March 08, 2009|By From Sun news services

Just-cut Owens signs with Bills


Terrell Owens has found a new team, signing a one-year, $6.5 million contract yesterday with the Buffalo Bills only two days after the high-maintenance wide receiver was cut by the Dallas Cowboys. Owens caught 69 passes for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, but the Cowboys were looking to improve the atmosphere in the locker room and decided they would be better off without him. "I'm leaving America's team [for] North America's team," Owens, 35, said at a news conference. The Bills were in need of a wide receiver to take the pressure off Lee Evans. Owens, who has made life difficult for quarterbacks, joins an offense that was 25th in the NFL in yards gained last season.

Einstein prevails in $1M Handicap


Brazilian-bred Einstein took charge down the stretch on the way to a one-length victory over Champs Elysees in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap in Arcadia, Calif. Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Einstein made his first race on a synthetic track at Santa Anita Park a winning one as the 7-year-old son of 1984 Kentucky Derby champion Spend a Buck covered 1 1/4 miles in 2 minutes, 1.93 seconds.

Aqueduct: : I Want Revenge won the $250,000 Gotham Stakes in New York, taking the lead from Mr. Fantasy in the stretch and pouring it on for an 8 1/2 -length victory over Imperial Council. The victor covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.65.

Steady Yang leads at Honda Classic


Y.E. Yang shot even-par 70, good enough to give him a one-shot lead over Jeff Klauk (67) and Jeff Overton (70) entering today's final round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Yang bogeyed the third hole, birdied the 15th and made nothing but pars the rest of the way. Others had a topsy-turvy day. Overton triple-bogeyed on No. 11, going twice in the water, followed by two birdies in his final three holes. Ben Crane took the lead with an ace on the 162-yard No. 5, then chipped in on the next hole for a birdie to get to 7-under. He double-bogeyed two of the next five holes, finishing three shots back.

Champions Toshiba Classic: : Mark O'Meara shot a 5-under 66 to grab a share of the lead with Bernhard Langer in Newport Beach, Calif. Langer birdied at 17 and 18 to finish at 68.

LPGA HSBC Women's Champions: : Katherine Hull had seven birdies en route to a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over Angela Stanford after the third round in Singapore.

Caps' Ovechkin back today against Pens

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Alex Ovechkin will return to the Washington Capitals' lineup today against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal scorer, missed Thursday's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs with a bruised heel after getting hit by a puck during practice.

More NHL: : Eric Staal tied franchise records with four goals and six points, and the visiting Hurricanes hammered the Lightning, 9-3. ... Rick Nash had his fourth career hat trick and second against the Red Wings this season in the Blue Jackets' 8-2 victory in Detroit. ... Sean Bergenheim scored three goals, two against Martin Brodeur, in the host Islanders' 7-3 victory over the Devils, who lost for the first time in five games. ... David Booth had three goals and an assist, and the host Panthers beat the Blues, 5-3.

Tennis: : Doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan gave the United States a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the opening round of the Davis Cup in Birmingham, Ala. The top-ranked Bryans beat Yves Allegro and Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2), in the best-of-five series. The Bryans became the winningest U.S. Davis Cup doubles team with a 15-2 mark, passing John McEnroe-Peter Fleming and Wilmer Allison-John Van Ryn. The event concludes today.

Speedskating: : Shani Davis set a world record in the 1,000 meters at the World Cup in Kearns, Utah, breaking the mark fellow U.S. skater Trevor Marsicano held for about 20 minutes. Davis, who set a world record in the 1,500 meters Friday, finished in 1:06.42 for his second record in two days at the Utah Olympic Oval. The record had briefly belonged to Marsicano, who finished the 1,000 in 1:06.88, 0.12 of a second faster than the mark Pekka Koskela set on the same track in 2007.

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