Sports agent Dwight Manley has resigned as national manager of the Jockeys’ Guild after a year on the job. He was replaced by Terry Meyocks, a former official with the New York Racing Association and National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Manley was appointed to a two-year term by the guild’s board in July 2006.
From seven runs down to seven runs up, just like that. Mike Lowell had four hits and Kevin Youkilis delivered a bases-loaded triple during a six-run sixth inning Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 16-10. “It didn’t start out looking that great; 8-1 is not really the formula,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said.
At 20 games above .500 for the first time this season, New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is starting to feel comfortable talking about a playoff berth. Jason Giambi hit a grand slam, Jorge Posada added a solo homer and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Players slumped in their padded folding chairs, staring blankly at the floor, their lockers or each other. The only sound was the harsh scrape of brushes cleaning metal spikes as the attendants did their job. The St. Louis Cardinals’ clubhouse had the look and the sound of a season slipping away. Adam Dunn hit a grand slam and a solo homer off Mark Mulder, and the Cincinnati Reds extended the…
Giants quarterback Eli Manning was at practice Wednesday, taking snaps and handing off as he tested his bruised right shoulder. He was scheduled to throw later in the day. Giants coach Tom Coughlin gave no indication whether Manning would play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers but said, “I am encouraged by his progress.” Coughlin also said Manning is not as sore as he was a few days ago and that…
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick apologized to his team on Wednesday and confirmed that he has spoken to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about his “interpretation” of league rules that ban videotaping of the opposing sideline. It was not clear what Belichick was apologizing for, and the coach repeatedly refused to elaborate on a one-paragraph statement issued 10 minutes before a regularly…
Kevin Everett voluntarily moved his arms and legs on Tuesday when partially awakened, prompting a neurosurgeon to say the Buffalo Bills’ tight end would walk again — contrary to the grim prognosis given a day before. “Based on our experience, the fact that he’s moving so well, so early after such a catastrophic injury means he will walk again,” said Dr.
After 13 races and 5,284 miles of racing, just three points separate the top three teams in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
Boston Celtics great Bill Russell and former North Carolina coach Dean Smith were among 20 former players, coaches and technicians inducted into FIBA’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Russell, winner of 11 NBA championships and an Olympic gold medal, led a list of 12 players from 10 different countries, while Smith headlined the four coaches.
Ozzie Guillen took the White Sox to a World Series championship two years ago. Now he’s trying to keep them from having the worst record in the major leagues. Sounds like a strange time to give him a new contract, but that’s what the team did Tuesday when it announced Guillen had agreed to an extension through the 2012 season.
Roger Clemens threw a bullpen session, pronounced himself ready to return to the mound Sunday night at Boston and revealed tests showed ligament damage in his sore right elbow. Clemens threw at about 80 percent before Tuesday’s series opener at Toronto. Yankees manager Joe Torre already had tentatively slotted him in for the series finale at Fenway Park.
Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell was suspended for 15 games without pay Wednesday by the NHL after his plea last month of no contest to drunken driving and hit-and-run charges. “Playing in the National Hockey League is a privilege, and with that privilege comes a corresponding responsibility for exemplary conduct off the ice as well as on it,” commissioner Gary Bettman said.