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This Week in Sports

By Josh Geller

Section: Sports

September 29, 2006

Baseball
The Red Sox's Coco Crisp will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his index finger.

The Boston Red Sox will officially rename the right field foul pole Peskys Pole.

The Giants' Barry Bonds hit his 734th career home run on Saturday, breaking the NL record held by Hank Aaron.

San Diego's Trevor Hoffman broke Lee Smiths record for most career saves on Sunday with his 479th.

Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson will not return next year.

The defending champs, the Chicago White Sox, will not be in the playoffs this year.

Long-time Anaheim Angels star Tim Salmon will retire after 15 years.

Football
Cowboys WR Terrell Owens was hospitalized following an adverse reaction to pain-killers. The official cause was ruled an accidental overdose of painkillers.

New Orleans won its home opener on Monday Night football, defeating Atlanta. New Orleans is 3-0, matching its win total from last season.

Plaxico Burress left Sundays game with a bad back. Seattle was destroying the Giants 35-3 at the half and held off a 4th quarter comeback to win.

New England lost its first game of the season 17-7 against Denver Sunday night.

Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms had his spleen removed after it ruptured during Sundays game. He finished the game with the injury. Simms will miss at least several months and his season may be over.

Seattle's RB Shaun Alexander will be out at least several weeks with an injured foot.
Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has left the team following the death of his brother.

San Diego signed young kicker Nate Kaeding to a six year extension.
Bengals LB Odell Thurman has been suspended for a year following his third violation of the NFLs substance abuse policy.

Basketball
Dirk Nowitzki signed a three year extension with Dallas.

Golf
Byron Nelson, a star golfer in the 1940s, died at the age of 94 on Tuesday. Nelson won 18 tournaments in 1945, which is considered one of the best seasons in PGA history.

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