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NEWS FROM 2007-06-18
Cabrera tames Tiger, Furyk and Oakmont
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_us_open"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070618/capt.48d2b0864d8c419382f9487f7156406e.aptopix_us_open_golf_uso251.jpg?x=130&y=96&sig=z8v4RVQ8PHFIyE2DbvqVEw--" align="left" height="96" width="130" alt="Angel Cabrera left, of Argentina, shows runners-up Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods, right, his championship trophy after winning the 107th U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., Sunday, June 17, 2007. Cabrera finished the tournament 5-over-par 285. Woods tied with Furyk for second in the tournament with 6-over-par 286.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)" border="0" /></a>AP - The only thing Angel Cabrera couldn't conquer at this U.S. Open was Oakmont. That was much tougher than Tiger Woods. Cabrera hit all the right shots at the right time Sunday, none bigger than a booming tee shot down the middle of the 18th fairway that stopped a late slide, allowed him to post a 1-under 69 and forced Woods and Jim Furyk to catch him.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bonds adds Fenway to his longball resume
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_giants_red_sox"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070617/capt.038424f8b21a441995711c611f48cfdf.aptopix_giants_red_sox_bonds_homers_baseball_bxf102.jpg?x=130&y=126&sig=snTC69fE25WC8_EeVfnrsw--" align="left" height="126" width="130" alt="San Fransisco Giants' Barry Bonds, right, and Boston Red Sox catcher Doug Mirabelli watch Bonds' 748th career home run off of pitcher Tim Wakefield during the sixth inning of their baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Sunday, June 17, 2007. With the hit, Bonds moved within seven of tying Hank Aaron's career record. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Barry Bonds added baseball's oldest ballpark to his longball list and was back on his way to the sport's most hallowed record.</p><br clear="all"/>
Wang fans 10 to lead Yankees over Mets
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_mets_yankees"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070618/capt.c7e68007a39f413b99249a661246aae0.mets_yankees_baseball_nyy106.jpg?x=126&y=130&sig=vY6fArN6rwz9DPQI596Yow--" align="left" height="130" width="126" alt="New York Yankees' Chien Ming-Wang delivers a pitch against the New York Mets in their interleague baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, June 17, 2007.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)" border="0" /></a>AP - Alex Rodriguez hit his major league-leading 27th homer, Chien-Ming Wang came within one out of a complete game and the New York Yankees won the second Subway Series of the season Sunday night with an 8-2 victory over the stumbling Mets.</p><br clear="all"/>
Kobe implies on Web site he wants trade
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_lakers_bryant"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070617/capt.nyol59006172022.lakers_bryant_basketball_nyol590.jpg?x=97&y=130&sig=wGS3GyA9wmvZZMO2FY3i.g--" align="left" height="130" width="97" alt="Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and head coach Phil Jackson go in different directions after a timeout in the closing moments of the fourth quarter of an NBA playoff basketball game in this April 22, 2007 file photo at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix. Bryant implied again that he wants to be traded, writing on his Web site that 'the Lakers and me just have two different visions for the future.' (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)" border="0" /></a>AP - Kobe Bryant implied again that he wants to be traded, writing on his Web site that "the Lakers and me just have two different visions for the future."</p><br clear="all"/>
Carl Edwards ends 52-race winless streak
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_au_ra_ra_su/car_nascar_michigan"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070617/capt.001d0ba1d02f4115ab7ec9ae9d28c5b4.nascar_michigan_auto_racing_mico122.jpg?x=107&y=130&sig=WKgUFoTEk5m.2jYgilK1Rg--" align="left" height="130" width="107" alt="Carl Edwards celebrates in the winner's circle after winning the Citizens Bank 400 auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, June 17, 2007. Edwards snapped a 52-race Nextel Cup winless streak Sunday by holding off Martin Truex Jr. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)" border="0" /></a>AP - Carl Edwards won four races in his first full season, finishing an impressive third in the Nextel Cup standings.</p><br clear="all"/>
Raiders end camp after union complaints
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070616/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_raiders_workouts_canceled"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070616/capt.025fa3212bc04c8b99f34bde097f0a8b.raiders_workouts_canceled_football_ny160.jpg?x=116&y=130&sig=mvfgzJnTMqRfsyApAY.C.A--" align="left" height="130" width="116" alt="Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin, foreground, looks on during football mini-camp in this May 4, 2007 file photo, in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders canceled the final week of their offseason training program Friday after complaints from the NFL players' union about the intensity of the practices. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Oakland Raiders canceled the final week of their offseason training program Friday after complaints from the NFL players' union about the intensity of the practices.</p><br clear="all"/>
NBA superstar Bryant seeks to embark on "new road"
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070618/sp_afp/basketnbabryantlakers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070618/capt.sge.ogp80.180607030632.photo00.photo.default-331x494.jpg?x=87&y=130&sig=dC770Zz2TCAthO.8RShcQA--" align="left" height="130" width="87" alt="Kobe Bryant, seen here in April 2007, posted a not so subtle suggestion on his website Sunday that a change of scenery might be the best thing for both he and the Lakers.(AFP/Getty Images/File)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Los Angeles superstar Kobe Bryant posted a not so subtle suggestion on his website Sunday that a change of scenery might be the best thing for him and the Lakers.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bonds hits 748th homer, trails Aaron by seven
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070618/sp_nm/baseball_bonds_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20070618/2007_06_17t183249_385x450_us_baseball_bonds.jpg?x=111&y=130&sig=IfL0Z61Vy1hIGl_0xNr.Vw--" align="left" height="130" width="111" alt="San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signals into the Boston Red Sox dugout after being walked against the Red Sox during the seventh inning of their MLB interleague baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts June 17, 2007. (Adam Hunger/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds
hit his 748th career home run to move within seven of tying
all-time leader Hank Aaron on Sunday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Jones lifts Galaxy over Real Salt Lake
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_mls_real_salt_lake_galaxy"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070618/capt.1ebff5c29c1f46a49cf526710155aa52.mls_real_salt_lake_galaxy_soccer_cagr107.jpg?x=89&y=130&sig=ihMHw_t8x4cC60eWivz3_w--" align="left" height="130" width="89" alt="Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Cobi Jones, left and Real Salt Lake's Jean-Martial Kipre, right, of France, collide while going up for a header during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, June 17, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)" border="0" /></a>AP - Cobi Jones scored in the 65th minute to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 3-2 on Sunday night. Edson Buddle and Nate Jaqua also scored for the Galaxy (2-4-3), which snapped a five-game winless streak.</p><br clear="all"/>
Nashville hoping Predators stay in town
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070616/ap_on_sp_ho_ne/hkn_save_the_predators"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070615/capt.c0e1d3e7a264430facd6d83b27e7d0ad.save_the_predators_hockey_ny152.jpg?x=130&y=115&sig=IjoWOwwGR15Ieqo1ud57Og--" align="left" height="115" width="130" alt="Nashville Predators center Peter Forsberg, left, of Sweden, celebrates his empty-net goal with defenseman Greg Zanon, center, as fans and center David Legwand celebrate the Predators; final goal, in the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game against the San Jose Sharks in Nashville, Tenn.,in this April 13, 2007 file photo. Nashville won 5-2. (AP Photo/Neil Brake)" border="0" /></a>AP - Nashville Predators' fans are fighting back to hold onto their beloved team. The threat of relocation has hung over the Predators since Craig Leipold announced May 24 he was selling to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie.</p><br clear="all"/>
Packers LB Barnett arrested for battery (AP)
Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett was arrested early Sunday after a disturbance at a nightclub. Police said in a statement that Barnett was taken into custody for battery after allegedly being involved in a physical altercation about 2 a.m. at the Wet. He was taken to Outagamie County Jail in Appleton and released within an hour after posting a $500 cash bond.
Favre shut down with sore shoulder (AP)
Brett Favre was held out of the Green Bay Packers' practices Wednesday and Thursday because of a sore right shoulder. "I probably could practice, but it really don't make a lot of sense to go out and make it any worse," Favre said. "I think it's probably just tendinitis or something like that." Coach Mike McCarthy said the medical staff doesn't consider the injury serious.
'Skins' Landry takes paintball to groin (AP)
A paintball shot in the groin left rookie LaRon Landry unable to practice when the Washington Redskins opened their minicamp Friday. The No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft was injured during a team-building outing Wednesday, when coach Joe Gibbs allowed the players to leave early at the end of the voluntary spring workouts.
Union complaints end Raiders' training (AP)
The Oakland Raiders canceled the final week of their offseason training program Friday after complaints from the NFL players' union about the intensity of the practices. In a brief statement, coach Lane Kiffin said the players' union believes the Raiders' offseason program violated league rules on practice standards.
Jets do some 'bonding' with military (AP)
Eric Mangini is big on togetherness. So the New York Jets' second-year coach called off practice Saturday to join forces with the military. A day after a group of soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., visited minicamp -- and even participated in some drills during the afternoon session -- Mangini canceled the final minicamp workout to do some "off-site team building that incorporates the military." While...
Vikes CB Winfield to participate in OTAs (AP)
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield has decided to join the team for the last two offseason practices. All it took, apparently, was a few quality conversations with coach Brad Childress. Winfield showed up for Minnesota's mandatory minicamp two weeks ago, but until now has declined to participate in the series of late-spring noncontact workouts known around the league as organized team...
Saints cut WR-KR Lewis, DE Whitehead (AP)
The New Orleans Saints cut Michael Lewis and Willie Whitehead on Friday, parting ways with two players who made the team as undrafted free agents. Lewis, a wide receiver and kick returner, was known as "Beer Man" because he drove a beer truck before getting a tryout with his hometown team and making the roster in 2001 at age 29.
Kobe implies again he wants to be traded (AP)
Kobe Bryant implied again that he wants to be traded, writing on his Web site that "the Lakers and me just have two different visions for the future." The statement posted Sunday on kb24.com was the latest in a recent series of sometimes inconsistent comments from Bryant about whether he wants to remain in Los Angeles.
Spurs celebrate fourth title with parade (AP)
The San Antonio Spurs' black and silver was joined by another color Sunday -- the gold of the team's fourth championship trophy in nine seasons. Lining the banks of San Antonio's famed River Walk, tens of thousands of fans decked out in the Spurs' colors waited in the oppressive heat to catch a glimpse of their favorite players and congratulate the team.
Spurs may be NBA's forgotten dynasty (AP)
Exiting the arena with the NBA finals MVP trophy in one arm and his actress fiancee on the other, Tony Parker looked like someone who should be a megastar in America. But Parker plays for the San Antonio Spurs, a champion everywhere but in the TV ratings. The Spurs were too good for Cleveland, but still considered too boring to be appreciated.
James, Cavs swept aside in first finals (AP)
The joyous ending, the one where confetti flies, champagne flows and floats parade through downtown streets -- the finish Cleveland fans have waited more than 40 years to witness -- will take place elsewhere. It always does. A championship trophy was finally handed out in this title-famished town, and the winners took it home -- with their broom.
New Sonics GM Presti looking for coach (AP)
The man who discovered Tony Parker couldn't find the time to watch much of the San Antonio star's breakout NBA finals. Sam Presti, the SuperSonics' general manager since late last week, has been immersed in finding a coach before the June 28 draft and in assessing his team. So immersed, the 30-year-old who spent the last seven years as a Spurs intern, scout and assistant GM didn't even look up to...
Pistons trade G Delfino to Raptors (AP)
The Detroit Pistons traded guard Carlos Delfino to the Toronto Raptors on Friday for second-round draft picks in 2009 and 2010. "We appreciate everything Carlos did for us while he was here and we wish him all the best with Toronto," Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said. Delfino, from Argentina, was drafted 25th overall by Detroit in 2003, and averaged 4.4 points, 2.4 rebounds...
50 Cent won't testify at Iverson's trial (AP)
Rapper 50 Cent will not have to testify at NBA star Allen Iverson's assault trial this month, a federal judge ruled Friday. The lawsuit stems from a fight between members of Iverson's security detail and patrons at a downtown Washington bar in 2005. Two customers sued, accusing Iverson of hitting one of them with a bottle and charging the entourage with assault, conspiracy and other charges.
Reports: Senators fire GM Muckler (AP)
John Muckler was keeping quiet Sunday amid reports he'd been fired as the Ottawa Senators' general manager. "I cannot talk at this time," Muckler said when reached by The Canadian Press. A Senators spokesman also refused to comment. Sun Media reported Saturday night that the 73-year-old Muckler had been fired, with an announcement of his departure expected as early as Sunday.
Blackhawks acquire Samsonov from Habs (AP)
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired left wing Sergei Samsonov from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Jassen Cullimore and left wing Tony Salmelainen. Samsonov appeared in 63 games for the Canadiens last season, recording nine goals and 17 assists. The 28-year-old Samsonov is a veteran of nine NHL seasons, having also played for Boston and Edmonton.
Bruins coach Lewis out after one season (AP)
The rebuilding Boston Bruins flirted with making the playoffs last season before they collapsed in the final 12 games. That inconsistency helped bring an end to Dave Lewis' tenure as Boston's coach after just one season. General manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday that Lewis will be reassigned to another position in the organization.
Fans fighting to hold on to Predators (AP)
Nashville Predators' fans are fighting back to hold onto their beloved team. The threat of relocation has hung over the Predators since Craig Leipold announced May 24 he was selling to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie. The co-CEO of Blackberry makers Research in Motion Ltd. told NHL commissioner Gary Bettman he didn't intend to move the team but now is taking season-ticket deposits in Hamilton,...
Former NHL coach Burns leads cancer walk (AP)
Former NHL coach Pat Burns led marchers from the top of Mount Royal on Saturday to raise awareness about prostate cancer. "We've been working on this a little bit to try to get some men to understand that they've got to put the machoism aside," Burns said. "Being a cancer patient myself, I know how important it is.
Canadiens sign F Higgins, D Komisarek (AP)
The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Christopher Higgins and defenseman Mike Komisarek to $3.4 million, two-year contracts on Friday. The two Long Island natives will each earn $1.5 million next season and $1.9 million the year after. The 24-year-old Higgins and 25-year-old Komisarek are both former first-round draft picks by the Canadiens who have become key components of the team.
New Blue Jackets GM offers fans hope (AP)
The Columbus Blue Jackets' new general manager says he wants to give hope to fans who have witnessed nothing but losing during the team's six NHL seasons. "Every fan wants hope and that's what we're going to provide them," said Scott Howson, who was introduced Friday as the club's new GM. "I think we're headed in the right direction." Howson believes most of the pieces are in place for making the...
Edwards snaps 52-race winless streak with Michigan victory (AP)
Carl Edwards won four races in his first full season, finishing an impressive third in the Nextel Cup standings.
Truex continues to come on strong (PA SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin PA SportsTicker Contributing Editor
Edwards captures first Nextel Cup victory of season at Michigan (PA SportsTicker)
Waltrip scores best finish of season (AP)
Michael Waltrip spent most of this week as a car owner, making a pair of big picture decisions aimed to help his struggling team.
NASCAR files $100 million counter suit against AT&T (PA SportsTicker)
By Bruce Martin PA SportsTicker Contributing Editor
NASCAR sues AT&T for $100 million over sponsorship agreement (AP)
Formula One: Smooth Hamilton clinches American dream (AFP)
Formula One: Hamilton wins U.S Grand Prix (AFP)
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix here on Sunday.