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This Week in Sports - August 13-17, 2007

New York Yankees star Jason Giambi escaped punishment for his steroid use.
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Jason Giambi escapes punishment from the MLB commisioner while Beckham scores his first goal. See what else happened this week!

Sports News - Honesty Pays Off

On Thursday MLB commissioner Bud Selig rewarded Yankees slugger Jason Giambi for his honesty by deciding not punishing him for steroid use. Giambi is one of the few accused baseball players who have come clean about their use of the drug. Selig credits Giambi's cooperation with the investigation and his recent charity work as reasons he avoided punishment.

Sports News - Beckham Scores!

On Wednesday night David Beckham scored his first MLS goal in the LA Galaxy's 2-0 defeat over the DC United in Carson, California. He also logged in an assist as he set up teammate Landon Donovan for a goal. Beckham's goal cam in the 27th minute of the game, as he belted in one of his signature free kicks.

Sports News - Bonds Pans to Sue Schilling

Barry Bonds is firing back after Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling made controversial comments about him and the steroid investigation on the Bob Costas Show. As of Thursday, he hired two Bay Area lawyers and it appears that he is going to sue Schilling for defamation.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • New York Yankees legend Phil Rizzuto passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. Aside from a brilliant playing career where he was the 1950 AL MVP, he also enjoyed a 40-year career as a TV and radio announcer for the Yankees.
  • As expected, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy plead guilty on Wednesday to federal conspiracy charges related to gambling on NBA games. Donaghy now faces 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.
  • NASCAR driver Tony Stewart won the Nextel Cup race at Watkins Glen, edging out Jeff Gordon on the last lap on Sunday.
  • Tiger Woods won his 13th major title last Sunday as he took home the PGA Championship at Southern Hills.
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