Friday, January 22
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Suns four-time All-Star Amare Stoudemire, one of the key names expected on this summer's free agent market, said he sees the Nets' "potential" and would not automatically dismiss them. "There are some teams you may say, 'no way,' " said the 6-foot-10 Stoudemire, who scored 27 points in the Suns' 118-94 win that dropped the Nets to 3-38 at the season's halfway point. "I don't think the Nets are one of them." (New York Post)Comment
One of Chan Gailey's chief mentors in coaching is former Broncos, Giants and Falcons head coach Dan Reeves. The 66-year old former sideline boss has commented favorably on the Bills' hire of Gailey. But now he left open the possibility of helping Gailey. Reeves has told WIVB-TV in Buffalo that he would not rule out coming to work on Gailey's staff. (BuffaloBills.com)Comment
For White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, the chance of fielding a more versatile lineup outweighs the presence of free-agent designated hitter Jim Thome, who probably won't be with the Sox when spring training opens in a month. (Chicago Tribune)Comment
Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck checks Detroit's Valtteri Filppula during last night's game in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Red Wings would go onto win, 4-3. (Bruce Kluckhohn/NHL via Getty Images)
Conan won't give NBC's checkbook a break as he welcomes 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to the show, wears a mink Snuggie while watching restricted NFL Super Bowl footage.
Game To Watch
Thunder at Grizzlies, 8 p.m., ET
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Memphis Grizzlies
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This Day in Sports
- 1984 -- Raiders running back Marcus Allen rushes for a Super Bowl record 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead Los Angeles to a 38-9 victory over Washington in Super Bowl XVIII.
- 1988 -- Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
- 2003 -- Free-agent and former Ranger catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez signs a one-year deal worth $10 million to play in his hometown with the Marlins.
- 2009 -- Jayson Werth agrees to a $10 million, two-year deal with the Phillies avoiding salary arbitration.