Thursday, September 24
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Plaxico receives rough welcome in jail
And he thought Cowboys fans were nasty. Plaxico Burress got a zero's welcome behind bars at Rikers Island, including taunts of "a - - hole!" and "The Giants suck!" according to jail guards. "He was depressed," said one guard from Rikers, where the former Giants superstar spent his first-ever night behind bars. "He was trying to keep to himself, but everyone was yelling at him." "These people got nothing," a second guard explained of the taunts. "What else are they gonna do?"
(New York Post)
Dykstra filmed pawning Series rings
Tokyo TV recently did a story on pawn shops, and who should walk in while they are filming their story? Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra. Dykstra, who has fallen upon hard times financially, came in to get some money for his World Series rings. He comes in about halfway through the video.
(Los Angeles Times)
How Nets Russian owner can help land LeBron
The Nets' financial hemorrhage reached $25 million in the first six months of 2009. And even with that spiffy "reversible jerseys" promotion planned this season, the money outlook wasn't improving. But a lifeline has arrived from Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who'll spend $200 million for 80 percent of the team and 45 percent of the planned Brooklyn Barclays Arena. So with Prokhorov replacing Bruce Ratner as principal owner, "How much" won't be a question. And with the free agent class of 2010 on the horizon -- LeBron James suddenly doesn't seem so far-fetched, huh? -- there could be some real excitement with the area's "other" team.
(New York Post)
Must-See Photo
Mike Napoli tags out Mark Teixeira in the fourth inning of last night's game. The Yankees won 3-2. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Must-See Video
In honor of Mean Joe Greene, who turns 63 today, here is his famous Coca-Cola commerical from 1979.

Game To Watch
Phillies at Marlins, 7:10 p.m ET, ESPN
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This Day In Sports History

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1934 -- Babe Ruth plays his final game as a member of the New York Yankees.
1957 -- The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field.
1972 -- Joe Namath throws for 496 yards and six touchdowns as the New York Jets defeat Baltimore 44-34.
2006 -- With best record in the majors at 94-62, the Tigers clinched their first playoff spot since 1987.


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