Leading Off

Warriors' practice open to the public

The Golden State Warriors announced Monday the team will hold a practice session open to the public at Oracle Arena on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Parking and admission to the event will be free for all fans, with doors opening at approximately 5:00 p.m. Concession stands will also be open, with food and beverage items being sold at their regular prices. For more information, log onto

Blimey! NFL to ship Super Bowl overseas?

A future Super Bowl champion may someday be crowned overseas in a game witnessed predominantly by a foreign audience, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. "There's a great deal of interest in holding a Super Bowl in London," Goodell told reporters Monday. "So we'll be looking at that." The commissioner said London's new Wembley Stadium would make a great candidate for pro football's biggest matchup, given the enthusiasm overseas for the game. On Oct. 28, Wembley will host the first regular-season NFL game outside North America. It took just 90 minutes to sell the first 40,000 tickets for the game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants.

Tour de France crowns Pereiro

Oscar Pereiro finally got his hands on the winner's yellow jersey from the 2006 Tour de France on Monday. "Finally, we have a winner and it's Oscar," Tour director Christian Prudhomme said at the handover ceremony at the Spain's Sports Ministry. "Oscar, you have won the Tour out on the road." The Spaniard moved up from second to first after the disqualification of Floyd Landis for a doping violation. "I'm excited, but we'll see how it feels after I'm actually holding it later today," Pereiro said earlier Monday.

Judge bars company from selling software

A federal judge ordered RMG Technologies on Monday to stop selling software that lets users flood the Ticketmaster Web site with requests and snap up tickets in bulk, beating the humans who log in manually to buy tickets. "We will not allow others to illegally divert tickets away from fans," Ticketmaster Chief Executive Sean Moriarty said in a statement. The company argues that the software programs have allowed ticket brokers "to cut to the front of the line and deprive customers of fair access to tickets."