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NEWS FROM 2007-08-17
Guillen, Tigers slam Yankees 8-5
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_tigers_yankees"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070817/capt.890754e08a8a466ca27a2ede15707beb.tigers_yankees_baseball_nysw102.jpg?x=97&y=130&sig=4hAvYAU3HB069fk2CrBGKQ--" align="left" height="130" width="97" alt="Detroit Tigers' Marcus Thames, left, and other teammates greet Detroit Tigers' Carlos Guillen after he hit a grand slam during the first inning of the Major League Baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, August 16, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)" border="0" /></a>AP - Carlos Guillen hit a first-inning grand slam off Mike Mussina, and Ivan Rodriguez also homered to help the Detroit Tigers beat the suddenly struggling New York Yankees 8-5 on Thursday night.</p><br clear="all"/>
Vick, prosecutors negotiating deal
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_michael_vick"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070815/capt.f8be01df70be49ee911a4e7abc6d09e0.vick_football_ny164.jpg?x=91&y=130&sig=gLtIdAAaCjzi1PkSm_zBHQ--" align="left" height="130" width="91" alt="Escorted by U.S. Marshals, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, right, leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., following his arraignment, in this July 26, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, Pool)" border="0" /></a>AP - Michael Vick and his attorneys were still negotiating with federal prosecutors Thursday, hoping to strike a deal on a plea agreement, according to a lawyer familiar with the case.</p><br clear="all"/>
Nothing new on Giants' Strahan holdout
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_training_camps_rdp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070817/capt.nyol56608170324.training_camps_rdp_football_nyol566.jpg?x=89&y=130&sig=58uOYFKJPygMxo6oIjHILg--" align="left" height="130" width="89" alt="New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese speaks with reporters at the Giants football training camp in Albany, N.Y. in this July 27, 2007, file photo. Reese hasn't talked to holdout defensive end Michael Strahan in a while and has no clue when the seven-time Pro Bowler will make a decision on whether to play or retire. (AP Photo/Tim Roske/file)" border="0" /></a>AP - New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese hasn't talked to holdout defensive end Michael Strahan in a while and has no clue when the seven-time Pro Bowl player will make a decision on whether to retire.</p><br clear="all"/>
Reid, McNulty lead The Tradition
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_champions_tour"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070817/capt.8edf63a81d05445388543a8a99ffe5e5.champions_tour_golf_ordr105.jpg?x=72&y=130&sig=XJ0Z4wJErY.8M2C4fb22TA--" align="left" height="130" width="72" alt="Mike Reid, from Provo, Utah, lines up his shot before dropping a birdie putt on the 18th green to take an early lead in the first round of PGA Champions Tour golf at Crosswater Golf Course in Sunriver, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Reid scored a 6-under-par 64 to lead the pack heading into the second round of play Friday.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)" border="0" /></a>AP - Mike Reid and Mark McNulty put their disappointing Champions Tour seasons behind them in the first round of The Tradition.</p><br clear="all"/>
MacKenzie's 64 gives him Wyndham lead
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_wyndham_championship"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070816/capt.e1adaafbf6794510826f00e5c44dcf9f.wyndham_championship_golf_nccb104.jpg?x=94&y=130&sig=RC0iSw7dRq6nfFlBfFqHRg--" align="left" height="130" width="94" alt="Will MacKenzie hits from a sand trap on the 18th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Sara D Davis)" border="0" /></a>AP - Will MacKenzie would be a natural for the X Games. Now he's out to prove there's room for a kayaking, snowboarding surfer in the sometimes stuffy world of golf.</p><br clear="all"/>
Goodell: Vick news won't hurt NFL season
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_goodell_vick"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070816/capt.15affe320708466d8458674f1d96994d.goodell_vick_football_ohtd104.jpg?x=130&y=92&sig=V4DmPfptSPZwyQyHt8FKuA--" align="left" height="92" width="130" alt="NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, talks with Browns fans Jim and Susie Berstler, from Minerva, Ohio, during a visit to the Cleveland Browns training camp, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, in Berea, Ohio. Goodell barred Vick from taking part in training camp while the league investigates. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)" border="0" /></a>AP - Roger Goodell wants to talk football. Michael Vick keeps getting in the way. The NFL commissioner, making a tour of training camps, raved about Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli and his players after visiting them Thursday. He spoke to them mostly about their responsibilities as players.</p><br clear="all"/>
Spaniard Navarro joins Grizzlies
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070816/sp_nm/nba_navarro_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20070817/2007_08_16t174448_334x450_us_nba_navarro.jpg?x=96&y=130&sig=2Vx.XneG70WOeXnIlaWlAw--" align="left" height="130" width="96" alt="Spain's Juan Carlos Navarro shoots a three-pointer shot against Japan during their world basketball championships game in Hiroshima August 24, 2006. (Sergio Perez/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - The Washington Wizards have acquired
a future first-round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies in
exchange for Spaniard Juan Carlos Navarro.</p><br clear="all"/>
Buck, Royals beat Rangers 6-2
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_royals_rangers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070817/capt.2929eb1896ca452bacdfe1dfb8246fb0.royals_rangers_baseball_arl107.jpg?x=117&y=130&sig=FSYaNnyQNps1HInlKvf4fw--" align="left" height="130" width="117" alt="Kansas City Royals' John Buck connects for a three-run double off Texas Rangers pitcher Willie Eyre in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)" border="0" /></a>AP - Mark Teahen drove in the tiebreaking run on an eighth-inning fielder's choice, and John Buck added a three-run double as the Kansas City Royals beat Texas 6-2 Thursday night to snap the Rangers' three-game winning streak.</p><br clear="all"/>
Beckham scores in first start for Galaxy
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070816/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_dc_united_galaxy"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070816/capt.0a0925c2294d426a93e9c7bd50257c33.dc_united_galaxy_soccer_hdc107.jpg?x=73&y=130&sig=2u0WwaYuc2XNG8uEgs97ew--" align="left" height="130" width="73" alt="Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham waves at his family as he walks off the field at halftime against D.C. United during the SuperLiga semifinal soccer game at the Home Depot Center, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)" border="0" /></a>AP - It was a night of firsts for David Beckham. The English superstar started his first game for the Galaxy, scored his first goal on a free kick in the 27th minute and Los Angeles beat D.C. United 2-0 in the SuperLiga semifinals.</p><br clear="all"/>
Devils sign defenseman Paul Martin
AP - The New Jersey Devils kept a major piece of their defense together, signing Paul Martin to a three-year, $11.5 million contract on Thursday.
No deal yet in Vick dogfighting case (AP)
Michael Vick and his attorneys were still negotiating with federal prosecutors Thursday, hoping to strike a deal on a plea agreement, according to a lawyer familiar with the case. The lawyer spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because of the ongoing discussions. The Atlanta Falcons star quarterback pleaded not guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges last month.
Green back in KC, 4-of-7 for 41 yards (AP)
Those few Kansas City fans who booed Trent Green in the first quarter Thursday were probably ready to beg him to come back in the fourth. Green looked sharp in his first appearance in Arrowhead Stadium since insisting on a trade to Miami during the offseason. The Chiefs, on the other hand, mostly looked lifeless for the second straight week while trying to find a new quarterback and limp along...
Strahan's holdout reaches 3 weeks (AP)
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese hasn't talked to holdout defensive end Michael Strahan in a while and has no clue when the seven-time Pro Bowl player will make a decision on whether to retire. "We would like for him to be here if he's going to be here, just for him to get some work," Reese said Thursday at training camp at the University at Albany.
Giants, Jets close $1.3B stadium deal (AP)
The New York Giants and Jets closed deals Thursday for $1.3 billion in financing for a new stadium the NFL clubs are teaming to build. "This represents another step forward in the completion of this exciting project," said Alice McGillion, a spokeswoman for New Meadowlands Stadium Corp. Each team completed separate $650 million financing deals.
Goodell: Vick not overshadowing season (AP)
Roger Goodell wants to talk football. Michael Vick keeps getting in the way. The NFL commissioner, making a tour of training camps, raved about Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli and his players after visiting them Thursday. He spoke to them mostly about their responsibilities as players. As soon as Goodell started taking questions during a news conference, however, he was asked about Vick.
Packers to cut ties with WR Ferguson (AP)
Wide receiver Robert Ferguson's injury-marred career with the Green Bay Packers is over, coach Mike McCarthy said after practice Thursday night. He said the team has decided to cut ties with the seven-year veteran, although he didn't say how that would be accomplished. Ferguson, a second-round selection of the Packers in the 2001 draft, wasn't on the practice field for the second of Thursday's two...
Owens works hard against Bailey, Bly (AP)
Once Terrell Owens finally got to practice Thursday morning, it didn't take long before the Cowboys receiver was again going head-to-head in drills against Champ Bailey and Dre' Bly. Dallas and the Denver Broncos practiced against each other four times in two days. In three of the sessions, T.O. got to work against the Broncos cornerback duo of Bailey, the seven-time Pro Bowler, and the always...
Patriots cut 11-year veteran P Miller (AP)
The New England Patriots released 11-year veteran punter Josh Miller on Thursday, leaving the team with two punters in camp, neither of whom has appeared in a regular-season NFL game. The 37-year-old Miller played his first eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before signing a free agent contract with the Patriots in March 2004.
McNabb ready for 1st game since injury (AP)
Once Donovan McNabb eludes a sack and scrambles for a gain, most observers will say that No. 5 is back. The five-time Pro Bowl quarterback doesn't need to break a long run or endure a hard hit to convince himself he's ready. He already knows. Now he just has to do it before a huge crowd anxiously waiting to see how the franchise player responds to his first action in nine months.
Jets CB Revis likely to sit vs. Vikings (AP)
Darrelle Revis is ready for his debut with the New York Jets. Whether that comes on the field against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night, or on the sidelines as a cheerleading millionaire, remains to be seen. The cornerback, drafted No. 14 by the Jets, ended his holdout Wednesday and signed for what reportedly is a six-year, $36 million deal.
Donaghy pleads guilty to felony charges (AP)
How much Tim Donaghy profited from his betting scheme, and how far he went to do so, still isn't known. This much is certain: Donaghy wagered on games he officiated, and he did it longer than previously thought. The disgraced former referee started betting on NBA games in 2003, long before he began tipping off high-stakes gamblers with inside information and recommending which teams to bet on --...
Bartow named Grizzlies president (AP)
Gene Bartow, a former coach at Memphis State and UCLA, was hired Thursday as president of Hoops LP, the company that operates the Memphis Grizzlies and their arena, the FedExForum. Bartow was chosen NCAA coach of the year in 1973 after leading the Tigers to the NCAA finals against powerhouse UCLA. Memphis State is now called the University of Memphis.
Wizards trade G Navarro to Grizzlies (AP)
The Washington Wizards traded the rights to Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for a future first-round draft pick. The Wizards drafted Navarro in the second round, 40th overall, in 2002. He never joined the team, though, instead playing for FC Barcelona in the Spanish league.
Bosh leaves US camp with foot injury (AP)
Toronto forward Chris Bosh withdrew from U.S. training camp Wednesday because of a left foot injury. Bosh has plantar fasciitis and will not play in the FIBA Americas tournament that starts next week, USA Basketball spokesman Craig Miller said. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound Bosh will remain on the team and under consideration for a spot if the Americans qualify for the 2008 Olympics.
Spurs sign swingman Udoka (AP)
The San Antonio Spurs signed free agent swingman Ime Udoka on Thursday. Ukoka, who was undrafted out of Portland State, averaged 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 75 games with the Portland Trail Blazers last season. He ranked 19th in the NBA in 3-point shooting, making 89 of 219 attempts. Udoka played in the NBA Development League and internationally before spending one season each with...
Pistons sign free-agent G-F Jarvis Hayes (AP)
The Detroit Pistons signed free-agent guard/forward Jarvis Hayes on Thursday. The 6-foot-8 Hayes appeared in 81 games last season for the Washington Wizards, averaging 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 20.1 minutes. "We are pleased to add Jarvis Hayes to our roster," team president Joe Dumars said. "Jarvis has proven himself as a solid NBA player over the last four seasons, and we like the flexibility...
Free-agent G Hite signs with Nets (AP)
Free-agent guard Robert Hite signed with the New Jersey Nets on Thursday. Hite played in 12 games for the Miami Heat last season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.3 minutes. He also appeared in 19 games for the Sioux Falls Sky Force of the NBA Development League, averaging 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
Bettman: Pollock's influence 'unmatched' (AP)
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman called Sam Pollock's influence on the hockey world "unmatched" a day after the former Montreal Canadiens vice president and general manager's death. "Sam Pollock's legacy extends far beyond the nine Stanley Cup championships the Canadiens won in his 14 years of leadership," Bettman said in a statement.
Ex-Sharks F Bell gets 6 months in jail (AP)
Former San Jose Sharks forward Mark Bell has pleaded no contest to drunken driving and hit-and-run charges and will serve six months in a Santa Clara County jail, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Bell, who was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in June, had faced nearly four years in state prison if convicted of the original charges.
Carpenter leads US Hall of Fame class (AP)
Bobby Carpenter, the first American-born player to score 50 goals in an NHL season, will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in October. The newest class of members that includes goalie John Vanbiesbrouck, forward Aaron Broten and former Michigan Tech coach John MacInnes was revealed Wednesday by USA Hockey.
D Paul Martin re-signs with Devils (AP)
The New Jersey Devils kept a major piece of their defense together, signing Paul Martin to a three-year, $11.5 million contract on Thursday. Martin will earn $3 million this season, $4 million in 2008 and $4.5 million in 2009. "Paul Martin is an all-situations type of defenseman, and has developed into one of the more talented young players in the National Hockey League," Devils chief executive Lou...
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.
Earnhardt has to part with No. 8 (PA SportsTicker)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced in May that he was cutting ties with Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI), the team that was started by his father.
Earnhardt can't bring No. 8 with him to Hendrick (AP)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not be taking his familiar No. 8 with him to Hendrick Motorsports next season.
Former Indy driver David Walther gets prison time for nonsupport (AP)
Former Indianapolis 500 driver David Walther has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for nonsupport of dependents and violating terms of an earlier sentence. The 59-year-old owes more than $21,000 in child support, according to the Warren County prosecutor's office. Warren County Common Pleas Judge James L.
Busch ready to show true self at Gibbs (PA SportsTicker)
Few can argue with Kyle Busch's talent as a driver.
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.