Friday, August 25, 2006

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BCS extends deal with Harris to conduct poll (SI)
Ricky Williams could retire as... an Argo? (SportsFilter)
Clarett was offered plea deal in robbery case (SI)
Pats give holdout Branch permission to seek trade (ESPN)

Disgruntled collector sells memorablia (Online Athens)
Warrants issued in football-game slaying (Youngstown Vindicator)
Ex-Vol Smith winds up at Marshall (SI)
Woman's web of deception keeps widening (Middletown Journal)
Women's football clinic welcome (Huntington Herald Dispatch)
HitMen offering $5,000 for video of shooting (Youngstown Vindicator)
Midlands Football Team in Ugly Row (AllAfrica.com)

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Ms. Pacman is not going to be happy about this



Titans' Jones charged with disorderly conduct
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested outside a bar early Friday and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

According to the police report, officers saw Jones arguing loudly with a woman outside a nightclub where a rap concert had been held.

Jones, 22, was described by police as slurring his speech, having bloodshot eyes and smelling strongly of alcohol.

The arrest came at 1:34 a.m. CDT, the day after the Titans broke training camp.

Jones had already been excused from Friday's team schedule for personal reasons, according to The Tennessean.

Jones was arguing with a woman he accused of stealing his wallet inside the club and passing it to one of her friends, according to police.

Officers said they ordered Jones to leave several times, but he refused and continued to shout profanities. more


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"So...about the Hall of Fame..."



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Albert Belle gets 3 months in jail, probation
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former major league slugger Albert Belle was sentenced to three months in jail and five years of supervised probation Thursday for stalking his ex-girlfriend.

The 39-year-old Belle pleaded guilty in July to one felony stalking count. He had initially been arrested and charged in February, then rearrested May 17 at his Scottsdale home after he again contacted the victim. He has been jailed since the second arrest, and received credit for time served only since he entered his plea.

Superior Court Judge James Keppel warned Belle that if he contacts the victim again he will go to prison.

Belle's former girlfriend told police in January that she discovered a Global Positioning System tracking device that had fallen off her car and that Belle had threatened her. more


The rest of the stories . . .
Riding High (Indianapolis Star)
Masked Fan Speaks (Lake County News Chronicle)
Pats pick rookie to kick, cut Gramatica (AP)
Japan advances to LLWS international final (ESPN)
Jay Williams considers Nets' offer (FOX Sports)
Branch breaks silence, confident deal will 'work out' (ESPN)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Baxter sent to prison for two months (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Sports-betting ring figure gets house arrest (Times Herald-Record)
Former Nebraska coach loses in court (News Net Nebraska)
Delta teacher arrested on child porn charges (Vancouver Sun)
Braves place Baez on DL after appendectomy (ESPN)
Troubled ex-champ on bond (Sunday Times)
Reversal of fortune? Lee changes mind on Boras (ESPN)
Owens might not play until season opener (CBS Sportsline)



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"J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!"



Today's "top" story . . .

Barlow in sorry state: Apologizes for Hitler remark

(NY Daily News) -- Kevan Barlow was supposed to be sleeping on Tuesday. Instead, he was comparing his former coach to one of the most despised men in history, and his new coach isn't too happy about it.

Barlow, the running back the Jets picked up in a trade with the 49ers over the weekend, compared San Francisco coach Mike Nolan to Adolf Hitler in an interview that appeared in the Contra Costa Times yesterday. The interview was conducted on Tuesday, when Barlow was given permission by Eric Mangini to catch up on his sleep instead of attending practice.

Here's what Barlow said about Nolan, who is heading into his second season as coach of the 49ers:

"Nolan just doesn't know what he's doing. He's a first-time head coach with too much power. He has too much power as a first-time head coach. He walks around with a chip on his shoulder, like he's a dictator, like he's Hitler. People are scared of him. If it ain't Nolan's way, it's the highway."

In a follow-up call later, Barlow tried to retract his comments, saying: "I was kind of harsh on him, saying he's a dictator. That's bad. Saddam Hussein is a dictator. I was speaking on emotion....My world's been (upended) in the past (48) hours." more

The rest of the stories . . .
OU bans car dealer work (SI)
Rice shopping reality TV show (SI)
AF assistant reinstated after striking player (SI)
Tribe allow 10 to KC in first, win 15-13 (AP)
Healthy Sullivan pleads his case (Boston Globe)
The Top 25 high school football teams (SI)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Go Redbirds, Go!

Cardinals sign infielder Jose Vizcaino



ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals, in need of help at shortstop, signed free-agent infielder Jose Vizcaino on Wednesday.

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Amazingly, after the signing of Vizcaino, the Cardinals are still in need of help at shortstop.

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Little Leaguer cusses, manager hits him (MSNBC)
Danton's agent held on sex-exploitation charges (Globe and Mail)
Man arrested in golf shop burglary (Palo Alto Online)
Golf course damage estimated at $50,000 (Muskegon Chronicle)
Keenan High coach arrested (The State)
Likely starting guard was arrested (Gary Post Tribune)
Moore 'whodunit' farce left sour taste (Belfast Telegraph)
Mariners GM Bavasi Blames the Troops (Seattlest)

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"We had to restrain ourselves."



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Pink Taco seeks to put name on Cards Stadium
PHOENIX (Arizona Republic) -- First, it shook up the Scottsdale establishment. Now, the family behind the Pink Taco restaurant chain is rattling the Cardinals' cage.

Would you believe Pink Taco Stadium?

That's what the Morton family, famous for creating the Hard Rock Café and Morton's Steakhouse, is saying they want to name Cardinals Stadium.

They are offering $30 million as evidence of their commitment and are promising to pursue an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals.

One problem: The Cardinals, who control the Glendale stadium's naming rights, say they want no part of the name.

Harry Morton, president and CEO of Pink Taco, said his group is prepared to use the deal for $30 million over 10 years as a starting point for negotiations. Morton said Monday that his company has the "edge and cachet" that would help elevate the team's profile with a younger demographic.

He also said he would consider calling the $455 million venue Morton Stadium, provided the Pink Taco menu was prominent throughout the venue. more

The rest of the stories . . .
Mother of NFL Star's Child Arrested (WOAI)
BYU suspends defensive back for first game (SI)
Gatlin admits doping - gets eight-year ban (Monsters and Critics)
Teammates turn in Benson (Chicago Sun Times)
Falcons Trade Duckett to Redskins (ABC)
Appeal court deals blow to Renault's hopes (Reuters)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Is this why they always say, "Hi Mom?" on TV?

Barfield injured after son shoves him down stairs


HOUSTON (AP) -- Former All-Star outfielder Jesse Barfield was taken to a hospital Sunday after he suffered a head injury when he was shoved down a flight of stairs by his 18-year-old son, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Barfield, 46, was treated and released, but Jeremy Barfield was arrested shortly after 8 a.m., the newspaper reported.

The younger Barfield, a high school star outfielder drafted in the ninth round by the New York Mets in June, was expected to be charged with a misdemeanor, said Lt. John Martin, a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Department.

"(Jeremy) and his father had some kind of argument that apparently took place on the stairs in his house," Martin told the Chronicle. "The father was lower on stairs than Jeremy was and ... at some point during argument, Jeremy shoved him and he ended up falling down the stairs and struck his head pretty hard on the floor." more

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Broncos' Wilson, Bailey held out for breaking curfew (ESPN)
Tucker back for practice; Droughns leaves for hearing (Topix)
Backup goalie arrested, canned (Sun Journal)
Town is riven by delay for football team pranksters (Buffalo News)
Teen football stars' jail time postponed (Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Police video shows badly mixed-up Solich (Athens News)
Bonds wants to finish with Giants (MSNBC)


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"Peerless Price has been found."



Today's "top" story . . .

Struggling Price misses Bills' practice
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills receiver Peerless Price was missing from the team's scheduled practice Sunday afternoon, two days after being held without a catch for the second consecutive preseason game.

Coach Dick Jauron was unavailable for comment following the light workout, but will address the situation on Monday.

Bills spokesperson Scott Berchtold said that Price was "absent."

Price, Buffalo's second-round pick in the 1999 draft, signed with the Bills as a free agent in April after spending three disappointing seasons with Atlanta and Dallas. He has been battling Josh Reed most of training camp for Buffalo's No. 2 receiver position behind Lee Evans.

Price was hoping to resurrect his career with the Bills, the team he enjoyed his most success with. However, he has not had a reception in Buffalo's two preseason defeats, including Friday's 44-31 loss to Cincinnati. more


The rest of the stories . . .
TV spots by Irish possible NCAA violations (FW Journal Gazette)
Strip Poker Championships bring mass a-peel (MSNBC)
Barlow traded to Jets for draft pick (SF Chronicle)
Inzy demands trial by television (Sky Sports)
Palmer says he will play vs. Packers (Columbus Dispatch)
Newcastle target for possible takeover (Irish Examiner)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

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Gophers suspend yet another running back (SI)
Dale Jr. spins Edwards for Busch win (FOX Sports)
Mike Williams will change diet (Booth Newspapers)
Accuser files appeal in Colorado rape case (SI)
Dodgers boot pitcher accused of burglary (Stuart News)
QB quandary clear as mud (Chicago Sun Times)
Mystery ailment may derail Glavine (ESPN)
Parcells waiting to play Owens (NFL.com)

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"I'd be perfect for the Brewers," says Wally, er...Barney.



Today's "top" story . . .

Backman still trying to get back into baseball
(AP) -- Wally Backman has fond memories of winning the 1986 World Series with the New York Mets. His memories of his four-day stint as the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks still sting.

Backman received a warm welcome as he joined most of his teammates from the 1986 Mets on the field at Shea Stadium for an anniversary celebration before Saturday night's game against the Rockies. He made his way through the stands along the third-base line, giving high-fives as fans cheered despite a steady rain.

Darryl Strawberry, Lenny Dykstra, Mookie Wilson and Howard Johnson got the loudest applause as they made their way through the crowd, which chanted "Lenny! Lenny!" for Dykstra and thundered "Mookie!" when Wilson was introduced.

While many of his former teammates still work in baseball, Backman is trying to get back on the field after an embarrassing episode in 2004. Arizona hired him as manager in November 2004 then dismissed him four days later because of evidence that arose from off-the-field problems, including two arrests and several financial problems.

Time has done nothing to change how the fiery Backman feels about what happened, saying Arizona handled the situation extremely poorly. more


The rest of the stories . . .
Rice to rejoin Niners ... then officially retire (AP)
Seattle rowers win trans-Atlantic race (SportsFilter)
Johnson can't celebrate touchdown (FOX Sports)
Pollard taking creative haircuts to Cleveland Cavs (ESPN)
Hey, Yankee fans, get yer warm beer! (NY Daily News)
Holyfield satisfied, but not much of a test (SJ Mercury News)