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This week in sports

By Josh Geller

Section: Sports

September 22, 2006

College Basketball
Three arrests have been made in connection to the school shootings that occured last Sunday at Duquesne University. Brandon Baynes, 19, and Williams Holmes, 18, were charged with firing 12 shots at a campus party, injuring 5 players. One student, Brittany Jones, was arrested for reckless endangerment and conspiracy charges. Two players remain hospitalized and one player, Sam Ashaolu, remains in critical condition.

Baseball
Jason Varitek was honored by the Red Sox before Tuesdays game. He became the first catcher in Boston history to catch 1000 games earlier this year. He is also receiving the 2006 Red Sox Heart and Hustle Award from the local chapter of the MLB Players Alumni Association.
The Nationals' Alfonso Soriano became the fourth player ever to achieve a 40-40 season on Saturday night with a steal of second in the first inning.
ESPN analyst Peter Gammons returned to work Wednesday at the Boston Red Sox game three months after his brain aneurysm.
Former baseball executive Syd Thrift died earlier this week at the age of 77. Thrift was in baseball for half a century.
The Los Angeles Dodgers tied a major league record Monday night with four consecutive homers.
St. Louis's Jason Isringhausen will miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury.
The Yankees' Gary Sheffield was activated from the DL.

Football
Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger was not his normal self with two interceptions in a Monday night 9-0 loss to Jacksonville.
Terrell Owens broke his finger and had successful surgery. He hopes to be back for Dallass next game in week four.
The Raiders' Aaron Brooks will miss several weeks with a strained pectoral muscle.
Eli Manning and the Giants staged a miraculous comeback on Sunday as they came back from being down 24-7 after three quarters. Two touchdowns in the fourth quarter were followed by a field goal with seven seconds left by Jay Feely. Manning connected with Plaxico Burress with 3 minutes left in overtime to win it.
The Patriots defeated the Jets 24-17 on Sunday. New England was winning 17-0 at the half, but a Jets comeback in the second half was barely thwarted by the Patriots.
The Titans traded backup QB Billy Volek to San Diego.
The Falcons signed kicker Morton Anderson after a two year retirement. He is 46.

Basketball
Boston's Delonte West has an injured back and was not able to practice over the summer.
The Pacers' Al Jefferson lost 30 pounds over the weekend and is back to the weight he was at during high school.

Hockey
Toronto enforcer Tie Domi retired after 18 seasons in the NHL. Domi currently ranks 3rd all-time in penalty minutes.

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