US round-up: Nuts to Posh and Becks

Last updated at 22:06 05 October 2007

David Beckham and wife Victoria were forced to share the Los Angeles limelight when Richard 'Nuts!' Aller hawked his last bag of peanuts at Dodger Stadium after 49 years.

The former Compton High social studies teacher, who waded through the crowd while chatting about everything from politics to horse racing to memorable Dodgers moments, started working for the baseball club when he was 15 and has gained cult status during his prolonged stint.

David and Victoria Beckham

Bronco battles drug charge

Denver Broncos fullback Travis Henry, the NFL's leading rusher after the first four weeks of the season, is facing a one-year suspension for yet another violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

ESPN is claiming Henry has gone to the federal court in an attempt to block the NFL drugs squad from examining the so-called "B-sample" necessary to confirm the positive test. He alleges that NFL officials would not allow his expert to be present for the testing of his specimen.

League vice president of public relations Greg Aiello confirmed last night the NFL is involved in the court action with Henry and that the league hopes to have his motion dismissed.

Bad night for the Yankees

New York Yankees lost game one of their best-of-five American League Divisional Series with the Cleveland Indians 12-3 last night.

Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang was shelled for eight runs, nine hits - including two homers, while walking four and hitting a batter.

"Everything went bad," the Taiwanese thrower admitted. The Yankees will be staring at the possibility of elimination if Andy Pettitte can't help stage a rally in game two at Jacobs Field tonight.

Rangers show their title credentials

Chris Drury fired the New York Rangers to a 5-2 victory in their NHL home opener with the Carolina Panthers at Madison Square Garden last night with his first goal for his new club.

He broke a 2-2 tie in the third quarter and asked about his strike said: '"Same answer as always - I was in the right place at the right time."

The Rangers are contenders for the Stanley Cup after strengthening their squad with the likes of Drury, who was signed from the Buffalo Sabres in the summer.

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