SPORTS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2004|
Coach: Patriots have chance to repeat |
New England has won two of the past three Super Bowls, but coach Bill Belichick said last week winning two in a row would be a more difficult achievement.
No more Nomar: Boston deals star |
BOSTON - Trade rumors finally turned into reality when the Boston Red Sox sent five-time All-Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to the Chicago Cubs in a four-team deal Saturday shortly before baseball's trade deadline.
Dieting with low-fat ERA
One year ago, Sidney Ponson was the prized pitcher available at baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.
AL: Guillen's 2-run HR winner for Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jose Guillen hit a two-run walkoff homer in the 11th inning to give the Anaheim Angels a stunning 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
NL: Jones debuts in Phillies win
CHICAGO - Former Red Todd Jones got Sammy Sosa to fly out to end the eighth inning and earn his first hold as a Phillie, while Mike Lieberthal and Bobby Abreu each hit two-run homers following Chicago errors Saturday, helping Philadelphia end its five-game losing skid with a 4-3 victory over the Cubs.
Finley caps Dodger flurry
PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Gold Glove center fielder Steve Finley and catcher Brent Mayne to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, just beating baseball's deadline to make deals without waivers.
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Memories are more important than wins
As the players on Blue Thunder go through batting practice Thursday evening to get ready for their first Metro softball game that night, they joke and laugh about their age, their team and their softball skills. But they quietly display a more serious message.
Despite Woods' strong outing, Singh leads by 2 at Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Tiger Woods shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday at the Buick Open and still lost ground to Vijay Singh.
Johnson not going to worry about new points system
LONG POND, Pa. - Sometimes, Jimmie Johnson lets his mind drift to how he could be building on his Nextel Cup points lead, not worrying about fighting for it over the last 10 races.
Gordon looking to extend his recent hot streak
LONG POND, Pa. - Nextel Cup point leader Jimmie Johnson doesn't have to look far to find perhaps his most formidable competition in the series' 10-race chase for the championship - teammate Jeff Gordon.
Suspensions biggest news from U.S. men's basketball exhibition
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The U.S. Olympic team tipped off its exhibition season with an easy 96-71 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday, although the most intriguing action came beforehand.
KO could be final blow to Tyson's comeback
LOUISVILLE - So this is how it all ends for Mike Tyson.
East able to defeat West in MLS game
WASHINGTON - Freddy Adu didn't have a problem sitting on the sideline during the first half of the MLS All-Star game.
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