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Tuesday, December 8

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Ochocinco sued over car payments

Chad Ochocinco was sued Friday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court by Daimler Chrysler Financial Services, accused of not paying for his 2008 Dodge Challenger. Ochocinco bought the car Aug. 12, 2008, using his former name, Chad Johnson. He paid $55,5487.35 for the vehicle but put $20,000 down on it, getting a loan for $37,975 for the car he bought from Northgate Chrysler Jeep. The suit accuses him of being in default on the loan, having paid $3,200 on the car in 13 months. (Cincinnati Enquirer)Comment

Sandberg a threat to Piniella

The Cubs promoted Ryne Sandberg from Class AA to manage Class AAA Iowa. Sandberg called the Iowa job a steppingstone, and we all know where he wants his next step to land. He has made it clear exactly what would be his dream job. And it still belongs to Lou Piniella. (Chicago Sun Times)Comment

Iverson arrives late for Sixers debut

Never mind that Allen Iverson showed up late at the arena just as he did in the old days -- at 5:55 PM Iverson Standard Time -- only an hour and five minutes before tipoff against, of all teams, the Nuggets. "Traffic," he mumbled, though his teammates and coaches had to fight the same rush-hour conditions on a winter afternoon. "No. It didn't mean anything to me," said coach Eddie Jordan, already dealing with the late arrivals that drove Brown and other coaches crazy. "We don't run through plays for five guys who are going out there to shoot shots (before the game)." (FanHouse)Comment

Must-See Photo

Aaron Rodgers drops back to pass while a penalty flag flies during last night's Ravens-Packers game. The teams committed 23 penalties for 310 yards, tying for the second-highest yardage total in an NFL game. (AP)

Must-See Video

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate announced his decision to turn pro Monday and is expected to be a first-round pick. This highlight video shows why.

Game To Watch

Suns at Mavericks, 8:30 p.m. ET

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SI Vault: Mario Lemieux

This Day in Sports

  • 1987 - Ron Hextall (Philadelphia Flyers) became the first goalie in NHL history to shoot and score a goal. His empty net goal made him only the second goalie to get credit for a goal in the NHL.
  • 1994 - In Los Angeles, 12 alternate jurors were chosen for the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
  • 2000 - Mario Lemieux announced to the Pittsburgh Penguins that he planned to return to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player at age 35. He would be the first modern owner-player in U.S. pro sports.