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NEWS FROM 2006-10-25
Carpenter, Cards take 2-1 Series lead
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061025/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_world_series"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061025/capt.7c32d5eff4ba4c309de3d319fce92ee1.world_series_tigers_cardinals__baseball_sts124.jpg?x=130&y=129&sig=oqbnEnz5mmnIV_xk0SEF2w--" align="left" height="129" width="130" alt="St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter reacts after a double play to end the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)" border="0" /></a>AP - Chris Carpenter was well on his way to a World Series win when, all of a sudden, people swarmed the mound to examine his hand. No smudge, no scuffs. Just a cramp, and it wasn't about to blemish his outing. Carpenter looked every bit a Cards' ace as he threw the Detroit Tigers a curve, pitching St. Louis to a 5-0 victory Tuesday night for a 2-1 Series edge.</p><br clear="all"/>
Authorities: 'Deputy Shaq' participated
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061025/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_shaq_botched_raid"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061022/capt.ffc5e70034524eecb817f85bff57d3a5.heat_spurs_basketball_saa101.jpg?x=117&y=130&sig=VXQQppT6Rcl6do45r9vpFw--" align="left" height="130" width="117" alt="Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal (32) and San Antonio Spurs forward Fabricio Oberto, of Argentina, (7) battle for a loose ball during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)" border="0" /></a>AP - Shaquille O'Neal was present during a botched child pornography raid last month while working in Virginia as a reserve sheriff's deputy.</p><br clear="all"/>
NFL owners approve international games
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061025/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_nfl_meetings"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.ae6fc6987e074e879b8a6cf78abf5a7e.nfl_owners_nu101.jpg?x=130&y=109&sig=gIGDMrLSzcpU3wClaviKug--" align="left" height="109" width="130" alt="Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen talks with reporters during a break in the NFL owners meeting in New Orleans, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)" border="0" /></a>AP - The NFL will play as many as two regular-season games per year outside the United States starting in 2007, with Mexico, Canada, England and Germany as possible sites for starters.</p><br clear="all"/>
Baseball gets labor peace through 2011
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061025/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_labor"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.db047ef162f44e69b98988724c04dc7a.world_series_tigers_cardinals__baseball_sts205.jpg?x=130&y=85&sig=m5RidCaEK83D8wRVnHlLlA--" align="left" height="85" width="130" alt="Major League Baseball union head Donald Fehr, left, listens as MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, second from left, discusses details of their new labor contract before Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 in St. Louis. At far right is Andy MacPhail, former president of the Chicago Cubs and second from right is Bob DuPuy, president of Major League Baseball. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)" border="0" /></a>AP - Baseball players and owners proclaimed an unprecedented era of labor peace, finalizing a new five-year collective bargaining agreement Tuesday night before Game 3 of the World Series.</p><br clear="all"/>
Pens' young stars lead win over Devils
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061025/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_devils_penguins"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061025/capt.4f39bcb85e4b41828f5610468d6fa0c5.devils_penguins_hockey_pagp107.jpg?x=92&y=130&sig=82OpojJtCnPEi.VpaMlXlg--" align="left" height="130" width="92" alt="Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) of Russia slips a third period goal past New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) to lead the Pens to a 4-2 win in NHL action at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)" border="0" /></a>AP - A seemingly insignificant game in late October might be the night the Pittsburgh Penguins first gave the NHL a glimpse of its new generation of stars, one that already has the look of being very special, very soon.</p><br clear="all"/>
Titans LB says warrant to be withdrawn
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061025/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_titans_reynolds"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.48453fcf78a64b0cbd9ff63fb92f5a0a.titans_reynolds_ny155.jpg?x=130&y=85&sig=q1MwsHKwX.J0gaO5.LBDtw--" align="left" height="85" width="130" alt="In this Oct. 14, 2003 file photo, Ohio State linebacker Robert Reynolds, left, flanked by his wife Jennifer, apologizes for his actions against Wisconsin quarterback Jim Sorgi during a weekly news luncheon in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam, file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Tennessee Titans linebacker Robert Reynolds and his estranged wife say Ohio authorities have agreed to withdraw an arrest warrant issued against him after a weekend incident led to misdemeanor domestic violence charges.</p><br clear="all"/>
New Brit star promises NBA a taste of bulldog spirit
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061025/sp_afp/basketnbamavericksgbr"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20061025/capt.sge.fby57.251006004602.photo00.photo.default-512x354.jpg?x=130&y=89&sig=irIrRS70KTliO4tEysTqLA--" align="left" height="89" width="130" alt="New British basketball star Pops Mensah-Bonsu, pictured March 2006, is hoping to inject some of his country's famed bulldog spirit into the Dallas Mavericks line-up this season.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Streeter Lecka)" border="0" /></a>AFP - New British basketball star Pops Mensah-Bonsu is hoping to inject some of his country's famed bulldog spirit into the Dallas Mavericks line-up this season.</p><br clear="all"/>
Carpenter gem lifts Cards to 2-1 Series lead
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061025/sp_nm/baseball_series_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20061025/2006_10_25t001520_450x318_us_baseball_series.jpg?x=130&y=91&sig=4.W5PiSmwCDn5AbFWAu0FQ--" align="left" height="91" width="130" alt="St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter throws against Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning of Game 3 in Major League Baseball's World Series in St Louis, October 24, 2006. (Mike Segar/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - St Louis grabbed a 2-1 lead over the
Detroit Tigers in the World Series as Chris Carpenter threw
three-hit ball over eight innings to guide the Cardinals to a
5-0 win on Tuesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Chelsea goalie Cech leaves hospital
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061024/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_goalkeeper_injury"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061024/capt.9f9f80888db74ae0bbb41bc499df1eba.soccer_chelsea_goalkeepers_cir101.jpg?x=87&y=130&sig=BFV48EYdf2tRIt.JVtkj.g--" align="left" height="130" width="87" alt="Then goalkeeper of AS Monaco, Stephane Porato, is seen during the official presentation of the Monaco soccer team at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, in this Sept. 13, 2001 file photo. Stephane Porato is on trial at Chelsea as Jose Mourinho considers his back-up options during Petr Cech's injury. Porato is training with Chelsea and the Blues hope that Carlo Cudicini will return for Saturday's game against Sheffield United. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Chelsea's Petr Cech, one of the world's top goalkeepers, left the hospital Tuesday, 10 days after fracturing his skull in a collision during a Premier League game.</p><br clear="all"/>
Sens' Eaves gets 'Gordie Howe hat trick'
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061025/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_senators_maple_leafs"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061025/capt.df20753553064e75a6d4e7b519273daa.maple_leafs_senators_hockey_ajw104.jpg?x=130&y=97&sig=xvpE.9Qb_Gd52RnzoaFCAA--" align="left" height="97" width="130" alt="Ottawa Senators Patrick Eaves lands a punch on Toronto Maple Leafs Darcy Tucker as the two fight in the second period of NHL action in Toronto Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Adrian Wyld, CP)" border="0" /></a>AP - Ottawa's Patrick Eaves had a "Gordie Howe hat trick."</p><br clear="all"/>
NFL to play two outside U.S. annually (AP)
The NFL will play as many as two regular-season games per year outside the United States starting in 2007, with Mexico, Canada, England and Germany as possible sites for starters. The plan, first announced last month, was approved Tuesday at the recommendation of new commissioner Roger Goodell, who said the benefits of reaching an international audience outweighed the loss of some teams' home...
Falcons DE Abraham to miss 3-4 weeks (AP)
Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham will miss three to four weeks following surgery Tuesday to repair a torn lower abdominal muscle. The Falcons did not release details on the procedure, but coach Jim Mora said the torn muscle "is related to but not solely linked to" the groin injury that has limited the oft-injured three-time Pro Bowler to only two games this season.
Browns off. coordinator Carthon resigns (AP)
Romeo Crennel had no choice but to make a tough call. He had run out of time and excuses. Maurice Carthon had to go. With Cleveland's season spiraling downward, Crennel accepted Carthon's resignation as offensive coordinator Monday night, one day after the Browns scored just seven points in a loss to Denver.
Parcells must decide, Bledsoe or Romo? (AP)
Drew Bledsoe doesn't carry a clipboard, and he's not into playing big brother. He's either a starter or one unhappy veteran. That's just part of the dilemma Bill Parcells faces this week while deciding whether Bledsoe or Tony Romo should be the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Bledsoe lost his grip on the job after throwing an interception shortly before halftime Monday night.
Giants success offset by injuries (AP)
Tom Coughlin has a lot of holes to patch in the New York Giants' defense. He isn't about to let that be an excuse for a letdown. After running off three straight wins to take over first place in the NFC East, the Giants are dealing with a number of injuries -- including linebacker LaVar Arrington's season-ending torn Achilles' tendon.
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...
Reynolds, wife want to withdraw warrant (AP)
Tennessee Titans linebacker Robert Reynolds and his estranged wife say Ohio authorities have agreed to withdraw an arrest warrant issued against him after a weekend incident led to misdemeanor domestic violence charges. "It has been agreed that the warrant will be withdrawn as expeditiously as allowed by Ohio law, but that may not occur until later this week.
Holmgren, depleted Seahawks challenged (AP)
No league MVP Shaun Alexander. No star receiver Bobby Engram. Now, no Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. No chance for the Seattle Seahawks? "It's very much a measure of what your team is really like at its core," coach Mike Holmgren said. One might think Seattle's increasingly ominous test at Kansas City on Sunday without three of its most important players would be Holmgren's ultimate challenge.
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.
Once the punch line to everyone's favorite jokes, the Clippers could laugh last as the Pacific Division champ.
Sonics' sale approved to Bennett's group (AP)
NBA owners unanimously approved the sale of the SuperSonics on Tuesday to a group headed by Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett, who says he wants to keep the team in Seattle. Whether he does almost certainly depends on if he gets a new building. Bennett's group purchased the SuperSonics and WNBA's Storm from the Basketball Club of Seattle, led by Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz, on July 18...
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.
Lakers' Jackson plans to coach opener (AP)
Leaning on a metal cane, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson declared himself "pretty much pain free" Tuesday in his first public comments since undergoing right hip replacement surgery three weeks ago. "I'm feeling pretty good," he said after watching the Lakers scrimmage for season-ticket holders at Staples Center.
NBA GMs pick Spurs to win, LeBron MVP (AP)
The San Antonio Spurs will win another title and LeBron James will capture his first MVP award, according to a preseason poll of NBA general managers. All but two of the league's 30 general managers responded to the fifth annual NBA.com survey. They also picked Portland's Brandon Roy as the rookie of the year, Pat Riley of Miami as the best coach and Kobe Bryant as the player they want taking a...
Bulls exercise options on three players (AP)
The Chicago Bulls exercised fourth-year contract options for the 2007-08 season on guard Ben Gordon and forwards Luol Deng and Viktor Khryapa on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Gordon has averaged 16.0 points while shooting .417 from the field and making 42.1 percent of his 3-point attempts in two seasons.
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.
Malkin scores again, Penguins top Devils (AP)
A seemingly insignificant game in late October might be the night the Pittsburgh Penguins first gave the NHL a glimpse of its new generation of stars, one that already has the look of being very special, very soon. No, the Penguins aren't Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr or Ron Francis. They're Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury and Jordan Staal.
Senators make quick work of Maple Leafs (AP)
Patrick Eaves had a "Gordie Howe hat trick." Eaves had a goal, an assist and a fight to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 6-2 victory over the rival Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. The game featured two fights, including one in which Toronto's Darcy Tucker pummeled Eaves to the ice during the second period.
Sabres improve to 9-0 to set team record (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 by Canucks 2-1 (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.
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 helps Avs cruise past 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.
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...
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.
Chase chances: Week 7
After a wild day at Martinsville, the list of Nextel Cup title favorites is down to just two.
Ragan not cleared to run Atlanta (AP)
David Ragan failed to gain clearance from NASCAR to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Roush Racing withdrew its entry for him on Tuesday.
Allmendinger joining Toyota team in NASCAR (AP)
A.J. Allmendinger became the latest open-wheel defector Tuesday when the Champ Car driver signed a deal to drive for Team Red Bull in NASCAR.
Newman tests new NASCAR design in Iowa (AP)
Kenseth `survives' Martinsville to take Chase lead (AP)
I survived Martinsville Speedway, and that's really all we were hoping to do.
Allmendinger to drive Team Red Bull Toyota in 2007 (SportsTicker)
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) - A.J. Allmendinger will try his hand at a stock car.
Turkish GP organizers withdraw appeal of record fine (AP)
Turkish Grand Prix organizers withdrew their appeal of a record fine for allowing the Turkish Cypriot leader to present the winner's prize at the Formula One race. The sport's governing body did not say why the organizers dropped their appeal of the $5 million fine. The organizers already paid half of the fine issued on Sept.
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.