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NEWS FROM 2007-08-14
Sexson's homer leads Mariners past Twins
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070814/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_twins_mariners"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070814/capt.c3c191228d0d451f91c6335de1ac0b25.twins_mariners_baseball_waet111.jpg?x=130&y=91&sig=8u2okui7qoLyFmv8irV_zw--" align="left" height="91" width="130" alt="Seattle Mariners' Richie Sexson hits a home run in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Seattle. The Mariners won 4-3. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)" border="0" /></a>AP - Richie Sexson hit Matt Guerrier's second pitch of the ninth inning over the left-center field fence to send the soaring Seattle Mariners to a dramatic 4-3 victory over the sinking Minnesota Twins on Monday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Bonds says 2008 season likely his last
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070814/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_giants_bonds"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070814/capt.06f92b80856a4608bdbad7b71be5318c.giants_pirates_baseball_pagp113.jpg?x=130&y=103&sig=WROorg34dTrNQlonR2Ziqw--" align="left" height="103" width="130" alt="San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds watches a video tribute by the Pittsburgh Pirates between games of a twi-night double header in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)" border="0" /></a>AP - With his place in home run history secure, Barry Bonds says next season likely will be his last. Bonds previously talked about playing in 2008. On Monday, the San Francisco slugger looked toward retirement.</p><br clear="all"/>
Riley commits to 3 more years with Heat
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070813/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_heat_riley"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070813/capt.nyol57008132000.heat_riley_basketball_nyol570.jpg?x=130&y=87&sig=LwufQYojw4ADOcrOoZbJJQ--" align="left" height="87" width="130" alt="Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley laughs as he speaks to the media in Miami in this Feb. 13, 2007 file photo in Miami. Riley said Monday he'll be back as coach of the Heat for three more seasons, an announcement that ends months of speculation about his immediate future. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)" border="0" /></a>AP - Pat Riley vowed months ago to demand a bigger commitment from the Miami Heat this coming season. And he didn't just mean from the players, either.</p><br clear="all"/>
Jeter lifts Yanks to 9th win in 10 games
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070814/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_orioles_yankees"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070814/capt.a356bc253d8844278f83704459ba1a09.orioles_yankees_baseball_nysw110.jpg?x=112&y=130&sig=fOXB8whK9kjrpSzNuXunFA--" align="left" height="130" width="112" alt="New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, left, is congratulated by Alex Rodriguez, after Jeter hit a single to drive in the winning run during the ninth inning of the Major League Baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, August 13, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees beat the Orioles, 7-6. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)" border="0" /></a>AP - Melky Cabrera raced home on Derek Jeter's grounder in the ninth inning to lift the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Baltimore tied it in the top of the ninth against Mariano Rivera but couldn't stop streaking New York, which has won four straight and nine of 10.</p><br clear="all"/>
Wakefield no-hits Rays for 6 to lift Sox
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070814/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_devil_rays_red_sox"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070814/capt.e96031230c8b4531bcd9cf78ab6903af.devil_rays_red_sox_baseball_maea103.jpg?x=130&y=101&sig=al8zqemr5NAzm7N9GbouEw--" align="left" height="101" width="130" alt="Boston Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield pitches to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the first inning of their baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)" border="0" /></a>AP - Tim Wakefield held Tampa Bay hitless into the seventh inning, and Julio Lugo helped out with three hits on Monday to lead the slumping Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Devil Rays.</p><br clear="all"/>
Kiffin hospitalized; Jets' Jones has MRI
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070814/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_training_camp_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070812/capt.8bc14c337b7943a3b5940fcf0a374ca4.cardinals_raiders_football_oas113.jpg?x=130&y=82&sig=JoUq2HYlCqDSJcItCk1xrA--" align="left" height="82" width="130" alt="Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp, left, talk to head coach Lane Kiffin during the first half on an exhibition NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)" border="0" /></a>AP - Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin was hospitalized Monday with a viral infection and might not return to the team until later this week.</p><br clear="all"/>
Riley to coach three more NBA seasons
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070813/sp_afp/basketnbaheatriley"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070813/capt.sge.kno49.130807213611.photo00.photo.default-352x512.jpg?x=89&y=130&sig=X00mwUEnw2LAAuJNkKpHNg--" align="left" height="130" width="89" alt="Miami Heat coach Pat Riley, pictured April 2007, said Monday that he will coach for three more National Basketball Association seasons.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Jonathan Daniel)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Miami Heat coach Pat Riley said Monday that he will coach for three more National Basketball Association seasons.</p><br clear="all"/>
Surging Yankees edge Orioles to maintain streak
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070814/sp_nm/baseball_american_monday_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20070814/2007_08_14t013938_450x320_us_baseball_american_monday.jpg?x=130&y=92&sig=RzFnWfL.QAKyGkUV5DGxdA--" align="left" height="92" width="130" alt="New York Yankees batter Melky Cabrera dives out of the way of a Toronto Blue Jays pitch during the sixth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, August 6, 2007. The New York Yankees edged the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 to register a fourth straight win on Monday, the decisive run scored by Melky Cabrera on Derek Jeter's ninth-inning grounder. (Mike Cassese/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - The New York Yankees edged the
Baltimore Orioles 7-6 to register a fourth straight win on
Monday, the decisive run scored by Melky Cabrera on Derek
Jeter's ninth-inning grounder.</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"/>
Blackhawks give coach Savard extension
AP - Blackhawks coach Denis Savard received a contract extension through the 2008-09 season.
NFL investigation of Vick continuing (AP)
Hanging in Arthur Blank's opulent headquarters is a signed photograph of his star quarterback breaking away from a defender, a memento of happier times for the Atlanta Falcons. "To: Arthur. Thanks for everything. Michael Vick. #7." Well, it looks as if that picture may soon be coming down. The Falcons said Tuesday they wanted to suspend Vick over dogfighting allegations, and their owner left open the...
Vick co-defendants set plea hearings (AP)
The two remaining co-defendants in Michael Vick's federal dogfighting case on Monday scheduled hearings to enter plea agreements. Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach, is set to appear in federal court in Richmond on Thursday and Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta, on Friday. Last month, another original co-defendant, Tony Taylor, pleaded guilty to his role in a dogfighting conspiracy he says was...
McNair, Ravens make quick work of Eagles (AP)
The Baltimore Ravens had just opened the preseason with a rout of the Philadelphia Eagles, and coach Brian Billick delightedly counted down all the positives. "Really, really solid start. The things I'm most pleased about: One, no injuries. No. 2, no turnovers and only three penalties," Billick said. "That's pretty unique for a first preseason game.
49ers' Smith, Broncos' Cutler both shine (AP)
A few minutes after Denver's Jay Cutler hit Javon Walker with a sharp 24-yard throw, San Francisco's Alex Smith uncorked a perfect 26-yard pass to Arnaz Battle. Neither play decided the Broncos' 17-13 preseason victory over the 49ers on Monday night, yet both portended good things in the weeks ahead for the two clubs' young franchise quarterbacks.
'Pacman' proclaims innocence in shooting (AP)
Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones sees himself as an innocent bystander in the Las Vegas strip club fight that led to a triple shooting and left one man paralyzed, and he expects to be vindicated. "And I'll tell you, 'I told you so,"' Jones said in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday night on HBO's "Real Sports." Las Vegas police identified the Titans cornerback as the...
Agent: Jets RB Jones has strained calf (AP)
New York Jets running back Thomas Jones has a strained right calf muscle and hopes to return in time for the team's season opener, his agent said Monday. Drew Rosenhaus, Jones' agent, told The Associated Press that he spoke Monday to the star running back, who updated him on the severity of the injury.
Titans QB Young sorry for missing curfew (AP)
Vince Young is a bit of a perfectionist and hates losing. Admitting he did something wrong wasn't easy for the Titans quarterback, either. Young finally talked with reporters Monday about why coach Jeff Fisher benched him for the Titans' preseason opener, a 14-6 loss to Washington, after declining to speak immediately after Saturday night's game.
Raiders' Kiffin hospitalized with virus (AP)
Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin was hospitalized Monday with a viral infection and might not return to the team until later this week. "This morning when he woke up, from what I understand, he was feeling under the weather," Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said. "(It's) something he's been fighting for the last two or three days." According to Knapp, Kiffin presided over meetings Sunday...
Browns fans swarm 4th-string QB Quinn (AP)
Bradymania had its first day. Following his first training camp practice in public view on Monday, Browns rookie quarterback Brady Quinn was swarmed by Cleveland fans, who have been eager for their first on-field glimpse of the former Notre Dame star. Shortly after the Browns completed their two-hour workout on a gorgeous Monday afternoon, Quinn began signing autographs for a group of fans on the...
Broncos set to part ways with DT Warren (AP)
The Denver Broncos expect to part ways soon with defensive tackle Gerard Warren, either by trading or releasing the seven-year veteran. Warren didn't make the trip to San Francisco on Monday night for the Broncos' 17-13 preseason victory over the 49ers. After the game, coach Mike Shanahan indicated Warren probably is on his way out of Denver.
Riley plans to coach Heat 3 more years (AP)
Pat Riley vowed months ago to demand a bigger commitment from the Miami Heat this coming season. And he didn't just mean from the players, either. Riley said Monday that he plans to coach the Heat for the three remaining years on his contract, an announcement that ends months of speculation about his immediate future.
Warriors, Foyle agree on contract buyout (AP)
The Golden State Warriors have reached agreement on a buyout with center Adonal Foyle, parting ways Monday with the 10-year veteran and the team's longest-tenured player. Foyle signed a six-year deal worth nearly $42 million in July 2004 and had spent his entire career with Golden State, but he rarely played last season in Don Nelson's guard-oriented lineups.
Clippers sign veteran G Brevin Knight (AP)
The Clippers signed Brevin Knight on Monday, a month after the veteran free agent guard was waived by the Charlotte Bobcats. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Knight averaged 9.1 points, 6.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds for the Bobcats last season, but was limited to 45 games. He had a buyout clause in his contract worth $1.5 million.
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.
Coyotes sign G Auld to 1-year contract (AP)
The Phoenix Coyotes signed goalie Alex Auld to a one-year contract on Monday. Auld, 26, went 7-13-5 with a 3.34 goals-against average last season with Florida. He is 46-44-13 in five NHL seasons with Florida and Vancouver, with a 2.89 GAA and .902 save percentage. Auld played for Canada in the 2006 World Hockey Championship and won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championship.
Last partners in Predators sale revealed (AP)
The local group bidding to buy the Nashville Predators announced its remaining five partners Monday. David Freeman, chief executive officer of 36 Venture Capital, is the lead investor who spoke on behalf of the group Aug. 1 when they confirmed their $193 million offer included a $10 million deposit. William "Boots" Del Biaggio, a minority partner in the San Jose Sharks, and Herb Fritch, CEO of...
Sharks re-sign G Patzold to 1-year deal (AP)
The San Jose Sharks re-signed goalie Dimitri Patzold to a one-year contract on Monday. The Sharks extended a qualifying offer in late June to Patzold, who went 10-8-3 with a 3.35 goals-against average for the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Worcester, Mass., last season. The former fourth-round pick will compete with Thomas Greiss and Taylor Dakers in training camp next month for the backup job behind...
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.
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.
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...
Appeals court sides with NASCAR in Burton car dispute (AP)
Joe Gibbs Racing expected to introduce Kyle Busch on Tuesday (PA SportsTicker)
HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Kyle Busch likely will announce his decision to join Joe Gibbs Racing at a news conference Tuesday morning.
Kyle Petty suffers broken hand at Watkins Glen (PA SportsTicker)
LEVEL CROSS, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Kyle Petty suffered a broken hand this past weekend at Watkins Glen International, Petty Enterprises announced Monday.
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)