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The Week in Sports

Published: November 18, 2005
Section: Sports


Baseball
Major League Baseball reached an agreement with the Players Union to create a new steroid punishment system. The first offense is a 50 game suspension. The second offense is a 100 game suspension. The third offense is a lifetime ban.

Hideki Matsui resigned with the Yankees for four years and 52 million dollars.

Joe Maddon is the new manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Football
Many teammates of Priest Holmes dont think that he will play again. Holmes was injured several weeks ago and is done for the year.

Cedric Benson, the Chicago RB, will miss about one month with an MCL sprain.

It is unknown if QBs Ben Roethlisberger and Donovan McNabb will play this weekend.

Basketball
On Sunday, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 4,000 points in his career.

Hockey
Six-time all-star Sergei Fedorov was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets by Anaheim earlier this week.

Martin St. Louis, the reigning MVP, will miss several weeks with a broken finger.

Montreal Winger Alexei Kovalev will miss over a month due to knee surgery.

Pro Wrestling
WWE wrestling star Eddie Guerrero died of a massive heart failure on Sunday. The coroners guess is that the failure occurred due to wear and tear on the heart from both a heavy workload and a previous drug problem. Guerrero had past issues with alcohol and drugs, but was sober for the past four years. He was 38.

Farewell Mr.Tisch
Robert Tisch, the co-owner of the New York Giants, died on Tuesday at the age of 79 from brain cancer. Tisch had been a co-owner since 1991. He served as Postmaster General for several years under Ronald Reagan.