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IOC president concerned about Iraqi athletes (AP)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 17:21:57 PST

The president of the International Olympic Committee expressed concern Thursday about the plight of athletes in Iraq, citing threats to their safety and the lack of proper athletic infrastructure in the country. Jacques Rogge, in Cuba to attend the Sport for All Congress, said the IOC plans to "offer Iraqi athletes the possibility of training in other nations" ahead of upcoming competitions.

Report: Track coach Graham indicted by grand jury (SportsTicker)

Fri, 03 Nov 2006 01:36:43 PST

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) - Apparently Trevor Graham didn't tell the truth and now it may cost him.

Choi wins Chrysler Championship by four (AP)

Sun, 29 Oct 2006 23:50:30 PST

The final full event on the PGA Tour has a way of rearranging schedules. K.J. Choi had parent-teacher meetings for his third-grade son, David, then was going to take it easy before leaving on Saturday for China and the HSBC Champions. But after blowing away a strong field at the Chrysler Championship for his first victory of the year, he was making plans for the Tour Championship at East Lake.

Nelson, Singh inducted into Hall of Fame (AP)

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:30:10 PST

Never mind that his name falls between Byron Nelson and Jack Nicklaus in an alphabetical list of the 114 members in the World Golf Hall of Fame. As Larry Nelson wrapped up his induction speech, he was quick to point out that he will never be considered one of the greats in golf. But there may never be another like him.

Changes to FedExCup could be in store (AP)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 15:39:39 PST

Retief Goosen made it sound as though he was making minor adjustments in his swing when he hired a coach for the first time in nine years. Turns out those changes are closer to an overhaul. Goosen did not want to go into great detail, but he said some major flaws have crept into his game the last few years.

Azinger to be new U.S. Ryder Cup captain (AP)

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 15:02:23 PST

Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo have competed on the golf course and shared space in a television tower as commentators. The next time they square off will be as Ryder Cup captains in two years at Valhalla. Azinger, a former PGA champion and cancer survivor who played in four Ryder Cups without losing a singles match, has been selected the next American captain, according to two people with knowledge...

Durant, Goosen lead Tour Championship (AP)

Fri, 03 Nov 2006 00:02:44 PST

Joe Durant finished his final day of practice at the Tour Championship when it started to sink in that he was among the elite on the PGA Tour for the 2006 season. "I was sitting here look out over the lake thinking, 'I can't believe I'm here this week after where I stood halfway through the year,"' Durant said.

Malkin ties record, then scores in OT (AP)

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 23:37:26 PST

Evgeni Malkin's first goal Wednesday night was historic. His second was a game winner. Malkin scored a power-play goal in overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Malkin slapped in a loose puck from the slot 2:45 into the extra period to give the Penguins their fifth straight win.

Panthers give coach Martin 450th win (AP)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 20:31:29 PST

Jacques Martin was happy to reach a coaching milestone. He was even more pleased it came in an important game for the Florida Panthers. Ed Belfour made 23 saves against his former team and Martin picked up his 450th career victory in Florida's 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. "I think the satisfaction is for us: we needed this win," said Martin, the 13th coach to reach the...

Red Wings stay hot, top Blackhawks 2-1 (AP)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 21:29:22 PST

An open net was all Henrik Zetterberg needed to break out of a scoring slump. Zetterberg and Robert Lang scored early in the third period and Detroit beat Chicago 2-1 for its fifth consecutive win. Brian Boucher, who dropped to 0-7-0 this season, lost a shutout bid when Zetterberg scored at 3:09 of the third to tie it at 1.

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