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Daily Jolt: Thursday, October 11

Thursday, October 11
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Pack's O-line irked by play calling

During the second half of Green Bay's loss to the Colts, the Packers ran 25 pass plays against only six runs, something the offensive line would like to see evened out a bit. Both guards, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton, made sharp comments after the game questioning the scarcity of run plays called in a game the Packers led, 21-3, at halftime. They felt Colts pass rushers were able to keep their engines revved the entire second half, knowing there wouldn't be any reason to throttle down for a run play. ... [Said Jeff Saturday:] "It puts a ton of pressure on you up front when everybody in the building knows: This is what you got." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) Comment

Boston's wish list grows

Word on whether the Red Sox will be able to snag John Farrell likely will come soon, but the team isn't waiting around to get to Plan B. Interviews could begin as soon as [Thursday], a team source said yesterday, and they will continue at least into next week. Tim Wallach, a former major league infielder and current Dodgers third base coach, has been contacted by the Red Sox, according to the source. Wallach is expected to be among a group of candidates for the vacancy created by the firing of Bobby Valentine last week. "Certainly I'm interested," Wallach said [Wednesday]. "This is what I've wanted to do and what I've been preparing to do for some time." Former big league catcher Brad Ausmus is also believed to be on the Red Sox' wish list. (Boston Herald) Comment

Roy takes giant leap

Brandon Roy was back -- for a day, anyway. [Roy] returned to real NBA play Wednesday night after a year away with a preseason-opening performance that predictably was both out of step and perfectly in tune. He didn't expect anything else in the Wolves' 84-70 victory over Indiana at the Fargodome, really. Roy hadn't played an NBA game since the 2011 playoffs. ... [Roy] started in the backcourt alongside J.J. Barea and delivered a 13-point, four-rebound, one-assist, one-steal, one-turnover evening in which he sought to get his step back. Roy was slow to find it Wednesday night, then discovered something of his former All-Star self just after halftime by scoring eight third-quarter points, including his team's first six coming out of intermission. (Star-Tribune) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

The Yankees' Raul Ibanez is swarmed at home plate after hitting his second home run of the night, a 12th inning walk-off to win Game 3 of the ALDS. (AP)

Must-See Video

SI.com's Maggie Gray and Ted Keith take a look at Thursday's National League Division Series matchups.

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