Thursday, October 15
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At least one baseball observer has a different view of the Mets front office. Peter Gammons today called owner Jeff Wilpon the general manager, and said Omar Minaya is only "out there to take the heat." Gammons, as heard on the Michael Kay Show on 1050 ESPN New York, was asked why the Mets had not hired a particular coach. Gammons replied, "Ask the general manager, Jeff Wilpon." Asked why Minaya wasn't interested, Gammons replied, "He's not the general manager. Omar's the one out there to take the heat." (New York Post)Comment
Brady Quinn confirmed his sprawling home in Avon Lake has been put up for sale, but maintained it has nothing to do with his demotion, the upcoming NFL trade deadline or his unhappiness about the path his career has taken in his third season. Would he welcome a trade? Brady Quinn said demanding a trade away from the Browns is "not my nature to do something like that. I have a contract with the Browns and I intend to play that out." "It's tough to put out a hypothetical like that," he said. "At this point in time, obviously, I want to play. ... I'm here right now to do the best I can for this team. That's the situation I'm presented with." But he will not ask for a trade. Not now. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)Comment
Theoren Fleury sounds ready to see this thing through. In Toronto for the launch the of his candid autobiography "Playing With Fire", the former Calgary Flames' captain said Wednesday morning that a complaint of sexual abuse against his former junior coach Graham James is in the works. In the book, Fleury alleges that James, who spent three years in prison after being convicted 11 and a half years ago of molesting two of the teenage Swift Current Broncos players in his charge, including Fleury friend Sheldon Kennedy, also sexually abused him, starting when he was 14 years old. (Calgary Herald)Comment
England's Shaun Wright-Phillips, center, jumps in celebration of his goal against Belarus as teammates Frank Lampard, right, and John Terry look on during their World Cup group 6 qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium. (Tom Hevezi/AP)
Crazy Finish To High School Game
Game To Watch
Phillies at Dodgers, 8:07 p.m., TBS
- Philadelphia Phillies
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SI Vault: Wayne Gretzky
This Day in Sports
- 1923 -- New York Yankees win first World Series, beating New York Giants, four games to two.
- 1965 -- Dodgers and Sandy Koufax win seventh game of 62nd World Series vs. Twins.
- 1969 -- N.Y. Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of a sinking liner with runners at first and third in ninth gives Mets win in 10th during World Series game.
- 1989 -- Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe as NHL's all time top scorer.