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Source: NBA ref expected to plead guilty
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn_betting_probe"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070815/capt.bc9eb347e6684a50b81c4c07963864bf.betting_probe_basketball_nyol576.jpg?x=96&y=130&sig=a.5EGAPoS6NTcvW9yCiMRw--" align="left" height="130" width="96" alt="NBA official Tim Donaghy talks with another official during a timeout as the Washington Wizards face the New Jersey Nets in a basketball game in this April 10, 2007 file photo in Washington. The former referee plans to plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges alleging he bet on games he officiated, a person familiar with the betting scandal probe said.. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy planned to plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges alleging he wagered on games he officiated, a person familiar with the betting scandal probe said.</p><br clear="all"/>
Yankees great Phil Rizzuto dies at 89
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bba_obit_rizzuto"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070814/capt.90cd3c0182da4669b9cddf697647b1ae.obit_rizzuto_baseball_ny153.jpg?x=109&y=130&sig=91DDay.N2q0tIbvTy7tS4w--" align="left" height="130" width="109" alt="Phil Rizzuto, shortstop for the New York Yankees, is shown throwing the ball, in this October 2, 1950 photo. Rizzuto, the Hall of Fame shortstop during the Yankees' dynasty years and beloved by a generation of fans for exclaiming 'Holy cow!' as a broadcaster, died Tuesday Aug. 14, 2007. He was 89. (AP Photo)" border="0" /></a>AP - His speed and spunk made him a Hall of Famer. "Holy cow!" made Phil Rizzuto famous. Popular as a player and beloved as a broadcaster, the New York Yankees shortstop during their dynasty years of the 1940s and 1950s died Monday night. "The Scooter" was 89.</p><br clear="all"/>
Lester, Gagne shine in Red Sox win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_al_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070815/capt.b66561575a894579a16946cd58eaa0bf.devil_rays_red_sox_baseball_maea107.jpg?x=94&y=130&sig=GzbPj.iL3sAcFvs5ZQjxPA--" align="left" height="130" width="94" alt="Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester pitches to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the first inning of their baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)" border="0" /></a>AP - Jon Lester hadn't pitched in Fenway Park in nearly a year. Eric Gagne hadn't pitched well for the Boston Red Sox in two outings.</p><br clear="all"/>
Cardinals lurking in NL Central
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_nl_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070815/capt.1f43ffc316074281a4928b6ea35df092.cardinals_brewers_baseball_wimg106.jpg?x=130&y=111&sig=VitqdAXHTHo7vhHcewaf.g--" align="left" height="111" width="130" alt="St. Louis Cardinals' Ryan Ludwick hits a 2-RBI double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)" border="0" /></a>AP - Put the St. Louis Cardinals in throwback uniforms, and suddenly they play a lot like the 1982 World Series champs.</p><br clear="all"/>
Braves' Bobby Cox sets ejection record
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_cox_ejection"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070815/capt.388b160f412644089bc95fd68b9898ef.braves_cox_ejection_baseball_ny171.jpg?x=130&y=98&sig=2IesNOVqOtCAbQklb1L.pA--" align="left" height="98" width="130" alt="Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, right, argues with home plate umpire Chad Fairchild (75) as the Braves bat against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in this June 23, 2007 file photo at Turner Field in Atlanta. Cox, who tied a major league record with his 131st ejection in the game, set the all-time mark with his 132nd ejection against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)" border="0" /></a>AP - After going 7 1/2 weeks without getting tossed, Bobby Cox finally passed John McGraw for the most ejections in baseball history Tuesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Raiders coach Kiffin remains in hospital
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_raiders_kiffin"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070814/capt.92d8302c861f4fcca7ab7626c1f7054a.raiders_kiffin_football_oas110.jpg?x=79&y=130&sig=1LQZQmXelvTscWrMoKuCKA--" align="left" height="130" width="79" alt="Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin calls for a time out as his team plays the Arizona Cardinals during the first half on an exhibition NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)" border="0" /></a>AP - Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin underwent more tests in the hospital Tuesday as he missed another day of practice while recovering from a viral infection.</p><br clear="all"/>
Reports say ex-NBA ref Donaghy to plead guilty
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070815/sp_afp/basketnbarefereegamblingscandal"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070815/capt.sge.kxg59.150807054931.photo00.photo.default-512x316.jpg?x=130&y=80&sig=4b3739axUq.0Gw0UGVZEJQ--" align="left" height="80" width="130" alt="Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (R) talks to referee Tim Donaghy, during an NBA game in Los Angeles, California, April 26. Former NBA referee Donaghy will plead guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he bet on games that he officiated, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Tuesday.(AFP/GettyImages/File/Lisa Blumenfeld)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Former National Basketball Association referee Tim Donaghy will plead guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he bet on games that he officiated, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Tuesday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Astros defeat Dodgers 7-4
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bbn_astros_dodgers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070815/capt.52cf27f5f8cd48ec9873c1a1a55fc569.astros_dodgers_baseball_cama101.jpg?x=98&y=130&sig=AshNPqb8XXD_PVcoOF5dRQ--" align="left" height="130" width="98" alt="Houston Astros pitcher Matt Albers throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Mark Avery)" border="0" /></a>AP - Chris Burke capped a six-run sixth inning with a two-run single, Mike Lamb also drove in a pair of runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 on Tuesday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Beckham says he'll play SuperLiga match
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070814/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_galaxy_beckham"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070811/capt.1da6552419be453dafab96eb4be5af1c.mls_galaxy_revolution_beckham_soccer_malp103.jpg?x=130&y=97&sig=NpsrUyBElxKLkrnwnxgwxg--" align="left" height="97" width="130" alt="Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham smiles as he talks to members of the media following soccer practice, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 in Foxborough, Mass. The Galaxy will play the New England Revolution on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 in Foxborough. The Revolution had announced earlier that they had sold all 30,000 tickets for the Sunday game. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)" border="0" /></a>AP - David Beckham said he'll play for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday night. The English superstar practiced Tuesday for the first time since joining the team a month ago. He appeared to move well laterally and got off a few long kicks toward the end of a scrimmage.</p><br clear="all"/>
Blackhawks give coach Savard extension
AP - Blackhawks coach Denis Savard received a contract extension through the 2008-09 season.
NFL to have hotline for concussion abuse (AP)
The NFL's new guidelines on concussion management include a telephone hotline that will make it easier to report to the league when a player with a head injury is being forced to practice or play against medical advice. The league's new concussion guidelines, many of which stemmed from a conference in June involving team trainers and doctors, were formalized Tuesday and will be sent to all players...
Vick co-defendants set plea hearings (AP)
Prosecutors have more leverage against Michael Vick now that his remaining two co-defendants decided to plead guilty while he has maintained his innocence in a federal dogfighting conspiracy case. "He's hanging out there by himself, and that's a very uncomfortable place to be," said Anne Coughlin, a University of Virginia School of Law professor and expert on criminal procedure.
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...
Green focused on Dolphins for KC return (AP)
As much as Trent Green enjoyed his six years with the Kansas City Chiefs, he doesn't have time for nostalgia. So when he travels to Arrowhead Stadium for the Miami Dolphins' exhibition game against his former team Thursday night, Green's focus will be on the present rather than the past. To Green, the game means an opportunity for the Miami offense to rebound after a dreadful showing in Saturday...
Jets closing in on deal with CB Revis (AP)
The New York Jets and first-round draft pick Darrelle Revis were closing in on a deal Tuesday night that would end the touted cornerback's lengthy training camp holdout. "We've made major, substantial progress," Revis' agent, Neil Schwartz, told The Associated Press. "We're working on it right now." Schwartz was at the Jets' headquarters at Hofstra University late Tuesday night discussing a deal...
Raiders coach Kiffin still in hospital (AP)
Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin underwent more tests in the hospital Tuesday as he missed another day of practice while recovering from a viral infection. Kiffin has been at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center since Monday morning for tests and observation. The hospital didn't provide information on his condition, but the Raiders said the coach would stay there again Tuesday night.
Jaguars lose OL McDougle for season (AP)
Jaguars guard/tackle Stockar McDougle ruptured his left Achilles' tendon and will be out for the season, the team's second significant injury along the offensive line. Jacksonville already was playing without starting center Brad Meester, who broke his right ankle two weeks ago and will miss at least the first three games of the regular season.
Frustrated Favre looks to spark Packers (AP)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -Brett Favre still remembers what it was like to direct an unstoppable Green Bay Packers offense. The Packers scored touchdowns on five straight possessions en route to a 35-13 rout of Seattle at Lambeau Field in the 2003 regular season. "In that game and in games like that in the past, it's no different than any other team who's been together for a while; you go out and you...
Bills DT McCargo injures left ankle (AP)
John McCargo's injury troubles continued Tuesday when the Bills backup defensive tackle hurt his left ankle and was unable to complete practice. Coach Dick Jauron said McCargo was fine, but will have more tests. The Bills, coming off a 13-10 win over New Orleans in their preseason-opener last week, prepare to host Atlanta on Friday.
Ankle keeps Giants WR Burress sidelined (AP)
Plaxico Burress is no Jeremy Shockey, at least when it comes to playing on a bad ankle in training camp. Shockey pushed himself a year ago on a sprained ankle, and it ended up bothering him during the New York Giants' regular season. Burress isn't making the same mistake. The veteran receiver hasn't practiced since spraining his right ankle on Aug.
Source: Ex-ref Donaghy to plead guilty (AP)
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy planned to plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges alleging he wagered on games he officiated, a person familiar with the betting scandal probe said. Donaghy was to surrender at Brooklyn federal court, the person said on condition of anonymity because charges had not been made public yet.
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.
Clippers sign F Josh Powell (AP)
The Clippers added frontcourt depth Tuesday by signing former North Carolina State forward Josh Powell. Elton Brand, the Clippers' starting power forward, ruptured his left Achilles tendon earlier this month and is expected to be sidelined for the first several months of the season. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Powell averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds last season while playing in 37 games for the...
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.
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...
Ducks ink D DiPenta to 1-year contract (AP)
Defenseman Joe DiPenta signed a one-year contract with the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. DiPenta, who had two goals and six assists in 76 games last season, is set to enter his third year with the Ducks. He went scoreless in 16 playoff games. DiPenta, 28, signed with the Ducks as a free agent two years ago, and had two goals and six assists in 72 games during the 2005-06 season.
Blues hire Basil McRae as scout (AP)
Former NHL tough guy Basil McRae was hired as a part-time amateur scout on Tuesday by the St. Louis Blues, one of seven franchises for which he played. Blues president John Davidson said McRae, who accumulated 2,457 penalty minutes in 576 games, would have primary responsibilities in the major junior Ontario Hockey League.
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.
Busch gives Joe Gibbs Racing powerful 3-car lineup (AP)
Kyle Busch had no shortage of job opportunities when he lost his ride at Hendrick Motorsports. Some offered him tons of money, others offered him a chance to be a No. 1 driver.
Kenny Wallace leaves Furniture Row Racing (PA SportsTicker)
Furniture Row Racing announced Tuesday that Kenny Wallace stepped down as the driver of No. 78 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.
Randolph named crew chief of Petty's No. 43 Dodge (PA SportsTicker)
LEVEL CROSS, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Petty Enterprises on Tuesday named Doug Randolph as crew chief for the No. 43 Dodge driven by 2000 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Bobby Labonte.
Busch joins Joe Gibbs Racing for 2008 season (PA SportsTicker)
HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Kyle Busch is leaving one powerful NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team, but is making another perhaps just as potent.
Appeals court sides with NASCAR in Burton car dispute (AP)
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.