Coach's sons cause trouble
Two of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid's sons are under investigation -- one for suspicion of pointing a gun at a motorist, the other for a car accident just hours later, after which police said he admitted using heroin. Britt Reid was questioned by police after a man matching his description in an SUV registered to Andy Reid and his wife brandished a weapon at another driver in an argument on Tuesday, authorities said. Police said they seized a shotgun and a handgun, along with containers of white powder or residue from the vehicle. On the same day, Britt's older brother, Garrett, was found with drug paraphernalia after his SUV collided with another vehicle in nearby Plymouth Township, police said. Officers detained Garrett Reid and recovered two used hypodermic needles and a knife.
■ Ice hockey
Malkin claim dismissed
The Pittsburgh Penguins declared victory in its battle for Evgeni Malkin when a federal court dismissed two complaints by Metallurg Magnitogorsk against the player, the Penguins and the National Hockey League (NHL). The dismissal by the US District Court in New York had been expected since Nov. 15, when Judge Loretta Preska denied Metallurg's request for a temporary injunction blocking Malkin from continuing to play in the NHL. The Russian team declined to appeal that ruling.
Hands off team, Chavez says
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's baseball-loving president, ordered a local governor allied to his leftist government to back off of plans to nationalize an admired local team on Thursday. Chavez berated Carabobo State Governor Luis Felipe Acosta Carlez at a news conference, saying that his government's plans to take over companies in the telecommunications, electricity and other strategic sectors did not include the Magallanes baseball team, which is based in the state capital, Valencia. "Acosta Carlez, don't interfere with the Magallanes. Leave those people alone," said Chavez, who is a fervent Magallanes fan.
Dolphins, Giants to visit UK
The Miami Dolphins will host the New York Giants in a regular-season National Football League game in London later this year. A person familiar with the pro gridiron league's decision told reporters on Thursday that the Dolphins will move a home game overseas. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement would not be made until after commissioner Roger Goodell's Super Bowl news conference yesterday. The Dolphins and Giants will play in September or October, and the game will be scheduled around a bye week for both teams. The schedule won't be released until early spring. The game will be held at either the new Wembley Stadium or Twickenham, home of English rugby.
Anthony denied All-Star spot
Denver forward Carmelo Anthony, whose season has been marred by a ban for fighting, was snubbed in the selection of the NBA All-Star reserves. Anthony wasn't among the reserves -- selected by NBA coaches -- announced on Thursday for the Feb. 18 showcase in Las Vegas. He leads the league in scoring, but recently returned from a 15-game suspension meted out for his role in an ugly brawl in December. He could still be appointed as an injury replacement by NBA commissioner David Stern, who handed down the suspension.
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