Halladay Unanimous For NL Cy Young
Roy Halladay arrived in Philadelphia to a standing ovation, a $60 million contract extension and the billing as baseball's top ace. That was before he threw a single pitch. Doc delivered, and then some. Halladay added another victory to an almost perfect season Tuesday, unanimously winning the NL Cy Young Award and becoming the fifth pitcher to earn the honor in both leagues.
UConn's Streak Hits 80
Maya Moore scored 30 points and No. 1 Connecticut won its 80th straight game, 65-64, holding on when No. 2 Baylor couldn't get off a last shot in time. A record winning streak exactly two years in the making came down to the final seconds. The Huskies are now eight wins short of matching the 88-game string put together by UCLA's men's team in the 1970s.
Source: McNabb Due Just $3.75M If Released
Nothing is straightforward about Donovan McNabb these days. It turns out the $40 million he is supposed to be guaranteed in his new contract could turn out to be a mere $3.5 million. McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, clarified some of the details of McNabb's deal. He says while the contract is worded so that it has "$40 million in guarantees," the Redskins do have an option to cut McNabb at the end of the season with no further money due. McNabb has been given $3.5 million this year as part of the new contract, but the rest of the five-year, $78 million package would come to naught if the team decides to cut ties.
Marlins Trade Uggla To Braves
The Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins for utilityman Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn on Tuesday in the first trade of the general managers meetings. The 30 year-old Uggla has 154 home runs in five seasons with Florida. He's a three-time All-Star and just won his first career Silver Slugger award. The Marlins elected to move Uggla after they were unable to reach an agreement with him on a long-term contract. He made $7.8 million this year, is eligible for salary arbitration and can become a free agent after the 2011 World Series.
Person at Center of Newton Probe Talks With FBI
An attorney for the former Mississippi State player who helped spark the NCAA's investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton says his client has been interviewed by the FBI. Phil Abernethy wrote in an e-mail Tuesday that John Bond met with federal and state investigators and "cooperated fully with both agencies." Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback, told MSU officials in January he had been asked for $180,000 by a former teammate in exchange for Newton's commitment to the Bulldogs. The man was later identified by ESPN.com as Kenny Rogers. Rogers is expected to be interviewed by the NCAA, according to his attorney Doug Zeit.
Steelers Cut Erratic Kicker Reed, Sign Suisham
For eight years, the Steelers tolerated Jeff Reed's off-field incidents and had no issues with his platinum-dyed hair and quirkiness. What they couldn't forgive were his misses. Reed, who began the season as one of the 10 most accurate kickers in NFL history, but has been erratic all season, was cut Tuesday and replaced by former Redskins and Cowboys kicker Shaun Suisham. Suisham was signed immediately after working out at Heinz Field, where Reed blamed the slippery, unstable turf for his 26-yard miss Sunday against the Patriots.
Iverson Debuts For Team In Turkey, Scores 15
Former NBA All-Star Allen Iverson scored 15 points in his debut for Besiktas Cola Turka, but failed to get the win against Hemofarm Stada. Stada defeated Besiktas 94-91 in a European Cup game on Tuesday in Istanbul. Turkish fans shouted "Allen Iverson, the son of Besiktas Cola Turka" during the match. The 11-time NBA All-Star had agreed to a $4 million, two-year contract with Besiktas after no NBA team offered him a contract for the season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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