SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves to stay perfect since the All-Star break, and Christian Ehrhoff scored an early goal in the San Jose Sharks' 2-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Right-hander Russ Springer agreed to a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday that is worth about $3 million, joining his eighth major league team as he heads into his 17th season.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Three weeks after being dismissed by Boston
College for pursuing an NFL head coaching job, Jeff Jagodzinski was
hired Thursday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their offensive
After being left out of the NBA's midseason gala for first time
in his career last season, Shaquille O'Neal received his 15th
All-Star selection Thursday night when the reserves were announced
for the Feb. 15 game in Phoenix.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer moved within one victory of tying Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam titles by dominating Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 Thursday to reach the Australian Open final.
McGee recently earned praise from Shaquille O'Neal who said "I really like him as a player. He is going to be a special player in this league. I really like his game. JaVale is going to be one of those big men that we talk about in the future."
Aaron Heilman's stay with the Seattle Mariners didn't last long. The reliever, obtained from the New York Mets last month, was traded to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday for infielder Ronny Cedeno and left-hander Garrett Olson.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Bobby Bowden signed a one-year contract
Wednesday to coach a 34th season at Florida State, prolonging his
duel with Penn State's Joe Paterno to see who will retire as college football's all-time leader in wins.