Bills rookie Trent Edwards will make his second straight start when Buffalo hosts Dallas on Monday night after J.P. Losman missed practice Wednesday. Coach Dick Jauron ruled Losman out, saying the quarterback is recovering steadily from a sprained left knee but it’s not clear when he’ll be able to resume practicing with the team.
Tony Dungy hopes three of his injured starters can play against Tampa Bay this week. He just can’t count on it. So when the Indianapolis Colts went back to work Wednesday, Dungy was making contingency plans for the possible absences of receiver Marvin Harrison, running back Joseph Addai and safety Bob Sanders, all of whom were hurt in last Sunday’s victory over Denver.
Irish-bred Charming Legacy, runner-up in six of her previous nine starts, moved to the front coming out of the gate and stayed there on the way to victory in the $50,400 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Santa Anita on Wednesday. Ridden by Alex Solis and winning for the third time in her career, Charming Legacy was timed in 1:47.43 for the 1 1-8 miles.
Mike Bumgarner, crew chief for the No. 5 Chevrolet driven by Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined $10,000 for an infraction last weekend at Kansas Speedway.
Nationwide Insurance has signed a seven-year deal to become the title sponsor of NASCAR’s No. 2 series beginning in 2008.
Allen Iverson has been sued for not showing up, this time to speak to his fans. The lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court says the Denver Nuggets star didn’t come to a weekend of booked appearances in Omaha in early August, leaving fans at a youth rally and two clubs without their main attraction.
Barry Bonds has closed two big chapters in his baseball career. He’s the newly minted home run king, and his break with the Giants is complete. Yet the federal steroids probe in which he plays a starring role lingers on into its fifth year. Bonds’ former personal trainer is still languishing in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury considering perjury and other charges against the…
Brandon Webb is a quiet Kentuckian, Carlos Zambrano an emotional Venezuelan. Their common bond is talent, and their duel in the desert on Wednesday night will go a long way toward determining the outcome of the division series between Webb’s Arizona Diamondbacks and Zambrano’s Chicago Cubs. Chicago second baseman Mark DeRosa called Webb “one of the best pitchers in the game.” “But they’ve got to…
The Ottawa Senators wanted no part of what the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers went through last season. After seeing Buffalo lose Daniel Briere and Chris Drury, and what happened with Ryan Smyth in Edmonton, the Senators locked up 50-goal scorer Dany Heatley before he became an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Michael Vick moved one step closer to being tried on state dogfighting charges Wednesday at a hearing to make sure he has legal representation. An attorney for the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback appeared in Surry County Circuit Court and was asked to return Nov. 27 to set a trial date. Vick, who did not attend the hearing, is in the midst of a big week.
One day after insisting he’d stick with Marc Bulger, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan benched his banged-up quarterback. The winless Rams will go with backup Gus Frerotte on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Linehan said Wednesday. Frerotte and Bulger, who has been ineffective while playing with two broken ribs, both got the news Tuesday from the coach and the switch was made public before…
Diamond Stripes and Magna Graduate will take their next steps toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic when they face off in the $500,000 Meadowlands Cup on Friday night. The Grade 2 event is one of the last major preps for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Oct. 26-27 at Monmouth Park. Diamond Stripes, who has won four of seven career starts, was the early favorite in the field of seven.