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NEWS FROM 2007-08-13
Tiger wins PGA, is now 5 shy of Nicklaus
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070813/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_pga_championship"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070813/capt.2ab96a59db0c44b288ba28ad09370997.pga_championship_golf_pga183.jpg?x=130&y=65&sig=ApgnpvSWwdosfuCCYex2sQ--" align="left" height="65" width="130" alt="Tiger Woods sits next to the Wanamaker Trophy during a press conference following his win at the 89th PGA Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Woods won his 13th major tournament with an 8-under-par. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)" border="0" /></a>AP - A season of first-time major winners ended with a familiar champion — Tiger Woods, who seems to win them all.</p><br clear="all"/>
Pacman makes wrestling debut
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070813/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_pacman_wrestling"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070813/capt.4096e159c35440cc9c75dae069d145c0.pacman_wrestling_football_fljr104.jpg?x=76&y=130&sig=4zdAx3MgkJTX8NvJLo2UPg--" align="left" height="130" width="76" alt="Adam 'Pacman' Jones in his pro wrestling debut came out to the center ring but because of his NFL contract he was not allowed to wrestle in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007.(AP Photo/John Raoux)" border="0" /></a>AP - Adam "Pacman" Jones ended up surrounded by police Sunday night. This time they were actors trying to help the suspended cornerback, though they couldn't stop him from being allegedly "attacked."</p><br clear="all"/>
Beckham sits out another MLS game
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070813/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_beckham_out"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070813/capt.c16e7f544d54484f9f173f5a3dd22eb9.mls_galaxy_revolution_beckham_out_soccer_mabs110.jpg?x=106&y=130&sig=A.KTTMUfywUHMmILkzknsw--" align="left" height="130" width="106" alt="David Beckham watches from the sidelines during the second half of a soccer match between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New England Revolution Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Beckham resumed his tour of U.S. soccer benches on Sunday, sitting out the Galaxy's game against the Revolution to rest his tender left ankle. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)" border="0" /></a>AP - English megastar David Beckham resumed his tour of American soccer benches on Sunday, sitting out the Los Angeles Galaxy's game against the New England Revolution to rest his tender left ankle.</p><br clear="all"/>
Djokovic beats Federer to win Rogers Cup
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070812/ap_on_sp_te_ga_su/ten_montreal"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070812/capt.a2dcd86f2e6e49b1bac732b3b2790112.rogers_cup_tennis_pch103.jpg?x=97&y=130&sig=ylYvJzbxkt4.8N9BYlH1AA--" align="left" height="130" width="97" alt="Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, celebrates after beating Roger Federer, from Switzerland, in the final at the Rogers Cup, Sunday, August 12, 2007, in Montreal, Canada. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson,CP)" border="0" /></a>AP - Novak Djokovic called his Rogers Cup semifinal victory over Rafael Nadal one of the biggest victories of his career.</p><br clear="all"/>
Surging Yankees finish sweep of Indians
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070812/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_yankees_indians"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070812/capt.ea1536f1ade44b15bd712579aa3965c5.yankees_indians_baseball_ohmd105.jpg?x=130&y=99&sig=DUClqv3H2FZqToaj1L3QMg--" align="left" height="99" width="130" alt="New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte delivers to Cleveland Indians' Franklin Gutierrez in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)" border="0" /></a>AP - Andy Pettitte didn't have much trouble with Cleveland's lame lineup and Jason Giambi homered for the second straight day as the New York Yankees beat the Indians 5-3 to complete a series — and season — sweep on Sunday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Seahawks beat Chargers 24-16
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070813/ap_on_sp_fo_ga_su/fbn_seahawks_chargers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070813/capt.bebf0617de8f4de9b5f8ad24d2ea12e6.seahawks_chargers_football_cali109.jpg?x=130&y=100&sig=idHDPMOyEAf1.eaSW_h2xg--" align="left" height="100" width="130" alt="San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, the NFL's Most Valuable Player last season, listens to quarterback Philip Rivers while sitting on the bench during the Chargers NFL pre-season game against the Seattle Seahawks in San Diego, Sunday Aug. 12, 2007. Tomlinson does not play in pre-season games. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)" border="0" /></a>AP - Shaun Alexander barely broke a sweat. LaDainian Tomlinson didn't even suit up.</p><br clear="all"/>
Heat give Penny Hardaway comeback chance
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070811/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_heat_hardaway"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070809/capt.nyol51408092319.heat_hardaway_basketball_nyol514.jpg?x=130&y=120&sig=istcvxDIdIaG6AI.uIeafw--" align="left" height="120" width="130" alt="Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal is defended by New York Knicks' Penny Hardaway, left, and Kurt Thomas in this Feb. 9, 2005 file photo. Hardaway and O'Neal were reunited Thursday when the Heat signed him to a contract. (AP Photo/Ed Betz,file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal are together again. The 36-year-old Hardaway, who last played an NBA game in November 2005, signed with the Miami Heat on Thursday and is reuniting with O'Neal — his former Orlando Magic teammate back in the mid-1990s.</p><br clear="all"/>
Padres make up ground in NL West
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070813/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_nl_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070812/capt.289318f24c814dbf95f6690d0cfc8390.padres_reds_baseball_csb104.jpg?x=100&y=130&sig=7.d5dXOGOw6FiggYFrdSqg--" align="left" height="130" width="100" alt="San Diego Padres' Brian Giles, left, is congratulated by Geoff Blum, right, after Giles hit a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo in the fourth inning during their baseball game Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)" border="0" /></a>AP - If the San Diego Padres are going to make a run at the NL West, Brian Giles apparently wants to lead the charge.</p><br clear="all"/>
U.S. women rout New Zealand in soccer
AP - Forward Abby Wambach and midfielder Carli Lloyd each scored twice as the U.S. women ripped New Zealand 6-1 Sunday at Soldier Field in their next-to-last tuneup before next month's women's World Cup in China.
Blackhawks give coach Savard extension
AP - Blackhawks coach Denis Savard received a contract extension through the 2008-09 season.
Pacman 'attacked' during wrestling event (AP)
Adam "Pacman" Jones ended up surrounded by police Sunday night. This time they were actors trying to help the suspended cornerback, though they couldn't stop him from being allegedly "attacked." Not a finger was laid on Jones on-camera Sunday at the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling event, but several were awfully close.
Alexander, Seahawks top LT-less Chargers (AP)
Shaun Alexander barely broke a sweat. LaDainian Tomlinson didn't even suit up. That's what happens when the last two NFL MVPs hook up in an exhibition opener. Alexander's Seattle Seahawks beat Tomlinson's San Diego Chargers 24-16 on Sunday night, getting the go-ahead points on a 36-yard field goal from Josh Brown with 7:18 left.
Ravens QB Troy Smith to debut Monday (AP)
The last time Troy Smith played a significant football game, he was vying for a national championship. In his NFL debut Monday night, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will be competing for a job. Smith and former UCLA standout Drew Olson are seeking to begin the season as the Baltimore Ravens' third-string quarterback behind Steve McNair and Kyle Boller.
Jets RB Jones injures leg in practice (AP)
New York Jets running back Thomas Jones limped off the practice field after injuring his lower right leg Sunday. There was no immediate word on the nature or severity of the injury, but it appeared to be either to his ankle or calf. Jones wasn't made available to the media, and coach Eric Mangini had already addressed the media before practice.
Titans unimpressive without Young (AP)
Coach Jeff Fisher insists he was just enforcing the rules. He wasn't sending a message that no one, not even Vince Young, is above them. Benching Young did prove how much the Titans need their quarterback on the field, not the sidelines. With Young punished for missing curfew, the Titans struggled to move the ball in the exhibition opener against Washington.
Bills may release suspended DE Hargrove (AP)
Anthony Hargrove is running out of second chances with the Buffalo Bills, who are considering releasing the defensive end after he landed in trouble for the second time in a week. "Releasing him is an option," coach Dick Jauron said Sunday, a day after the NFL suspended Hargrove for the first four regular-season games without pay for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Cowboys' Ellis unsure he can play again (AP)
Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis is no longer worried about losing his job to a rookie or about wanting a new contract. His new concern is whether he may be forced to retire because of an injury. Ellis tore his left Achilles' tendon last November and went through an aggressive rehabilitation to trim a few months off the usual 12-month recovery so he could be back for the start of training camp.
Vikes activate James, ink troubled Evans (AP)
The Minnesota Vikings activated third-year defensive end Erasmus James from the physically unable to perform list on Sunday, hoping he can regain the pass-rushing form he exhibited at Wisconsin before a serious knee injury last year. James hasn't played since tearing a ligament in his left knee in the second game of last season.
Strahan-less Giants sluggish in loss (AP)
Michael Strahan missed the New York Giants' preseason opener and so did the rest of the defense. Strahan had an excuse. The seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end is holding out while he decides whether to retire. The rest of New York's defenders played like they had retired in their first game under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
Texans' Kubiak pleased with QB Schaub (AP)
Matt Schaub was just what coach Gary Kubiak expected him to be in his first game with the Houston Texans. He was poised, made smart decisions and evaded defenders when pressured. That doesn't mean there aren't things he could have done better. Schaub overthrew a wide-open Kevin Walter in the end zone in the first quarter of Houston's 20-19 loss to Chicago on Saturday night in the preseason opener...
Suspects in Walker robbery remain jailed (AP)
Four men charged in the armed robbery of Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker during a home invasion remained jailed Saturday without bond. A judge denied bond for 28-year-old Antoine Larkins and 25-year-old Demorris Hill. Attorneys for the two other men charged -- Phillip Allison, 28, and 23-year-old Gregory Reedfields -- waived their clients' right to a hearing.
At 36, Hardaway insists he can help Heat (AP)
Able to run and jump without pain for the first time in five years, Penny Hardaway insists there's still much he can do in the NBA. The Miami Heat apparently agree. Hardaway spoke Friday about his new contract with the Heat, one that comes with no financial guarantees for the 36-year-old who has battled knee problems for much of a career that once seemed destined for superstardom.
Celtics ask Reggie Miller to unretire (AP)
The Boston Celtics have spoken with future Hall of Famer Reggie Miller about coming out of retirement to help the once-proud franchise in its push for an unprecedented 17th NBA title. "I'm always flattered when my name is mentioned as someone who can still help an NBA team win a championship," Miller said Wednesday in a statement relayed to The Associated Press by the TNT network.
Clippers F Brand has Achilles' surgery (AP)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon. The operation was performed by orthopedic surgeon Craig Morgan in Wilmington, Del. Brand, 28, injured the tendon during his daily workout last Friday. He averaged 20.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last season.
Celtics sign C Pollard, G House (AP)
The rest of the Boston Celtics roster is starting to take shape. Continuing a busy offseason in which the team brought in All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to play with Paul Pierce, the Celtics signed role players Scot Pollard and Eddie House as free agents. "Getting Kevin Garnett has been kind of a big deal.
Newlywed Yao holds celebratory dinner (AP)
Newlywed Yao Ming treated his Chinese teammates to a celebratory dinner at a posh hotel, where guests feasted on a 10-course meal -- and the 7-foot-6 center had a little too much to drink. The Houston Rockets center "rarely drinks," but this time he marked the occasion and "drank quite a bit," Yao spokesman Erik Zhang said "I don't think (Yao) was drunk but he was pretty close.
Pacers' O'Neal downplays trade talk (AP)
Indiana Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal isn't demanding a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, but he's open to the idea. While O'Neal has been the subject of trade talk since the Pacers missed the playoffs for the first time in 10 years, the new discussion was stirred up Monday when SI.com quoted O'Neal as saying he would "welcome a trade to the Lakers" and mentioned the New Jersey Nets as another...
Coyotes deal Adams to Chicago for Vrbata (AP)
The Phoenix Coyotes sent center Kevyn Adams to the Chicago Blackhawks for right winger Radim Vrbata on Saturday. The 26-year-old Vrbata was the Blackhawks' second-leading scorer last season and set career highs in points (41) and assists (27). He has 75 goals and 95 assists in seven seasons with Colorado, Carolina and Chicago.
Blackhawks extend Savard through 2008-09 (AP)
Blackhawks coach Denis Savard received a contract extension through the 2008-09 season. Savard has been the team's coach since November following the dismissal of Trent Yawney. He finished the season with a 24-30-7 record. General manager Dale Tallon was impressed with the job. He added that Savard -- a Hall of Fame player who spent much of his career with the Blackhawks -- will "put his heart and...
Islanders sign D Sutton to 3-year deal (AP)
The New York Islanders got bigger and a bit younger on the blue line Friday night when they signed 6-foot-6 defenseman Andy Sutton to a three-year contract. Sutton will absorb a lot of the minutes and responsibilities of 37-year-old Sean Hill, a defensive defenseman who signed with the Minnesota Wild after being suspended during last season's playoffs for violating the NHL's drug policy.
Wings' Chelios testifies in murder trial (AP)
Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios testified Thursday that he spoke by phone on his way to hockey practice with a manager at his restaurant minutes before someone fatally stabbed her and a chef. Chelios, owner of the downtown Cheli's Chili Bar, said Megan Soroka, 49, told him she heard yelling and called out to Mark Barnard, 52.
Agent: Staal brothers offered plea deals (AP)
Carolina Hurricanes star Eric Staal and his brother Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins have been offered plea deals stemming from their arrests at Eric Staal's bachelor party in Minnesota last month. Paul Krepelka, the agent who represents both players, said the prosecutor in Cook County, Minn., offered to settle the case by having the Staals plead guilty to a petty misdemeanor for disorderly...
Oilers owners reject purchase offer (AP)
The Edmonton Oilers are not for sale. That was the message Tuesday from Cal Nichols, chairman of the 33-member group that owns and operates the NHL franchise. Nichols said the Edmonton Investors Group resoundingly rejected the latest bid of $176 million from local tycoon Daryl Katz to buy the team. He said they also passed a motion declaring the team is not for sale.
MacLean-led group to buy Lightning (AP)
A group led by former Florida Panthers coach Doug MacLean has agreed to buy the Tampa Bay Lightning and says it has no plans to move the franchise that won its only Stanley Cup three years ago. "Absolute zero thought of that," MacLean said at a news conference following the surprise sale by Palace Sports and Entertainment, a group led by Detroit Pistons owner Bill Davidson.
Tony Stewart takes advantage of Jeff Gordon spin and wins again at Watkins Glen (AP)
Tony Stewart can't wait to start the Chase.
Carpentier impressive in Cup debut (AP)
Patrick Carpentier was supposed to be moving to Las Vegas on Sunday. Instead, he moved up on the Nextel Cup radar.
Stewart benefits from late Gordon spin to win at Watkins Glen (PA SportsTicker)
Bourdais builds Champ Car lead with Road America win (AFP)
Sebastien Bourdais, headed to Formula One next year, filled one of the few gaps on his stellar Champ Car resume Sunday with his first victory at the Road America circuit.
Kvapil wins Toyota Tundra 200 (PA SportsTicker)
Kvapil cruises to easy NASCAR truck race win (AP)
Travis Kvapil led 47 of the final 48 laps to win the NASCAR Trucks Series' Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday night.
Harvick captures Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen (PA SportsTicker)
Boris Said replaces Bill Elliott for Nextel Cup race (AP)
A day after rain washed out his chances of making Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Watkins Glen International, Boris Said and his legion of wig-wearing ``Said heads'' were wearing huge smiles.