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This Week in Sports

By Josh Geller

Section: Sports

April 28, 2006

Baseball
Doug Mientkiewicz and the Boston Red Sox agreed to send the final out ball from the 2004 World Series to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

This past Sunday, San Francisco pitcher Matt Morris and his manager and pitching coach were all ejected when Morris hit two batters in the first inning. Later in the game, Colorado pitcher Ray King and his manager were tossed for hitting a batter.

All of this was in retaliation to Jose Mesa of Colorado hitting Omar Vizquel with a pitch the night before. After Vizquel wrote negative comments about Mesa in a 2002 autobiography, Mesa vowed to never forget the comments and has hit Vizquel both times the two faced each other since.

Last Thursday, the Mets' Julio Franco became the oldest player to homer in the majors in history.

Colorado's Todd Helton was released from a hospital after spending three days there with intestinal inflammation.

Brad Eldred will miss most of the minor league season with an injured left thumb. He is the first baseman of the future for Pittsburgh.

Barry Bonds is only four home runs away from surpassing Babe Ruth's career mark of 714. Hank Aaron holds the record with 755.

Football
Ricky Williams was suspended for the entire 2006 season after losing an appeal on a drug suspension.

Basketball
LeBron James became the second youngest player ever to record a triple double in a playoff game in his post-season debut on Saturday.

The Mavericks' Avery Johnson was named the NBA Coach of the Year.

Violet Palmer became the first female to referee a NBA playoff game on Tuesday at the game between New Jersey and Indiana.

Hockey
Jaromir Jagr missed several playoff games with a dislocated shoulder.

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