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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb eludes Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Soon after coach Andy Reid said Philadelphia is listening to trade offers for Donovan McNabb on Wednesday, a Yahoo! Sports story surfaced saying the Raiders and Buffalo contacted the Eagles about the prospect of acquiring the quarterback.

Teams aren't allowed to comment about players under contract with another team, so the Raiders aren't in a position to weigh in publicly. But two team employees said they were unaware of the Raiders contacting the Eagles about McNabb.

Yahoo! Sports cited multiple unnamed sources.

Though Reid didn't elaborate on which teams had contacted the Eagles, he said McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick all had drawn trade interest.

  • NFL owners voted 28-4 on Tuesday in favor of a modified overtime system, even though many coaches and general managers advised against the change. "That kind of got slipped in the back door," New Orleans coach Sean Payton said.

  • Prosecutors in Miami won't pursue a Feb. 6 domestic battery charge against Warren Sapp.

  • Gabbo Gavric, the 49ers' place-kicker in 1969, died March 14 in Union City of Parkinson's disease. Gavric, 71, also was an All-NASL defender for the Oakland Clippers and played for and coached the Earthquakes.

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    Mike Knuble scored in the fourth round of the shootout, giving Washington a 4-3 win over visiting Pittsburgh. The Penguins' Jordan Staal scored with 3:06 left in regulation to tie it. ...

    Peter Mueller and Chris Stewart had shootout goals to help host Colorado beat Los Angeles 4-3 after the Avalanche squandered a late two-goal lead. ...

    Daniel Sedin had a goal and two assists, twin Henrik had three assists, and host Vancouver beat Anaheim 4-1. ...

    Valtteri Filppula scored with 6:49 left and added an empty-net goal, lifting host Detroit over St. Louis 4-2.

    Golf

    Tiger Woods will hold a news conference April 5, according to a tentative schedule that Augusta National (Ga.) released. The Masters begins April 8.

    Soccer

    With labor peace, the MLS kicks off tonight when Seattle hosts Philadelphia. Real Salt Lake plays the Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday night. ... New York signed forward Conor Chinn, a third-round draft pick out of USF.

    Tennis

    Justine Henin reached the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., by beating Jill Craybas 6-2, 6-2. in men's play, James Blake ousted Filip Krajinovic 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4.

    Figure skating

    Pang Qing and Tong Jian had a strong free skate routine and won the pairs title at the World Championships in Turin, Italy. Americans Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett were seventh. Daisuke Takahashi led after the men's short program. U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott was sixth.

    College swimming

    The NCAA delayed the start of the Division I men's championships in Columbus, Ohio, after 18 athletes and one coach became sick with a gastrointestinal illness. The three-day meet will now start Friday instead of today.

    College soccer

    Cal (25-6) posted an 8-0 mercy win over visiting Pacific (10-14) behind a 10-strikeout performance by Valerie Arioto (Foothill High).

    College rugby

    Cal beat the University of British Columbia 41-10 in Vancouver to sweep the two-match series. Blaine Scully and Dustin Muhn each scored two tries for Cal.

    Bay Area News Group staff writer Dave Newhouse, wire services and the Associated Press contributed to the digest.