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NEWS FROM 2007-07-18
Vick indicted for sponsoring dogfighting
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070718/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_falcons_vick_indictment"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070717/capt.47ce653bac174212809626a418436b0d.vick_indictment_football_ny161.jpg?x=79&y=130&sig=GOv9_NQYc3lXY09awfPYPA--" align="left" height="130" width="79" alt="This 2006 file photo released by the NFL shows Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. A federal grand jury in Virginia indicted Vick on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, in its investigation of illegal dog fighting. (AP Photo/NFL)" border="0" /></a>AP - NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.</p><br clear="all"/>
Mets clobber Padres 7-0
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070718/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_mets_padres"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070718/capt.83bf306d897d4054b943290f577e4f7b.mets_padres_baseball_cali101.jpg?x=116&y=130&sig=_WqLr214fGHOftCGPFz8ZQ--" align="left" height="130" width="116" alt="New York Mets starter Orlando Hernandez pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres in their baseball game in San Diego, Tuesday, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)" border="0" /></a>AP - Orlando Hernandez outpitched All-Star Jake Peavy and outscored San Diego all by himself in leading the New York Mets to a 7-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Cano rallies Yanks past Jays in the 10th
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070718/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_blue_jays_yankees"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070718/capt.18835a9e70ce4f83a9e7652c58b0335d.blue_jays_yankees_baseball_nyy116.jpg?x=130&y=108&sig=JPwfZp3J4fbX.47yaIJ4Aw--" align="left" height="108" width="130" alt="New York Yankees' Melky Cabrera, left, and Robinson Cano celebrate Cano's 10th inning game-winning RBI single that drove in Alex Rodriguez to lift the Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)" border="0" /></a>AP - Robinson Cano singled home the winning run in the 10th inning after Toronto closer Jeremy Accardo balked home the tying run in a wild ninth, and the New York Yankees rallied past the Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Nunez stifles BoSox in 1st career start
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070718/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_royals_red_sox"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070718/capt.af0a7ed175724a1598a79f06ca12eea9.correction_royals_red_sox_baseball_maea104.jpg?x=130&y=96&sig=AI6xOwz7VJTowdK1eUo.Bw--" align="left" height="96" width="130" alt="Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Leo Nunez delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of their baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Tuesday, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)" border="0" /></a>AP - Leo Nunez took a shutout into the fifth inning in his first career start, outpitching 15-year veteran Tim Wakefield on Tuesday night to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3.</p><br clear="all"/>
Dolphins release QB Daunte Culpepper
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070718/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_dolphins_culpepper"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070717/capt.nyol57607172032.dolphins_culpepper_nyol576.jpg?x=130&y=94&sig=xgengSi_eeawiTutFVbodA--" align="left" height="94" width="130" alt="Miami Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper (8) watches as other quarterbacks run practice drills during the first day of football mini-camp in this June 8, 2007 file photo in Davie, Fla. The released Culpepper on Tuesday, ending the former Pro Bowler's short stint in South Florida and wrapping up what became a contentious split between the player and the team. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)" border="0" /></a>AP - Daunte Culpepper finally has what he asked the Miami Dolphins for weeks ago — a chance to start over with a new team.</p><br clear="all"/>
Agent: Pacman hopes to take part in camp
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070717/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_titans_pacman"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070717/capt.nyol57807172121.titans_jones_nyol578.jpg?x=130&y=106&sig=.S4nmsSr1avzjuNtq_ZjLQ--" align="left" height="106" width="130" alt="Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones, right, sits with his attorney, Worrick Robinson, as Jones appears in General Sessions Court in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in this July 5, 2007 file photo. Jones is hoping his suspension doesn't keep him out of training camp or preseason games, his agent said Tuesday. Agent Michael Huyghue said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell never ruled out training camp or preseason games when he suspended the cornerback for the 2007 season for his off-field conduct. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)" border="0" /></a>AP - Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is hoping his suspension doesn't keep him out of training camp or preseason games, his agent said Tuesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Report: Yi won't sign with Bucks
AP - Yi Jianlian has no plans to play for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Orioles defeat Mariners 8-3
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070718/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_orioles_mariners"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070718/capt.e5fe9459307744588b149a170923511a.orioles_mariners_baseball_waet101.jpg?x=114&y=130&sig=cnJuCS8bmuROseJsq.AozQ--" align="left" height="130" width="114" alt="Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 17, 2007, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings, and Jay Gibbons' three-run homer gave Baltimore the lead for good in the Orioles' 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Beckham limited in 1st Galaxy practice
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070717/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_mls_galaxy_beckham"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070716/capt.ece2668c259c4f7a952d7600517d57d3.mls_galaxy_beckham_soccer_hdc204.jpg?x=109&y=130&sig=05XIXcQuF32tIMC5fHN38g--" align="left" height="130" width="109" alt="Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham sits on a ball as he practices as the newest member of the MLS soccer team, Monday, July 16, 2007, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)" border="0" /></a>AP - David Beckham was limited to some stretching and kicking drills because of a lingering ankle injury in his first practice Monday since joining the Los Angeles Galaxy.</p><br clear="all"/>
Penguins' Therrien gets 1-year extension
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070716/ap_on_sp_ho_ne/hkn_penguins_therrien"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070716/capt.ebb19a8e520f424ab17655d7b46dfc8c.penguins_therrien_hockey_ny158.jpg?x=82&y=130&sig=_2A0tRI1oXneSrxlAh83AA--" align="left" height="130" width="82" alt="This 2005-06 season handout provided by the NHL shows Pittsburgh Penguins coach Michel Therrien. The Pittsburgh Penguins, on Monday July 16, 2007, gave coach Michel Therrien a one-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season after guiding the team to the playoffs for the first time in six years. (AP Photo/NHL, HO)" border="0" /></a>AP - The Pittsburgh Penguins gave coach Michel Therrien a one-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season after guiding the team to the playoffs for the first time in six years.</p><br clear="all"/>
Vick indicted on dogfighting charges (AP)
NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state...
Dolphins release QB Culpepper (AP)
Daunte Culpepper finally has what he asked the Miami Dolphins for weeks ago -- a chance to start over with a new team. Miami released the former Pro Bowl quarterback Tuesday, wrapping up a contentious split between player and team. The move came one day before a breach-of-contract grievance filed by the NFL Players Association on Culpepper's behalf against the Dolphins was scheduled to be heard,...
Pacman hopes to take part in Titans camp (AP)
Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is hoping his suspension doesn't keep him out of training camp or preseason games, his agent said Tuesday. Agent Michael Huyghue said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell never ruled out training camp or preseason games when he suspended the cornerback for the 2007 season for his off-field conduct.
Patriots sign Troy Brown for 15th season (AP)
Troy Brown signed with the New England Patriots for a 15th season Tuesday, giving the wide receiver a chance to increase his team record of 557 catches. Brown, 36, has spent his entire career with the Patriots since being drafted in the eighth round out of Marshall in 1993. He did not attend last month's minicamp where another former Marshall receiver, Randy Moss, worked out with his new team after...
Vikes expect to have Peterson in camp (AP)
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress has frequently expressed confidence that his team's offense will be better this season, stressing the benefit of increased familiarity with the system, the terminology, and each other. Oh, and Adrian Peterson will probably help a little bit, too. The seventh overall draft pick and explosive running back from Oklahoma was chosen to inject some life into an...
Pats, CB Samuel fail to reach agreement (AP)
Cornerback Asante Samuel and the New England Patriots failed to agree on a multiyear contract Monday, setting the stage for a possible holdout. Samuel, coming off the best of his four seasons, can only play for the $7.79 million tender offer the Patriots made when they designated him as their franchise player.
Lions re-sign franchise player Redding (AP)
The Detroit Lions re-signed defensive tackle Cory Redding to a multiyear deal on Monday. The team put the franchise tag on Redding in February, preventing him from becoming an unrestricted free agent. Redding emerged as a dominant player for the Lions last year when defensive tackle Shaun Rogers was out of the lineup.
Report: Yi won't sign with Bucks (AP)
Yi Jianlian has no plans to play for the Milwaukee Bucks. Chen Haitao, owner of the Guangdong Tigers -- Yi's former team -- said the 6-foot-11 power forward will "definitely not" sign with Milwaukee and could be headed back to the Chinese Basketball Association. "If the Bucks insist, Yi will go back to the CBA," Chen told the Chinese-language Beijing News on Tuesday.
Kobe among 17 expected at US minicamp (AP)
Kobe Bryant headlines the list of 17 players who are expected to report for U.S. national team minicamp this weekend in Las Vegas. The three-day camp on the campus of UNLV will be used to select the finalists for next month's FIBA Americas tournament, the regional qualifier for the 2008 Olympics. The roster must be trimmed to 12 players before the tournament starts on Aug.
Wade may miss start of training camp (AP)
A couple hundred people were crowded around Dwyane Wade on Monday, watching the standout Miami Heat guard take a ceremonial 16-footer to officially open a refurbished basketball court at a city park. It'll be a while before Heat fans see him attempt another shot. Although Wade said his rehabilitation from knee and shoulder operations is going well, the 2006 NBA finals MVP may not be ready to play...
Players give food, shoes on Kenya trip (AP)
Ron Artest called it the worst place he'd ever seen. Maurice Evans emptied his pockets to buy shoes for kids who were walking barefoot over the filthy ground. The NBA players, in Kenya to help feed children, quickly realized food wasn't all that was needed. Electricity, heat and drinking water -- necessities rather than luxuries in most parts of the world -- were also missing.
2002 Spurs pick Scola signs with Rockets (AP)
Five years after being drafted, Luis Scola has finally signed an NBA contract. Scola, chosen by San Antonio in the 2002 draft but never played for the Spurs, was introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. The Spurs held his rights since 2002 while he continued to play for Tau Ceramica of the Euroleague.
Warriors re-sign G Azubuike (AP)
The Golden State Warriors re-signed guard Kelenna Azubuike on Tuesday. Azubuike played in 41 games with Golden State as a rookie last season, starting nine times while averaging 7.1 points and 2.3 rebounds. The Warriors picked up the former Kentucky player in January from the NBA Development League, which he led with 26 points per game at the time of his callup.
Mourning coming back for final season (AP)
Alonzo Mourning is coming back, one more time. Ending nearly three months of suspense about his future, the Miami Heat center said Sunday night at his annual Zo's Summer Groove charity game that he'll play again next season -- a choice he kept secret to the end, insisting he was still deciding just hours before the actual announcement.
Carolina re-acquires Cullen from Rangers (AP)
The Carolina Hurricanes apparently figured that no one can replace Matt Cullen in their lineup quite like, well, Matt Cullen. After spending last season looking for someone to fill the position Cullen made his own during their Stanley Cup title run, the Hurricanes reacquired him from the New York Rangers on Tuesday for defenseman Andrew Hutchinson, a prospect and a draft pick.
Sens deal Schaefer to Bruins for Donovan (AP)
The Boston Bruins acquired left wing Peter Schaefer on Tuesday from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for right wing Shean Donovan. Schaefer spent three seasons with Ottawa, the 2007 Eastern Conference champions. Last season he played in 77 games, scoring 12 goals and adding 34 assists. Schaefer has played in 493 career games with Ottawa and Vancouver, tallying 89 goals and 144 assists.
Pens sign Therrien to 1-year extension (AP)
The Pittsburgh Penguins gave coach Michel Therrien a one-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season after guiding the team to the playoffs for the first time in six years. The Penguins finished second in the Atlantic Division, two points behind the New Jersey Devils. Therrien, whose current deal was to expire after the upcoming season, led the team to a 47-24-11 record last season.
Preds re-sign Hordichuk, Klein, Zanon (AP)
The Nashville Predators re-signed forward Darcy Hordichuk and defenseman Kevin Klein to one-year deals Monday, and agreed with defenseman Greg Zanon on a two-year pact. Zanon, 27, had career highs last season with three goals and five assists in 66 games, and he led the NHL in blocked shots with 189 and hits with 91.
Capitals re-sign D Eminger, C Sutherby (AP)
Defenseman Steve Eminger and center Brian Sutherby re-signed Tuesday with the Washington Capitals, who also added free agent center Jason Morgan. Eminger had one goal and 16 assists last season, his fourth with the Capitals. He has six goals and 35 assists in 192 career NHL games since being the 12th overall pick in the 2002 draft.
Wild re-sign D Foster to 1-year deal (AP)
The Minnesota Wild re-signed hard-shooting defenseman Kurtis Foster to a one-year, $1.025 million contract on Tuesday, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing. The 25-year-old Foster had three goals and 20 assists in 57 games for the Wild last season, tying a franchise record with 13 power-play assists.
Isles re-sign D Campoli to 3-year deal (AP)
The New York Islanders signed defenseman Chris Campoli to a three-year deal on Monday worth $1.9 million. The 23-year-old Campoli has 10 goals and 38 assists in 131 career NHL games, all with the Islanders. He was chosen in the seventh round of the 2004 draft. "Signing Chris Campoli to a long-term contract was a priority of ours this offseason," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said in a...
Marlin, Nemechek out at Ginn Racing (AP)
Ginn Racing replaced Sterling Marlin in its No. 14 Chevrolet with 23-year-old rookie Regan Smith on Tuesday, and released veteran Joe Nemechek.
So let's root, root, root for ... Montoya? (AP)
Juan Pablo Montoya has one hand on the steering wheel as he speaks rapid-fire Spanish into his cell phone, taking a brief break from the bump-drafting demonstration he's conducting down the middle of Michigan Avenue.
Hamlin stands up to Stewart as team rivalry brews (AP)
When Denny Hamlin refused to quietly take teammate Tony Stewart's criticism, it marked a rare occasion of a young driver not rolling over for the two-time NASCAR champion.
Stewart breaks winless streak at Chicagoland (AP)
Yes, Tony Stewart has been known to freak out from time to time. But his recent winless streak wasn't one of those times.
Gibbs straightens out Stewart and Hamlin situation (PA SportsTicker)
JOLIET, Illinois (Ticker) - Any successful coach in the NFL has to know how to inspire his team and step in when teammates are at odds.
Stewart ends drought with win at Chicagoland (PA SportsTicker)
Johnson sore, but hard hit could have been worse (AP)
Had Jimmie Johnson's accident at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday happened a few years ago, he might have walked away with more than a sore elbow.