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NEWS FROM 2006-11-24
LJ, Tynes put Chiefs over Broncos, 19-10
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_broncos_chiefs"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061124/capt.76a7df5a49e1488591794ae809102bd4.broncos_chiefs_football_moow114.jpg?x=130&y=111&sig=gf8d_HiO3XkPzImIfoZEUw--" align="left" height="111" width="130" alt="Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson (27) gets past Denver Broncos cornerback Domonique Foxworth (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006. Johnson rushed for 157 yards to lead the Chiefs past the Broncos, 19-10. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)" border="0" /></a>AP - Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt was one of the millions of football fans that felt frustrated because they couldn't get the Denver-Kansas City game on television.</p><br clear="all"/>
Romo lifts Cowboys over Bucs 38-10
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_buccaneers_cowboys"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061124/capt.c10845503e6d430aad4882169c3a1b1b.buccaneers_cowboys_football_irv117.jpg?x=130&y=87&sig=Gcz5jNLGiINV6lYCiBxlrA--" align="left" height="87" width="130" alt="Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) and receiver Terry Glenn (83) celebrate after Glenn's touchdown reception, as teammate Terrell Owens looks on in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Irving, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006. The Cowboys won 38-10 with Glenn catching two of Romo's five touchdown passes. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)" border="0" /></a>AP - The man who alone decides which players go on the Dallas Cowboys' famed Ring of Honor wasn't happy about the name that got removed. Several fans plastered Tony Romo's name along with Cowboys greats like Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman on Thursday — even before the young quarterback tied a team record by throwing five touchdowns in a 38-10 victory over Tampa Bay.</p><br clear="all"/>
Wie fails to make cut at Casio World
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_casio_wie"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061123/capt.xkan11111230503.japan_michelle_wie_xkan111.jpg?x=104&y=130&sig=.5jz97FlNb5xjn_RJkZwKg--" align="left" height="130" width="104" alt="Michelle Wie of the U.S. reacts after her tee shot in the tenth hole during first round of men's Casio World Open Tournament at the Kuroshio Country Club in Geisei, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)" border="0" /></a>AP - Michelle Wie beat only one player in yet another embarrassing performance in a men's event, shooting an 8-over 80 on Friday in the second round of the Japanese tour's Casio World Open.</p><br clear="all"/>
Dolphins rally past Lions 27-10
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_dolphins_lions"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061123/capt.0fc82d21167a498a986f748b70819d21.dolphins_lions_football_dtf110.jpg?x=106&y=130&sig=VTShtcZdPbCcQQRhynQ1nw--" align="left" height="130" width="106" alt="Miami Dolphins quarterback Joey Harrington passes against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in Detroit. Harrington passed for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the Dolphins; 27-10 win. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)" border="0" /></a>AP - The NFL's worst team since 2001 might have just hit rock bottom. Detroit has lost a lot of games in the past 5 1/2 seasons, but it's difficult to imagine one as devastating as the latest — on national TV against a player it drafted and gave up on. Joey Harrington threw three touchdown passes to help the Miami Dolphins erase a 10-point deficit Thursday in a 27-10 victory over the Lions.</p><br clear="all"/>
Miami stifles No. 18 B.C. for 17-14 win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_sp_co_ga_su/fbc_t25_boston_college_miami"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061124/capt.b76c750050a94040a044b31fc668d74d.boston_college_miami_football_flla109.jpg?x=109&y=130&sig=1BkaZy9Ds23kQ_Kax6oi2w--" align="left" height="130" width="109" alt="Miami's Javarris James, front, celebrates a two-yard go ahead touchdown run with teammate Greg Olsen during the third quarter of a college football game against Boston College, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The Hurricanes won 17-14. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)" border="0" /></a>AP - Larry Coker walked slowly off the field at the Orange Bowl, stopping for a few hugs and handshakes along the way. And if it was his last time coaching on Miami's home sideline, at least he left a winner.</p><br clear="all"/>
Romo leads Cowboys to win over Buccaneers
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061124/sp_nm/nfl_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20061124/2006_11_23t210636_450x311_us_nfl.jpg?x=130&y=89&sig=_8JVGw909xiCddIMF0PH2w--" align="left" height="89" width="130" alt="Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo passes the ball in the third quarter of their NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Irving, Texas, November 23, 2006. (Mike Stone/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - Rookie quarterback Tony Romo served up a
Thanksgiving Day treat, tossing a team record-equaling five
touchdown passes to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 38-10 win over
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Jazz fight back; Heat limp toward loss
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061123/ap_on_sp_bk_ga_su/bkn_nba_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061123/capt.4662e17a87e6445da1840ee2d709ae79.jazz_kings_basketball_sca110.jpg?x=81&y=130&sig=Kjf1o0Q6w9sZeqnTrGtiWw--" align="left" height="130" width="81" alt="Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer signals after scoring late in the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. Boozer scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Jazz to a 110-101 win. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)" border="0" /></a>AP - Staring at a big deficit on the road, the Utah Jazz decided to fight back. Facing the same circumstances, the only fight coming from the Miami Heat was with the referees. The struggling Heat lost their poise on the way to losing another game, falling 106-86 to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Former pitcher Pat Dobson dies at 64
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_obit_dobson"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061124/capt.b1a5f47ef2bf4b25b657c744e0a3fdd3.obit_dobson_fx101.jpg?x=129&y=130&sig=Ilq3qAbtiD8R280mrZqNVw--" align="left" height="130" width="129" alt="In this file photo Baltimore Orioles pitcher Pat Dobson poses during spring training, on March 12, 1971 in Miami, Florida. Dobson, who was one of four 20-game winners on the Baltimore Orioles' pitching staff in 1971, has died. He was 64. (AP Photo)" border="0" /></a>AP - Pat Dobson was part of an illustrious pitching staff in Baltimore and a savvy scouting department with the San Francisco Giants, touching everyone from Earl Weaver to Brian Sabean along the way. Dobson, one of four starters to win 20 games for the Orioles in 1971, died suddenly Wednesday night in the San Diego area, the San Francisco Giants said Thursday. He was 64.</p><br clear="all"/>
Iran is suspended from world soccer
AP - Iran was suspended from international soccer by FIFA on Thursday because of government interference with the country's soccer federation.
Vokoun, Mason shut down Canucks 6-0
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061124/ap_on_sp_ho_ga_su/hkn_canucks_predators"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061124/capt.d01f39f1a5ff44d89547b82afbfae250.canucks_predators_hockey_tnjr106.jpg?x=130&y=93&sig=IFv3tf7Ti9AjP9KNlevE_w--" align="left" height="93" width="130" alt="Nashville Predators goalie Tomas Vokoun, right, of the Czech Republic, stops a shot as defenseman Ryan Suter, left, works for position against Vancouver Canucks left wing Taylor Pyatt (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006. Nashville won 6-0. (AP Photo/John Russell)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Nashville Predators made up for the loss of injured centers Jason Arnott and Josef Vasicek with a complete team effort. Scott Hartnell scored two goals and added an assist and Tomas Vokoun and Chris Mason combined to stop 34 shots in the Predators' 6-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Romo throws five TDs as Cowboys romp (AP)
For a three-play stretch Thursday, Tony Romo looked like a guy making only his fifth start after 3 1/2 years on the bench. He threw low and inside on what could've been a long touchdown pass to Terry Glenn. On the next snap, he held the ball too long and got sacked. Then he came up short on a deep ball to a wide-open Terrell Owens.
Johnson, Chiefs run over Broncos 19-10 (AP)
Lamar Hunt lobbied the NFL for 37 years to put a Thanksgiving game in Kansas City, but had to listen to his Chiefs beat Denver on Thursday night over the phone in his hospital bed. "Lamar, I hope you're feeling better," an emotional Trent Green said moments after the Chiefs wrapped up a 19-10 victory in a key AFC West showdown.
Harrington wins in return to Detroit (AP)
Joey Harrington's face was splashed across the video boards while Billy Joel's "Piano Man" played -- a jab at the quarterback's piano playing. Harrington got the last laugh. He threw three touchdown passes Thursday to help the Miami Dolphins erase a 10-point deficit and roll to a 27-10 victory over the Detroit Lions, who drafted him third overall in 2002 and gave up on him earlier this year.
Bills say McGahee a game-time decision (AP)
Bills coach Dick Jauron was "guardedly optimistic" Willis McGahee will play against Jacksonville this weekend after the running back took part in his first practice in full pads Thursday. It was McGahee's second straight day of practice after breaking three ribs in a 24-10 win against Green Bay on Nov.
Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt hospitalized (AP)
Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt was in a Dallas hospital for undisclosed reasons Thursday night and was not able to attend the Denver-Chiefs game. A Chiefs spokesman said Hunt's situation was not life-threatening and that he had not entered the hospital under emergency circumstances. The 74-year-old Hunt has battled health problems for several years and been hospitalized several times.
NFL suspends Bears DB Manning one game (AP)
Chicago Bears defensive back Ricky Manning Jr. was suspended one game by the NFL on Wednesday for his role in a restaurant altercation and will not play this week at New England. Manning, the Bears' leader with four interceptions, pleaded no contest in September to a felony assault charge stemming from an altercation with a man in a Los Angeles restaurant.
Favre confident he'll be OK for Sunday (AP)
Brett Favre isn't used to telling his team that he can't go back on the field. And 251 games into his consecutive starts streak, he doesn't plan to make it a habit. Favre said Wednesday he isn't "overly concerned" about not being able to make his next start after an elbow nerve injury kept him out of the second half of the Green Bay Packers' 35-0 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Eagles QB Garcia hopes to relive success (AP)
Jeff Garcia has an impressive resume, playoff experience and great confidence. Sure, Garcia is no Donovan McNabb. But he's far from Bobby Hoying. With McNabb out for the rest of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles are putting their playoff hopes on Garcia's arm and legs. The 36-year-old quarterback won some important games and went to three straight Pro Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers earlier in...
Bucs DE Simeon Rice out for season (AP)
Simeon Rice's streak of consecutive seasons with double-digit sacks ended at five Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed him on injured reserve because of a lingering shoulder injury. The three-time Pro Bowl selection had never missed a game because of injury before sitting out the Bucs' loss to the Carolina Panthers on Nov.
Boozer, Jazz rally for 7th straight win (AP)
Although they would prefer some easier victories, the Utah Jazz weren't going to complain about the one they pulled out Wednesday night. Carlos Boozer had 32 points and 13 rebounds as the Jazz rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to win their seventh straight game, beating the stunned Sacramento Kings 110-101.
Duncan, Spurs pound Heat 106-86 (AP)
Without Shaquille O'Neal, the Miami Heat aren't playing championship-caliber basketball. "We just don't have any respect for winning," the Heat's Udonis Haslem said after a 106-86 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Tim Duncan scored 19 points, and Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili each added 17 for the Spurs.
Sonics deal Clippers first home loss (AP)
The Seattle SuperSonics used their irrepressible 1-2 punch to hand the Los Angeles Clippers their first home loss of the season. Rashard Lewis had 35 points and 13 rebounds and Ray Allen scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter for the Sonics, who never led by more than 12 points and never trailed in a 95-85 victory on Wednesday night.
Nash scores 24 as Suns cool off Hornets (AP)
The high-scoring Phoenix Suns turned to their defense on a rare night when their offense wasn't in sync. Steve Nash scored 24 points and the Suns held New Orleans to 13 points in the third quarter of a 92-83 win Wednesday night. "We were being active," said Shawn Marion, who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Raptors beat Cavs to end six-game skid (AP)
Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors were grateful to be home after a woeful road trip. Bosh had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Raptors ended a six-game losing streak with a 95-87 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Joey Graham added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Raptors, who returned home following an 0-5 western trip.
Billups, Pistons keep Hawks reeling (AP)
The Detroit Pistons are slowly adapting to playing without Ben Wallace in the middle. Chauncey Billups had 24 points and 10 assists and Detroit pulled down a season-high 18 offensive rebounds in a 103-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Wallace signed with Chicago in the offseason and the Pistons have struggled to rebound without him.
Anthony's 33 help Nuggets top Warriors (AP)
George Karl's Denver team is far from where the coach wants it, squeaking out wins in spite of its struggles in crunch time. Carmelo Anthony had 33 points and nine rebounds, and the Nuggets held off the Golden State Warriors 115-112 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. "We're not executing with much composure down the stretch," Karl said.
Yao, McGrady lead Rockets past Wizards (AP)
Luther Head followed his coach's curious order to help the Houston Rockets survive another fourth-quarter meltdown. Head made a free throw with 3 seconds left, then rebounded his intentional miss, got fouled and made two more to finally put away Houston's 86-82 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
Randolph rallies Blazers past Nets (AP)
Juan Dixon gave Trail Blazers teammate Zach Randolph a nudge at halftime of their matchup with the New Jersey Nets. "I told him, `Hey, you're a 20 and 10 guy, go out there and be aggressive,"' Dixon recounted. Randolph listened, scoring 21 of his 25 points in the second half in Portland's 100-97 comeback victory over New Jersey on Wednesday night.
March of the Penguin
Hitchcock in Philly for Columbus debut (AP)
Ken Hitchcock was headed back to Philadelphia for his first game with the Columbus Blue Jackets. A month after being fired by Philadelphia, Hitchcock was formally introduced Thursday as the Blue Jackets' coach. Columbus, last in the NHL standings, will play the Flyers -- just a point ahead of the Blue Jackets -- on Friday in Philadelphia.
Predators top Canucks in 6-0 rout (AP)
The Nashville Predators made up for the loss of injured centers Jason Arnott and Josef Vasicek with a complete team effort. Scott Hartnell scored two goals and added an assist and Tomas Vokoun and Chris Mason combined to stop 34 shots in the Predators' 6-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Selanne scores 500th but Avs beat Ducks (AP)
Even after reaching a major milestone, Teemu Selanne was in a sour mood. Joe Sakic scored in a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche overcame Selanne's 500th career goal to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Wednesday night. "Getting 500 goals is a great achievement, but it would have been almost a crime to win this game," Selanne said.
Briere rallies Sabres over Leafs 7-4 (AP)
Aggravation quickly turned to motivation for the Buffalo Sabres. Daniel Briere scored two goals and broke a third-period tie, and the Sabres erased another two-goal deficit in a 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Of Buffalo's 18 wins, seven have come after it has trailed by at least a pair of goals.
Bruins top Crosby-less Pens in shootout (AP)
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas liked the lineup he faced in a shootout -- one that didn't include Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby. Marco Sturm scored one of three Boston goals during a second-period flurry, then won it by being the only player to score in the shootout as the Bruins squandered a two-goal lead before beating the Penguins 4-3 Wednesday night.
Brashear, Sutherby, Mellanby suspended (AP)
Washington forward Donald Brashear was suspended for three games by the NHL on Thursday, stemming from a fight a day earlier between the Capitals and Atlanta Thrashers. Brashear, teammate Brian Sutherby and Atlanta forward Scott Mellanby were automatically suspended one game while coaches Glen Hanlon of the Capitals and Bob Hartley of the Thrashers were fined $30,000 and $10,000, respectively.
Thornton, Marleau power Sharks by Kings (AP)
Now that Pickle and Jo-Jo have scored their first NHL goals, the San Jose Sharks can't wait to see what else their newest young talent can do. Of course, their veteran talent also had plenty to contribute. Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Joe Pavelski scored their first goals, while Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and two assists as the Sharks rebounded from an embarrassing loss with a 6-3...
Islanders keep rolling, beat Hurricanes (AP)
The New York Islanders were focused on getting off to a good start against the Carolina Hurricanes. Jason Blake and Alexei Yashin each had a goal and an assist, leading New York to a 4-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions and former Islanders coach Peter Laviolette on Wednesday night. "The biggest thing is that we came out hard," Blake said.
Tampa gets four in third, tops Panthers (AP)
After letting a lead slip away, the Tampa Bay Lightning got the strong finish they needed to beat the Florida Panthers. Ryan Craig and Brad Richards each scored two goals and Johan Holmqvist made 31 saves in the Lightning's 6-4 victory over the Panthers on Wednesday night. Eric Perrin and Dan Boyle also scored for the Lightning.
Top stories of 2006
Jimmie Johnson demanded the biggest headlines, but there was far more to '06 than his first championship.
Johnson tells Letterman that penalty wasn't that bad (AP)
David Letterman's idea of cheating is apparently much more severe than Jimmie Johnson's. Johnson appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman," on Tuesday night, and the host grilled NASCAR's new champion about a penalty his team incurred before the season opening race. Johnson's crew chief, Chad Knaus, was fined $25,000 and suspended for four races for making an illegal modifications to...
2006 a time of change for NASCAR (AP)
Jimmie Johnson opened and closed the 2006 season on top, for very different reasons.
NASCAR's new champion lags in fan popularity (AP)
There's an Internet video of a family in its kitchen watching October's last-lap wreck at Talladega. When Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson crash on the final lap, the family flies into an expletive-laden rage against Johnson.
NASCAR owners has formula for winning championships. (AP)
Jack Roush has a unique knowledge of what it takes to win a NASCAR Nextel Cup championship.
Johnson caps dream season by winning Nextel Cup championship (AP)
Not long ago, Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus were considering a split.
Montoya gets "warm welcome" in his NASCAR Nextel Cup debut (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Johnson finally joins NASCAR's elite with first career Cup (SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Kenseth and other contenders come up short (AP)
Matt Kenseth made the most of his fighting chance, coming up with the strong performance he'd been missing in the last few races of this Chase for the championship.