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This Week in Sports - November 12-16, 2007

After a fight with his coach, Stephon Marbury briefly left his struggling team.
Stephon Marbury

With Stephon Marbury going AWOL, the Knicks' ship is sinking fast. See what else happened this week!

Sports News - Stephon Goes AWOL

In one of the more bizarre stories of the week, if not the year, is New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury bolting on his team on Tuesday. Marbury became irate after being informed by his coach on the team plane to Phoenix that he was not going to start the next game against the Suns. The upset Marbury took the next flight back home to New York leaving his teammates to play without him. After a huge media controversy, Marbury took a flight to Los Angeles and re-joined the Knicks to play the Clippers on Wednesday night. This is the latest blow for the struggling Knicks who are now 2-5 as of Thursday.

Sports News - Bonds Indicted

After four years of investigating Barry Bonds, the home run king was finally indicted on perjury and obstruction charges. The 43-year-old Bonds is charged with lying to a federal grand jury about his steroid use. Bonds has maintained that he has never knowingly taken performance enhancing drugs. After being let go by the San Francisco Giants at the end of the season, Bonds is currently a free agent and has indicated he is not going to retire.

Sports News - Celtics Red Hot

So far, the Boston Celtics have lived up to their billing. Behind the dangerous trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, the C's have a perfect 7-0. Each one of those three All Stars are averaging over 20 points per game. After seven games last year, the Celtics were a dismal 1-6. Wow, what a difference one season makes!

Notes Around the Sports World

  • San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy was awarded the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday. Peavy was the unanimous winner after leading the NL in wins, strikeouts and ERA.
  • Although there was speculation that Alex Rodriguez would go to the Red Sox or Dodgers, he ended up staying with the Yankees. A-Rod signed a 10 year, $275 million, deal with New York on Thursday.
  • NHL superstar Sidney Crosby has extended his point streak to 18 games after he recorded a game-winning assist Thursday night against the New York Rangers.
  • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made history last Sunday against the San Diego Chargers by rushing for a record 296 yards.
  • One of the rising teams in the NHL this week are the New York Rangers. The Rangers have won eight of their last 10 games.
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