006_09_10t183932_350x450_us_nfl_sunday.jpg?x=101&y=130&sig=f.b_4d6lx5_0IR57yY4uQg--" align="left" height="130" width="101" alt="New Orleans Saints Reggie Bush fields a punt in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns in their NFL football game in Cleveland September 10, 2006. The Saints defeated the Browns 19-14. (Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - Peyton Manning won family bragging
rights over younger brother Eli by guiding the Indianapolis
Colts to a dramatic 26-21 win over the New York Giants on
NBA star center Gasol expected to miss four months after surgery
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060909/sp_afp/basketnbagrizzliesesp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20060909/capt.sge.lsy52.090906160655.photo00.photo.default-512x418.jpg?x=130&y=106&sig=HjzfjIVeMVj.PFM9Y9cI1w--" align="left" height="106" width="130" alt="Spanish center Pau Gasol, seen here on 03 September 2006 at the World Basketball Championships, is not expected to return to the National Basketball Association until January after successful left foot surgery, the Memphis Grizzlies announced.(AFP/File/Kazuhiro Nogi)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Spanish center Pau Gasol is not expected to return to the National Basketball Association until January after successful left foot surgery, the Memphis Grizzlies announced.</p><br clear="all"/>
U.S. chiefs say Beijing's impact will be huge
Reuters - U.S. Olympic chief
Peter Ueberroth has witnessed the glory of sport as organizer
of the 1984 Los Angeles Games and commissioner of Major League
Baseball. Now he believes an even bigger spectacle is on the
Dynamo rally for 2-1 win over Galaxy
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060911/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_mls_dynamo_galaxy"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060911/capt.99fec29790d9419d8007e28a6eb02778.mls_dynamo_galaxy_soccer_camw105.jpg?x=96&y=130&sig=m6pFHSJG1I1LjgKgWKG3VA--" align="left" height="130" width="96" alt="Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan, top, celebrates after scoring a goal as Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad looks on during the first half of a MLS soccer game in Carson, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)" border="0" /></a>AP - Dwayne De Rosario scored early in the second half and the Houston Dynamo rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bryzgalov signs 2-year deal with Ducks
AP - Ilya Bryzgalov, who led the NHL in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts during the playoffs last spring, signed a two-year contract to remain with the Anaheim Ducks.
Thankfully the NFL season has started – because all the hype was beginning to get nauseating.
Peyton bests Eli, Colts top Giants 26-21 (AP)
After beating little brother Eli, all Peyton Manning felt was relief and pride. Relief that the much-hyped battle of the brothers was over, and pride in the way they handled it. No gloating, no giddy postgame interviews, no big scene as the two met when it was over. "I told him I loved him," Peyton said after the Indianapolis Colts outlasted Eli and the New York Giants 26-21 on Sunday night.
Palmer sharp as Bengals win, Green hurt (AP)
Now it's Carson Palmer's turn to return the kindness and reach out to Trent Green. When Palmer went down last January with a devastating knee injury, Green was one of the first to call the Cincinnati quarterback. Although the two barely knew each other, Green offered words of encouragement, advice drawn upon his own experience with career-threatening knee problems.
Jaguars spoil Owens' Cowboys debut (AP)
Terrell Owens gave the Dallas Cowboys almost everything they wanted in the season opener: big plays, a touchdown and no surly behavior. The only thing missing was a victory. Byron Leftwich threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Fred Taylor had 115 combined yards and the Jacksonville Jaguars spoiled Owens' much-anticipated Dallas debut with a 24-17 win Sunday.
Bush has 141 total yards as Saints win (AP)
Reggie Bush strolled down the hallway toward the team bus wearing a backpack, blue L.A. Dodgers baseball cap and smile. He looked like a college kid headed home from class. School may be over for Bush. His pro education has just begun. On Sunday, he passed his first test. "I would probably give myself a 'B,"' he said.
Abraham, Vick lead Falcons over Panthers (AP)
Warrick Dunn figured Atlanta's dominating performance over Super Bowl favorite Carolina would come as a surprise. "Most people didn't think we could do that," said Dunn after he rushed for 132 yards in the Falcons' 20-6 win over the Panthers on Sunday. "We've added some guys who have been to the Pro Bowl.
Seahawks top Lions on FG as time expires (AP)
The Seattle Seahawks got to celebrate at Ford Field -- seven months too late. On the turf where Seattle lost the Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Josh Brown kicked a 42-yard field goal on the last play of the game to lift the Seahawks to a 9-6 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. When the game ended, the Seahawks jumped around, hugged and shouted.
Bears deal Favre and Packers 26-0 loss (AP)
Brett Favre is back. The Chicago Bears did their best to make sure nobody noticed. The Bears delivered the first shutout of Favre's 16-year career on Sunday, beating the Green Bay Packers 26-0 at Lambeau Field. "I was optimistic going into this game, I really was," Favre said. "Maybe I was the only one, but I really felt like we could surprise these guys.
Patriots get safety to beat Bills 19-17 (AP)
The scoreboard looming over J. P Losman as he scrambled behind the Bills' own goal line showed a tie game. Ty Warren was determined to change that. "My priority was to get him in the end zone," the Patriots defensive end said. "We're tied up, so I'm thinking, 'Let me get this dude.' " Losman went down, the official's arms went up and New England beat the Buffalo Bills 19-17 with poise under pressure...
Jaguars lose DE Hayward for season (AP)
Jaguars defensive end Reggie Hayward ruptured his left Achilles' tendon Sunday against Dallas and will have season-ending surgery. Hayward pulled up lame early in the third quarter and had to be helped off the field. Hayward led the team with 8 1/2 sacks and 59 quarterback pressures last season. He also had 47 tackles and two forced fumbles.
Makes and Misses: Red, white and … boo?
In the latest mailbag, Team USA had more than its share of critics from around the world.
Barkley, Wilkins and Dumars enter Hall (AP)
Charles Barkley played the comedian Friday during his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. But, behind the scenes, he also sounded a lot like a role model. He drew laughs by thanking his financial adviser for protecting his money but threw in a little advice for today's players. "I tell all these young kids, the money you make, save it, put it in the bank.
Grizzlies F Gasol to be out four months (AP)
Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol will be sidelined for four months after surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot. The 7-foot Gasol is scheduled to leave for his native Spain on Monday for a two-week trip and begin rehabilitation upon returning to Memphis, the Grizzlies said Friday. He broke the bone last week while playing for Spain during the world championships in Japan.
Nuggets re-sign F Reggie Evans (AP)
The Denver Nuggets re-signed forward Reggie Evans to a multiyear contract. Terms were not released. The 26-year-old Evans averaged 5.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 23.3 minutes in 26 games with the Nuggets last season. The Nuggets acquired him from Seattle in a four-team trade Feb. 23 that also sent Charles Smith and Ruben Patterson to Denver.
76ers sign veteran C-F Alan Henderson (AP)
The Philadelphia 76ers added depth to their frontcourt Friday by signing 11-year veteran Alan Henderson. Henderson, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward/center, has averaged 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 614 career games (215 starts) for three different teams. Last season with Cleveland, he averaged 2.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 51 games.
Kobe: U.S. needs chemistry at 2008 Games (AP)
Kobe Bryant believes the U.S. basketball team will have to work on its chemistry if it wants to perform well at the 2008 Olympics. The Los Angeles Lakers star, visiting Taiwan as part of a five-leg tour of Asia to meet with fans, said Thursday that a newly assembled team always needed some time together before starting to play with consistency.
Warriors C O'Bryant breaks foot (AP)
Warriors rookie center Patrick O'Bryant probably will miss the start of training camp after breaking his right foot. O'Bryant, the ninth overall selection in the June's draft, was injured during an offseason scrimmage in Las Vegas last month. Team doctors diagnosed the injury in San Francisco this week.
Heat re-sign PG Payton to one-year deal (AP)
Gary Payton finally got one championship, yet still wants to chase another. The veteran guard signed a one-year deal Wednesday to return to the Miami Heat, meaning the defending NBA champions have every player from last season's regular postseason rotation under contract for the coming year. Payton -- a 38-year-old, nine-time All-Star who played 16 seasons before winning his first title in June --...
Malkin goes through workout with Pens (AP)
Evgeni Malkin has understood for a while now that he will have to learn English to maximize his potential in the National Hockey League -- to say nothing of his life in the United States. Malkin -- the No. 2 selection in the 2004 NHL draft behind fellow Russian and 2005-06 NHL rookie of the year Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals -- might not understand his coaches, but they say his...
Sabres re-sign G Miller to 3-year deal (AP)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (CP) -- The Buffalo Sabres re-signed Ryan Miller to a three-year deal Friday, ensuring that their No. 1 goalie won't miss the start of training camp next week. The 26-year-old Miller was 30-14-3 with a 2.60 goals-against average in 48 regular season games as a rookie last season. Despite missing 18 games with a fractured thumb, he finished among the top 10 in wins, GAA and save...
Thrashers, top G Lehtonen agree on deal (AP)
The Atlanta Thrashers agreed to terms on a contract with No. 1 goaltender Kari Lehtonen with one week left before training camp. General manager Don Waddell said the team expects to have Lehtonen anchor the Thrashers' goal "for several years to come." The 22-year-old native of Helsinki, Finland, was the second overall pick in the 2002 NHL entry draft.
Flyers' Forsberg may be ready for opener (AP)
Peter Forsberg could be ready for the Philadelphia Flyers' season opener after testing his surgically repaired right ankle for the first time Tuesday. Forsberg, who skated with some of his teammates, was originally told he needed surgery on both ankles to repair torn ligaments and wouldn't be able to return until January.
Sharks F Bell arrested for drunk driving (AP)
San Jose Sharks forward Mark Bell was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and felony hit-and-run after an early morning accident during the Labor Day weekend. Bell, who played his first four NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, was acquired by the Sharks in a three-team trade on July 10. Days later, he received a new three-year, $6.5 million contract that will pay him $2 million for the...
Avalanche re-sign F Svatos (AP)
The Colorado Avalanche re-signed forward Marek Svatos to a one-year deal Tuesday. Svatos scored 32 goals in his rookie season for the Avalanche, including nine game-winners and 12 on the power play, before his season was cut short by a shoulder injury. "Marek played a key role in the team's success last season," general manager Francois Giguere said.
RICHMOND, Va. – Kevin Harvick vs. Kyle Busch? It could be a sign of things to come.
Harvick grows into title contender (AP)
Nothing was easy for Kevin Harvick from his very first day at NASCAR's highest level.
Stewart folds at Richmond, misses cut for Chase (SportsTicker)
RICHMOND, Virginia (Ticker) - Far away from all the hoopla, celebration and screaming fans on pit road, Tony Stewart's team quietly pushed its Chevrolet Monte Carlo to the garage.
Harvick wins at Richmond, Stewart misses Chase (SportsTicker)
Roush not satisfied with 2 championships (AP)
Jack Roush calls himself ``a racing dog,'' and two championships in NASCAR's top stock car series have only increased his enthusiasm.
Chase formula -- wins vs. consistency -- still debated (AP)
Kasey Kahne entered Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400 leading the NASCAR Nextel Cup series with five victories but without a spot in the 10-race playoff. He took care of that with a third-place run that got him a spot.
Kahne off the bubble and into the Chase (AP)
Kasey Kahne managed to get himself off the bubble and into NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup championship.
2-time champion Stewart misses Chase field (AP)
Tony Stewart once said he should be fired if he failed to make NASCAR's Chase for the championship.
A glance at drivers in NASCAR's championship chase (AP)
A glance at the 10 drivers competing in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup championship, in order of points standings: