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NEWS FROM 2006-11-12
Klitschko knocks out Brock in 7th
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_bo_st/box_klitschko_brock"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061112/capt.670f488b27c844ba944679403adb5678.klitschko_brock_boxing_nyjm106.jpg?x=78&y=130&sig=Xd8Z5cj0YxHf2_vzwUBi5A--" align="left" height="130" width="78" alt="Wladimir Klitschko, from Ukraine, celebrates his defeat of Calvin Brock in their IBF/IBO heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. (AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel)" border="0" /></a>AP - Wladimir Klitschko seemed intent on defending his title with one hand, the left. He jabbed and jabbed and occasionally hooked Calvin Brock. Then the IBF champion was cut by an inadvertent head butt, and the blood trickling down the left side of his face told him it was time to throw the right. When that hand entered the fight, it was time for Brock to leave it.</p><br clear="all"/>
USC beats mistake-prone Oregon St. 35-10
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_oregon_usc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061112/capt.2273876ee03340d2a0859f18bdefe030.oregon_southern_cal_football_lac104.jpg?x=130&y=81&sig=pLtqLFXdQyHuOKin2sTfPw--" align="left" height="81" width="130" alt="Southern California running back Chauncey Washington (23) gets over the goal line for a touchdown as an unidentified Oregon player, left, and safety Kwame Agyeman try to make the stop during their NCAA football game, Saturday night, Nov. 11, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)" border="0" /></a>AP - Just about everything seems to be breaking right for Southern California these days. Two weeks after a loss at Oregon State appeared to eliminate USC from the national championship picture, the Trojans are solidly entrenched again thanks to a pair of convincing victories and a series of upsets around the country.</p><br clear="all"/>
No. 1 Ohio State ready after 54-10 rout
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_ohio_st__northwestern"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061112/capt.5431ce5cc55a4807b03f3cf9282e7243.ohio_st_northwestern_football_evs120.jpg?x=121&y=130&sig=8JCj5nxknYW1.RrKS7X6Dg--" align="left" height="130" width="121" alt="Ohio State's Antonio Pittman (25) celebrates his touchdown with David Patterson (97) during a college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Ohio State Buckeyes made quick work of Northwestern, and now it's finally time to turn their attention to Michigan. "It's the biggest rivalry in college football," running back Antonio Pittman said after the top-ranked Buckeyes routed Northwestern 54-10 on Saturday. "And it's been talked about for the last six weeks."</p><br clear="all"/>
Redd drops 57, but Bucks lose to Jazz
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_bk_ga_su/bkn_jazz_bucks"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061112/capt.26cee0af3bb84b258ffb3f2cc49e5156.jazz_bucks_basketballl_wimg107.jpg?x=93&y=130&sig=1VfOdJoaGfY1IHnlVL.riA--" align="left" height="130" width="93" alt="Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Redd reacts after missing a 3-point shot during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, in Milwaukee. Redd scored a Bucks franchise-high 57 points as the Jazz won 113-111. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)" border="0" /></a>AP - The best night in Milwaukee Bucks franchise history was not enough for a win. Michael Redd scored 57 points to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's franchise record, but Matt Harpring made a layup with 1.8 seconds left to give the Utah Jazz a 113-111 victory over the Bucks on Saturday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
McCoy knocked out, so are Longhorns
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_texas_kansas_st"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061112/capt.5bc4771e935b4fb69a8d0b04930c0752.texas_kansas_st_football_kscr110.jpg?x=130&y=100&sig=zsi8yiheOiraxmKeirnqyw--" align="left" height="100" width="130" alt="Texas quarterback Jevan Snead (7) fends off Kansas State linebacker Brandon Archer as he runs for a short gain during the second quarter of a football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)" border="0" /></a>AP - Touchdown, Colt McCoy. Texas, 7-0. Let the rout of Kansas State begin. Not so fast. The Longhorns' star quarterback injured his right shoulder on the play and was done for the night. And now so are Texas' chances of repeating as national champions. Josh Freeman threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead the Wildcats to a 45-42 victory over No. 4 Texas on Saturday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Coleman cut by Cowboys after DWI arrest
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_cowboys_coleman"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061112/capt.ae8d0ebd319c4b28a27d4ffe8f03b4ea.cowboys_coleman_football_wxs105.jpg?x=103&y=130&sig=OKttJ9dtsmgZwDzSbAdAdw--" align="left" height="130" width="103" alt="In this photo released by the Irving Police Department, Dallas Cowboys safety Marcus Coleman is shown in a booking photo after being arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated on Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 2006, in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys cut Coleman, an 11-year veteran, from the team Saturday shortly after the arrest. (AP Photo/Irving Police Department)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Dallas Cowboys cut safety Marcus Coleman on Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. The 32-year-old Coleman was stopped at about 2:40 a.m. for a traffic violation, and there were indications he had been drinking, Irving police said.</p><br clear="all"/>
Warriors win 1st over Pistons in 3 years
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_bk_ga_su/bkn_pistons_warriors"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061112/capt.3d3e316e735c47faba8fe032b770c38a.pistons_warriors_basketball_oas105.jpg?x=90&y=130&sig=DEPfAkKW9ZZnnZ66Vp_ePw--" align="left" height="130" width="90" alt="Detroit Pistons' Jason Maxiell, left, and Lindsey Hunter (10) try to block the shot of Golden State Warriors' Troy Murphy in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)" border="0" /></a>AP - Jason Richardson tested his legs and thoroughly enjoyed the result: A spectacular one-handed jam that showed everyone on the Golden State Warriors their star player is finally nearing full strength. Richardson had 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists playing on a tender knee, and the Warriors beat the worn-down Detroit Pistons for the first time in three years with a 111-79 victory Saturday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Yanks discuss trading Wright to Orioles
AP - The Yankees and Orioles were discussing a deal Saturday that would send Jaret Wright to Baltimore for prospects. Wright and Yankees teammate Mike Mussina filed provisionally for free agency Saturday, awaiting decisions on team options for 2007.
MLS Cup could be finale for Dempsey
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061111/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_mls_cup"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061108/capt.34c770349d624880a2620759d641fd2e.revolution_soccer_mass105.jpg?x=100&y=130&sig=PGi7RMtDKD3BT5HOmXOmDQ--" align="left" height="130" width="100" alt="New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey (2) steps over the ball as he redirects it with his left foot during an intra-squad scrimmage during soccer practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday morning, Nov. 8, 2006. The Revolution will meet the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup 2006 in Texas on Sunday Nov. 12, 2006. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)" border="0" /></a>AP - Clint Dempsey could be leaving Major League Soccer for Europe, and a title for the New England Revolution would be a perfect send-off. Dempsey, a World Cup player, has been the Revolution's star midfielder. He says Sunday's championship game against the Houston Dynamo could be his last in America before heading overseas.</p><br clear="all"/>
Wild edges past Kings 3-2 in shootout
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061112/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_wild_kings"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061108/capt.904eef5b38df48f0b023f7813638e550.wild_sharks_hockey_cadv101.jpg?x=130&y=124&sig=abihtSRw22Rp8EUuuTE_8Q--" align="left" height="124" width="130" alt="Minnesota Wild's Todd White (28) celebrates his wrist shot goal with teammate Brian Rolston (12) in the first period against San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov of Kazahkstan, lying on the ice, in an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Minnesota Wild have a number of offensive players they can rely on in a shootout. Their best weapon, however, is goalie Manny Fernandez. Fernandez got his 100th NHL win with 30 saves and Todd White scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout, leading the Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Minnesota is 6-0 this season in games that go past regulation.</p><br clear="all"/>
Here's what you should expect to see in the second half of the season, including which two teams will meet in Miami for Super Bowl XLI.
Hall of Fame coach Walsh has leukemia (AP)
Bill Walsh, the Hall of Fame coach who built an NFL dynasty with the San Francisco 49ers and revolutionized the sport with his West Coast offense, disclosed Friday that he has leukemia. Stanford officials confirmed that Walsh, who served as the school's interim athletic director until July, has told friends and colleagues there that he has cancer.
Cowboys cut S Coleman after DWI arrest (AP)
The Dallas Cowboys cut safety Marcus Coleman on Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. The 32-year-old Coleman was stopped at about 2:40 a.m. for a traffic violation, and there were indications he had been drinking, Irving police said. Coleman, an 11-year veteran, was taken to jail and then released after posting bond on the charge of DWI, police said.
Cowboys WR Glenn hurt, but hopes to play (AP)
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn said he hopes to play Sunday at Arizona even though he apparently aggravated his injured right knee during practice Friday. Glenn, who had missed two days of practice because of irritation under his kneecap, appeared to re-injure himself reaching for a pass early in practice Friday.
Injured Seahawks practice sparingly (AP)
Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck ran and threw on his sprained knee while leading the scout team through 7-on-7 drills, one day after league MVP Shaun Alexander tested his broken left foot by running through cones and cutting on synthetic grass. So far, it's all a tease. Coach Mike Holmgren still doesn't expect to see his stars play until at least Nov.
Eagles WR Brown signs 5-year extension (AP)
Reggie Brown's knack for making big plays earned him a bigger contract faster than expected. Brown signed a five-year extension Friday that would keep the second-year wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles through 2014. The deal, agreed upon late Thursday night, reportedly is worth up to $27 million and includes $10 million in guaranteed money.
Mayor re-opens 49ers stadium talks (AP)
While Mayor Gavin Newsom attempted to resurrect talks with the 49ers' ownership over building a stadium, a state lawmaker said Friday that he would try to bar the team from using the name San Francisco if it leaves town. One day after team announced it was done negotiating with Newsom and was now committed "100 percent" to moving to Santa Clara, team owner John York reopened the door ever so...
Redskins WR Moss upgraded to probable (AP)
Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss practiced Friday and was upgraded from questionable to probable on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Moss missed last week's game with a strained left hamstring. He returned to practice Wednesday and gradually has increased his workload.
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?
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...
Cavs fans' revenge
Cavs edge Celtics with remarkable rally (AP)
The lopsided difference on the scoreboard indicated the game was probably over. LeBron James wasn't convinced. James scored 38 points -- 25 in the second half -- and led the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a wild 94-93 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.
Redd has Bucks record 57 in loss to Jazz (AP)
The best night in Milwaukee Bucks franchise history was not enough for a win. Michael Redd scored 57 points to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's franchise record, but Matt Harpring made a layup with 1.8 seconds left to give the Utah Jazz a 113-111 victory over the Bucks on Saturday night. "I will probably just go home and thank God," Redd said.
Howard outduels Garnett as Magic win (AP)
The first few times Dwight Howard played against Kevin Garnett, he was a wide-eyed kid awed by being on the same floor as his idol. He's all grown up now. Howard went toe-to-toe with Garnett, scoring 21 points and grabbing 22 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 109-98 victory over the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Stoudemire sparks Suns past Grizzlies (AP)
Amare Stoudemire is nearly ready to declare himself back to normal. Stoudemire, who missed all but three games last season following two knee surgeries, scored a season-high 25 points Saturday night as the Phoenix Suns snapped a four-game losing streak with a 96-87 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Allen lifts SuperSonics by Hawks in OT (AP)
Ray Allen knew a traditional move wasn't going to work against Josh Smith. Allen made a layup over Smith's outstretched arms with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to give the Seattle SuperSonics a 113-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. "I went to the hole before overtime and he was right there," Allen said of the NBA's second-leading shot blocker last season.
Davis, Warriors roll past sloppy Pistons (AP)
Jason Richardson tested his legs and thoroughly enjoyed the result: A spectacular one-handed jam that showed everyone on the Golden State Warriors their star player is finally nearing full strength. Richardson had 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists playing on a tender knee, and the Warriors beat the worn-down Detroit Pistons for the first time in three years with a 111-79 victory Saturday...
Spurs sweep season series from Knicks (AP)
It's a good thing the San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks won't meet again in the regular season. Otherwise, things might get even uglier. Tony Parker scored a season-high 33 points to lead the Spurs over the Knicks 100-92 Saturday night, but it was an earlier incident that dominated the postgame talk.
Hinrich, Deng rally Bulls past Pacers (AP)
Ben Wallace showed why the Chicago Bulls wanted him on their side. Wallace had eight points and 18 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 89-80 on Saturday night. Kirk Hinrich scored 23 points and Luol Deng added 21 for Chicago, which bounced back from a lopsided defeat at Cleveland on Thursday night.
Blazers rally from 27 down, stun Hornets (AP)
Zach Randolph just wouldn't let the Portland Trail Blazers lose -- no matter how big the Hornets' lead grew. Randolph had 31 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 2.4 seconds left, and the Trail Blazers rallied from a 27-point deficit to shock New Orleans 92-91 Friday night, the biggest collapse in Hornets history.
Briere gives Sabres third OT win in row (AP)
Daniel Briere wiped out Philadelphia's lead in regulation, and his quick goal never gave the Flyers a chance in overtime. No matter if it's a blowout or a tight one, postseason or regular season, Buffalo sure has a knack for sticking it to the Flyers. Briere scored on a slap shot 21 seconds into overtime to lift the Sabres to a 5-4 win over the last-place Flyers on Saturday night.
Mason helps Predators blank Avalanche (AP)
The Nashville Predators got another one-goal victory. Chris Mason made a career-high 42 saves and Scottie Upshall scored his second goal of the season to lead the Predators to a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Mason, Nashville's backup goalie, improved to 3-1-0 with his fourth career shutout and his first since April 11 at St.
Cole, Hurricanes rout Penguins (AP)
Nobody could've blamed Erik Cole if he had sought revenge against the player who broke his neck and nearly ended his career. Instead, the Carolina Hurricanes' forward settled for another lopsided victory against Brooks Orpik and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cole assisted on Carolina's first two goals, and the Hurricanes went on to a 6-2 victory over the Penguins on Saturday night.
Murray nets 300th goal, Bruins top Sens (AP)
The Boston Bruins scored a late goal to help avoid another third-period collapse. Patrice Bergeron got the winner with 6:28 remaining and Glen Murray scored two goals to lift the Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. "We did two important things in this game," Bruins goalie Tim Thomas said.
Capitals end Rangers' road win streak (AP)
After a humbling loss in their last game, the Washington Capitals were looking for an early emotional lift. Boyd Gordon ended a 71-game goal-scoring drought, Alex Ovechkin scored his team-high 11th goal and the Capitals beat the Rangers 3-1 Saturday night. "It's been a while," said Gordon, who scored for the first time since Oct.
Power play carries Devils past Panthers (AP)
The power play finally came alive for the New Jersey Devils. Patrik Elias and Zach Parise scored man-advantage goals in the first period to spark the Devils to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Sergei Brylin and Jamie Langenbrunner also scored to help the Devils break out of a collective scoring slump.
Tampa duo extend points streaks in win (AP)
The Tampa Bay Lightning carried the momentum of a successful road trip into a home-ice victory. Vincent Lecavalier scored a goal and Martin St. Louis had two assists to extend their points streaks to 11 games, helping the Lightning beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3 on Saturday night. Ryan Craig, Dan Boyle, Brad Richards and Nikita Alexeev also scored for the Lightning, who returned home after a 3-0-1...
McCabe leads Maple Leafs past Canadiens (AP)
The Toronto Maple Leafs extended their winning streak without their top player and No. 1 goalie. Bryan McCabe scored two power-play goals and assisted on another to help the Maple Leafs win their season-high fourth straight game, 5-1 over the rival Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Tomas Kaberle, Matt Stajan and Nik Antropov also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won their last two games...
Huselius caps rally, Flames top Canucks (AP)
The Calgary Flames are on another November winning streak. Jarome Iginla sparked a comeback with a goal and an assist, and Kristian Huselius scored with 3:32 left to rally the Flames to 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Rhett Warrener also scored and Alex Tanguay added two assists as Calgary won its fourth straight game.
Toskala helps Sharks hold off Coyotes (AP)
The San Jose Sharks showed they are one of the NHL's better defensive teams. Steve Bernier and Patrick Marleau scored in the second period, and Vesa Toskala stopped all 25 shots he faced in the last two periods after replacing Evgeni Nabokov as the Sharks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Saturday night. San Jose, outshot 39-18 for the game, blanked the Coyotes over the final 41 minutes and limited...
Four drivers remain in contention for NASCAR title (SportsTicker)
Kenseth holds off Harvick for Busch Series Arizona Travel 200 (SportsTicker)
Kenseth holds off Harvick for Busch win; Hornish 36th in debut (AP)
Matt Kenseth used a terrific final restart Saturday to hold off Kevin Harvick at Phoenix International Raceway, spoiling Harvick's bid to break Sam Ard's record of Busch Series wins in a season.
Earnhardt on edge before big race (AP)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was certain a suspension part on his Chevrolet needed to be changed.
Burton still smarting from title collapse (AP)
When the dust settles on the season, Jeff Burton will most certainly sit back and reflect on his career resurgence.
Benson rallies to win NCTS Casino Arizona 150 (SportsTicker)
Benson scores fifth win, Bodine holds points lead (AP)
Johnny Benson spun on the first lap Friday night, then came from the back of the field to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Honeymoon continues for Gordon (AP)
The honeymoon in the desert continued for Jeff Gordon, who won the pole Friday at Phoenix International Raceway.