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April 10th, 2007 12:39 am by Staff Report












Atlanta signs QB Harrington


Posey arrested on drunk driving charge


Broncos, Shanahan agree to extension


Montgomery enters guilty plea


ETSU golf teams in action


Daughter: Wooden in hospital, doing well


Hawks suspend Smith for outburst


Belfour, Peltonen arrested at bar


K-State introduces Martin as hoops coach


Pelphrey takes reins at Arkansas


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - South Alabama's John Pelphrey was hired as the basketball coach at Arkansas, a week after Creighton's Dana Altman took the job only to back out the following day. Arkansas had been without a coach since Stan Heath was fired March 26. Heath has since taken the head coaching job at South Florida. Pelphrey, 38, went 80-67 in five seasons at South Alabama, including 44-19 the past two seasons. The Jaguars made the NCAA tournament in 2006.


Atlanta signs QB Harrington

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Joey Harrington signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday to back up Michael Vick at quarterback. Harrington, the third overall pick by Detroit in the 2002 draft, started 11 games with Miami last season after being obtained by the Dolphins in a trade with the Lions. He threw for 2,236 yards with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The Falcons also released cornerback Kevin Mathis, a 10-year veteran.


Posey arrested on drunk driving charge

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Heat forward James Posey was arrested early Monday on a drunken driving charge after an officer pulled him over for stopping in the middle of a road. Posey had stopped his car on a double-lane Miami Beach road, police said. He was arrested and taken to Miami-Dade County jail. He was later released on $1,000 bond.



Broncos, Shanahan agree to extension

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DENVER - Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has signed a three-year contract extension, keeping him in Denver through the 2011 season. Shanahan, 54, led Denver to Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998. Since becoming head coach in January 1995, he has led the Broncos to seven playoff appearances and a 123-69 regular season record, best in the NFL over that span.


Montgomery enters guilty plea

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NEW YORK - Olympic sprinter Tim Montgomery, once considered the fastest man on Earth until his world record was erased in the BALCO steroid scandal, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy in a multimillion-dollar bank fraud and money-laundering scheme. Defense attorneys said Montgomery could be sentenced to 37 to 46 months in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 1.


ETSU golf teams in action

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The East Tennessee State men's and women's golf teams were both in action Monday. In Alpharetta, Ga., Gareth Shaw fired an even-par 72 in the first round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia's Lakeside Course, leading the 13th-ranked ETSU men to a ninth-place standing after the first day of play. The Bucs were eight strokes back of first-round leaders Georgia Tech and Clemson. At Keith Hills Country Club in Buies Creek, N.C., the Lady Bucs opened the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament with a 24 over par team total - 16 strokes off defending champion Campbell's total.


Daughter: Wooden in hospital, doing well

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LOS ANGELES - Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden has been hospitalized for treatment of a possible recurrence of diverticulitis. Daughter Nancy Muehlhausen said the 96-year-old Hall of Fame coach was admitted to an area hospital Sunday because of bleeding in the colon. "He's absolutely doing fine," Muehlhausen said Monday.


Hawks suspend Smith for outburst

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ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith was suspended by the team for two games on Monday, one day after an expletive-filled tirade at coach Mike Woodson late in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. General manager Billy Knight said Smith was suspended for the next two games "for conduct detrimental to the team."


Belfour, Peltonen arrested at bar

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Florida Panthers goalie Ed Belfour was arrested at a popular South Beach bar early Monday after a scuffle with a police officer. Belfour was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence. His teammate, Ville Peltonen, 33, was charged with criminal mischief after he broke a metal pole off a fire rescue truck parked in the area, a police report said. Both players were later released.


K-State introduces Martin as hoops coach

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - Frank Martin was introduced as the successor to Bob Huggins on Monday. Huggins left abruptly last week after only one season to take the head coaching job at his alma mater, West Virginia. Martin was Huggins' top assistant and recruiting coordinator last season.


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