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Ozzie: "[Bleep] the Cubs"
Ozzie Guillen is no fan of the other team in town. The White Sox manager made that clear as he was leaving the interview room at U.S. Cellular Field last night, after answering a question about carrying the torch for this city now that the Cubs are finished. "Oh, [bleep] the Cubs!" Guillen said to a White Sox employee as the manager exited the interview area. Guillen said he's disappointed for some of the individuals on the Cubs. "I know the situation they're in, it's not easy walking in Chicago," Guillen said. "I sent a message to [Carlos] Zambrano last night. I said, 'Keep your head up. . . . You did what you're supposed to do, you guys just came up short.' Lou Piniella is one of my heroes. I have a lot of respect for him."(NY Post)
Jerry tries to pep up sulking T.O.
None of us should ever be surprised when Jerry Jones spends the second half of a close game on the sideline encouraging his team. He's done it for years, but the Cowboys' inconsistent performance in Sunday's 31-22 victory against winless Cincinnati -- the best 0-5 team in NFL history, if you believe players and coaches -- forced Jerry to become a part of the game. Jerry shouldn't be delivering pep talks to an overly sensitive Terrell Owens with 5:14 left in the third quarter because Owens needs a hug while sulking on the bench. Nor should Jerry be exhorting the first-team defense between series. The same goes for handing out high-fives to Courtney Brown and patting Zach Thomas on the back after Anthony Spencer's fourth-quarter fumble recovery or congratulating each member of the extra-point unit following T.O.'s key touchdown in the fourth quarter. After the game, the sweat rapidly rolled down Jerry's flushed cheeks, staining his snazzy navy and black tie and making his shirt damp. Jerry crosses a fine line when he's that involved with the players during the game, because it goes way beyond his duties as owner or general manager. Blame Wade Phillips. Obviously, the owner thought he was giving the team something it needed. "It was my emotion," Jerry said of heading to the field in the third quarter. "In my own way, I was reminding everyone how important -- not that they needed reminding -- this game was. I added an additional impetus to it. This game was every bit as big as it was against Washington last week." Since Phillips wasn't doing it, the owner took it upon himself. (Dallas Morning News)
Did a Nebraska player spit on Daniels?
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said he would try to contact Missouri coach Gary Pinkel to discuss Chase Daniel's comments about the Cornhuskers being a dirty team. The Tigers star quarterback said a Nebraska player spit on him before Saturday night's game, which Missouri won 52-17. Daniel also told reporters after the game that Nebraska players threw footballs at the Tigers as they were warming up. Pelini said he didn't hear about Daniel's comments until after he woke up Sunday morning.(Associated Press)
Must-See Photo
Philadelphia Phillies' Jayson Werth dons some goggles and sprays champagne after the Phillies topped the Brewers in Milwaukee to advance to the NLCS (AP)
Must-See Video
Two months after his record-setting Olympic performance, Michael Phelps finally arrives to his $1.2 million condo in Baltimore.



Game To Watch
Devil Rays at White Sox, 5:05 p.m. ET -- The White Sox try to not follow in their crosstown neighbors footsteps, as they look to even the series on their home turf. On the mound for the Sox: Gavin Floyd (17-8).
Tampa Bay Rays
Chicago White Sox
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Michael Jordan
1993 -- Michael Jordan announces his retirement after nineseasons in the NBA.
2000 -- The A Marty McSorley convicted of assaultwith a weapon for his two-fisted stick attack on a blow that sent Donald Brashear sprawling.
1985 -- Major Joe Montana sets an NFL record with 57 passes attempted and nointerceptions in a 38-17 win over the Falcons.
1973 -- Washington's Chris Rowland ties an NCAA record with fourtouchdown passes in the fourth quarter.
1928 -- Leo Diegel wins the PGA championship, beating Al Espinosa6 and 5.


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