NBA: Sacramento 117, Washington 111

The Sacramento Kings came back from double digits to beat the Washington Wizards, 117-111, in overtime on Tuesday.

MLB: New York Mets 4, Miami 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey tossed eight innings for his 19th victory Saturday and the New York Mets hung on for a 4-3 victory over Miami.

Gooden arrested, charged after accident

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 24 (UPI) -- Former New York Mets and Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested for driving under the influence after a New Jersey car accident, police said Wednesday.

Report: Radomski on drugs in baseball

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Kirk Radomski says he supplied performance-enhancing drugs to nearly 300 players in baseball's steroids era, ESPN reported Sunday.

Giants Lincecum NL Cy Young winner

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum was named Tuesday as the 2008 National League Cy Young Award winner.

NBA: Utah 99, Cleveland 98

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Deron Williams had a career-high 33 points and handed out 12 assists Wednesday night, as the Utah Jazz beat Cleveland, 99-98.

Twins' Santana wins Cy Young Award

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Johann Santana, who won 19 games for the Minnesota Twins last season, was unanimously voted the 2006 American League Cy Young award.

Steinbrenner may talk with Gooden

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner says he is open to talking with Dwight Gooden after the former baseball great leaves prison.

Gooden sentenced to 366 days

TAMPA, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- Former New York ace Dwight Gooden faces more than a year in prison for violating his probation in Florida. Gooden appeared in court in Tampa Wednesday on charges of violating his probation for fleeing and eluding police following an Aug. 22 traffic stop.

Gooden jailed on cocaine charge

TAMPA, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- Troubled former baseball star Dwight Gooden was held on a probation-violation for testing positive for cocaine, a report said Wednesday.

Gooden gets probation for fleeing cop

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former major league pitcher Dwight Gooden has been ordered to three years of probation for fleeing from a Florida police officer.

Dwight Gooden to remain behind bars

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A Florida circuit court judge Friday ordered former major league pitcher Dwight Gooden Friday was ordered to remain in jail until October.

Dwight Gooden surrenders to authorities

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former baseball pitching phenom Dwight Gooden turned himself in to police in his hometown of Tampa, Fla., late Thursday afternoon.

Dwight Gooden considered fugitive

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former major league star pitcher Dwight Gooden is considered a fugitive and "in serious trouble" for fleeing from a Tampa, Fla., police officer.

Gooden arrested on domestic battery charge

TAMPA, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- Former Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested in Tampa for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face, the New York Times reported Monday.
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Dwight Gooden
HOU2000033006 - MARCH 30, 2000 - HOUSTON< TEXAS: Houston Astro Dwight Gooden pitches during the exhibition opener at the Houston Astros new Enron field ballpark in downtown Houston Thursday March 30. UPI RC/George Wong

Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964), nicknamed "Doc Gooden" or "Dr. K", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was one of the most dominant and feared pitchers in the National League in the middle and late 1980s.

A native of Tampa, Florida, Gooden was drafted in the first round in 1982, the fifth player taken overall. He spent one season in the minors, in which he led the Class-A Carolina League in wins, strikeouts and ERA while playing for the Lynchburg Mets. Gooden had 300 strikeouts in 191 innings, a performance which convinced Triple-A Tidewater Tides manager, future Mets skipper Davey Johnson, that he was capable of making the unusual leap to the majors.

Gooden made his major-league debut on April 7, 1984 with the New York Mets at the age of 19. He quickly developed a reputation with his 98 MPH fastball and sweeping curveball, which was given the superlative nickname of "Lord Charles," in contrast with "Uncle Charlie," a common nickname for a curveball. He was dubbed "Dr. K," (by analogy with basketball's "Dr. J", Julius Erving, and also in reference to the letter "K" being the standard abbreviation for strikeout), which soon became shortened to "Doc". Gooden soon attracted a rooting section at Shea Stadium that called itself "The K Korner," and would hang up cards with a red "K" after each of his strikeouts.

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