Malone, Pippen, Dream Team Enshrined in HOF
Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone and the 1992 Dream Team headlined the 2010 class enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Friday. The ceremony concluded with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird recalling the summer of '92.
Matt Kuchar Stays Hot to Hold PGA Lead
Once the fog cleared enough to read the PGA Championship leaderboard Friday, Matt Kuchar's name was on top, for now. Kuchar extended his lead Friday, shooting a 69 to sit at 8 under. Fog delayed the start of play Friday for 2 hours, 40 minutes. Tiger Woods completed six holes Friday and remains at 1-under with 12 holes left in Round 2, which is scheduled to resume at 8:00 AM Saturday.
McNabb, Redskins Defeat Buffalo 42-17
Donovan McNabb made his Washington Redskins debut, completing 5 of 8 passes with 1 touchdown in the 42-17 victory over Buffalo. Albert Haynesworth played two series on the second-team defense and didn't record a tackle. Bills rookie C.J. Spiller ran four times for 16 yards.
Francisco Rodriguez Back Saturday
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will return to the team Saturday, ending his two-game suspension from the organization for allegedly striking his girlfriend's father in the face Wednesday at Citi Field. Mets officials said they expect Rodriguez to address the media at his locker before Saturday night's game against the Phillies.
Ty Warren to Have Hip Surgery
Ty Warren is done for the season. The New England Patriots defensive end (hip injury) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Friday. A source close to Warren said the injury is not considered career-threatening, but will require surgery. ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss says Warren will have the surgery Monday.
Trojans AD Says Reggie Bush 'Contrite'
Former USC RB Reggie Bush has not apologized for actions that played a major role in the NCAA's decision to penalize the school with severe actions, according to the LA Times. “Never did he say I’m sorry or I apologize,” new USC athletic director Pat Haden said. “Never did he say, 'I lied to the NCAA or I took stuff.' ”
Andy Pettitte Has Setback in Simulated Game
Andy Pettite's return to the Yankees lineup took a hit Friday. Pettitte could only push off at 75 percent during a 50-pitch simulated game in Tampa, FL. Manager Joe Girardi said Pettitte will join the team Saturday in Kansas City for further evaluations. Pettitte has not pitched since July 18 because of a strained left groin. He was 11-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 18 starts before going on the disabled list.
Chipper Jones to Attempt Comeback
Don't write Chipper Jones off just yet. The Atlanta Braves 3B said Friday on SportsCenter that he won't retire without trying to come back from season-ending knee surgery. Chipper said he will have surgery to repair his torn ACL, suffered Tuesday against Houston, on Saturday. The expected recovery time is about six months, giving him a chance to be ready for spring training in 2011.
Sean Sutton Pleads Guilty to Drug Use
Former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton received three years of probation after pleading guilty to illegally obtaining prescription drugs, including adderall. Sutton was also ordered to pay more than $2,850 in fines, perform 100 hours of community service in the next year and complete more drug rehabilitation treatment.
Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul Plan to Defend Olympic Gold Medals
Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul want to defend their Olympic gold medals. The U.S. national team scrimmaged at Radio City Music Hall Thursday, where Anthony and Paul both said they plan to play in 2012 in London. The Americans would qualify by winning the world championships in Turkey that start August 28.
Jack Roush Out of Hospital, Back at Track
Call it another comeback. Injured NASCAR team owner Jack Roush returned to the racetrack Friday, more than two weeks after surviving another plane crash. Roush ruptured his left eyeball, broke his jaw, sustained a compression fracture in his back and hurt his left cheek in the crash. Roush was on pit road for qualifying and said he expects to fly again.
Bob Bradley Still U.S. Soccer Coach
Despite reports to the contrary, Bob Bradley has not resigned as head coach of the U.S. men's national team. Bradley is scheduled to resume talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation "in the near future" according to a federation spokesman.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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