Cornerback Asante Samuel returned to the New England Patriots on Monday, moving closer to ending a contract dispute that had cost him a month of the preseason. Samuel, who tied for the NFL lead with 10 interceptions last season, was at Gillette Stadium taking a physical on Monday, coach Bill Belichick said.
First, Michael Vick apologized to all the people he lied to. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Coach Bobby Petrino. His teammates. “I was not honest and forthright in our discussions,” the star quarterback said Monday, somber and deliberate and not speaking from notes. Then he apologized to “all the young kids out there for my immature acts.” “I need to grow up,” he…
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after crashing his Lamborghini and abandoning it alongside an expressway on the city’s North Side, Illinois State Police said. After meeting with police Monday afternoon, Briggs was also cited for failure to give immediate notice of an accident and improper lane usage, said Master Sgt.
When Street Sense hit the top of the stretch in the $1 million Travers Stakes, it looked like the race was over. It was just beginning. Instead of pulling away from his less-than accomplished rivals, Street Sense found himself hooked up in a stretchlong duel with Grasshopper before prevailing by a half-length on a hot and steamy Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (Ticker) — Street Sense had a nose for the wire.
Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense overcame an inspired performance by Grasshopper to win the $1 million Travers Stakes by a half-length on Saturday.
Hystericalady scored a front-running 6-length victory over Lexi Star to capture the $300,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Ridden by Eddie Castro, Hystericalady covered the one mile and a sixteenth in 1:41.4 in winning for the seventh time in 13 career starts. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the filly paid $4.80, $3.60 and $2.60 as the favorite in the field of seven.
Villagers who started raising money for a new hall in the 1940s finally reach their halfway target.
The Atlanta Braves found a team struggling more than them. Brian McCann hit his second grand slam in a week and the Braves beat the slumping Florida Marlins 13-2 Monday night to bounce back after a rough weekend in St. Louis. “Hopefully, the grand slam gave us a big boost, but we have to come out and play hard tomorrow and the next day,” McCann said.
All-Star Chris Young was encouraged after throwing a bullpen session on Monday and the San Diego Padres, entering a crucial stretch against NL West rivals, are cautiously optimistic he can start Thursday or Friday. The 6-foot-10 right-hander was forced to leave his start against the Mets on Tuesday night after five innings because of lower back pain.
Once Casey Blake scooped up the grounder, the rest was as easy as 1, 2, 3. Blake started Cleveland’s first triple play since 1992, Paul Byrd beat Minnesota once again and Victor Martinez homered to help the Indians slow Minnesota’s climb in the AL Central with an 8-3 win over the Twins on Monday night.
Looking for more experience behind young starter Tarvaris Jackson, the Minnesota Vikings acquired veteran quarterback Kelly Holcomb in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. The 34-year-old Holcomb is entering his 12th season and has 21 career starts, nearly twice as many as the other three quarterbacks on the Vikings’ roster combined.