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This week in sports

Published: October 27, 2006
Section: Sports


Baseball
Minnesota Twins P Francisco Liriano left rehab and will likely undergo surgery.

The Red Sox signed P Mike Timlin to a one year contract.

Joe Girardi took himself out of consideration for manager of the Washington Nationals.

MLB and the MLBPA reached a labor deal that runs through 2011.

The Mets' Carlos Delgado was awarded the Roberto Clemente, honoring Delgado for his charity work.

Philadelphia signed P Jamie Moyer to a two year contract extension.

Football
Kansas City signed T Chris Terry to a two year deal. He had retired earlier this year following violations of steroid and substance abuse policies.

San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman will play in at least two games while he appeals his suspension for steroid use.

Bill Parcells announced that Tony Romo will start at QB for the Dallas Cowboys. Romo had three interceptions in a 36-22 Cowboys loss.

Tampa Bay CB Brian Kelly is out for the season with a toe injury.

Maurice Carthon resigned as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

Basketball
The NBA approved the sale of the Seattle SuperSonics and the Seattle Storm to a group of four Oklahoma City businessmen led by Clay Bennett. Despite rumors, Bennett insists that the Sonics will not move to Oklahoma as long as they get a new building.

The GMs' preseason poll picked the San Antonio Spurs to win the championship, LeBron James to win MVP, Brandon Roy to be rookie of the year and Pat Riley to be best coach.

Four groups are competing to own the Philadelphia 76ers. One group includes Julius Irving and Will Smith.

Jay Williams's comeback came to a halt after being cut by the Nets. The former number two pick nearly lost his leg in a 2003 motorcycle accident.

Hockey
Philadelphia Flyers GM Bobby Clarke resigned and coach Ken Hitchcock was fired.

Miscellaneous
Nelson de la Rosa, the worlds shortest actor and Pedro Martinezs friend and good luck charm, died from unknown causes at age 38. His body is to be put on display in a Domincan Republic museum.