National Sports Briefs: Pacman cleared
Published 12:00 am Friday, August 29, 2008
IRVING, Texas ó Adam iPacmanî Jones has been cleared to play for the Dallas Cowboys this season.
The cornerback-kick returner was suspended all last season, when he was with the Tennessee Titans, because of an accumulation of arrests and legal problems. He was traded to the Cowboys in April, then allowed in June by commissioner Roger Goodell to join the team in training camp and in preseason games.
Goodell, however, was still waiting to decide whether to let Jones play in the regular season. That news came Thursday, hours before Dallasí final preseason game.
Jones has been arrested six times and involved in a dozen incidents requiring police intervention since the Titans drafted him in the first round in 2005. His last NFL game was Dec. 31, 2006.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ó NASCAR placed Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards on probation for the next six Sprint Cup Series races, the result of their on-track incident last weekend at the end of the race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
NEW YORK ó Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic lost in one of the biggest upsets in tennis history Thursday, stunned by 188th-ranked Julie Coin 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round of the U.S. Open.
Coin screamed when Ivanovicís last shot sailed out, then hopped for joy and hit an extra ball high into the stands. Ivanovic quickly gathered her gear and left the court, her hopes of another Grand Slam championship dashed.
iIf you would ask if Iím playing like a No. 1, no,î Ivanovic said. iObviously, it was very hard.î
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were scheduled to play night matches.
James Blake, David Ferrer, Andy Murray and Dinara Safina joined Venus Williams in moving into the third round at Flushing Meadows.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland ó Ryder Cup hopefuls Darren Clarke and Colin Montgomerie had encouraging opening rounds in the Johnnie Walker Championship on Thursday.
Clarke shot a 1-under 72 and Montgomerie had a 74 on The Centenary Course at Gleneagles, where Frenchman Gregory Havret took the first-round lead with a 68.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ó David Carr took advantage of Eli Manningís rare night off and threw touchdown passes to Darcy Johnson and Sinorice Moss to lead the Giants
(2-2) to a 19-14 victory over the winless Patriots at Giants Stadium.
Tom Brady missed the entire preseason because of an injury to his right foot, and again the Patriots (0-4) looked anemic until fourth-string quarterback Kevin OíConnell came on in the fourth quarter.
Jets 27, Eagles 20
PHILADELPHIA ó Brett Favre slung a few passes during pregame drills and called it a night. He put a green cap on and stood on the sideline, arms folded, jersey slightly untucked and safe from harm.
Bengals 27, Colts 7
INDIANAPOLIS ó The Bengals scored touchdowns on their first two series and never gave the Colts a chance to rally, running away with a victory.