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New York Knicks President and coach Isiah Thomas makes his way past phoographers as he enters Manhattan federal court for the second week of his sexual harassment trial, Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in New York. (AP Photo / Louis Lanzano)

Lawyers for a former Madison Square Garden executive suing New York Knicks coach and president Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment rested her case after four days of testimony portraying him as a foul-mouthed lout who loathed and then loved her. Plaintiff Anucha Browne Sanders wrapped her case up Tuesday with friends and family recounting conversations where she detailed Thomas’ alleged…

  • Jays rally past stumbling Red Sox 4-3

    Once the best closer in baseball, Red Sox reliever Eric Gagne has suddenly become shaky. So has Boston’s lead in the AL East. Gagne allowed three eighth-inning runs, two of them on a double by Russ Adams, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night. “I don’t know how to […]

  • Yanks move within 2 1-2 games of BoSox

    Back on the field in time for the stretch drive, Mike Mussina and Doug Mientkiewicz are helping the New York Yankees try to chase down Boston. Mussina limited Baltimore to three singles over seven innings, Mientkiewicz hit a three-run homer and the Yankees beat the Orioles 12-0 Tuesday night to inch closer to the first-place […]

  • NHL closer to ending unbalanced schedule

    NHL teams could be back to playing every other club in the league by next season. The board of governors from the 30 teams met Tuesday and moved closer to ditching the unbalanced schedule put it place after the lockout wiped out the 2004-05 season. Although a vote won’t take place before the group meets […]

  • Sharks send top pick Couture to juniors

    Logan Couture will spend at least another year in junior hockey before getting his chance with the San Jose Sharks. San Jose reassigned Couture, the ninth overall pick in the draft, to the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s on Tuesday. The high-scoring center had a brief stint in training camp with the Sharks, who traded up twice […]

  • Sabres’ outdoor game sells out quickly

    It’s a hot ticket for what could be a very cold hockey game. It took less than 30 minutes Tuesday morning for fans to buy all 42,000 tickets made available for the NHL Winter Classic, an outdoor game between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins to be played at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Jan. 1. […]

  • Australia imports vaccine to tackle equine flu

    Australia will import 50,000 doses of vaccine to help efforts to contain and eradicate an outbreak of equine influenza. The vaccine is sufficient to protect 25,000 horses from the highly contagious illness which has heavily affected the Australian racing industry and halted horse movements in New South Wales and Queensland states, Federal Agriculture Minister Peter […]

  • Indians hit 4 HRs to beat Tigers 7-4

    Above his locker, Victor Martinez proudly taped a poster showing the brackets of a baseball video-game tournament that he recently competed in against his teammates. He won it. And he and the Indians are close to winning something else. Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer, Martinez had a solo shot and Cleveland unloaded for four […]

  • Re-signed G Backstrom stabilizes Wild

    The Minnesota Wild have found quiet in the net, in more ways than one. Niklas Backstrom is the unquestioned starter, taking his two-year, $6.2 million contract and NHL-best 1.97 goals-against average from last season into this campaign. Josh Harding is the backup, but there will be no wonder about who’s in what role — as […]

  • Veteran G Burke announces retirement

    NHL goaltender Sean Burke officially retired Tuesday after nearly 20 years in the league. Burke spent last season with the Los Angeles Kings, and played for nine teams during his career, which also included playing for Canada in the 1988 Olympics. Selected 24th overall in the 1985 draft, Burke reached the NHL near the end […]

  • Redskins RG Thomas to have surgery

    Right guard Randy Thomas will have surgery Wednesday morning on his torn left triceps, the second major operation in two weeks on a Washington Redskins offensive lineman. Thomas, who underwent an MRI on Tuesday, will have to wear a splint or cast for at least six weeks and will likely need rehabilitation for several weeks […]

  • Falcons sign Leftwich for 2 years, $7M

    The Atlanta Falcons signed former Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich on Tuesday, giving the team immediate depth and a potential contender for the starting job. “First of all, I’m a football player and the last couple of weeks have been tough on me,” said Leftwich, who was cut the week before the season by the Jaguars.