Tuesday, January 12
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Tom Brady's deal expires after the 2010 season, and this is the closest he's come to the end of a contract since becoming a Patriot in 2000. Peyton Manning is headed for a contract year as well, and Colts owner Jim Irsay said an extension is "a given." Brady's never been one to siphon every last dime. But with the possibility the Colts once again could reset the market for quarterbacks in an uncapped environment, this one could be complicated. (Boston Globe)Comment
One anterior cruciate ligament tear can be devastating to a professional basketball player. But two? Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Redd is facing career-threatening ACL and medial collateral ligament tears in his left knee. Redd said he intends to keep playing despite suffering two serious injuries in less than 12 months. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)Comment
Ex-Jet Joe Namath's wild-child daughter was busted on drug charges in Florida in the wee hours Sunday. Olivia Namath, 19, was charged with possession of marijuana, intent to sell the drug and underage possession of alcohol. She was released Sunday afternoon on a $3,000 bond. Namath, who had two male passengers with her, reportedly denied knowing about the drugs. (New York Daily News)Comment
The Celtcis' Glen Davis offers a less-than-warm welcome to Atlanta's Marvin Williams in Boston Monday night.
Now that's a good use for an old Christmas tree.
Game To Watch
Kone Bryant and the Lakers head to San Antonio for a game many believe could be a preview of the West finals, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Los Angeles Lakers
- San Antonio Spurs
SI Vault: More Mark McGwire
This Day in Sports
- 1999 -- Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball sold at auction for $3 million.
- 1969 -- New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III.
- 1921 -- Kennesaw Mountain Landis becomes first commissioner of baseball.