Kings' Bibby injured
Sacramento Kings guard Mike Bibby will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season after tearing a ligament in his left thumb. Bibby was injured during Thursday's practice, and an MRI revealed the tear Friday night. The Kings already lost rookie center Spencer Hawes to a knee injury during training camp, and forward Ron Artest is suspended for the first seven games of the regular season after pleading no contest to a charge related to domestic violence.
Franklin plays its ineligible players
The Franklin High football team played its three players declared ineligible by the Sac-Joaquin Section in the Yellowjackets' 46-27 victory over Tracy on Friday night. The three players -- Storm Macomber, Bruce Seumanutafa and Vince Maene -- were on the field at the beginning snap against the Bulldogs. The players were declared ineligible when the section released a report that accused associates of Franklin football of illegally paying to send players from American Samoa to play for the Yellowjackets. The section banned Franklin from the playoffs -- and also made it ineligible to win a league championship -- for five years. Section commissioner Pete Saco couldn't be reached for comment.
Chargers to play at home despite fires
Chased from their homes and practice fields by deadly wildfires, the San Diego Chargers headed home Friday night and will play the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday as scheduled. The team worked out for a final time at the Arizona Cardinals' facility Friday afternoon, then boarded buses to the airport for the flight to San Diego.
Biffle secures pole
Greg Biffle, who is not in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, won his first pole in more than a year, nipping Kurt Busch for the top spot in qualifying Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Biffle (pictured) won his fourth career pole when he turned a fast lap of 192.453 mph on the 1.5-mile oval, beating Busch by .026 mph.
Dodgers aim to play at Coliseum 1 game
The Dodgers may return to the Los Angeles Coliseum for one game next season. If it works out, the game will be part of the team's 50th anniversary in L.A. The Dodgers played in the Coliseum for four years after moving from Brooklyn in 1958.