Junior to announce departure from DEI: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expected to announce Thursday morning that he will leave Dale Earnhardt Inc. after this season and possibly form his own Nextel Cup team.
Former NHLer Gaetan Duchesne collapses, dies at 44: Gaetan Duchesne, who played in the NHL for 14 seasons and helped the Minnesota North Stars reach the 1991 Stanley Cup final, died while training at a gym Monday. He was 44.
NHL Coaches On The Hot Seat (Maybe...): No coach is untouchable. Just ask Claude Julien.
Brett Favre Coming Back For 17th Season: "We have a good nucleus of young players. We were 8-8 last year, and that's encouraging."
Bobby Hamilton, 49, dies after battle with neck cancer: Bobby Hamilton found Victory Lane in all three of NASCAR's top series, but couldn't outrace cancer.
Court rules MLB players can be ID'd for steroids: The names and urine samples of about 100 Major League Baseball players who tested positive three years ago can be used by federal investigators, a court ruled Wednesday — a decision that could have implications for
Barry Bonds Whoever Cheated.
SpoFi Bowl Game Pick'em: You picked it, now show it!
Spit Happens: Owens gives Hall the weather, not the news. With friends like this, who needs enemies?
Hall of Famer Gainey's Daughter Swept Off Ship in Storm : The daughter of hockey Hall of Famer Bob Gainey was swept off a Nova Scotia ship during an Atlantic storm, and Canadian and U.S. rescuers are looking for her in an extensive ocean search.
SpoFi Bowl Game Pick'em: All right, fellas. Here's your chance to make your bowl game picks. May the best SpoFi win.
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Wojciechowski: BCS System Needs Extreme Makeover: "I hate the BCS," declares ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski. "I hate it because the two best teams in the country aren't going to play in the national title game."
Blue Jackets hire Hitchcock as coach: Hitchcock was asked if he would be behind the bench when the Blue Jackets play his former team, the Flyers, on Friday afternoon in Philadelphia.
"You bet," he said twice.
Yanks talk with Tigers about Sheffield: Gary Sheffield has resumed his campaign to interfere with the Yankees' plans to trade him, but it's not going to work. In fact, there were indications yesterday the Yankees had made progress toward sending Sheffield to the Detroit Tigers.
Key to Hockey Goalie Success Discovered: Scientists in Canada have discovered the exact spots hockey goalies need to watch to successfully block shots. I can think of a few goalies that might need to read this...
Favre angry that NFL turns its back on Robinson: "I don't like the way the league has, in my mind, turned their back on him," Favre said.
Miami, FIU have 31 suspended for role in brawl: The fight,shown as it happened in this YouTube clip, marred what was supposed to be the beginning of a rivalry between two schools with players who grew up playing each other on high school fields in South Florida.
Morrow named Stars' captain: It's the start of a new era in Dallas.
Bengals' Thurman suspended for season: Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Odell Thurman had his four-game suspension extended to one year for violating the NFL substance abuse policy following his arrest early Monday on a drunken driving charge, making him the sixth Bengal arrested this year.
Malkin sits down for interview with TSN: In the midst of a firestorm over the past couple of weeks, Russian centre Evgeni Malkin has arrived in North America and TSN's Darren Dreger sat down with him for an exclusive interview Friday.
Auker loved to play, talk baseball:
Q: Do you think baseball turned its head on steroid usage?
A: "Sure. Bud Selig is nothing but a puppet for the owners. Bonds has been a real meal ticket for the Giants' owner. As long as Selig is commissioner, Bonds will never get kicked out of baseball. Selig only came up with his silly steroid policy after pressure and the hearings in Washington."
Rest In Peace, Eldin.
Cheers welcome White into Pro Football HOF: The glory of the newest Hall of Famers' achievements was punctuated by a steady stream of tears and a singular chant:
Bonderman stays unbeaten on road, Tigers make history (edited link): No team since the 1891 St. Louis Browns, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, scored five or more first-inning runs in three straight games until the 2006 Tigers came to Cleveland Browns territory and did it Monday in a 9-7 win over the Indians.
Report: Stars to sign Lindros: Eric Lindros is expected to sign with the Dallas Stars as early as Sunday, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Rescuers told Roethlisberger he was close to dying: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday night that he was told he was "seconds, maybe a minute away from dying" immediately after his motorcycle accident last month.