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Pujols aims frustration at La Russa

Hitless in the Angels series, Albert Pujols appears to be frustrated. The three-time NL Most Valuable Player became visibly irritated when, with the Cardinals leading the Los Angeles Angels by four runs, Ludwick became the eighth inning's final out. Pujols flipped his bat and helmet as he returned to the dugout then smacked two trays of gum from a bench against the Cardinals dugout wall. La Russa reprimanded Pujols, saying, "That's enough." Pujols responded and, according to eyewitnesses, the exchange escalated with La Russa telling Pujols at one point, "I (expletive) know how to manage." The outburst was the second involving Pujols in as many days. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Comment

Favre surgery signals return

Though Brett Favre isn't saying, his willingness to have surgery on his left ankle speaks volumes. Favre acknowledged on his website Friday night that he underwent surgery. "This is to confirm that I did have a procedure to remove some scar tissue and bone spurs from my ankle which had been bothering me for a period of time," he wrote. "I appreciate your concerns." ... Although Favre is well-known to be averse to any type of surgical procedure, it does not come as a surprise he had this done considering the success he had last season in his first year in Minnesota. (Minneapolis Star Tribune) Comment

Leonsis open to a red, white and blue era

Ted Leonsis has been asked a lot of questions lately -- among the most frequent is whether the team would consider a move away from their current nickname and color scheme. Leonsis's Washington Capitals went back to their original colors beginning in 2007, and the change -- combined with the team's increased success -- sparked a surge in merchandise sales and the "Rock the Red" slogan. ... "I probably will like red colors more than the teal blue that they have, but there's a lot that goes into it. And I intend to listen to people, but I also think Mr. Pollin made a personal decision, and I want to understand it, and I want to pay the appropriate respect that a decision like that would deserve." (The Washington Post) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

The greatest photo from the Suns-Lakers game last night. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Bad time to throw a fit, Nyjer Morgan.

Game To Watch

NBA Eastern Conference finals, Game 4: Celtics vs. Magic, 8:30 p.m. ET

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 1876 -- Joe Borden of Boston pitches the first no-hitter in NL history.
  • 1991 -- Paul Dougherty scores two goals and adds two assists to help the San Diego Sockers win their fourth consecutive Major Indoor Soccer League championship with an 8-6 victory over the Cleveland Crunch.
  • 1876 -- Dodgers' slugger Shawn Green becomes the 14th player in major league history to homer four times in a game and sets a big league record with 19 total bases.

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