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NEWS FROM 2007-06-20
Kings choose Theus as next coach
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_kings_theus"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070620/capt.4b26d1a7736a493ba1ef7f41f3d3b1cf.kings_theus_basketball_fx108.jpg?x=85&y=130&sig=tIgu9Xd5AFSkoqxquKWfug--" align="left" height="130" width="85" alt="New Mexico State coach Reggie Theus cuts down the net in this file photo after his team defeated Utah State in the Western Athletic men's basketball tournament championship game Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M. The Sacramento Kings have agreed in principle to hire Theus as head coach, a team spokesman said Tuesday, June 19, 2007. (AP Photo/David G Pierre)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Sacramento Kings reached an agreement in principle Tuesday with Reggie Theus to become their new coach, ending a meandering two-month search for Eric Musselman's replacement.</p><br clear="all"/>
Beckett gets 10th win as Red Sox triumph
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_red_sox_braves"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070620/capt.eca8dbf4e0564d2fa135113f81223775.red_sox_braves_baseball_gags101.jpg?x=130&y=109&sig=0mAkQwN_krIMCTaI8jwQ_w--" align="left" height="109" width="130" alt="Boston Red Sox starter Josh Beckett delivers to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a Major League Baseball game, Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith)" border="0" /></a>AP - Josh Beckett nearly fell behind on the second hitter he faced. After that, he settled down to become baseball's second 10-game winner. Beckett pitched six scoreless innings before heavy rains ended his night and even chipped in at the plate with a run-scoring double, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Tuesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Sosa can't get 600 and Cubs top Texas
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_cubs_rangers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070620/capt.124831a293004822906704312c8a5138.cubs_rangers_baseball_arl111.jpg?x=114&y=130&sig=1JVmkeJCaNDJsq22_VIs8A--" align="left" height="130" width="114" alt="Texas Rangers' Sammy Sosa walks back to the dugout after popping up to center off Chicago Cubs pitcher Bob Howry in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday June 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)" border="0" /></a>AP - Sammy Sosa swung and missed in his chance to make history in his first game against the Chicago Cubs. Sosa, trying to become the fifth player with 600 career home runs, was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Texas Rangers' 5-4 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday night. Sosa hit 545 homers with the Cubs from 1992-2004, when he was the 1998 NL MVP and a seven-time All-Star.</p><br clear="all"/>
Howard loves the Jake as Phillies win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbo_phillies_indians"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070620/capt.364aeb101caa4fb796a1910c06f8d73b.phillies_indians_baseball_ohmd102.jpg?x=93&y=130&sig=6l1guKe6jFBdtt9Of0H3Yw--" align="left" height="130" width="93" alt="Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard and Cleveland Indians catcher Victor Martinez, left, watch Howard's solo home run off Indians pitcher Jason Stanford in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)" border="0" /></a>AP - Ryan Howard enjoys hitting at Jacobs Field. Howard hit a 451-foot homer and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cleveland Indians 9-6 Tuesday night and helping Kyle Kendrick to his first major league victory.</p><br clear="all"/>
NFL to blow whistle on concussions
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_nfl_concussions"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070619/capt.7586c9e6608a402babd3e2db560669a1.nfl_concussions_football_ny160.jpg?x=130&y=96&sig=6BHoQLURTRuqajRhcCxsfg--" align="left" height="96" width="130" alt="NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions at the end of the NFL owners' meeting in this May 22, 2007 file photo in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL's whistle-blower system of protecting players from being pressured to take the field with a concussion will begin when training camps open next month. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)" border="0" /></a>AP - Troy Vincent recalls going back to the huddle and forgetting to look at the sideline for the play, even though it was his job to relay the signal. He mentions the days after one concussion when he couldn't remember phone numbers and kept thinking his car was running. When he sees clips of himself knocked unconscious, he cringes.</p><br clear="all"/>
Dolphins rationalize lost home game
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070619/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_dolphins_london"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070619/capt.9e8406f61d39454db36d88990560906a.britain__lkw106.jpg?x=130&y=93&sig=u0m1OsSD51RXWJXNwD5ZaQ--" align="left" height="93" width="130" alt="A portrait of Cam Cameron, head coach of the Miami Dolphins, an American Football team, during an interview at a London hotel, Tuesday June 19, 2007. Representatives from the Miami Dolphins are in London, England to promote their NFL game against the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium in London in October 2007. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Miami Dolphins' decision to play in Europe this season cost them one of their eight home games. That's not a problem for Cam Cameron.</p><br clear="all"/>
Amateur video shows NBA star Kobe in different light
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070620/sp_afp/basketnbabryantlakers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070620/capt.sge.ozc21.200607013612.photo00.photo.default-339x512.jpg?x=86&y=130&sig=ctOVlkye0eFGmFHl3.oiOw--" align="left" height="130" width="86" alt="Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA game, 29 April 2007, in Los Angeles. An amateur video of Kobe badmouthing the LA Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and teammate Andrew Bynum is being made available to internet users on a pay-per-view basis.(AFP/GettyImages/File/Lisa Blumenfeld)" border="0" /></a>AFP - A amateur video of Kobe Bryant badmouthing the Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and teammate Andrew Bynum is being made available to internet users on a pay-per-view basis.</p><br clear="all"/>
Sheets blankets Giants as Brewers win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_giants_brewers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070620/capt.80962102ee5b46cb8b5901622d787f38.giants_brewers_baseball_wimg104.jpg?x=130&y=122&sig=k0NuG8qUENwZ.EsltV.gGg--" align="left" height="122" width="130" alt="Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Ryan Braun can't come up with a foul ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)" border="0" /></a>AP - Ben Sheets threw 81 of his 118 pitches for strikes. Against Barry Bonds, Sheets felt he should have had a few more called. Sheets allowed six hits in his 13th career complete game and the Brewers took advantage of rookie Tim Lincecum's wildness in a 6-2 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday night that extended the Giants' losing streak to six.</p><br clear="all"/>
Injury slows Beckham as he heads to L.A.
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_extra_time"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070617/capt.f8210e6058fd46279b4a70dff4b4f47d.spain_soccer_fb814.jpg?x=85&y=130&sig=_DSuR4mVOz28FbYo4SNaLw--" align="left" height="130" width="85" alt="Real Madrid player David Beckham waves goodbye to his fans after the Spanish League soccer match against Mallorca in Madrid, Sunday, June 17, 2007. Beckham is leaving Real Madrid to join Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy. Real Madrid won their 30th Spanish League title.(AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)" border="0" /></a>AP - After winning a Spanish League title for the first time, David Beckham hobbles toward Major League Soccer hoping to bring similar success to the Los Angeles Galaxy. Someone should tell him it won't be that easy.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bruins narrow search to replace coach
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070618/ap_on_sp_ho_ne/hkn_bruins_coach"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070618/capt.7670a4521e6049588fbaee43048264b5.bruins_coach_hockey_masr102.jpg?x=130&y=100&sig=L2uU1udR2Hlh6NURHwt1rQ--" align="left" height="100" width="130" alt="Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli and Bruins Executive Vice President Charlie Jacobs face reporters during a news conference, in Boston, Monday, June 18, 2007. Chiarelli said Monday that the search for a new coach for the Bruins hockey team has been narrowed to four people, one of whom is a leading candidate. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Boston Bruins have targeted their top choice to be the next coach. It's a tenuous position, one that no one has held for more than three seasons in the past 30 years. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli hopes to name a successor to Dave Lewis — fired after just one season — before Friday's draft in Columbus.</p><br clear="all"/>
Nike refuses to dump Vick (AP)
Nike has no plans to dump Michael Vick from its roster of celebrity athletes, turning aside a request from the national Humane Society to cut ties with the Atlanta Falcons quarterback over alleged ties to dogfighting. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, on Tuesday released a letter that he sent to the apparel giant.
Police want to ask Pacman about shooting (AP)
Suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones was being sought by police for questioning about a shooting early Monday involving members of his entourage after a fight at an Atlanta strip club. The Tennessee Titans cornerback is currently on suspension following a melee and shooting at a Las Vegas strip club.
NFL blows whistle on concussions at camp (AP)
Troy Vincent recalls going back to the huddle and forgetting to look at the sideline for the play, even though it was his job to relay the signal. He mentions the days after one concussion when he couldn't remember phone numbers and kept thinking his car was running. When he sees clips of himself knocked unconscious, he cringes.
Garcia takes early lead for Bucs QB (AP)
It's only June, but the competition for Tampa Bay's starting quarterback job is turning into a one-man race. Veteran Jeff Garcia, signed as a free agent in March, has quickly established himself as the frontrunner in coach Jon Gruden's plans, leaving younger hopefuls Chris Simms and Bruce Gradkowski to try for No.
LB Arrington hurt in motorcycle crash (AP)
Former Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington was hospitalized Monday with serious but not life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed on a highway ramp. Arrington lost control and hit a guardrail, Maryland State Police Sgt. Russell Newell said. He said police did not know how fast Arrington was traveling.
Wilson 10th Bengal arrested in 14 months (AP)
Running back Quincy Wilson was charged with disorderly conduct for failing to disperse after a weekend wedding party, making him the 10th Cincinnati Bengals player arrested in the past 14 months. The former West Virginia star was with a wedding party celebrating outside a downtown bar around 3 a.m. Sunday when he and 13 others refused a police request to leave, assistant prosecuting attorney Lora...
Titans bring in Brown to help push White (AP)
For at least one day, LenDale White sounded as if he had finally gotten the message the Tennessee Titans have been trying to send the running back since he dropped to them in the 2006 draft. "You've just got to take care of your body. You've go to do everything right. You've got to come back in camp and be in shape and you know, just ready to play football at all times.
Kings choose Theus as next coach (AP)
The Sacramento Kings reached an agreement in principle Tuesday with Reggie Theus to become their new coach, ending a meandering two-month search for Eric Musselman's replacement. Kings spokesman Troy Hanson said the club plans to introduce Theus, the New Mexico State coach and a former Kings player, at a news conference Wednesday.
Amateur video shows Kobe ripping Lakers (AP)
Intentional or not, Kobe Bryant seems to be doing everything he can to pressure the Los Angeles Lakers into trading him. So far, it doesn't appear to be working. The latest twist in the Bryant saga involves an amateur video of the nine-time All-Star denouncing general manager Mitch Kupchak and teammate Andrew Bynum.
Kirilenko likely to stay with Jazz (AP)
Despite complaints about his playing time and even tears during the playoffs, Andrei Kirilenko likely will remain with the Utah Jazz. "We're going to keep him, as far as I'm concerned," coach Jerry Sloan said Monday. "We're not looking. I don't like to trade people," he said. "But we've got to do what's best for the franchise, always." Kirilenko, Utah's top draft pick in 1999 and its highest-paid...
Vin Baker charged with drunken driving (AP)
Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker, whose 14-year career was marred by bouts of depression and alcoholism, was charged early Tuesday with drunken driving after leaving a casino. The 35-year-old Baker was spotted driving erratically after leaving Foxwoods Resort Casino, according to a state police report. He failed a sobriety test and was charged with driving while impaired.
Spurs hire Lindsey as VP, assistant GM (AP)
The San Antonio Spurs hired Dennis Lindsey of the Houston Rockets on Tuesday as their vice president and assistant general manager. Lindsey replaces Sam Presti, who earlier this month left to become general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics. The Spurs won their fourth NBA championship in nine seasons last week by sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Lakers owner Buss faces two DUI counts (AP)
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is facing two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence in connection with his arrest last month. The 74-year-old was taken into custody May 29 after he drove his gold Mercedes-Benz station wagon the wrong way on a street in an unincorporated section of Carlsbad that has double yellow lines, the California Highway Patrol said.
Nuggets F Nene returns to Brazil's team (AP)
Denver Nuggets forward Nene said Tuesday he will end a four-year absence and rejoin Brazil's national team for this summer's Olympic qualifier. "I talked a lot with my family and my team, and I realized that it was time to come back," Nene said in a statement distributed by his public relations manager, Samy Vaisman.
Reports: Bruins to name Julien coach (AP)
The Boston Bruins remained silent on Tuesday about a new coach amid reports that they had settled on former New Jersey Devils coach Claude Julien to replace Dave Lewis. General manager Peter Chiarelli has decided on Julien, according to Canadian sports network TSN. Chiarelli did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment, and Bruins spokesman Matt Chmura said the team had nothing to announce.
Rebuilding Flyers get Timonen, Hartnell (AP)
Kimmo Timonen had the same question for Flyers management as all their fans who suffered through the most miserable season in the franchise's 40-year history. "Can the Flyers rebuild really fast?" he asked general manager Paul Holmgren. Timonen must have liked the answer. Timonen and forward Scott Hartnell agreed to give up a shot at free agency to accept a trade from Nashville to Philadelphia,...
Senators fire GM Muckler, promote Murray (AP)
Less than two weeks after losing in the Stanley Cup final, the Ottawa Senators fired general manager John Muckler and promoted coach Bryan Murray to replace him Monday. Murray's coaching contract was set to expire June 30 and owner Eugene Melnyk said the timing was right for a move. "He has shown what he can do as a general manager," Melnyk said.
Bruins narrow coaching search to four (AP)
The Boston Bruins have targeted their top choice to be the next coach. It's a tenuous position, one that no one has held for more than three seasons in the past 30 years. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli hopes to name a successor to Dave Lewis -- fired after just one season -- before Friday's draft in Columbus.
Assault charge dropped against Boogaard (AP)
An assault charge against Minnesota Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard was dropped Monday when new details cast doubt on the case. "Late last week we received some additional information that caused us to make some more inquiries," said James Fitzgerald, a Crown prosecutor. "When I spoke to the complainant we came to the decision that we simply didn't have a reasonable likelihood of conviction."...
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.
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.
Tryson takes over as Kurt Busch's crew chief (AP)
Pat Tryson was named crew chief for Kurt Busch on Tuesday, and will be calling the shots this weekend at Infineon Raceway.
Montoya goes road racing; Analyzes Hamilton's success (AP)
It won't be hard for Juan Pablo Montoya to improve on last week's result at Michigan -- all he has to do is avoid finishing last.
Ecclestone says US F1 fate in George's hands (AFP)
AT&T announces 3-year extension with RCR (AP)
Bounced out at Hendrick, Busch has bright future ahead (AP)
For a kid who just lost his job, Kyle Busch is certainly on top of the NASCAR world.
Deadline looms for future of F1 at Indy (AFP)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George is hopeful the US Grand Prix would remain on the Formula One schedule and on his famed track following talks with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
Burton agrees to contract extension with RCR (PA SportsTicker)
Jeff Burton on Monday agreed to terms with Richard Childress Racing on a long-term contract extension.