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NEWS FROM 2007-06-02
Dugout fight spills into Cubs' clubhouse
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_nl_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070601/capt.4e3079ff5c284bc7bfa5df3336f1e813.braves_cubs_baseball_cxc109.jpg?x=128&y=130&sig=Lf4IZWLb3qfHQ6iFZfd8pw--" align="left" height="130" width="128" alt="Chicago Cubs catcher Michael Barrett, right, tags out Atlanta Braves' Jeff Francouer during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 1, 2007, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Chicago Cubs' recent problems on the field turned into an ugly situation in the dugout that got even worse in the locker room. An 8-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves was the least of the Cubs' worries Friday. In the middle of fifth inning, Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano and catcher Michael Barrett exchanged shoves and words in the dugout.</p><br clear="all"/>
Torre gets ejected; Yankees beat Red Sox
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_al_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070602/capt.45d6913793be4c1cb3576e75d8048abb.yankees_red_sox_baseball_mawt113.jpg?x=130&y=93&sig=UB4w0ENafDwdAL5bExYSvA--" align="left" height="93" width="130" alt="New York Yankees skipper Joe Torre, right, gets thrown out of the game by third base umpire Jerry Crawford during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox during their baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, June 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Joe Torre certainly has no problem leading by example. The Yankees manager, calling on his club to "be a little more fiery," got himself tossed for arguing a caught stealing in the fifth inning and New York beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 Friday night to climb out of the AL East cellar.</p><br clear="all"/>
Torre says A-Rod's shout was out of line
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bba_yankees_rodriguez"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070602/capt.adb3c026673746f4977607586cad422e.yankees_red_sox_baseball_mawt107.jpg?x=113&y=130&sig=.8W9.BmVxBsxRAzHjT2YyQ--" align="left" height="130" width="113" alt="Fans at Fenway Park in Boston wear blonde masks as New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez goes to bat in the first inning of their baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston Friday, June 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Even Joe Torre says Alex Rodriguez was out of line. The New York Yankees manager concluded A-Rod shouldn't have distracted a Toronto fielder this week during a popup, joining a chorus of baseball people who said the two-time AL MVP broke the sport's unwritten code.</p><br clear="all"/>
Barry Bonds mum about playing next year
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_giants_bonds"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070602/capt.cc006019301f4aa6b55a061d1ec900bf.giants_phillies_baseball_pagw102.jpg?x=86&y=130&sig=HF7TfpozfIkNryDiPBtG4g--" align="left" height="130" width="86" alt="San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds stands at the top of the dugout before playing against the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game in Philadelphia on Friday, June 1, 2007.(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)" border="0" /></a>AP - Barry Bonds isn't sure about his future or thinking about breaking Hank Aaron's home run record. Swarmed by cameras, microphones and a horde of reporters, an affable Bonds sat in the dugout and discussed various topics ranging from his ability to tune out fans to his fondness for Philly cheesesteaks.</p><br clear="all"/>
Beckham assists as England ties Brazil
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_brazil_england"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070601/capt.llp12106012046.britain_soccer_england_brazil_llp121.jpg?x=130&y=100&sig=193BYv3_V1L2My8rB93ppQ--" align="left" height="100" width="130" alt="England's David Beckham, right, celebrates with his captain John Terry, back t the camera, after Terry scored against Brazil during an exhibition soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, Friday June 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)" border="0" /></a>AP - There's only one David Beckham — and England had missed him. Beckham's free kick set up John Terry for the first international goal at the new Wembley stadium, but Diego scored in the second minute of injury time Friday night to give Brazil a 1-1 exhibition tie against England.</p><br clear="all"/>
T.O. getting bonus without practicing
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070601/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_cowboys_owens_bonus"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070601/capt.nyol57106012215.cowboys_owens_bonus_football_nyol571.jpg?x=95&y=130&sig=BO7SNh2tPBtFlM1ud3X41Q--" align="left" height="130" width="95" alt="Dallas Cowboys' Terrell Owens looks on from the sidelines during the final minute of play against the Seattle Seahawks' during their NFC wild card playoff football game in Seattle in this Jan. 6, 2007 file photo. Owens will get his $3 million roster bonus from the Cowboys even though, like several other starters, he hasn't been practicing with the team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Terrell Owens will get his $3 million roster bonus from the Dallas Cowboys even though, like several other starters, he hasn't been practicing with the team.</p><br clear="all"/>
Donovan leaves champion Gators for Magic
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_magic_donovan"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070601/capt.16a3968467c24edfbf68ea47d107245d.magic_donovan_basketball_fljr109.jpg?x=91&y=130&sig=LvVb_TcD3GBx7qpCB9PRfg--" align="left" height="130" width="91" alt="Billy Donovan answers questions from reporters during a press conference to announce his new position as head coach of the Orlando Magic basketball team in Orlando, Fla., Friday, June 1, 2007. (AP Photo/John Raoux)" border="0" /></a>AP - Billy Donovan's boys didn't reach for the NBA until the Gators made history with a second title. Before they're even drafted, Donovan's beating them to the pros.</p><br clear="all"/>
Lofton helps Rangers edge past M's 9-8
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_rangers_mariners"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070602/capt.790433b7a095498fafdc0b7e0bb38459.rangers_marines_baseball_wajb108.jpg?x=130&y=104&sig=J4YN9WcLobGifG36AgEW4w--" align="left" height="104" width="130" alt="Texas Rangers' Sammy Sosa watches his single to center field against the Seattle Mariners' in the seventh inning of their major league baseball game Friday June 1, 2007, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jim Bryant)" border="0" /></a>AP - Kenny Lofton was back. Back even before his 1990s prime with Cleveland, when he was a perennial All-Star or Gold Glove winner.</p><br clear="all"/>
Blatter re-elected as FIFA president
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070531/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_fifa_congress"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070531/capt.c82c161ffc1a48cfb12cb6db2a3b4cc1.switzerland_soccer_fifa_congress_zur281.jpg?x=130&y=88&sig=.hTyo6l4_JcaciPCyiBIrA--" align="left" height="88" width="130" alt="FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter gestures during the 57th FIFA congress in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday May 31, 2007. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)" border="0" /></a>AP - Sepp Blatter was re-elected unopposed Thursday to a third term as president of soccer's world governing body.</p><br clear="all"/>
NHLPA board accepts Kim's resignation
AP - The NHL's Players' Association accepted senior director Ken Kim's resignation Friday. Kim and former executive director Ted Saskin were put on paid leaves in March following allegations they read players' e-mails.
OL Andruzzi hospitalized with lymphoma (AP)
Veteran offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi, released by the Cleveland Browns last month after two seasons with the club, has been diagnosed with a treatable form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. His agent, Joe Linta, said Friday that the 31-year-old Andruzzi has begun getting chemotherapy treatments at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston, a hospital for which he helped raise money while playing for the New...
Cowboys' Owens earns $3M roster bonus (AP)
Terrell Owens will get his $3 million roster bonus from the Dallas Cowboys even though, like several other starters, he hasn't been practicing with the team. Owens will get that bonus, plus a $5 million salary for the 2007 season, since he was still on the roster Friday, when he was again absent from voluntary organized team activities.
Bengals' Thurman gets treatment program (AP)
Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman was sentenced Friday to six days in a treatment program, settling his drunken driving conviction. Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge John Burlew also put Thurman on two years' probation. Thurman is still suspended by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy.
Seahawks cut former starting CB Herndon (AP)
Former starting cornerback Kelly Herndon, who is a Super Bowl record holder, was cut by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. The Seahawks made the move because they think former first-round draft pick Kelly Jennings is ready to start at the position this season. Herndon started all 16 regular-season games in 2006 and had a career high-tying 67 tackles before he broke his ankle in the regular-season...
Coach sent sex video to Goodell, others (AP)
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein apologized Thursday for accidentally e-mailing an explicit sex video to numerous NFL employees, including league commissioner Roger Goodell. Zierlein said the incident has been difficult for him and his family and that he intends to use his team-issued computer only for football business from now on.
Prosecutor: Informants implicated Vick (AP)
Informants have come forward saying they can link Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick to dog fighting, the prosecutor in the case said Thursday, and he has turned their accounts and contact information over to investigators. Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney Gerald G. Poindexter said he has heard from about a half-dozen people claiming to have information about Vick's involvement in dog...
Pats coping with Marquise Hill's death (AP)
Marquise Hill used to sit just behind Ty Warren at Patriots meetings. During team drills, they would face each other across the line of scrimmage. On Thursday, there were flowers in the locker where Hill had dressed. "It's definitely a void there," Warren said, "just walking by and not seeing him where he usually is." Just 24 years old, Hill died after falling off a jet ski Sunday night in Lake...
Magic introduce Donovan as coach (AP)
Billy Donovan's boys didn't reach for the NBA until the Gators made history with a second title. Before they're even drafted, Donovan's beating them to the pros. The 42-year-old said in his first appearance as Orlando Magic coach the decision was agonizing, and it took the right mix to lure him away. Orlando had it with a young, talented team, close proximity to Donovan's home in Gainesville and a...
Pistons will have McDyess for Game 6 (AP)
Detroit Pistons forward Antonio McDyess will not be further penalized by the NBA for his rough foul in the first quarter on Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao in Game 5 on Thursday night. McDyess received a flagrant-2 foul after he unexpectedly clotheslined Varejao under the basket and was ejected. On Friday, league spokesman Tim Frank said McDyess will not face any more discipline.
Red-hot James aims to put Cavs in finals (AP)
Greatness promised. Greatness delivered. When LeBron James' moment arrived, he was ready. Just like another No. 23. Call it LeBronesque. With a tour-de-force performance that was one of the best in NBA playoff history, James shook the Detroit Pistons in Game 5 on Thursday night in 50 spellbinding minutes that included two nerve-racking overtimes.
Donovan hire overshadows predraft camp (AP)
ORLANDO, Fla. (STATS) -- While most of Orlando's attention was on the arrival of Billy Donovan, many of his former players were keeping busy on the other side of town. Shortly after Donovan's hiring as Magic coach became official on Friday, many of the men he helped turn into soon-to-be millionaires became part of a very busy and compelling final day at the NBA predraft camp.
Source: Steve Kerr to be named Suns GM (AP)
Steve Kerr will be hired as president and general manager of the Phoenix Suns, a person with knowledge of the hiring said Thursday. Kerr can't officially take the job until he completes his obligations as an analyst for TNT during the NBA playoffs. He is expected to be introduced at a news conference next week, said a person close to the situation who asked not to be identified because the official...
Spurs waiting for NBA finals opponent (AP)
The Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday were trying to recover the day after their double-overtime thriller, while also preparing for Saturday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Meanwhile, 1,500 miles away, the San Antonio Spurs were taking a second straight day of rest as they waited for their NBA finals opponent.
Buss promises Bryant he'll improve team (AP)
Lakers owner Jerry Buss spoke with Kobe Bryant on Thursday and said he told his frustrated superstar he would "pursue every avenue possible" to improve the team. The conversation took place a day after Bryant asked to be traded, saying among other things he had been misled by Buss nearly three years ago when he re-signed with the Lakers.
Senators try to avoid 0-3 hole in Ottawa (AP)
The flag of the Ottawa Senators flies throughout Canada's capital, flapping closely next to the red Maple Leaf in front of hotels, office buildings and in car windows. It was also spotted outside a funeral parlor, which could be an omen if things don't change Saturday night on the home ice of the Eastern Conference champions.
Down two games, Sens hold team meeting (AP)
The Ottawa Senators may have a surprise or two for the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. They better if they want to avoid falling into a 3-0 deficit. On the eve of the first Stanley Cup finals game in Ottawa in 80 years, the Senators held a team meeting prior to Friday's practice at Scotiabank Place. Goalie Ray Emery wasn't about to divulge what coach Bryan Murray discussed with his team, which flew...
Ducks GM Burke praises gritty Pahlsson (AP)
In hockey circles, Brian Burke's comment regarding Samuel Pahlsson is the highest form of compliment for a European-born player. "He thinks he's from Red Deer," the Anaheim Ducks general manager said Friday, referring to his team's top checking forward. Burke could've easily used Moose Jaw or Flin Flon to make his point that the Swedish-born Pahlsson plays with the edge of a Canadian prairie farm...
Habs dynasty to be honored before Game 3 (AP)
The NHL's greatest dynasty has reunited, though the surviving members of the select group of Montreal Canadiens that won five straight Stanley Cups from 1956-60 will let their record speak for itself. Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard, Dickie Moore, Tom Johnson, Jean-Guy Talbot and Don Marshall will be on hand Saturday night at Scotiabank Place for a tribute to the team prior to Game 3 of the Stanley...
Kunitz still unlikely to play for Ducks (AP)
Anaheim Ducks left winger Chris Kunitz continues to skate and work out, he just isn't ready to play in the Stanley Cup finals. Kunitz had surgery in mid-May after he broke a bone in his right hand during Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at Detroit. He was all but ruled out for the rest of the playoffs, but his presence still leaves the door open that he might be able to help Anaheim at some...
NHLPA accepts Kim's resignation (AP)
The NHL's Players' Association accepted senior director Ken Kim's resignation Friday. Kim and former executive director Ted Saskin were put on paid leaves in March following allegations they read players' e-mails. The NHLPA executive board, which voted unanimously to fire Saskin on May 10, made the announcement in a brief release Friday night, saying no further comment was forthcoming because "this...
Wild give up rights to former top pick (AP)
The Minnesota Wild relinquished their rights to 2004 first-round pick A.J. Thelen on Friday after failing to sign him. The Wild chose the 6-foot-3 defenseman from Savage with the 12th overall pick in the 2004 draft. He was coming off a stellar freshman season at Michigan State, where he was a second-team All-American.
Hornaday Jr. wins AAA Insurance 200 (PA SportsTicker)
Hornaday wins truck race at Dover (AP)
Ron Hornaday Jr. never got in a truck as bad as the one he drove in practice.
Yates shoots down merger rumors and sticks with Ford (AP)
No merger for now for Robert Yates. His racing team is sticking with Ford.
Waltrip qualifies for first race since Daytona (AP)
Michael Waltrip is finally back on track.
Newman captures pole for Autism 400 (PA SportsTicker)
First career win lifts Mears' confidence (AP)
Week after week, Casey Mears watched his Hendrick Motorsports teammates take turns celebrating in Victory Lane. He wondered when his time would come.
Truex could become new face of DEI (PA SportsTicker)
By Scott Serrano PA SportsTicker Staff Writer
Earnhardt sales going strong despite DEI defection (AP)
CONCORD, N.C. -- On the day he announced he was leaving his late father's company, Dale Earnhardt Jr.