This Week In Sports

February 3, 2006

Baseball
After weeks of negotiations, the Boston Red Sox finally acquired Coco Crisp from the Cleveland Indians. They also received David Riske and Josh Bard in return for Andy Marte, Guillermo Mota, and Kelly Stoppach. Coco Crisp will have the hard task of replacing Johnny Damon in center field.

The Cleveland Indians acquired outfielder Jason Michaels from the Philadelphia Phillies for Arthur Rhodes. As a result of the trade, Ryan Madson is now expected to be in Philadelphias starting rotation.

Alex Gonzalez signed a one year deal with the Boston Red Sox. He was previously with Florida.

Mike Piazza signed a 1-year deal with the San Diego Padres.

Basketball
Last week, Ron Artest was finally traded by the Indiana Pacers. He was launched to the Sacramento Kings for Peja Stojakovic.

Last week, the Boston Celtics traded Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Justin Reed, and Marcus Banks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi, and Dwayne Jones.

Chris Anderson violated the NBAs drug policy and was banned for life. He can apply for reinstatement in two years.

The four particapents in the Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Weekend will be defending champion Josh Smith, Andre Iguodala, Hakim Warrick, and Nate Robinson.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers are currently both above .500. This is an occurrence that hasnt happened since 1992.

Hockey
The New Jersey Devils signed Martin Brodeur to a six year extension.
The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Doug Weight from the St. Louis Blues for several players.

Golf
This past weekeknd, Tiger Woods won his fourth careeer Buick Invitational Tournament in La Jolla, California.

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