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Friction between Fitzgerald and Warner?
A reader mentioned to us earlier tonight that Marcus Fitzgerald, the younger brother of Cardinals All-World wideout Larry Fitzgerald, posted some Twitter messages during Sunday's Arizona-Jacksonville game suggesting the beginnings of a rift between Larry and quarterback Kurt Warner. So we went to Marcus Fitzgerald's Twitter page, assuming that we'd have to use the valuable Tweleted.com site to search entries that Marcus has since put into the trash. And we found that he hasn't, yet. Among other things, Fitzgerald says that Larry "texted him --ssed off" during halftime, even though the Cardinals were leading by 21 points. In the same tweet, Marcus Fitzgerald opined that Warner plays "like a damn 80 year old." Instead of deleting the tweets, Marcus has explained in several different entries today that he was kidding.
(Pro Football Talk)
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Ex-agent bidding to buy Rangers
A former agent to some of baseball's biggest stars is serious about buying the Rangers, and Dennis Gilbert won't be a silent partner should his group land the winning bid. Sources have identified Gilbert as the front man for investors who have been approved by Major League Baseball and have submitted a bid to Hicks Sports Group with the help of the consulting group Game Plan LLC. Gilbert and Game Plan executives were in Dallas in late July, seeking local investors. A minimum contribution of $5 million was sought from potential local investors, who were told that the winning bid for the club could fall between $450 million and $525 million. A source said Gilbert's group isn't among the front-runners to land the club. He has made one of six offers, and the potential buyers are expected to meet with commissioner Bud Selig this month.
(Dallas Morning News)
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Artest: Blame me if Lakers don't repeat
Pardon Ron Artest if he's a bit geographically challenged and had no idea that San Diego has a big league baseball team, even though he was wearing a Padres cap. This much he's sure of -- If his Los Angeles Lakers don't repeat as NBA champions, fans can point their fingers at him. "They should. That's exactly what should happen if we don't repeat," the star forward said during a visit to promote the Lakers' exhibition game against the Denver Nuggets at the San Diego Sports Arena on Oct. 23. "They won last year, and I'm the new addition. The fans expect to repeat. Everybody in L.A. expects a second ring. And if we don't then yeah, they should point it right at me, throwing tomatoes and everything."
(Los Angeles Times)
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Must-See Photo
New York Ranger goaltender Steve Valiquette smothers the puck against the Detroit Red Wings during preseason action at Madison Square Garden on Monday. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Peyton Manning shows his support for the United Way in this Saturday Night Live skit.

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SI Vault: More Willie Mays
1969 -- Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run.
1986 -- Dodger hurler Fernando Valenzuela becomes the first Mexican to win 20 games in the major leagues after the Dodgers beat the Astros, 9-2.
1991 -- Don Shula records his 300th career victory with Miami's 16-13 win over Green Bay.
2006 -- Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron's National League home run record when he hits his 733rd round-tripper.

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