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Pittsburgh Penguins raise 2008-09 Stanley Cup banner before final Mellon Arena opener

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 21:29
The Pittsburgh Penguins raised their Stanley Cup banner to the rafters before their opener against the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Ted Williams' head mistreated in lab, according to new book

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 21:09
A new book by a former employee of Alcor, the company that froze Ted Williams' remains, alleges the baseball Hall of Famer's body was mistreated by the company.

Houston Texans rookie TE Anthony Hill hospitalized with swine flu

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 21:00
Texans tight end Anthony Hill was hospitalized this week after testing positive for swine flu.

LeGarrette Blount had lawyer to talk to Oregon about reinstatement

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 20:52
Within days of Oregon announcing that LeGarrette Blount was suspended for the season last month, the senior running back's parents and a lawyer representing Blount spoke with Ducks Athletic Director Mike Bellotti to discuss possible reinstatement.

Rio beats out Madrid as 2016 Olympics host

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 20:38
Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympics.

14-year-old Alexis Thompson tied for LPGA Tour lead

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 20:22
Ninth-grader Alexis Thompson shot a 3-under 69 on Friday for a share of the lead with top-ranked Lorena Ochoa and three others after the second round of the Navistar LPGA Classic.

Greg Norman, Chris Evert say they have separated, 'remain friends'

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 20:04
Just 15 months after they were married, golf star Greg Norman and tennis great Chris Evert announced they have separated.

New York Jets cornerbacks Lito Sheppard, Donald Strickland ruled out for New Orleans Saints game

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 19:48
Jets cornerbacks Lito Sheppard and Donald Strickland have been ruled out for the team's game at New Orleans.

Mark Martin earns career-best seventh pole at Kansas Speedway

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 19:45
Mark Martin has another pole in his race to win the Chase.

Denny Hamlin: Brad Keselowski needs to watch out on track

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 18:18
The feud between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski is not over. Far from it.

NASCAR warns Hendrick Motorsports after Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson come close to failing inspection

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 18:15
NASCAR has warned Hendrick Motorsports that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin came very close to failing post-race inspection following their 1-2 finish at Dover last week.

Washington Redskins' Clinton Portis again a game-time decision for

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 16:37
Banged-up running back Clinton Portis will be a game-time decision for the second straight week for the Washington Redskins.

Notre Dame's sellout streak is alive with late rally

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 14:39
Notre Dame's sellout streak is alive with late rally.

Rashard Mendenhall of Pittsburgh Steelers seeks second chance after benching for not knowing assignments

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 11:03
The Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall is hoping for a second chance after being benched for not knowing his assignments.

In Copenhagen, President Barack Obama makes pitch for Olympics

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 09:37
Rio de Janeiro and Chicago both made impassioned appeals to the IOC to be chosen later Friday as host of the 2016 Olympics, with President Barack Obama and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, pitting their star power against each other.

Baker, Twins beat Tigers to avoid elimination

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 09:36
Scott Baker had a strong start and got plenty of run support with a three-run third inning and a four-run eighth, helping the Twins beat the Tigers 8-3 to avoid elimination from playoff contention.

Oklahoma Sooners to play Miami Hurricanes without Sam Bradford at QB

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 08:35
Quarterback Sam Bradford's return to Oklahoma's offense won't come this week.

Allen Iverson: Detroit Pistons 'lied' about coming off bench

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:54
Allen Iverson calls his one season in Detroit the "worst year of my career" and claims team officials, and then-coach Michael Curry, "lied" to him about coming off the bench instead of starting.

Avalanche raise Sakic's No. 19 then rout Sharks

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 02:06
Wojtek Wolski scored two goals and Craig Anderson stopped 38 shots, lifting Colorado to a season-opening 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night after the Avalanche retired Joe Sakic's No. 19.

Catchings does it all as Fever even WNBA Finals

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 02:01
Tamika Catchings fell one rebound shy of the first triple-double in WNBA finals history and the Indiana Fever beat the Phoenix Mercury 93-84 on Thursday night to square the best-of-five series 1-1.

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