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NEWS FROM 2006-10-24
Bledsoe benched as Giants beat Cowboys
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_giants_cowboys"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.cf3ec95dc1a6431b8f8f4f473b43fb36.giants_cowboys_football_irv114.jpg?x=130&y=107&sig=aL4DN8g29upkLXV_7kLvJw--" align="left" height="107" width="130" alt="Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells hangs his head in the 4th quarter of the Cowboys football game against the New York Giants in Irving, Texas, Monday, Oct. 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)" border="0" /></a>AP - Drew Bledsoe stood grim-faced on the sideline, his fingers locked inside the collar of his jersey, a visor pulled over his eyes. The New York Giants already had their way with him — and now they were doing the same to his backup.</p><br clear="all"/>
La Russa: 'I don't believe it was dirt'
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_world_series"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061023/capt.09962b4be66c434caa04088038d0ae1f.aptopix_world_series_cardinals_tigers_baseball_dts128.jpg?x=101&y=130&sig=NoJ3zCxa6wHTAZyzbqGp1g--" align="left" height="130" width="101" alt="Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Kenny Rogers winds up to pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning in Game 2 of the World Series on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Tony La Russa kept talking about Kenny Rogers, his words from the interview room booming all around Busch Stadium, courtesy of the PA system. One by one, the Detroit Tigers stopped their workout to listen.</p><br clear="all"/>
Lawyer: Merriman's supplement to blame
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_chargers_merriman"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061023/capt.02c2c6a48cec491e9c1c490a49031058.chargers_merriman_mdcg202.jpg?x=95&y=130&sig=HhkvoAXxw_GiLD0c0Z3khg--" align="left" height="130" width="95" alt="San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman reacts during a NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis in this Dec. 18, 2005 file photo. Merriman will be suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to a report posted Sunday night on ESPN.com. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)" border="0" /></a>AP - Shawne Merriman's attorney said the Chargers' outside linebacker failed a drug test because of a tainted supplement and will continue to play while appealing his four-game suspension.</p><br clear="all"/>
Now 9-0, Sabres close in on record start
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_sabres_canadiens"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.d9e40c9753d347e083acbc383c54b8f4.canada_canadiens_sabres_hockey_pch102.jpg?x=118&y=130&sig=dKCbZdf2Co7LUaB4RBTn2A--" align="left" height="130" width="118" alt="Buffalo Sabres Jim Novotny, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet, of France, during first period NHL action Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 in Montreal. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, CP)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Buffalo Sabres are doing a great job of handling the attention that comes with their record-setting start.</p><br clear="all"/>
Roethlisberger's head injury worrisome
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_roethlisberger_s_injury"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061022/capt.8b28e69811da477ba99f9e7afd337edc.steelers_falcons_football_gajb105.jpg?x=130&y=87&sig=KkcVsjIjRLlDHExUyfh6DQ--" align="left" height="87" width="130" alt="Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers training staff attend to injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after he was hurt in the third quart of a football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't saying if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained his second concussion in slightly more than four months.</p><br clear="all"/>
Manning inspires Giants to victory in Dallas
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061024/sp_nm/nfl_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20061024/2006_10_24t000348_450x303_us_nfl.jpg?x=130&y=87&sig=gZlE57pZvMKigy0dQ_CRzQ--" align="left" height="87" width="130" alt="New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning passes in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in their NFL game at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas October 23, 2006. (Chris Wilkins/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes
to lead the New York Giants to an impressive 36-22 road win
over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, while Tiki Barber rushed for
114 yards in the team's fourth win of the season.</p><br clear="all"/>
Stern: New NBA ball is staying
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_stern_new_ball"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.3c70879f2a594969b88345da60445c8c.wizards_hawks_basketball_gags104.jpg?x=127&y=130&sig=AMb5bwkAx9H55Z5fh8iSbw--" align="left" height="130" width="127" alt="Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, left, drives against Atlanta Hawks guard Josh Childress (1) during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Arenas had 29 points for the night and lead the Wizards to a 110-105 win. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith)" border="0" /></a>AP - David Stern expected complaints, and he got plenty of them. His response: The new ball is staying.</p><br clear="all"/>
Carpenter eager to get on World Series stage
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061024/sp_nm/baseball_series_pitchers_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20061024/2006_10_24t025752_348x450_us_baseball_series_pitchers.jpg?x=100&y=130&sig=FMRGJEIxoTHWZJdDBDxAoA--" align="left" height="130" width="100" alt="St Louis Cardinals starting pitcher for game 3 of the World Series Chris Carpenter looks up during his team's workout in St Louis October 23, 2006. (Mike Blake/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, who
missed the 2004 World Series because of injury, is eager to get
his chance in this year's Fall Classic.</p><br clear="all"/>
Rooney's talent, temper grabs headlines
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061023/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_extra_time"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061022/capt.d2ebd4cedae0415f9f2dfdd85b27e901.britain_soccer_mdt117.jpg?x=94&y=130&sig=fPxgU6K_B0ug3kyvsUTTAA--" align="left" height="130" width="94" alt="Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, keeps the ball from Liverpool's Jamie Carragher, right, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 22, 2006. United won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Wayne Rooney could become England's greatest soccer player. Then again, he could wind up a bust long before he's 30. Rooney turns 21 Tuesday and the jury's still out on how good — or disappointing — the England and Manchester United striker will be.</p><br clear="all"/>
Sharks goalie Toskala wins 12th straight
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_sharks_blue_jackets"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.fc54dc4b833f4a27bf48b677e75b9617.correction_sharks_blue_jackets_hockey_ohjl103.jpg?x=128&y=130&sig=RJfsVBHwKPg5bQXfm5o8Ng--" align="left" height="130" width="128" alt="Columbus Blue Jackets' Fredrik Modin, left, of Sweden, tries to get a shot off against San Jose Sharks' Vesa Toskala, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)" border="0" /></a>AP - The hottest goaltender to start the NHL season is also a guy who was among the hottest at the end of last season. Vesa Toskala ran his winning streak to 12 games with his fifth career shutout in the San Jose Sharks' 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Giants rough up both Cowboys QBs in win (AP)
Drew Bledsoe stood grim-faced on the sideline, his fingers locked inside the collar of his jersey, a visor pulled over his eyes. The New York Giants already had their way with him -- and now they were doing the same to his backup. After Bledsoe's sack-filled first half performance ended in an interception, Tony Romo trotted in to start the second, when he was greeted by a standing ovation and...
Hasselbeck to miss at least three weeks (AP)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will miss at least three weeks with a strained ligament in his right knee. And he's not happy about how it happened. Hasselbeck believes Minnesota's E.J. Henderson could have avoided rolling into his lower right leg Sunday early in the second half of Seattle's loss to the Vikings.
Steelers won't comment on Big Ben injury (AP)
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't saying if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained his second concussion in slightly more than four months. Roethlisberger was fit enough to fly home with the Steelers following their 41-38 overtime loss Sunday in Atlanta, and to drive his SUV to a team meeting Monday, despite being briefly knocked unconscious during a helmet-to-helmet hit with the Falcons' Chauncey...
Chargers' Merriman to appeal suspension (AP)
Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman will be suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to a report posted Sunday night on ESPN.com. The 22-year-old Merriman, last year's NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, was initially to be suspended last week alongside two other players, the Web site reported, citing people with knowledge of the suspension whom the report did...
Giants LB Arrington tears left Achilles (AP)
New York Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington is out for the season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. The Giants also lost defensive end Osi Umenyiora to a strained hip in their 36-22 victory. He went down late in the second quarter, returned for the start of the third but lasted only one play.
Colts DT Reagor likely to sit out again (AP)
The undefeated Indianapolis Colts expect defensive tackle Montae Reagor to miss a second straight game after he was injured in an automobile accident while on the way to Sunday's matchup with Washington. State police reports said Reagor's head was injured when his SUV flipped over after another car that ran into him while he was driving to the RCA Dome.
Giants' Strahan ties Taylor's sack mark (AP)
Michael Strahan tied Lawrence Taylor for the New York Giants' career sack lead with his second of the game Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Strahan had only one sack the first five games this season, but got to quarterback Drew Bledsoe for the second time early in the second quarter. That gave him 132 1/2 for his career, matching Taylor's total from 1982-93, which is also tied for seventh...
Browns' Baxter suffers torn knee tendons (AP)
Cleveland's Gary Baxter tore patellar tendons in both knees while trying to break up a pass in the first half of Sunday's loss to Denver, a devastating injury for the cornerback and another big loss for the Browns. Baxter will have surgery on Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic to repair both knees, coach Romeo Crennel said during his Monday news conference.
Colts S Doss out for the season (AP)
Colts safety Mike Doss will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Doss was injured during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins and medical tests determined the tear, Colts coach Tony Dungy said Monday. Doss had been a starter the last two years but came off the bench the first two games this season until Bob Sanders injured his knee.
Once the punch line to everyone's favorite jokes, the Clippers could laugh last as the Pacific Division champ.
Kings' Bibby to miss first two weeks (AP)
Sacramento Kings guard Mike Bibby is expected to miss the first two weeks of the regular season after injuring his right thumb in an exhibition game Sunday night. Bibby, the Kings' starting point guard and leading scorer last season, has a mallet thumb -- an injury in which a finger tendon becomes detached from a bone, preventing the finger from fully extending.
76ers G Iverson out with sore wrist (AP)
Allen Iverson will not play Tuesday night in a preseason game against the New York Knicks because of soreness in his left wrist. Iverson believes he hurt his wrist at the end of the game against New Jersey on Friday. He complained of soreness at practice Monday and had a precautionary X-ray. The 31-year-old former MVP is entering his 11th season with the Sixers.
Stern says new ball is staying (AP)
David Stern expected complaints, and he got plenty of them. His response: The new ball is staying. The NBA commissioner said Monday the league is sticking with its new ball and is convinced it's a better product despite concerns from a number of players. That was a much stronger answer than he gave recently when he was in Europe for a series of exhibition games between NBA and international teams.
Musselman returns to coach Kings (AP)
Ron Artest scored 22 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Hornets 117-93 in a preseason game on Sunday. Sacramento coach Eric Musselman led the team hours after he apologized for his arrest a day earlier on a drunken driving charge. Kings owners Gavin and Joe Maloof said no disciplinary action would be taken against the team's first-year coach, hired June 3 to replace fired...
Nets cut former Duke star Jay Williams (AP)
Jay Williams' quest to return to the NBA some three years after a horrible motorcycle accident was put on hold Sunday when the New Jersey Nets waived the point guard less than two weeks before the start of the season. "It's heartbreaking doing it regardless, and then to do it with a guy like him," Nets coach Lawrence Frank said.
Suns sign Diaw to 5-year, $45M extension (AP)
Suns forward Boris Diaw has signed a five-year, $45 million contract extension, the maximum length allowed by NBA rules. The deal, announced Friday, will keep the versatile 6-foot-8 Diaw under contract through the 2011-12 season. And it means Diaw won't test the free-agent market next summer. "I knew that the Phoenix Suns wanted me to stay for four more years and I knew that I wanted to stay four...
Mavs' Howard inks 4-year, $40M extension (AP)
Mavericks forward Josh Howard agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract extension Thursday through the 2010-11 season. Howard will play for $1.6 million this season, the last on his existing contract. Howard said he did not want to test the free-agent market after the season. "I'm glad it's done," Howard said before Dallas' preseason game Thursday night against Milwaukee.
Drury, Sabres run record to 9-0 with win (AP)
Chris Drury scored his 10th goal and the Buffalo Sabres set a new team record by extending their season-opening winning streak to nine games with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Buffalo moved to within one victory of tying Toronto's league record of 10 straight wins at the start of the 1993-94 season.
Modano's goal lifts Stars over Canucks (AP)
Dallas coach Dave Tippett knows they're not the prettiest nine games he's seen. But the Stars aren't complaining. Mike Modano scored the decisive goal and Marty Turco had 33 saves as the Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 Monday night to give Dallas its best start in franchise history. "No matter what we do sometimes, we look like the Keystone Kops out there," Tippett said.
Sharks' Toskala earns 12th straight win (AP)
The hottest goaltender to start the NHL season is also a guy who was among the hottest at the end of last season. Vesa Toskala ran his winning streak to 12 games with his fifth career shutout in the San Jose Sharks' 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. "A shutout is nice, but the most important thing is to get those two points," Toskala said.
Flyers starting anew under Stevens (AP)
John Stevens saw Ken Hitchcock as a mentor. He thought he could absorb Hitchcock's decades of experience and mold that into his own long career. Well, things move fast. Just months into his first NHL assistant's job, Stevens was made coach of the Philadelphia Flyers after Hitchcock was fired. Still, on such short notice, he was ready with new ideas Monday in his first full day in charge -- lines were...
Kovalchuk's hat trick powers Thrashers (AP)
Almost everything has been working early in the season for the Atlanta Thrashers except for their power play. Monday night they got that going, too. The Thrashers set a franchise record with five power-play goals, including three by Ilya Kovalchuk, as they continued the best start in franchise history with a 6-3 victory over the Florida Panthers.
Hejduk, Avalanche cruise by Kings 6-1 (AP)
Milan Hejduk struggled to score goals a year ago during an injury-plagued season. He's determined not to let that happen again, even if it means using his head to put the puck in the net. "I feel comfortable," said Hejduk, who played in 74 games in 2005-06 while dealing with a variety of nagging injuries.
Wild RW Gaborik out another 10-14 days (AP)
Minnesota Wild star right wing Marian Gaborik will probably be out for another 10 to 14 days because of a mild groin strain. Gaborik was hurt in the third period of Friday's game at Anaheim and did not play Saturday against San Jose. Gaborik is second on the team with four goals and also has three assists.
Sykora leads Oilers over sliding Coyotes (AP)
EDMONTON (AP)-- Following a dominant performance Monday night, the Edmonton Oilers' new line of Ales Hemsky, Petr Sykora and Patrick Thoresen has likely earned an extended run. Sykora had a goal and three assists, Hemsky and Thoresen chipped in three-point performances and the Oilers downed the slumping Phoenix Coyotes 5-2.
Sharks to keep 19-year-old Vlasic in NHL (AP)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, the San Jose Sharks' promising 19-year-old defenseman, has earned a roster spot with the club. General manager Doug Wilson decided Monday to keep Vlasic with the Sharks instead of sending him back to the Quebec Remparts, his junior team for the last three seasons. Vlasic helped to lead coach Patrick Roy's team to the Memorial Cup last summer, but the Sharks believe he's ready...
Penguins' Malone out with broken forearm (AP)
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Ryan Malone is expected to be out four to six weeks after breaking his forearm Saturday night during the team's 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. In July, the Pittsburgh native was awarded a two-year, $2.75 million contract by an arbitrator. He had 22 goals and 44 points in 77 games with the Penguins last season, when he earned less than $1 million.
Nearing the finish
Chase finally where NASCAR envisioned (AP)
Matt Kenseth threw the caution flag when the rest of the competition appeared ready to hand the Nextel Cup title to Jeff Burton.
Chase wide open after eventful day at Martinsville (AP)
Four races from the end of the NASCAR season, this is what Brian France had in mind when he devised the Chase for the championship in 2004.
Burton's bad luck at Martinsville tightens Chase (SportsTicker)
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (Ticker) - Just one week ago, Jeff Burton said he wasn't about to celebrate a championship. Perhaps he was right.
Johnson stays alive in Chase with win at Martinsville (SportsTicker)
Points leader fades to 5th after his luck runs out (AP)
Jeff Burton insisted all weekend that his car was strong, even though he only qualified 28th for Sunday's Subway 500 at Martinsville.
Sprague wins NCTS Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway (SportsTicker)
World of Outlaws founder Ted Johnson dies (SportsTicker)
PLANO, Texas (Ticker) - Ted Johnson, an auto racing pioneer who founded the World of Outlaws sprint car series, died Friday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 72.
World of Outlaws founder dies (AP)
World of Outlaws sprint car series founder Ted Johnson has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 72. Johnson, who developed a passion for racing while watching his father race motorcycles and briefly drove sprint cars, gave up a career as a china salesman in 1978 to start the traveling series that raced close to 100 times a season.