Archive for June, 2006

Kings exercise option on Cowan

Friday, June 30th, 2006
The Los Angeles Kings retained the services of Jeff Cowan, exercising their one-year contract option on the left wing Friday. Source: >http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=170135

Italy blanks Ukraine to advance to semis

Friday, June 30th, 2006
Luca Toni helped put Italy into the World Cup semifinals with two goals in his teams 3-0 win over Ukraine on Friday. Italy will face Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday in Dortmund. Source: >http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/news_story.asp?ID=170118

U S fans willing to forgive but not forget

Friday, June 30th, 2006
A year after the Michelin tire fiasco threatened the future of Formula One racing in the United States, fans turned up at Indianapolis on Friday eager to put the past behind them. While track officials did not announce attendance, it appeared thousands of enthusiastic fans took in the Friday session amid hints the sport would return in 2007. Source: >http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=170114

Posey exercises option stays with Heat

Friday, June 30th, 2006
James Posey was a key part of the Miami Heats run to the NBA championship. And he wants to be a part of the title defence, too. Posey decided Friday to exercise his $6.4 million US option to stay with the Heat next season, electing not to become a free agent. He and the Heat will likely talk about a longer-term deal in the coming weeks, but for now, Posey simply wanted to ensure hed be back for the 2006-07 campaign. Source: >http://www.tsn.ca/nba/news_story.asp?ID=170124

Uribe drives in five to down Cubs

Friday, June 30th, 2006
Juan Uribe homered and had five RBIs as the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Friday after the two central combatants in a brawl earlier this season chatted and shook hands. Cubs catcher Michael Barrett apparently apologized to A.J. Pierzynski in the outfield before the game and the two were seen shaking hands. Barrett punched Pierzynski in the jaw after the White Sox catcher ran him over at the plate on May 20. Barrett returned Friday from the resulting 10-game suspension.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/news_story.asp?ID=170120

Switching Weavers Jered up Jeff demoted

Friday, June 30th, 2006
The Angels swapped one Weaver brother for another Friday, designating right-hander Jeff for assignment and replacing him with right-hander Jered from triple-A Salt Lake. Jeff Weaver was 3-10 with a 6.29 ERA in 16 games this season. Opponents were hitting .309 against him. Jered Weaver was 6-1 with two complete game shutouts and a 1.99 ERA in 12 games over two stints in Salt Lake. Source: >http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/news_story.asp?ID=170121

Blue Jays Rios still in hospital

Friday, June 30th, 2006
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios remained in hospital on Friday after having fluid drained from leg. Rios will not be in the teams lineup on Friday against the Phillies, and no decision has been made yet on whether he will go on the DL. Rios was injured when he fouled a ball off his leg during Tuesdays 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals and was given Wednesday off when the area swelled.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/news_story.asp?ID=170119

Rays Hamilton cleared to play in minors

Friday, June 30th, 2006
Troubled Tampa Bay prospect Josh Hamilton, on the restricted list the last two seasons, received permission from Major League Baseball on Friday to play in minor league games the rest of the year.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/news_story.asp?ID=170116

Avalanche re sign Clark Skrastins

Friday, June 30th, 2006
The Colorado Avalanche re-signed defencemen Brett Clark and Karlis Skrastins to multiyear contracts on Friday. Clark, 29, posted career highs with nine goals and 27 assists in 80 games. Skrastins has played in 433 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NHL and the second-longest by a defenceman in hockey history - 53 behind Tim Hortons record.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=170117

Blues sale done Davidson named president

Friday, June 30th, 2006
The sale of the St. Louis Blues to a group led by Dave Checketts was completed Friday, and the new owners immediately named top NHL broadcaster John Davidson as team president. Source: >http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=170123