Will there be cheers for the Chiefs’ career top-rated passer, or will fans boo a guy who complained he wasn’t getting a fair chance to keep his job and then wrangled a drawn-out trade to Miami? Trent Green doesn’t know. But Kansas City coach Herm Edwards has an idea how the crowd will greet the former quarterback Thursday night when he returns to Arrowhead Stadium in a Dolphins uniform.
Secret Gypsy didn’t want to get into the starting gate, but she ended up setting a track record Thursday at Saratoga Race Course in her first career start. The chestnut daughter of Sea of Secrets, owned by Richland Hills Stable and John Kuehl, finished the 5 1/2 furlongs under jockey Kent Desormeaux in 1:03.26.
Defending champion Lava Man was tabbed the morning-line favorite Thursday for the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar this weekend.
HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) — Kyle Busch is leaving one powerful NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team, but is making another perhaps just as potent.
The San Antonio Spurs signed free agent swingman Ime Udoka on Thursday. Ukoka, who was undrafted out of Portland State, averaged 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 75 games with the Portland Trail Blazers last season. He ranked 19th in the NBA in 3-point shooting, making 89 of 219 attempts. Udoka played in the NBA Development League and internationally before spending one season each with…
The Washington Wizards traded the rights to Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for a future first-round draft pick. The Wizards drafted Navarro in the second round, 40th overall, in 2002. He never joined the team, though, instead playing for FC Barcelona in the Spanish league.
Pitching with a narrow lead is no problem for Shaun Marcum. The Blue Jays’ right-hander won his fifth straight start, Alex Rios had three hits and Toronto beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Wednesday night. “I like being in the close games,” Marcum said. “You don’t get so lackadaisical out there. You’ve got to focus a little bit more because one pitch can cost you the ballgame.” Marcum (10-4) retired…
The Baltimore Orioles are causing fits for the top teams in the AL East. Miguel Tejada hit a tiebreaking double off suddenly struggling Mariano Rivera in the 10th inning, and Aubrey Huff added a two-run homer to lead Baltimore past the New York Yankees 6-3 on Wednesday. “As I told you when we took over here, we were never going to give up,” said Orioles manager Dave Trembley, whose team is 27-23…
Jose Offerman was having a pretty good summer. Then in a flash, things went flying out of control. Looking for a last chance in the majors, the two-time All-Star turned violent at a minor league game Tuesday night. Hit by a fastball, Offerman charged the mound with his bat and swung at least twice, striking the opposing pitcher and catcher.
Suspended Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is not expected to play in the NFL this season, so he keeps looking for new ways to stay busy. First there was wrestling, now it’s hip-hop. His National Street League Records, based in Atlanta, announced Wednesday that Jones will team with producer Spoaty in a duo called Posterboyz with their first single “Let it Shine” being released Aug.