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Baseball Buddies

May 26, 2010 - 8:11pm
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Former Alabama baseball teammates Emeel Salem and Greg Paiml are now both playing professional baseball in the Double-A Southern League.  Salem with the Tampa Bay Rays affilate Montgomery Biscuits and Paiml with the Chicago White Sox Double-A affilate Birmingham Barons. WVUA Sports Correspondent Alex Corddry has more on these baseball buddies who have known each other since they were kids.

Sanchez, Ross help Marlins beat Braves 6-4

May 25, 2010 - 8:21pm

MIAMI (AP) - Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs and five hits while pitching into the seventh inning, Cody Ross hit a two-run double in the eighth and the Florida Marlins extended Kenshin Kawakami's season of woe by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Tuesday night. ...Read more

Brrr! Outdoors Super Bowl coming to NJ in 2014

May 25, 2010 - 8:06pm

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Break out the parkas! The 2014 Super Bowl will be held in New Jersey and it won't be indoors. NFL owners have voted to put the championship game in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands stadium that's about to become home to the New York Jets and Giants. It does not have a roof and it will be February. ...Read more

Stoudemire's 42 lead Phoenix past Lakers, 118-109

May 24, 2010 - 12:06am

PHOENIX (AP) - Amare Stoudemire answered his critics with an exclamation point, and there will be no sweep in the Western Conference finals. ...Read more

Day wins Nelson, teenager Spieth ties for 16th

May 24, 2010 - 12:01am

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament - even though most folks likely will remember Jordan
Spieth as the big winner. ...Read more

Hall of Fame induction emotional for France family

May 23, 2010 - 11:40pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Brian France spent years formulating plans to build the NASCAR Hall of Fame and holding its first induction ceremony.
It still didn't prepare the NASCAR chairman for the emotions he felt on Sunday. ...Read more

Woods says neck injury not related to crash

May 23, 2010 - 10:42pm

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods says there is "no connection" between the neck pain that forced him to withdraw from The Players Championship and his Nov. 27 car accident.
Woods says during a news conference Monday that his neck started bothering him in the weeks leading up to the Masters, his first competition in five months. ...Read more

Cardinals beat Braves 5-4

April 27, 2010 - 10:13pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chris Carpenter won on his 35th birthday and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the second straight game in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 victory over the sagging Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. ...Read more

Harvick and Keselowski win at Talladega, Miss America overcome

April 27, 2010 - 9:31pm

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has snapped a 115-race winless streak by nipping Jamie McMurray at the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway. It's Harvick's first win since the 2007 season-opening Daytona 500.  McMurray, the winner of this year's Daytona 500, finished second. ...Read more

Patriots choose DL Deaderick from Alabama

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have taken defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick in the seventh round of the NFL draft.

Deaderick was chosen with the 247th overall pick on Saturday.

The Patriots grabbed him with the 40th choice of the round, a compensatory pick, after he made just 23 tackles as a senior. ...Read more

Rams draft Alabama cornerback in 7th round

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams have selected Alabama cornerback Marquis Johnson with the first of three seventh-round picks.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Johnson started 10 games for the national champions and had one interception. Johnson was the sixth player Alabama player to be selected. ...Read more

Falcons draft Alabama OG Mike Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have made first-team All-America offensive guard Mike Johnson of Alabama the last pick of the third round.

Johnson (6-5, 312) completed his career at Alabama by making 41 consecutive starts. He was the last compensatory pick of the third round. ...Read more

Ravens take Alabama DT Cody with 57th overall pick

Terrence Cody Bama ActionOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have drafted Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody with the 57th overall pick in the NFL draft. ...Read more

With 2nd pick in 2nd round, Chiefs take CB Arenas

Arenas Alabama ActionKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - With their second pick in the secon round of the NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have taken cornerback Javier Arenas of Alabama. ...Read more

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