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NEWS FROM 2006-11-10
Rutgers stuns Louisville 28-25
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_louisville_rutgers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061110/capt.8ae44ecd03af400dac7e22f54ac657e2.aptopix_louisville_rutgers_football_njtl104.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=rfWp0W.d.JKoYGSBf4ouEg--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="Fans raise Rutgers' kicker Jeremy Ito (1) is surrounded after kicking the game-winning field goal against Louisville at the end of college football in Piscataway, N.J., on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006. Rutgers won, 28-25. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)" border="0" /></a>AP - Somewhere in the sea of red-clad bodies that spilled out onto the field at Rutgers Stadium was the most unlikely national title contender college football has seen — maybe ever.</p><br clear="all"/>
Mavericks get 1st victory of the season
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_sp_bk_ga_su/bkn_mavericks_suns"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061110/capt.3c565cd5e15b4eafa8556d1574299ac4.mavericks_suns_basketball_azrd105.jpg?x=85&y=130&sig=ocB_DMMLSPbJjiQkwURa1Q--" align="left" height="130" width="85" alt="Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, goes in for a layup during the first quarter of a basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Roy Dabner)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Dallas Mavericks are starting to like it in Phoenix. Last June, they clinched their first trip to the NBA Finals in U.S. Airways Center. And on Thursday night they snapped a season-opening four game skid with a tense 119-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns, who fell to 1-5.</p><br clear="all"/>
Marleau, Cheechoo help Sharks rout Kings
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_sharks_kings"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061110/capt.ba3d4b120188477081e8481b3125efb5.sharks_kings_hockey_camm107.jpg?x=130&y=81&sig=9ON_S60Kt7sfDzalT6BLvg--" align="left" height="81" width="130" alt="San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau and Los Angeles Kings' Craig Conroy battle for the puck during the third period Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, in Los Angeles. The Sharks won, 7-3. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)" border="0" /></a>AP - Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo are tormenting the Los Angeles Kings again.</p><br clear="all"/>
Paterno won't coach Penn St.-Temple game
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_sp_co_ne/fbc_penn_st_paterno"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061108/capt.8f38011a182549339b5849e48ec05bd6.penn_st_paterno_football_ny154.jpg?x=130&y=120&sig=YDyl2aizc0DtOeEuZ20eOg--" align="left" height="120" width="130" alt="Penn State coach Joe Paterno is taken off the field on a cart during the second half of a football game against Wisconsin Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Madison, Wis. Paterno cannot coach from the sideline Saturday against Temple, but may still run the team from the press box, a team doctor said Wednesday Nov. 8, 2006. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)" border="0" /></a>AP - Heeding his doctor's advice, injured Penn State coach Joe Paterno will not be in the stadium Saturday when the Nittany Lions play Temple — missing his first game since 1977.</p><br clear="all"/>
New A's ballpark to be high tech
AP - If Cisco Systems Inc. has its way, the Oakland Athletics' new ballpark in Fremont will be the stadium of the future.
Bears-Giants the highlight of Week 9
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_nfl_this_week"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061105/capt.8773291338394ac7bc65849d7d0a2949.dolphins_bears_football_cxb120.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=SpDszJIcz8643JYmibZdYA--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman (8) stands in the middle of his team's huddle during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in Chicago. Grossman was under pressure all day and was just 18-of-42 for 210 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 31-13 loss. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)" border="0" /></a>AP - Chicago's loss to Miami last week makes Sunday night's confrontation in the Meadowlands with the Giants a little less galactic. The Giants' extensive injury also diminishes the matchup a bit.</p><br clear="all"/>
Mavericks set down Suns for first win of NBA season
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061110/sp_afp/basketnbamavericks"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20061110/capt.sge.kiv34.101106080030.photo00.photo.default-340x512.jpg?x=86&y=130&sig=9tO4TOre3d4rmhK5GTh7Pg--" align="left" height="130" width="86" alt="Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks shoots over the block of Boris Diaw #3 of the Phoenix Suns in an NBA game played at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mavericks won 119-112(AFP/Getty Images/Barry Gossage)" border="0" /></a>AFP - The Dallas Mavericks' first win of the National Basketball Association season came at the expense of a familiar foe.</p><br clear="all"/>
Dodgers' J.D. Drew opts for free agency
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_dodgers_drew"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061110/capt.10b1ca4491884c5da75414f84704e0b6.dodgers_drew_baseball_ny167.jpg?x=86&y=130&sig=ztqDfg9pLOvtYNgN23qClA--" align="left" height="130" width="86" alt="This is a 2006 file photo of J.D. Drew of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. Dodgers outfielder J.D. Drew opted out of the final three years of his contract Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, making him an unrestricted free agent. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder J.D. Drew opted out of the final three years of his contract Thursday, making him eligible to become a free agent.</p><br clear="all"/>
D.C. United's Gomez selected MLS MVP
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061109/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_mls_mvp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061109/capt.88b669c03d6c4b45b998e7a6b2a44b65.mls_mvp_soccer_ny165.jpg?x=110&y=130&sig=A0cB7TqhY2NfrVtDRYzWAg--" align="left" height="130" width="110" alt="D.C. United's Christian Gomez, front, celebrates after scoring against FC Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala, left rear, in the first half of a MLS soccer game at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, in this July 4, 2006 file photo. Gomez was selected Major League Soccers Most Valuable Player on Thursday after leading his team with 14 goals and 11 assists during the regular season. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)" border="0" /></a>AP - D.C. United midfielder Christian Gomez was selected Major League Soccers' Most Valuable Player on Thursday after leading his team with 14 goals and 11 assists during the regular season.</p><br clear="all"/>
Ducks shutout Canucks, remain unbeaten
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_ducks_canucks"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061110/capt.b9787a603b27461298c67b8ce727d439.nhl_canucks_ducks_hockey_vcrx106.jpg?x=130&y=96&sig=.wf.q8ee6dZgjWNLhQzScw--" align="left" height="96" width="130" alt="Anaheim Ducks goalie Jean Sebastein Giguere (35) covers the corner as Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler tries shot the puck in from the side of the net during the first period of NHL action in Vancouve, Canada,r Thursday, November 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Chuck Stoody,CP)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Anaheim Ducks aren't impressed by their start. Finishing well is the important thing. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 20 saves as Anaheim beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-0 Thursday night and remained unbeaten in regulation for an NHL-record 16th game.</p><br clear="all"/>
Big Black and Blue
The injuries continue to mount for the Giants as veterans Amani Toomer and Michael Strahan are out of the lineup.
49ers announce Santa Clara stadium plan (AP)
The San Francisco 49ers intend to replace dingy Candlestick Park with a state-of-the-art stadium -- and now they want to do it in Santa Clara. After years of planning for a stadium in the city that has been the franchise's home for six decades, owner John York officially changed his club's focus Thursday from Candlestick Point to this Silicon Valley suburb 30 miles south of San Francisco.
Urlacher sits again, but is optimistic (AP)
Brian Urlacher summed up the Chicago Bears' most pressing issue with a simple answer Thursday. "Toe's fine," he said nonchalantly. Urlacher's left big toe, sprained in a loss to Miami last week, has been the subject of speculation for three days. How bad is it, how much does it hurt and -- most importantly -- will it prevent him from playing Sunday night against the New York Giants?
Panthers' Carstens has lung blood clot (AP)
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Jordan Carstens remained hospitalized Thursday as doctors treated a blood clot on his left lung. Carstens was sent to the hospital Wednesday after complaining of chest pain just before practice began. "Kudos to our medical people," Panthers coach John Fox said. "He had some chest pain and that's all we thought it was.
Subs key when hurting Giants face Bears (AP)
Adrian Awasom spent the first seven weeks of the season on New York's practice squad studying videotapes of opposing defensive linemen and mimicking their moves for Giants blockers. Now the Chicago Bears' offensive line will be blocking Awasom. In prime time. Awasom's was activated two weeks ago after injuries to All-Pro Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor) and Justin Tuck (foot) created a lack of depth at...
Colts S Sanders expects to face Bills (AP)
The Indianapolis Colts hope to have safety Bob Sanders on the field Sunday against Buffalo even though he missed practice the last two days. Sanders has had soreness in his right knee since returning to the Colts' defensive lineup for the win over New England on Sunday that kept the Colts undefeated.
Falcons CB Webster out with torn groin (AP)
Falcons cornerback Jason Webster has a torn groin muscle that is expected to keep him out for at least a month, further depleting Atlanta's defensive backfield. "He got an MRI last night and it showed up," coach Jim Mora said Thursday. "Right now we are struggling at one spot, the secondary. Maybe we can get some guys to rally and move on." Webster, who starts on the right side, was injured in...
Brayton fined $25,000, Stevens $15,000 (AP)
When Tyler Brayton got back to the Oakland locker room after being ejected for kneeing Seattle tight end Jerramy Stevens in the groin, he counted on facing a suspension. The infraction happened on national television and he heard the commentators compare him to Tennessee cheap-shot artist Albert Haynesworth, making a suspension seem like an inevitable punishment.
Cowboys WR Glenn misses practice again (AP)
Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, making his status for this weekend uncertain. Bill Parcells said Glenn was still considered probable, but the coach conceded Glenn probably won't play Sunday at Arizona if he doesn't practice Friday. "Glenn isn't out," Parcells said.
Bills RB McGahee out indefinitely (AP)
Running back Willis McGahee is out indefinitely with three broken ribs, leaving the Bills without their best offensive threat against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. Coach Dick Jauron on Wednesday ruled McGahee out, adding the player's injury is more severe than initially thought. Jauron said follow-up tests showed McGahee damaged three ribs in Buffalo's 24-10 win over Green Bay last weekend.
Mavs, Suns looking sluggish
Phoenix and Dallas are trying to find their rhythm after getting off to slow starts.
Mavs finally get first win, top Suns (AP)
The Dallas Mavericks are starting to like it in Phoenix. Last June, they clinched their first trip to the NBA Finals in U.S. Airways Center. And on Thursday night they snapped a season-opening four game skid with a tense 119-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns, who fell to 1-5. "I guess that's what it took was to come back here and play against a team that was kind of struggling like we were," said...
LeBron, Cavs take care of Bulls early (AP)
LeBron James left the floor early again. He didn't have to explain himself this time. James, accused of quitting on the Cavaliers by walking off the court too early in his previous game, scored 19 points and had a season-high 12 assists to lead Cleveland past the Chicago Bulls 113-94 on Thursday night.
Warriors hand Hornets first loss (AP)
Baron Davis and Chris Paul traded basket after basket, pass after pass. The Hornets' star point guards of the past and present had a scintillating duel, lifting their teammates on their shoulders. Luckily for the Golden State Warriors, Davis' shoulders were a bit broader. Davis had 36 points and nine assists against his former club, and the Warriors knocked off the NBA's last unbeaten team with a...
Knicks to pay Larry Brown $18.5 million (AP)
Larry Brown will get $18.5 million from the New York Knicks, less than half of what the Hall of Fame coach had left on his contract when he was fired. The NBA team's owner, Cablevision Systems Corp., announced the terms of the dispute Wednesday. Brown had four years and more than $40 million remaining on his deal when the Knicks fired him in June after one season.
Warriors G Richardson misses game (AP)
Guard Jason Richardson sat out of the Golden State Warriors' game against New Orleans on Thursday night after developing stiffness in his surgically repaired left knee. Richardson, the Warriors' leading scorer last season, had surgery before training camp, but returned to the lineup for the regular season.
Mavs off to franchise-worst 0-4 start (AP)
The frown on Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's face said it all. The defending Western Conference champions are still winless. Cuttino Mobley scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Dallas 103-85 Wednesday night. The Mavericks, who tied a club record last season with 60 wins and came within two victories of their first NBA championship, have opened a season 0-4 for the first time in the...
Blazers' Miles to have knee surgery (AP)
Portland Trail Blazers forward Darius Miles will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is out indefinitely, the team said Thursday. Miles will have the surgery Tuesday in New York. In a statement, the Blazers said the scope of the surgery and the recovery time were yet to be determined. Miles was unable to work out this summer and did not play in the preseason because of the persistent...
Carter helps Nets hand Jazz first loss (AP)
After spending the end of the third quarter in the locker room showing doctors what he could do with a strained right quad, Vince Carter spent the fourth quarter giving the Utah Jazz a look. Carter scored 13 of his 30 points down the stretch when he almost single-handedly held off Utah, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 96-89 victory on Wednesday night that knocked the Jazz from the unbeaten ranks.
Parker, Oberto help Spurs top Suns in OT (AP)
With flowing strands of hair held back only by a skinny fabric band, Spurs center Fabricio Oberto sometimes makes coach Gregg Popovich wince with the way he bounces and bumbles over the basketball court. "He's the ugliest productive player I've ever been around," Popovich said. "He looks like a bull in a china shop out there." Tony Parker led San Antonio with 29 points, while the 6-foot-10 Oberto...
Ducks break record, rout Canucks 6-0 (AP)
The Anaheim Ducks aren't impressed by their start. Finishing well is the important thing. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 20 saves as Anaheim beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-0 Thursday night and remained unbeaten in regulation for an NHL-record 16th game. "Nobody expected this kind of a start, this is pretty amazing, but we have bigger goals than this.
Ward, Cole power Hurricanes by Capitals (AP)
First, Cam Ward won the Conn Smythe Trophy. Then, he posted his first regular-season shutout. Carolina's star goalie seemingly is reaching his career goals in reverse order, and Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette doesn't seem to mind. Ward stopped 20 shots and Erik Cole scored three goals to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
Marleau's hat trick paces Sharks (AP)
Patrick Marleau had three goals, Jonathan Cheechoo scored twice to end a seven-game drought, and the San Jose Sharks routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-3 Thursday night. Steve Bernier had a goal and an assist, and Milan Michalek had three assists for the Sharks, who earned their third straight road win. Vesa Toskala made 35 saves and improved to 4-0 against Los Angeles.
Devils hand Hawks eighth straight loss (AP)
The New Jersey Devils believe the goals will eventually come. Until then, they are making the most of their low-powered offense. Zach Parise and Brian Gionta scored in the shootout to lead the Devils to a 2-1 victory over the reeling Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. While Parise and Gionta netted shootout goals, and Martin Brodeur turned away Rene Bourque and Mikael Holmqvist to give the Devils...
Raycroft injured, Maple Leafs top Bruins (AP)
Andrew Raycroft's return to Boston mirrored his career with the Bruins. He got off to a great start, but had an uneasy finish. Raycroft made 28 saves in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 6-4 victory over the Bruins. He didn't make it to the end though Thursday night because of a groin strain. In his first game back in Beantown since being traded by the Bruins during the offseason, Raycroft stayed around long...
Turco, Morrow help Stars top Coyotes (AP)
Marty Turco had a perfect view of the Dallas Stars' dominating win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Turco stopped 13 shots in his first shutout of the season and made Brenden Morrow's power-play goal stand up, giving the Stars a 1-0 victory over the Coyotes on Thursday night. "I love watching our guys go to work when they're playing well and really committed to defense," Turco said.
Yashin, Islanders extend Flyers' woes (AP)
The Islanders found the best way to bust out of a mini-slump and prove to their coach there was no quit in them: Play the Flyers. Alexei Yashin scored twice and Rick DiPietro stopped 32 shots to lift New York to a 3-1 win over NHL-worst Philadelphia on Thursday night. "We have to realize we have a really good team," Yashin said.
Klesla powers Blue Jackets by Blues (AP)
Columbus coach Gerald Gallant felt satisfied, Rostislav Klesla considered himself lucky, and Rick Nash was relieved. All that followed a rare Blue Jackets victory. Klesla scored his first two goals of the season for Columbus during a wild second period that featured six goals, five power-play opportunities and some ragged play from Blues goaltender Manny Legace.
Red Wings place F Williams on IR (AP)
The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Jason Williams on injured reserve Thursday, a day after he suffered a first-degree concussion and a facial laceration in a game against the Edmonton Oilers. Williams was taken off the ice on a stretcher after Oilers' Raffi Torres leveled him with a hard shoulder check to the face while he tried to put in a wraparound attempt midway through the second period .
Leafs captain Sundin to miss 3-4 weeks (AP)
Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin will be sidelined three to four weeks because of a torn ligament in his right elbow, the second straight year he has been injured early in the season. General manager John Ferguson said the 36-year-old center has a slight tear. He was hurt Monday during the first period of Toronto's victory over Philadelphia and played the rest of the way.
Marbles: In other action …
Maricopa County declares Kurt Busch an honorary deputy (AP)
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and NASCAR star Kurt Busch are on better terms than they were a year ago, when Busch was involved in a highly publicized confrontation with Arpaio's deputies
Notes: Aerosmith to be featured on NASCAR broadcasts (AP)
Move over Hank Williams Jr. Here comes Aerosmith. Like Williams, whose "Are You Ready For Some Football?" videos...
Junior has two races left to close gap and grab his first Nextel Cup title (AP)
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: Jimmie...
Missing NASCAR's Chase hasn't slowed reigning champ Stewart (AP)
It's hard to wipe the smile off Tony Stewart's whisker-covered face these days. Since failing by just 16 points...
Race to the altar: Gordon marries model in Mexico (AP)
Jeff Gordon took a break from the Nextel Cup championship to get married again.
Chances not great with two to go (AP)
Two to go, and we're 17 points out of the lead.
Crew member suspended for shoving Harvicks on pit road (AP)
Crew member Craig Curione was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Tuesday for shoving Kevin Harvick on pit road at Texas Motor Speedway.