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NEWS FROM 2006-10-06
Mets make easy work of Dodgers in Game 2
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_dodgers_mets"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061006/capt.b24340c53bf44ae08f38ac02160801d6.dodgers_mets_baseball_nyjj205.jpg?x=130&y=116&sig=zT2sGx1hHy09L_6qcsGiHQ--" align="left" height="116" width="130" alt="New York Mets' Tom Glavine delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 2 of Major League Baseball's National League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool)" border="0" /></a>AP - Thanks to a stellar performance by steady Tom Glavine, the otherwise pitching-depleted New York Mets are on the cusp of a first-round sweep.</p><br clear="all"/>
Cards beat Padres for 2-0 series lead
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_cardinals_padres"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061005/capt.055cb49c4bd44f1380be327a0ea51308.cardinals_padres_nlds_baseball_cadp111.jpg?x=130&y=104&sig=nz56D3Ned2A_Z_tpLExSzw--" align="left" height="104" width="130" alt="St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols, right, celebrates with teammate Yadier Molina after the final out in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres in game 2 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 in San Diego. The Cardinals won 2-0 and took a two-game lead in the series. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)" border="0" /></a>AP - Getting out of September intact was the hard part for the St. Louis Cardinals, who clinched a division title while stuck in reverse.</p><br clear="all"/>
N.C. State defeats No. 17 Florida State
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_florida_st_nc_state"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061006/capt.81b8a24312e74bda9696e59d432cc6c6.fl_state__nc_state__football_nckd104.jpg?x=130&y=93&sig=H7MC7kUZ449DQs4VV_NjBA--" align="left" height="93" width="130" alt="Florida State's Lorenzo Booker (28) gets wrapped up by North Carolina State's DeMarcus Tyler (72), Garland Heath (19) and Miguel Scott (25) with teammate Jacky Claude nearby during the first half, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, of their college football game in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker)" border="0" /></a>AP - After one quarterback change and two wins against ranked opponents, North Carolina State suddenly looks like an entirely different team.</p><br clear="all"/>
Titans deciding options on Haynesworth
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_titans_haynesworth_suspended"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061003/capt.9ae8f1e1b87d46d0ae3d4151b49f8157.titans_haynesworth_suspended_tnmh101.jpg?x=109&y=130&sig=EQ5EML56BBSUyWLmOTy6wA--" align="left" height="130" width="109" alt="Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (92) steps on the head of Cowboys' offensive center Andre Gurode in the third quarter of their game on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL suspended Haynesworth for five games because of the incident. The agent for Haynesworth said Tuesday, Oct. 3, that the Tennessee defensive tackle is trying to reach Gurode to talk with him personally. (AP Photo/ John Russell)" border="0" /></a>AP - A repentant Albert Haynesworth won't be charged with assault for bashing his cleat into the bare head of Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode. An unprecedented five-game suspension may not be the end of his punishment, however.</p><br clear="all"/>
Colts' Simon to miss season with illness
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061005/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_colts_simon"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061005/capt.c67cfbd92188438a9b40067dcdfe2e74.colts_simon_football_ny166.jpg?x=87&y=130&sig=KK.YKm7U5gA9YcsakJ9PLw--" align="left" height="130" width="87" alt="** FILE * In this 2006 handout photo released by the NFL is shown Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Corey Simon. Simon will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the non-football illness-injury list Thursday by the Indianapolis Colts. No details about the illness were disclosed. The Colts, citing federal privacy laws and a decision to protect Simon's privacy, did not divulge the illness. (Ap Photo/NFL)" border="0" /></a>AP - Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Corey Simon will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the non-football illness-injury list Thursday by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts, citing federal privacy laws and a decision to protect Simon's privacy, did not divulge the illness.</p><br clear="all"/>
Steelers could find trouble in San Diego
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_pro_picks"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061001/capt.fcbdaaba7f174d54803e3df36bcca457.chargers_ravens_football_baf111.jpg?x=112&y=130&sig=1VdZwx9R1rkoq6hPe6tonw--" align="left" height="130" width="112" alt="San Diego Chargers' quarterback Philip Rivers slams the ball on the ground as time runs out in an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 in Baltimore. The Ravens won 16-13.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)" border="0" /></a>AP - Pittsburgh's bye week came at the right time for the defending NFL champions, losers of two of their first three games. The slow start came with Ben Roethlisberger considered "rusty," not a designation for the official injury list but one used to describe the early-season play of the QB.</p><br clear="all"/>
76ers lose to FC Barcelona 109-104
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_bk_ga_su/bkn76ers_barcelona"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061005/capt.d23166afe87a48e6befb3684fa3f3fa5.spain_nba_basketball_philadelphia_76ers__mf810.jpg?x=104&y=130&sig=qvckOL_ILDv2lNQTYt9zGw--" align="left" height="130" width="104" alt="US NBA basketball Philadelphia 76ers player Allen Iverson, reacts against Winterthur FC Barcelona player Juan Carlos Lakovic during a friendly match at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain Thursday Oct. 5, 2006. Barcelona won 104-99. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Philadelphia 76ers were miserable at the free-throw line, barely put up any 3-pointers and allowed six Winterthur FC Barcelona players to score in double digits.</p><br clear="all"/>
Garciaparra re-injures quadriceps
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_dodgers_garciaparra_hurt"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061004/capt.579475213a774123b1715fb97d5a7e75.dodgers_mets_baseball_nypm118.jpg?x=75&y=130&sig=l5TEcTeW4JFS40whTDaydQ--" align="left" height="130" width="75" alt="New York Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado struggles to catch a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Nomar Garciaparra in the first inning of the first game of the National League Division Series at Shea Stadium in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. Delgado did not make the play. The Mets won the game 6-5. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)" border="0" /></a>AP - Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra left Thursday night's NL playoff game against the New York Mets in the sixth inning after re-injuring his left quadriceps.</p><br clear="all"/>
Shevchenko, Rooney look to end slumps
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061004/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_euro2008_preview"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060930/capt.d3f1129f00954b808f802f77eb9d5b89.britain_soccer_bsd117.jpg?x=130&y=110&sig=s3URrRVFpeYgaCWJ2Ig9bA--" align="left" height="110" width="130" alt="Chelsea's Ukrainian striker, Andriy Shevchenko, right, takes the ball past Aston Villa defender Liam Ridgewell, during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, England. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Andriy Shevchenko is ailing with a virus and can't seem to score for Chelsea. Wayne Rooney has stopped scoring for Manchester United.</p><br clear="all"/>
Coyotes open season with win over Isles
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_islanders_coyotes"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061006/capt.658cc61153a341e8ba354e2e17a46c88.islanders_coyotes_hockey_png105.jpg?x=130&y=95&sig=xX1z7oYOT0HxoRSE56IYoA--" align="left" height="95" width="130" alt="Phoenix Coyotes left winger Ladislav Nagy, top left, of Slovakia, is congratulated by right winger Shane Doan, top center, and center Steven Reinprecht, bottom right, after Nagy scored against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)" border="0" /></a>AP - Phoenix Coyotes center Steven Reinprecht had five points and four stitches Thursday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
A former NFL lineman admits the Albert Haynesworth incident was bad, but suggests it might have been a common act of payback.
Haynesworth won't face criminal charges (AP)
A repentant Albert Haynesworth won't be charged with assault for bashing his cleat into the bare head of Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode. An unprecedented five-game suspension may not be the end of his punishment, however. After consulting his family all week, Gurode said Thursday he's decided not to press charges agains the Tennessee Titans defensive tackle.
Colts DT Simon to miss rest of season (AP)
Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Corey Simon will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the non-football illness-injury list Thursday by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts, citing federal privacy laws and a decision to protect Simon's privacy, did not divulge the illness. Simon, the biggest defensive lineman on the team's roster at 300 pounds, was expected to be a major part of the...
T.O. 'looking forward' to Philly return (AP)
Walking off the field after this past Sunday's game in Tennessee, Terrell Owens already had the Philadelphia Eagles on his mind. "He said, `Get ready to go, it's a big one,"' tight end Jason Witten said Thursday. "There were a couple of other things he said, but I don't know that I could tell you guys them." Laughing about unprintable things has been a common theme around the Dallas Cowboys this...
Culpepper on Dolphins' injury report (AP)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper was added to the team's injury report Thursday because of a shoulder problem, and missed at least a portion of the team's daily workout. The Dolphins did not specify if Culpepper, who tore knee ligaments last season and is still battling mobility issues caused by that injury, missed the entire practice.
Koren Robinson back at Packers practice (AP)
One day after receiving a 90-day jail sentence for a probation violation in Washington, Koren Robinson was practicing with the Green Bay Packers. Robinson missed practice Wednesday to attend a court hearing in Kirkland, Wash., where he was sentenced to 90 days in jail after a judge determined he violated a probation established when he pleaded guilty to a DUI there last year.
Simms: No regrets about playing injured (AP)
The game was on the line and Chris Simms had no intention of abandoning his teammates. Speaking publicly for the first time since having his spleen removed following a game last month, the Tampa Bay quarterback said Thursday he's not second-guessing himself about remaining on the field with an injury that possibly ended his season.
Giants' Arrington answers Redskins' jabs (AP)
For someone who didn't want to create a war of words with his former Washington Redskins teammates and coaches, LaVar Arrington certainly didn't make himself scarce. In a lengthy interview in front of his locker Thursday, the former Pro Bowl linebacker patiently and calmly responded to several published comments that questioned his grasp of the Redskins' defensive schemes during his six years in...
Favre expects to play against Rams (AP)
Andy Reid figured something must have been wrong if old pal Brett Favre didn't say hello to him on the field after their game Monday night. So the Philadelphia Eagles coach called Favre on Tuesday to make sure he was OK. "I said, 'Yeah, one of your guys cheap-shotted me,' which is not true," Favre said.
Future unclear for Bengals LB Pollack (AP)
Bengals linebacker David Pollack will know in a couple of months whether the cracked bone in his neck is healing properly or whether he'll need career-ending surgery to fix it. In his first interview since the injury, Pollack said Thursday that he has to wear a halo brace for two more months. If the cracked vertebra has healed by then, he can start rehabilitation and eventually resume his career.
Telling NBA camp stories
Isiah's mess, Nellie's return, the battle of L.A. and Miami's repeat bid are among the plotlines to follow this season.
76ers lose to FC Barcelona, 104-99 (AP)
The Philadelphia 76ers were miserable at the free-throw line, barely put up any 3-pointers and allowed six Winterthur FC Barcelona players to score in double digits. What a way to start a European vacation. The Sixers lost to the Spanish club 104-99 on Thursday night, just the third time an overseas club has beaten an NBA team since the league began sanctioning international competitions in 1987.
Pacers give Carlisle multiyear extension (AP)
Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle signed a multiyear contract extension Thursday and added a new title as executive vice president of basketball operations. The new position puts him directly below CEO Donnie Walsh and president Larry Bird and gives him more clout in disciplinary matters. "It lets the players know that there's a front-office position associated with the head coach," Walsh said.
Phil Jackson has hip replacement surgery (AP)
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson had right hip replacement surgery Tuesday and is expected to be released from a hospital on Wednesday. Team spokesman John Black said there is no timetable for the 61-year-old coach's return to training camp, which opened Tuesday with assistant coach Kurt Rambis running the drills.
Stern done hearing from Brown, Knicks (AP)
It's now up to NBA commissioner David Stern to decide if Larry Brown is entitled to the remainder of his salary from the Knicks. The fired New York coach wrapped up a second day of hearings at the NBA offices Tuesday. His financial fate now rests in Stern's hands. After James Dolan fired Brown in June, the Madison Square Garden chairman refused to pay Brown the $40 million that was left for the...
Parker leads Spurs to win in France (AP)
French star Tony Parker scored 26 points to help the San Antonio Spurs rout the French club Asvel Villeurbanne 115-90 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Parker, unable to play for France in the recent world championships because of a broken finger, received a warm reception from the home fans. "I really wanted to do well, because I could not play for France at the world championships," Parker...
Wizards give Grunfeld contract extension (AP)
Ernie Grunfeld quickly turned the Washington Wizards back into a playoff team by bringing aboard Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison. He was rewarded Wednesday with a multiyear contract extension as the team's president of basketball operations. Now he can focus on what the Wizards need to take the next step.
Suns making tour through Rome (AP)
Steve Nash, the NBA's two-time defending MVP, began Thursday with a one-on-one soccer and basketball game with Francesco Totti, the star playmaker on Italy's winning World Cup squad. "I didn't embarrass myself on the soccer field," Nash said. "And he did fine (at hoops)." The rest of the Phoenix Suns toured ancient ruins in Rome.
Shanahan scores 600th in Rangers debut (AP)
Jaromir Jagr seized the moment. Brendan Shanahan captured the night. "I don't think you could have scripted it any better," New York coach Tom Renney said Thursday after his two superstars led the Rangers to a season-opening 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. Just moments after being officially introduced as team captain, Jagr delivered a moment that predecessor Mark Messier would have been...
Canadian businessman to buy Penguins (AP)
The Pittsburgh Penguins are getting a new owner, and he arrived on the day a new season started. That soon-to-be owner, Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie, said it's obvious what has to follow: a new arena. Balsillie, whose company makes the BlackBerry wireless messaging device, signed an agreement Thursday to buy the Penguins from Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux's group for approximately $175 million.
Penguins blank Flyers after being sold (AP)
The No. 1 draft pick was all he was supposed to be for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a dominating performance that gave promise this season won't be like all those bad ones gone by. Only this time it wasn't Sidney Crosby, but goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury, the top pick in 2003 who didn't win the starting job until the final preseason game, turned aside 40 shots and the Penguins played one of their...
Havlat powers Blackhawks past Predators (AP)
Martin Havlat needed one game to show Chicago what he brings to his new team. The Blackhawks showed him they won't be giving up easily this season. Chicago's biggest offseason acquisition, Havlat had two goals and two assists to lead the Blackhawks to an 8-6 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night in the teams' season opener.
Sykora, Roloson power Oilers past Flames (AP)
Petr Sykora scored his first two goals with Edmonton and Dwayne Roloson turned aside 31 shots to lead the Oilers to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night in the teams' season opener. Defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist also scored for Edmonton, the defending Western Conference champions, and Jarome Iginla had Calgary's goal in a penalty-filled game.
Reinprecht has five points, Coyotes roll (AP)
Phoenix Coyotes center Steven Reinprecht had five points and four stitches Thursday night. "Maybe next time I'll go for six or seven stitches," Reinprecht, who had a goal and four assists, said after the Coyotes opened their 10th season in the desert with a 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders. Reinprecht required the stitches above his lip after being hit by a stick.
Luongo solid in debut, Canucks win (AP)
Roberto Luongo was a smashing success in his debut with the Vancouver Canucks. Luongo made 27 saves and Sami Salo had a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. The goalie was acquired in an offseason trade with the Florida Panthers along with Lukas Krajicek and a draft choice for Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and...
Raycroft helps Maple Leafs blank Sens (AP)
Paul Maurice got his first win as Toronto's new coach by sticking with a game plan that came up short one night earlier. Chad Kilger and Darcy Tucker each scored two goals and Andrew Raycroft made 34 saves for his first shutout with the Maple Leafs, leading Toronto to a 6-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
White lifts Wild past Avalanche in OT (AP)
This is the most anticipated season in the Minnesota Wild's brief history, and they showed a new spirit along with several acquisitions in their opener. Todd White scored 1:03 into overtime, and Minnesota overcame two goals by Colorado's Brad Richardson for a 3-2 victory over the Avalanche on Thursday night.
Elias named new Devils captain (AP)
Patrik Elias became the captain of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, the eve of the team's season-opener against Stanley Cup champion Carolina. Elias, who rejected more money in the offseason to accept a seven-year $42 million contract to stay in New Jersey, replaces Scott Stevens. Stevens retired before the 2005-06 season because of problems with concussions.
Trading Paint: Popular opinion
Mark Martin deserves the hype, but enough about Tony Stewart already.
Mark Martin leaving Roush for MB2 (AP)
Mark Martin will leave Roush Racing at the end of this season to drive a partial NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule for MB2 Racing, The Associated Press learned Thursday night.
Montoya qualifies No. 2 for stock-car debut (AP)
Juan Pablo Montoya got the easy part out of the way, qualifying second Thursday for his stock-car debut in the ARCA Food World 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Notes: Roush Jr. going road racing (AP)
Jack Roush, Jr., is getting ready to take a big step in his racing career, moving up to a Grand-Am Cup Series...
Is Roush team a good buy for Red Sox owner? (AP)
A group of investors led by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry is negotiating to buy a significant stake in Roush...
A glance at the drivers in NASCAR's championship chase (AP)
The 10 drivers competing in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup championship, in order of points: DRIVER: Jeff...
5-time Talladega winner Earnhardt hopes to jump-start Chase (AP)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to make a run at his first Nextel Cup title, he'll have to...
Villeneuve looks for racing return in NASCAR: reports (AFP)
Canadian racer Jacques Villeneuve, fired two months ago by Formula One's BMW-Sauber team, is talking about making a comeback in the US closed-cockpit stock car ranks, according to reports.
Bouncing back after disappointing day in Kansas (AP)
Have you ever finished doing something that was so difficult, you felt it was about twice the work it should have been?