It was widely reported Tuesday that Raiders interim head coach Tom Cable stripped offensive coordinator Greg Knapp of his play-calling duties. Not quite. Numerous Raiders sources confirmed that managing general partner Al Davis was the one who told Knapp he no longer would call plays this season. Cable was responsible for calling the plays in Sunday's 17-6 loss to the Panthers at the Coliseum. "Knapp just happened to be the next in line to be a scapegoat," said one source, speaking on the condition of anonymity but eager to clarify who stripped the play-calling duties from the offensive coordinator. Under Davis' orders, Knapp had been calling plays since shortly before head coach Lane Kiffin was dismissed Sept. 30. (San Francisco Chronicle) Comment
An undersized junior quarterback with a sizable pedigree just set the Mississippi state high school record for most touchdown passes in a single season -- 43 -- with at least one playoff game left to be played. His name is Dylan Favre. His uncle plays quarterback for the New York Jets. Dylan broke the old record with five touchdown passes in St. Stanislaus High School's game last week against Poplarville. Listed anywhere from 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet, Dylan has not received much interest from colleges, though he has received standard-issue letters from UCLA, Notre Dame, Mississippi and Southern Mississippi. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Stephon Marbury didn't go around house-hunting in Alamo City yesterday, but the exiled point guard acknowledged if the Knicks cut him and point-guard-light Spurs show interest, San Antonio would be on the top of his list. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has said he may look for a point guard after losing Tony Parker for a month. The only point guards on the roster are rookie George Hill, who started last night, and Jacque Vaughn. Donnie Walsh is not ready to waive Marbury. (New York Post) Comment
New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler, right, is fouled by San Antonio Spurs guard George Hill, left, during the second quarter. (AP Photo)
1975 -- N.Y. Mets Tom Seaver wins his third Cy Young Award. 1992 -- N.Y. Yankees pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for eighth time. 1933 -- First Sunday football game in Philadelphia. 1978 -- Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open.
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