Archive for August, 2006

Boston shines but Bucs fall to Texans

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
David Boston looks to have finally put a devastating knee injury behind him. Coincidentally, the Tampa Bay receiver did it in the same city where it occurred more than two years ago. The Houston Texans beat the Buccaneers 16-13 Thursday night in a game where almost all starters on both teams sat out. Boston saw his first extended action of the pre-season and showed flashes of the Pro Bowl-calibre receiver he once was.

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Owens plays Cowboys tie Vikes

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Terrell Owens received a standing ovation the first time he stepped on the field for the Dallas Cowboys and drew more cheers for catching his first pass. But the biggest surprise was the final score: a 10-10 tie with the Minnesota Vikings. Oakville, Ont.s Mike Vanderjagt, the other big off-season signee for Dallas, missed field goals of 32 and 33 yards in overtime, forcing a rare pre-season game without a winner or loser.

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Mistakes overshadow Howard s 49th

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Two blown late-inning leads culminating in a game-ending wild pitch overshadowed Ryan Howards franchise record 49th homer and kept the Philadelphia Phillies from gaining a share of the NL wild card lead. Marlon Anderson scored from third base on Aaron Fultzs wild pitch in the 10th inning, giving the Washington Nationals a 6-5 victory Thursday night. Philadelphia led 4-2 in the ninth before Felipe Lopez had a two-run single off Arthur Rhodes with two outs.

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Biggio HR leads Astros

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Craig Biggio homered and Andy Pettitte struck out five in seven solid innings as the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-3 win on Thursday night. Willy Taveras, Brad Ausmus and Lance Berkman added RBIs for the defending NL champions, who have won six in a row heading into a weekend series with the New York Mets.

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Morris upstages Smoltz in win

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Matt Morris won on the road for the first time in six tries, ending a six-game home winning streak for John Smoltz and leading the San Francisco Giants over the Atlanta Braves 8-6 Thursday night. Mark Sweeney hit a two-run single in a three-run sixth that knocked out Smoltz (12-7), who gave up a season-high seven runs and six hits in five-plus innings. He had been 6-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his previous six home starts since a June 7 loss to Washington.

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Rangers ride Teixeira to beat Orioles

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Gary Matthews Jr. led off with a disputed home run to quickly end Daniel Cabreras scoreless streak and the Texas Rangers went on for a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Mark Teixeira homered in his third straight game for Texas. Carlos Lee had a home run and an RBI double, but was also charged with an error when he knocked a ball out of Matthews glove in the outfield that led to an unearned run.

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Cards Duncan pinches Marlins in win

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Chris Duncan hit a tying pinch homer and Scott Rolen singled in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Florida Marlins 5-2 Thursday night. St. Louis, which reopened a five-game lead over second-place Cincinnati in the NL Central, sent the Marlins to their second straight loss following a nine-game winning streak. After losing 14 of their first 22 games in August, the Cardinals won five of their final six.

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Allen set to become football s pass king

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Damon Allen of the Toronto Argonauts needs just 165 yards to break Warren Moons all-time passing record heading into the Argos annual Labour Day showdown with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Moon holds the distinction of being the most prolific passer in pro football history with 70,553 yards. He also became the first modern-day African-American quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Jets dump Jolley trade Bollinger

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Tight end Doug Jolley, who never fulfilled expectations after being acquired by the New York Jets from Oakland, was traded by the Jets to Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Jets also acquired tight end Sean Ryan from Dallas and claimed wide receiver Sloan Thomas on waivers from Tennessee. Later Thursday, New York traded backup quarterback Brooks Bollinger to Minnesota for second-year defensive tackle C.J. Mosley.

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Jags down Falcons in backup battle

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Charles Sharon caught a pair of touchdown passes and the Jaguars defeated the Atlanta Falcons 20-17 Thursday night in a game that meant little beyond settling a few fringe spots on each roster.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nfl/news_story.asp?ID=175995