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NEWS FROM 2006-11-05
USC rebounds with 42-0 rout of Stanford
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061105/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_usc_stanford"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061105/capt.dfa521cb13c64da4a6bfb82843e990ac.usc_stanford_football_caps111.jpg?x=130&y=115&sig=05fYMGF8nvjSDeVNu4qWGA--" align="left" height="115" width="130" alt="Southern California second string quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) evades a tackle by Stanford safety Trevor Hooper (24) in the fourth quarter of their NCAA football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)" border="0" /></a>AP - Southern California bounced back from its first regular season loss in more than three years in the best possible way — with a dominating win reminiscent of its championship years.</p><br clear="all"/>
McCoy sets record in Longhorns' victory
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061105/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_oklahoma_st_texas"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061105/capt.959389d6ea384372b7c57072ce393e18.oklahoma_st_texas_football_txhc106.jpg?x=130&y=95&sig=ZRaNQFnwjIOzXKhp41HzIw--" align="left" height="95" width="130" alt="Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, with plenty of time to pass, looks toward his receivers during first-quarter action in their college football game against Oklahoma State Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)" border="0" /></a>AP - The shootout between two of the Big 12's hotshot quarterbacks never developed. Texas' Colt McCoy did his part with a career game.</p><br clear="all"/>
Buckeyes get a scare with 17-10 victory
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061105/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_ohio_st__illinois"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061104/capt.171944d937f0417abd94bec00244d4af.ohio_state_illinois_football_ilsp104.jpg?x=130&y=85&sig=u0yjKS5I04OCjWslotxl9w--" align="left" height="85" width="130" alt="Ohio State' quarterback Troy Smith (10) rolls out to pass against the Illinois defense in the first half of their college football game in Champaign, Ill. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006.(AP Photo/James A. Finley)" border="0" /></a>AP - Ohio State started comfortably and appeared in control. By the end, the top-ranked Buckeyes were getting their first real scare of the season.</p><br clear="all"/>
Late TD lifts LSU over Tennessee
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061105/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_lsu_tennessee"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061105/capt.177a910ca8d74c6a87ed4441f842be70.lsu_tennessee_football_tnwp117.jpg?x=130&y=87&sig=OReAs4sIPrl85cDZApbs.A--" align="left" height="87" width="130" alt="LSU players Josh McManus (13), Ciron Black (70) and Glenn Dorsey (72) celebrate their 28-24 victory over Tennessee Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Knoxville, Tenn.(AP Photo/Wade Payne)" border="0" /></a>AP - LSU can forget last year's disappointment against No. 8 Tennessee. The No. 13 Tigers have their own comeback to celebrate.</p><br clear="all"/>
Maggette, Cassell help Clippers top Suns
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061105/ap_on_sp_bk_ga_su/bkn_suns_clippers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061103/capt.ed7d98c20e0b4c78ad8ee938272a0c8f.nuggets_clippers_basketball_las112.jpg?x=130&y=101&sig=R6pph7nAvad1DYPLFDrgWQ--" align="left" height="101" width="130" alt="Los Angeles Cllippers' Sam Cassell (19) is fouled by Denver Nuggets' Earl Boykins (11) as he attempts to shoot a jump shot during the fourth quarter of their basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. Cassell scored 35 points and made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to lift the Clippers to a 96-95 victory in their home opener against the Nuggets (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)" border="0" /></a>AP - When the Los Angeles Clippers are moving the ball, they're a very difficult team to shut down. Reserve Corey Maggette led Los Angeles with 23 points and 12 rebounds Saturday night in a 114-108 victory over the Phoenix Suns, and his teammates pitched in with a variety of contributions.</p><br clear="all"/>
Redskins' Moss won't play vs. Cowboys
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061103/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_redskins_moss"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061101/capt.5a5fa7ffda3e40b0a01a1837a2febf8c.anged_up_redskins_wx103.jpg?x=103&y=130&sig=8Xy_DNYQ5lVdFACDIlzIJA--" align="left" height="130" width="103" alt="Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss races to the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a NFL football game, in Landover, Md. in this Oct. 1, 2006 file photo. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)" border="0" /></a>AP - Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss missed his sixth consecutive practice Friday with an injured left hamstring and isn't expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys.</p><br clear="all"/>
Dixon sinks 3 to give Blazers 88-86 win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061105/ap_on_sp_bk_ga_su/bkn_timberwolves_trail_blazers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061105/capt.5aa6230f1c6c4c42a1787b3ba8893251.timberwolves_trail_blazers_basketball_pda101.jpg?x=98&y=130&sig=dI.bEt9WhwOLibcx8mtVHg--" align="left" height="130" width="98" alt="Portland Trail Blazers' Juan Dixon, left, pressures Minnesota Timberwolves' Troy Hudson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)" border="0" /></a>AP - Juan Dixon kept shooting through a difficult night, and it paid off at the end. Dixon made a 3-pointer with 6.2 seconds left to lift Portland to an 88-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Trail Blazers' home opener Saturday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Howard, Iguchi lead MLB stars over Japan
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061104/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbl_mlb_japan_tour"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061104/capt.ksx10611041103.japan_tour_mlb_baseball_ksx106.jpg?x=130&y=110&sig=Jb8KjIyGSpDud2FTD2zX7Q--" align="left" height="110" width="130" alt="Philadelphia Phillies infielder Ryan Howard, right, celebrates with Chicago White Sox's Jermaine Dye (23) after he hits his second home run during the 3rd inning of the major league All-Star team's second game against Japanese All-Star in Tokyo Saturday Nov 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)" border="0" /></a>AP - Ryan Howard and Tadahito Iguchi gave the MLB All-Stars an offensive boost. Howard hit a pair of homers Saturday and Iguchi drove in two runs with a clutch double as the MLB All-Stars defeated the stars of Japanese baseball 8-6 for a 2-0 lead in a five-game tour.</p><br clear="all"/>
U.S. team clinches Peace Queen cup
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061104/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_peace_queen_cup"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061104/capt.sel10111040742.south_korea_peace_queen_cup_sel101.jpg?x=130&y=128&sig=bhg2goATxEGQhIyOAPe_7A--" align="left" height="128" width="130" alt="United States's Kristine Marie Lilly (13) reacts after scoring a goal while Canada's Isabelle Morneau passes by during Peace Queen Cup soccer final in Seoul, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006. The United States defeated Canada 1-0. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)" border="0" /></a>AP - Kristine Lilly scored in the 68th minute to give United States a 1-0 victory over Canada on Saturday to clinch the Peace Queen Cup.</p><br clear="all"/>
Carolina hands Ottawa 3rd straight loss
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061105/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_hurricanes_senators"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061105/capt.a841827d555f44ce9facffe99371b323.nhl_senators_hurricanes_hockey_fxcx101.jpg?x=130&y=89&sig=599FrQ8g5YArFpZCQDybpg--" align="left" height="89" width="130" alt="Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (11)tries to gain control of the puck in front Ottawa Senators goalie Martin Gerber (29) during NHL hockey Ottawa, Canada, November 4 , 2006.(AP Photo/Fred Chartrand,CP)" border="0" /></a>AP - After another dismal home outing, the Ottawa Senators can only hope the worst part of their season is over. Ray Whitney scored twice and Erik Cole had a goal and two assists as the Carolina Hurricanes came back to earn a 3-2 win over the slumping Senators.</p><br clear="all"/>
The comeback kid
T.O. reportedly falls asleep in meetings (AP)
Terrell Owens downplayed a report Friday that he falls asleep in team meetings. "As long as I don't sleep on Sunday," the Dallas Cowboys receiver said as he left the locker room at the team's practice facility. As is customary on Friday, he did not conduct interviews. The receiver said in Friday's editions of The Dallas Morning News that he informed the Cowboys about a sleeping problem before...
Bucs place Simms on IR, activate McCown (AP)
Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms was placed on injured reserve Friday, and the Buccaneers activated third-year backup Luke McCown from the physically-unable-to-perform list. Simms has been sidelined since having his spleen removed after taking several hard hits during a loss to Carolina on Sept. 24. He was hopeful of playing again this season until doctors told him last week that the earliest he...
Giants WR Burress battling back problems (AP)
New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who has not practiced since before last Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, missed practice again Friday with back spasms. The wide receiver leads the team with 31 receptions and 5 touchdowns heading into Sunday's game against Houston at Giants Stadium. "It's hard to predict what's going to happen with a back," Coughlin said Friday.
Skins' Moss not expected to face Cowboys (AP)
Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss missed his sixth consecutive practice Friday with an injured left hamstring and isn't expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys. Asked whether he'd ruled out Moss for Sunday's game, Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said: "Yeah. Looks more and more like it will be hard to have him go." On Washington's official injury report, Moss was downgraded Friday from...
Chargers' Olshansky returns to practice (AP)
The San Diego Chargers got some good news Friday when defensive end Igor Olshansky was able to finish practice. Olshansky, one of the top run-stuffers on the NFL's No. 2-ranked defense, has missed the past two games because of a knee injury. The third-year pro reported no substantial swelling in the surgically repaired knee on Friday and was allowed to work.
Cowher not talking about 2007 status (AP)
Forty Pittsburgh Steelers players have never known an NFL coach other than Bill Cowher. Those 40 players are beginning to wonder if they will have to learn the methods of another coach next season -- and not necessarily in another city. Halfway through what has been the most disappointing and frustrating of his 15 seasons as the Steelers' coach, Cowher has given no hints about whether he'll return...
Garrard to start again for Jaguars (AP)
David Garrard will make his second consecutive start at quarterback in place of Byron Leftwich on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars host Tennessee. Leftwich said Thursday that coach Jack Del Rio told him before practice he was sticking with Garrard, who led the Jaguars to a 13-6 victory at Philadelphia last week and improved to 5-1 as a starter the past two seasons.
Eagles extend DT Patterson through 2016 (AP)
Second-year defensive tackle Mike Patterson signed a seven-year contract extension worth $32 million that will make him a Philadelphia Eagle through 2016. The deal came quickly over the last week, Patterson said in a conference call Thursday. "If anything, I was thinking later on in the summer," Patterson said.
Bears C Kreutz signs extension (AP)
Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz on Thursday signed a contract extension that keeps him with the Chicago Bears through the 2010 season. "It means a lot," Kreutz said. "The Bears didn't have to re-sign me right now and they did, and I'm thankful for that. "I can retire a Bear now." Terms of the three-year extension were not disclosed.
Yao leads Rockets to rout of Mavericks (AP)
The Houston Rockets made a flurry of offseason moves to try to close the gap with the Dallas Mavericks. They routed the defending Western Conference champs on Saturday night with two guys who were already with the team. Yao Ming scored 36 points and Rafer Alston had 14 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, leading Houston to a 107-76 victory over the Mavericks in the Rockets' home opener.
Maggette helps Clippers beat Suns (AP)
When the Los Angeles Clippers are moving the ball, they're a very difficult team to shut down. Reserve Corey Maggette led Los Angeles with 23 points and 12 rebounds Saturday night in a 114-108 victory over the Phoenix Suns, and his teammates pitched in with a variety of contributions. Sam Cassell also had 23 points, Cuttino Mobley had 18, and Elton Brand had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Arenas' 44 power Wizards over Celtics (AP)
Gilbert Arenas emerged in a huge blue robe, the hood pulled low over his face. He said he was trying to look like a wizard. He instead resembled a boxer, one ready to deliver a knockout punch after getting rocked in the first round. Three days after a nervous performance against LeBron James to start the season, Arenas put up 44 points in the Washington Wizards' home opener Saturday night, leading a...
Bobcats defeat Cavs for first time 92-88 (AP)
The Cleveland Cavaliers were the last team the Charlotte Bobcats should have looked to for their first victory of the season. After all, the Cavs had won all seven previous meetings as LeBron James seemingly scored at will whenever he faced them. That all changed Saturday night, when the Bobcats used stout defense on James to hold him to 16 points in their 92-88 victory over Cleveland.
Jazz improve to 3-0, easily top Warriors (AP)
The Utah Jazz are healthy, deep and unbeaten. Mehmet Okur had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Carlos Boozer added 17 points and 14 boards to help Utah beat the Golden State Warriors 106-82 Saturday night for its third straight victory to open the season. The Jazz showed no fatigue after running with the Suns in a 108-104 win at Phoenix on Friday, then flying home.
Blazers beat Wolves on Dixon's 3-pointer (AP)
Juan Dixon kept shooting through a difficult night, and it paid off at the end. Dixon made a 3-pointer with 6.2 seconds left to lift Portland to an 88-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Trail Blazers' home opener Saturday night. Kevin Garnett missed an 8-foot jumper as time ran out for the Timberwolves.
Pacers extend Knicks' home-opener misery (AP)
Al Harrington's early season struggles ended against the defenseless New York Knicks. Harrington scored 32 points, and the Indiana Pacers sent the Knicks to their fifth straight home-opening loss with a 109-95 victory Saturday night. Taking advantage of New York's poor defensive effort, Harrington shot 14-of-24 from the field.
Bucks win home opener, 104-91 over Kings (AP)
Michael Redd is happy to share the scoring load with the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks. Redd scored 26 points, Charlie Villanueva had 25 and the Bucks beat the Sacramento Kings 104-91 in their home opener Saturday night. Andrew Bogut finished with 21 points and eight rebounds for the Bucks, who had lost four in a row and nine of their last 10 against Sacramento since January 2002.
Pistons pull away late, beat Grizzlies (AP)
The Detroit Pistons put together a solid stretch when they needed it the most Saturday night. Richard Hamilton had 24 points and five players scored in double figures to help the Pistons beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-86. Rasheed Wallace added 15 points, Nazr Mohammed and Jason Maxiell finished with 13 apiece and Tayshaun Prince scored 12 for the Pistons (2-1), who had to put together a...
Pens' Malkin held scoreless, Sharks win (AP)
The San Jose Sharks figured they could wear down Pittsburgh and its talented young offensive trio with physical play all over the ice. Both teams had to be exhausted after this body-slamming night of hockey. Kyle McLaren had a goal and an assist and the Sharks kept Pittsburgh rookie Evgeni Malkin from scoring in his seventh straight game to start his career, beating the Penguins 3-2 on Saturday...
Leafs deal Sabres first regulation loss (AP)
This was the type of performance the Toronto Maple Leafs have come to expect from Mats Sundin. Sundin had two goals and an assist to help the Maple Leafs to a convincing 4-1 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night, the Sabres' first loss in regulation. "He's our captain and a huge part of our hockey club," Darcy Tucker said.
Julien a winner in return to Montreal (AP)
Claude Julien enjoyed his return to the Bell Centre, especially with Martin Brodeur on his team instead of on the opposite end of the ice. Brodeur made 33 saves and Jay Pandolfo and Brian Rafalski each scored, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. New Jersey won for the third time in four games following a 4-4-1 start under Julien, who was fired...
Caps end winless drought in Philadelphia (AP)
Although he's only in his third year as coach of the Washington Capitals, Glen Hanlon appreciated the significance of his team's first win in Philadelphia in nearly nine years. Alexander Ovechkin scored two of Washington's four goals in the first period and carried the Capitals to a 5-3 victory against the Flyers on Saturday night that snapped a 16-game winless streak in Philadelphia.
Weber keeps Predators winning on road (AP)
The Nashville Predators are halfway through a 16-day stretch without a home game. They couldn't be much happier. Shea Weber scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Nashville edged the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night, extending their franchise-best, road-winning streak to seven games. "Maybe we should just keep playing on the road.
Cleary leads Wings to sixth straight win (AP)
Dan Cleary doesn't put the puck in the net a lot, but he made the most of his latest scoring chances. Cleary netted his first two goals of the season, including a key short-handed effort, to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Henrik Zetterberg and Mikael Samuelsson also scored, and Dominik Hasek made 16 saves for Detroit (9-4-1), which won its...
Whitney, 'Canes foil Gerber, Senators (AP)
After another dismal home outing, the Ottawa Senators can only hope the worst part of their season is over. Ray Whitney scored twice and Erik Cole had a goal and two assists as the Carolina Hurricanes came back to earn a 3-2 win over the slumping Senators. The team held a closed-door meeting after falling to 2-5 at home.
Thrashers end Isles' three-game streak (AP)
The Atlanta Thrashers played a perfect road game and left the New York Islanders scratching their heads. Marian Hossa had a goal and assist, and Johan Hedberg made 23 saves to win his second straight start in the Thrashers' 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. "It was our most complete effort all year," Hedberg said.
Murray gives Bruins OT win over Tampa (AP)
The Boston Bruins can dish out the heartbreak, too. One game after blowing a three-goal, third-period lead to the surging Buffalo Sabres, the Bruins took it out on Tampa Bay, tying the game on Zdeno Chara's goal with 46.6 seconds left in regulation and beating the Lightning 6-5 when Glen Murray scored just 17 seconds into overtime.
Iginla helps Flames end four-game skid (AP)
The Calgary Flames needed a win, no matter how ugly. Despite being outshot 30-23 and blowing a two-goal lead, Jarome Iginla and the struggling Flames pulled out a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Iginla sealed the win when he scored a power-play goal with 4:27 left. With Blues forward Bill Guerin off for slashing, Iginla got the puck from Robyn Regehr and moved from the right...
Marbles: Just visiting
Earnhardt needs to make up Texas-sized ground in The Chase (SportsTicker)
Harvick storms to victory at Busch O'Reilly Challenge 300 (SportsTicker)
Harvick wins again; Montoya struggles (AP)
It would be hard to blame Kevin Harvick if he wanted the NASCAR Busch Series season to go on forever.
Martin taking frustration to backup car in Texas (AP)
Mark Martin had nowhere to go, and now he'll have to drive a backup car Sunday at Texas.
Time running out for some Chase contenders. (AP)
Time and opportunities are running out for at least half the drivers in NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup championship.
Bowyer wins NASCAR Truck Silverado 350 (SportsTicker)
Bowyer dominates at Texas to win in third truck race (AP)
Clint Bowyer had a dominating run at Texas, then held the lead after a green-white finish to win in only his third NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start Friday night.
Martin takess 30th career Busch pole, Montoya qualifies 10th (AP)
Mark Martin earned his 30th career Busch Series pole Friday night at Texas, while Juan Pablo Montoya will start 10th in his second NASCAR race.