NEWS & NOTES
Gonzalez Dealt To the Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons acquired tight end Tony Gonzalez from the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday for a second-round pick in next year's NFL draft.
Gonzalez, 33, caught 96 passes for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He owns NFL career records for tight ends with 916 receptions, 10,940 yards receiving, 76 receiving touchdowns and 26 100-yard receiving games.
Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli said the 2010 draft pick could be used in another deal to acquire more picks in this weekend's draft. . . .
The Carolina Panthers signed Jake Delhomme to a five-year, $42.5 million extension that keeps their 34-year-old quarterback under contract through the 2014 season.
D.C. Bowl Sets Date
The second EagleBank Bowl will be played on Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium, the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission announced. The bowl, which will be televised by ESPN, will feature Army against the eighth selection from the ACC. If Army is not bowl-eligible -- the Black Knights have not had a winning season since 1996 -- then a team from Conference USA will take its place.
-- Camille Powell
America's Cup Discord
Billionaire Larry Ellison's Golden Gate Yacht Club announced it has failed to negotiate a traditional America's Cup regatta with Alinghi, the Swiss Cupholder. As a result, the two will square off next year in huge multihulls under century--old rules.
GGYC's proposals for "a competitive, conventional America's Cup in monohulls were rejected," the club said in a statement, forcing "a regatta in large multihulls under the Deed of Gift."