Pacman-to-Winnipeg falls through
Adam "Pacman" Jones won't be playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after all.
The CFL team announced yesterday it has ended its pursuit of the controversial ex-NFL cornerback, 1 day after multiple reports said Jones would play for the team. Jones is a former first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans who has twice been suspended by the NFL for off-field incidents - including for the entire 2007 season - and was released in February by Dallas.
* Prospective owner James Balsillie has proposed having the Phoenix Coyotes begin the season in Arizona, then move to Hamilton, Ontario, as quickly as possible. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman blasted Balsillie's idea of moving the team after the season begins, saying it disrespects the game and the players. The NHL vehemently opposes Balsillie's bid to buy the team.
* Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, 30, agreed to a 12-year, $64 million contract extension.
* Hall of Fame jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela, who twice won the Kentucky Derby and rode five-time Horse of the Year Kelso in the 1960s, died in Arcadia, Calif., after a long illness. He was 74.
* Star filly Rachel Alexandra was made the 1-2 favorite against seven older males for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga.
* The Wings traded defender Matt Bocklet to the Orlando Titans for forward Ben Rubeor.
* Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to pay his legal fees stemming from the agency's insider trading case against him. A federal judge dismissed the case in July.
* Brazil remained at the top of the FIFA rankings for a third straight month. The United States moved up one spot to No. 11.